Celestial Seasonings

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58

I just realized this is like drinking Big Red gum…only with apples.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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58

I think this is the kind of tea you either love or hate. Some people have commented that was too strong. For starters, no one should be buying Celestial Seasonings if they don’t like their tea strong! I found the tea enjoyable, though I may steep it a little less next time. Maybe it’s because my taste buds are so adapted to chai tea that spices aren’t as overwhelming as they once were. Simply put, this is a tea for people who like strong spicy teas. It wasn’t as good as other teas I’ve had, but it certainly wasn’t as bad as I feared from some of the comments here.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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84

Had an opportunity to try this tea this weekend. I decided to steep it in hot milk to make kind of a gingerbread latte. It wasn’t very strong but that was probably due to the milk. I was definitely getting a gingerbread flavor! It was nice a warming on a chilly February afternoon.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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91

While I never tried Sleepytime and Sleepytime Extra side-by-side the taste difference is minimal as it does not come off as any difference in the cup. But watch out as a single cup of Sleeptime Extra is much quicker acting than two cups of Sleeptime, so I would only recommend drinking this if you are ready to go to sleep very soon.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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73

Celestial Seasonings is a brand that I am never exactly wowed by, but it’s also hard to be disappointed by a bagged tea that you bought for three bucks at a supermarket chain. You know exactly what you’re getting into.

In this case, I would call it pretty enjoyably over all. Heavy on the chamomile and very sweet, but also incredibly soothing on a sore throat or a stressed mind. It’s a good evening tea to unwind with when you don’t want to break the budget.

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94

Picked another box of this at my local grocery store. I really enjoy drinking
this after a meal, the peppermint comes through first followed by a creaminess that is very satisfying.

Shmiracles

this sounds enjoyable. warming and brisk at the same time. and decaf too, good for anytime!

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94

I really like this one. Green tea that is not grassy and the sweet hit of peppermint. Perfect after dinner. Too bad this is seasonal…must stock up.

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94

Nice green tea with vanilla notes on the finish.
I will be looking to buy another box come Thanksgiving/Christmas time.
Nicely done for a bagged tea.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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89

My fave Sleepytime tea.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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100

This tea is my favourite amongst Celestial’s Holiday Tea collection!
It has a fun and heart-warming taste and makes me wanna watch the Nutcracker movie from 2010.
Great tea!

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100

I was intrigued to discover this tea since ive never come across a pear tea before; had to buy it.
No regrets! Its delicious and delicate and has no overpowering “fake” taste to it (like vanilla or fake fruityness).

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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2

So I bought this to complete my Celestial Holiday Tea Collection.
Teabag smelled great but it warned me that it was going to be a quite sweet tea.
Readybrew was an utter disappointment, if this is what sugarcookies taste like I most certainly dont like them!
Cant remember what it tasted like and im not up for brewing me a cup to find an appropriate description, but I can say this much: gross.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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100

Oh this is pure joy! Delicious. Tangy yet satisfying. Spicy yet delicate.
LOVE it :D

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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87

I am not sure about if adding vanilla to Sleepytime improves it or not. It is still good but the vanilla smooths over the overall flavor which makes the rest of the herbs harder to taste, although it also adds a bit of sweetness into the mix.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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99

Chai tea is my favorite and this is such a great chai blend. I like having it with a bit of french vanilla creamer. It’s so yummy!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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60

I never thought I’d find a chamomile that I’d like; the smell is usually way too overpowering to me. Well, I was very wrong; this tea is a decent mix of sweet honey, fragrant vanilla, and chamomile. Naturally sweet, but not too much.

Preparation
1 min, 15 sec

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25

Randomly saw this in my pantry and brewed some up. To me, the taste is very close to watered-down Throat Coat while chewing Double Mint gum. It’s not a “bad” taste profile…but I wouldn’t consider drinking it every night to go to sleep. Plus, the flavors only come out if you steep the bag more than 10 minutes. Not a big fan of this whole “waiting” thing.

Upside though: there’s a bear on the packaging.

Full review here: http://theteablag.blogspot.com/2010/12/boring-tea-is-boring.html

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70

I think this makes a good ice tea (for being a bagged tea), in fact one time I put my mug on the floor by my chair and when I looked down my puppy was taking a few licks! She NEVER drinks from anything except her waterbowl, so she must of thought it was good as well =)

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63

Very appropriate for winter evenings, especially if there’s a book and a fleece throw involved. Purring cat optional.
Tastewise, the plum really doesn’t come through. It smells like it should, but the flavor disappoints just a bit. Nice cinnamon and cardamom, but a bit acidic for my taste. Could stand to be a bit richer. Still, a nice tea for the price and convenience.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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55

I was looking for a bold morning brew to wake up my senses. This didn’t disappoint. It tastes like someone left a few morsals of dirt in my mouth after drop kicking me in the face…which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It doesn’t make me smile, but few things do in the a.m. Hey, it’s cheaper than Red Bull!

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73

I kind of forgot to time this for green tea. So, what I have is very raspberry like. I like it.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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73

So, I have actually had this before, but that was a week ago. Mainly because the taste was overwhelmed by the raspberry. So, three bags in a three cup pot (reduce the raspberry taste maybe), and the water wasn’t quite boiling (just beginning to bubble with that low roaring sound). If someone would like to comment on the water temperature and how to tell when the water is appropriate for green tea without actually using a thermometer, I would be appreciative.

So, first cup: lovely reddish brown and smells of raspberries. However, I wouldn’t really know what green tea smells like, so maybe that other smell that is kind of hiding behind it is the green tea. The taste is a little on the tart side of raspberry. BTW, I can not express how much I needed this cup of tea. Not really caring about the taste at this point. It is warm and wet and the ritual of making it comforts me.

Second cup: with the sinus dragon now defeated by Knight Tea, the taste is more tart (tarter?) than the last. But I can also taste something under the tartness that just might be green tea.

Third cup: slightly more astringent. Definitely more of a green tea taste. I really need to try this stuff without anything mixed in. Since I’m not sure exactly who bought or gave me this tea (I didn’t buy it), I’m been trying to get used to the idea of actually trying green tea, which I’ve only had iced and did not like.

Will look into acquiring actual green tea. As for this, I like it but I think next time I’ll go back to four tea bags to a pot. The tart is nice, but I prefer the sweet too, and that I got with the four bags I used previously.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
SheWhoReads

Re: water temperature. According to http://samovarlife.com/how-to-brew-tea, “Boil water and let stand for 2 minutes, cooling to 180-190 degrees. Pour 16 ounces of water over 1 tablespoon of tealeaves and steep for 2-4 minutes.”

atuinsails

Thanks, I appreciate it.

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