Out West Vacation 2013: Celestial Seasonings Tea Tour

out westSo, the final day of vacation: after driving past THE JONBENET RAMSEY HOUSE!!! in Boulder, it was time to see what else this hip, healthy town had to offer. Turns out, it was Celestial Seasonings Tea headquarters.

Celestial Seasonings Tea BoulderI must admit that I’m not a big tea drinker. It has always reminded somewhat of dirty water. However, I was willing to give a try to anyplace with a free tour and such a cute little bear as a mascot.

Inside, we were given a packet of tea, and welcomed to sample any hot or cold teas we wanted, for free.

celestial seasonings tea tourWhen the Black Cherry Berry tour was called, we headed into a room to watch a video about the history of Celestial Seasonings. No surprise:  all the ingredients are natural and healthy and all that. We donned hair nets and entered … the factory.

(Here, I must apologize, because no photos were permitted there. We can’t take any chances on your stealing the tea-making technology!)

It basically involved walking around in a warehouse, stopping at various points to learn what was happening. The most memorable part was being ushered into the peppermint room, once a giant garage door-type door raised. The menthol scent opened up my sinuses for sure!

I remember learning that herbal teas don’t really contain tea at all — they’re just mixtures of various, well, herbs.

Celestial Seasonings Tea Sleepy Time bearI still can’t say I’m a big tea fan. But I can’t help but try to like it a bit more, having visited the Celestial Seasonings plant and taken the tour. Their packaging really is cute!

Best WesternAnd with that, 2500 car miles and many nights at Best Westerns came to an end. Out West Vacation 2013 was over.

Thanks for traveling along with me! I hope you enjoyed a vicarious trip yourself by learning about some new places through posts and pictures.

3 thoughts on “Out West Vacation 2013: Celestial Seasonings Tea Tour

  1. What can I say? It’s been a trip! Thank you so much and I paid nothing for all that gas we used! Where are we going next time?

  2. I really enjoyed it! I’m sorry it’s over. Thank you for taking us along for the ride.

  3. Yes, I certainly did enjoy the trip! Fond memories of the already visited places for me, but enough new ones to keep it interesting each week. Thank you for sharing the tour.

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