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Celestial Seasonings

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This is one of my Mom’s fave teas. When I first tried it with real honey as a sweetener, I thought it had a strange artificial-sweetener-like aftertaste. But a couple of nights ago I had it with brown sugar and steeped in a larger-than-usual type mug. Wow. What a difference! Much nicer than CS’s regular chamomile.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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85

Split a pot of this with a friend tonight. Box is half gone, and I didn’t buy a backup. Tears.

Janefan

I have most of a box that I bought this Dec. Would you like me to send it to you? I am trying to “free my teas” this year and not hang on to tea I won’t drink. I didn’t care for it, so I just kept a few bags to try blending with something else since I do love the scent.

Bethany

Hah, I’m trying to “free my teas,” as well, but this is an exception since it’s limited edition. Would you be interested in a trade?

Janefan

Sure! I saw your list of Adagio sampler you’re looking to free: is the White Cucumber still available? I am curious to try it, or the Vanilla Oolong (2nd choice). Send me your address at AUSTENTATIOUS2003 GMAIL COM and I’ll get the SCSR out to you this week.

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80

Delicious. On opening the box, very fragrant. A mellow autumn spice with a dash of fruity awesome.

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87
drank Lemon Zinger by Celestial Seasonings
13 tasting notes

I love some zing in my Lemon with a touch of honey.

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49

Not really a fan of the scent of this as everything about smells fake and phony. I’m steeping now…let’s see what this is all about!? Never tried it before but thought I would pick up while ransacking the local herb store for a bunch of boxes of candy cane lane! LOL

OH WOW! I’m not sure about this! It’s nutty, and vanilla, and cinnamon…but they aren’t playing nice – at least not with me. The Cinnamon is more powerful than the other flavors. It’s not sweet at all…

I will finish the cup but I will not buy again…don’t think it’s for me.
Bright side…at least I am not dumping it down the drain…

TeaEqualsBliss

Near the end of this cup it’s not as bad…maybe it’s growing on me!? Or just numbing me…not sure…I may revisit down the road…but it will be a while…

S

I can totally imagine vanilla, cinnamon, and nutty going wrong…but then again, I hate vanilla and I dislike everyone’s beloved Hot Cinnamon Spice ;)

TeaEqualsBliss

@shanti – I’m thinking we have a lot in common when in comes to certain teas! :)

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57

I can’t speak for the immune system benefits of this tea, but it is an interesting herbal blend. Never had eucalyptus in a tea before, but it was pretty tasty- as a whole this was nothing mindblowing, but a good change of pace.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
odiliaog

I used to be able to buy this tea here, its the best when,I have a cold. I put in a teaspoon of honey and it clears my nose, with or without honey, its the best

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This is an herbal tea with lemon. Since I am still suffering the cough/sore throat affliction I figured lemon tea might help. I brought the sample (3 bags) to work to share a pot with a co-worker. We brewed two bags hot with no sweetener in a larger (32 ounces I believe) pot at work. The first cup I had after it steeped for about five minutes. This was a dark amber honey color. The lemon flavor was mild, but enjoyable. I had the second cup after about 20 minutes. The color was now a deeper amber almost red color. The lemon flavor was much more powerful and had a slight bitter aftertaste.

The two cups did seem to help my throat, but again that could have been the fact that it was warm soothing liquid. Overall a tasty tea, but I would probably enjoy it more in the summer months when I feel better and just want to relax with some tea.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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91

I love the kick of lemon on this tea and the red color it gets from the hibiscus which also adds a great additional flavor. A mainstay in my cabinet.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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100

2 things…
ONE…I found 4 boxes of this today and bought all 4 in a flash!!! If anyone wants me to mail them a sample or two…respond with your email addy and I will drop you an email for arrangements.
TWO…I found a nifty Tea Bag Holder Template online this morning and have been making tea bag holders for my cheaper bagged teas for tea swaps! YAY!

Okay…so…I’ve reviewed this tea many times and it’s still a winner. It’s like Tea Crack! (just kidding)

rabbysmom

What does the tea bag holder look like? post a pic if you can :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Well, I am just doing plain ones now…but I hope to alter them in the near future…let me see if I can find the URL with the print out template…

rabbysmom

Those are cute! Thanks for the link

Brendon Batchelder

I’m not one for candycane’s or even peppermint but this is quite convincing

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63

light and delicate flavor

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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1 bag left in my first box, and a full second box. Still think that will not be nearly enough to last me until next Christmas. My grocery store, which had a full display a few weeks ago, is down to a few Sugar Plum Spices and Nutcracker Sweets, aka the teas no one likes in the holiday collection. And they weren’t even on deep discount yet! Blergh.

Alannah

Let me know if, in a few months, you need more of this. SInce the CS factory is in Colorado, I am sometimes able to find this tea partway into the year. They never discount them much around here either! I do like Nutcracker Sweet, but it’s gone down in quality over the years.

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100

OH YES I DID! :P
And loved it! Again!
I hope I can find more of this this week – if not I only have 2 more bags left…ek

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No idea what it is about this tea, but my husband calls it Nightmare Tea as he always has dreams that freak him out when he drinks this before bed. As for me, it’s a decent herbal tea, but not really my thing. This is more floral than I care for. I tend towards spicy or fruity blends.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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40

Rooibos, not my favorite. This is a pretty standard one though, and not bad if it’s what you like or are in the mood for.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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53

Not too bad, not too good.

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I had this last night. I used to have fond thoughts of this tea… but does it have an expiration date, because this totally let me down! it wasn’t happy and warm and comforting like it used to be! it was bland… and… boring…

perhaps it expired.

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82

I drank this the other morning, because on a rare occasion- coffee sounds too thick in the morning. But I enjoy caffeine. So I chose this little buddy.

I prepared it the way I prepare everything. Splenda + Creamer.

I have to say, it was a good way to start the day. I didn’t really feel the energizing effectiveness (as I never do) but the taste was pleasantly strong, even with creamer in it. And I kept thinking I smelled campfire… but this was MATE not lapsang souchong… so maybe I imagined it. But I enjoyed it. :)

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec
Auggy

And it has a buffalo, so bonus!
Did you get something from LTR that had lapsang souchong in it? If you did and this box was next to the bag, you might actually be smelling campfire. I had a plastic bag of yunnan near another plastic bag of black currant tea and now my yunnan smells like fruit. Boo.

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75

I finally made this without being so strong. I mainly taste the chamomile and the spearmint. It smells like chamomile with mint also. And I like the taste of it. Even though this is a teabag.

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