Celestial Seasonings

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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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81

This is an interesting tasting tea. It kind of reminds me of coffee, even though it tastes nothing like coffee (it also kind of reminds me of Irish Breakfast tea). I forgot I was making the tea and accidentally steeped it for about 15 minutes. I would call the flavor robust, but yet not too strong. Has a pleasant, lingering aftertaste and a nice roasted flavor. I’m not sure if it really energized me, this was my third black tea of the day. Prepared with almond milk and splenda.

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87

Another mug of this, but with some delightful lychee honey for a change! The fruitiness from the honey adds a nice layer of flavor to the mint and really makes the vanilla pop.

Janefan

I will have to try this with (non lychee) honey. Hmm I have some vanilla honey but maybe that would be overkill?

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87

I love, love, love this tea for both the taste and convenience! It is a great lazy drink to just leave in the bag, add sugar/milk, and let it sit around while you sip it through the night. Plus, this green tea does not become bitter no matter how long or hot you steep it. Yum, yum, yum!

Daddyselephant

I managed to find five boxes of this at my local bulk store…you know I stocked up!

KeenTeaThyme

Agreed – this is a fave (along with my love affair for sugar plum spice). :)

Daddyselephant

Oooo, me too, KeenTeaThyme!

Rabs

Totally agree with you! I need to find some around here and stock up for the rest of the year :)

mpierce87

Between this one and Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride, I’m a decaf happy camper. I think I will have to buy a couple more boxes if I see it again this season though.

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87

Oh, Steepster… yes, it is that time of the year again! Time for the holiday line from Celestial Seasonings! I can’t express how surprised I was to find these in store so early, last year they didn’t show up until after Thanksgiving. Anyway, I picked up my two favorite varieties: this one and the Sugar Cookie.

But, we’re talking about Candy Cane Lane right now! I have seriously missed having this tea around, I love having a minty tea in the evenings and this is different that plain peppermint or spearmint. I also love that it is a decaf green because the green base gives it a bit of heft that many other Celestial Seasonings herbals just don’t have. This tea smells and tastes smooth, minty (but not overly so) and has just a hint of vanilla. Mmmm!

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87

I was debating on which tea to drink while watching a scary movie and then I read about Rabs craving she had for this tea…which led to my own Candy Cane Lane craving. Thanks Rabs for helping me make a decision tonight. As always this tea is smooth, minty, and slightly sweet with the addition of vanilla which prevents this tea from being a mint overload. I steeped up a pot in my new, beautiful blue Chatsford 4 cup teapot courtesy of threewhales and added a tiny splash of Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract, honey and a splash of cream. This is so good.

gmathis

The additives sound great!

Rabs

I’m so glad that I could help :D Ah, the Steepster viral craving…so good!

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87

I took athe idea from wombatgirl and made a white russian with this tea. I may have to pick up another box just for white russians. It was absolutely delicious!

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87

Yummm…..I like this more each time I have it.

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87

For the first half of this box I didn’t really see what all the hype was about this tea. I experienced a whole mess of tea fails, but I had this tea the other night and all the stars must have been aligned beause wow!! I totally get it now. A little bit of honey makes all the difference in this tea. I am thoroughly enjoying this mug which is also helping greatly with my sore throat.

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