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I recently (re)discovered Celestial Seasonings. My mother drank it for years, but I always thought of Celestial for “Sleepy Time.” Well, I decided to give them another try. Lately, I’ve been really into drinking a cup of green tea at night after dinner, so I opted for a flavored Green Tea. Lo and behold, I am very pleased. The fruitiness in this tea is slightly on the tart side, but not in an unpleasant way. This blend also includes some white tea (“for smoothness”) and I think it works to counteract any bitter after taste. All in all, I am satisfied with this tea, but it doesn’t top the myriad green tea/citrus combinations.
I love this ti and probably always will. I adore the taste of lemon, and everything is absolutely just right with this ti. The scent, the taste, and the beautiful red. I drink it sweetened because I have a die-hard sweet-tooth, but I would drink it unsweetened if I had no splenda to-hand.
My standard ’I’m cold and mopey, cheer me up magical drink!’ ti. Maybe I’ll find a new one someday, but I haven’t yet.
I am coming to think this is easily the best tea in the herbal sampler. It’s definitely blueberry. It’s not as tart as some of the others, even when steeped at the maximum recommended steep time. Blueberries are a bit tart to begin with so it doesn’t seem overly odd for a blueberry herbal to be tart. As opposed to some of the other herbals in this sampler where the tartness seems more out of place.
I’d already put my computer to sleep last night before I made this herbal so I couldn’t check and see how long I’d steeped it last time. I went with the maximum recommended steeping time because I remembered several of the herbals from this sampler being too light at the minimum (4 min). It stood up to the longer steeping well. A bit too tart and vaguely berried initially, as it cooled the blueberry really came out and blended well with the tartness. I may try steeping it 30 seconds less next time, but I don’t think it will need to go any lower.
On Wednesday night, I tried another tea from the Celestial Seasoning sampler Barbara gave me. I went for the True Blueberry this time. There were four bags instead of the three there were supposed to be in the sample packet. This isn’t the first time this has happened to me in a Celestial Seasoning sampler. I even got five bags once.
Since these fruit herbals have steeped quite strong at their recommended four to six minute, I steeped this one at only 3 minutes. I had hoped to maybe get another steep out of the bag but I didn’t – too watery. The blueberry flavor was light, smooth, and only a little tart at the end. It was easy to drink. I do think I’ll try steeping this longer next time.
This is…ok. I’m not a fan of herbals in general, but I can’t do caffeine at bedtime and I do love vanilla. As far as I can tell, they literally took the basic Sleepytime blend (chamomile, spearmint, lemongrass primarily) and added fake “French Vanilla” flavor. It smells strongly of the fake vanilla, but (fortunately) tastes milder – more of a gentle vanilla/mint. It’s a bit tastier than the classic Sleepytime, but I think I’ll keep looking for a well-flavored honeybush or rooibos for bedtime.