Celestial Seasonings

Recent Tasting Notes

56

used a bag of this to make a simple ochazuke (green tea rice soup) for breakfast using some leftover rice & edamame. Mmmm…

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

I’d use a different green tea, but the general idea sounds good! But for breakfast?

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56

another soothing morning tea

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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56

I find this really soothing at a lukewarm/room temp. I am icing the rest to see how it is.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Janefan

Verdict: it’s ok iced, but I definitely like it better warm. The roasted rice flavor seems to blend better that way.

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56

I’ve created a monster! Genmaicha + malted milk powder + matcha powder + milk = ??? Just playing around, inspired by 52teas malted genmaicha which I did not buy but probably should have. I think this concoction would be great with the right ratios. It’s drinkable as is. Not sure why I feel the need to add anything to this tea, as I used to like it just fine as it.

Cofftea

Try sprinkling matcha over popcorn or rice cereal:)

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56

Brewed for 2 min, then stirred in about 2/3 tsp matcha powder (from teavana) to make my own “Genmaimatcha” since I’ve been coveting the American Tea Room blend after reading everyone rave notes/ratings.

I like that the nutty/cereal flavor of the toasted rice tempers that sweet tone in the matcha, while also tempering the grassiness by supplying a complementary depth. (Does that make any sense? It’s Friday and my brain is fried…)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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56

this was my intro to genmaicha (green tea w toasted rice). I’ve not tried other more “authentic” versions, but I love the soothing toasted rice smell and taste, plus a bit of green tea bitterness. I tend to have this when I’ve “overindulged” in food or drink and want to feel better.

Cofftea

Adagio teas has a great one as well.

Janefan

lowered my rating due to poor quality control. Brewed a cup where the toasted rice was singed/burnt. Didn’t realize it until I took a sip, but then I dumped it right out. Totally ruined the flavor.

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81

I’m having a bad, bad, bad day, but this tea at least came out well. It’s comfortingly sweet, but I still put white sugar in it. My Mom doesn’t put any sweetener in it. Nice aftertaste. Chai-like.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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76

This tea has a warm and spicy aroma. I don’t know if I would buy it again (I possibly will) but I have enjoyed it. It’s flavor is stalwart and a bit of milk is a nice touch. It’s a good late-night unwinder and has none of the insipidity that some “bedtime” or chamomile teas can have.

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90

I enjoyed the flavors in this tea. I have to be very careful with chamomile in a tea as I’m not generally a huge fan. But the flavors in this one seem very well-balanced. Bonus is that, yes, it did help me get to sleep.

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69

It’s like drinking a cup of weird — but a nice kind of weird. I love the artwork on the box. One day I hope Celestial Seasonings could add Prozac to the mix. It would make taking my antidepressants a lot more fun.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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62

So I’m getting a lot of marshmallow out of this tea today. V. strange, but still awesome and holiday-y. I’m so at odds as to whether or not I like that its decaf. I like to being able to drink it before bed, but I need a kick to study.
I’m wondering if adding actual green tea to this will distort the flavor more than I’m okay with.
On a side note:
SNOW! I FINALLY GOT SOME. I AM PUMPED. for the 1/2 cm thats in very small patches…but its snow!

takgoti

Yeeeeah! Snow!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Snow! I’m not going to get any here in SC so enjoy yours, teafiend.

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62

I am so happy I decided to buy this! So yummy and wintery and I can have right before bed! It smells very heavily of vanilla and tastes exactly as I want it to. I’m really liking the peppermint/vanilla, and the touch of cinnamon and spice is a bonus. As for the green tea aspect, its really just the vector and nothing special, but it really doesn’t need to be. A down point is that the tea does taste semi-stale, but I wasn’t really expecting high-quality leaves from this.
I like how sweet the aftertaste is especially because I refuse to put sugar in anything and rarely have sweet drinks. I do however eat cake like its my job.

Rena Sherwood

My Mom won;t put any sugar in her Candy Cane Lane, either. I put white or brown sugar in my Candy Cane Lane. I’m not proud ;-) I hadn’t noticed any stale taste from my box. I can’t detect the green tea at all. If you write to Celestial Seasonings and complain, they may send you a free bag or coupons or something.

teafiend

oooo, I like the way you think. I think you’re the only person I’ve heard of that puts brown sugar in tea.

Sarah M

I get the stale taste from everything Celestial Seasonings. I think it just comes with the territory.

silvermage2000

Nice post I do think candy cane lane I’s a minty vanilla unique tea. And pretty good to.

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64

Too much blackberry for me.

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63

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65

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71

This I’s a good white tea with apple and some vanilla. Really balanced.

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74

I had a cup of this earlier. I really enjoy the peach and the orange in here. I think this tea is pretty good.

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74

This smells orange-peach like. I steeped it up may of steeped too long though. The color a orange peach color. This taste like orange and peach with abit of a tang or sourness to it. In fact this tastes like those peach sour gummy rings. I still think this is good though.

Cofftea

Paprika? Too funny.

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