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From fresh harvested herbs from the Rocky Mountains to the steaming mug of tea you hold while curled up on the couch, Celestial Seasonings has come a long way since 1969. The first production facility was established in a barn in Boulder in 1970, and now they have a full fledged production facility that offers tours and serves more than 1.6 billion cups of tea every year.

Celestial Seasonings Tea

If you arrive for the tour early, you can take advantage of plenty of free tea tastings to find your favorite and enjoy the unique variety of tea pots on display. When making their wide variety of teas, Celestial Seasonings uses over 100 herbs, teas, spices, and botanicals from more than 35 different countries. They make it a point to maintain long-term personal relationships with each and every farmer and community they work with.

Celestial Seasonings Tea Pot

Unfortunately there was no picture taking allowed on this tour, but all the more reason for you to go check it out for yourself! Best of all… it’s a free tour! And you get to wear the cool hair nets like in the photo below. Brandon wasn’t quite as excited as I was about it 🙂 If you do get the chance to visit, make sure to bring this coupon with you for a free box of tea!

Celestial Seasonings Tea Tour

22 Comments

  • Brenda
    November 6, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    I love Celestial teas, my favorite is the camomile for nighttime, helps me sleep. Looks like a tour I’d love to experience!

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    • Marissa Sutera
      November 6, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      That seems to be the big fan favorite! We bought a bunch of different kinds while we were there, I still have yet to try that one out!

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  • Rachel
    November 8, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I love tea! Not been on a tour though…. yet. The best tea I have tasted though was in Sweden – gorgeous loose leaf tea. But here in my homeland of Yorkshire: it’s got to be Yorkshire tea!

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    • Marissa Sutera
      November 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      It was pretty cool to see the whole process! Can’t say that it will compare to tea in Yorkshire though 🙂

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  • Esther
    November 9, 2014 at 1:39 am

    A tea tour! That sounds like a lot of fun…. I’d need some cake too though 😉

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    • Marissa Sutera
      November 9, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Cake would have been a nice touch! Thanks for stopping by Esther!

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  • Emma
    November 9, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Sounds like a great tour! Lots of tea tasting too? How could any Brit refuse?? 🙂

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    • Marissa Sutera
      November 9, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Tough to turn down a tea tour! It was certainly interesting to learn about the whole process. Thanks for reading Emma!

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  • ANDA
    November 9, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I love tea! I think I would have enjoyed this tour, but I don’t think I would have liked wearing those bonnets … they remind me of the surgery room. Too bad that some of these places don’t allow picture taking. I wonder why.

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    • Marissa Sutera
      November 9, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      They did feel odd to wear, but I sort of forgot I had it on by the end! I do wish I could have taken some pictures though. It was very cool to see all the boxes stacked up and the equipment that is used in the process!

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  • Perks
    November 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    We went there last year! We enjoyed the tour as well. My favorite would be the Mint Room, lol.

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    • Marissa Sutera
      November 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      The mint room was very strong! I was there on the day when they were packing the cinnamon apple boxes. It made the factory smell delicious!

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  • [email protected]
    November 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Hi Marissa, thanks for sharing this! I travel to Colorado from time to time for business. I’m a Celestial Tea customer and didn’t realize that they were giving tours. Will definitely have to check it out next time. I don’t mind wearing that crazy bonnet:) It’s great to know that the company maintain relationship with the farmers.

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    • Marissa Sutera
      November 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      That is awesome you’ll have to check out one of the tours next time you are in the area! It is very interesting and you certainly learn a lot 🙂

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  • Vlad
    November 10, 2014 at 12:47 am

    A tea tour sounds even better than a wine tour! I love tea, I can’t start a day without a cup of green tea and I would have loved the tea tasting! What was your favorite tea?

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    • Marissa Sutera
      November 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

      I’m a big fan of cinnamon, so I have to say the cinnamon apple spice was my favorite! Tasty and flavorful!

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  • Lauren
    November 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    This sounds like fun, I love tea! And free tea. Mmm. I like when they bring out the holiday flavors!

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    • Marissa Sutera
      November 11, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      There are so many to choose from! The cinnamon apple spice is my favorite 🙂

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  • Jessica
    November 12, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Looks like a fun tour (plus you got me at Free).

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  • Mary {The World Is A Book}
    November 13, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I know many people who would love to do this tour! I’m not a tea drinker but I like going on tours to learn the behind the scenes functions and will gladly wear the bonnet too. I didn’t even realize Celestial was in Colorado but now it makes sense. I love that it’s free and there are teapot displays. That dragon one is awesome!

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    • Marissa Sutera
      November 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      I am only a very occasional tea drinker and I really enjoyed the tour! Plus free is always a great perk 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Mary!

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