Celestial Seasonings

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I didn’t just drink this, but wanted to log it as I was thinking about my first hot tea experiences. My parents had a box of this in the cupboard (as well as another box of Celestial Seasonings that I can’t recall other than it was yellow) most of my growing up years. They weren’t big tea drinkers—other than iced sweet tea—so when I did want hot tea, I always returned to this box. If I recall, though, I didn’t particularly love it as much as I loved having a hot beverage. Good thing they picked up some good black loose leaf tea for me when visiting Oxford, opening up a door into the larger tea world. :)

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100

I really do love this cup of tea. So much that I just changed my rating to 100 for it. With Sufjan’s Stevens holiday music in the background, it’s just that kind of day!

TeaEqualsBliss

Just last night I took it from a 99 to a 100!!!! :P LOVE IT!

Bethany

Aw man, I have an order from Mighty Leaf sitting on my doorstep waiting for me, but you’re making me want some of this when I get home.. love this stuff. And you have excellent taste in music!

rabbysmom

Will have a cup tonight as well! I love that this tea tastes good and it’s cheap :) Does anyone sweeten this tea? I usually drink it straight and it tastes great.

laurenpressley

Haha, great minds, TeaEqualsBliss! :)

Thanks, Bethany, it sounds like you must have excellent taste in music, too. :) I hope you had time for both some Candy Cane Lane and Mighty Leaf!

Rabbymom, I don’t sweeten it, it seems sweet enough as it. I wonder what others’ preferences are!

rabbysmom

Just finished a cup and it was perfect! I have a back up box already since I’m close to being done with this one.

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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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50
drank Peppermint by Celestial Seasonings
186 tasting notes

Guys, I think it’s officially happened.

That bagged tea tastes far inferior to loose leaf. I can’t believe it’s happened so fast… a complete takeover!

This peppermint does not smell particularly good. There’s a lot of nice mintiness to it, but it lacks the sweetness and pure, sweet oomph that loose leaf and even Harney & Son’s bagged variety have. It tastes… sort of stale. And even a bit murky. And somewhat bitter. And I think I can almost taste… the paper. NOOOOOO.

I’m sort of sad, because I have a lot of this and I used to really like it. But now I think I’m going to have to bump this puppy from a 75 rating down to 50. Sorry CS, you’re just not cutting it anymore!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

YAY FOR LOOSE TAKE OVER!

LENA

welcome to the dark side.

Rex Barrett

Loose leaf is the only way to go… Well most of the time at least. ;)

takgoti

Somewhere, someone is evilly tapping their fingers together. And maybe, just maybe that someone is me.

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12

My experience was similar to that of other reviewers – While the scent is amazing and just like sugar cookies, the taste is negligible. Faint citrus with some artificial vanilla. Next time I will try steeping it along with a bag of black tea – maybe the flavors will mingle nicely? On its own it just tastes too weak and watery.

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63

This tea will definitely help you relax. It’s soothing. I enjoy the taste, but sometimes the smell itself is enough to make me set it aside and curl up for bed.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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63

It is a good tea, earthy tones that is good for morning time. Definitely nice to mix it up from my normal morning green tea. Out of all the Celestial Seasonings, this is one of my favorite.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Even after spilling half of this down my sleeve, it was a nice way to start the morning. :)

gmathis

I have a whole tea-dyed wardrobe…we can start a fashion trend!

teaplz

Oh man, this almost happened to me the other day! I managed to catch myself before it went down the arm, though. Cup of hot tea + big fluffy morning robe = not so cool!

laurenpressley

Haha, at least it’s not just me!!

Brian

As i am laughing reading this, I spilled tea on my lap, it woke me up though. :)

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70

It’s another cold day and I’m feeling a bit fluey so I’m drinking this to warm up. This is such a ‘hot’ tea with the cinnamon and ginger. Normally I’d be making ‘blargh’ faces at the hibiscus but the fruity-sweet plum flavour seem to counterbalance it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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84

I dunno what the other guys are on about. This tea is freaking delicious with a little sugar. The honey / vanilla flavors do blend together, but the blend that they make is really unique, really calming and totally full-bodied. I probably won’t buy it again (I gotta stop!), but for the time being, I’m really going to enjoy it!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Chamomile seems to be something people either love or hate, I think. :D

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42

Don’t like this nearly as much as the other holiday teas I’ve tried from CS. It has a very light cinnamon taste with a miniscule hint of plum flavor. It’s just too weak.

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50

Last night’s cup has spurned a kick to drink up some of the bagged tea so I can buy more loose. I’ll probably always keep some bagged teas on hand, but I’m drinking mostly loose tea now. The Sugar Plum Spice has a nice cinnamon and spicy flavor without being too sharp. The undertones and aftertaste are floral.

White ceramic Mepkin Abbey mug (I have two of these.). 1 bag.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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95

Very good! Two cups in a row tonight… refreshing, relaxing and tastes nice. Will buy again and would like to try their other rooibos blends. Publix is bogo free thru 12/15 so I’ll have to go back and take advantage of a great sale :)

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100

I’ve noticed this box is pretty bland so I decided to use two bags at once. Unfortunately, I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay oversteeped it!! It’s definitely not bland, but almost undrinkable. It’s as dark as coffee and makes my mouth feel dry. It’s pretty bitter, too, but it still smells good. I think I’m going to start saving the bags and boil them to make it smell like I’ve been baking ; )

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85

This was all I could think about when I got up this morning. So sweet.

Angrboda

Hi, Sophistre pulled out on the date vanilla trade from 52teas, so if you’re still interested in swapping the other half is yours. Send me your address at [email protected] if you still want it. Feel free to have a look through my cupboard if there’s anything else I’ve got that you would like to try while we’re at it. I don’t have enough of some of them for trading, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. :)

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44

Nice and sweet, brews up dark, but not sure I got “toffee” out of it…might have had I added a little 1/2 and 1/2. Smelled good, though.

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34

I remember liking this tea a lot the first time I tried it but this batch is definitely a sub par experience. The promise of spearmint and chamomile mix was not delivered right with neither spearmint nor chamomile recognizable and the whole mix tasting like “some herb” tea.

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100

Need to head to bed early tonight…craft show tomorrow! 9-3…Oye! Weather is supposed to be bad, too…ugggg…still thinking positive thoughts tho…so…switched to this and gald I did…but I have to buy some more and FAST…should stock up this year, eh!?

Cofftea

DRIVE SAFE!:)

Kitch3ntools

i want to try this now :) i may need to run to the store in the morning and pick up a box :)

Bethany

Every store I’ve gone to that carries the holiday teas has only had one box remaining of Candy Cane Lane, so I now have two boxes, but that doesn’t seem like nearly enough..

gmathis

Hope your show went well. What kinds of crafty things do you do?

TeaEqualsBliss

@gmathis…we don’t make but we resell candles. We are also Wildtree Reps now. Plus some handmade cards and wreaths, etc…for crafts. By WE I mean my mother and I.

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85

Yummm. They are not kidding about the sugar cookie thing; this smells very intensely of fresh, buttery sugar cookies. The taste is not nearly as strong, but it certainly does taste like sugar and butter. So glad I found these holiday teas!

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78

I was putting together X-mas cards and tea-trading stuff to mail to people yesterday and one of the teas I sent was this one. I had the box beside me on the kitchen table and it kept tempting me with its wonderful sweet, nutty odor. But as it was late I knew I couldn’t have a black tea (or I’d be awake unil 5 am).

So this morning the first thing I did was open the tea cupboard and pounce on this tea. :D

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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87

had another cup a couple nights ago. i didn’t realize that this “tea” is really just peppermint leaves. and it tastes so good! just left the teabag in the cup because of celestial seasonings no bag thing and my i-don’t-want-to-wash-a-spoon thing =P

have to say that this is a very calming tea, almost feels like chamomile. am thinking about getting a box/stealing another bag from my friend =D

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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