Clipper

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75
drank Clipper Organic Chai by Clipper
44 tasting notes

Got this yesterday as part of my present from my aunt. I really like chai teas and it’s probably only tea that I drink with milk. First time I steeped this only 3mins but it wasn’t strong enough so this time 5mins.
Clippers teas might be only bagged tea mark that I like, also their ideology and using fair trade and organic is the best. This tea is actually quite spicy, which I like since if it’s too mild it doesn’t fit with milk. I need milk with my chai, it gives some body and sweetness to it. Good substitute for glogg, and suits with winter and christmas.

Flavors: Spices

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Green Tea with Lemon by Clipper
44 tasting notes

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80
drank Earl Grey by Clipper
81 tasting notes

Mmmm. This tea is often in my cupboard, so I don’t usually bother to take it out, although I thought I should for my sipdown challenge.

This is hands-down my favourite traditional Earl Grey. It is a staple in my house and the houses of extended family members (it now strongly reminds me of Frank’s family every time I drink it, as they have it more often than unflavoured black tea). Clipper is one of the better brands of teabags usually found in British supermarkets, and I prefer to buy these when we run out of EG when I can afford it. The bergamot is very strong, as is the base tea, which is good for me as I love strong teas. The citrus-y bergamot has a lingering almost orange note, which adds a lovely extra dimension. I wish we had some of these in at the moment – writing up this note is giving me cravings!

Sipdown! (16/203)

Red Fennekin

I know what you mean about Clipper teas! For a ‘standard tea bag’ company, they really are quite decent! :-)

Nattie

Definitely! There isn’t much choice around me, tea-wise, so Clipper is usually my go-to brand when I’m food shopping and get new-tea cravings. (:

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18
drank Wild Berry by Clipper
506 tasting notes

1 teabag used

Brewed infusion has a juicy aroma with sweetness.

Hibiscus is overpowering and drowns out sweet fruity flavour. Underneath the hibiscus, there is a good mix of punchy berry favour. Overall sour because of the hibiscus.

Flavors: Berry, Sour, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 11 OZ / 319 ML
OMGsrsly

I found Clipper teas the other day at a local grocery store! They had maybe 6 flavoured white teas. Have you tried any of those ones? :)

Raritea

I’ll definitely be on the lookout! I was pretty impressed with their bagged breakfast blend. I’m trying to find something that I can drink at school so it has to be able to withstand the incredibly hot water that they have in the student lounge and cafeteria.

OMGsrsly

I know it takes more work, but you can always put some ice in your cup before you add the hot water, just so it’s a little cooler. This would be assuming that the cafeterias have ice thingies for pop like they do over here. :)

Raritea

That’s a really great idea! We don’t have any of those ice dispensers on campus but they do have chilled filtered water available… BRILLIANT! Thank you thank you! I won’t feel so restricted in my on campus tea choices anymore. I am, however, still tempted to bring a thermometer with me… probably not the best idea- you should have seen my flatmates’ faces when they saw a thermometer in the kettle.

OMGsrsly

Haha. That’s so awesome. I’d love to see some peoples reactions. :D

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45
drank After Dinner Mints by Clipper
10 tasting notes

A different taste for a mint tea that is not bad at all, is not my kind of tea but I’ve to say that it’s just a different way to drink a mint tea if you have ever try a peppermint tea.

Preparation
1 tsp

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45

The taste is nothing special just like another cheap and normal cup of tea, is not too bad for an everyday tea but there’s a lot of better options to consider.

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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70

One teabag used
Amaretto-like soft sweetness. Smooth. Flavour seems a bit subdued. Very light briskness

Flavors: Almond, Rose, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec 13 OZ / 375 ML

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93
drank Love Me Truly by Clipper
3 tasting notes

I’m usually not that fond of herbal infusions but this one is amazing. The flavour is rich and spicy but has a soft, round sweetness. The scent reminds me of a pumpkin spice syrup I bought at a market last fall.

I must add that liquorice root in itself makes me gag, but in this tea it’s well balanced. The fennel is noticeable but not overpowering.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Fennel Seed, Ginger, Natural Pumpkin Spice Flavor, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 45 sec 8 OZ / 230 ML

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100

Having drunk PG nearly all of my life this last year or so been trying other ‘everyday’ tea bags available from supermarkets, pretty much all of them! I drink my tea with milk and 2 sugars always, I’ve searched for reviews and this site comes up often for help, anyway I love this tea so much so its worth a quick review! not tried the fair trade one yet just this organic version, I know its pretty expensive in comparison with other teas but I’m a huge fan, just don’t seem to get the bitterness in this like others and defiantly has a freshness taste about t -maybe the lack of bitterness? always leave the bag in for 3-4mins with a good stir, works well for us, even blind taste testing the missus she picks this :)

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Starfevre

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80

Quite pleasant and relaxing. Has a grassy, slightly tangy flavour. After having read many reviews that mention “bitterness” I was expecting a different taste – but there was no bitterness at all. It has a nice smell out of the box as well.

Flavors: Grass, Herbs, Tangy

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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71

1 teabag used

Preparation
Boiling 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Fairtrade by Clipper
506 tasting notes

1 bag used

Strong astringency note. I’m impressed with the overall flavour considering this is a bagged tea. I would maybe try to infuse for a shorter amount of time in the future. Dry hay note.

Rating: 64

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 13 OZ / 375 ML

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81

Currently, this is my favorite herbal. I brought it back from England, so that’s why. Good memories. It would be nice to find someplace that sells it here, I like it.

What’s my friends’ favorite herbal teas? I think I am on the prowl for something good for when I run out, if I can’t find this.

Flavors: Hibiscus, Pineapple

mj

My favorite herbal is Butiki’s lavender chamomile…but that’s a whole different ballpark from a strawberry rhubarb.

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81

This is one of the teas I picked up in the UK back in May. This is one of the few herbal teas that 1. I enjoy hot, and 2. doesn’t taste like wet washrag! Yay!

I brewed it up, added a bit of sweetener, and am sipping it down, enjoying each sip.

While it was steeping, I took a stroll outside to take a peek at the supermoon. I saw no capes. But it was nice and 14% brighter than average :)

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72
drank Clipper Organic Chai by Clipper
493 tasting notes

This is a very clove-y chai, which gives it a kind of dry mouthfeel. I didn’t put any milk in it this time (let alone make it the good stovetop way—too hot), but I think this could definitely stand up to it next time. It’s not bad but the clove does take over a bit.

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80
drank Organic Green Tea by Clipper
4 tasting notes

My boyfriend and I bought a box of this when we were in England in January. He didn’t really like it, so I brought it to work with me. It’s a good basic green tea – smooth and bright.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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75

Just bought this tea today in a pop-up store in Madrid. I´ve longed to try Clipper tea for a while, and the raspberry – a wonderful fruit I cannot get enough of – decided! Made myself and my husband a cup, and the strong raspberry fragrance from the tea bag fades when the tea is steeping and in the final taste very little of the raspberry remains. It´s not bad, but I would ´ve preferred to get a bit of raspberry in the final taste. Enjoyable for the rest.
A funny thing I saw : the English label says to"pour water over the tea bag when it´s still boiling", while the added label in Spanish advices to boil the water, leave to cool for 1 minute and then add tea bag. Can someone please explain why there is this difference??? ;-)

Flavors: Raspberry

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Ilse Wouters

I wrote to Clipper Teas on Facebook, and they confirmed the instructions indicated on the box for this tea in question; the Spanish label seems to correspond to the instructions for the white tea w/o fruit additives.

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58
drank White Tea by Clipper
1398 tasting notes

I’ve been trying to figure out why Clipper teas, with organic and fair trade credentials, cost about half as much as Pukka, also from the UK and also boasting organic ingredients. Clearly Pukka employs a team of graphic designers and artists for their packaging, and they also spend a lot more on marketing text. But are the teas (also in filter bags, not sachets) really any better?

One big difference between the two brands is that Pukka gives a detailed breakdown of the contents of its blends, while Clipper is pretty vague. When I contacted the company for more information on the identity of the green tea—called simply Green Tea—I was told that they buy from Indian and China. Like I said: pretty vague.

Today’s Clipper selection is the white tea, also generically named White Tea. It’s perfectly potable, if a bit generic, but come to think of it, don’t I say that about every unflavored white tea? Okay, I do have some haute blanche varieties on the horizon, so perhaps I’ll undergo a conversion. We shall see…

In this afternoon’s steep-off chez sherapop, I tried something new. I brewed one bag of Clipper White Tea using boiling water—as most grocery store tea shoppers would do—and a second bag using 76C water.

The liquor of the tea prepared in hot water was a bit darker—more of a brownish than a golden amber—but the big surprise was that the more carefully controlled brew actually tasted more bitter than the one prepared using boiling water! This result would appear to corroborate my long-standing suspicion that the companies which produce filter bags for the mass market test their blends as they would be prepared by Joe or Jill Q Consumer—that is, using boiling water!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 15 sec 2 g 9 OZ / 266 ML
KittyLovesTea

Clippers White Tea isn’t great but they do have some nice teas, their Earl Grey being a favourite of mine. :)

sherapop

KittyLovesTea: I don’t think that it’s bad; but it’s not very memorable.

Angrboda

Clipper also have a higly pleasant assam with vanilla.

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83
drank Lemon & Ginger by Clipper
77 tasting notes

I LOVE the smell of this tea. Sweet and lemony, almost like fruit loops but heavier on the lemon. It was definitely sweeter tasty than I expected. I don’t get a ton of ginger flavor in the tea, it’s probably masked by all of the delicious lemon.

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90

a really good white tea :) i can taste either or both chamomile/camellia within the tea.

Flavors: Flowers

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65

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Lemon & Ginger by Clipper
5400 tasting notes

i tried this cold brew since MissB was kind enough to send me a enough for a couple silsized cups. Cold brew this is even tastier EXCEPT for that sweetness…which i wish i could place and that comes across as really artificial. I figured if it’s not sweetner then it’s some form of the lemon. I think this is pretty tasty though.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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83
drank Lemon & Ginger by Clipper
5400 tasting notes

missB sent this one to me. it make me happy…only it kinda tastes like it’s sweetened…but it’s still delicious. Lemon yums and ginger..though still not enough ginger…but delicious and yummy. mmmm hello tasty little teabag…you are mine..all mine!

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1
drank Earl Grey by Clipper
1 tasting notes

My first Clipper tea and probably my last. No discernable bergamot, but underlying tea is good. Possibly a bad batch.

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