Celestial Seasonings

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46

Tart. Tangy. A bit sour. And yeah, I suppose a bit zingery. Not very berry which I think is why they call it “zinger”. I’m not sure how they make it taste that way. It’s not a bad tea but I definitely couldn’t steep this more than once. The second cup was more like plain water.

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67

I made my usual three cup pot, and I have to say that it was better than actually taking echinacia pills. I hate taking the pills. There was hint of a flavor that I associate with that raw, cabbage like taste of the loose chamomile I tried recently. But just a hint and not nearly as over powering. I’m wondering if that is the taste of the echinnacea itself.

I couldn’t taste the eucalyptus, but there was definitely a mintyness that I liked. It definitely opened up my sinuses, and honey helped that vaguely bitter flavor.

Not really sure about the rating. It may not taste amazing, but it certainly seems to do the job.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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54

This is spicy, but not a chai spicy. I’m not a fan of ginger though, so I don’t love this tea but it isn’t bad.

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88

Hello! With summer coming, I’ve been trying to find a good iced tea, and I think I might have something with this one. I just need to let it cool. If I take it out too soon, the ice ruins the flavor by watering it down immediately.

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88

Hmm, made a big three cup pot for dinner. It was so yummy. Definitely one of my favorites.

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88

Since I was pretty sure I was going to love this just from the smell, I immediately made a three cup pot when I got home from shopping this evening. The smell of fresh, hot blueberry muffins filled the kitchen when I poured the first cup.

The taste in the first two cups was not as intense as I thought it would be. It was very berry, but not blue berry. Then I added some honey to the second cup, and the blueberry flavor just popped for me. I could taste the honey as well, but instead of masking the flavor of the blueberries it seemed to bring it out.

The last cup was the same. I’m so happy I picked this up this evening.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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98

When I start to get the feelings of a cold – like I did this morning – I reach for this. I love the flavor, which is minty and herbal. I love that I can use just hot water without a definite temperature, and let it brew until I’m done. (When I’m sick I’m very impatient, even with things I love, like brewing tea.)
If I’m in the mood, I’ll add a little bit of honey or sugar-free peppermint syrup. But the flavor is fine enough on its own. This is one tea I always have on hand – at home, and at work.

teawing

I have taken Echinacea suppliments, never thought about tea…hmmm :)

KeenTeaThyme

Just say the word if you want to try this and/or the Yogi tea variety… :)

atuinsails

Sounds like what I needed earlier this week. Definitely going to see if the local grocery carries this.

atuinsails

I finally found some of this. Excellent!

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56

This isn’t one of my favorite teas – but it gets the job done. I’ve been sick for what feels like an eternity and this is the only thing that really brings me any comfort. It’s potent enough to be smelled even with a stuffy nose and is quite soothing on the throat. Being caffeine free, I can drink as much as I want without feeling like a crazed maniac. I am typically not a huge fan of teas sweetened with anise, but I felt this tea was well done. I wouldn’t drink this if I wasn’t sick though – it’s not THAT good :)

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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66

A bit like warm kool-aid… But yummy…

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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100

Frikkin ACE! Stupendous :D
It is indeed tantalizing my tastebuds. Yum Yum!

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100

I just discovered this tea today- perfectly minty with a fantastic honey undertaste- relaxing and fantastic. I also learned today that it was discontinued something like two years ago. Bugger all….

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100

Tasty as all hell. Best teabagged chai I’ve tried yet!

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

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50

Well, it’s… okay. And nothing really more than okay. The sweet lemon flavor is strong enough, especially in the aroma, the taste is a bit artificial.

It’s not undrinkable. I finished a box today after several months. But I doubt I’ll ever buy it again. But I can recommend this if you love artificial lemon, have a sore throat, or need to entertain guests that you aren’t particularly fond of.

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84

I’ve had this many times now and so far it’s been pretty hard to mess up. Maybe once I tasted a very, very slight bitterness, but that was all. Note that I steep it very carefully, not even for 2 minutes.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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84

I found out this morning that it is a mistake to drink this after eating Cream of Wheat with brown sugar in it.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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84

I followed Tea4Me’s instructions and steeped for just one minute. It has a light, delicate flavor that doesn’t need much sugar. I could taste both the pear and the vanilla. I’m going to be enjoying this very much this spring. =)

It says on the box not to get the water to boiling and to only steep for 2 minutes. Surely the only reason this tea is being rated as bitter is because it’s being steeped too long. I’m used to steeping my teas for more than five minutes, so I wasn’t expecting much with only a minute, but it really is enough time. The tea isn’t meant to be strong anyway.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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85

I love this tea. It is the perfect before bed blend. I’m a big sucker for mint and this is the perfect fix without being too strong. As the other reviewers have been saying, it’s ideal for winding down, especially if you’re sipping it in bed while reading a book.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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80

I’ll start off by saying that this is a Celestial Seasonings tea that I buy regularly and drink often. So naturally, I find it very enjoyable.

I usually drink this in the mornings when I need a little energy. It never jolts or makes me feel dehydrated the way that coffee sometimes does. The flavor is incredibly mellow and earthy, just like the reassuring little buffalo on the box. I prefer it with a splash of milk (and maybe a pinch of sugar if I really want to go nuts), but it’s alright without. It’s not the highest quality of black tea or mate, but for the price and convenience it’s hard to do better.

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