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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Celestial Seasonings Teabag Herbal Tea 'Honey Vanilla Chamomile'

Tea Information:
Tea: Honey Vanilla Chamomile
Type: Herbal Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Celestial Seasonings
Purchase: Here
Description: “Our satisfying Chamomile tea is cherished by many as a soothing antidote for life’s complications. We’ve added the delicious flavor of creamy, nutty vanilla, along with golden honey and just a hint of refreshing orange to complement our perfect blend of Egyptian and Mexican varieties of chamomile in this relaxing herbal tea.” — Charlie Baden, Celestial Seasonings Blendmaster Since 1975

About the Tea: 100% Natural
This product contains all-natural herbs and flavors, and no artificial colors or preservatives.

Ingredients: Chamomile, orange peel, natural honey flavor with other natural flavors (contains soy lecithin), licorice, roasted chicory and West Indian lemongrass.

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 teabags
Additives: none
Water: 12 ounces filtered, boiling water
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: no scent really, paper maybe
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet honey, chamomile flowers, maybe a tinge of the licorice?
Flavor: light licorice, chamomile, very watery
Body: Light
Aftertaste: none
Liquor: deep dark brown

I blame the fact these are probably a good few years old and have only been in the waxed paper bag they originally came in. I purchased them a long time ago and shoved them into the cupboard and neglected them ever since.

Perhaps 1 bag would have been sufficient, but they were so old and not scented....alas not the comforting cup I was seeking.

Out of deference to the poor conditions and age of the bag I will refrain from rating this tea, I have memories of it being a good bed time tea.

Post-Steep Additives: none

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