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Regular Lipton Tea was a family staple growing up – it’s so cheap to buy and you can add anything to it. It’s hard for me to rate it – all teas in my mind are either better or worse than Lipton. So, when I saw the Lipton Instant Ice tea bags on sale last week, I didn’t hesitate to drop a couple dimes on it. Went to brew my first pitcher and realized there was no hot water required? This confused the hell out of me. I was actually pretty skeptical starting out, but one or two giant tea bags to a pitcher made perfect iced tea in 5 minutes…just add the ice, and a wedge of lemon. Who knew it could be that easy? It’s still Lipton tea, not the best, not the worst – but I’d recommend the iced tea bags solely for the convenience of it.
This is my daily tea when I’m going through financial rough patches; just because it’s cheap, and I like it better than teabags. I also drink it because it’s the only loose leaf tea I can find at the local supermarket chains.
I like Lipton’s loose leaf black tea quite a bit better than any tea I’ve had in a teabag. The flavor is similar to the regular Lipton teabags, but a little less bitter, and the flavor is a little fuller. That being said, it’s the most bitter, and tasteless loose leaf tea I’ve ever had.
The tea itself is very finely chopped; more-so than any loose leaf tea I’ve seen. Not an expert, but I think this would be called “fannings?” I only recommend this tea on the basis of it being so cheap, and it’s better than teabags.
Backlog July 3, 2016
A somewhat refreshing tea. It was hot outside in North Carolina on the day we had the pig roast. I wanted some tea, but I wanted to drink something cold. Therefore, there was some cold brewed tea at the in-laws. I didn’t add sugar to mine—as the tea was already sweet on its own—and it seemed to fit with the need of tea/wanting to be refreshed. I wouldn’t drink this again, but it was nice a fruity for a hot day.
Anyway, side story: On the day of the pig roast, my wife’s great uncle (94) passed out at the party caused by the heat. It was pretty bizarre to see people standing around, eating, and claiming that “It was his time, let’s eat….”
P.S. I’ve been busy with work and this adoption process, to the point where I haven’t had the time to write much. However, I’ll get back to it again soon…..!
Surprisingly rich and fresh smell after opening the box. After brewing the aroma is still strong, with nice notes of bergamot, solid citrus and earthy base tea in the background.
It tastes more like one could expect from Lipton. Bergamot notes are present, as well as slight citrusy ones, but the base tea is shallow, bland, without character.
Generally drinkable, but it smells much better that tastes.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Earth
Steeped, it smells like banana split but it’s more pear to taste. Despite the convincing flavour, the broth is on the watery, weak side- it’s a tactile thing which adding milk and sugar did not help at all. To sum it up, it’s a surprising yet typical flat Lipton. And the snobbishness takes over.
Thanks OMGsrsly and Anna for passing this along! It’s definitely a fun novelty.
Flavors: Chocolate, Pear
Spiced Cinnamon Chai Black tea from Lipton review.
Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha.
Dry teabag: cinnamon, spices.
Wet teabag: same (intensified).
Light steep: I taste/smell; light
-> cream, strawberries, cinnamon, spices.
Medium steep: I taste/smell; light cream. Medium
-> spices, strawberries, cinnamon.
Heavy steep: I taste/smell; light cream. Strong
-> strawberries, spices, cinnamon.
All in all, a yummy tea! Definately reccomend. Worth a 100.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cream, Spices, Strawberry
Bergamot and citrus aromas of equal strength, quite refreshing, slight malty character.
Bergamot is very subtle, the citrusy notes are more eminent. Slight astringency.
All in all it’s just a typical corporate product – base black tea of dubious quality, not enough aromas, not enough taste.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Earth, Lemon
My husband picked up this tea to try and I have to say I love this one. It has a nice, delicate peach flavor and none of the grassiness that can sometimes come with green teas. I can see drinking this one in the evenings. Love this. I have always had a place in my tea cupboard for Lipton as I grew up drinking Lipton Iced tea made from the basic orange pekoe tea bags and to this day still love Lipton for that reason!! That aside, this peach green tea is very good, I highly recommend it!!
As should be expected from a sweetened tea, this is sugary. I like the fresh lemon taste, but I do find the sweetness a bit much for me. Tea taste is strong but not bitter. Overall it is pretty good if you don’t mind sweetened iced teas.
Flavors: Citrus, Lemon, Sugar, Sweet, Tannin
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this tisane for two reasons. The first is that Lipton does it have a great reputation for having tasty bagged teas, and the second is that hibiscus is the second ingredient. I personally believe hibiscus has no business being in a cinnamon apple tea, but overall it tasted good so I suppose I can not complain.
The liquid steeps a caramel brown colour and smells strongly of cinnamon. I like that it tastes strongly of spices (mostly cinnamon) but is not sickly sweet like some cinnamon teas are. This tisane tastes like baked apple crumble to me. I could definitely see this being a fantastic dessert or evening tea.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Spices
I took this teabag home from a visit with my cousin last month and forgot about it. We both have so much tea we have not even tried all the flavours we each have. It is kind of crazy if you consider how long it would take us to get through it all. I think I could go a year without buying tea before my stash would look empty.
I expected a sweet and vanilla-y tea, but I can not taste much over how tart this tea is. There is the faintest bit of fruitiness, but mostly just acidic pink liquid. I only steeped 30 seconds in slightly warm water, so I don’t think I’m brewing it incorrectly. I can’t finish the cup, I just can’t believe how sour it is. Maybe I got a bad batch?
Flavors: Fruity, Tart
It really smells like warm, freshly baked lemon macaroons! With subtle green tea notes in the background.
It’s not sweet. The base green tea is not high quality, of course, but it’s quite discernible. There are strong lemon peel notes (not sour) and strong biscuit notes.
Not bad (for Lipton).
Flavors: Cake, Fruity, Lemon Zest
Good “go to” black tea for everyday drinkers. Although I would recommend Twinings or Four O’Clock for a better taste profile, those will hurt your pocketbook a bit more. Strong enough flavor without becoming too bitter. Better for iced tea as the bitterness of the tea is more easily perceived when consumed hot.
Herbal and Decaf TTB.
This is pretty mediocre. Low quality decaf green tea, a hint of lemon, and slightly chemical honey flavoring. It tastes okay, but not something I would buy. Definitely not as good as Celestial Seasonings’ Decaf Sleepytime Lemon Jasmine Green.
Flavors: Artificial, Green, Honey, Lemon
I drank this over the weekend while visiting my in-laws. I should preface my review by saying that although I love peaches and some peach-flavored foods, most peach-flavored teas have been a major disappointment to me. Usually they are far too sweet and have a strange aftertaste. I still try them on occasion since I keep hoping to find one I like, but usually I can’t even finish a cup. But I did finish a cup of this! I definitely tasted the usual artificial peach flavor with it’s weird aftertaste, but the mango really made a difference. Since there were two flavors here, the peach wasn’t as concentrated so it wasn’t nearly as sweet and the aftertaste was less pronounced. The mango flavor mostly melded into the peach rather than standing on its own, but the overall effect was reasonably pleasant. This is probably not something I’ll buy, but I’ll probably have another cup of it next time I visit my in-laws assuming they haven’t drunk it all by then!
Flavors: Mango, Peach, Sweet
Third was born on Thursday and we are both back home and doing well. He was a big baby – 10 lbs 5 oz – but the delivery went quickly and with no complications. I’m feeling sore still, but I’m healing well and my Mom will be here for the next week to help out. I tend to be exhausted and emotional during pregnancy, but immediately start feeling better once the baby is born, so I am very glad to no longer be pregnant. And, as an added bonus, tea and food are appealing again. Life is pretty good.I drank this tea with meals a couple of times at the hospital. I thought it would be an ordinary Chamomile, and might not have picked it if I’d known it was a blend. Chamomile is very easy to overwhelm in a blend, and far too many of them contain mint, which I like on its own, but not blended with Chamomile. This was pretty good, though. The chamomile came through nice and strong, with a subtle orange spice flavor as well. I recommend a shorter steep time, though. The second time I drank this I let it steep a while and could taste the licorice root, which I don’t particularly care for. I probably won’t go out and buy this, but I appreciated the chance to try it and wouldn’t turn down another cup if it was an option offered by a friend or a restaurant.
Obviously in aroma I expected a lot of bergamot, but it’s lemon that dominates, along with slight earthy notes reminiscent of pu-erh.
The taste is also a bit earthy, but mainly bland, with only slight notes of lemon and bergamot.
They are claiming that “Lipton Amazingly Grey Tea is how Lipton does Early Grey”. Well, in that case they’re doing it wrong. The tea is barely “Grey” and definitely not “Amazing”. far from amazing, actually.
Flavors: Bergamot, Earth, Lemon
I needed to pick up something to drink at a gas station and the tea options are usually slim so I decided to try this. The peach flavor was better than I thought it would be with a much less artificial flavor than the Snapple peach tea. There was also a surprising amount of tea flavor although it was rather one dimensional. My problem with it was how very sweet it was and how every sip was followed by a weird aftertaste. I decided to try it mainly because at 70 calories instead of the usual 120 I assumed that it was a refreshing lightly sweetened pop, but it’s just as sweet if not sweeter than a Coke.After reading the ingredients it’s clear they add sugar AND the artificial sweetener Ace K. I’m a little irritated at this as they make no mention on the label of it. I wouldn’t even had known it was lower calories than other drinks if not for the government calorie label. I guess it’s their way of using the tea health aura to get people to buy “healthy” pop without sacrificing that syrupy flavor people apparently want. I think there’s still room for a refreshing carbonated unsweetened tea out there, but it doesn’t look like Lipton is going to deliver.