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Things to Do: Boulder

During the long MLK weekend, we decided to hit the road and head to Boulder, Colorado for some fun!

Our main goal was something that is somewhat of a legend here in Denver… The Celestial Seasonings tea factory.

It seems like everyone you talk to has gone here, and for good reason. The place is awesome. Before the tour, you are able to walk around a room filled with interesting tea-related paraphernalia and tea samples. There was even a counter where you could buy a cup of tea… Or request a free sample of any of the hundreds of types of tea that Celestial makes on-site and ships worldwide or sells exclusively in their own tea shop.

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The actual factory part was filled to the ceilings with all kinds of ingredients that go into the varieties of teas, like lemon grass, chamomile, and cloves. One ingredient in particular was sectioned off from the rest in it’s own room: peppermint. If you ask someone who’s gone, you’re pretty much guaranteed to hear about the peppermint room associated with the words “Yeah, that room is an experience…” (because that isn’t vague at all). Now that I have indeed “experienced” the peppermint room, I can assure you… It’s an experience, and a sinus-clearing experience at that.

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At the end of the tour, you are invited to visit their Tea Shop, where you can buy flavors of tea that aren’t sold in stores or get some cool memorabilia of your visit. I personally walked away with a box of Sleepytime Vanilla (a secondary flavor of their highest selling tea). A friend of mine got some Fast Lane, which is a highly caffeinated black tea that I’ve borrowed to drink instead of coffee in the morning… Yum!

Before heading home, we decided to take a quick drive up into the Flat Iron mountains near Boulder and got some great shots!

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Boulder was a blast… I can’t wait to go back!