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drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
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I was out of town for a few days. I was at a restaurant for breakfast and the menu stated hot tea – a variety of Harney and Sons tea bags. I thought why not. I have been away from tea for a few days and Harney’s is good, even in the bag. So I ordered tea expecting to get a little teapot of hot water and a container that contains a variety of tea bags. Instead I got a cup of hot water and two of these lipton tea bags. It was the only tea they had. I was quite disappointed but I still wanted tea so I stuck with it.

The tea was quite astringent. I could taste orange pekoe but it also seemed like it was mixed with something else, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. There was a sweetness but it was also bitter at the same time. It didn’t really hit the spot but it was better than nothing I guess.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
K S

You took it better than I would have if it said H&S on the menu. Lipton iced is acceptable. I rather have Diet Coke, milk, juice, dish water, than this hot.

Ysaurella

H&S and lipton are for sure different, this the proof tea is the unloved child of the restaurant card because they just don’t TEA (a contrario of the tea rooms :) ) and consider a tea is just a tea…

Fuzzy_Peachkin

You’re nicer than me! I would have asked for something else like hot chocolate. I don’t like it when things aren’t as advertised.

Lala

Ha ha. I just really wants some kind of tea at the moment so I took whatever I could get. I was back at the same restaurant two days later and just ordered coffee.

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K S

You took it better than I would have if it said H&S on the menu. Lipton iced is acceptable. I rather have Diet Coke, milk, juice, dish water, than this hot.

Ysaurella

H&S and lipton are for sure different, this the proof tea is the unloved child of the restaurant card because they just don’t TEA (a contrario of the tea rooms :) ) and consider a tea is just a tea…

Fuzzy_Peachkin

You’re nicer than me! I would have asked for something else like hot chocolate. I don’t like it when things aren’t as advertised.

Lala

Ha ha. I just really wants some kind of tea at the moment so I took whatever I could get. I was back at the same restaurant two days later and just ordered coffee.

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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