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drank Bengal Spice by Celestial Seasonings
1416 tasting notes

I used to LOVE this tea. I found it accidentally about seven or eight years ago while housesitting; the owners had a big box and I was tempted to try it, so I did. I actually preferred it steeped way too long, because it would get all syrupy-sweet and cinnamon-y very quickly.

I had a bag of this the other night, and it was… lacking somehow. I oversteeped it my usual way, added zero sweetener, and it was just… thin. Flat. One dimensional. Lowered the rating in turn, however hopefully I’ll love it again someday soon.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more
gmathis

My memories of this one are that it tasted like somebody randomly dumped the contents of their dusty old spice rack into a bowl and dished it up into bags. Probably wasn’t really that bad!

Suziqzer

I always add a bit of milk or cream to give it that other dimension… more like a chai latte… only I just give it a splash of creaminess, not a whole cup.

greenteafairy

I’ve had similar experiences revisiting some former favorites from Celestial Seasonings lately.

Cavocorax

I double bag it!

Suziqzer

I single bag it, but let it steep for a long while. I grew up with C.Seasonings that way, so likely just what I’m used to.

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gmathis

My memories of this one are that it tasted like somebody randomly dumped the contents of their dusty old spice rack into a bowl and dished it up into bags. Probably wasn’t really that bad!

Suziqzer

I always add a bit of milk or cream to give it that other dimension… more like a chai latte… only I just give it a splash of creaminess, not a whole cup.

greenteafairy

I’ve had similar experiences revisiting some former favorites from Celestial Seasonings lately.

Cavocorax

I double bag it!

Suziqzer

I single bag it, but let it steep for a long while. I grew up with C.Seasonings that way, so likely just what I’m used to.

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Now, it’s purge time. Time to gather what’s needed and let go of the rest. Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more. And so, I’m happy to share (anytime!) and will occasionally desire small amounts of tea for swaps, just to try.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, and work (dating columnist and consultant).

No-can-do: lavender, overly floral (French florals, or florals that are creamy rather than, well, floral work well!), sugar, Splenda, all grains.

Love: fruity, dessert, chai, spicy, all types of tea.

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