It’s like drinking a cup of weird — but a nice kind of weird. I love the artwork on the box. One day I hope Celestial Seasonings could add Prozac to the mix. It would make taking my antidepressants a lot more fun.
67 Tasting Notes
Spoils you for other tea. I think I’d kill for this tea, but I haven’t been put to the test yet.
I think I accidentally knocked off someone’s tasting note when I updated the information and added a picture for this tea. Whoops! My bad. (Blushes in shame).
Anyway, it’s a nice tea if you want something decaff and different. You can take it plain or with milk. It’s one of those teas that goes wll while you are busy working or chopping wood or something like that. Just sitting and drinking it doesn’t work too well.
Turkey Hill Dairy is a Lancaster County busines that is most famous for it’s ice cream and lemonade. It’s been branching out into ready made bottled iced teas and hasn’t done a bad job. This tea in particular is very sweet and so you may need to water it down. After a couple of glasses, it does leave an aftertaste, but you’ll enjoy those one or two glasses.
I usually don;t like iced tea, but I do really like this.
This tea is legendary in my household. Before I moved to England, Mom had been given a large glass container of this tea by a freind who visited Ireland. She made me a pot. It was bloody brilliant.
I moved to England. After five years, things did not go well. Mom volunteered to take me and my dog into her home in America.
I get home and Mom asks me if I want a cuppa. She pulls out THE SAME GLASS CONTAINER from five years ago and makes us a pot.
It was bloody brilliant. It had faded just a little in taste over five years, but still was a beautiful cuppa. Sometimes, late at night when the wind rattles the windows, I still dream about this tea.
About ten years ago, this was my favourite herbal tea. Then, a lot of time passed which seperated me from Red Zinger. Finally, a couple of years ago, I eagerly got hold of a box. Boy, was I disappointed. What did I ever see in it? Either my taste buds have changed or this tea has changed since 1999. It does taste slightly better with honey or brown sugar than with white sugar.
I’m not a fan of iced tea, unlike my Mom, the Iced Tea Queen. Mom bought a 12 pack of this, thinking it was the diet version (she’s on a strict no-sugar diet). So she nagged me to drink it. I tentatively tried a bottle and braced for impact.
About a dozen 12 packs later, I think I can say that this is an iced tea that people who do not like iced tea will like. It’s very sweet but not syrupy and doesn’t leave a coating on yoru tongue that you later need a glass of cold water to wash off. It’s really good when you wake up in the middle of the night and your mouth is really dry and you need something to cut the thirst but your tap water is kinda dodgy.
Goes well with food or by itself. One day I may fill up an ice cube tray with this and freeze it to see if it makes a decent popsicle … but that would take effort.
I was visiting my Dad and his wife one weekend and ran out of the teabags I had packed. (Dad & my stepmother are coffee drinkers. I, as usual, had completely underestimated the amount of tea I drink in a weekend.) But he had bought me a box of this in honor my stay. Since he didn’t have a kettle, I had to brew this in the microwave. The results did not look promising.
But the tea actually came out well. It’s one of the best things Lipton has ever put out. I’m starting to think there isn’t any actual green tea in it, but black tea and powdered heroin or something, because every couple of months I buy a box, if I happen to find it.
Most green teas need delicate and careful handling, but you can really abuse this tea and still get a decent cup. I think it tastes best with using only hot water but I’ve accidentally used boiling water and the results were pretty much the same. It goes better with food than drunk all by it’s lonesome.
My Mom (not to be confused with my stepmother) likes to drink this hot or iced.
Found this in the Stash Organic variety pack. I was a little wary at first seing green tea was blended in, but this is a very smooth, mellow, almost nostaligic Chai which is nice by itself or with food. It’s a nice tea to drink as a change of pace in between other flavors of tea. If you light a joss stick, dim the lights and turn on a lava lamp and a Beatles album, the experience would be complete.
You have got to be kidding me. The box has more taste. (Yes — I tried. I was desperate.) However, my Mom really enjoys it, so that’s why it has as high a rating as it does. I’m not into white tea, but people who are (like my Mom) may find this refreshing. Personally, I can’t find the point.
My Mom’s staple tea for the last few months, but I have no idea why. It’s BEYOND INFURIATING. There’s promise of taste that never delivers. You could put five bags in one mug and still not taste a bloody thing.
The American blend is different from the UK blend. This is because the UK blend is not 100% decaffinated (I think it’s 2%). That does have a taste to it, but the US version is a crime (or should be a crime). Even the cheapest chamomile bagged tea has more taste and better aroma than this.
Wimpy and basically tasteles, so it goes well with food. Also helps with menstrual cramps and digestive upsets. The teabags can be used for a variety of purposes like soothing sore eyes or a patch of itchy skin. They also make a nice SPLAT when you hurl them against a wall or at someone you particularly dislike.
Found this is a box of Stash Orangic variety pack. If disappointment was a tea, it would taste like this.
This is very good strong store brand of UK tea (also available in some Canadian shops), but it does not hold up after repeated cups. It does brew faster than many other brands. It seems to leave an aftertaste after two or three cups, so I only have one cup a day whenever I can convince my Canadian relatives to ship me a box, since I don;t live in the UK anymore. I like it better than Yorkshire tea in the red label.
Typhoo is one of those brands so identified with the UK that you really want to like it, but it’s really weak and flat in comparison to many other brands. It is better than nothing. Anyway, what do you expect from a company that has a slogan of “Making Good Tea Since 1903”. I’m not interested in “good” tea — I want great tea!
Did I somehow get a bad box? It tastes like hot water, even steeped for 4 -5 minutes. Definately nowhere near a “champagne of teas”. What a dissapointment! However, other family members and friends like it, which is why I gave it as high a rating as I did.
PG Tips in pyramid bags taste better than PG Tips in regular bags. I have no idea why. The pyramid bags are also strong enough to make two cups of tea. I like to take milk and sugar in mine, but others like to put in lemon juice. This is a good tea to wake you up. I’m convinced that PG Tips has more caffeine in it than other brands, but I can’t prove this. Sadly, pyramid bags are not available in my part of America. They are one of the teas that I miss about my years in the UK. Went really well with a bakewell tart, too – which you also can’t get in America.
This is the best tasting of the PG Tips line if you want a solid caffinated cuppa. The leaves are very strong, so you will usually need less than you think you’ll need. Expect to waste a couple of teaspoons while figuring out the right amount and brew times for you. Personally, I think it’s best brewed in a brown pottery-like teapot, but that’s just me. I’ve also had good results from a French press (cafetire, usually for coffee). The leaves are great for tasseography (reading the future by looking at tea leaves).
I really don’t like drinking this tea, but my Mom does, so that’s it’s got as high a rating as it does. It’s mild to the point of non-existence, even when steeeped for ten minutes. My Mom has a far more sensitive pallette than I do. But I do highly recommend this tea for all of you Pagans or Wiccans out there who need herbs and spices for magick spells. Vanilla attracts love, cinnamon attracts wealth an luck and star anise attracts … oh, heck, I forget what what it attracts. Probably ‘ease of communication’ or something like that. You can use the tea as is or ground up even more. Cool tea that you don’t want to drink can be used to water plants.
I have very fond memories of this tea when I lived in the UK, but I’ve never seen it upon my return to America. As it’s name suggests, it only needs breweing of 30 seconds or less to get a rounded, full-bodied basic cuppa. When you come in from a bad day or a drecnching downpour, this helps warm you up fast. It also helped when you had company suddenly drop in unannounced. When I was homeless in the UK, it also helped that it brewed so quickly because I needed the hot drink quickly when living in the woods. Some fellow homeless told me to use instant tea, but my life was bad enough already.
One of Stash’s most memorable black teas, but you have to be in the mood for it. It seems better as an afternoon or dessert tea than a morning or “I gotta get going now” tea.
I’d love to give a more detailed description of the taste, but my Mom keeps beating me to this tea. She loves to make iced tea out of it and that uses up 4 or 5 bags per pot. I’m not a big fan of fruity teas but my memory is telling me that this one is exceptionally good and not too sweet or syrupy. There is a video about it on YouTube by someone who perhaps is a little too fond of this tea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de0NcRmxVwI
Found this in a Stash Organic variety pack. If mint tea was silk, this would be it. In-freakin-credible!
British Blend? As if! American Blend is a more accurate name. I lived in England for five years and this Tetley tastes like a pale shadow of the Tetley in England.