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Lexa took this one from the box and was so excited by the scent…but I couldn’t smell anything! Odd.

I steeped it up and it smelled exactly like a sugar cookie. Exactly!

Sadly, there was essentially no actual flavour. But, Lexa said it tasted like a liquid sugar cookie to her! How bizarre! More for her to enjoy!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec
gmathis

You might try two bags to the cup. That helps.

Courtney

Thanks!

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Tastes like one of those cinnamon and peppermint flavored Starlight candies. Fennel noticeable after the swallow, along with licorice root. Pretty sweet. Cinnamon and peppermint together is a combination I tend to avoid. Not bad. Good peppermint. Don’t taste the chamomile. Why the need for mint and licorice flavors, though?

Flavors: Cinnamon, Fennel Seed, Licorice Root, Peppermint, Sweet

Evol Ving Ness

As if someone decided to put all the ingredients I don’t like in one blend. Thanks.

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drank Chamomile by Celestial Seasonings
68 tasting notes

Well, we didn’t win. My disappointment is immeasurable, but I will not let my day be ruined.

Tastes like your average run-of-the-mill chamomile tea, nothing special to note.

We’ll get them next season…right?…

Flavors: Chamomile, Flowers

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Well, the Brewers better win tonight because my fragile little heart can’t take it if we get eliminated at this point. So I wanted something calming and comforting, and this tea fits the bill. Smells super sweet but tastes pleasant and warm. I’m usually not a fan of all things honey, but the notes in this tea are subtle and tantalizing.

C’mon team, DO SOMETHING!

Flavors: Chamomile, Honey, Licorice, Vanilla

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Finally a tea that doesn’t skimp on the lemon! Bold and full of flavor, this is all about the lemon zest. I’m drinking the decaf version but would be interested in trying a caffeinated version for my mornings.

Flavors: Lemon, Lemon Zest

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It’s okay with a bit of milk, but still tastes a bit like Play Doh. It’s not very palatable to drink straight.

Flavors: Cake, Chalk

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I picked this up during Blueberry Season on a whim at the Target. I love the scent of the bag and the tea once brewed. It reminds me of blueberry syrup. Not the mass produced kind but the homemade syrup.

I steeped the tea for a little over 4 minutes and then let it cool some. I find the tea has a good wild blueberry taste. I think a slight hibiscus flavor as well. It is a deep purple/red color. I’m reminded of a blueberry punch. The kids like this tea too probably for that reason. I might try iced this afternoon.

Flavors: Blueberry, Fruit Punch

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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One of you mentioned trying this with bourbon sugar, which I don’t have, but it still sounded so good, I snagged a box for the house. It is balanced in favor of the cinnamon rather than the apple (which I was really craving) but it is a lovely herbal departure from minty stuff and overly spiced chai.

Evol Ving Ness

Bourbon sugar! That sounds interesting and likely, unavailable here.

This sounds like it has potential. Still, I worry about overly aggressive cinnamon and spice in CT blends.

gmathis

In this case, it’s just the cinnamon rather than the empty-the-entire-contents-of-your-spice-rack nastiness of CS Bengal Spice.

Evol Ving Ness

Hahaha, yes, you know exactly what I am talking about.

This sounds far more reasonable.

gmathis

I haven’t explored local shops to see if such a thing as bourbon sugar exists, but my husband did waltz home with a little bottle of—get this—coffee blossom honey. Haven’t opened it yet, but I’m looking forward to it!

Lexie Aleah

I’ve found honey powder and lavender sugar at little local spice shops before so bourbon sugar seems like something a spice shop might carry.

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Summer, eating peach pie while sitting on the ground. The peach is a little sharp in the aroma but it smooths out when I take a sip. The pastry-like flavor ties together the peach fruitiness with the earthier tone of matcha and gentle sweetness of green tea. There are recommendations on the package for brewing both hot and iced. I only had it hot, and it’s best before it cools completely.

If you like Celestial Seasonings’ Country Peach Passion, imagine it with a matcha green tea base.

Pretty good bagged tea.

Flavors: Earth, Grass, Pastries, Peach, Summer, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
gmathis

Ooh! I have been craving white peaches.

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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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Flavors: Peppermint

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Flavors: Nutty, Vanilla

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Flavors: Chamomile

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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I’m enjoying this one! There’s some mint and some dessertiness from the white chocolate. It’s definitely a mild flavor, but I liked it! I couldn’t really taste the base tea, which was fine with me. I had it with a bit of milk, and if it were herbal, I’d probably add this tea to my rotation. It’s mild, but solid. I’m glad the TTB gave me a chance to try it!

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Not gonna lie, I thought this was an herbal tisane and probably steeped it too hot and too long. Oh well!

Well, it’s not bitter, which is impressive. But it’s not great either. The combination of the mint with a touch of cinnamon in cardamom is interesting. But the mint has a bit too much of an herbal flavor for me. The white chocolate also tastes more like regular chocolate flavoring, which we all know is not my favorite.

So meh, it’s not for me.

Flavors: Artificial, Autumn Leaf Pile, Cardamom, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Hay, Herbaceous, Mint, Peppermint

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Martin Bednář

Honestly I couldn’t imagine White Chocolate with Peppermint at all. And especially as a cup of tea.

gmathis

It sounds similar to Bigelow’s Peppermint Bark (one of their seasonal releases), but I think I wouldn’t appreciate the non-mint additions.

Cameron B.

Martin, peppermint bark with dark and white chocolate, peppermint flavor, and candy cane pieces is very common here around the holidays.

Martin Bednář

I guess I need to visit US during different times in the year to “get” many differences.

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Honestly, I can’t tell much difference between this and regular Sleepytime. It feels a little cooler in the mouth from that sweet and strong Pacific northwest peppermint. Mint forward but balanced by florals and citrusy lemongrass.

Flavors: Citrusy, Floral, Hay, Herbal, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Salty, Spearmint, Sweet

gmathis

This is a new one on me—certainly haven’t seen it locally. More mint couldn’t hurt!

derk

I don’t know when I’ll be at my aunt’s again, but I’ll snag a few bags for you next time. She’s the keeper of the 20-box bagged tea drawer!

gmathis

Everybody needs an aunt like that!

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