Celestial Seasonings

Recent Tasting Notes

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Candy Cane Lane is an absolute favorite! I love that it’s green tea based, and it’s minty with a hint of vanilla. I think it’s the vanilla that makes it so soothing. The icy coolness of the mint and the warmness of the vanilla combine to make this a spectacular tea, all year round! I love it so much, that I stock up at the holidays so that I can enjoy this every month.

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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Sweet, another fan of this tea! :D

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68

I have tried this tea 2 times and it was good though I think I over brewed it both times.

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76

Getting down to the last handful of bags of this blend, and it’s making me sad! I have to be in the right mood for it, but when I am it really hits the spot. Maybe I’ll write a letter to the people at Celestial Seasonings and ask if there’s a chance in hell they’ll ever bring it back… it’s really the only tea of theirs I’ve ever liked enough to repurchase (okay, besides Tension Tamer, but I don’t drink that for the taste!). This morning’s cup was lovely!

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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76

Slowly making my way through the last few bags of this blend… I wasn’t able to find it again in stores (I had a futile hope that it might reappear for the holidays), so I assume when it’s gone it’s gone! I drink it sparingly but there are only about 5 bags left! It’s sad that Celestial Seasonings has a blend that I like enough to repurchase (rare for me—I generally don’t love their teas), and it won’t be around for me to do so.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec
Meghann M

This sounds tasty, maybe it will come back for Valentine’s Day?

Alannah

I don’t think so, since it says discontinued. The seasonal teas (like the holiday line) still show up on the site all year, as far as I know. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for it but I’ve kind of lost hope that I’ll be able to buy more!

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76

Even though I don’t necessarily think this is the greatest tea in general, every time I drink it I appreciate the uniqueness of it. It’s just really nice to have something so different once in a while. I steeped it for a long time today and there was no bitterness or weird strong notes… just decent fruity black tea with a background of rose and tiniest hint of vanilla.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec
Jaime

May I ask where you found this tea at? I’ve been looking everywhere for it, and can’t find it anywhere near me.

Alannah

I got it at the very end of last year so I’m not sure if it’s seasonal or not (the box design has a kind of “gift box” design on it too), but I got it at a market called Sprouts here in Colorado. I don’t know if Sprouts is a big chain but it’s kind of like a much smaller Whole Foods/Sunflower Market type place.

Jaime

I’ve never heard of Sprouts, but will google and see if one’s anywhere near me. I’ll keep looking for it; I may have to cave and make an online order.

Jaime

Oh, and thanks for the info!

Alannah

I hope you can find it… I will be looking for another box myself in another month or two, and if I see it here I can easily pick one up for you! Let me know if you have any luck!

Jaime

Thank you so much!! That’s so great of you.

Alannah

I went and looked today, and they didn’t have any… I will start looking more frequently toward the holidays though! No problem, I am curious if it will reappear too!

Jaime

I was just going to purchase from CS’s website…it’s been discontinued.

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76

I’m getting toward the end of my current stash of this blend, and I’ve still got a fair amount left but I think I’ll miss this one when it’s all gone! I’ve been keeping an eye out in local stores to see if I could buy more if I wanted to, and I haven’t seen it anywhere. I think I bought it right after the holidays, and I got the last box and have never seen it since. Ah well, even if I never get more, it has been one of the only CS teas I’ve cared for and it’s one of the more unusual “big name brand” blends I’ve ever tried, so I’m glad I had the chance to enjoy it!

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec
mpierce87

I wonder if it is one of their seasonal collection teas. I missed out on picking up several of those last year (Sugar Cookie and the like) and now I have to wait until the holidays again. I hope you find your tea again this year!

Alannah

I’m not sure if it’s seasonal or not—maybe just a limited release? I live in Colorado so I see those holiday teas in stores for a good few months after the new year… I should start buying extras for people like you who want them partway through the year! I used to drink a lot of Nutcracker Sweet, but they seem to have changed the blend a bit and it isn’t as good any more. I also occasionally enjoy the Candy Cane Lane blend from time to time.

mpierce87

Yeah, I was so bummed about the seasonal ones this year. I was just getting into tea and I saw them at the store but didn’t go for it. By the next time I went to the store I had read lots of great things concerning them and was determined to pick some up…but alas, I was not successful. I am definitely stocking up this year though!

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76

Every time I see this tea in my cabinet, I have to remind myself that it doesn’t taste like it smells (or sounds) and that I won’t mind drinking it. I still don’t get excited over this blend, but it’s a decent tea (and mild, as someone else also noted). I just can’t get over the association my brain has with the smell because it’s convinced it’s an herbal blend with that strong rose/strawberry scent.

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76

This is one of the more unusual smelling teas I’ve ever tried—the strawberry and rose notes are really strong, with the vanilla in the background. Taste-wise, it’s not quite as exotic… the strawberry stands out the most to me, with just a touch of vanilla and the rose is pretty much lost in the equation. I’m more than halfway through my box of this, and I’m still undecided about how much I like it. At first I definitely wasn’t impressed, but it’s kind of grown on me when I’m in the right mood for it. I think my nose fools my brain into thinking it’s an herbal blend (I don’t drink herbal teas), and so it’s hard for me to allow myself to like it.

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47

Almost over-steeped this today, but it turned out to be a happy accident because it actually tasted better! Not even slighly bitter either. I think 5 min. will be my standard steeping time for this tea from now on!

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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47

Every time I drink this, it just makes me wish I had a really wonderful earl grey blend. Once I finish this box up, I’ll be on the search (not that this one was a real contender to begin with… I just had a coupon for it)!

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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47

This blend was my choice for my second cup of tea today (we’re getting snow tonight—it’s a hot tea kind of day), and it tasted better than usual. I brewed it slightly less than I normally would, so maybe that’s key. Pleasantly surprised—yay!

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47

Faced with the choice between three mediocre-at-best black teas today, I chose this. Maybe this stuff is wearing me down but it tastes better than usual, for some reason. Could just be the low expectations and already-melancholy mood, though.

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47

This tastes better when you can’t really taste, just fyi! A good black tea if you’re sick and congested.

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47

Normally I wouldn’t have bought Earl Grey from Celestial Seasonings, but I had a coupon and it was the only appealing blend in stock at the time. It’s actually not bad, but I probably wouldn’t buy it again.

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87

Celestial Seasonings is one of my favorite tea companies, and their peppermint is one of my favorite peppermint teas as well as one of my favorite teas overall.

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