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drank Bengal Spice by Celestial Seasonings
1116 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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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites and rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y (like Laoshan Black, any of Verdant’s chai’s and Whispering Pines’ Mint Chocolate Chip). Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; other than DAVIDs a few blocks away, I’m buying most of my stuff online. Still, I have more than two cupboards devoted to tea, and a ridiculous amount of it!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, single mom, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time either running, swinging kettlebells, or hanging with friends.

I love tea swaps, and will gladly swap anything I have that I have enough of to share.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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