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A Day with Celestial Seasonings in Boulder, Colorado (+ a Giveaway!)

Hello friends! Thank you for the sweet love on my 5 year blogging anniversary post yesterday. I so appreciate you supporting this blog and sharing in my adventures over the years. It wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without you. <3

So – if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know that I snuck off to Boulder, Colorado this week for a quick blogger trip with Celestial Seasonings, the awesome tea brand!

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I was especially excited to be invited on this trip because Matt and I are big fans of Celestial Seasonings and buy their tea all the time. I love their green tea, black tea, and seasonal varieties, and Matt drinks their Sleepytime tea almost every night before bed. :)

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I arrived late on Wednesday night and the official festivities began on Thursday morning. When my fellow bloggers and I pulled up to Celestial Seasonings, we received what I can definitely say was the warmest, most kind welcome I’ve ever gotten on a blog trip. They had a huge group of employees outside cheering for us, even holding signs welcoming each of us by (blog) name! How cute is this?!

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I found the woman holding my poster to thank her and get a picture. :)

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That welcome was a great indicator of the company as a whole. I was super impressed with everyone we met – kind, enthusiastic, and passionate about tea, the planet, and good health.

Joining me on this fun trip were:

    Great group! Here we all are dressed in our awesome protective jumpsuits (sexy hairnets went on just after this photo) for the processing plant tour later that afternoon. Does this picture make the “Ghostbusters” theme song start playing in anyone else’s head? ;)

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Celestial Seasonings makes more than 70 different varieties of teas, including herbal, green and wellness teas. Did you know that tea is the second most popular beverage in the world after water?

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When we first arrived, we were treated to some tea, of course! Have you guys tried their seasonal Sweet Harvest Pumpkin? It’s amazing!

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Julie and I discovered that Celestial Seasonings also makes kombucha – and it’s delicious! Apparently it’s sold at health food stores nationwide. I hope the Whole Foods near me has it!

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I also got to meet the Sleepytime tea bear. :) Matt, he says hello!

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Once we were adequately hydrated and caffeinated, we had the pleasure of learning more about the tea ingredients, where they come from, and the history of the company behind it all.

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Celestial Seasonings was founded in 1969 by a group of young entrepreneurs with the ambitious goal of making the world a better place by sharing their knowledge of the benefits of herbs.

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Now, they are the largest specialty tea company in the U.S., but they still retain their focus on health, sustainability, and farmer friendly trading practices. They actually recently came out with a new line of organic and fair trade certified teas that are sold exclusively at Whole Foods, which I love.

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Celestial Seasonings uses natural fiber, chlorine-free tea bags that are biodegradable and compostable, and their unique pillow-style tea bag doesn’t need a string, tag, staple or individual wrapper, which helps save 3.5 million pounds of waste from entering landfills every year. In addition, their tea boxes are 100% recycled paperboard, including 35% post-consumer waste, and can be recycled again when empty.

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The ingredients in Celestial Seasonings teas come from all over the world, but the teas are blended in Boulder, Colorado.

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Many of the ingredient suppliers have been part of the Celestial Seasonings family for more than 30 years. Each of the signature botanical ingredients is purchased directly from the farmers and communities that grow them.

If you’re interested, check out their website for more about their herbs, where they come from and the benefits they’ve historically been believed to provide.

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Once we learned more about the history of the company and the ingredients, it was time to get down to business: a tea tasting and brewing lesson!

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The tip of the day was do not overbrew your tea. It makes it very bitter! I’m usually guilty of this because I forget to take the teabag out of my cup. Determined not to do this anymore! It’s especially a problem with green tea.

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Here is an awesome brewing guide they provided us with if you’d like to perfect your tea brewing skills at home. One of the main things I thought was super interesting was that for black or herb tea, you want boiling water, but for green tea, you want water that is JUST about to boil, but not quite.

Tips for Brewing the Best Cup of Tea

Use fresh water. Use freshly-drawn purified cold water; water that has been reheated gives tea a flat taste. If you’re unhappy with the taste of your tea, you may, in fact, dislike the taste of your water – especially if you’re using tap water. Try making a cup of tea with bottled water or water from a purifier and taste the difference.

Heat the water to the right temperature. Bring it to a rapid boil for black or herb tea (either in a kettle or microwave) to extract the full flavor. For green tea, the water should be hot, just to the point of boiling. Water temperature will drop rapidly, so bring your pot or cup to the stove and pour as quickly as possible.

Cover your cup. Whenever possible, if brewing tea by the cup, use the saucer to cover the cup and retain the heat. Some tea mugs on the market are designed with a built-in lid for added convenience and practicality.

Watch the clock, not the color. Never brew tea by color if you want the perfect cup. Some teas brew light, others dark. Always brew by the clock — Celestial Seasonings recommends three to five minutes for green and black teas, four to six minutes for herb teas and six minutes for wellness teas.

Squeeze the bag. Some people have debated — to squeeze or not to squeeze. Celestial Seasonings recommends squeezing the bag. Why? Tea leaves can absorb up to seven times their weight in water and compressing the bag enhances color and flavor. So, give a gentle squeeze to the tea bag before removing from the cup.

Herb Tea

Hot Tea by the Cup: Place one tea bag in your favorite cup. Add boiling water and let steep 4 to 6 minutes before removing tea bag.

Iced Tea by the Pitcher: Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 4 tea bags. Steep 4 to 6 minutes, then remove the bags. If desired, stir in your favorite sweetener while the tea is hot. Add 2 cups of cold water and chill.

Black Tea

Hot Tea by the Cup: Place one tea bag in your cup and pour boiling water over it, cover and steep 3 to 5 minutes, depending on desired strength. Remove tea bag.

Iced Tea by the Pitcher: To make 2 quarts, pour 4 cups of boiling water over 8 tea bags. Steep 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the bags. Add sweetener and/or lemon if desired. Then add 4 more cups of cold water. Refrigerate and enjoy.

Green Tea

Green tea is brewed differently from black tea because its fresh green leaf makes a slightly astringent tea. With cooler water and shorter brewing time, you get more delicate flavor from the unfermented leaf.

Hot Tea by the Cup. Place one tea bag in your cup. Pour very hot (just at the brink of boiling) water over the tea bag. Cover and steep 3 minutes. Remove tea bag and add lemon and/or sweetener if desired.

Iced Tea by the Pitcher. Pour 2 cups of very hot water over 4 tea bags. Steep 3 minutes then remove the bags. If desired, stir in your favorite sweetener while the tea is hot. Add 2 cups of cold water and chill.

Wellness Tea

Hot Tea by the Cup: Place one tea bag in cup. Add boiling water and let steep for 6 minutes. We recommend that you use no more than 4 tea bags per day.

Iced Tea by the Pitcher: Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 4 tea bags. Steep 6 minutes, then remove the bags. If desired, stir in your favorite sweetener while the tea is hot. Add 2 cups of cold water and chill.

Chai

By the Cup: Place one tea bag in your favorite mug. Fill with 3/4 cup boiling water. Steep for 4 to 6 minutes. For authentic chai taste, remove tea bag and fill mug with 1/4 cup hot milk or dairy substitute. Sweeten to taste with sugar or honey.

By the Pot: Use one tea bag for each 8-ounce serving. Steep tea bags with 3/4 cup of boiling water per serving. Remove tea bags, add 1/4 cup of hot milk (or dairy substitute) per serving and sweeten.

Iced Chai: Place one tea bag in your favorite mug. Fill halfway with boiling water, steep for 4 to 6 minutes and sweeten. Fill mug with cold milk or dairy substitute. Pour over ice.

Fun fact: did you know that the leaves used for green tea are initially the same as those that make black and oolong teas? They are steamed right after being picked so that no oxidation occurs and they stay green. Black tea leaves, on the other hand, are allowed to oxidize as they are exposed to warm, dry air, which causes the leaves to darken and bring out a full-bodied tea flavor. White tea comes from the first few tender leaves and new buds of the tea bush and are simply dried for a delicate, slightly sweet tea. Cool! I always though it was a totally different plant!

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After a delicious lunch – I had a big salad with salmon + some unpictured butternut squash soup and a roll – we got to see more of the facilities.

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Their processing facility is very highly automated. It blows my mind that people dream up machines that do all this stuff. So efficient!

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We also got to experience their magical Mint Room, where all the mint is sequestered so the entire plant doesn’t get mint-ified. It smelled AMAZING – cleared the sinuses right up!

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If you guys are ever in Boulder, I highly recommend a tour of the Celestial Seasonings tea factory – they are open to the public!

After our tour, we got to meet with the creative team to hear more about all that goes into coming up with the names of the teas and the beautiful box artwork. I always love the Celestial Seasonings tea boxes – so pretty.

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They commission artists to come up with the designs. Here was the original Sleepytime painting!

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We capped off our day with a little tea-inspired happy hour (I know, my life is so hard). Tea infused cocktails? Don’t mind if I do!

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My favorite was the Jammin’ Lemon Ginger Drop. Here’s the recipe! I especially loved the tea-infused simple syrup – what a good idea. Totally going to try this next time we have people over and want to get fancy. Love that you can do it with any kind of tea!

Jammin’ Lemon Ginger Drop

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz Jammin’ Lemon Ginger tea simple syrup (see instructions)

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain and serve in an old fashioned glass with a sugar rim.

Tea-Infused Simple Syrup

Combine 4 tea bags (6 tea bags for Chamomile), 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes. Using two spoons, remove tea bags and squeeze out excess liquid. Allow syrup to cool and use in your favorite cocktail.

And now, time for you guys to join in on the fun! Before leaving for the day, we were given the opportunity to hit up the Celestial Seasonings gift shop to pick up some goodies for ourselves and to build a fun goodie bag for one of our readers! I had a blast putting it together and I hope whoever wins loves it. Here’s what I picked out for my winner: a cute tea towel, 5 boxes of tea (an assortment of some of my faves), a “Teas with Altitude” shirt (size small – unfortunately the only option), a cute bird mug, and on the bottom left, those are bath tea bags! Cool idea, right? I choose a stress soother bath tea bag and a headache buster bath tea bag.

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The winner will also receive this awesome Digital Electric Kettle.

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To enter to win, please leave a comment with your favorite kind of Celestial Seasonings tea, and when you like to enjoy it! U.S. residents only, please. I’ll select a winner next week and notify them directly via email.

We capped off our trip last night with a wonderful tea-inspired dinner at The Kitchen, which was delicious. Highly recommend it if you are ever in Boulder – great ambiance and food! Sadly the lighting was too dim for good food photos. :)

I flew back to D.C. today – quick trip. I got home, dropped my bags, changed, and headed straight to CrossFit to catch the 4:30 class. It felt so good to move after a long day of sitting! Now, to finish up some work and begin the weekend. I hope you all have a good one!

Thank you to Celestial Seasonings for covering my expenses on this trip and for sponsoring this post!

Comments

  1. 1

    I am so with you on being blown away by machinery. How imaginative!
    I love the “Honey Lemon Ginseng Green Tea”. It is a great pick me up in the afternoon. Especially when I am sitting in a cold office!

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    Stephanie Benedett says:

    Sleepy time Chamomile! Yum!

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    Pumpkin tea sounds amazing!!! Amazing group of bloggers! No wonder you guys got such a welcome!

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    I love the Sweet Harvest Pumpkin, but the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride comes in a close second! I love a cup of tea in the evening before bed :)

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    Chai! Always the chai.

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    I love peach!
    Went on the factory tour in 2007- so fun!

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    I love celestial seasonings tea!! My favorite is the honey chamomile. :)

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    Sleepy time peach before bed! Sounds like it was a fun trip.

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    Sleepytime is my all time favorite, but I love trying new teas! I have been trying to cut back on coffee and tea is a wonderful alternative!

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    carol bricalt says:

    Love to have chamomile before bed

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    Yum! I love chai, but would like to try the pumpkin – it all sounds amazing!

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    My favorite tea is typically any kind of chai and I love it in the morning for a little wake up spice! I’m really intrigued by the sugar cookie sleigh ride though! Sounds good for snowy days when I can’t get outside and want to cry a little.

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    I’ve always loved a cup of sleepytime at night, but this fall the harvest pumpkin has been delicious!

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    Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride for sure! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    I like the Sleepytime green teas. I even have my husband drinking it too! We like to have a cup of Sleepytime while watcbing tv before bed. So cozy!

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    Love Iced Chai…!!! I love it before work.

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    Chai! I always try to branch out and try new flavors but in the end chai is always my favorite! Looks like your trip was awesome! I would love to visit Colorado!

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    I love the nutcracker sweet tea at Christmas time!

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    I love Mint Magic or Sleepytime Vanilla before bed!

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    Sleepytime Vanilla before bed, yum!!!

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    SUGAR cookie!!!!

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    I love their Decaf Sweet Coconut Thai Chai tea. It is my absolute favorite, but challenging to find. I drink it anytime.

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    What a fun trip! I love Celestial Seasonings so thanks for showing a glimpse of what it’s like “behind the scenes” :) my favorite CS tea is the sleepy time tea. I have had a cup of it every single night for years. Although I really would like to try that pumpkin one now!

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    My all time favorite is their cinnamon apple spice tea – I love to drink it every afternoon at work; it’s always so cold in our building, and the tea warms me right up!

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    Chai tea is my favorite! Love to enjoy it in the afternoon!

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    Alicia Grove says:

    I love their Bengal Spice Tea!

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    Such a fun trip, a great to hear that they are open to the public as well! I’m a big fan of tea at night to wind down after a long day, Sleepytime and the Chamomile are my favorites!

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    True Blueberry – but really want to try the pumpkin tea! What an amazing trip you had!

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    Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride

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    I love all the Celestial Seasonings fruit teas, but would love to try the pumpkin spice.

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    I loooove Tangerine Orange Zinger! It’s a great pick me up during the day! My girls love it when they have sore throats.

    I definitely need to try the sweet harvest pumpkin!

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    Love the Cinnamon Apple herbal tea. And now I need to run to the store to find some of the pumpkin tea!!

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    Bengal Spice is absolutely my favorite – drinking a cup right now! I love a cup of tea when I’m winding down for the night and usually switch from Chamomile to Bengal Spice around this time of year. I’ve never heard of Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride and need to find it immediately!

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    I love the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea…I stock up at Christmas time and drink it year round!

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    Jessie C. says:

    I like to enjoy Celestial Seasonings Earl Grey in the afternoon with pound cake.

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    I love their seasonal Candy Cane Lane tea… one of my all time favorites. I love regular peppermint tea, and I love this seasonal variation even more!

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      Forgot to add that I drink this tea basically all day in the winter… especially during the work day!

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    I love Celestial Seasoning’s Cinnamon Apple Spice tea! It has so much body, it almost tastes like you’re drinking spiced juice or cider.

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    Elizabeth says:

    Your hubby has good taste – I’ve been drinking sleepy time tea since I was a little kid – it was a ritual with my dad and me!

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    This sounds like an awesome trip. My favorite tea from them is the sleepy time tea! Great way to unwind at the end of the day.

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    I always love the chia tea, especially as an afternoon pick me up!

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    I love the peppermint tea! I love making myself a cup of tea and curling up on the couch with my doggies and a good book.

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    what a great trip!! I’m with Matt, I love sleepytime tea before bed.

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    So far, my favorite is the Apple Cinamon. Perfect for a cozy night in, with a blanket, fire, and holiday movies! :)

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    I love the chai tea…perfectly spicy!

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    Emily Strider says:

    I like the cinnamon apple spice the best!

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    I łove the sleepy time chamomile tea!

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    I love sugar cookie sleigh ride!

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    I love their Sugar Cookie — with a little vanilla creamer, it’s so good!

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    I just moved to the US and their Earl Grey tea gives me a little taste of home!

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    I love their Apple Cinnamon tea! I enjoy it in the fall…like apple cider, but healthier!

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    Raspberry zinger!

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    I love Sleepytime. But when I have a cold, I go for Lemon Zinger.

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    Pomegranate green tea is my favorite and always in the afternoon :)

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    I love to enjoy the Sweet Harvest Pumpkin on a chilly fall morning!

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    I love the Magical Mint! And the Sleepytime! Yum!!! :)

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    I love the sleepytime tea before bed!! I need to try that pumpkin flavor yum! Tea is my favorite drink for sure.

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    What a great experience! I am a huge fan of the Sleepytime tea paired with a good book.

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    chai is my favorite type of tea and I usually use black peppercorns and cloves or just grated ginger. I also really like celestial seasonings chamomile. I love savoring a cup of after work :)

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    I LOVE peppermint and honey chamomile. But when I was younger and didn’t feel well my mom always gave me their apple cinnamon tea, so it has a special place in my heart! (Now I want to try to make some simple syrup with it, too—apples and cinnamon and bourbon just seem like a natural match!)

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    I like their sugar cookie tea.

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    I too love their sleepy time tea and drink it before bed…so soothing after a stressful day at work!

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    I love their honey vanilla chamomile and peppermint tea! Did you know that peppermint has a ton of beneficial effects on the digestive system? I have IBS and drink it most mornings at work…mm!

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    Sarah Evans says:

    I love the Peppermint or Sleepytime- which is a staple in our house! Sounds like a fun trip! :)

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    I love morning thunder! My brother introduced me to it and I drink almost every morning.

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    Nikki Fahey says:

    I like sugar cookie!!

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    I love Sleepy Time before bed! I didn’t realize I was making my green tea the wrong way; I will definitely take the tea bag out sooner.

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    Justine M says:

    I like the Tension Tamer. I get stressed out about things really easily, so a cup of tea forces me to slow down.

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    Sleeptime tea and I are bffs, but I have really been in a green tea mood as of late. You are so right about the timing. It tastes so gross if I forget to take out the tea bag in the right amount of time.

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    I live for their peppermint tea!! I drink it every morning before work and every night before bed! It’s so good!

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    I love their Mint Magic but I can’t get it where I live so I always try to grab a few boxes when I’m in Colorado!

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    Dominique says:

    I LOVE the green tea! Drink it every day! Would love to try some of the seasonal flavors :-)

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    Jodi Smith says:

    My favorite tea is the India Spice Chai Tea – love to have this at night with a great book or while watching a movie! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity – great post and pics!

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    cookie tea!

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    I’ve been enjoying the Celestial Seasonings Wild Berry Zinger this summer as a cold beverage, mixed with fruit and honey, so refreshing! I’d love to try a warmer tea now that the weather is a bit cooler, maybe the new pumpkin flavor will be in stores soon!

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    I love the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride

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    My favorite is the gingerbread spice tea that comes out for the holidays!

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    I actually just finished a cup of my favorite, Sleepytime Extra! I’m dying to try the pumpkin one though

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    Sleepytime!

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    At the moment, sweet coconut thai chai!

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    i love their gingerbread tea in the evenings in the winter!

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    I’m a big fan of their peppermint tea – it’s been a lifesaver with my sensitive stomach!

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    kristen mcclary says:

    my favorite is earl gray

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    Love the sleepy time vanilla!

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    I love their apple cinnamon spice tea but that pumpkin tea sounds really good too!

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    They have an apple spice teat that I’ve basically been chugging at my desk for the past couple of weeks.

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    What a fun trip! Sleepy time helps me relax and get ready for bed.

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    Melissa anchia says:

    Sleepy time is great ans I love the sleepy papa bear! Thanks for the offer!

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    Sweet Harvest Pumpkin!!

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    Sweet Harvest Pumpkin…..in the morning

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    Caramel apple in the fall, but now I need to try the sweet pumpkin!

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    I am a total tea lover! They have the best blueberry tea. A great sweet treat.

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    Tea, Tea, Tea! I’ve tried most of the flavors, but I have to say that I adore the Honey Vanilla Chai. That with some steamed skim milk – forget it! YUM!

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    Sarah Morgan says:

    I love any kind of chai, and this time of year I am all about the cinnamon apple spice.

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    I love all their seasonal offerings, such as the harvest spice.

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    Fun trip! I did not know Celestial Seasons made Kombucha. I will have to check that out!!

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    I really do enjoy the Sleepy Time tea. I often drink it in the afternoon when I need something warm.

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    I love buying their mixes so I can try a few different varieties in one box!

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    Sounds like so much fun!! I love them all but couldn’t live without sleepy time tea! So relaxing! I loved seeing the bear in your photos :)

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    Sugar cookie sleigh ride! I’m so excited it’s getting to be the season for it!

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    Sleepytime!!

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    I love their sleepy time tea at night before bed!

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    My favorites are the holiday teas: sugar cookie sleigh ride & gingerbread spice. Just saw they now have caramel apple dream which I haven’t tried yet?!? Be still my heart!

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    I love the honey vanilla chamomile! So good right before bed.

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    I like the Sleepytime tea, as well as English Breakfast tea. My favorite time to drink tea is in the late afternoon!

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    Love their Sleepytime teas! Always have to have a cup of tea before bed, it’s a must!

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    I love the mandarin orange spice with honey! It was the first tea I regularly drank.

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    I love sleepytime tea! There is something about unwinding after a long day with a cup of tea right before bed. Looks like you had a blast!

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    I’m a big fan of the sleepy time tea!

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    What a fun trip! I love tea- perfect for the. Maine winters! I like Celestial Seasonings black teas, especially the earl grey, but that harvest pumpkin sounds yummy too!

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    I am a huge fan of the Tension Tamer – it’s my go-to afternoon pick-me-up at work. It’s soothing and gets me over the hump of the day!

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    I ADORE Candy Cane Lane and
    Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride. They are great all year round but especially delicious and cozy for the wintery months.

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    My fall favorite is the Sweet Harvest Pumpkin which I just found last year and my go-to favorite is the Honey Vanilla Chai with some almond milk!

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    Sleepytime is the best time!

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    I work in downtown Boulder and absolutely love it! I’m glad you got to visit!

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    Elissa Quilici says:

    I love all teas! Especially during the winter, if that ever happens here since it’s supposed to be 100 degrees!

    Their line of Sleepy Time teas are great!

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    I am a big fan of the celestial chai tea in the morning. The sugar cookie sleigh ride tea sounds amazing!

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    Christina C says:

    Sugar cookie sleigh ride!

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    My absolute favorite is their Honey Vanilla White Chai tea….especially at bedtime!

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    My favorite is their apple cinnamon tea! I drink it every night and it tastes like fall in a cup :)

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    My favorite is the Sleepytime tea!

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    I toured Celestial when I was out in Colorado a few years ago! The mint room will clear out your sinuses QUICK. I love their Sleepytime tea – perfect before bedtime with some almond milk!

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    This looks so fun! I love their Pumpkin Harvest tea when it’s out in the fall!

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    Sleepy time tea is a long time favorite

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    Jane Liddy says:

    Sleepytime vanilla is my favorite tea to enjoy as I’m winding down getting ready for bed. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a good book! It also does the trick for curbing a late night sweet tooth:)

    I found a lot of this information interesting and useful. Thanks Anne! I’m a culprit of leaving the tea bag in the hot water until I have finished the entire cup….Looks like I need to pay way more attention to the clock! Also, thank you for the recommendation on steeping times!
    Have a beautiful weekend!

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    I am jealous of your trip! I am a big fan of CS tea! Sleepytime is my favorite.

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    I’m currently loving the apple cinnamon-I’m pregnant, so I love that it’s caffeine free!

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    Just bought the Caramel Apple Spice for fall…yummmm! :)

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    I love the apple cinnamon! But after reading more I really want to try the pumpkin and sugar cookie!

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    Tracy Schwartz says:

    honey chamomile is perfect before bed.
    Honey Vanilla White Chai tea for long days in the office.

    Looks like a great trip!

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    Jennifer Henshall says:

    My favorite flavor is Honey Vanilla Chamomile. I love brewing a cup and enjoying it on the couch after my two daughters have gone to bed for the night.

    Thanks for posting about your trip to Celestial Seasonings — it’s definitely now on my wish list! My friends all know what a large tea connoisseur I am. I am such a tea fan that I named my newly formed 5K tea Running on Emp-Tea!

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    I love their peppermint tea in the evenings after dinner!

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    I love sweet teas

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    I love a hot chai tea as a mid-afternoon pick me up.

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    Gingerbread Spice! Just the smell makes me think of the holidays!!

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    I love their Sleepytime Tea! It relaxes me before bed. I definitely want to try the seasonal pumpkin one now, too!

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    Stephanie L. says:

    Chai is my favorite, although the pumpkin spice is good too. I love to have it when I am reading a book snuggled in bed.

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    I am also a fan of the sleepy time blend! I don’t drink it every night before bed, but especially during the winter when it’s chilly outside and easy to enjoy a warm cup!

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    Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride is by far one of the best late night drinks. It satisfies my sweet tooth. Whenever Christmas comes around, I always make sure to stock up as much as possible since its only a seasonal product!

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    Would love to try the Fall Pumpkin Harvest!

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    Christina Badaracco says:

    I love the Candy Cane Lane and Gingerbread Spice, and look forward to them every Christmas!

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    I love the chai tea, especially now that the weather is cooling down.

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    I know I should say something like Lemon Zinger or Sleepy Time …. but it’s Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride.

    I buy like 20 boxes every Christmas time.

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    I love alllll of their Christmas varieties! It would be too hard to choose just one! Looks like an awesome trip!

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    Love having tea in the night before bed

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    That honey vanilla chai tea would be incredible, especially with leaves starting to change colors and autumn setting in!

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    I love the cinnamon apple spice – especially in Fall and Winter!

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    Greer Rothermel says:

    Their Sleepytime Tea is a part of my nightly routine, I live for it!!

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    Katherine M. says:

    Oh my gosh, that Sweet Pumpkin Harvest tea is everything. I’m so obsessed!

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    vanilla sleepytime is my go to every night after dinner

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    My granddaughter and I both LOVE Mandarin Orange Spice. We usually enjoy a cup together when she comes home from school.

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    Bengal spice!!

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    Sugar cookie sleigh ride! It’s so good! I like to drink it after I put my kids to bed at night;)

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    Colleen C. says:

    I love the Chamomile tea!

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    Sleepytime tea right before bed! So good!

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    Shannon B says:

    I love plain black tea and cinnamon tea-perfect as a between class pick-me-up! :)

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    Sleepytime is my favorite. I like to sink it an hour before bed to wind down for the day!

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    green tea in the A.M. is best!

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    I love the “Lemon Zinger” Tea, I drink it every night while I am doing homework. It is caffeine free so it won’t keep me up, but I think sipping a cup of tea helps me concentrate! :)

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    One of my favorites is Sleepytime Throat Tamer. I’d much rather drink tea than take medicine!

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    I LOVE Celestial Seasonings tea! My favorite are the fruit ones: tangerine, blueberry, blackberry being high on the list but also love Sleepy Time at night and the ones with ginger in them. I will try to get to Denver sometime to tour the factory because it looks pretty cool! I really enjoy reading about your adventures–thanks for blogging!

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    I went on the tour when I visited in August and loved it, it seems like a great place to work. I drink their peppermint and harvest pumpkin all the time and love them. You can’t really go wrong with any of their teas!

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    I love their orange and lemon teas! Also several others. Mmm. I live kind of between Denver and Boulder, but sadly have only been up to Celestial Seasonings once right after I moved to Colorado. I’m glad you enjoyed your trip!

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    I love the Candy Cane Lane tea! I always stock up at Christmas–the vanilla makes the peppermint even yummier! Also, I had no idea you could tour the plant (or that there’d be a gift shop–amazing!)–new bucket list item! :)

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    Sleepytime is my favorite, but I love chai too!

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    Sweet Harvest Pumpkin sounds amazing for those chilly morning.

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    Georgina Dench says:

    I love bengal spice tea! I have some with almond milk before bed almost every night!

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    Peppermint is the most amazing tea! So relaxing to drink, and reminds me of Christmas. Drinking it always brings a smile to my face:)

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    My favorite is their Nutcracker Sweet, however the Sweet Harvest Pumpkin is a very close second. I love all of their teas!!! So jealous of your opportunity!

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    I love the apple cinnamon!

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    Margaret Wakelee says:

    My favorite is the peppermint tea! Helps with chronic headaches!

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    I love chamomile before bed

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    I got a herbal sampler one time and really loved the Peppermint! It made my tummy so, so happy.

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    What an awesome trip!! I went there 5 years ago while I was in CO on vacation! I’ll never forget the mint room, and tasting teas for what felt like forever. My favorites are the lemon and raspberry zingers :)

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    Morning Thunder, hands down. I drank it every day in college. Unfortunately, I had to go caffeine free, so I’m all about Sleepytime now. Off to make a cup!

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    My favorites are the decaf coconut chai and holidays teas. In the winter I’ll often have a cup of tea in the evening after dinner with a cookie!

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    Wow! What a great trip! Thanks so much for the brewing tips- I never pay attention to time, but know I need to for better tasting tea. My favorite Celestial Seasonings tea is the Sinus Soother. I have sinus issues, so it helps me so much!

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    Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride, forever and always!

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    I love their wellness tea and drink it when I feel a cold coming on. It’s magic!

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    Roadrunner says:

    Morning Thunder!

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    I love the sleepy time time! I have been drinking it for years!!!

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    Catherine says:

    I really like the sleepytime vanilla or the traditional english breakfast! The tour looks incredible!

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    My favorite is the sleepy time tea. But I’d love to try the sweet pumpkin. Sounds awesome!

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    I love sleepy time tea before bed in the winter- but I need to find that sweet pumpkin!

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    Love the peppermint :)

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    I like the sugar cookie one during Christmas. I also tried the Kombucha the other day and really liked it!

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    I like the sleepy time tea!

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    Oh my , too many favorites to choose from. Love Earl Gray in the morning, Raspberry Zinger in the afternoon, Bengal Spice, then Sleepytime at night. Want to try Sweet Harvest Pumpkin and looking forward to holiday faves, Candy Cane Lane.

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    Bengal Spice! I like to drink a mug of tea on my way to work.

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    My Mom always has earl grey so that’s the one!

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    Honey Vanilla Chamomille! I drink it all day long!

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    Lemon lift tea

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    Love the peppermint, chamomile and sleepy time teas. Enjoy taking them after a meal
    and also before bedtime.

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    I love sleepy time tea. I used to drink it when I spent the night at my grandmas house as a young kid. They even have them in K cups now which makes it super easy to enjoy my tea each night.

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    Back in the 90s I visited Celestial Tea. It was such a fun experience and even my young daughters enjoyed it. I can still smell the peppermint from when they opened the door to where it was stored. We also loved seeing the groundhogs that are everywhere! BTW my favorite is peppermint tea.

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    Jen de Ridder says:

    Great post. I am a Lemon Zinger and Sleepytime girl!

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    Wow awesome! Mini Dickinson reunion with Gina :)

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    My favorite is the seasonal Candy Cane Lane when it comes out each winter. I look forward to it every year!!

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    I love the sugar cookie tea that comes out near Christmas. I drink it after dinner to calm my cravings for all.the.sweets!! Looks like a great trip!

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    Jessica Craig says:

    Their peach tea is so good! I recently had a cold and pretty much drank it constantly.

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    Ashley, RD, CD says:

    I love the Victorian Earl Grey! I was so excited to see it in your photo because I haven’t seen it in a store near where I live for ages. I used to drink it all the time. It definitely has something unique about it that sets it apart from other Earl Greys. Glad you had a good time cchecking out Celestial Seasonings!

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    Elizabeth says:

    I love the Country Peach Passion tea! I like to enjoy it any time, but especially in the evening, since it’s an herbal tea.

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    I drink Sleepytime green tea most nights

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    I love Jammin’ Lemon Ginger as an afternoon pick-me-up or after dinner!

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    Stephanie says:

    I like to enjoy their Chamomile Tea when I would like some tea in the afternoon or evening.

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    I like their Chamomile tea in the evenings!

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    I LOVE Celestial Seasonings! I have so many favorites! My current go-to teas are Morning Thunder before work, and Peppermint in the evenings. I recently bought the Jammin’ Lemon Ginger for the first time and love it – can’t wait to try the cocktail!

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    I love their peppermint tea at night!!

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    I love the Candy Cane Lane in the mid-afternoon on a super snowy day! The different lemon ones are great too, and sleepy time before bed of course!

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    I love the Sleepytime Peach Herbal Tea in the evening watching my last TV show before bed. Just enough flavor but the herbal tea to relax.

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    I’d like to try the pumpkin tea.

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    elishia bakle says:

    earl grey is my fav! what a neat experience! i would love to try some other teas!

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    I love the seasonal Sugar Plum Spice one that they have around Christmastime! I LOVE tea and one of the saddest parts about living in Phoenix is that it’s really too hot to drink tea for a lot of the year. I’m so excited that it’s cooling down now. I finally took my kettle out this weekend and will be making as much use of it as I possibly can in the next few months :)

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    Love the Sleepy Time as a favorite, but all there tea is great.

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    Love Celestial Seasonings! My faves are the lemon zinger and Sleepytime Vanilla!

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    I alternate between the Sweet Harvest Pumpkin and the Green/White tea blend at work every afternoon! There’s nothing like the smell of tea brewing at your desk to help diffuse that 2:30 feeling.

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    I love sleepy time to relax before bed, and I’ve also been drinking their berry zinger tea since I was a young child! I recently tried the lemon berry zinger and love that as well. Thanks for sharing all this info and a recap of your trip! I’ve had an exceptionally bad week, and could really use the “hug” that tea so often provides.

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    Ahh, this post & giveaway are right up my alley. Learned a few new things :) I drink tea almost every day & love mixing it up with new flavors all of the time. I like to enjoy a cup of Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea to wind down before bed time. Would love to try the Harvest Pumpkin.

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    I love the Tension Tamer tea! Also, around the holidays I like the Candy Cane Lane green tea – hard to find though!

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    Normally the Sleepytime before bed, although I love to make iced raspberry or peach for hot summer days. I think I’ll try to pick up the Pumpkin tea next time I’m out, that sounds fabulous!

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    Love Chai tea! Delicious!

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    I love the harvest pumpkin and chai

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    i really like the sugar cookie sleigh ride and chai teas! i don’t drink them as often enough as i should given how much i enjoy them …maybe this would encourage me to do so!

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    Pam Lambert says:

    I buy Celestial Seasonings peppermint and green tea all year long.

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    I love a cup of tea know and then and my favorite is Celestial Seasonings green tea. But, I have to admit that I’m more of a coffee drinker!

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    Carol Morton says:

    Lemon Zinger is the one! It’s both energizing and soothing.

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    I never knew that about green tea either! I love sipping sleepy time with a good book. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

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    Love their chamomile although the pumpkin sounds amazing ,

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    yum! sounds so fun :) i think my favorite is sleepytime!!

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    I drink their Tummy Mint almost every day. I highly recommend it for those with irritable bowel – it is hard to find but soooooooooooo worth it.

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    jessica z says:

    My favorite is actually the Sweet Harvest Pumpkin!

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    My favorite is cinnamon apple spice. I drink it every day at the office. It’s a great tea for the fall.

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    Charlotte says:

    Sleeptime is my favorite before I go to bed. But you are inspiring me to try some more flavors!

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    Heather F. says:

    I love Sleepy Time Green Tea! It is perfect for when the weather cools down and I want to get cozy and warm!

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    My favorite is Earl Grey but Sugar Cookie sounds awesome!

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    I love the Celestial Sleepytime tea!

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    Jennifer Lattin says:

    I like to buy the sampler pack of sleepytime tea. That way, I get a bit of all my favorites in box. It’s a wonderful before-bed nightcap.

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    Looks like fun! I’m definitely with Matt- Sleepytime Tea before bed is the best! I grew up drinking it with milk and sugar, but now I just drink it plain or sometimes with honey. I think I’ll actually go make some now!

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    My favorite is Sleepytime Vanilla while reading a book and winding down before bed

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    I love the decaf Indian Spice Chai tea – the best way to wind down before bed. I’m hoping to make it to CO and if I do this is certainly on my list of things to do!

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    I love enjoying the chai flavor on an afternoon during this time of year! This fall weather makes it the perfect time of year to drink a warm cup of tea. :) I definitely want to try the pumpkin flavor soon!

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    I love Sleepytime tea before bed!

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    Sounds like an awesome trip!

    I love the Sugar Cookie, curled up on the couch on a fall afternoon!

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    Awesome tea tips, thanks! My hubby and I love sipping a mug of Sleepytime tea before bed, but now I wanna pick up the Sweet Harvest Pumpkin to try for fall!

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    I will always love their Sleepytime tea! I’m also a big fan of Candy Cane Lane when it comes out every season. Mint Magic is amazing too! Don’t make me pick just one!

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    I love sleepytime tea before bed, but mint magic is always my go-to!

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    Elizabeth says:

    I love sleepy time tea and also peppermint!

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    My favorite is the Chai :)

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    I love Sleepytime tea!

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    My favorite is chai tea in the morning and sleepytime vanilla at night!

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    I’m a big fan of all their teas but Sleepytime is by far my favorite!!

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    The pumpkin and sugar cookie sound awesome, but Chai is definitely my favorite!

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    I’m pretty much obsessed with anything pumpkin in the fall….LOVE the sweet harvest pumkin!

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    I’m a fan of the chai tea. I like it in the morning as a substitute for days I don’t drink coffee.

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    My favorite Celestial Seasonings tea is Sleepytime! I drink it during TV time before bed to start unwinding. Jealous you met the Sleepytime Bear!

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    Rachel S. says:

    I love the chai tea, I drink it when ever I get a chance.

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    I love Celestial’s Sleepytime tea! It’s my absolute favorite, though now I want to try that sweet harvest pumpkin. Looks good!

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    I love their Chai followed closely by their Sleepytime. I really want to try the pumpkin. I want to take a trip to Boulder just to do this tour!

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    I absolutely love lemon zinger!

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    My current favorite is the Black Cherry Berry, but I really want to try their seasonal flavors.

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    I love chai tea in the afternoon!

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    I love rich, flavorful teas at night (pumpkin, sugar cookie sleigh ride, apple cinnamon), but in the morning, I love brewing green tea with lemon!

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    love their green tea!

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    Brandy H. says:

    I LOVE the peppermint! I love to relax with a cup after the kiddo’s go to bed! I really want to try their pumpkin flavor!

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    Love Green Tea right around 3pm for a nice pick me up!

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    sleepytime before bed!

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    I love to have the Lemon Zinger first thing in the morning or right after dinner : )

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    I like most of them, but the Echinacea Complete Care tea always saved me in grad school!

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    I love the Chai, but the pumpkin sounds great as well!

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    I love Sleepytime! I always drink it in the winter before bed.

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    My favorite is the cranberry apple zinger, but I would really like to try the pumpkin!

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    I love the Kitchen! They’ve opened in Denver, too- so good and such a great atmosphere. I really like the apple cinnamon tea!

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    I love all Celestial teas! I think my favorite is their Sleepytime tea. I usually enjoy it in the evening after dinner with a piece of dark chocolate or an orange! I am definitely going to try the sweet harvest pumpkin soon! Sounds incredible :)

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    Sleepytime has been a my favorite since 1975!

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    Sugar Cookie Holiday tea. Have to find it every year!!!!!

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    My favorite is Sleepytime Vanilla! So calming and yummy.

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    Candy Cane Lane is one of my favorite Celestial Seasonings tea! It’s just not Christmas at my house without it :)

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    My fiance and I are crazy over the Apple Cinnamon tea! What a great experience!

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    I’m not generally a HUGE tea drinking, but I have especially been into the Cinnamon Apple lately! with just a squirt of raw honey!

    Can’t wait to try the pumpkin!

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    I love the Chamomile and Cinnamon apple spice! Best tea ever!!!!

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    Tiffany S says:

    I love their Cinnamon Apple Spice tea, and I like to drink it in the colder months!

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    Stephanie says:

    I love their chai right when I get to work in the morning. I’d love to try the pumpkin, too. Sounds delicious!

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    I love the Cany Cane Lane tea, or really any of the minty flavors! so invigorating!

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    I love the Roobios tea on a crisp fall night with the windows open!!

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    Sleepytime. In the evening, of course.

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    Sleepytime tea on a chilly evening!

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    I love black tea in the mornings but the holidays are amazing with the addition of Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride every.single.night! I think i’m the only person I know that loses weight over the holidays–It’s got to be because drinking my sugar cookies!

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    I very much enjoyed a cup of Honey Vanilla Chamomile tea last night while relaxing before bed.

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    steph sapp says:

    The Honey Vanilla Chamomile tea is my fav! I have some every night!

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    I’m a sucker for any of the holiday teas, though admittedly I will drink them long after the season is over. I’m also a huge fan of hot baths in the winter time so now the idea of a bath tea intrigues me!

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    I’m with Matt- love Celestial Seasonings’ Sleepytime tea! It totally relaxes me and helps me get in bedtime mode.

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    I love the sweet harvest pumpkin! It’s perfect for mornings when I’m not feeling coffee.

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    Mine has always been the lemon:)

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    My favorite is the Country Peach Passion. I like to drink it iced during the day.

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    My favorite Celestial tea is Sleepytime, made with honey and milk- right before bedtime, of course!

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    I drink Sleepytime or Candy Cane Lane (Yes, I stock up at Christmas time) every night after dinner. Long ago they had a Pelican Punch that was my favorite, I have no idea what was in it but that started me on daily tea.

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    I usually stick with green tea with a bit of honey. It would be so nice to try a couple of other flavors!

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    I love Celestial Seasonings. My fave is the Honey Lemon Ginseng Green tea, with Sleepytime a close second!

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    What a fun trip! My favorite is the Sleepytime tea before bed.

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    Michelle W says:

    I love Sleepytime! I honestly haven’t tried many of their other teas but I definitely will be soon!

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    Elisabeth says:

    We enjoy candy cane lane all year round, but I’d love to try that pumpkin spice or sleigh ride!

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    How fun!!!! I love tea, especially celestial seasonings!! My favorites (can’t pick only 1) is sleepytime, tension tamer, and their mint tea!

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    Love the Cinnamon Apple Spice Herbal Tea. A great fall drink too! Would love to try the Harvest Pumpkin and Caramel Apple flavors too though. I’ll have to keep my eye out at the grocery store!

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    Any tea with mint, whenever I need a pick me up and don’t want caffeine.

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    My favorite is definitely the holiday one…Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride.

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    I love the decaf sweet coconut thai chai! I add a splash of milk and it’s perfect!

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    I like green tea in the evening. Thanks for the great post with all this tea information, so interesting!

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    Their sugar cookie tea is one of my favorites! It’s the best holiday tea.

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    wow the goodies you put together look so yummy! i think im tempted to go see what my local grocery store has now… and i looked online at their holiday teas and they all look SO GOOD. i like to enjoy green or herbal tea in the afternoon at work, and black tea with milk after dinner, especially earl gray vanilla.

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    Sleepytime! I drink it every night before bed!

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    CS Peppermint tea is my fave and I drink it every night before bed. Your trip looks like it was such a wonderful adventure!

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    Lisa McGeen says:

    I really love any black tea!

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    Sugar Cookie tea! I always buy enough to last me well into spring long after the holidays are over!

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    My fiancé is admittedly a bigger tea drinker than I am, but I have two favorites. For hot tea, I am all about Morning Thunder. (I’ll drink it whenever- not just in the morning!) I also love their Mint Green Tea over ice. In the summer it is SO refreshing!

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    I really like their sugar cookie flavored tea. It’s a perfect treat during the holiday season!

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    I always go for the herbal tea sampler. I have my eye on the blueberry tea for next time.

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    I love Celestial Seasonings tea! Whenever I have trouble sleeping I make a cup of the Sleepytime Tea and to this day I’ve never finished a cup because I always fall asleep before I can finish it!

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    Chai tea, anytime!!

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    valene zogorski says:

    I always love their seasonal blends but my year round go to is Chai

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    Lemon Zinger! Usually right after lunch. I’m drinking a cup right now. :)

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    Mint Magic after lunch!

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    No way were you just in Boulder!! We were there from Wednesday-Saturday and took the Celestial Seasonings tour on Friday! Bummed that I missed you an Gina :) And the sweet harvest pumpkin was def one of my favorites!! On a random note- did you notice the insane amount of prairie dogs outside of the factory? Ridiculously cute.

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    My favorite is Sleepytime – a classic! I enjoy it before bed.

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    Johanna B says:

    My favorite Celestial Seasons tea for most of the year is Peppermint but in the fall I love the Pumpkin. I can’t seem to get enough of it and my store runs out frequently. Therefore, when they have it in – I buy in bulk!!!

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    I’m definitely a Sleepytime tea girl… I like it in the evenings after dinner.

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    Lorna Clark says:

    Green tea as a morning break. So good! Thanks for the good brewing info, I also tend to leave the bag in there forever. I’ll need to change my ways.

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    I love both the Chai Tea and Peppermint! They are great with a little sweet treat!

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    The green tea is my favorite! I have it every morning when I get to work. Would love to try the Pumpkin one!

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    Green tea all the way! I’d love to try the Pumpkin and Sugar Cookie after reading this post and comments though!

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    Amy Hanus says:

    A tea tasting would be fun! Hmmm…think I’m going to have to pay attention to my brewing habit now. Ok, so my fav is their Country Peach Passion. I’m originally from Georgia so it’s fitting. :) I’m going to have to try the pumpkin next! Thanks for the ideas and tips.

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    I love Celestial Tea! I try to mix it up with the teas but the Country Peach is my favorite at the moment. I have not tried the Pumpkin, it sound delicious!

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    Crystal B says:

    So jealous of your trip. I love their tea! My favorite right now is the Cinnamon Apple. I went through a whole box this past week because the temps dipped and I was sick. It was just the right amount of lovely to keep me powering through the day.

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    i like the sleepytime vanilla from whole foods right before bed!

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    Honey chamomile is my fave! I also like peppermint, sugar cookie sleigh ride, and sweet coconut thai chai. I definitely have my share of celestial seasonings teas!

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    I adore their Apple-Cinnamon tea!

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    My favorite is their Chai Tea (Honey Vanilla)! :) But they are all amazing!

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    My favorite is the Peppermint Herbal Tea.

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    I love the ginger peach green tea! So light and delightful!

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    Madagascar Vanilla Rooibos Tea!

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    Jen Robinson says:

    I never knew that about white tea leaves! It’s also always good to have a reminder about brew times- so thanks! I like Celestial Seasonings “Raspberry Zinger”- I really like to make it iced during the summers :)

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    I’m with Matt- I always drink sleepy time tea at night!

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    Candy Cane Lane and Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride are my favorite Celestial Seasonings tea, but I think the limited availability is part of the obsession. They have a great line of chai teas, too! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    I’ve not tried many kids of tea, and of the ones I have, I haven’t really enjoyed them. But I think my problems are that I haven’t selected the right teas, and I haven’t prepared them correctly. So I’d like to try again with the Sugar Cookie tea. It sounds amazing.

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    I love their Chai tea!!!

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    Amanda Bee says:

    My favorite CS tea is definitely the Sleepytime tea. It’s a staple here, either chilled in the summer or hot in the colder months.

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    Sleepy time tea is definitely a favorite of ours. I love that you can also get many of the CS teas in K-Cup form for enjoying in the office. Sleepy time tea isn’t too great for work though, haha!

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    I love their green tea, especially in the colder months.

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    I lovvve that pumpkin tea! Got obsessed with it last winter.

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    Gina Elliott says:

    Love lemon zinger!

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    Thank you for the informative post! I love a soothing cup of chamomile or Sleepytime tea before bed, and I especially enjoy having a cup of holiday tea (like Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride) while wrapping presents and writing Christmas cards.

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    I am enjoying the sugar cookie sleigh ride in my imagination right now

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    Sleepytime is in my cupboard right now

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    Peppermint tea!

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    Lemon, lemon, lemon!!!

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    I’m with Matt, I love the Sleepytime Tea! When I’m feeling sick though, I make a cup of the Honey Vanilla Chamomile! Your write up of your trip was great and very informative, I’m also guilty of leaving my teabag in the cup, so hopefully I’ll get better about that!

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    Oh my god, I LOVELOVELOVE Sleepytime!! I had it the first time while I lived in the UK and buy it whenever I visit the US. We don’t have it here in Germany unfortunatley :-( Say I to Matt from me, he should have a cup in my name tonight :-)

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    I really enjoyed this post! I’ve been drinking more tea lately so it helps to know the proper ways to brew different types. I like the chamomile and green tea but I’m dying to try the pumpkin and holiday flavors! I’ve never seen them before!

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    I love the Country Peach Passion iced in the summer! It is so good, it doesn’t even need any sweetener!

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    I love Earl Grey and Sleepytime! I’m dying to try the pumpkin one!

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    Courtney Bradley says:

    Gingerbread spice at Christmas time is the BEST!!!

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    I love their peach blossom green tea!

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    My favorite is their Gingerbread Spice tea. I’m happy it’s back in stores!

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    I love the sleepy time tea too!

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    I start every work day with a cup of hot green tea!

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    I love Bengal spice. It’s hard to find but it tastes like heaven and is caffeine free so it’s great after a big meal since it won’t keep you up!

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    I love to have a cup of sleepytime tea before bed!

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    I love tea! My favorite is the country peach – I brew 2 bags of it with 4 bags of regular tea to make a pitcher of iced tea to enjoy on a hot summer day. It’s delicious!

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    My favorite seasonal is Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride. I would love to try the Sweet Harvest Pumpkin.

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    Ashley Smith says:

    What an awesome blogger trip!! I love Celestial Teas. I would have to say my favorite is Sleepy Time, although I am definitely going to try the seasonal pumpkin one. It looks soo good for an afternoon pick me up. I enjoy Sleepy time right before bed. It really relaxes me and I love to replace that with my desert when I feel like I just need something before bed, instead of loading up on sugar. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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    shelley charles says:

    I love to drink the harvest pumpkin in the afternoon!

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    I love a mug of chamomile in the evening, curled up on my couch and watching trashy TV before bed.

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    I’m a total sleepytime tea loyalist, but my favorite holiday flavor is the candy cane lane. I love a big mug when I’m walking to work.

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    My fave is Sleepy Time. And I drink it at….get this!…bedtime! I know, crazy huh?

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    Jacqueline says:

    I am in LOVE with the Sweet Harvest Pumpkin tea. I enjoy it with a good book before bed. It calms me and settles me in for the night!! :-)

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    I love sleepytime. It’s great for relaxing and also when I have migraines.

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    I have yet to try a Celestial Seasonings tea I didn’t like, or a time I didn’t like it ;)

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    I’m with Matt… sleepytime tea is the best!

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    I love chamomile at night but would really like to try the sugar cookie one!

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    Honey Vanilla and Sleepytime, two classics.

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    Brittanie says:

    Lemon zinger! I love it after a meal!

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    I love celestial seasonings green and white tea blend in the morning!

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    So jealous of this trip! I’m obsessed with Celestial Seasonings teas, especially any of their holiday ones. I love a cup of Candy Cane Lane with a good book at night.

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    sweet harvest pumpkin…love it in the morning when I’m trying to warm up at school…does the trick!

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    Ahhhhh Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride IS my favorite Celestial Seasonings tea! So excited to see it in your giveaway.

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    I love their Sleepytime tea. I like to drink it about an hour before I go to bed to help me wind down after a long, stressful day!

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    My husband and I were just in the Boulder area in August and had to make a trip by the factory! We are huge fans of the Sleepytime (and sometimes, Sleepytime Extra). We had a fun trip there and that mint room was no joke. I might have needed to leave if we stayed in there much longer. I always find it fascinating to see how things are made. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the artwork, getting up close with some of the originals. It’s such a great (free!) tour–would definitely recommend it to anyone. Did you happen to catch a bunch of prairie dogs in the area around the facility? They cracked me up!

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    I really want to try the sleepytime tea! I’ll admit sugar cookie sleighride sounds awesome too.

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    Kristina N. says:

    It’s so hard to just pick one! I love the Sleepytime tea for at night. At least 4 or 5 times a week I drink tea before bed. Half the time it’s just plain Sleepytime and the other half, funny enough, is the lemon ginger with whiskey :)

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    I love there sleepy time right before bed!

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    I am with Matt… I LOVE the Sleeptime tea and drink it almost every night too!

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    peppermint tea!

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    I LOVE the honey vanilla chamomile tea!

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    Karla Hudson says:

    I love the peppermint! Especially late evening when winding down!

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    Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride! Smells delicious, and helps curb my insane holiday sweet tooth.

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    I have grown up with Sleepytime tea and love to drink it after a stressful day before bed or when I’m sick. I’ve tried a lot of their other flavors but two favorites of mine are Tension Tamer and True Blueberry. I drink these during the day when I want a good cup of hot tea. And of course I love local honey to sweeten my cups. :)

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    My favorite is Sleepytime Tea. I drink it often.

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    I love the lemon zinger!

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    I would love to try the sweet coconut thai chai tea!

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    I love the sugar cookie sleigh ride tea.

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    Allison M says:

    For some reason nothing compares to Celestial Seasoning’s Orange Green Tea, I’ve been drinking it since I was a kid!

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    Peppermint!

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    Honey Vanilla Chamomile is my jam!! I drink it most mornings at work since I don’t drink coffee. Yum!

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    I enjoy so many of Celestial Seasonings teas, but my favorite is Sleepytime!

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    Love the honey vanilla chamomile for something sweet in the afternoon!

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    I love the sweet coconut chai. I’ve never had the sugar cookie sleigh ride, but would love to try it!

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    This giveaway is probably already over, but just in case: My fav has always been Sleepytime. I’ve drank it since I was a little girl and I never tire of it! Most tea dries out my throat, weirdly enough, but Sleepytime never has. I love that it doesn’t require any sweetner or other add ins, simple, delicious and quick!

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    I’m with Caroline; just in case the giveaway is still going on: Sleepytime is my favorite too! Nice to have a nice cuppa right before heading to bed. :)

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    Birdiebee says:

    My favorite is the Cinnamon Apple Spice Herbal Tea and I like to have it during the afternoon to relax or anytime I am feeling a bit stressed.

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    I like to drink their Wildberry Zinger tea on cold winter evenings.

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    I love Celestial Seasonings Chamomile tea

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    christine j says:

    my favorite is the Cinnamon Apple tea

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    Amanda B. says:

    I’ve always loved Sleepytime.

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    I love Sleepytime tea. I drink it every night to help me relax for bed.

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