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65
drank Bedtime Story by Lipton
131 tasting notes

With the list of the ingredients on the box I thought this blend should taste interesting, but I just tastes like spearmint :/ I didn’t expect it to work, but I did start feeling sleepy :P It’s not awful, but I won’t be buying it again.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Flavors: Berries

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Caramel Vanilla by Lipton
247 tasting notes

I should have tried this before I tried Butiki’s Caramel Vanilla Assam. I’m totally spoiled now! Hahahaha.

This really isn’t terrible, though. In fact, by Lipton’s standards, it’s downright delicious. It’s creamy (probably owing to the modified corn starch) and the caramel is there without being totally overpowering or cloyingly sweet. The vanilla takes a bit of a backseat, and the black base has just a bite of astringency to sharpen up the overall flavor.

Not too shabby. My experience with these Pyramid teabags has generally been positive. Now if only Lipton would ditch the industrialized, processed ingredients like the modified corn starch and the soy lecithin and stick to just the tea leaves and the natural flavorings, everything would be golden.

I definitely still prefer Stacy’s amazing Assam, but this stuff is good to have around when the money’s tight.

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69
drank Cold Brew by Lipton
85 tasting notes

I got this as a sample in my April Hapa-tite! Tea Swap from Brittany~

I have to admit I don’t like iced tea as much as hot tea, and I definitely do not like plain black Lipton tea. BUT, I liked this!

My fiance was in the mood for iced tea, so I figure I’d be lazy and use a tea bag meant for exactly a thing, thinking he wasn’t as picky as I was in terms of tea.

I let it steep for a while in a big quart mason jar, around 30 minutes. The resulting flavor was actually quite refreshing and had a nice lemon flavor without the astringency I usually associate with Lipton black tea. It didn’t need any sweetening whatsoever, and 1 family-sized tea bag was the perfect amount for a quart of tea.

Flavors: Lemon Zest, Metallic

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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Flavors: Lychee

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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25
drank Cranberry Pomegranate by Lipton
247 tasting notes

Tried this during my seminar today, because it was there and I needed some more caffeine.

Ummm…. So…. There is neither any cranberry nor pomegranate in this tea. Literally. I checked the ingredients list and everything.

It tastes almost exclusively like hibiscus. With a hint of chamomile and cinnamon.

Extremely bitter and cheap-tasting. Not surprising, seeing as it’s Lipton.

Blech.

Anna

Ewwww.

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60
drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
33 tasting notes

Bagged tea sipdown. I usually just drink Lipton Iced, as I hate bagged teas hot. But I did this one at 212 degrees, let the water cool 5 min, then steeped for literally 60sec. Tastes fine. Pretty cheap flavor, but not strong or bitter.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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67

This used to be my go to work tea. I loved how fruity and sweet it was and I loved that it was a no-sugar-needed tea (this was before I got used to drinking my tea without sweetener).

One of my coworkers offered me some of this yesterday, and I had it as an afternoon tea today. It still steeps up fine with almost-boiling water. It’s still sweet and berry-full. I still like it, but it no longer satisfies my “I want blueberry tea!” cravings. Hmm.

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70

Some how my cupboard has gotten very caffeinated. Even my fruity teas have a black base. Well, that’s wonderful unless I want to sleep at night. So I’ve begun trying to stock up a bit with portable tea (bags and sachets) for when I’m out. Not a lot of blackberry flavor, quite a bit of hibiscus, vanilla sort of hidden. With some stevia, well okay, a lot of stevia, it was passable. I used my special magic cure for hibiscus – my french vanilla stevia drops (from the health food store). They fix just about anything. Obviously, since I added vanilla, I tasted the vanilla more. It brings more of a blackberry flavor. This will still be okay for a to-go tea but I wouldn’t buy it again.

Flavors: Berries

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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55

So, I’ve still been kinda down over the breakup. I still haven’t received my new water boiler or teapots in the mail…So, yeah, the only tea I’ve had in the past few days has been this stuff. I gave it a pretty poor rating, as it is pretty bland and has citric acid added as a “preservative” ( you are allowed to add stuff like this and it’s not technically considered a preservative even though I believe this is added for that purpose). But I’d still recommend this as it’s a pretty good drink to grab when your choices are limited.

Once I get my new teaware, I’m planning to try all of my love/romance themed samples just for irony’s sake.

If anyone has a good recommendation on TV series I might want to watch as my breakup therapy, please tell me your suggestions! I watched HIMYM to get over the last one. I have started Veronica Mars, and although I’m enjoying it, too many of the episodes I’ve seen so far seem to have the takeaway message that “you never really know anyone” or “you can’t trust anyone” and it’s hitting a little too close to home right now.

whatshesaid

I’m home right now on Mat Leave and here are some shows I plowed through recently:

Homeland
Still working on House of Cards
A cute mini series called The Guild about a bunch of nerdy gamers, surprisingly charming
A British comedy about a bunch of horny teenage boys called “the in-betweeners” – really funny

Netflix is a wonderful thing

Hope you find something you love!

whatshesaid

The last two are more humorous so that might be more appropriate to help distract :)

greenteafairy

I (re-)watched a lot of Arrested Development the last time I was in need of breakup therapy—funny is good, I think, and it didn’t hit on too many sensitive points for me, anyway.

boychik

I was hooked on 24
Now it’s House of Cards
I can always watch Seinfeld

CharlotteZero

Thanks for the suggestions! I have been forgetting to catch up on Homeland, and I have a friend who has been trying to get me to watch The Inbetweeners for a while. And Arrested Development is the best! I’ve only watched it once through, and I should definitely watch it again…

CharlotteZero

I’ve never watched a single episode of 24. I’ve heard it’s great, though. Ugh. House of Cards got too absurd for me. Maybe I will try the original? Why won’t Orange is the New Black come back already??? Also, Seinfeld is awesome, but I think it would make me miss home too much. (I’m originally from NYC.)

boychik

I hope you still coming to NY

CharlotteZero

I will visit again in about a week…!

Tea Sipper

THE GUILD… yes, I agree! Also, Community.

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100
drank Peach mango by Lipton
1 tasting notes

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drank Russian Earl Grey by Lipton
3 tasting notes

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82

Last night, I went through my ridiculous tea collection and dug out the boxes of teas that have only five or so servings left, and I put them in a separate box. They are now Priority Teas, meaning that I’m not allowed to buy any new teas until I’ve finished them.

This is one of the Priority Teas.

I know it’s crappy Lipton, but this one really is good. it was nice and light and fruity but not overly sweet, which I definitely appreciated.

Memily

This is an exceptional term and a brilliant way to manage sipdowns. THANK YOU. Setting up my own Priority Tea station this weekend.

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80

I love my pineapple teas even though they often seem to disappoint. After trying it once I decided to try another cup with a longer steep. It brought out the pineapple which is what I wanted. I added a little monk’s fruit. It’s quite yummy! This will be a great bedtime tea and I think it will be good cold brewed. I love it that Lipton’s is stepping up their quality and choices.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML
TeaBrat

I like the Pineapple oolong from Lupicia, have you tried it?

carol who

I’ll have to try it! Thanks!

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45
drank Lemon by Lipton
3 tasting notes

Smells exactly like a lemon lolly. From the smell, I was expecting a sweet, lemon-y flavour which would be okay to drink. First sip, exactly as it smelt, sweet aftertaste, fake lemonness, drinkable but not something I would get if it wasn’t free from the dining room. It leaves my mouth with a cheap tea aftertang, like I can taste whatever they bagged it on.
Maybe it would be okay if I were really sick, or with a bag of something else (I’m thinking peppermint), but for now it’s just ‘meh, I’ll drink it’.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Vanilla Caramel by Lipton
269 tasting notes

Having this while on holiday and staying with some friends of mine in America. If I think about this in terms of caramel, then yes, I can really taste it. However, overall this reminds me too much of coffee. I tried adding milk, I think it added to the caramel-i-ness, but not to the anti-coffee-ness. I think it may be better with sugar, but I’m not sure.
My friends apparently like it, but it’s not quite for me. Ah well — we all have our own preferences, yes?

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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55
drank Spiced Chai by Lipton
10 tasting notes

Feels very watered down. Mixed it with a black breakfast tea which did the trick. Good spice and kick to it, though. Add milk and sugar for sure.

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55
drank Spiced Chai by Lipton
10 tasting notes

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55
drank Spiced Chai by Lipton
10 tasting notes

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70
drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
4 tasting notes

Despite the bad reviews of this tea, I kind of like it. It’s not the strongest nor the most flavorful, but it’s not bad for a mass distributed tea bag. And it works when making chai with cinnamon really well.

I’ve also become used to this tea because my parents drink it and I’ve seen it in my home since I was little.

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72
drank Green Tea with Citrus by Lipton
1166 tasting notes

I bought a gallon jug of this for quick glasses of iced tea. I don’t recommend this for its high quality tea but it is a convenient and pleasant diversion from carbonated drinks.

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67
drank Forest Fruits by Lipton
1 tasting notes

This is 1 of my favorite tea especially in the morning! The scent is magnificent and I must say that it taste really smooth u can almost taste all the fruits in it!

Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers

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