Celestial tea is a product of ‘Celestial Seasoning’, a tea producing and distributing company that is based in Colorado, America. The tea company specializes in herbal tea that comprises most of its annual sale.
All of the teas manufactured and distributed by Celestial Seasoning are ‘kosher’ in nature and naturally prepared. Most of them are certified as organic teas. In the United States alone, the annual sale of herbal teas manufactured by the company accounts to $100,000,000. Besides herbal teas, the company also distributes various green teas, black teas, health teas and chai.
History of Celestial Seasoning Tea
Celestial tea was invented by Peggy Clute, Mo Siegel, Lucinda Ziesings and John hay. These were the founders of the company who initially sold the herbs and scented flowers picked from the mountain ranges near Boulder. They use to sell these herbal plants to the health-stores situated in the local markets in the year 1969. As soon as they got success in their work, they started a company by the name ‘Celestial Seasoning’ and the name of the company was kept after the nickname of Lucinda.
The company had seen a rapid growth in the 1970s with the remarkable sale of herbal tea mixes. By the year 1977, the company started selling their products to the international market and changed their headquarters for a couple of times. In 1984, Kraft Foods had purchased the company and expanded the brands marketing to both national and international levels. Possessing the ownership rights, Kraft Foods had decided to sell ‘Celestial Seasoning’ to Lipton and this announcement raised the legal war among the previous owners and the Kraft Foods. The company was again purchased by the local management in 1988 and it grew with the introduction of many new products sold with the name ‘Celestial Tea’.
Varieties of Tea Manufactured by Celestial Seasoning Company
- Herbal tea – Herbal tea is a blend of various dried herbs, flowers and fruits. These tea leaves are either sold in loose form or in tea bags. Herbal tea is manufactured with the ingredients that maximize the Celestial tea benefits and provides health and vitality.
- Green tea – The basic origin of origin tea lies in China where the green leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis are used to manufacture this beneficial tea. Celestial Seasoning generally makes use of this plant to obtain the green tea leaves.
- Black tea – This is the basic variety of Celestial tea that is mainly popular in western countries.
Other teas that are distributed by the co. are wellness teas, white tea, red tea and Indian chai.
Celestial Tea Benefits
The tea manufactured by the company is famous for being ‘kosher’, hence no artificial oxidization or processing is done for drying the tea leaves. All-natural characteristic of the teas distributed by the company is helpful in attaining the organic certificate for most of its products. Herbal teas, green tea and wellness teas all are famous for being the beverages containing antioxidants that are helpful in strengthening immune system as well as digestion.
Various ailments such as fever, cold, sore throat and even cholesterol problems can be treated with the regular consumption of organic teas manufactured by the Celestial tea company.