Celestial Seasonings

Recent Tasting Notes

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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drank Chamomile by Celestial Seasonings
53 tasting notes

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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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80

I really liked this tea, exactly for the reason that the vanilla muted the overwhelming flowery-ness of the original. I like fruity teas, but not really floral teas. And this was no longer overwhelmingly floral. It was just a nice mellow tea for sipping as I went to bed. Yum.

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100

This is a wonderful Christmas blend. I’m having it tonight steeped in a pretty normal little tea or coffee mug, to take off the edge of being so far from home and from my normal holidays celebrations. It’s sweet and earthy and the spice hits just right. (Which I really, really wasn’t expecting, because I remember disliking this Celestial Christmas blend a lot last year.)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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18

I love almonds, however I did not enjoy this tea at all.

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73

This is a nice tea and one of the few Celestial Seasonings teas that works for me. Great as a morning tea for friends who are over early or for myself when I’m out of my other yerba mates.

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26

I’m a huge fan of white tea. I am not a huge fan of Celestial Seasonings. I should have known better, but the idea of pear white tea (now that Republic of Tea no longer has one) was irresistible. Like most, I was disappointed. White tea has to be steeped in a different way, but this still didn’t make a great cup. The pear flavor was too subtle and it seems they tried to compensate for that with vanilla. Vanilla overpowers the pear and isn’t terribly strong itself.

The idea was a good one, but is hardly perfect. I’d like to see a redone version with more pear, no vanilla, and higher quality tea leaves. You usually get what you pay for. $2 tea is still $2 tea. Anyone who had a bitter cup, make sure you use less than boiling water and only steep for a minute or two. Better white teas will still be good if you steep them longer, but this one gets quite bitter.

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec

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64

I’m a huge fan of spearmint so this is a great tea for me. While it doesn’t exactly put me to sleep it’s great when you’re winding down after dinner.

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

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42

Weird concoction of floral and grassy flavors with a hint of mint. Somewhat of an identity crisis, but manages to hold it’s own.

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73

This tea is quite tasty, though all of the flavors are very “light”. I think that’s a good thing, though, because, with a lot of the flavored green teas, the added flavors tend to overwhelm the green tea. Not so in this case.

I’d definitely try this again.

(I received this tea in a tea swap on Livejournal.)

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10

perfumey scent but no pear flavor when brewed. Blah. I couldn’t give mine away!

Grinnyguy

You’re not alone. Looks like this tea has the lowest rating of any tea that has been rated more than once. It must be awful!

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