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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…
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.
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.
The scent is right, but the rest is all wrong. For once, celestial seasoning’s obsession with propping up fruit teas with tons of hibiscus tartness would make sense. But no! There is no tart cranberry or hibiscus flavor in sight. This is a dull plasticy flavor that tastes very synthetic. I don’t know how else to describe it. Wait, I do! It has the same aftertaste as old jolly rancher candies. What is that weird flavor?
1 bag left in my first box, and a full second box. Still think that will not be nearly enough to last me until next Christmas. My grocery store, which had a full display a few weeks ago, is down to a few Sugar Plum Spices and Nutcracker Sweets, aka the teas no one likes in the holiday collection. And they weren’t even on deep discount yet! Blergh.
So after reading about this for the last few days on Steepster, I had to stop by the only grocery store anywhere near my neighborhood that was carrying CS’ holiday teas. Unfortunately this is the only one they had (I REALLY wanted Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride), but I’m glad I grabbed the last box – this stuff is delicious. Of course, it’s not extraordinarily refined, but it is sweet and smooth and perfect for mellowing out. Perfect blend of peppermint and vanilla.
I actually really like some CS teas. Tension Tamer and the new Sleepytime Vanilla are tasty and get the job done. And their Sweet Apple Chamomile was one of the first teas I ever fell in love with.