Celestial Seasonings

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82

My first tea (or tisane, rather). Best with honey and a good book.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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6

Ugh, what is this crap? When I read ‘sweet peach’ I didn’t imagine that it meant that the tea came pre-sweetened! I thought it was perhaps just a description of the peach. This is like the tea equivalent of those General Foods International Coffee powders. Yeuch!

(Until I made this listing I was without a product description, because this k-cup was a gift.)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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78

I had a stomach ache tonight and decided some chamomile tea would help. I’m coming around to this cup of tea. The flavor is still a little bit strange, but I like the smoothness. It’s almost “fluffy” — not in texture so much.. but just in presence. I also like how the vanilla calms the spearmint since I wasn’t crazy about that note in the original Sleepytime blend. So soothing, I may have a second cup tonight.

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78

I like Sleepytime tea, mainly for the memories of when I had it has a child. The idea of the mint flavor being calmed by an addition of vanilla sounded VERY appealing! The first few sips were quite good! Sweet vanilla with the traditional Sleepytime scent in the background. As I got through the cup, I started to get a strange almost rubber flavor? I’ll assume that it was the vanilla flavor mixing with the mint or chamomile. I might give this one another try to see if maybe it was just a bad cup. Thank you Brandy for a few of these bags to sample!

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86

Pretty good, with honey and creamer. Definitely smells delicious, and very strongly of cinnamon while it’s steeping. Essentially, it’s just another kind of chai. I enjoyed it, though!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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95

I LOVE this tea! I just tried it for the first time and just steeped it for four minutes, added a teaspoon of honey and let it cool. It smells DELICIOUS, like soft vanilla (rather than harsh like vanilla extract) and I found once it had cooled a decent amount (about 10 minutes) I could taste all the flavors better.

Essentially, it just tastes like chamomile, but the hint of vanilla is there. It’s light, but not too light to where you can’t taste it. This is definitely a good tea to drink while curling up with a book, as someone said before. I’ll definitely be keeping it on hand from now on!

UPDATE: This makes really excellent hot toddies.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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78

Even as a child when I HATED tea, Dad would pull this one out of the cupboard so I could smell the tea bags. They smell amazing: if you love the smell of oranges, that is! Now that I drink tea a lot, I’ve tried this and it’s just as delicious as it smells. I’m not a fan of fruity teas, but this one is so good with some honey in it that I really enjoy it!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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85

Just found this tea last week. Mmmmm. Very strong vanilla fragrance. Makes a great late evening tea.

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61

Tastes exactly as expected: tangy and citrus-y. Had mine with 3 teaspoons of honey to help soothe my sore throat; maybe that’s why I liked it just fine.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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66

Perfect tea for nights like tonight when I’m too tired to sleep. Come on Sleepy Time and help my brain shut down!

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47

I’ve read a lot of raves about this tea; some people, apparently, go out of their way to stock up on it during the holidays. Naturally, I had to jump on the bandwagon, so I brought a box home. Finally got around to trying it. The verdict? Meh. It’s not the worst thing I’ve ever had, and it doesn’t taste horrible, but it’s nothing special, and I don’t understand the hype. It’s a minty green tea, emphasis on the mint. It hardly even tastes like tea. It’s like a watered-down Shamrock Shake. Very sweet, very candy cane-like, just a weak, minty flavor. No bitterness or astringency, even though I oversteeped it on the second brew in a desperate attempt to bring out some kind, any kind, of flavor.

The whole thing is kind of puzzling, because I have yet to find a Celestial Seasonings tea that I like. And I’m not that much of a tea snob…I mean, I still drink Constant Comment and Tazo bagged teas from time to time. Ah well.

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

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61

Citrusy flavour, but I would have wanted more. I prefer citrus-flavoured teas. BUT the aftertaste of coriander disturbs me, not expected from a mandarin/orange-flavoured tea. I guess you would love it if you love coriander though.

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83

One of the first teas I had and I loved it! Rich berry flavour, no sweetening needed. Not to bitter either. Sadly I haven’t seen it in many years.

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90

Too bad this is discontinued. I haven’t found an herbal tea I like as well.

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49

The scent is sweet, and I usually like chamomile, but if there is any vanilla in this, I can’t taste it. Isn’t chamomile naturally honey-like though? Not bad if you’re in the mood for a chamomile tea.

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87

A thoroughly lovely and relaxing tea. I find the vanilla a bit strong (and, being the vanilla junkie I am, that’s saying something), but overall, it’s a keeper.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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94

I love me some rooibos, and being the vanilla junkie I am, this is a big winner. The vanilla is quite strong and almost crowds out the darker taste of the rooibos, but with a splash of soy milk and a little sugar, it’s fantastic.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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98

Green tea, peppermint, and vanilla — what’s not to like? I always add a dash of cinnamon sugar, since I’ve never tasted the “dash of cinnamon” already in it, and it adds a wonderful spicy element. Always my go-to when I’m queasy or sick.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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80

Found I liked this better over ice. Drinking it warm was too much like drinking hot juice. It just feels unnatural.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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80

I don’t know how I feel about this. It’s almost like drinking hot juice, the kind of taste that you have to be in the right mood for. The lack of caffeine certainly helps make that decision. ;-)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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61

I broke out in hives last week – something that I believe is triggered by stress. Tea in general has a very relaxing affect on me, so I can’t say one way or another if this tea does this moreso than others. However, 3 days later, and 3 cups later, the hives are fading. I can say that the taste in general is quite pleasing. The anise is subtle, overpowered by the cinnamon to balance out the flavor. There is something about the aftertaste of anise that I don’t like and that subtracts points for me – but the smell of this tea is totally amazing. It’s awesome for that late night tea, naturally caffeine free. I’ll be keeping this one around, but can only drink it sparingly due to the anise aftertaste.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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