As promised, here is a review of the 3 teas Code Boyfriend and I liked so much we brought home from the Celestial Seasonings factory tour.
Tropical Fruit Cool Brew Iced Tea
This is, clearly, from their cool brew line.
While I am not a huge fan of any of the other teas in this line, I fell in love with this tea. It tasted like exactly what I wanted to drink on a hot summer's day. It was vaguely reminiscent of fruit punch, without the sickly sweetness. It was fruity and sweet, while packing a big punch of flavor, which is sometimes lacking from their fruit teas.
I couldn't leave without this tea and brought home a big box of it. I recommend it for anyone fond of zingers, or who are like Code Boyfriend and find many teas to taste like nothing at all.
Cranberry Apple Zinger
This tea is amazing cold, which is how I tried it at the tasting. I am so excited to try it hot.
I loved this tea, but Code Boyfriend was not a huge fan. The flavor just isn't strong enough for him.
Sleepytime Kids - Goodnight Grape
I'm not going to lie, as I poured this tea into my cup, I was expecting it to taste like cold medicine.
It was shockingly true to it's name. It tastes like Sleepytime with a hint of grape. Fruity, with all of the same Sleepytime calming powers. It is also very sweet. I drank mine without any sweetener and had to go back and make sure there was no sugar in it!
I think this would be a very easy sell for a sick child, or a sick Code Boyfriend who has a cold but doesn't want tea because it doesn't taste like anything.
Even though it is marketed as a kid's drink, Code Boyfriend and I both thought it was amazing enough to need to come home.
There you are! All of the new teas we tried at Celestial Seasonings. I hope this gave you the insight you needed to spring for a new box the next time you buy tea.