I’ve talked before about my love of tea. Celestial Seasonings Peppermint tea is another one of my summer favorites. I like that it’s light and refreshing enough to sound appealing on a warm day — even when I drink it hot. And I enjoy it with equal happiness whether it’s hot or room temperature.
So you can imagine my excitement about visiting the Celestial Seasonings tea factory on our trip to Colorado. I’ve been hearing legends about that tea factory for years now, and it was one of the few things I was determined to see while we were in town.
The factory offers free tours and tea tastings, and the building features large-scale replicas of the company’s tea box illustrations (many of them imaginative and captivating).
Unfortunately, they don’t allow photos on the tour itself. But photographs couldn’t capture the most memorable feature of the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory. The famous peppermint room. It’s hard to describe the powerful olfactory impact of this room until you stand in it. People either like it or reel under the potent punch of peppermint. Me? I never wanted to leave.