While stationed at a housesit in NOBO (North Boulder), we discovered the Celestial Seasoning Tea Headquarters tucked away on Sleepy Time Lane. Yes, we are avid coffee drinkers, but there is always time to discover the worlds most consumed libation-tea!
As part of the tour of the facility, we learned there is one master tea taster, Charlie, that physically sip tests every batch of tea for consistency. Charlie has been sipping tea for over 40 years. As part of the Q&A, I asked, “what happens when Charlie takes a day off, is there a backup taster”?…answer- “Charlie rarely takes a day off”. Wow, lots of pressure on Charlie! Following the tour, we went to the ‘tea’ tasting room to sip on old favorites and new brews.
Celestial Seasonings was founded in 1969 group of young entrepreneurs in a barn in Boulder Colorado. Together they shared their collective knowledge of the health benefits of herbs and were determined to find success and they did….serving 1.6 billion cups of tea per year worldwide. The facility in Boulder is the only Celestial Seasonings plant and serves the worldwide customer from its beloved beautiful location, facing the Rocky Mountain Foothills.
Celestial Seasonings got it right! Do what you love and love what you do!
Eric and Lori