Ha! You’ve been clickbaited! But that’s okay. Because there is, in fact, a free tea giveaway. Everyone knows about the famous Sleepytime tea from Celestial Seasonings (the one with the cute, sleepy bear on the box!!). When I was planning out my recent trip to Colorado, I was super thrilled to learn that Celestial Seasonings was born in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I knew I had to check them out!
Celestial Seasonings started as the U.S.’s first herbal tea company in 1969. Company Co-Founder Mo Siegel hand-picked the freshest, wild-grown herbs from the Rockies, put them into hand sewn muslin bags and started selling the first Celestial Seasonings tea!
Celestial Seasonings offers free tours in the beautiful Boulder Colorado. The tour starts in the tasting tea room where you can try any of the teas Celestial Seasonings offer. I was there in the beginning and at the end of the tour because I just couldn’t get enough of the tasty teas! The tour then includes a short film about the company, and then you enter the factory. Where the magic happens. Top-secret magic that we weren’t able to photograph (darn). This part was super neat as you can smell all the different ingredients used in their herbal teas! There is also the famous mint room which was jam-packed with delicious fresh mint, the aroma was unreal! My sinus cleared right up!
One neat (and my favourite) fact is the sustainable packing for the tea bags. Unlike many other tea companies, they don’t package their teas individually or have the tags, strings, or staples on them. This saves more than 3.5 million pounds of waste from entering landfills each year.
The tour guide was full of knowledge and enthusiasm. Tea lovers visit from around the world for this amazing tour – in our tour alone, we had visitors from India, Japan and North America! The tour ends at the tea shop and a cafe just around the corner!
If you are ever in the Colorado area, I’d highly recommend you check the Celestial Seasonings tour. You get to taste high quality teas (even some that may not be available in your country, depending on where you’re from) and learn about this great company!
But….if you are not going to Colorado anytime soon, I have great news! Thanks to Celestial Seasonings, I will be giving one lucky winner a tea package all the way from Colorado (seriously, these babies went on the plane ride with us!) All you have to do is:
- Follow me on Instagram & Twitter @joyceofcooking
- Follow Celestial Seasonings on Instagram & Twitter @
- Post in the comments below your favourite recipe made with any Celestial Seasonings Tea! (Please submit your email address so we can contact you if you are the winner)
Open to residents of Ontario, Canada only. Contest runs from July 3rd, 2016 at 2100pm EST to July 30th, 2016 0900am EST (all entries must be submitted before July 30th, 2016 0900am EST). One winner will be selected from the Joyceofcooking panel based on originality and creativity of the recipe submitted. Winner will be contacted no later than July 31, 2016 1200pm EST by the email that was submitted. If no email was submitted, another winner will be selected. Prize pick up with either be arranged through in person pick up in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) or mailed to your home address. Prize includes 9 boxes of Celestial Seasonings Tea all the way from Boulder Colorado! (Pictured above).
Super excited to share these wonderful teas with my followers and looking forward to reading all the delicious tea recipes!
Thank you Celestial Seasonings for the wonderful tour and providing this lovely prize!