Celestial Seasonings

Recent Tasting Notes

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

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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50
drank Peppermint by Celestial Seasonings
186 tasting notes

Since I spent most of the night (and the night isn’t over, since I’m typing this at 3 am) curled in the fetal position, I figured I could use something calming and soothing.

I didn’t want any traces of caffeine at all, and I didn’t think I could stomach another round of chamomile, so in this goes.

All I know is that it’s getting staler tasting and weirder tasting, and the only redeeming value of this guy is that minty aftertaste. Which tastes stale now. Which is sort of the antithesis of mint, but whatever.

This has not been the best of days in a string of just plain sucky days, so I guess it’s appropriate that the tea has been mediocre as well.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Jillian
  • Hugs * Sorry you’re not feeling too hot. :(
sophistre

Oh no. It sounds like you had a long, rough night to top off a long, rough week. I have a few samples of caffeine-free tea I’m supposed to be trying right now, so should I stumble upon a few delicious ones, I will be sure to know who to pass them along to!

teaplz

Thanks guys! My cramps really take a lot out of me, and turn me into this cranky, sad mess that really can’t handle much of anything. I just keep taking an Advil every 4-6 hours and wait for these bad days to pass, because yeah, they’re bad.

takgoti

Aww, hugs. I hope you find a happier tea for when these arrive.

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I’ve been rationing this tea since Celestial Seasonings has replaced this with Mandarin Orange Spice. Both might be orange spice but I prefer the Tuscany because I like the black tea blend. Often spice teas can over shadow the other flavors but I always enjoyed this combination of the orange flavor while retaining the black tea taste. Too bad this hit the “discontinued” list. But then what do I know - I still miss their “vintage” artistic boxes.

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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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75

I had a cup a little while ago.

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74

This smells orange-peach like. I steeped it up may of steeped too long though. The color a orange peach color. This taste like orange and peach with abit of a tang or sourness to it. In fact this tastes like those peach sour gummy rings. I still think this is good though.

Cofftea

Paprika? Too funny.

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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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66

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Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 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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76

This is a good “upset stomach” tea, which is what I used it for today. I wish it actually had some flavour to it, but the incredible smell almost makes up for the bland minty green tea taste. Still not a favourite, but I upped the rating just a bit because I do usually enjoy it when I have some.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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100

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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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85

Split a pot of this with a friend tonight. Box is half gone, and I didn’t buy a backup. Tears.

Janefan

I have most of a box that I bought this Dec. Would you like me to send it to you? I am trying to “free my teas” this year and not hang on to tea I won’t drink. I didn’t care for it, so I just kept a few bags to try blending with something else since I do love the scent.

Bethany

Hah, I’m trying to “free my teas,” as well, but this is an exception since it’s limited edition. Would you be interested in a trade?

Janefan

Sure! I saw your list of Adagio sampler you’re looking to free: is the White Cucumber still available? I am curious to try it, or the Vanilla Oolong (2nd choice). Send me your address at AUSTENTATIOUS2003 GMAIL COM and I’ll get the SCSR out to you this week.

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