A review of Celestial Seasonings new Saphara tea line
Posted Jan 04 2008 12:00am
I was thrilled when the folks at Celestial Seasonings sent me two boxes of their new Saphara teas to try. Tea is a blessing for dieters and those trying to lose weight. Why? Because it has no calories, of course, and is great for sipping on throughout the day. A cup of hot tea is a great way to warm up - and fill up - on a cold winter day. And, with all the caffeine free varieties, drinking tea is a great way to get your water in, too.
I've been a huge fan of Celestial Seasonings for years, even before I moved to Colorado near its company headquarters. My dad used to drink it back in the '70s and '80s since it was one of the few teas available with no caffeine. In fact, when he traveled with boxes of their tea to England on business trips, the local restaurant managers nicknamed him the "Tea Man."
I love their teas and wondered if Celestial Seasonings could top themselves with their new tea line.
Saphara features full-leaf botanicals and real fruit pieces in silken pyramid bags that are specially designed to allow water to flow around and through the teas. Saphara teas are crafted and packaged using environmentally conscious manufacturing processes and packaging materials.
The cartons are 100% recycled paperboard made from at least 35% post-consumer waste material, and all packaging is completely biodegradable. Celestial Seasonings even uses vegetable-based biodegradable inks when printing the cartons.