Celestial Seasonings Free Tour
In 1969, a group of passionate young entrepreneurs founded Celestial Seasonings upon the belief that their flavorful, all-natural herbal teas could help people live healthier lives. They harvested fresh herbs from the Rocky Mountains by hand, and then dried, blended and packaged them in hand-sewn muslin bags to be sold at local health food stores. By staying committed to their vision, the founders of Celestial Seasonings turned their cottage industry into an almost overnight success. Today, Celestial Seasonings is one of the largest specialty tea manufacturers in North America. We serve more than 1.6 billion cups of tea every year, and we source more than 100 different ingredients from over 35 countries to create our delicious, all-natural herbal, green, red, white, chai and wellness teas. But most importantly, we're still about people and passion.
Took my granddaughters, they enjoyed tasting the tea, nice touch, the ceramic cups. We all enjoyed the tour. The tour guide, wish I could remember her name, was very nice and knowledgeable. The gift shop was awesome and very reasonable.
Tours start at 10 but we didn't get to tour until 11am. It seems that the doors open earlier and begin taking requests so get there early. If you do have to wait there is tea tasting and a fantastic gift shop with cheap tea for sale. They will mail your purchase via FedEx ground for a fee. If you still have extra time, walk out front and watch the very entertaining Prairie dogs. Unfortunately, the factory wasn't running the day we visited but it was still a great tour. Don't miss out.
This is a fantastic place to bring guests from out of town! Free tour of the factory with knowledgeable and entertaining guides and unlimited free sampling of dozens and dozens of teas! The space is part tea tasting, part museum, and part art gallery. The gift shop is reasonably priced ($10-$20 shirts), and has fun and unique items, plus discount tea!
Love this free tour!!!! Sample free tea before and after the tour. I try to go once a year even though it's almost a 2 hour drive from my home. It's that good.
this was my first factory tour so i don't have a lot to compare to, and it was free so definitely can't complain. but i can't say that i would be that excited to be back. the best part was probably trying out all the teas before the tour. it was also cool to learn about how they purify the teas. but otherwise, not too exciting. i had heard so many stories about the mint room and for some reason, pictured a greenhouse filled with live mint plants. but it was just a warehouse room with a bunch of mint-flavored teas. still very strong and cleared up all the sinuses but just not what i expected! this is a great spot to take an out-of-town guest and it's something random and unique to do. glad it's in the boulder area!