Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory

#4 in Best Things To Do in Boulder
Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory picture
Courtesy Celestial Seasonings

Key Info

4600 Sleepytime Drive

Price & Hours

Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Sightseeing, Tours, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

No wonder everyone in Boulder seems so relaxed: The city is home to North America's largest producer of herbal tea, which packages and sends more than 8 million tea bags every day. Founded in 1969, Celestial Seasonings has since grown to serve more than 1.6 billion cups of tea (including green, red, white and chai varieties) a year to consumers all over the world.

Recent visitors agree that a tour of the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory is well worth the time, even if you're more of a coffee person. You'll get the chance to see the entire packaging process, not to mention the Celestial Herb Garden and the popular Mint Room, where the company stores giant bags of spearmint and peppermint tea. (Recent travelers delighted in the chance to see how long they can bear the powerful aromas before they need to step out for some fresh air.) Plus, you'll have the opportunity to sample some of the factory's best-sellers. If you're not already sold, keep in mind that the tour (and the tastings) is completely free.

Located in northeast Boulder  adjacent to the Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art  the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory welcomes tea lovers every day (hours vary depending on the day) with 45-minute tours running every hour on the hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sundays). You can also simply pop in for a complimentary taste anytime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, check out the factory's website.

See all Hotels in Boulder »

More Best Things To Do in Boulder

The Flatirons
Chautauqua Park
Time to Spend
1 of 10
#1 The Flatirons

These jaw-dropping rock walls flanking Green Mountain have become the symbol of the city, with many Boulder businesses sporting their image as a logo. Flatirons One through Five are the most prominent, but there are also several smaller formations– with more creative names– to explore. Altogether, these picturesque slopes are the most

Read more
Ed Freeman/Getty Images
See full list of Best Things To Do in Boulder »

Explore More of Boulder


The 21 Most Beautiful Waterfalls to See Around the World

Discover which stunning falls offer once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences.

Kyle McCarthyApril 25, 2019

The 20 Best Michigan State Parks

Two peninsulas, four Great Lakes and innumerable natural highlights elevate Michigan's state parks.

Zach WatsonApril 18, 2019

50 Awesome Vacation Ideas for Every Type of Traveler

Consider these vacation ideas for your next getaway.

Holly JohnsonApril 11, 2019

The 13 Best National Parks in California

You won't regret adding one of these national parks to your California itinerary.

Rachel CenterApril 10, 2019

10 Beautiful Places to Visit in the South of France

Plan a getaway to these special destinations to soak up culture, cuisine and quaint atmospheres.

Gwen PratesiApril 8, 2019

Best Carry-on Luggage of 2019

U.S. News rated the best carry-on luggage, considering recommendations from experts and consumers.

Lyn MettlerApril 3, 2019

The 11 Best Utah National Parks and Monuments to Visit

From birding to bouldering to boating, Utah's national parks have it all.

Zach WatsonApril 2, 2019

The 30 Best Zoos in the U.S.

Get an up-close look at wild creatures in natural settings at America's top animal parks.

Kyle McCarthyMarch 28, 2019

15 Scenic Train Rides to Add to Your Bucket List

Climb aboard these locomotives for jaw-dropping views.

Christine SmithMarch 26, 2019

13 Top Places to Visit in Tuscany, Italy

Ditch the crowded streets of Rome or Milan and head to Italy's picturesque countryside.

Lyn MettlerMarch 25, 2019