Celestial Seasonings

Recent Tasting Notes

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/

Preparation
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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Preparation
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.

Preparation
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.

Preparation
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.

Preparation
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!

Preparation
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.

Preparation
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.

Preparation
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….

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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81

I was pretty nervous about this tea because it is a black/mate blend and the directions say to steep it for 5-7 minutes. I never steep my black teas for more than 3-4 minutes. I went ahead and followed the package directions, praying that it wouldn’t come out bitter. It actually didn’t. The bags smell very much like a black tea and the smell after steeping reminds me of my old English Breakfast. There is a natural sweetness from the mate that makes the tea feel a bit delicate, but still is substantial enough for a breakfast tea. I love mate in general because of its caffeine kick without the jitters and without the crash later in the day. I think this would be a great tea for someone who wanted to try mate, but didn’t want to commit to buying loose leaf. The mate is definitely the starring player in this one.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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100

Olor y sabor penetrantes. Es casi un vicio, mas poco accesible en latitudes caribeñas. Coincido con Celinus, no es recomendable endulzarlo.

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66

After reading a post by TeaEqualsBliss about a Summertime Earl Grey, I just had to drink something. As the post was about a peach-flavored earl grey (which sounds amazing!), and I love fruity teas, I decided to break out my Celestial Seasonings fruit sampler (I know, they’re not real tea).
Following my thoughts from the last time I logged this, I microwaved the water longer (still no kettle) and just left the tea bag in. It is a much stronger, but still mellow flavor. Someone mentioned it tastes like a sour peach gummy, which I sort of agree with. I think it would do well iced with a hint of sugar.

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66

I’ll admit I was hoping for a slightly stronger cup—perhaps I need to up the microwave time. Oh, for the days when I will have a kettle…
Anywho, a nice, light peachy flavor, with some other unidentifiable savory flavors. Would taste wonderful iced and lightly sweetened, I’d imagine. Note to self: hotter temperature next time.

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