Celestial Seasonings

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100

I’m rather fond of the tart teas, so I like to steep this one quite strong to get that slight hint of tart to it. I really love this tea.

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81

This tea is great when I have a craving for something sweet.
I know it’s supposed to be for bedtime, but I normally have it in the mornings with toast and jam.

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85

When I was a kid this tea was part of my bedtime ritual.
Sleepytime tea and a book read by dad:-)

Today I enjoy drinking it whenever, but it will always remind me of my childhood.

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67

I recently (re)discovered Celestial Seasonings. My mother drank it for years, but I always thought of Celestial for “Sleepy Time.” Well, I decided to give them another try. Lately, I’ve been really into drinking a cup of green tea at night after dinner, so I opted for a flavored Green Tea. Lo and behold, I am very pleased. The fruitiness in this tea is slightly on the tart side, but not in an unpleasant way. This blend also includes some white tea (“for smoothness”) and I think it works to counteract any bitter after taste. All in all, I am satisfied with this tea, but it doesn’t top the myriad green tea/citrus combinations.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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80

Peach is my favorite of all fruit teas. This tea delivers! It’s soft and sweet and would probably be good iced or mixed with another fruit tea, though I’ve only had it hot and on its own.

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55

It smells nice, but the taste is a little weak for fruit tea.

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65

I love fruit teas, and this tea smells and tastes pretty good. It’s very strong, though. The berry taste becomes too intense if this tea is brewed for more than a few minutes.

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100

I love this ti and probably always will. I adore the taste of lemon, and everything is absolutely just right with this ti. The scent, the taste, and the beautiful red. I drink it sweetened because I have a die-hard sweet-tooth, but I would drink it unsweetened if I had no splenda to-hand.

My standard ’I’m cold and mopey, cheer me up magical drink!’ ti. Maybe I’ll find a new one someday, but I haven’t yet.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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55

I am coming to think this is easily the best tea in the herbal sampler. It’s definitely blueberry. It’s not as tart as some of the others, even when steeped at the maximum recommended steep time. Blueberries are a bit tart to begin with so it doesn’t seem overly odd for a blueberry herbal to be tart. As opposed to some of the other herbals in this sampler where the tartness seems more out of place.

I’d already put my computer to sleep last night before I made this herbal so I couldn’t check and see how long I’d steeped it last time. I went with the maximum recommended steeping time because I remembered several of the herbals from this sampler being too light at the minimum (4 min). It stood up to the longer steeping well. A bit too tart and vaguely berried initially, as it cooled the blueberry really came out and blended well with the tartness. I may try steeping it 30 seconds less next time, but I don’t think it will need to go any lower.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec
I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Bumped up the rating from high “drinkable” to mid “decent and drinkable”.

gmathis

Good iced for summer, too.

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55

Backlogging.

I drink True Blueberry for the second time yesterday night. I steeped it 30 seconds longer. It was good but didn’t seem as good as it was the previous night. I’m going to steep it a little longer next time.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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55

Backlogging.

On Wednesday night, I tried another tea from the Celestial Seasoning sampler Barbara gave me. I went for the True Blueberry this time. There were four bags instead of the three there were supposed to be in the sample packet. This isn’t the first time this has happened to me in a Celestial Seasoning sampler. I even got five bags once.

Since these fruit herbals have steeped quite strong at their recommended four to six minute, I steeped this one at only 3 minutes. I had hoped to maybe get another steep out of the bag but I didn’t – too watery. The blueberry flavor was light, smooth, and only a little tart at the end. It was easy to drink. I do think I’ll try steeping this longer next time.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
vicki arnold

I bought some Adagio’s Berry Blast for a large tea party this past weekend. Although I liked the flavor, I was afraid that others would find it too tart. I decided to blend it with Celestial Seasoning’s True Blue Berry & Tazo’s Wild Sweet Orange to soften the blow! It turned out so amazing! But I also love this tea all by itself, it’s my favorite right-off-the-grocery-store-shelf fruit tea! M-m-m-m, Blueberry.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Sounds interesting. I just happen to have some Wild Sweet Orange on hand too…

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59

Still a very fake vanilla (which tastes even stranger laid over the real mint and chamomile) but it is soothing, and sometimes it’s nice to just toss a bag in a mug for bedtime.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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