Celestial Seasonings

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80

I think I’m going to pick up some mulling spices at the store tonight to put into this tea. I’m pretty sure that this would be fantastic brewed up with a couple spoonfuls.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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80

Mom picked this up for me on my last visit there…bless her, she’s such an enabler!

I’m really enjoying the tangerine/orange combination with the hibiscus. It’s fairly similar to the Republic of Tea’s Tangerine Hibiscus superflower, but this one isn’t quite as powerful as RoT’s. It’s slightly sweet, not too tart, and definitely orange. I enjoy this one, and think it would be fantastic to have iced next summer.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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75

First whiff of this stuff is definitely raspberry. Second smell and closer to the nose is more vegetal. Giving it a hot water bath brings back the raspberry aroma. But I can also smell the ‘tart’ which actually brings rhubarb to mind. I had grabbed some sugar but this doesn’t really need it. It’s a nice balance of sweet & tart and actually tastes of raspberries.

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80

Part of the sampler box from CS. I brewed for 10 minutes.

It’s not strongly hibiscus, despite it’s being listed as the first ingredient. I’m getting a definite blueberry taste, with just a hint of the rosehips and hibiscus. Definitely lives up to its name. Very warm and comforting.

I’m not sure I’ll run out and buy it immediately (especially considering the current state of my tea cabinet), but I wouldn’t hesitate to pick this one up again.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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62

I was interested in the blend of the flavors. I love chicory in tea blends. The dominant flavor is hibiscus, though it doesn’t have the sour tang it usually boasts. This brew was a pretty rosy pink, lightly sweet, and mild. Banana was nice, not too much. Couldn’t honestly taste coconut. Strawberry is very mild, wish it had more. For the money, it’s a good tea. I would buy this tea again if it had more strawberry. If you love banana tea, this is surely for you! There’s a loooong banana aftertaste.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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57

I wanted to try a new rooibos since I am starting to really love it. The tea doesn’t have the qualities I love about rooibos, that strong honey component. I was hoping this would have a flavoring similar to their Island Mate Spice, which I truly loved. It’s more like a cinnamon tea than anything else. I shouldn’t shop when I’m thristy!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Sarah Ruthven

my cousin used to drink this tea all the time and loved it. I am a fan of Sweet Sin from Joy’s Teaspoon. It is a rooibos with vanilla and raspberry and I think has a natural sweetness that is really tasty! Just a thought.

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3

This purchase was solely for the art on the box. I had a Siamese cat , and the drawing was just perfect, cat and tea! I bought this when I don’t know jack squat about tea. It was so gross, I didn’t drink white tea for years from my experience with this tea. I just remember this tea being sour pear. I swore off Celestial Seasonings even! Though they won me back with Island Mate Spice, then they broke my heart again to take it off the market.

I am not a fan…just a couple points off from 0 since the cover art is cute!

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80

This has been so very comforting to have at work in the afternoons…am a little sad to see it go, but it’s nice to be decupboarding it!!

Preparation
8 min or more

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80

This is a nice rooibos/hibiscus blend. It’s very similar to Stash’s strawberry-pomegranate red, but it’s less tart. The pomegranate taste isn’t as strong as with Stash’s, and the rooibos isn’t quite as obvious here, either. I’m very happy with it!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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57

As this herbal tea was billed on the box as a coffee alternative, I assumed I’d like it best with sweetener and milk, and that seems to be true. It has a very strong aroma of roasted grains which luckily is different than the flavor of the infusion (the scent’s a little too strongly roasty).

Honestly I’m surprised by how much I like this beverage. I clearly taste the roasted carob (the sweetness of the honey I added helps a lot with that) but the spices billed on the list of ingredients are missing in action – even the cinnamon!

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35

Well, it has been a long time since I have written a note. My English teacher loves tea and she keeps a very well stocked basket of teas. I found this review on an index card with my notes with a note on it to put on here after class. Well, that didn’t work but I remember writing the note! Here is what it said:

faint carmelly taste
probably needs sugar to bring out more of the sweetness
drank hot
would make a better sweet tea, not desert tea

I remember not being very impressed with it but I may take a bag to try it out as a sweet tea sometime during the weekend. My teacher keeps her room open and urges us to come and relax in the room. And I have two reading days coming up so I will probably be making this tea again to try as a sweet tea. As much as I love the school’s normal sweet tea, I need more variety.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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64

Definatley a good, easy coffee replacement. The roobios took a little bit of getting used to on my end, but I’ve grown to enjoy it for what it is.

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35

Definitely smells of peaches as it sits in it’s hot water bath. Plain it doesn’t taste of anything much right away but sort of has a peachy flavor at the back of the mouth. After throwing some Sugar in the Raw in the cup, I can’t say that’s helped it any. The best thing I can say about this is that I didn’t buy it.

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79

First week of fall like weather and I purchased this tea. It was a good thing too since I made a pot of chili that got a little spicy and I needed something to calm my stomach. This did the trick. I really like the mixture of the peppermint and vanilla as it gives the tea a smooth finish. This will be a great addition to a my fall cupboard.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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53

Why do I like this tea? This sweet and spicy herbal concoction that smells like potpourri? Why do I go back to it, even though I know that it’s going to remind me of that basket of bark on the back of some old lady’s toilet? (Or perhaps an apple cinnamon candle?)

I truly don’t know. But I will probably keep drinking this tea intermittently, anyway.

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