Celestial Seasonings

Recent Tasting Notes

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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60

After drinking Celestial Seasonings’ Gingerbread Spice holiday tea, I looked up the line of products on their website and saw that they had one called Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride. This sounded pretty delicious, and so began the search for this tea in grocery stores. I finally found it in a grocery store in Aledo, Texas, while on Christmas vacation.
The tea does have a sugar cookie and vanillay flavor. It’s a bit sweet already, so I wouldn’t recommend adding more than half a packet of sweetener at the most. While I do think this tea tastes like what it claims to taste like, I’m not actually sure if I like it all that much. It’s a bit too sweet and buttery in flavor. I certainly couldn’t drink more than one cup of this.
Not a terrible tea, but I probably wouldn’t buy it again after this box runs out. (If I ever manage to drink it all . . .)

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

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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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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

Backlogging. 7 days ago. Late Sunday night.

The February Backlog: From the 1st to today.

I haven’t had this one in quite a while. I remember it being not really a fave but also liking it decently okay. Warm and spiced with a touch of fruity, it was a nice enough cup to drink late at night.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 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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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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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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85

Split a pot of this with a friend tonight. Box is half gone, and I didn’t buy a backup. Tears.

Janefan

I have most of a box that I bought this Dec. Would you like me to send it to you? I am trying to “free my teas” this year and not hang on to tea I won’t drink. I didn’t care for it, so I just kept a few bags to try blending with something else since I do love the scent.

Bethany

Hah, I’m trying to “free my teas,” as well, but this is an exception since it’s limited edition. Would you be interested in a trade?

Janefan

Sure! I saw your list of Adagio sampler you’re looking to free: is the White Cucumber still available? I am curious to try it, or the Vanilla Oolong (2nd choice). Send me your address at AUSTENTATIOUS2003 GMAIL COM and I’ll get the SCSR out to you this week.

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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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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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86

I’m finally back to my home tea stash! It’s been a few days, and I’ve noticed I’m back to being my mopey, boring old self (none of this Alaska adventuring for me anymore…) — and also back to a house that looks like a hurricane went through it. My family isn’t into spring cleaning — we do winter cleaning. It’s still autumn down here in the contiguous 48, but I’ve seen enough snow and ice up in Alaska to make it winter already.

This is a great go-to tea for cleaning days. It’s flavorful, and I now taste the chamomile (after having about 5 cups in a row). I have an odd desire to somehow use this tea to make bath products — it smells that good. I only have three more teabags left, though (even the tea stash is getting a winter cleaning), so I have to decide whether I want to make a mess with body products or just enjoy the tea as it’s supposed to be…

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86

I like the taste of this tea; it reminds me of peaches’n’cream instant oatmeal. Neither the tea or the oatmeal truly tastes like the peaches grown in my region of the world — but I like it nonetheless. The only other peach tea I’ve had that I would rate better than this would be Lipton’s discontinued Sunspree Peach.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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59

Except for chamomile the other 2 flavors are not very pronounced, but it is a nice chamomile blend nevertheless. I brewed the bag twice, second time around with some green tea added to the pot which made for a nice variation.

Angrboda

Green with chamomile. Hey, that sounds like a great idea. makes note of this

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69

I don’t drink this for the taste, really, as I’m not the hugest fan of camomile. This doesn’t mean I don’t like it – I like it in the way I like favorite cereals of my childhood. Even though I don’t seek it out regularly, sometimes it just makes me feel at home. I keep it at work for its calming effects – it doesn’t make me tired, just relaxed. Few things do this.

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82

This is a Classic tea, for me anyway, I grew up drinking this tea. Sleepytime Extra is even better. Nice Mellow Tea…

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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