Celestial Seasonings

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55

Big mug with milk. Red tea is my new best friend.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
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55

Smooth, well-balanced, but no “wow” factor.

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84

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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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85

I used 2 tea bags and 12 oz. water, next time I’m going to try 3 bags just for fun. I added a little agave nectar and cream—yummy! This tea has a lot of chai flavor but I could definitely taste hints of chocolate and caramel. I wish it wasn’t a caffeinated tea so I could drink it at night for dessert…it would be perfect for that.

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

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Enjoying a nice cup of the 1990s before bed. Lazy, leave the bag in the cup raspberry sweetness…just a touch of honey. Pure nostalgia.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Stephanie

Oh my god, I agree! This totally reminds me of the 1990’s too!

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Oh, nostalgia! This tea tastes like the ’90s! My first creaky, crazy house – rented. I can picture the orange (!!!) formica countertops in the kitchen, and my green kettle. I must have drank about 50 boxes of this stuff. I still like it on late, lazy nights with the bag in the cup the whole time and a squeeze of honey.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
__Morgana__

Roastaroma anyone? Lol.

JacquelineM

Morgana – Oooooooh nostalgia times two!!!!!!! he hee!!

gmathis

I love roastaroma, but not till this fall - it has to be frosty outside!

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68

I’ve been drinking this a lot lately since Green tea is a magic drug, and I’ve been having health issues. Green tea is supposed to be healthy, and whether or not this tea is, I’ve been drinking it. And I like it. Not very strong, but not very weak, this is a good middle of the ground type of green tea. Yes, it’s bagged, but whatever. That just means I can brew it up, let it set while I cook up whatever, and then drink it quick, or sip it slow. Either way, it’s not crazily caffeinated to the point where I might lose my mind, and it’s comfortable. Just don’t let the last little bit of tea in the mug go cold with the bag still in, or else it gets horribly bitter and you’ll wish you could’ve had something else that morning.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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67

This tasted like a non-sweet peach when no sugar was added. So obviously, I added sugar. About two spoons of sugar this time which was just enough to make this taste more peachy. The smell of this tea bag was mostly peach and something I can’t identify. There was no string for the tea bag, so a spoon had to be used. I think this tea is flavorful enough to make a second cup, but beyond that I don’t think it will taste right. Nice, but kind of boring. Maybe as an iced tea (I haven’t tried it as an iced tea yet), but hot peaches? Kinda odd. Not really anything special unless you are a huge fan of peaches. I do like peaches, but it doesn’t taste of peach as I wanted it to be.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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35

When I sat in church yesterday and noticed my eye twitching uncontrollably (this is a new thing for me), it occurred to me that I should probably switch to decaf for a little while. (I was paying attention to the service, honest.)

So this morning I broke out my herbal tea sampler. Now, I enjoy lemon. I’ve been known to eat them right off the rind. But I don’t necessarily want that bitterness in my tea. This may be salvaged by a bit of sugar, lemonade-style, but I’m certainly not adding sugar to my tea at 9:00 in the morning (or, well, ever).

I rather like this smell of this one, but the drinkability leaves something to be desired. (Hey, Firefox, why isn’t “drinkability” a word?) It’s tart on the way down and leaves a fuzzy taste on my tongue. Man, I need some good decaf options.

edit: I’m decreasing this rating because I couldn’t finish the cup. How disappointing.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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60

Very light as usual, but today it’s so cold, it’s all about the HOT leaf juice, not its flavor.

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60

Back, more or less, to the land of the living after four weeks of unplanned sick leave. As it is, there wouldn’t have been much for me to post - it’s been so torturously hot in our area the thought of a hot drink made me cringe. That and my beverages, out of necessity, were running toward IV fluid and Gatorade.

But now that I’m back at work with air conditioners running full blast, a nice morning cuppa is quite pleasant, such as good ol’ Celestial Seasonings, which I’ve reviewed at http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1007/tea-review-celestial-seasonings-authentic-green-tea/.

Happy Wednesday.

JacquelineM

Welcome back! Glad you are feeling better :)

Jillian

Welcome back – I hope you’re doing okay.

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60

A nice bagged alternative for the times when you just don’t want to fuss. The white tea erases a little of the green-veggie aftertaste you get in a lot of teabag greens. I’m thinking it will ice down well.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

White tea in Authentic Green Tea?

AmazonV

It’s a white green blend

Cofftea

I love both white and green teas, but I don’t like deceptive names. :(

gmathis

There’s a little banner on the box that says “white tea added for smoothness.”

Cofftea

Well that makes it kinda ok, I still wish names of certain teas would be a more accurate reflection of the tea itself.

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2

Can’t do it….don’t even want to talk about it…backlogging….eeeeeeeeeek

mpierce87

Ooh, I almost bought this the other day. So glad I didn’t!

-Jessica-

Oh my! lol

Rabs

::shudders::

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60

After a four-hour car trip with my mother, I put on a kettle of water. “Why are you making tea now?” she asked, at 11:00 at night.

Why not?

I went with this; it’s a good wind-down tea. It’s calming and spearminty. I don’t recall a whole lot more about it, since it was 11:00 at night and all, but it was a good selection for a late-night fix right before bed.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

A perfectly reasonable time for a cup, I think. Especially when coming home after that. No matter how tired I am coming home from something, I do still tend to sleep better if I’ve had a little quiet time before going to bed. What better way to do that than with a quick cup?

Angela

Exactly! At least I picked something without caffeine…

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70
drank Red Zinger by Celestial Seasonings
34 tasting notes

One of the first herbal teas I ever drank. Still one of the better ones too. Crisp, lively flavor.

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72

The flavor is mild, similar to most white teas that I’ve tasted. As it cools a bit though, the peach flavor comes through very nicely with no over-steeped sensation. It smells great, and I like the blend of flavors very much, as I can imagine peach, pineapple, and floral notes. It just takes a while to get there; for the first few minutes it tastes like hot water.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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20
drank Sleepytime by Celestial Seasonings
34 tasting notes

Boring and bland. Rather have a rooibos before bed.

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71

I cold-brewed this overnight on Saturday and the end result was surprisingly good. The resulted tea is, of course, bright pink due to the hibiscus but the tangerine stills manages to make its presence known on the end of the sip. It is delighfully floral which was a bit tart when the tea was hot, but luckily turned to just a light sweet taste when cold. My husband has been drinking the tea constantly, in fact, I only had one glass of it before he was able to finish off the gallon pitcher. Needless to say I will be making another gallon today. This one is receiving a slight ratings boost because it is MUCH better cold than hot.

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71

My husband prefers caffeine free, fruity teas so he picked this out at the store tonight. I decided to have a cup because it is a bit late and it probably wouldn’t be a good time for caffeine right now. Okay, I have high hopes for this because I’ve never had a tea from Celestial Seasonings that I didn’t like.The smell from the bag is extremely strong, you could smell it through the box from the time I took off the plastic wrapping. Wow, it smells just like you would expect from the name.

This tea brews up bright pink…hmmm..oh okay, it has hibiscus. I could go either way with that particular ingredient. Luckily, it tastes like a tangerine. It is actually pretty nice for an herbal. Very smooth and tasty, I would love to try this iced.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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65

When you’re lazy and cranky, bagged tea is an excellent choice. And this one isn’t too bad. I picked up a Celestial Seasonings herbal tea sampler at the grocery (good default bagged tea company) and I went with this one rather than their normal chamomile.

The bag (leaves, I guess?) smell sweet itself, almost like candy. It’s fun. I can sense it a little in the tea itself, and I do taste a hint of honey. Apparently there’s vanilla in there, too? Sure, I’ll take it. Hey, it’s soothing and goes down easy. I have no complaints.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Melissa

That sounds like a good tea for when I’m under the weather. Might be worth a try.

Angela

That was my inspiration. Nothing quite beats herbals when you’re feeling kinda crummy.

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74

Strong vanilla flavor, but not overpowering. Great nighttime tea.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C

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84

Risengrød!
That’s what it reminds me of! Risengrød is something you get at christmas. Uhm, don’t know the english word for it, but it’s rice boiled in milk (?) covered by a layer of a blend of cinnamon and sugar. And a spoonfull of butter in the middel.

This smells exactly of risengrød – The cinnamon/sugar/butter combo.

The liquid is dark orange with a lot of dust in it. Fist sip taste exactly as expected, like risengrød without the rice. But this combo is very spicey!

Hmm.. 7 stars out of 10. But I rather drink it next winter.

Suzi

I’ve never heard of risengrød but it sounds like rice pudding, maybe?

AmazonV

rice pudding?

potatowedges

risengrød sounds amazing…

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62

It has a very, very strong aroma and flavor. However, a small bit of milk in the cup makes it taste close to cherry ice cream. The strength may take some getting used to, but it’s not bad.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85

I’m always passing this one up for various loose leaf teas, but this tea really has great flavor when steeped strong with soymilk and sugar added.

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