Celestial Seasonings

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I remember having this years ago but didn’t enjoy it as much as I am today (after cracking open a new box.)
Not sure what my issue was back then, perhaps my tastes have just changed but this is nice and comforting!
A pleasant mix of sweet/sour/tart where I’m mostly getting a fruity (red/purple fruit vibe) and a light spiceiness (cinnamon/ginger.)
A perfectly good tea for those Winter evenings when you need something caffeine-free!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Fruity, Ginger, Plum, Red Fruits, Sour, Spices, Sweet, Tart

gmathis

Do you know, as long as they have been around, I think the only CS holiday tea I’ve ever tried is Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride? Just too many others to get to!

Jason

I’ve had that one, quite a while ago though, around when I first had this one. Candy Cane Lane was always my fave out of their holiday teas.

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63

Been a few years since I have had Celestial Seasonings. This smells very nice. It has a very artificial caramel flavor…not bad. Certainly drinkable but very artificial. Lotsa flavor in one bag. Nice herbal tea, but nothing I have to buy again.

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70

Surprised as all heck, but I’m really enjoying this. Cinnamon is pretty much the dry scent. Cinnamon is the dominant flavor when steeped. However I have noticed that while drinking I am strongly reminded of baked goods of some kind. There is apple, but ts a subtle flavor and likely what sells the baked goods feeling.

I’d rate this a little higher, but this feels very much a seasonal tea. As the holidays are approaching and the weather getting colder, it really hits the spot. As spring approaches, I’m sure my interest will wane.

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76

Maybe it’s the habitual hot tea drinker in me or maybe I’m just afraid to be happy, but I am not a fan of spring or summer. I start to feel like I’ve had my annual fill of warmth and sunshine by about early June most years. Right now, I am dying for fall.

That being said, if there’s such a thing as a perfect summer day, today was that day. It was properly cool in the morning, and by the middle of the afternoon it was warm without feeling sticky, it was sunny, and bam! All of a sudden I had a desperate craving for David’s Tea’s Just Peachy, which used to be a hot-weather staple of mine.

Alas, there’s none in my cupboard right now, but at least I had some Country Peach Passion. It doesn’t have the same fruity-candy juiciness to it, but the peachy scent was some consolation. I brewed two teabags in 12 oz. of water, then drank it iced. Not bad at all.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 12 OZ / 354 ML

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72

Lately I’ve had a bad habit of working late. Too late, as in, get-an-idea-and-start-something-new-at-9-PM late. I must know deep down that it’s a poor choice, because I’ve also taken to brewing a cup of this honey vanilla chamomile while I’m at it, as if to counter my poor sleep habits with a tea that at least gestures toward winding down for the night.

For me, this tea is more of an olfactory than a gustatory experience. The chamomile is pleasant, and I do taste an extra sweetness from the honey flavor, but the vanilla doesn’t come through in my mouth at all. Nor does the orange peel, now that I’m looking at the label. But I do smell the vanilla, and it adds a little sense of decadence to the comforting chamomile.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 6 OZ / 177 ML

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70
drank Lemon Zinger by Celestial Seasonings
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drank Lemon Zinger by Celestial Seasonings
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drank Lemon Zinger by Celestial Seasonings
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drank Lemon Zinger by Celestial Seasonings
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I don’t actually mind this. Kind of a novelty tea (novel-tea? lol) for me. It’s fun more than anything else.
It reminds me of sour lemon gummies! I think it’s kinda cool if you don’t take it too seriously.
It came in their sampler box and I’ll have no trouble using up the 4 bags.

Flavors: Acidic, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Pleasantly Sour, Tart

gmathis

Been years since I’ve had it! CS’ Zinger teas have been around since my college days and we thought we were cool beyond cool sipping (what was then) hip, upscale stuff.

Jason

Times sure have changed now that we have all these niche artisan teas!

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drank Chamomile by Celestial Seasonings
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drank Chamomile by Celestial Seasonings
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Your basic chamomile tea. As soothing and low-key as you’d want it to be.

Flavors: Chamomile, Floral, Hay

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72

Accidental Sipdown

I had 2 boxes of Celestial Seasonings in the cabinet and grabbed the wrong one. I had preferred this over the regular Sleepytime tea but tonight’s mug is not exactly inspiring. Pretty sure it’s because my mouth is sore from my dog headbutting me and causing a cut lip. It’s very sensitive, especially to heat.
Pushing through the sensitivity, this tea is pretty much as advertised. Creamy vanilla with spearmint and chamomile. I’ve enjoyed drinking this in the evenings throughout winter. It’s even better with a smidge of honey and cooling a bit. Pretty good for a grocery store tea.

Flavors: Chamomile, Spearmint, Vanilla

Martin Bednář

Accidental… but still a sipdown!

Jen vB

Yup, and now that there’s a smidge more room, you’d better believe I was browsing for something new for the cabinet

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70
drank Sleepytime by Celestial Seasonings
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drank Sleepytime by Celestial Seasonings
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drank Sleepytime by Celestial Seasonings
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drank Sleepytime by Celestial Seasonings
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I don’t drink this for the taste, I drink it for the specific purpose of helping me sleep. The taste is by no means, bad. It just isn’t anything spectacular but really, it doesn’t have to be, as long as it soothes me off to sleep. To my taste buds it’s predominantly spearmint with a hay-like background and a herbaceous/floral touch. As I sit here typing, I’m already getting sleepy. Sleepy time indeed!

Flavors: Floral, Hay, Herbaceous, Spearmint

gmathis

I wish I could get even a little bit of “sleepy” out of Sleepytime! My body chemistry blows right past the chamomile.

Jason

@gmathis I am hit and miss with it. Sometimes I can drink it and it does its job and sometimes it doesn’t. Makes me wonder if it’s just the placebo effect?!

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87

I LOVE this tea! It is, bar none, my favorite pumpkin flavored tea. When I add 2 teabags to my 10oz mug along with some cream and a touch of sweetener, it tastes like pumpkin pie in a mug to me. I love how balanced the pumpkin and the spice flavor is. I only wish this was available as loose leaf because I would buy it by the pound.

Flavors: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Spice

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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