So, 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.
Inside, we were given a packet of tea, and welcomed to sample any hot or cold teas we wanted, for free.
When 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.
Thanks for traveling along with me! I hope you enjoyed a vicarious trip yourself by learning about some new places through posts and pictures.