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One of the worst things I’ve ever tasted.

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100
drank Love Me Truly by Clipper
10 tasting notes

I have been looking for Clipper teas for a long time now. This one instantly caught my eye when I saw it at the supermarket. It was a little pricey but I am sure quality has its price- No cheap product has ever been amazing.
So, I bought it and took it home with me.
It had been a long day of work and this tea is specially for those days. I love almost all chai varieties and this was no exception. It smelled incredible and do not get me started on the taste! I cannot say it was a whole new experience, but it was certainly something. Not as intense as other chai teas I have tasted. Instead of the spices staying in your mouth, this one had a rather sweet aftertaste, very uncommon, in my opinion. However, it was soothing enough to send me to a good night sleep.

I am definetely a chai lover.

Flavors: Cardamon, Ginger

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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65
drank Organic Detox Infusion by Clipper
1400 tasting notes

As I’m walking back from meeting up with OMGsrsly tonight for a quickie tea swap in the middle of Granville Street, what I can only call an “energy bolt of thought” hit me. “Go get Detox tonight,” it said. I knew it meant this tea.

I promptly finished what I was doing, headed over to the store, and grabbed this. I’ve brewed it, and… well…. I knew hibiscus was #1 in there, so it shouldn’t surprise me it’s blood red, right? Well, it does. It’s a bit stunning and unsettling.

Still, I’m drinking it. It’s not as odd as I’d think it should/would be (normally I stay away from hibiscus). Pleasant if oddly sweet (aloe vera, maybe?) Dunno. If it helps me get out of my body whatever I ingested today though that I can feel like a lump moving through me? I’m thrilled.

Flavors: Herbs, Raspberry, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Lemon & Ginger by Clipper
2167 tasting notes

Via MissB and probably Sil. Thank you!

There is licorice in this. Sigh. A lot of these herbal teas have licorice. Thankfully it is just a strong dislike and not something I shouldn’t be drinking.

Smells strongly of lemon and ginger. Both lemon peel and juice, which is nice. And more strongly of lemon than ginger. I added some honey to offset any potential sickly flavours from the licorice.

Hmm. It’s not bad but whoa the licorice sweetness is out of this world. I’d prefer if it were just the lemony and gingery flavours.

Oh well. Thanks so much for letting me try this one! I always hope that they’ll work, and sometimes they do.

Sil

yeah. poop on licorice.

OMGsrsly

I know, right? D:

Sil

i actually love licorice..black, red etc… but the sweet from licorice root is terribad in teas

OMGsrsly

Red licorice isn’t real licorice Sil omg!!! :P It’s strawberry or cherry flavoured stuff. Hahaha. I adore black licorice but I can’t eat it. Haven’t found a good gluten free one yet.

Sil

shush. i heart black licorice…esp the double salted stuff.

MissB

Oh gosh, double zout is my favorite! OMG I’m almost positive Whole Foods has a gluten/grain -free black licorice. Glad you liked the tea though, kinda sorta, this was a night time mainstay while I was in the UK.

Fjellrev

I could always go for some Harlekijn black licorice!

OMGsrsly

Mmm double salted licorice. :) I’ve seen one at whole foods, MissB, but it was a soft bar and the texture was really unappealing. Grainy from the rice flour they used. I’ll have to check for different kinds.

OMGsrsly

SAY WHAT?!?! They didn’t have this in store when I was there!!! https://www.squishcandies.com/en_ca/products/1613-Gluten-Free-Black-Licorice

tigress_al

That darn licorice is finicky. It does feel good on a sore throat though.

Sil

i want gummies now

OMGsrsly

I have Seabuckthorn Bears in my bag. :D So hard to not eat them all.

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85

This is my favourite peppermint tea. I absolutely love it. I have yet to find a peppermint infusion that is anywhere near this. However, it is a bit tricky to brew. I didn’t quite like it in the beginning, but then I realized I had been brewing it wrong. I often leave the tea in the cup until I have drunk it all up, but this tecnique does not do with this infusion. In my opinion, you mustn’t leave the bag in for too long. You should also drink the tea as soon as it’s not burning your tongue. I actually don’t like the taste at all if it has cooled for too long. But when I manage to brew it “correctly”, it’s pure magic. I love it.

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Apple & Ginger by Clipper
1443 tasting notes

From the EU TTB

I’ve more or less given up on bagged herbal teas like this, because typically they smell a lot nicer than they taste. This one smells divine, too – very appley, like a fresh baked apple pie. I wasn’t expecting much from the flavour, but it’s actually pretty good. I can taste apple, and it’s a nice, fresh, crisp, “green” tasting apple – not too sweet, and not too tart, with just the tiniest hint of sharpness. The ginger is definitely second fiddle, but it provides a pleasantly warming background and just a touch of sweetness, with a mild gingery tang. It’s a really good pairing, and it’s really putting me in mind of apple pie! It’s just perfect for sipping on an autumnal afternoon, and it’s nice to see something other than the usual pairing of lemon and ginger, too – it’s just a little unusual. A definite winner with me!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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79
drank Lemon & Ginger by Clipper
1514 tasting notes

I am the sick! with a head cold. So this was perfect to soothe my hoarse throat. I know the flavours are muted but hey, it is delicious either way. Thank you MissB for sending this along. Yum!!
Definitely tastes like a lemon candy, or a lozenge. Refreshing and comforting to be sure.

Rosehips

Tea is an excellent way to handle illness!

TeaBrat

hope you feel better soon!

Indigobloom

Rosehips, tea is the solution for everything! :D
TeaBrat, thanks!! This is day three so I’m hoping it is my last

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88
drank Snore & Peace by Clipper
3 tasting notes

I am a sucker for relaxing, night-time teas. Tea has the wonderful ability to energize us, as well as calm as right back down! I had been on the lookout for a lavender-night-time tea for a while now and when I saw this on sale at Target I had to give it a try. This tea gives off a wonderful lavender aroma but is pleasanty balanced by the hint of chamomile. Very good balance of flavor – was worried it would be like an overpowering aromatherapy candle but it’s absolutely perfect. My new favorite tea to accompany a book before bed!

Flavors: Lavender

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Earl Grey by Clipper
403 tasting notes

This was unexpectedly bitter. First time I made it I steeped it at four minutes, this time around, three minutes and it’s still rather strong. Don’t know if the bitterness comes from the bergamot flavouring oils or just the tea itself.

I picked it up because I like supporting local/Canadian companies, and as a bonus it was also being sold at a local independent home/kitchen accessories store.

I might just have to play around with steeping a bit more.

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drank Lemon & Ginger by Clipper
566 tasting notes

Thanks to MissB for sending me this one! I’ve really liked the other Clipper teas I’ve tried, and this one is no exception. It tastes like lemon candy with ginger. Very relaxing. I bet it would be great for a sore throat, too.

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60

To be honest I mainly bought this for its badass dragon box. I also enjoy white tea and can not usually find many blends with raspberry in them. I find the flavour to be more raspberry than white tea and the raspberry tastes a little synthetic but overall its quite lovely. Additionally, I don’t like that this doesn’t have a string on the tea bag. Petty, I know. The box also says to use boiling water which is entirely incorrect. White tea is far to delicate to be used in 100 degree water. I suggest using 80 degrees so ensure you don’t get any bitter, nasty flavours.

Flavors: Raspberry

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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62
drank Organic White Tea by Clipper
6 tasting notes

This is better than some other cheap white tea teabags, and probably quite ok for the price, but has none of the flavour of a decent white tea. In it’s favour it can be steeped for a good while before becoming bitter which is rare with cheap whites, what little taste it does have isn’t unpleasant, and for the price you can’t expect much. But if you want decent white tea with real sweetness and subtlety look elsewhere.

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80
drank Organic White Tea by Clipper
48 tasting notes

Beautiful packaging, purchased in Europe for that alone. Kinda standard white tea, tastes a little like unbleached paper.

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80
drank Organic White Tea by Clipper
48 tasting notes

Mild white tea. Not bitter. Great packaging.

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77
drank Love Me Truly by Clipper
17 tasting notes

This is a very mild and soothing chai blend, a lot less strong then any other chai I’ve ever had, which may be due its pleasantly sweet aftertaste. A really nice tea for a chai lover.

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60

I’m currently mired in the second worst bout of flu I’ve ever had in my life. It’s awful, and it’s not going anywhere with anything resembling speed. This means that, other than Lemsip, I’m just drinking bog-standard Clipper Organic Everyday. I can’t taste, and wouldn’t enjoy, anything else right now, but this is plain, strong, straightforward stuff (and great with milk). While it’s not what I’d normally choose, it’s being my friend while I’m ill.

Hopefully I’ll be back to normal soon sigh

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Nichole

Ugh! That stinks! Hope you get to feeling better soon!!

TeaBrat

feel better!

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59

1 teabag used

Mild floral sweetness.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Lemon & Ginger by Clipper
2 tasting notes

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71
drank Apple & Ginger by Clipper
5 tasting notes

Smells more apple-y than it tastes, but tastes sweet and spicy. A nice alternative to lemon & ginger!

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Ginger

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52
drank Organic Green Tea by Clipper
601 tasting notes

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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 13 OZ / 375 ML

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75
drank Clipper Organic Chai by Clipper
58 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
58 tasting notes

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80
drank Earl Grey by Clipper
139 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
601 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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