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drank Peppermint by Celestial Seasonings
186 tasting notes

Backlogging from last night and oh my.

So, I went away with my friends to a trip to my friend’s cabin in the woods a last month, and I brought some teabags with me. I had one left-over bag that I found yesterday of peppermint from that trip, and decided to steep it.

What a big mistake! What a foul, stale brew that tasted like twigs and had this bizarre, bitter taste. I threw out my cup and immediately steeped another cup (from a fresh bag), which tasted much, much better.

I doubt I’m going to have much time to pause today and tomorrow due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, so my tealog is going to be fairly vacant. But I really can’t wait to try the loose leaf tea that’s coming my way (and should be here super-soon).

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Carolyn

This is very commonly true of Celestial Seasonings teas. They are marvelous when fresh and not very good once they stale. They get too stale for my sensitive palate once they are about 9 months old.

If you turn over one of the boxes, you’ll see that they are dated. There is a white space with numbers and letters pressed into it. The day is first, then the month, then the last two digits of the year and then a letter. So if the number reads: 29OCT09B that means that it was actually put in the box over a year ago on October 29, 2008. All their teas are given a Best Before date of exactly one year after they are packed.

This makes it relatively easy to only buy Celestial Seasonings teas when they will taste good.

Suzi

Totally unrelated comment (man I wish we had some sort of messaging system) but I saw you got your first Adagio order! So…what did you get? I went peeking in your cupboard but didn’t see any clues :-p

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Carolyn

This is very commonly true of Celestial Seasonings teas. They are marvelous when fresh and not very good once they stale. They get too stale for my sensitive palate once they are about 9 months old.

If you turn over one of the boxes, you’ll see that they are dated. There is a white space with numbers and letters pressed into it. The day is first, then the month, then the last two digits of the year and then a letter. So if the number reads: 29OCT09B that means that it was actually put in the box over a year ago on October 29, 2008. All their teas are given a Best Before date of exactly one year after they are packed.

This makes it relatively easy to only buy Celestial Seasonings teas when they will taste good.

Suzi

Totally unrelated comment (man I wish we had some sort of messaging system) but I saw you got your first Adagio order! So…what did you get? I went peeking in your cupboard but didn’t see any clues :-p

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22-year-old NYC girl just starting out on her tea adventures! I used to hate tea. If you asked me a few years ago what I thought of tea, I’d tell you it tasted like hot, dirty dishwater. Not anymore! I acquired a taste for tea when I started drinking peppermint tea for my upset stomach problems. From there I graduated to teas like chamomile and Lipton. But Lipton wasn’t strong enough!

I’m getting the hang of this loose leaf thing. Black’s my default, but I’ve found that I really love teas that fall into every category. I’m a purist – I always drink my tea neat. I prefer unflavored tea over flavored tea, and really dislike anything flavored with artificial-tasting substances. I’ve grown up a bit in my tea drinking, and I find that novelty appeals to me less and less.

I also am the happy girlfriend of the boy that created the tea randomizer, which can be found here: http://www.jaydeee.net/pickatea.php

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