Celestial Seasonings

Recent Tasting Notes

I don’t personally care for the fruity teas served warm, but this one does make a nice change to normal iced tea in the summer. Mix it half and half with regular tea bags for just a hint of the fruit and sweeten it for a Southern twist.

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I made a cup of this last night with two bags instead of one and I really liked it a lot. Maybe I’ve been using too much water in the past. However, I was really, really tired, so I fell asleep before finishing the cup. Boo!

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I started the day with this, but barely drank any of it! It was a hectic morning, and by the time I got back to this mug, it was cold. I really didn’t like it cold. I didn’t sweeten it, so that could have been the culprit, though.

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94

Needed this after a long day..

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67

well i went to the store to get their holiday teas and they didnt have any at all :( so i got a box of the 5 different flavors and this is the first im trying.

the color is much darker than i expected which is making me wuss out a bit lol

it reminds me of a candy cane, its good, im glad i tried it! now i want to try this loose leaf to see if its better (prob is lol)
i dont normally drink herbal teas but everyones reviews of minty teas has got me in a mint mood! i think this would be delicious if i added hot chocolate to it :) i wont because im already relaxed on the couch :p

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78

I liked this tea. You could really taste the raspberry flavors in the tea and it made an excellent thing to come home to after wandering around outside doing errands on a particularly cold day. If you want an inexpensive tea that tastes pretty good, I would definitely suggest checking out Raspberry Zinger.

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70

I shared a pot of this with my mother, brother, and boyfriend as we decorated my mother’s X-mas tree this evening. This time the tea was steeped in a four-cup pot with only two teabags, so it was more dilute than normal, but still quite festive-tasting. The plum flavour was a lot stronger, though not as sweet as before, and the cinnamon, while warming, was a lot less in-your-face.

Preparation
Boiling

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56

An enjoyable tea, but for the most part not particularly rememberable.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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50

I’m having another cup of Sugar Plum Spice for a late evening herbal tonight. I brewed it for a min longer, which didn’t make the taste a lot stronger. I saved the bag for a second brew but will probably not have anymore tea tonight.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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17

I’ve been trying to dilute one cup of this down with milk all day. The natural cherry flavor is really strong and it’s difficult to taste much else except a very flat blackberry leaf note. I would have personally been happier without the cherry flavor — it’s a bit like medicine. Sugar does make it better, though.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 45 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I’m not a fan of this one either!

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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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