Celestial Seasonings

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20

Blech. Too much hibiscus. This tea is bright red and way too tart, but not in a lemon-y way. No thanks!

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72

Ooh, just found another use for this herbal candy cup. Ever take a long drive, especially in Summer, when it’s hot?

Recently I read some advice for staying alert on long drives. Drinking plenty of fluids, though not too much caffeine, and keep slightly sour flavors going, while you suck on ice cubes. It’s supposed to keep you alert, and grounded in your body. Plus help you stop more often.

So in prep for a long drive, I threw some bags of Lemon Zinger in the bottom of a big cup of ice. Added just a bit of water, and yum. Long-Drive Liquid.

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72

In the herbal tissane category, I have to have this tea. I grew up drinking this flavor-enhanced blend of herbs, fruit, and flowers.

Plop two bags in a water bottle. Cold brew is fine, and extracts much of the flavor. It’s never bitter. If you travel and doubt that you will enjoy the flavor of the water where you are going, filtered or otherwise, use this gentle lift to create satisfactory thirst-quenching with no calories.

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77

I love sour cherries but don’t much care for the sweet, and so was worried that this tea would be too sweet. But the intense cherry flavor strikes a nice balance, and it’s wonderful iced.

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50

After finishing a box, I won’t be buying this tea again. It was enjoyable, but it was VERY flavorful, to the point of not really tasting like tea.

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71

This is a wonderful rooibos for cold winter days, or any other day, if you feel like it! Awesome spice and fruit flavour, with that peppery kick in the end which I love. Great with a bit of milk, in my opinion.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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69

Backlogging 7/4:

Afternoon pick me up!!!!

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69

Backlogging Wednesday 6/30:

I forgot about this tea. I used to really like it. Today I had it with a splash of milk. It was pretty good although I barely got the chocolate flavor and don’t think I got any caramel flavor. It was mostly a cinnamon tea with a chocolate aftertaste. Not a bad thing just doesn’t really live up to its name.

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88

This box cracks me up – “plus just a little ‘extra’”

Anyway, this tea is quite delicious, and I do notice a prominent calming/mind-altering effect.

I am considering growing valerian (the “extra” ingredient). Apparently one can harvest the root and brew it. Has anybody tried this?

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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19

This was not enchanting to me. They need to rename this tea because with a name that starts out with chocolate and caramel, I expect to taste that. To tell the truth I didn’t even think that it tasted like tea – just spices. Looks like I should have read the other reviews before I purchased this one.

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63

I’m reviewing this one for Mike the founder of ’It’s All About the Leaf’ tea blog (http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/).

I grew up drinking Celestial Seasonings teas and it was (and still is) a staple in my mom’s cupboard; but for some reason I never got around to trying this particular one even though ‘Sleepytime’ is one of the standard CS blends. For once CS seems to have made a herbal tea without hibiscus being involved (thankfully). Out of the box it smells quite herbal with a strong odor of mint. More in-depth sniffing revealed a sweet vanilla-y odor lurking in the background.

There’s not really a whole lot of vanilla that I can taste in the tea itself and I think that’s partially due to the fact that the mint and chamomile are such strong, aromatic herbs that they drown out any subtleties in this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Alannah

One of the reasons I ended up buying this was because there wasn’t any hibiscus in the blend for once! CS seems to put it in everything (which is one reason why most of their teas don’t appeal to me)! I’m sad to hear the vanilla doesn’t come out much though (I haven’t had a chance to try this yet).

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70

I got this one for my husband because he seems to like these hibiscus based Zinger teas. I have a mug of it and it was okay. Very tart though with just a hint of berries. I’m making a pitcher of cold-brewed. I hope that cold-brewing it brings out the sweetness of the hibiscus like it did with the Tangerine Zinger.

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83

Having this again with sugar and a dash of milk which makes it very much like a dessert.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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83

This is my second mug of this that I’ve had tonight. I tried something daring earlier and it was so great that I’m doing it again. The box was rambling on about peaches and cream and I was thinking that sounded pretty amazing. So I put a bit of sugar in this tea, no big deal. But then I decided to add a bit of milk which isn’t something I would normally do, especially since Celestial Seasonings tend to be a little light. However, it worked beautifully. It really is like dessert in a mug. For an impulse buy, this tea has turned out to be a pretty good decision.

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83

I picked this up at the store because I needed something caffeine free to have in the evenings. I didn’t expect it to be very good, but it really is nice. Even though it contains hibiscus, it isn’t overly tart. It is sweet and juicy just like a peach. As it cools the tea becomes sweeter and is almost like drinking juice rather than tea. I really like this one.

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85

This is very lemony. Thankfully, I happen to like lemon a lot.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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67

Fixed with a K-cup in the machine at the dentist. Nice but not a great cup. It reminded me of The Republic of Tea’s Cardamon Cinnamon Herbal Tea. The Cardamon overshadows the other flavors.

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