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Drank a double-strength mug of this before bed last night. I’m thinking that I might make chamomile an important part of my tea-drinking regimen, because I drank like four cups of chamomile-based tea yesterday, and I slept like a log and felt great when I woke up this morning. I did some reading up on chamomile, and although it’s pretty unexciting flavorwise, it provides a number of wonderful health benefits, such as helping with nausea, digestive problems, sleeplessness, and mild stress.
This is the classic go-to bedtime tea. I often forget about it for months at a time, forget how nice a blend it actually is, and then dig it out, think, Eh, why not?, brew up a cup of it, and remember why I always seem to have a box of it around. It’s mild and minty, extremely soothing, and puts me right to sleep, but not in a clearly-this-tea-is-going-to-knock-me-out-way. It’s more like a gentle nudge- my eyelids start drooping after I’m 2/3 of the way into the mug, and I feel more inclined to snuggle up with a book under the covers.
Sometimes, the old, tried-and-true sleep remedies like chamomile tea work the best.
I thoroughly enjoy this one. You’d think that it would be really bitter and unpleasant, but it is actually very smoky and mellow. This morning, I chose it because mate helps me to feel full (thus, I don’t feel the need to overindulge with mid morning snacks) and because it is super efficient at waking me up without giving me jitters.
I tasted burnt toast notes, chocolate, and earth. Absolutely wonderful idea to mix mate and black tea together! They really work well as a blend.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate, Earth
As noted in some of the other comments, the tea definitely does taste like those candy peach rings. I don’t like to leave the tea bag for this one in all too long otherwise it taste somewhat over-herbally to me. If you leave it in for just a minute or so, it has the sweet taste of peach rings, but very minimal fragrance.
It’s a good tea for daytime or nighttime. One of my co-workers loves it.
I can just tell that this tea is full of good stuff. It tastes like Sleepytime tea with echinacea, which is what it is. Just a good tea to have on hand in case anyone starts to feel a cold coming on. I don’t think I’d drink it for pleasure, because it’s a pretty straightforward medicinal herbal blend, but for its intended purpose, I’d give it a gold star.
I have now come to the conclusion that there is a somewhat odd taste to this blend. I reached for it tonight craving vanilla but without wishing to use cream (as I do for my #1 decaf vanilla choice—Vanilla Comoro). I finished off my supply of Sleepytime Vanilla last night.
I probably won’t buy this one again, but I may finish this box.
Weird cup of this tonight…
Basically it was just heavily spiced and, for the first time ever, the plum tasted artificial in an ungodly and unpleasant way. I think this was just a bad cup though – the teabag used was the last one out of the original group of them that VariaTEA sent me and it was probably covered in tea dust bits from all the other teabags stored in the same bag. All the icky “shaken out” bits…
Tea of the afternoon here… planning to take it easy for the day since the Aleve regime the Dr. has put me on is making me totally nauseous. Not fun when you have to make a choice between being in pain or feeling sick to your stomach.
Anyway rooibos does seem to be good for settling the tummy and this is a good bagged tisane to have for that purpose. It doesn’t have a lot of funky flavors, just the nice creamy vanilla. Good with a splash of soymilk today. I think I’ll need to keep a box of this on hand.
This tea tastes just like a Sugar Cookie. It has the butteriness of a sugar cookie. The citrus pulls this tea together. I have a cup of this at least twice a week. It is very weak with just one bag so I use 2.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Butter, Orange Zest, Vanilla
I drank three very good green teas all day long, with multiple satisyfing infusions. For the final brew of the night, I decided that I needed to switch gears, having consumed not a single flavored tea—hard to believe though it might seem. Of course, I needed to sleep, too, so I opted for Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Vanilla, a pleasant and simple to prepare herbal vanilla tea. I do need to make sure that I get my RDA of vanilla!!!
MissB is a star! I have been equipped with no less than four boxes of this one AND a myriad of other samples. I counted them. There were nineteen different teas in the box. Nineteen! Many of them are herbals, so I’ve got a lot of choice in my Before Bed Beverage now. (As has Husband, of course. I’m not that selfish) Some of them are from companies I don’t think I’ve ever even heard of before. How exciting!
So, yes, this is intended as a Before Bed Beverage, but as I’m writing this it’s only actually mid afternoon. I just couldn’t wait. I have high hopes of this one. I’ve come to be quite fond of the normal Sleepytime before bed, so in my mind adding vanilla to that couldn’t possibly go wrong. The worst that could happen, that I can think of anyway, is that I can’t actually find the vanilla in it at all, leaving me with something that tastes much like regular Sleepytime and then… what have I lost, really? Not much, the way I see it.
Well, I can detect the vanilla in the aroma, definitely. It’s rather peculiar, because it depends on how close I put my nose to the cup. I do have a bit of a cold, but my nose isn’t completely incapacitated at this stage (and I hope it stays that way!), so I can still smell things. If I put my nose close to the cup, I can pretty much only smell mint. If, however, I’m sitting normally upright with the cup in front of me letting the steam waft up past my face, it’s all sweet and vanilla-y. It’s almost as if the mint is a heavier scent and doesn’t make it all the way up to my face. I’ve never noticed this happening before. Isn’t that odd?
I tend to like steeping Sleepytime for a pretty long time so I’ve done that with this as well. It must have got at least six or seven minutes I think. Now that it’s stronger I can also smell the vanilla among the mint when putting my nose closer to the cup. It smells wonderful!
I’ve tried a few sips, but I can’t really taste anything. Still too hot. I’ll have to be more patient, I suppose… Ah yes, that’s better.
It still tastes like Sleepytime. I’m not sure I would have been able to tell that it’s a different variety had I not known, but as I do know, I can find the vanilla. I can find it because I know it’s there but that doesn’t mean that it’s not done properly, if you know what I mean. Sometimes you don’t need to be able to taste everything. Sometimes just a hint is enough to enhance an overall experience. Just think of a sauce which has just a pinch of salt versus the same sauce with too much salt in it. The pinch of salt enhances the flavour of the whole, but too much of it just takes over. I tend to like heavily flavoured vanilla teas, but in this particular blend I think the vanilla works much better as that enhancer. It smooths the whole thing out and adds a touch of sweetness.
I’m really glad I decided to ask for someone to play middle-man so I could have some. I don’t usually like doing that because it seems such a lot of bother for everybody involved. I shall have to put together a really great box to send back to MissB after we’ve moved now.
I’ve been obsessed with Harney & Sons Chamomile of late, so I have not brewed up any Celestial Seasonings Chamomile in quite some time. Once again, it seems better than expected. They appear to use both Egyptian and Mexican chamomile flowers in this simple filter bag. The result is yellow and soothing. Clearly this is a competent chamomile!
This marks the end of tonight’s Celestial Seasonings binge. Bonne nuit!
Tonight’s glass of Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomile tasted and smelled a bit off. I cannot figure out what the problem was. Perhaps the chicory was too strong in this particular filter bag? I don’t know, but I am definitely sure now that I prefer Sleepytime Vanilla. Yesterday, I thought that the chamomile was dominant, but this brew smells and tastes rather woody, strangely enough. I cannot really figure out what else may be the culprit. Lemongrass? No. Licorice? No. I’m guessing that it’s the chicory.
Feeling nostalgic about Boulder, I decided to binge on Celestial Seasonings tonight. First up was Sleepytime Vanilla. Judging by the number of bags left in my various CS boxes, this must be my favorite! The vanilla is really smooth and somehow the infusion has body and substance even while containing no camellia sinensis.
Flavors: Flowers, Vanilla