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drank Vanilla Caramel Truffle by Lipton
136 tasting notes

Backlogging: Been away from most of my other teas last week, resorted to buying some new bagged teas. This one impressed me the least. The black tea seemed to be buried under the flavorings, which while they were ok… I wished I had some Upton Creme Caramel, where the tea is an equal player. Weak overall, not bad…just lacking.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
gmathis

When I tried this one, it did taste pretty artificial. An exception to the product line—most of the Lipton pyramid bagged line is pretty good.

Cheryl

Will have to keep an open mind and try another one down the line then. Thanks : )

SimpliciTEA

I didn’t know Lipton did pyramid teabags. Do either of you know if the leaf in those bags is full?

Cheryl

The leaf is more “ground” like coffee, at least in this one (black tea). Their website shows 9 varieties.
http://www.liptont.com/our_products/pyramid/index.aspx

gmathis

I liked Black Pearl, and the Pineapple Chamomile is a really nice herbal.

SimpliciTEA

On the webpage given via the link, they use the words, ‘long-leaf’, and ‘long-cut’ but not ‘full-leaf’ to describe the tea. Interesting. Thanks for the link!

Cheryl

You’re welcome. In fairness, it was “only” $2.59 for 20 pyramid bags (on sale I think…whooping $2.99 if it wasn’t, lol).

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gmathis

When I tried this one, it did taste pretty artificial. An exception to the product line—most of the Lipton pyramid bagged line is pretty good.

Cheryl

Will have to keep an open mind and try another one down the line then. Thanks : )

SimpliciTEA

I didn’t know Lipton did pyramid teabags. Do either of you know if the leaf in those bags is full?

Cheryl

The leaf is more “ground” like coffee, at least in this one (black tea). Their website shows 9 varieties.
http://www.liptont.com/our_products/pyramid/index.aspx

gmathis

I liked Black Pearl, and the Pineapple Chamomile is a really nice herbal.

SimpliciTEA

On the webpage given via the link, they use the words, ‘long-leaf’, and ‘long-cut’ but not ‘full-leaf’ to describe the tea. Interesting. Thanks for the link!

Cheryl

You’re welcome. In fairness, it was “only” $2.59 for 20 pyramid bags (on sale I think…whooping $2.99 if it wasn’t, lol).

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Originally started testing teas, to replace a lifelong Coke (Coca-Cola) habit. Now I’m just amazed at all the choices. Still in beginner stage of tea education. Until I get really good at iced/cold tea, the Coke habit remains, but is down to a minimum.

My cupboard here on Steepster was ridiculous, containing each and every sample size that I have been accumulating. It now only contains non-sample size teas. Loose leaf outweighs the bagged teas, but it doesn’t look that way by the list (over 100 samples).

I started my tea journey testing flavored teas. My favorites are chai and mint flavored teas, along with Earl Grey. Also like chocolate, caramel, coconut, almond, vanilla, cinnamon, clove and some others. Most flavors are better with a nice black tea base. The mint ones seem best paired with greens. I’m branching out now to unflavored teas and it is way more overwhelming then the flavored category. Phew.

My (grown) son has decided that he wants to try to find tea that he likes too, so I’ll be passing along the ones I don’t care for to him (with instructions to then pass them on to his sister…evil plot? yes!). So I’ve removed my shopping list from Steepster and moved it to a spreadsheet (swaps are out for now). My shopping list had grown to 197! By going through each one, I was able to split that in half (since many were added in beginning, before I knew what I like/don’t like).

While not swapping, if there’s something in my cupboard that you’d like a sample of, please feel free to ask : )

Ratings (for now):
90s: Must have in personal rotation. Crave it.
80s: Makes me a happy tea drinker. Very good. Unsure of long term relationship.
70s: Like this. Will drink what I have (sample/tin/box), but unsure of whether I’d buy again.
60s: Probably a good tea for what it is. Just not to my personal liking.
50s and below: Do not like…at all. Either poor quality, yuck flavor or … (see tealog).

Old (and still current) obsessions: books, music and fragrances. Hopefully my tea collection stays much more “normal” then those. (too late)

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