Celestial Seasonings

Recent Tasting Notes

70

Why does this tea taste so sweet to me? Looking at the ingredient list I have no clue what might be causing it, but it’s almost like there’s a spoonful of sugar in the bag. Maybe the plum flavouring? Although I’d expect that to be a bit more tart.

Hm.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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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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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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70

It’s been over year since I drank this tea and clearly my memory has faded a bit in the meantime as I took a sip and WHOA! -What a kick from the cinnamon and the sweetness! It’s less of a ‘bleh’ reaction than a oookaaay-maybe-I-won’t-steep-this-quite-as-long-next-time reaction. I do wonder what’s causing the sweetness, I’ll have to peruse the ingredient list on the box. is curious now

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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91

Bought a Celestial Seasonings fruit tea sampler box recently and now they are all but gone. My favorite of them all is Dark Cherry, would definitely buy a whole box of those if I ever come across it. The smell and the taste are indeed of dark cherry!
I loved most teas in the box as they are caffeine free and make the best end of day “desert” before bed.

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67
drank Chamomile by Celestial Seasonings
45 tasting notes

I am not big on Chamomile but I am ending my day with this cup today since I have been staying up till 5am for the past 2 weeks and just can’t seem to get myself to bed any earlier, hoping this helps. Somehow I never really want to have Chamomile so only drink it in hopes of a quiet night or as a mix with other herbs when I am experimenting. But when I do have it the taste is unique and pleasant.

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95

Just made a Candy Cane Lane White Russian. Took a Candy Cane Lane tea bag and steeped in good helping of vodka for approx 10 minutes. Poured over ice, added simple syrup and half and half.

Wow. That was amazing. :)

Cofftea

Oh dang! Would do it w/o simple syrup for me, but that sounds AMAZING. Maybe add some Godiva liquor too?

Jillian

That’s genius! I’ll have to give it a try.

wombatgirl

Without the simple syrup it was a little.. overly vodka-y. But maybe peppermint schnapps?

Cofftea

Don’t get me wrong, I love peppermint schnapps… but I’m thinking that might make it too pepperminty since it’s a candy cane tea.. peppermint schnapps would be a great choice for another adult tea beverage though- maybe a chocolate tea?

mpierce87

I think I might have to try this later tonight!

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95

Yum.

I need something to get me through this business trip, and this is helping, a lot. I love how creamy and minty and just yummy this is.

LENA

Where are you at this time?

wombatgirl

Coralville, Iowa.

LENA

anything cool in the area?

wombatgirl

tea-wise? No. Other-stuff wise? Yeah. Good restaurants and decent shopping. And an outlet mall on the way home. :)

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95

Oh wow. I love this tea. Definitely minty with a full body behind it. The mint isn’t very sharp. I can hardly taste the green tea, but it’s got a nice complex flavor that almost has a bit of a smooth mouthfeel to it. Yum.

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87

my first experience with rooibos outside of starbucks/CBTL. gotta say pretty yummy. i drank some plain – yummy – decided to add some vanilla creamer – also yummy and reminded me of a mix of a chai tea latte and vanilla rooibos tea latte from CBTL, my two favorites. perfect combination of sweet and spicy.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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51
drank Chamomile by Celestial Seasonings
53 tasting notes

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70
Madison Bartholemew

Green Tea tea with milk and sugar? What kind of tea do you use that doesn’t get overpowered? Now I’m curious and I want to try this irreligious concoction!

Cofftea

@Madison- I totally agree… I can’t even see myself adding milk (I never add sweetener) to a green based chai.

Ricky

Well here’s the thing, whenever I get tea from a street vendor or a corner store, I add milk and sugar. It’s my breakfast tea. Seeing as they use Lipton, black tea with milk and sugar is really weak and tasteless to me. If I think about it, the milk does overwhelm the green tea. The green tea they use is celestial. With the milk added the tea looks like I’m brown murky 2% milk. Now I can’t say why, but I just enjoy green tea with milk and sugar more than black. Now loose tea is a different story, I haven’t tried loose tea with milk and sugar yet, but I’ll have to experiment.

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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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87

mm, this was really yummy. had it last night and made me feel like christmas. =] since it’s herbal and i didn’t brew it that long, the flavor was light but the mintyness was strong. i had it along with a few gingersnaps, great pairing.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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67

It’s chamomile. What else can you say? This classic tea is awesome at calming your stomach after a huge meal.

Little known fact: if you’re a tea bee like me and have more access to tea than simple necessities like burn cream, you can steep a cup of chamomile, put it in the freezer and use the drink to treat burn wounds.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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53

This one is nice enough. I steep it forever. I think my continual beef with it is that it can’t deliver the warm, soft gingerbread cookie texture and flavor and I keep having to remind myself it is tea. It’s a very mellow and gentle ginger-y flavor, and the spice gives it a kick. I don’t drink it with sugar or honey, simply boiled and cooled for a short time. It does come off sweet in a few sips without being sugary all on its own.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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53

I remember this one being okay but not spectacular.

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78

I added three drops each of honey and lemon. Sure, it has them in it already, but I have a voice jury in 3 hours. Going to go eat a small lunch and warm up in a while, but for now I’ll just relax and focus my mind. I love this tea!

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78

Made some in my travel mug, which I took (empty) with me to the student center, and had refilled with very hot water. The second steep, unfortunately, yielded too bland a tea. I even let the bag just sit in the water. Took it out once in a while to test, but that shouldn’t affect it too much. So note to self: additional steeps are too watered down.
Drinking lots of tea because I have a voice jury in 2.5 hours. Joy.

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78

A lot of my favorite things are in this tea. Green tea, plus a little white, means a milder tea flavor. Honey and lemon are typical remedies for vocalists, and the ginseng adds a nice spiciness that isn’t overpowering. I should drink this on a regular basis during seasons I typically have more allergy problems, or if I’m about to come down with something.

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65

Ginger is my favorite spice, and so when I saw this in the shop last night, I had to get it, even though I’m trying to move to loose leaf rather than bagged tea. (And two other boxes came home too, but we’ll not speak of that. )

Once I removed the plastic, I was surprised that the the scent was so.. weak. Once brewed, the spice scent still had less ginger than expected, but was definitely better than just the smell of the tea bags.

Flavor-wise, it’s definitely a cookie flavor, and the tea tastes like a mild gingerbread cookie. The ginger doesn’t have a bite to it, and you can taste a few of the other spices.

I am enjoying this tea, but likely won’t buy another box – I prefer my flavors bold, and this is very mellow. But, it’s good, and if you like spice tea and mild gingerbread cookies, this is good stuff!

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80

From http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2378/tea-review-celestial-seasonings-sleepytime-vanilla-3/ – It’s all About the Leaf – go read more reviews!

I have a confession. I consider myself an herbal tea fan. Yet, I hate chamomile.

And a lot of teas, especially ones designed to soothe and relax, like to focus on chamomile. So I used to convince myself (on those nights where I’ve had a horrible long day and want a nice, mellow cup of tea to help me relax) that maybe the chamomile won’t be so bad this time. So I brew, and I relax, and I sip. And then I go and calmly dump the cup out and wonder why it’s still on my shelf of tea. Blech.

This cycle continued until I found Sleepytime Vanilla. This is an herbal tea, designed to relax you. And it has chamomile in it. And I actually like it. The blend of mint and vanilla with the chamomile mellows the flavor, and enhances the brew. As you sip, you’re first hit by the mint and chamomile, pleasantly combined, then the vanilla shows up with a creamy aftertaste. The flavors play off each other, and remove whatever it is that consistently makes me go BLEA.

These days, when I’ve had a horrible long day and want to relax, this tea is the one that finds its way into my cup. I sip contentedly, and actually gain that relaxation I am so craving.

CHAroma

This made me laugh out loud! Hilarious!

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80

I’m making a huge mistake by drinking this at my desk today. I really love this tea, but work may not be the best place to drink it.

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