Celestial Seasonings

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79

I finally caved and purchased a box of this tea. For months I’ve been searching for it in stores (I live in Canada), even contacting celestial seasonings with no luck. Normally you can buy Celestial Seasonings Tea in stores for like $4/box. With shipping I spent like $13 for a box of 20 tea bags, and it hurt to do so. But, the day I bought it I got a new job so I knew I could afford it, lol.

I’ve tried brewing this hot and then chilling it, but this tea is best cold brewed (5 tea bags per 2L pitchers, approx 12h). The tea does have the taste of orange but I’d say the tart hibiscus is more prominent. My husband drank 3/4 of the pitcher already and says he loves this tea. I like it too, but I want to try cold brewing Twinnings’ Mandarin orange rooibos blend (which does not have hibiscus) before I decide if this one is worth purchasing 6 boxes at a time to cut costs (found a seller on amazon.ca: selling 6 boxes for $14).

Flavors: Orange, Tart

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 68 OZ / 2000 ML
Fjellrev

You are mightily determined! I really wish we got those holiday CS flavours, like the sugar cookie one. But not sure if I’d pay that much!

Super Starling!

Oh my goodness, it’s only $2.69 USD at my local Wegman’s (I just looked it up). That really, really sucks. Do you live in a remote area, or is it not as widely available in Canada in general?

Jillian

I get some of my teas from an online store called 4AllVitamins they have a decent selection of CS and Republic of Tea stuff that you can’t find in Canadian store. Plus their shipping is usually fairly reasonable.

https://www.4allvitamins.com/index.php?category_id=16

rosebudmelissa

Have you tried Celestial Seasoning’s Mandarin Orange spice? It doesn’t have Hibiscus, and pretty much tastes like sweet orange. The spices aren’t very noticeable at all, but it’s quite tasty.

Kristal

@Fjellrev, I’ve had my eye on this tea for many months, so that’s how I justified spending as much as I did (plus the new job), lol

@Super Starling! I’m not in really that remote of an area. I’m in a town of about 110k people. I think it’s just not that available here in Canada.

@Jillian, thanks for the tip! I will look at it :)

@rosebudmelissa, thanks for the recommendation! I think I’ve seen that one in the store closest to my apartment so I may try it out!

Fjellrev

That’s awesome, thanks Jillian!

Hey, sometimes you have to treat yourself when you’re working hard, Kristal. :D

Kristal

I think so, Fjellrev! :)

Kristal

So I’ve tried cold brewing twinnings HONEYBUSH mandarin orange blend (not rooibos, my bad) and it’s quite lovely! Gunna try hot brewing it then cooling it down for a little extra “oomph”, but otherwise I love it and that’ll be a staple iced tea for the rest of the summer :) (plus I love it hot too!).

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90

I sleep terribly, so I own a few decaf teas. This is the one I drink on nights that I’m pretty sure are on their way to going poorly.
Tonight is such a night; I was overstimulated with hiking, friends, an inadvisable amount of alcohol, a scary video game, and the possibility of a crazy 4th of July tomorrow.
Unbeknownst to me, this fallback tea has been slowly creeping its way up to one of my favorites. It’s so peachy, warm, and comforting. It’s like a sweet bedtime story before bed. I’m 31; I don’t really remember bedtime stories. But my parents are un-crappy, so I imagine they read them to me. And I imagine they felt good.
This is a lovely, snoozy, calming tea. Goodnight, loved ones.

Flavors: Peach, Sweet

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100

My all time favorite tea. The flavor is just perfect. As someone who doesn’t use sugar or milk in my teas, I can’t ask for a better blend of seasonings. It’s refreshing, lemon-y, and has cat nip in it…Apparently cat nip has the opposite effect on humans as it does on cats – who knew? If you hate licorice, do not drink this as it does have a slight licorice flavor. Also subtle peppermint.

This tea also is incredibly relaxing…so much so, that I cannot have it at work unless I don’t mind dozing off!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Licorice, Peppermint, Smooth, Tart

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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50

The smell is divine, something between cookie dough and vanilla ice-cream.
It was pleasant enough, but the mint was just too strong and strange. Without the mint I would drink this nightly.

Flavors: Cookie, Mint, Vanilla

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82

This is chai with coffee, so if you don’t like coffee, you won’t like this. The longer you steep it, the more pronounced the coffee flavor is, so keep it under five minutes. I wouldn’t drink it without milk and sweetener of some kind.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Coffee, Ginger

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

Iced, this is a wonderful, light and refreshing tea with a subtle peachiness. I don’t taste the chamomile at all (but I don’t have a problem with the taste of chamomile to begin with). All of my coworkers at the tea store (I am unaffiliated with celestial seasonings btw) that I work at love this tea.. which says a lot because we work in a premium tea company, and we prefer this to “our” peach tea, which is a flavoured black tea.

Flavors: Peach

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100

Alright. So, when it comes to tea, I am quite picky about it. I’ve tried Black tea, White tea, Green tea, Chi tea, Masala Chi tea, Roobios tea, and Herbal tea. Let me tell you, I HATE Green tea and am not a big fan of Herbal teas. However, this tea, a herbal creation, has been magnificent! I absolutely love it! With just a little bit of sugar this tea is warming and floods my mind with memories of my childhood being around the blueberry bushes. I highly recommend this tea if you’re not really into herbal teas.

Flavors: Blueberry, Flowers, Fruity, Hibiscus, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90

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Flavors: Creamy, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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90

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30

I could taste the apple, but there was always a tangy sourness in the background. I couldn’t get rid of it no matter how much I smacked my lips.

Flavors: Apple, Sour, Tangy

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40

I drank this a lot in college when I was into herbal teas. It’s sweet, as in you can tell it’s artificially sweet. Good to drink if you want something hot and unassuming to go along with your studies.

Flavors: Honey

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50
drank Chamomile by Celestial Seasonings
36 tasting notes

This straight-up chamomile tastes good, but I have to be in the mood for its weediness.

Flavors: Vegetal

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50
drank Mint Magic by Celestial Seasonings
36 tasting notes

This tea is interesting—it’s minty with a twist. I got my friend to try it, and she liked it too. The citrus notes are fun.

Flavors: Citrus, Peppermint

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60
drank Peppermint by Celestial Seasonings
36 tasting notes

A lovely, pure peppermint that tastes exactly how it’s supposed to. Never disappoints.

Flavors: Peppermint

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97

Absolutely love this! Tastes amazing! It does what it says. Plus it has B vitamins. This will always be in my cupboard!

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14

Very sour and acidic

Flavors: Berries, Berry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Fruity, Hibiscus, Sour, Strawberry, Tart

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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85

Sweet, fruity, and blended nicely with spices. It can get spicy and tart if you leave the teabag in too long.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Fruity, Plums, Spices, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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39

Very tart, but the raspberry flavour was strong (not that you could taste it very well under the sourness). It makes an ok iced tea if you add sweetener and don’t let it sit too long.

Flavors: Berries, Berry, Hibiscus, Raspberry, Sour, Tart

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 51 OZ / 1500 ML

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74

There is a nice spicy sweetness to it, which makes for a nice hot tea of a wintry day. My only critique is that it is too minty for me, which overpowered the other flavours. This tea is sweet enough by itself that it doesn’t need any honey. It is good by itself but makes an especially wonderful steamed milk latte.

Flavors: Menthol, Mint, Peppermint, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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28

The blueberry one is the only one I find drinkable. The others I used up by dunking the tea bag for 10 seconds or so to brew some iced tea. These tisanes are only good for people who enjoy fruity acidic teas. Personally, I find them too sour, but others might like them. This sampler would be worth trying if you know you enjoy this sort of tisane.

Flavors: Berries, Berry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Lemon, Peach, Sour, Stonefruits, Tart

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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100

I don’t like lemon zinger, but the others are very tasty!

Flavors: Fruity, Honey, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Mint, Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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100

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10

This tisane is super acidic even if you only brew it a few minutes. Not even honey or milk can calm its sourness. It actually curdles milk! If you like fruity iced teas in the summer, this makes for a good iced tea if you don’t mind tart.

Flavors: Citrus, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Sour

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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