Tales From a Southern Mom recently had the privilege of working with Celestial Seasonings Teas for a wonderful review. I don’t know about you, but with two kids aged two years and under, I find myself reaching for a cup of coffee to go go go all day, but at night, the last thing I want is a bunch of caffeine to keep me awake, and sometimes I also want something different. Celestial Seasonings Teas has such a wide variety of teas, that there is something for everyone, and many of their offerings are caffeine free. They have teas from just about every family of tea out there, including Rooibos red tea, black tea, green tea, and white tea, as well as blends that contain no “tea” at all!
Celestial Seasonings was founded in 1969 when they picked fresh herbs in the forests and canyons of the Rocky Mountains to blend the best of nature into flavorful, healthy teas. They use no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. And every Celestial Seasonings product is made with the highest quality all-natural ingredients available.
I was provided with a variety of teas to try that firstly included Acai Mango Zinger, one of the newer additions to the Zinger family. This tea is a caffeine free, herbal option which blends rich and unique acai berries which are loaded with antioxidants with juicy mango and tart hibiscus and the result is definitely full of “Zing!” This tea I found to be particularly refreshing served over ice, although it’s also tasty hot.
Next, I tried Mandarin Orange Spice, which is also caffeine free. With flavors such as Mandarin Orange peel, coriander, and rosehips, this blend is sweet and bright, with spicy exotic undertones.
Speaking of spice, who doesn’t love a good cup of chai? I also received the India Spice Chai Tea, which is a black tea blend with spices such as clove, ginger and cardamom, combined with a touch of sweet vanilla. The result is a delicious chai that is quite authentic. I added milk and a touch of sugar and it tasted remarkably like the Chai my friend from India makes for me when we spend time together.
The Peach Blossom tea is a green and white tea blend which is an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin C. In fact, just one cup of this tea contains enough naturally occurring Vitamin C to provide 20% of your recommended daily allowance. There is a delicate peach flavor and overall this is a very light tasting tea.
Celestial Seasonings also has a new line of Antioxidant Max teas, and I sampled two of those flavors- the Blood Orange Star Fruit Green Tea and the Blackberry Pomegranate Green Tea. Both of these teas also contain 20% of your daily allowance of Vitamin C per serving as well as 35% more flavonoid antioxidants than other brands. Both of these teas combine not only green tea but green tea extract to pack the antioxidant punch you’ll receive. Both also contain an interesting flavor palate. The blood orange and blackberry are sweet notes that balance the tart and exotic flavors of the star fruit and the pomegranate.
Lastly, I tried another of the newer (or maybe I should say less “classic”) lines of teas, the Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Estate Teast. These are certified 100% organic and Fair Trade Certified so you know you’re supporting rural farming communities while you enjoy your delicious cup of the finest teas. I selected the Perfect Trio, a blend of green, black and white teas.
Celestial Seasonings also offers some of their most popular varieties in K-Cups for personal serve coffee makers. In short,Celestial Seasonings makes something for everyone! They have a huge variety of delicious herbal, caffeinated and non-caffeinated varieties with all natural flavors that are simply delicious. Whether you need a pick me up, or a soothing cup to wind down before bed, I can guarantee that there is something that is perfect for you!
Celestial Seasonings is also generously offering a giveaway to one of our lucky readers! One person will receive 5 boxes of their choice of Celestial Seasonings teas, valued at $15.00! Please use the entry form below.
4/8/14-4/22/14 at 11:59 PM CST
Open to Continental Residents who are 18 years of age or older.
Prize: One reader will win 5 boxes of Celestial Seasonings teas (valued at $15.00).
Enter using the Entry Form below. By entering you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions listed on the Entry Form. All winning entries will be verified. Winner will receive an email from Jen at [email protected] and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck and thanks for entering!