Some things just get better with age, with time, and with anything. Change is constant, constant is constant. What is will always be, moving in form, through form, and out of form. And all that other metaphysical, cosmic, and uplifting stuff that sounds good on the surface, but doesn’t always register or resonate.
But often times it does.
Celestial Seasonings is worthy of all the praise, all the lauding, and all the love I can bestow upon it. It’s only been a few months (all my stories can be found here) since the last time, but it honestly feels like so long ago. So much has happened that it feels like it;s been ages. And in a way that’s ok.
As time is moving rapidly, it also feels slow. I know we’re in late July and that may feel sad for some (I’m one of them), yet there’s still plenty of the summer, the season, and of course life to celebrate.
They just continue to dazzle and impress with all their amazing flavors and newest creations. Some seem to have passed me by via limited release, but nevertheless, there’s plenty of good to share with you.
And I’m grateful to be sharing two summery and wonderful blends with you now.
The Watermelon Lime Zinger and the Tangerine Orange are the kinds of teas I should have started having back in the Spring, but here we are, and it’s never too late and it’s no time like well….
I’ll start with the latter. The blend of tangerines, oranges, passionfruit, and hibiscus creates a masterful looking tea, and that pinkish-reddish color makes it all the more a picturesque sight.
For my own edification and maybe yours too, I made both teas hot and iced, and the results are exciting. Yes I found the discoveries to be a bit of a surprise, but it all leans towards the positive.
Yet I enjoyed the tangerine orange heated over chilled. I feel the iced version lost a little bit of its flavor. Maybe I put too much ice, maybe my taste buds and mood were altered a bit, but I’m going to lean and say that this just feels right under higher temperatures.
The Watermelon Lime is even that much more spectacular. It’s good iced or hot, and the flavors remain. This tastes even more like summer and I can’t get enough of it. If I had to pick one, I would go with this, but you can’t go wrong (and it’s all right and amazing) with either.
It tastes like candy, it tastes naturally sweet, and it taste like it’s from somewhere or something bigger than us. I know that’s a bit much, but I felt transformed and felt rejuvenated. Like I said, these are the teas I should be having more often and what I grew up on.
These are the teas that have helped this blog and helped me learn more about tea, learn more about myself, and to just feel good in general. Tea is good, tea is fun, and tea is so beautiful.
I took my time sipping as I took my time writing this. There’s moments where I feel like, is this all worth it? And the answer is yes. The answer is still yes. It will always be yes.
Celestial Seasonings teas are easy to find, at a store near you, and are quite affordable, for under $3, and even less than that in many places. In a world where teas are going up in price, for what may or may not be higher quality, Celestial Seasonings has been that constant and consistent brand that you can trust, depend on, and will always be there for you.
It’s always been there for me.
Where do we go from here? There’s so many flavors and so many styles I could tap into. And I just might.
I just might.
Peace as always be with you.