Celestial Seasonings

Recent Tasting Notes

79

I tried this tea this evening as a dessert tea. I added a bit too much half&half and two cubes of sugar, which made this tea creamy and sweet. The coconut is light and not sweet, but it was overpowered by the half&half, so next time I’ll use less. The chai flavor is prominent but not very complex, which makes this a great break from regular bagged chai teas. I love that this is a rooibos/black tea blend.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I was so excited when I found this tea at my local Wegmans, and a plus, it was on sale for $1.99, yes please! I was a bit worried when I read the ingredient list (a few things on there I’m not so fond of) but I added sweetener and I am literally getting one of those caramel covered apple lollipops you get during fall/Halloween time. I am definitely getting caramel, which while in the name, surprises me, and the tartness and crispness of apple. Might have to go back to get another box. I can see this completing with my Teavana Spiced Apple Cider. This is almost a lighter version, but it does have a similar taste profile – so if you hate that, take caution of this!

I happen to love it though! Yum!

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One of my housemates during my Queen’s days introduced me to Celestial Seasonings, and I have super fond memories of both her and of those long ago days. This tea is warming, spicy, and alarmingly sweet—in other words, it’s a nice and much more budget friendly option for anyone who likes Hot Cinnamon Spice. I like to drink it plain in an overly large mug, and with the bag permanently steeping.

Anlina

I used to drink this one all the time with milk. Mmm.

sweetea

It’s so comforting!

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46

This reminds me of something at my grandmas house. Something that is not a sugar cookie. Or maybe its a store bought day old weird sugar cookie. Whatever the case… this doesn’t taste like a sugar cookie. It has a bit of vanilla and a cakeish flavor but… I’m just not diggin it…

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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Soooooo this tea!

The honey flavoring tastes genuine, and the vanilla augments it. I also taste peach notes, but I may be crazy.

This is a very good application of lemongrass. It manages to not taste like soap for once.

Well played, Celestial Seasonings.

Flavors: Peach

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85

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85

I’ve had apples that tasted less like apple than this tea. Props to celestial seasonings for creating strangely accurate fruit herbals, as their peach tea tastes uncannily like peaches, too. Anyhow, this tea epitomizes fall: crisp and fresh-picked apples, warm cinnamon, and the color of changing leaves. You owe it to yourself to try this during fall.

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60

Like this tea less and less each time I try it. It just tastes kind of weird to me. However, if I steep this tea and a bag of Bengal Spice, the resulting tea is rather tasty, like a peach crumble or cobbler.

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60

Lowering my rating after having this a few times. I’m noticing the hibiscus more. I’ll finish this, but I don’t love it.

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60

This tea isn’t bad at all. I was expecting a hibiscus-y monstrosity, but it actually tasted more like peach with a hint of chamomile. It’s a nice reminder of the past summer because it really does taste quite like peach. A nice, non-objectionable herbal to put me to sleep. Lovely.

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65

No kidding about the sweet part! Since I almost never sweeten my teas, it was a little startling just how sweet it is. Luckily, I don’t mind the taste of stevia and got over it pretty quickly. I WILL be trying this with a little almond milk as soon as I get some because I think that’s going to bring out the pumpkin-ness.

Flavors: Spices

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I saw this on clearance yesterday so I picked up a box! My first steep was much better than this one! At 4min. the stevia becomes very overpowering. At three minutes I was able to taste more of the spices. I’m not sure this is a great boxed tea, but I’ll have to try it a bit more! I actually think it would be a bit better if the black base was more evident. It would balance out this sweetness a lot.

TeaBrat

this stuff was definitely too sweet for me!

Tamm

I actually poured out this second cup. I guess shorter steep times are a must! And I noticed that the stevia is probably what made me really hate another recent tea.

TeaBrat

When it comes to Stevia, less is definitely more!

gmathis

I’ve done it halvesies with plain black tea and it’s much better.

Tamm

Thanks for the advice! I’ll try it when I steep it again.

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84

I was hesitant to purchase this tea because of the warnings on the back of the box… “For adults only,” “Do not drink before operating machinery,” and so on. I was expecting a brew with an overpowering aroma and a bitter taste. Instead, what I got was something very tolerable, and pleasant. The color of the tea was a little darker than that of the regular Sleepytime tea; sort of a yellowish-amber color that deepens into a slight red. The aroma is indeed very fragrant – smelling strongly of mint and chamomile. It is the kind of fragrance that fills all of your senses with cooling and rejuvenation… very comforting and soothing. When you sip the tea you get a sort of tingle on your lips and in your mouth, probably from the spearmint or lemongrass. I find this to be very delightful. I have grown quite accustomed to the taste of this tea and I like it so much that it is now a significant part of every evening in my house. This is a very unique, lovely, tasty tea (even without honey or sugar!) that I will continue to purchase.

Flavors: Hops, Lemongrass, Orange Blossom, Spearmint

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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100

I love tea but I’m usually having to ignore the unpleasant taste of not of them. This tea by far is the best tea I’ve ever had, I love it! I don’t see myself buying a different one.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Hibiscus

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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82

After reading a few reviews that said this had a caramel flavor, I decided I had to try it. I don’t usually drink teabags since they always taste very thin and flat to me but the lovely caramel sweetness is persuading my sweet tooth to like this one. And I do. It’s doing wonders for my sore throat right now. I had my honey all set on the table while I steeped this tea but promptly put it back after I had a little sip. It’s very sweet and perfect to drink without adding anything, except maybe milk which I will try next time.

Flavors: Caramel, Cinnamon, Spicy, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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50

This tea… It’s not for me. It’s very, very sweet. It’s minty. It’s lemony. It’s got a warmth from the cinnamon in it, but it’s cooling due to the mint. I don’t know. It’s not horribly offensive, I just don’t love it.

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66

Nice and sweet, hint of mint. A bit more mild than I prefer, but still a good tea. I like to mix it with Bigelow’s or Twining’s Chamomile tea or Bigelow’s “Sweet Dreams” for when I’m going to bed.

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Mint, Orange, Rose, Rosehips, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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67
drank Sleepytime by Celestial Seasonings
34 tasting notes

I’ve been drinking this all my life, and though now I find it too mild, it is a perfect choice for a palette that is new to tea. It’s gentle and soft, which is why I usually add honey to this rather than sugar due to its light taste.

I recommend this most for children and people new/just getting adjusted to tea.

Flavors: Mint, Orange

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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53

Again, when it comes to Celestial Seasonings, the teas tend to be pretty mild, so I usually combine one teabag of this “Sinus Soother” with a teabag of Bigelow’s “Mint Medley” tea. On its own, Sinus Soother is nice. There’s a taste of mint and menthol. I think it tastes best when you drink it as hot as possible (I noticed the heat helps more with sinus congestion too). However, I was somewhat disappointed in its taste (too mild).

I highly recommend brewing it with 1 tsp or 1 teabag of Bigelow’s “Mint Medley” for a stronger taste and stronger affect on the sinus congestion and/or headaches- it helps me a lot!

Flavors: Licorice, Menthol, Mint, Peppermint, Spearmint

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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95

The teas from Celestial Seasonings is usually far too mild for me, but this mixture is incredible! It’s best herbal version of Chai that I’ve tasted so far- strong tones of ginger, cinnamon, and the perfect amount of spices.

This tea needs very little sugar because of its bouquet of flavors that blend together so well that it’s like drinking cinnamon caramel! It’s one of my favorite herbal teas!
(Other than this mix, I usually don’t recommend the brand “Celestial Seasonings” because it tastes very, very mild to me.)

I also noticed that “Bengal Spice” helps a lot with sinus congestion, allergies, and sore throat.

Flavors: Caramel, Cinnamon, Ginger, Spicy, Sweet

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

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77

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I had this tea last night for vanilla week! Its something another guest bought looking for something without caffeine. It was never opened though so when I unsealed it I got a strong aroma of vanilla. Rooibus is something I tried to like but never really did, in this tea it plays a supporting role to the vanilla but I think I need it stronger. I had 1 bag in 10 oz of water. I’ll try it again with 2 bags before I rate it. It does remind me of a sugar cookie.

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40

I was inspired to buy this recently, although Celestial Seasonings can be kind of hit or miss for me. I really like ginger, lemongrass and lemon verbena. I knew I was taking a chance with rosehips, which I don’t really care for. This has a nice lemon-y and ginger-y element for sure, but is also really tart. It has citric acid in the ingredients list. Between that and the rosehips, the tartness is really overwhelming.

That’s too bad, because I really wanted to love this blend…. even with sweetener it’s a bit much for me. Perhaps I will bequeath this to the boyfriend if he is interested in taking it. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Hadn’t seen this one locally yet, but appreciate the pucker warning!

TeaBrat

Yes, I think it must be new

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