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“Sweet Smells”

Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory
Ranked #2 of 25 Food & Drink in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Discover how tea is made on a tour that includes a video, a walk through the Celestial Herb Garden, a tour of the tea bag factory and a visit to the aromatic Mint Room.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed April 17, 2013

A great way to spend a snowy afternoon in Boulder; the sweet smells let us forget the white stuff outside; the tour was informative as well as educational; the Tea Shop is super too - lots of ways to spend your $.

1  Thank Robert E
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Spend a delightful tea break here at the sole home of Celestial Seasonings, a company that obviously cares about it's staff, its customers, business partners and the environment. Your tour ticket is an individual packet of tea bags and the tour begins with tea tasting. About 4 hot teas and several iced teas are brewed for serving but you can taste any of their 70 some teas for the asking. The tasting room has many interesting and lovely displays of tea pots and utensils, posters and artwork and even a gown designed from colorful tea boxes and tags. The aroma is delicious from the moment you enter the building and gets even better as you begin the tour of the production area. A very interesting and informative tour ending in their gift shop. Lots of tea related items and gifts and all their teas are available at a savings. They also have a cafe that serves breakfast and lunch to visitors as well as staff. I wasn't able to try the cafe but the menu items and daily specials sounded wonderful, fresh and healthy. All in all, my visit was as delightful and relaxing as a cup of tea itself.

2  Thank ECandC
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Great place to spend a couple of hours and discover more about the art of herbal tea making. Sign up for a free tour as soon as you arrive (you're given a single tea bag sachet as your ticket – e.g. the "Peppermint" or "Black Cherry" group). Then before your slot (as well as afterwards!) make the most of tasting as many varieties as you want from their comprehensive "menu". Some are ready made in bulk, but they'll happily make you a cup of whatever you fancy!

The tour is interesting - a short film about the history of the company and factory, followed by a trip around the factory floor, with a great guide explaining every stage of the tea bag production. The mint room is not to be missed!

At the end of the tour is an extensive and really very good gift shop, where you can, of course, buy all boxes of all the varieties of tea that Celestial produce among other things. They're reasonably priced and, as I said, you can taste any you're interested in before making the decision to buy (which I think is great - it was hard to choose coz there were so many good ones!).

2  Thank thegreenkiwis
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Maybe it is great to watch them process the tea, but we went on a Saturday and they weren't working....which would have been totally fine and entertaining with what was there, except our guide kept saying "I know this is boring right now," or "usually we are doing interesting things". What questions were asked got responses like, "I don't know...they are machines." Loved the mint room, being on the factory floor and seeing products from all over the world, and the history. There is a great mile long path around the factory where you can see feisty prarie dogs up close. A great side trip for the college tourist.

1  Thank Collegetourist
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

It was great to see the inner-workings of a production factory. This location makes all of the Celestial Seasonings Tea in the world. We got a free one-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide and got to see tons of ingredients, some robots and the mint room.

1  Thank Indy500Fans
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