Celestial Seasonings

Recent Tasting Notes

63

very good, but not better than much of the other darjeelings I’ve had.
the mango is definitely there, just barely… could be because it was 2 days expired
:)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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80

Good blend of peppermint, not to over powering, but still noticeable, easily drinkable without honey.

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

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88

teabag + vitasoy + water + microwave = soy tea latte =]

it didn’t steep fully the first time, but after microwaving again it was very tasty. i need to convince my brother to teach me how to use his espresso machine. foam would make this super yummy.

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7

Threw this one away after a few cups over a week or so. Drinkable, “coffeeish” but I’d much rather have Irish Breakfast tea!

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92

I just had to add how much i love peppermint sticks and candy canes (big Christmas fan ). The stick i put in my tea has dissolved and oh my gawd, it is Christmas in a cup. AMAZING

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92

I think it was the Christmas spirit (sorry if i am being politically incorrect :P ) that got me to buy this tea. It has a lovely mint flavor, and tastes more like a candy cane, or peppermint stick than a tea. I know it is a bit unorthodox (you can yell at me later) but i’m actually stirring this with a peppermint stick not, with just a touch of sugar, and it is great! Overall, a great tea to get you in the “Holiday” ( :P ) spirit.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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67

A nice, light, sweet tea. Tastes best iced on a hot summer day!

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35

Not a bad tea. A little too much vanilla for me. I can’t drink it hot, but it can be refreshing iced. Probably won’t replace the box when this one runs out, though.

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73

A good, calming tea. The flavor is very nice. Not my favorite, but I like to keep it around.

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87

Another Celestial Seasonings favorite. Great flavor, and very soothing. i use this as a “comfort” tea.

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89

Great tea! I got into peppermint during the summer when I wanted hot tea that was soothing to a sore throat but cooling at the same time. The mint gives a “cool finish,” the flavor is wonderful, and it smells so good! I tend to just leave the bag in until the cup is gone, but I like my tea pretty strong.

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70

A great tea if you are careful about steeping time. Gets way too strong if you leave the bag in for too long. Bags don’t “age” well (so, if it takes you a long time to get through a box, I would advise buying it for autumn/winter, when apple spice is in the air, so you’ll use it up quicker). Still, one of my top teas. Smells great! Someday, I’ll have to try steeping it in cider instead of water…

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98

Heart! I’m so glad I finally found this. I sniffed the pepperminty box all the way home from the store and was burning with anticipation. My steeped cuppa smells strongly of peppermint. The taste is more honey-vanilla, with a cool peppermint aftertaste. It reminds me of celestial seasoning’s honey vanilla chamomile…with peppermint. I love it. I just wish I’d taken note of the green tea aspect before gulping it down in the evening. Here’s crossing my fingers for sleep tonight!

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec
maozed

It’s decaf though, right? I’ve had this in the evenings with no trouble before.

mindala

Yes, it is. I’m just super sensitive to caffeine. Decaf eliminates jitteryness and panic attacks, but it still keeps me up.

maozed

Ah, I see. Good luck with the sleeps!

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64

I like this tea a lot. The peppermint is pretty powerful but the hot mint is refreshing and invigorating. It’s a perfect holiday flavor.

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

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34

I know I’m supposed to love this tea…but it kind of tastes like bubble gum to me and I sleep terribly after drinking it. The peppermint flavor and aroma is definitely the strongest part of the tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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35

Not so hot and the flavor lasts in your mouth too long.

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

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72

I don’t care what anyone says, I like this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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75

The gentle fruit flavor in this tea manages to be both invigorating and soothing at the same time. Peach is a very safe, comforting flavor, and Celestial Seasonings has done well to capture the sweetness in a hot tea…!

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55

Just kind of bland. I’ve never had the original Sleepytime (I’m more of a Tension Tamer girl, myself), so I don’t know how this compares. The vanilla is very subtle; more of a creamy aftertaste than anything else.

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63

This tea is good for what it is – cheap, bagged black tea with added caffeine (mate, I believe). It created to provide energy and not necessarily to be delicious; however, it is drinkable (unlike the India Spice Chai I’ve tried from CS, which is supposed to be tasty—bleargh). I prefer this to coffee when I have to stay awake for an all-nighter. However, this isn’t the kind of tea you make just to relax and enjoy. This tea requires sugar and is good with or without milk. I wouldn’t mistake this for chai, but the flavor profile is similar. Unfortunately, it has been discontinued by Celestial Seasonings.

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10

The worst chai I have ever tasted. Prior to trying this tea, I was under the impression that chai was pretty hard to mess up. Let me preface this by saying that I am not a “chai snob”; I grew up on homemade masala chai tea and enjoy the loose-leaf varieties, but I’ve also been impressed with the not-so-expensive bagged offerings from Tazo and Stash Teas. So, I was under the impression that maybe chai was just this miracle brew that was just impossible to screw up. Yeah, I was wrong. I’ve tried this chai with and without milk, with and without sugar, light steep time to long steep time, different temperatures of water. Every single time it comes out tasting like bitter cardboard marinated in cinnamon. I don’t know how else to describe it. Avoid at all costs and try Tazo or Stash if you’re looking for bagged chai.

Cofftea

This is sad! But I’m liking this because I appreciate the heads up. Loose (IMO) is better, but sometimes I’m just lazy. Have you tried Bigelow’s Vanilla chai? That was my 1st experience w/ chai. In a completely uncontroled steeping environment too- hot water of an unknown temp at an airport and I didn’t time the steeping.

S

I haven’t tried the Bigelow vanilla chai yet…how did you like it? Have you tried it after the airport experience? For me, chai IS lazy tea, and most of my chai is bagged. :) I want chai when I want to be comforted and warm, and bagged chai is perfect for those times!

Cofftea

It was good! I haven’t tried it since then because I try to avoid bagged tea due to a personal preference. My favorite chais are the tea I’m craving + chai spice mix. I’m very picky about all my flavored teas. I like to be able to taste the tea and not just the flavor. That allows me to not only have any flavor chai I want, but to control the spice level.

S

Do you have any recommendations for loose leaf chai? I am also not a fan of bagged teas (chai being the exception, because it works so well in a rush). I’ve heard disappointing things about loose leaf chai, so I haven’t worked up the will to order some yet. (Not to mention, Celestial Seasonings ruined my faith in chai reviews…there are so many good reviews on Amazon for it! Maybe I just received a bad batch…)

Cofftea

I say drink what you like, so pair chai spice mix w/ any tea you like. I like Adagio’s chocolate chip and rum teas. Their green chai and thai chais are pretty amazing too. I also like to make chai w/ green caramel and caramel creme oolong. I’m thinking I’m gonna have to make a premium sencha chai sometime too;)

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90

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90

I love this tea, i found it in a grocery store recently at first think nothing of it, but then remembering how much i drank it when i was younger. i am not sure if i like ti beacuse of the taste, or the nostalgia.

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