When you are in the Boulder, CO, area with your family, or by yourself, you can visit the largest herbal tea manufacturer in the United States - the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory. Guests can see for themselves just how their favorite tea is processed and packaged, and even get a few samples to taste while there.
The company is always looking for new flavors and you may even be able to taste some of their new products. If you visit near a holiday, you may be able to try out a flavor that would be a treat around those special days. This could include a flavor like Candy Cane Lane, Gingerbread Spice Herb Tea, Nutcracker Sweet Black Tea, Sugar Plum Spice Herb Tea, or Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride.
The company also makes many different types of teas. It is quite probable that you may not even be aware of many of them. They have lines of herbal teas, black, red, green, and white teas, wellness teas, chai teas, organic teas, dessert teas, bi-lingual teas, and saphara teas - to name a few.
Besides making tea, the company also has a number of other products that are also sure to bring delight. If you are a coffee lover, they have two flavors of organic coffee, Caramel Mocha and Vanilla Hazelnut. They also have some culinary spices that would be a great flavor addition to any meal.
The Celestial Seasonings company offers tours every day of the week, except for major holidays. The plant is the most advanced tea processing plant in the world. The tours are free for the whole family, but they do require that anyone going through the factory be at least five years old.
The tour includes a large display of original artwork, a video showing the history of the company, and walking through their Celestial Herb Garden. A visit to the aromatic Mint Room is also on the agenda, and you can smell the aromas coming from the various plants there. If you want to see the plant in operation, however, you will need to come on a weekday.
The tours start every hour on Monday through Friday from 10 AM until 4 PM. On Saturday, the tours run from 10 AM until 3 PM, and on Sunday they start at 11 AM and go until 3 PM.
After the tour, guests can get something to eat at the Celestial Cafe. The Cafe serves breakfast and lunch items, and you can find hot breakfast items like eggs, pancakes, French toast, etc., as well as items that have been freshly baked. Lunch includes a hot entree every day, items from their grill, and soups and salads.
A Gift Shop is also available at the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory in Boulder, CO. Many items are sold in the store, and you can buy their teas and coffees at discount prices. They also sell collectible items, high quality apparel with their logo on it, beauty and health items, and all natural snack items. The shop is open from 9 AM until 6 PM on Monday through Saturday, and then from 11 AM until 5 PM on Sunday.