Celestial Seasonings

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Wow, tough crowd, eh? =) So, ya. This is cinnamon tea with some apple sweetness. If you’re looking for the cinnamon to modify the apple with grace and subtlety, you’ll need to steep elsewhere.

But y’know? I like it. I like that I don’t need to put any sugar in it. I like that it’s fragrant and tastes strongly of, well, itself. I just leave the bag in ‘til I’m done drinking, so I’m not afraid to steep. I didn’t taste any bitterness, but maybe that’s just me.

I kinda feel like I should take my taste buds to the Met, Broadway, or a Zagat-rated restaurant to, I dunno, get them some of that culture stuff, or something. =]

[Edit, six months later1] I originally rated this a 70.

1 http://steepster.com/bleepnik/posts/54701

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Boiling
Macpug

I like this one. I’m a big fan of spice teas, anyway. The cinnamon is definitely not subtle here, it has a starring role. Good stuff!

Stephanie

I have this and like this too! I have yet to log a note on it though. But it’s like an old standby that gets pushed aside to make room for the more exciting loose leaf’s. :)

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35

This smells delicious, but the taste sadly does not live up to it. I’m really not fond of the taste of roasted chicory or barley or whichever one it is they always add to give herbal teas “body.” I was given a cup of this; it’s warm and smells nice and I’ll probably drink all of it, but I’d have a hard time getting it down without the honey and milk I added.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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92

I love this tea! It’s great in the morning. A little bit of sugar (or none at all) does the trick. The first bag of lemon zinger from a new box remains one of my most treasured tea experiences.

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180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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69

I don’t know…I can’t find much to complain about with these bagged herbal tisanes! I think they taste very pleasant and after a day of doing, doing, doing I like to throw the teabag in and some honey and forget about it! This blueberry one tastes very natural – almost like the blueberries in a muffin or pancake. I am not finding it tart at all. Just a little sweet treat before I get into bed to read Julia Child’s My Life in France (so hysterically funny!! So beautiful. A philosophy on not only how to cook but how to live).

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Boiling 8 min or more
Janefan

thanks, now I’m craving blueberry pancakes!

LadyLondonderry

Love that book! I think I liked the tea too.:)

Lori

Hey we can add that book to the book list…

AmazonV

i just made the most fabulous purchase! http://www.torani.com/products/torani-bacon-syrup

AmazonV

now does it come in other meats?

Meghann M

Wow, did you see they suggest the bacon syrup in milkshakes? Now that’s an entertaining idea.

That book is one on my wishlist, it looks like a great read.

JacquelineM

AmazonV – WOW!!!!!! Did you order it online or find it in a store? I ask because I think they have a violet syrup too.

JacquelineM

Also – I wanted to say that I joined the Quality Paperback Book Club – you know the club where you get 4 books for a dollar each and have to pay shipping, then you have to buy twol books for club price within a year? This was one of them I got for a dollar :)

AmazonV

online, i was too excited to find it locally

SoccerMom

AmazonV, what are you planning on making with that bacon syrup? I might have to order a bottle of this too. Not to actually eat but to get all the guys in my houses attention! You see I am way outnumbered around here I live with my hubby, my son and my dog (Massimo who is also a male) and Bo Duke (my bunny) the only other female in this house is a Daisy Duke and she’s a bunny! Anyway the only time I can get all these men rounded up is on the weekends when I make maple bacon and eggs. That bacon smell has them all like zombies headed for my kitchen. So I could just pop open this bottle and watch them flock!

JacquelineM

SoccerMom – same in my house: Husband Man, Dog Man and Cat Man – only she-creature is ME!! We do have a robin who made a nest under our porch roof and I am assuming she is a she (I named her Tulip! I can’t wait to see the babies!!) so whilst I am running a porch for egg-sitting single robins (I have not seen her mate anywhere!) there is one more female presence!!!

SoccerMom

Awww….baby robins how cute is that going to be!

AmazonV

well so far i have made bacon chocolate chip cookies, had bacon tea, had chocolate covered bacon, so….everything!

SoccerMom

So does the bacon flavor actually come through in the recipes you mentioned?

AmazonV

YES bacon chocolate chip cookies are delicious and salty goodness

SoccerMom

Interesting.

Stephanie

@AmazonV: Bacon Syrup!? I think Torani’s sold out! I can’t find it on their site and the link seems broken! Those Bacon Chocolate Chip cookies sound delicious!

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My cold is making this taste like cereal – oooookay! It’s hot, easy to prepare, and it has honey in it. All that matters right now!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Jaime

God love!! So far my taste buds are okay…hope yours come back!

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My plan was to have something warm and tasty to drink whilst editing photos. Something unfussy so that I could just throw some boiling water in over a teabag, leave the bag in, and immediately get to work.

I remember liking this one a long time ago. I still do :) With the teaspoon of honey I added, it tasted like canned peaches in syrup. When I was done, I just threw some more boiling water over the bag and got back to editing. The second infusion still had a lot of flavor! Perfect tea for when you want something to sip that doesn’t take your full attention. I think I’d also like to tuck a bag into a black cold brewed iced tea for a little added fruity flavor.

Two cups later, and my photos are ready :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackiemania/sets/72157623842760142/

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Boiling 8 min or more
~lauren.

Lovely Photos!

Rabs

Ooh! I’ve been looking for a bagged tea like that! I’ll have to pick some up the next time I’m at the store :) And your photos? Gorgeous. The blue of that sky is almost painful. And that one with the messed-up metal in the water – that one actually hit me hard (in a good way). I think it’s because of all the beautiful nature pics and suddenly there’s this metal man-made monster rising from the water. Thanks for sharing!

__Morgana__

Awww, cute sheep!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Love the photos, especially #1, 2, and 7. The sleepy sheep is just adorable.

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90

Probably my most drank bagged tea. Easily the best chamomile tea I’ve ever had. I like it best just to leave the bag in my cup while I drink it.

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67

Drinking this today for my throat and nose. Really pepperminty and comforting.

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66

I was about 3 sips into this when I dropped the cup :( yesterday morning. It was only bagged tea I picked up before class but lost tea is lost tea. Not to mention I was tired and thirsty all morning

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66

Had this today at the dinning hall. Nothing very exciting, but I needed some tea after my 3rd exam this week.

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66

Had this today on the way to work. I wasn’t in the mood for black tea so I decided to switch from my normal darjeeling tea. This tea isn’t great but it is quick and only costs 85 cents so it works.

It has a very week green tea flavor. I think this is because this tea is a blend of green and white tea which makes it have a lighter flavor. I personally prefer green and white tea flavored.

Sadly I got busy and my tea got cold before I could finish it but it was decent while it lasted.

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66

I was really in the mood for green tea this morning so I got this on my way to a meeting. It was okay. It is pretty basic and very light. It never really gets a strong green tea taste, but it did solve my craving of green tea.

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58

Backlogging. Sunday late at night.
My mom has a box of Sleepytime Vanilla from her many purchases from when she visited the Celestial Seasoning’s plant in Denver, CO while vacationing and visiting my sister Kath’s ex-fiance. This is not the first time I’ve had this herbal at her place. I like it pretty well for a non-caffeinated bagged herbal before bed. Better than plain Sleepytime, if my memory of it is correct. The vanilla mutes the flavors into a better mix.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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43

Heavy on the cardamom, and too light on the other spices. I wanted more spicy ginger, but the cardamom overwhelmed.

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34

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175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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100

Love Sleeptyime Tea. Drink it fairly often at night, especially in fall and winter, along with Grandma’s Tummy Mint. Sleepytime has wonderful aroma, great flavor. Gave it to my kids growing up and is one of those yummy comfort food type of treats.

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190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
~lauren.

Love yummy comfort food – and just recently found a whole new category – comfort teas!

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75

Like Umbrellathorn I also like this tea and the cinnamon qualities and I also don’t let it steep very long… maybe 2 minutes max. Nice during cold winter days.

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2 min, 0 sec

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63

I didn’t think I’d like this because of its sweet smell, so I didn’t add any sweetener (normally I add a teaspoonful of raw honey or rock cane sugar to almost everything). It doesn’t taste as sweet as it smells; I mostly tasted the hibiscus. Tolerable, but Celestial Seasonings makes better.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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81

Finishing up my box of Morning Thunder by making my homemade version of 52teas Malted ChocoMate. It is really, really tasty this morning. I’m a bit sad that I’m out of this tea now, I would love to have another mug of this!

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6 min, 0 sec

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81

I used this to make my version of the Malted ChocoMate. 1 bag, 1 Tablespoon chocolate malt powder, hot water, and milk. Pretty close to the real thing.

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81

I decided to make my own version of 52teas Malted ChocoMate since they are out of the blend on their website and I absolutely love it. I added 3 spoons of chocolate malt powder to hot water, steeped 3 bags of Morning Thunder in the concoction for 5 minutes, and added a healthy splash of milk. Awesome! It is very similar in taste to 52teas version, however my version is milk chocolate while theirs is dark chocolate. I’m giving this tea a ratings boost because I can use this two ways and it is much easier to come by than waiting for a reblend from 52teas.

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5 min, 0 sec
Janefan

how resourceful of you! I’ve been wanting to try morning thunder anyway. Good to know it’s so versatile :-)

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81

I am SO tired! I didn’t sleep much last night, I was up late reading the Time Traveler’s Wife. (Very good, but definitely a tear jerker, not for the faint of heart.) I am so tired that tea didn’t sound appealing to me, but I knew that if I didn’t have some type of caffeine I would be paying for it with a massive headache later. I chose this because it has caffeine and is bagged, I’m much too lazy to properly make tea this morning. I like this tea with a bit of milk, it doesn’t really need sweetener thanks to the natural sweetness of the mate. The caffeine isn’t really helping my alertness much, I think a nap may be in order before I tackle cleaning my apartment and writing a linguistics essay.

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5 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

I did the same thing with that book!!! I couldn’t put it down. I responded very emotionally to it too – I loved it.

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81

Why am I drinking this at 8pm? Wow, probably not a great idea. Oh well….

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5 min, 0 sec

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