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This is one of those teas that fall in the what in the world were they thinking category for me. It managed to be both sweet and bitter at the same time and the final product really doesn’t taste at all like tea. It had such an awful artificial taste to it that I ended up dumping it out.
My mother laughingly called me a tea snob after I turned my nose up at it, but then she took a drink and spit it in the sink. Hey, at least I swallowed mine.
I have felt just off today so I needed something to pick me up and make me feel special. I put four tea bags in my little tea pot and it smells SO good. Like fresh baked sugar cookies. The flavor is pretty strong. Which is ok with me. Ohh I enjoyed this cup :]
So last week the husband and I celebrated our four year wedding anniversary (8 years together) with a relaxing four day/three night stay in Ohio Amish Country (Holmes County). Husband was originally skeptical about vacationing in Amish Country, thinking it was all furniture shopping and knickknacks, but not at this little gem in the woods: http://www.innathoneyrun.com/ With a fantastic restaurant, spa and walking trails.
I couldn’t decide on what type of room/suite when we were booking so I told Jay to pick and he left it a surprise until we checked in. He choose the Trillium Cottage, clever boy. Total privacy, wood burning stone fireplace, great architecture and the only room with a two person Jacuzzi tub. We had a welcome tray when we arrived Sunday evening with local cheese, fruit, wine, chocolate covered strawberries and cookies (though shortly after we arrived they called to invite us down to the restaurant for complimentary wine and appetizers, we decided to stay in).
I’ll talk more about their restaurant when I review the special tea cocktail I had there, but this is a about a k-cup. Monday morning I took a shower and walked out to find the husband reading the paper while drinking a cup of coffee and eating biscotti, I found this both amusing and annoying as the husband isn’t a coffee person. He informed me there was tea for the Keurig as well.
Now I’d never used a Keurig before, customers at Teavana used to ask me all the time if they could brew with theirs, so I was curious. Husband said it really felt like German engineering, shrug. Tea was so-so, pretty mild with a slightly astringent finish, but not much bergamot, bummer. At least I had delicious pastries that my sister sent us off with Sunday morning from Black Bird Bakery in Lakewood, Ohio (they have fantastic scones).
Full disclosure here: I honestly don’t know if it was Celestial Seasonings, they had a Celestial Seasonings herbal k-cup that I didn’t make, but looking at images of Earl Grey k-cups it was definitely not Twinnings and the Bigelow, which would have been my first guess, looks different. This design looks the most familiar and husband agrees, so I’m going with that rather than creating a new tea, because I’m tired and sick, again… Won’t rate though.
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I still can’t smell very well, so staying away from the high quality teas until I can really appreciate them again. This herbal is pretty fun in the meantime. The hibiscus and apple flavor blend together really well. The cinnamon really comes out mid-sip and gets stronger as you go. The aftertaste is a little sweet and distinctly cinnamon spicy. I love cinnamon. I can see how people would find it overwhelming here, though. For me, it’s just the right amount.
It’s kind of strange that I’m drinking this tea in May but oh well… it’s a decaf so it’s good for the night time. I had a cup of coffee at 4 pm, so I’ll be amazed if I get any sleep tonight.
I was surprised that this was so good with soymilk added to it. I had never tried that before and it really helped to bring out the vanilla flavor. Still, this is one of the strongest mint teas I have ever had, aside from drinking plain old peppermint tea. Next time I make this I should steep it with an extra bag of decaf green tea.
There’s no getting past the cinnamon in this tea when made with water! However I think the best way to enjoy this tea is to make it with milk and not with water. The cinnamon becomes more subdued and the flavour becomes deliciously close to an apple cinnamon oatmeal. Try it with some caramel ice cream syrup and it becomes similar to a caramel apple pie!
Steeped for 5 minutes, with either 2 packets of raw sugar or two tsp of caramel syrup and always made with milk as oppose to water
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I was thinking one day, while on my break at work, “Man! I need some new tea!” Even though my tea cabinet is full of several kinds, and variations of teas.So, I went to Price Cutter, thinking, they’re not gonna have what I want. I was browsing, and a red box caught my eye. I picked it up and looked it over. I put it up to my nose and the aroma had me hooked. I got back to work and opened the box,my mouth starting watering the instant I smelled it again. A coworker asked for a couple of bags, and we would compare tea notes the next day. I eagerly went home, and started the tea pot. The wait was killing me! Finally it had steeped to perfection! I added a couple of teaspoons of sugar, and I was hooked! I now have like 3 boxes of this stuff! I love it as much as I love my chais! Sooooo gooooood!!!
Sometimes I want a Chai, but I don’t want caffeine. Such is the case right now, as I really zinged it up on the caffeine level today, drinking one pot of tea after another. Time to mellow out now, but in the mood for something spicy. Here it is! This has always been one of my favorite teas from Celestial, & although I didn’t drink it for a long time, & don’t drink it often, it’s nicely spicy & makes a decent sub for chai.
This is my tea to drink on those days where you have no sleep. It tastes gross but usually gets me moving at least. Not sure how today’s going to go.
Well my day started at 12:30 am with my carbon monoxide detector going off. I thought for the first minute someone had broken into the house and it was the house alarm going, I lay frozen in bed. Once I figured it out, I got up to investigate. The darn alarm was malfunctioning and kept going off like there was a gas leak but it was reading well below normal levels of carbon monoxide. Resetting it only worked for about 2 minutes. I tried removing it from the power source but it didn’t like that and started screaming at me so I had to rip the back of the detector off and remove the battery. After thoroughly inspecting my house, I opened all the windows and went to bed. But then I couldn’t sleep, I was imagining I had nausea and headaches for the rest of the night/morning.
I even drank a red bull at 6am on my commute to work, but it isn’t working. I find this tea tastes gross. Very roasted mate. Super strong and bitter aftertaste. No fancy flavourings to cover up the taste. But I am hoping it does the trick because I have a long day ahead of me. I need some thunder today.
My second one. It’s tart. But it still has a nice flavor. It reminds me of hot koolaid.
So I needed something sweet at work and bought the fruit sampler. This one reminds me of peaches and sugar cookies. It has a nice bakey note to it.
Celestial Seasonings – bring this tea back!
I’ve started coldbrewing this sack of hibiscus and drinking it iced with sugar, and I dare say, it’s almost good.
So I’ve discovered I can enjoy this tea two ways:
1. When I have the flu.
2. Cold brewed and sweetened.
Since I get a flu shot, this is kind of a revelation. Now, when I accidentally get some hibiscus masquerading as a consumable drink, I can cold brew it and almost like it.
I think personally I’m not a big fan of plum and cinnamon and the tea was very sweet. Overall not a terrible blend, but not a great one either.
Like most mint teas, they need a hint of some other subtle flavors to really bring out the strength of the mint. This one does a good job at being complex and quite tasty!
Quite delicious, especially with a hint of honey. The hibiscus, lemongrass and orange peel really help give this lemon tea a complexity.
This tea just tastes so strange to me. I’ve tried quite a few different chamomile blends now because it helps with my heartburn, so i don’t think it’s the strong chamomile flavor that i find off-putting. The honey/vanilla flavor tastes really artificial to me. And i was worried that the tea would taste citrusy when i first opened the box and smelled an orange-y aroma, but thankfully that isn’t the case. This tea isn’t altogether unpleasant, but my hunt for a favorite chamomile continues. I think the next step will be to try pure, whole chamomile.
I know I’m one of the only people on steepster that likes roasted chicory root. I also like this blend, which is pretty heavy on the cinnamon & ginger, nicely spicy, and thanks to the chicory it has enough depth to feel satisfying. I drank it in years, saw it on the shelf at the store, & because I’m trying to drink less caffeine in the evening, I figured, “What the heck, let’s get reacquainted”. And we did! Besides, I love the artwork on the box.