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56

Picked this tea up about a year ago in NY. I have not seen it here in the midwest. I didn’t add sweetener, as the fragrance of the fruit and chamomile was so sweet, I decided it wasn’t really needed. This is a very mild tea, even after a long steep time. The scent tends toward the pineapple, yet the taste is more the chamomile. Did not really notice any licorice notes, as perceived by another reviewer. However, there’s a slight aftertaste of bubble gum, which I did not care for. There’s a little rawness at the back of my throat, but I think I may have a mild allergy to plants in the chamomile family. All in all still a decent herbal tea, good for relaxing on a summer’s night, or for adding to blends of other teas.

Flavors: Pineapple

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 30 sec 5 tsp 42 OZ / 1242 ML

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57
drank Iced Tea by Lipton
3 tasting notes

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.

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35

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.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75

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…..!

Flavors: Blueberry

Fjellrev

Nice to see you around! That’s so insane that they would say something like that about the great uncle. Hoping the adoption process is going alright.

R.F. Hill

It was bizarre. I thought to myself, “Geez, my family’d call the ambulance and would stop the party…” Not my wife’s family, though. The process is nearly complete….Four more weeks! :)

ashmanra

Wow! My mother-in-law passed out from heat about two years ago but we carried her in the house and called an ambulance! Where in NC were you? I live in the Sandhills, about an hour from the SC line and 2 hours from the beach. It is miserably hot and sticky.

R.F. Hill

@ashmanra, Goldsboro.

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33

Very tart and fruity. Never attempt this as a hot tea, it would given you acid burns. It is ok iced, but much too acidic (hibiscus!) for me.

Flavors: Berries, Berry, Fruity, Hibiscus, Sour, Tart

Preparation
Iced 0 min, 30 sec 14 OZ / 400 ML

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52
drank Rich Earl Grey by Lipton
53 tasting notes

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

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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65

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

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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100

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.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHfDE8thWV2/

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

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 OZ / 165 ML

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100

such a lovely tea for bagged tea! this tea has re-ignited my love for chai. expect a full review

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32
drank Russian Earl Grey by Lipton
53 tasting notes

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

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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100

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!!

Flavors: Peach

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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22
drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
5 tasting notes

This was the only tea we had, but tea is tea and I needed some. The flavor is hard to pin down, but to me it tastes burnt. It’s not a good tea but some better tea is on the way, thankfully.

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60
drank Pure Leaf Lemon by Lipton
527 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
527 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
53 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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