Celestial Seasonings

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76

I had a stress-induced heavy duty stomach ache this morning, so I had to go for something gentle & minty, and this was exactly what I needed. It sure didn’t wake me up, but it made me feel well enough to be able to eat lunch! Tastes and smells pretty amazing as well—much love to Candy Cane Lane!

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4 min, 0 sec

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76

This is a good “upset stomach” tea, which is what I used it for today. I wish it actually had some flavour to it, but the incredible smell almost makes up for the bland minty green tea taste. Still not a favourite, but I upped the rating just a bit because I do usually enjoy it when I have some.

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4 min, 0 sec

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76

Drank this today because I didn’t want any caffeine. I am never impressed with the taste of it (there isn’t really any taste), but the smell is awesome. I usually drink this when I am sick or can’t have any caffeine, but it takes me forever to get through a whole box.

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85

I just have to comment some more on this one. The color is like a black cup of coffee. This is probably my favorite Celestial Seasonings from what I’ve tried. Really good. I guess I like the black teas with a vanilla flavor.

Preparation
8 min or more

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85

This is actually a blacker tea than the other black teas I’ve tried from Celestial Seasonings. It’s a good thing! Perfect amount of spice.

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20

Don’t like it by itself, but it was tasty when I made apple spiced tea punch with it.

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90

This is pure peppermint, so you have to really like peppermint to enjoy this tea. I think it’s great. I steeped 4 min. with boiling water. It does work well to relieve an upset stomach so if that’s what you are looking for, I recommend this one.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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86

This stuff is really good and quite addicting. Very powerful taste. If you drink too much it starts to taste a bit like Hot Tamales candy after a while!

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1

Yuck! First brew and probably over steeped, but the overwhelming flavor I got was artificial banana. It reminded me of the flavoring of liquid medicines when I was a child. I will probably try it again, sigh, as I cannot give up on it so easily. Maybe if steeped for less time the flavor will mimic something enjoyable.

Cofftea

I can’t stand ANYTHING banana. I wouldn’t even try it if I knew it was in there.

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36

Meh. I really wanted to like this, but just can’t. The green tea by itself would be nice, and the berry flavor is nice, and would be nice by itself, but together they just don’t do it for me. If you like the flavored teas with more delicate flavors, you may like this, but it’s not really for me.

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99

Yummy! This tea was my favourite for almost a year until they took it off all the shelves to redesign the package. I had to go find another brand to get my almond fix. But I’d gladly get this again if I saw it. It does well as an iced tea :)

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39

To me, this is sickeningly sweet.

browns6

I want to buy it, but its only available online…and really expensive…Will you send me the rest of your box???

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78

Finished the box of teabags this morning. So long Nutcracker Sweet, until next Christmas. :)

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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78

I forgot to log this tea this morning. My box is getting quite low (nuuuuuuuu!) so I’m rationing it. :D

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78

A good, solid morning tea, despite the festive flavouring – and oh so very good with milk. :)

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Rena Sherwood

I use half and half and my Mom likes it straight. Versatile stuff. I’m glad I grabbed three or four boxes around New Years.

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78

Mmm I love the sweet, nutty gooness. This tea is redolent with notes of almonds and honey with a light sprinkling of spices. It makes me think of the holidays all over again. ;)

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Bethany

Hmm, I still have an unopened box of this in my cupboard. This description makes me want to pull it out and try it, finally.

Jillian

It’s really good with milk, I find. All CS holiday teas are good IMO, which makes up for the hibiscus overdose in their regular stock. ;)

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78

Had some with milk for breakfast – it makes a good, easy, early-morning tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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78

I’m waiting for several tea orders and a bunch of X-mas cards that are supposedly in the mail, but the Canada Post truck has been and gone today without delivering anything to my door. sigh

So I’m consoling myself with this tea, which has suitably festive air about it.

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Mitch Donaberger

I was curious to try it. It’s too snowy out to really hoof it out to the real tea-sellers in Pittsburgh, so I’ve been trying out the teas in plain sight at my grocery store. I’ve been plowing through Celestial Seasonings and have been pleasantly surprised at how good their offerings can be.

Nice to know this one’s good. I might try it out.

Jillian

I like CS’s X-mas teas more than I like their regular teas, to be honest. I’d also recommend their Candy Cane Lane.

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78

I was putting together X-mas cards and tea-trading stuff to mail to people yesterday and one of the teas I sent was this one. I had the box beside me on the kitchen table and it kept tempting me with its wonderful sweet, nutty odor. But as it was late I knew I couldn’t have a black tea (or I’d be awake unil 5 am).

So this morning the first thing I did was open the tea cupboard and pounce on this tea. :D

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78

I love the new site updates – fantastic job, guys!

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78

I’m really starting to love this tea. :)

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78

Now I remember what the scent of this tea reminds me off – Vanilla Almond Honeycrisp cereal! XD

I’m drinking it with some skim milk this time and it takes the sharper edge off of the black tea and lets the other flavours unfold nicely. It’s still vanilla with a hint of spice, but I’m also getting a bit of nut-flavour too, although I’m not sure which nut – almond or hazelnut maybe?

I also really appreciate the fact that the flavours aren’t so strong it feels like they’re trying to clock you in the face when you take a sip.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78

Oh dear lord, I can’t believe how hard it was to find CS’s holiday teas this year! I’ve been checking around for the past couple weeks and NONE of the major grocery stores had any. Finally I stumbled across them in a small natural-foods store, yesterday. Go figure.

I’ve actually never tried this particular one before so I was curious and intrigued by the description. In the box and while it was brewing the tea wafted fragrant and mouth-watering odors of vanilla with a hint of spices across the kitchen. Actually, I think it would make a lovely room-spray or perfumed candle.

I drank it without milk or any other additives this time, just so that I’d be able to experience the flavours unimpeded. First of all, for a tea that has an Assam base the black tea is surprisingly mild and easy-drinking, which is unusual since I’ve always had to add at least some milk to Assams to make it palatable. I’m still getting a hint of that characteristic malted flavour though and mixed with the vanilla it’s almost like caramel.

The vanilla is the most prominent flavour, it swirls delicately around the tip of the tongue with each sip. There’s also a slight hint of spices in there – maybe cinnamon or cloves? All in all it seems like it’s a pretty retiring sort of tea with no strong flavours that really stand out. And I don’t really mind it that way – sometimes it’s nicer NOT to be hit in the face with the taste of your own tea. ;D

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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