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I’m reviewing this one for Mike the founder of ’It’s All About the Leaf’ tea blog (http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/).

I grew up drinking Celestial Seasonings teas and it was (and still is) a staple in my mom’s cupboard; but for some reason I never got around to trying this particular one even though ‘Sleepytime’ is one of the standard CS blends. For once CS seems to have made a herbal tea without hibiscus being involved (thankfully). Out of the box it smells quite herbal with a strong odor of mint. More in-depth sniffing revealed a sweet vanilla-y odor lurking in the background.

There’s not really a whole lot of vanilla that I can taste in the tea itself and I think that’s partially due to the fact that the mint and chamomile are such strong, aromatic herbs that they drown out any subtleties in this tea.

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Alannah

One of the reasons I ended up buying this was because there wasn’t any hibiscus in the blend for once! CS seems to put it in everything (which is one reason why most of their teas don’t appeal to me)! I’m sad to hear the vanilla doesn’t come out much though (I haven’t had a chance to try this yet).

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Alannah

One of the reasons I ended up buying this was because there wasn’t any hibiscus in the blend for once! CS seems to put it in everything (which is one reason why most of their teas don’t appeal to me)! I’m sad to hear the vanilla doesn’t come out much though (I haven’t had a chance to try this yet).

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