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I love this tea. I feel like my tea journey should have taken my palate far beyond a CS bagged grocery store tea, but it has been in my house as a staple the past 20 years or so. This tea reminds me of the year of winter. I was living in the states, winter had just barely broken into spring when I moved to Perth, Australia for 6 months. Winter was about to start over there and when spring came I moved back to the states for fall and winter there. I bought a thermos in Perth, would fill it with this tea, some honey and soy milk and drink it all day at work, trying to stay warm in the old building, dreading having to go up to the breezy uninsulated rooftop bathrooms and loose all my built up body heat.
I don’t think I have ever had a cup of this without adding anything, but I’m noticing a sweetness in the sip. The sip is a little flat, but the chamomile comes through in the finish. Such a nice reliable warming cup!
16oz to one teabag, 195f, i didn’t take the bag out. I don’t mind this, but I did leave it to cool significantly before indulging. The maple scent is strong but only adds a touch of sweetness. The ginger is not too spicy, but is present. I would not sweeten this tea, but I will drink it again.
After a Celestial Seasonings hiatus of YEARS, I grabbed a box of this at the store because I need to bump up my tisane stock a bit and I remembered this had been weirdly popular on Steepster. It is pretty good, though the barley is a bit of an odd flavor in the mix. It does kind of taste like sugar cookies? I wish the orange peel came through more because I always used to put orange peel in my cookies and I miss it.
So I bought this just now because I love celestial seasonings, and this is so highly rated. It doesn’t appear to be discontinued like the reviews say, you can buy it right off their website here: http://www.celestialseasonings.com/products/herbal/emperors-choice-herbal-tea
This has been one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES for over 30 years, since discovering it. I love Celestial Seasonings artwork on their boxes, this is an inviting way to draw me in. The peppermint in this is so refreshing – and quite BOLD. I love it! This lifts your crown chakra – for those of you into Reiki! Love this! AWESOME Stuff!
Wish it came in a non-bleached tea bag. I have been phasing it out since learning of the health risks with bleached tea bags.
When I first tried this tea in 2017 I almost fell off the couch , who would of thought a bagged tea could be that good ? any tea for that matter. of course I had to call my sister right away and let he know about it. and now she’s more obsessed with it than me lol, and why am I just experiencing this tea now? its been around awhile, why isn’t any one talking about it? its seriously one of the best
Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Cloves
Ah, old faithful.
About a year ago I got really into tea drinking, and it was at that point that I switched exclusively to loose, full leaf tea. Prior to that, I was an occassional, casual drinker of bagged tea, and this tea was always a favorite.
I have a hard time now drinking bagged teas, even ones I remember enjoying in the past — something about them tastes so artificial, and after steeping loose leaf for so long, now I actually can taste a papery, cardboard-like flavor from teabags. But sometimes, particularly just before bed, I still get an odd hankering to go back to this tea. Maybe it’s just nostalgia, but I’d like to believe that despite being composed of sad, overly processed, dusty shredded pulp for ingredients, this is still a good tea.
But seriously, I’m not going to suffer the paper-taste of a teabag to revisit my old haunt, so I ripped that sucker open and let the powdery remains fill my gravity-well infuser like the sad pulp that they are. And I have to say, for what it is, a cheap, easily accessible caffeine-free herbal… ya, I still like this a lot. I enjoy the cooling mint flavor on my tongue, followed by the slightly-tart citrusy lemon flavor. There is something surprisingly sweet and mellow about it, so the tartness doesn’t feel too strong or puckery. And there is something about it that hints at a bit of grassiness, very subtle in the background.
To be fair, I’m surprised I still enjoy a bagged tea as much as I do after “making the switch.” But I think if my tea collection suddenly disappeared and I had to live off one grocery store tea, this one would probably be it.
Flavors: Dry Grass, Lemon, Mint, Sweet, Tart
The running theme of these Celestial Seasonings packets I got for Christmas is that they are not exceptional, not bad, mostly forgettable.
That makes them perfect work tea.
This was a bit too astringent for my tastes, but not enough to make it undrinkable. Still, I am glad I only have one packet of it!
A small sipdown.
I woke up with a touch of sore throat, which I am aggressively trying to get rid of. I’m only just back from vacation, I need to keep well.
So these gifted tea bags are just the ticket. They are simple, more hot water than tea (this bag in particular), and add another notch to the sip down goal.
No particular opinion on this. It was more a warm cup of water than it was tea, but even that is good for a sore-ish throat.
A bunch of people gave me tea at Christmas time (yay!) and so I have a whole host of individual sachets and tea bags, perfect for bringing to work, and easy sip downs. This was one such.
Its a basic earl, not even particularly jazzed up with a touch of lavender. But not offensive.
The first sipdown of the year!