I love factory tours.
During the Christmas holidays, we went up to Boulder to tour the Celestial Seasonings factory. It was fun - and free (not counting the money we spent on gas).
The tour itself was interesting. The famous "Mint Room" was overwhelming in its pungency, as I had heard. Another tip a previous tour recipient gave us was to go on a day when the factory is running. We did so, and that was worth it. (We went to a chocolate factory in Denver one year, and very few of the production lines were running - that was a disappointment.)
The highlight for me was the tea room - where we hung out before our tour started. About 5 hot teas and 4 cold teas were available to drink. Excellent! They had all manner of sweeteners, including what I used - some honey-like agave syrup (light and dark).
Gracing the walls of the tea room are original paintings that were used for the illustrations on the tea packages. Beautiful artwork!
So, see?! I do make this blog a little bit about Colorado, from time to time.