Celestial Seasonings

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64

A nice combination of flavors.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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23

The tea bag smells worryingly like fake butter flavor. The tea itself smells a bit like gingerbread, but mostly it just smells fake. I definitely won’t buy this again…

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34

Ouch, I just poured half of this down my shirt by accident. But this doesn’t impact my review in any way. Though steeping this for a while, I find this tea a bit weak. I do taste some delicious ginger, but I’ve had much much better versions of ginger tea, chai, etc. I suppose I’m being too hard on a cup of Celestial Seasonings, but I’m just not a huge fan. Am dragging the little rating slider to right under the ambivalent face.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I have Adagio’s gingerbread sitting on my counter. I shall have it latte style when I get home from Vegan Dinner night w/ friends (It’s Medittereanean them night!". It will not be vegan though. Dairy is one thing I could NEVER give up… Honestly, I don’t think I could even do it if medicially necessary lol.

Lisbet

I am vegan twice a week and during “fast” periods with my husband, who is an Orthodox Christian (fasting entails being vegan). During the two annual fasts that last a couple to a few weeks I start to fantasize about cheese.

Cofftea

Goat pepper jack is my favorite! Drunken goat cheese is also very good.

Lisbet

Hehheh no goat cheese for me, but I love love pepperjack. And smoked gouda. And…well, most cheeses. I tried a cheese that was dark brown and tasted like caramel the other day though. Ew.

Cofftea

Actually… I lied. Harney & Son’s Lapsang Souchong cheese is my fave. But I’ve (sadly) only had it once.

Lisbet

Oh that sounds delicious! I’d love to try it.

Cofftea

Ironic since I don’t like lapsang Souchong lol.

Lisbet

Me neither, but it sounds amazing as a cheese!

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35

I want to like hibiscus. I want to like it a whole lot. I love steeping it in a clear glass when the water separates into layers of deep pink and clear and it doesn’t mix up until you stir it. I like the idea of tangy. I just don’t love it in my drink. This worked for me, though, because of the cold. I just don’t know if it’d be a go to move for me.

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68

Another tea from a family member’s stash: This was quite a surprise! I don’t particularly love chamomile or vanilla, but this combination sounded interesting. It was sweet (as you might expect), and I liked it more than I like chamomile tea or blacks flavored with vanilla. It makes me want to try their sleepytime tea with vanilla. Good tea!

gmathis

I’ve had it straight before, but I wonder if it’d take a little milk. I’m thinking that would give it a very children’s-tea-party taste.

laurenpressley

Oooh! I now that you mention that, I wonder about it, too!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Their vanilla sleepytime is my favorite sleepytime blend, CS or non-CS. I’m neutral on sleepytime blends usually, but that one I like.

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85

Thoroughly, truly, and utterly enjoyed this tea several times this weekend. I really need to stock up! I am upping my rating a little (from 82) since I find myself craving this. NE

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85

Huh…I might actually have to bump up my rating on this one (maybe) cuz I actually craved this tonight. A full-out tea craving that I wasn’t anticipating.

I messed up the first steep because in my mind I thought “oh it’s an herbal” and steeped it accordingly. It was a bit more bitter, but still very drinkable (and I figured out my mistake). So, I gave a second steep a go which is rare for me ‘n bagged teas. Well, who knew? It’s freakin’ fantastic! I would no longer be able to identify it as “candy cane” but it’s more like a green tea with a minty twist (“with a tweest!”). It’s even cooled to room temp and I like it even more. NE

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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85

This was part of a gift basket full of decaf/chai bagged teas that my good-intentioned sister-in-law put together for my Xmas gift. Bless her heart for trying (even though she has a local tea shop within 5 minutes of her house ::sigh::).

Anywho, this was the one tea that I was like “hey — this has got potential!” And it does. It’s not knocking my socks off, but it’s a rather pleasant pepperminty tea. In a future note I’ll go into detail of flavor/aroma, but I’m absolutely exhausted after watching Monday Night Football (Geaux Saints!) and need to get some sleep. Overall, thumbs-up on this tea from little ole me, and I’d consider getting more. NE

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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92

Holy crap, is this tasty! I brewed 3 tea bags for 16oz for two people. I added sugar, honey, vanilla paste, and cream. It tasted wonderful naked though, but the additions added increase the sugar cookie taste. I love the aftertaste. This has great flavors, just perfect! I love the background flavor of orange. I love that barley is in it. I am watching my gluten, but it lends such a nice maltyiness to the tea.

Mmm, I could see this being tasty iced, too.

I hope they aren’t sold out at the stores, I will need to pick up some for the rest of winter!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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100

So amazing. I need all of the boxes of this. It tastes just like fresh gingerbread cookies and doesn’t need much in the way of sweetening. I put a tiny bit of honey in. So, so good, and not caffeinated, so I can drink it as late as I please.

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87

As I imbibed this buttery tea bursting with flavorful sugar and memories of warm crisp delights, the mysteries and enigmas of the universe were elucidated for me. There was only light; pure, soft light, as silken as the belly of a fur seal and as healing as the perfumed fountains of Mesopotamian princes of old.

I weep as I drink, I weep for the lamb-like boy I once was, brimming with curiosity and armed with a brave stomach capable of consuming dozens of sugar cookie bites without end.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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100

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Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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100

Delicious. Tastes like hot apple cider. Very fragrant, but in a good way.

Winston H. A. Remmington III

My charming friend, I greatly admire the careful and succinct manner in which you publish your reviews on life’s finest mixture of drinkable liquidity!

Sock Monk

Why thank you Remmington, but I am nowhere near as verbose as you.

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97

Tuesday Mar. 29, 2011
2nd Steep Of the Day
Steeped up some Morning Thunder in the Afternoon
Maté and Bold black tea are both rich in antioxidants,
Making this delicious and Awakening for some Afternoon Reading.
Reading about the James River in Virginia.
Turning the Pages and Steepin The Leaves.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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97

Thursday Jan. 20, 2011
1st steep of the day
Needed a JUMP Start This Morning so went with the Thunder.
Good Morning Cup as the name indicates.
Bold Black Tea with a Outdoor’ise Flavor.
5 min. steep with Rolling Boiling Water.
Gets the Morning Rolling.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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97

Tuesday Dec. 21, 2010
1st steep of the day
Needed a Rolling Start so went with the Thunder.
Good Morning Cup as the name indicates.
Bold Black Tea with a Outdoor’ise Flavor.
5 min. steep with Rolling Boiling Water.
Gets the Morning Roaring.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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54

Finally out of this one. I had to mix it with other teas in order to use up the remaining bags (luckily I had gotten it in a sampler and only had 3 bags). Blah in a teabag…

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54

I love peach and like chamomile, but somehow this tea just didn’t work for me. This is basically a chamomile tea with a hint of peach flavor. It would have been nice if the tea had some tartness, but I couldn’t detect any. Drinkable, but nothing special.

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91

Nice and fruity, just the right amount of tartness. It seemed like I did have to add more sweetener to it than usual (but I do like things sweet). I didn’t really taste the other flavors in it, just raspberry. I can’t wait to try this one mixed with black tea.

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50

I need to quit buying cinnamon flavored herbal teas – apparently I don’t like any of them. This tea was okay, but definitely overwhelming. The cinnamon/sweet taste was strong, but at least you could taste other spicy pumpkin pie type flavors. I prepared with almond milk and no additional sweetener, as it is plenty sweet on its own. Not a tea I would drink again by choice. Giving this one away.

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100

Wednesday Dec. 15, 2010
1st steep of the Day.
Went the Green Grapefruit Way (Celestial Seasoning anyway)
This is some old stock that I had. But Good as NEW
Great dry Leaf Smell, that Gets Better when Wet.
a 6 min. steep with 200’ water
brings the green Grapefruit to the Top.
What a Great way to start the day.
Keep on steepin

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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92

I loved Sleepytime original, but ran out. My husband was kind enough to pick this one up for me, insisting I needed the ‘Extra’ boost.

It’s a good tea, a tad bit medicinal if your not a fan of mint. But the smell is calming, and makes me really want to sleep by just smelling it.

I think it tastes phenomenal with a little squit of honey to sweeten it, only if you require it though.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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