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60
drank Pure Leaf Lemon by Lipton
378 tasting notes

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

Preparation
Iced

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84
drank Cinnamon Apple by Lipton
378 tasting notes

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

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 24 OZ / 700 ML

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12

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

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 0 min, 30 sec 450 OZ / 13308 ML
rosebudmelissa

Is it a hibiscus tea? Those tend to be pretty tart.

Arby Robilliard

It might have had hibiscus in it, I got the teabag from someone so I didn’t buy the box. I know I do not enjoy tart rosehip or hibiscus teas, so I try to avoid them when I can. I would not have expected blackberry vanilla tea to taste that sour though.

Kirkoneill1988

It might have hibiscus.

Arby Robilliard

I looked it up, hibiscus is the first ingredient.

Kirkoneill1988

tee hee hee! there you go :)

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60

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

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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80
drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
3 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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45

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

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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66

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

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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66

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.
Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
gmathis

Precious news! Welcome home!

yyz

Congrats! I’m glad he arrived safe and well.

Kaylee

Congratulations!!!

ashmanra

That is awesome! Congratulations!

Kristal

Congrats!!

TeaNTees

Congratulations on #3 :)

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20
drank Amazingly Grey by Lipton
44 tasting notes

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

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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21

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.

Flavors: Artificial

KiwiDelight

I can’t count on these things…. The last time I had a Lipton tea something it was in a can and THERE WAS NO TEA IN IT AT ALL O_

Gooseberry Spoon

Was that an improvement for them? ;)
This is the first time I’ve bothered trying any of their canned stuffed since that brisk monstrosity that came out (or at least got really popular) when I was younger.

Rasseru

lipton is the main iced tea we can get in this country in most corner shops or gas stations… and only the lemon/peach/mango one how sad is that

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63
drank Vanilla Tea by Lipton
44 tasting notes

Distinct vanilla aroma, doesn’t seem artificial, a bit sweet, reminds of vanilla ice cream. Slight malty and earthy notes in the background.
The taste is only slightly flavored, vanilla only compliments black tea notes.

Flavors: Earth, Malt, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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69
drank Forest Fruits by Lipton
325 tasting notes

A little bitter but all in all, not bad. Definitely fruity. You can taste the different fruit flavours mingling together, the black tea flavour does not drown them out which is nice. Nothing spectacular but in a pinch, this would do just fine.

Flavors: Fruity

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61

How i got it: Got a bag from my parents’ house

Experience: Surprisingly, this tea’s aroma is less berry-er than other similar blends, giving a little more room to the tea’s aroma. Very similar to La Teteria’s Blue Shadow or Basilur’s Winter Tea in this respect, the main aroma could be defined as cranberry with some raspberry, with the addition of herbal hints, almost mint-like. Quite natural. Its flavor is rather smooth and less acidic than other berry blends, and follows the usual premise of “berry scent first, tea in the background” with the cranberry as main player. What i enjoy is the lack of the tipical acidity present in so many berry teas, but i also miss the complexity and richness of, say, Basilur’s Winter. Mild intensity, duration and definition. Slightly above average

Would i buy it?: Maybe to mix the usual menu, but i’m more inclined to the ‘no’ answer

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75

As far as bagged Earl Grey goes, this rocks.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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drank Orange Pekoe by Lipton
85 tasting notes

Well tea friends, I’ve returned from a very short vacation. Now I’m tired and ready to sleep. Ha-ha.

Anyway, I’ve been drinking so much Southern sweet tea, that I don’t have anything interesting to review at the moment (I left all of my tea here, so I was unable to have anything other than overly sweetened bagged tea). However, my mother-in-law made this as an iced/sweetened tea over the weekend. I had a huge cup on the way back to Ohio, but there was a twist to the tea today than there had been this weekend: I mixed it with espresso.

Yeah, yeah. We’re all about tea here, but let me tell you—Orange Pekoe + Coffee = A caffeine loaded hybrid love-child. It was good. However, I was too tired, and needed a jolt of caffeine to get me home…so I have the inability to write a proper review…..

I’ll get something up here tomorrow, though.

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75
drank Lemon Tea by Lipton
44 tasting notes

Smells zesty, but at the same time earthy and malty from the base tea.
Nice, solid base, subtle lemon aroma, all in all it’s both soothing and refreshing.

Flavors: Earth, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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30
drank Lemon Tea by Lipton
5 tasting notes

This is rather dull, not much taste of tea. A dash for lemon. The green citrus tea from Lipton is rather decent, if the conference hall stocking Lipton.

Flavors: Lemon

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Finest Darjeeling by Lipton
1155 tasting notes

Went to the Indian market yesterday an bought some tea. This seems to be whole leaf tea but small leaf. The aroma is very pleasant. It tastes much better than the standard Lipton you get in an American supermarket. This definitely tastes like tea, not brown liquid. It’s a little bit bitter, a little bit astringent, and a little bit sweet. This is actually decent tea. I bought it to see if the stuff the local Indian community drinks is any good. It’s not bad.

I brewed this once in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 2 min.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
yyz

Yes this one is not too bad for the price. Keep your eye out for Lopchu in the next couple of months ( first harvest is usually in Feb). It’s fairly broken Leaf but it’s a pretty nice Tea if you can get it and it can be very cheap at the grocers.

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drank Yellow Label Loose Tea by Lipton
1155 tasting notes

Stopped by the Indian market yesterday and bought some teas. This was one of them. This is a broken leaf tea with the aroma of oranges. It has that distinctive orange pekoe taste, I’m not sure what to call it. It’s kind of fruity. There was just a hint of a sour note too but not much. Overall this is better quality than the standard Lipton you get in an American market, and noticeably better than most of the Black Tea I’ve gotten from the Asian supermarket. I was surprisingly decent.

I brewed this tea one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 1 minute.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
1 tasting notes

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53
drank Russian Earl Grey by Lipton
5 tasting notes

I have this available at work. This Early Grey have a bit more citrus than traditional Earl Grey. I prefer the classic over this variant. I find this a bit dull, I would have prefered a bit more Bergamont and citrus, actually Twinings have a variant called Golden Earl Grey which is more lively. This it’s still a nice tea, but I won’t buy it my self. There are way to many exciting teas to taste and explore.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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57
drank Green Tea Classic by Lipton
44 tasting notes

Green tea aroma, obviously, accompanied by herbal, flowery, biscuity and honey notes.
Slight bitterness, all in all the taste is not bad for a corporate bag tea.

Flavors: Bitter, Flowers, Herbs, Hibiscus, Honey

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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63
drank Vanilla Caramel by Lipton
44 tasting notes

Aroma is very perfumey, definitely more toffee than caramel, sweet. There is strong vanilla, and caramel, of course.
Fortunately taste is only slightly sweet, a bit earthy, with nice vanilla notes, toffee and caramel.
Nut really my, nomen omen, cup of tea, but it’s really suitable for desserts.

Flavors: Caramel, Earth, Perfume, Sweet, Toffee, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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50
drank Yellow Label by Lipton
11 tasting notes

Used to drink cups of these in my early teens. I make tea flavoured milk with this. Half a cup of boiling water to one tea bag, enough sugar to cause a sugar coma, top up the rest with milk. It’s also ok with lots of condensed milk. It’s tea. Very plain, very ordinary, very comforting tea. It has it’s place. The taste brings me back to my days as a student.

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