Celestial Seasonings

Recent Tasting Notes

72

Lovely and sweet and spicy and comforting. Like most fruit teas, it will curdle milk, but I do have memories of drinking it with some kind of milk (dairy or not) which made for a comforting, mild drink perfect for late in the evening on a misty autumn day.

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100

It was Christmastime and as I strolled down the tea aisle in the local grocery store, I saw this festive tea. It is certainly an interesting idea for a tea so I decided to give it a try. This was my first tea from Celestial Seasonings and I have to say that I’m looking forward to trying more from them. The initial scent of the tea is exactly like a candy cane. The tea also tastes remarkably like a minty candy cane, and it’s very enjoyable. The package says that this comes on a green tea base but it tasted more herbal to me than anything. Nevertheless, this is a great tea to try if you are fortunate enough to find it.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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62

A simple tea, cheap and available in a lot of grocery stores. Though I agree with Michel Wolfe, the flavor is definitely lacking.

After a few cups spread over several days this tea does grow on you.

Preparation
5 min, 45 sec

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70

I steeped this bag for over 15 minutes and I still can’t taste the citrus. Lemon? Yes. Orange? No. Is Lemon a citrus? I don’t know actually so, if it is, then I retract my first sentence. Overall, extremely light taste (even with the steeping time) and the taste is mainly a pleasant mix between white and green tea. The lemon aroma really brings it home, so to speak.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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81

I was slightly offput by reading the previous (and only) review, as I happen to enjoy this tea. Granted, I will also be the first to admit that I have a relatively strange taste palette when it involves liquids: I drink my coffee black and my tea without any sort of sweetening after some seriously long stooping time (read that as: I usually get too lazy to remove the bag or forget entirely), so it’s entirely possible that my taste buds have been so overpowered with Chai that they were beaten into submission to enjoy this tea.

But I don’t think so.

It’s a generally good tasting tea. Spicy. Tastes like Chai. Incredibly cheap (at least here). I’m not sure what else one could ask for.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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68

Having a mug of this at 3am, double-strength. No reason not to when it doesn’t have the caffeine or harshness of regular, camellia tea. Vanilla is still a bit too dominant in the flavor but it’s a really nice combination.

This is less a commentary on this particular tea than on rooibos in general… but with this around, why ever drink plain water? I was just doing it to avoid the downsides of proper tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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68

This is my first rooibos tea. I’m not sure why it took me so long, but I’m glad I tried it.

Besides the vanilla, I’d compare the flavor to what you’d get if you took the intersection over the flavor of all black teas, and then also took out any hint of harshness or astringency. Not really any of the wonderfully diverse terroir-based flavors you’d get in most black teas, but it’s just so damn smooth and friendly. It’s funny how close this tea gets to the flavor of a black tea with milk, without any milk added.

It’s a little heavy on the vanilla for me, but overall it’s enjoyable. If black tea is a ripe cheddar, then this is American cheese. I’ll stick with black for my everyday tea, but this is worth having when you want a tea that you can drink as much of as you like, or just as a change of pace.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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78

I like it. The vanilla comes across a bit strong and drowns out the rooibos a little, but the key word there is ‘little’, with some other vanilla rooibos tisanes I might as well have drunk vanilla extract and had done with it. It definitely one for when I fancy something sweet, and I’d definitely reach for it over the spendy teapigs rooibos blends.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec
rabbysmom

I like this one a lot too!

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74

When Mom first brought this tea home, I thought “these flavour combinations can’t work.” Then I tried a mug, with a drizzle of honey. Oh, it works. (“It’s twue!”) It hasd a great smell, a lively colour and goes well with food or just by itself. A nice tea to drink while reading.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
silvermage2000

Nice review this sounds good I emailed you.

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81

Not a bad green tea!
Bright, tasty, and mild. A very drinkable choice for those who don’t always like the mowed-grass or fish food tastes in a lot of other green teas.

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

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82

Backlogging – shared a pot of this with the boy last night. Put me right to sleep, as it always does. Him, not so much. But he was amused by the dragon on the box, and said it tastes pretty good.

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69

So this smells like raspberry. I steeped this up a short time. This tasted like raspberry but with a tartness. I liked the raspberry part but the tartness perhaps the hibiscus that seems to be in alot of fruit blends made this score lower. I did enjoy the raspberry though.

Robert Godden

Just a personal preference, but adding hibiscus to a tea is like improving chocolate by adding gravel. I prefer my hibiscus in the garden and not in my cup.

silvermage2000

Lol I know I kind of agree It’s just I got some as a gift and I like raspberry so I wanted to try it. Thanks for the comment.

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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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68

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Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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68

Pretty tasty, very flavorful. A delightful comfort tea.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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70

This is a teabag. I mostly smell the blueberry. I steeped it up. The taste a sweet slighty tart blueberry and the other ingredients do not make this too tart. I thought this was good.

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68

This is one of my Mom’s fave teas. When I first tried it with real honey as a sweetener, I thought it had a strange artificial-sweetener-like aftertaste. But a couple of nights ago I had it with brown sugar and steeped in a larger-than-usual type mug. Wow. What a difference! Much nicer than CS’s regular chamomile.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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80

Delicious. On opening the box, very fragrant. A mellow autumn spice with a dash of fruity awesome.

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87
drank Lemon Zinger by Celestial Seasonings
13 tasting notes

I love some zing in my Lemon with a touch of honey.

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49

backlogging and giving nearly a whole box to a friend…

Jillian

Tsk, how can you not like this tea?! – it’s awesome! ;P

TeaEqualsBliss

I don’t know…there’s just something fairly FUNKY with it for me…too sweet with the weird spice or maybe it’s the aftertaste!? LOL

Jillian

Each to her own I guess. ;)

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49

Not really a fan of the scent of this as everything about smells fake and phony. I’m steeping now…let’s see what this is all about!? Never tried it before but thought I would pick up while ransacking the local herb store for a bunch of boxes of candy cane lane! LOL

OH WOW! I’m not sure about this! It’s nutty, and vanilla, and cinnamon…but they aren’t playing nice – at least not with me. The Cinnamon is more powerful than the other flavors. It’s not sweet at all…

I will finish the cup but I will not buy again…don’t think it’s for me.
Bright side…at least I am not dumping it down the drain…

TeaEqualsBliss

Near the end of this cup it’s not as bad…maybe it’s growing on me!? Or just numbing me…not sure…I may revisit down the road…but it will be a while…

S

I can totally imagine vanilla, cinnamon, and nutty going wrong…but then again, I hate vanilla and I dislike everyone’s beloved Hot Cinnamon Spice ;)

TeaEqualsBliss

@shanti – I’m thinking we have a lot in common when in comes to certain teas! :)

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