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I admit, I’m biased when it comes to this tea. I grew up drinking this tea; both hot and cold. Compared to other plain black teas, it’s not very strong, but if you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive black tea to keep around, I’d recommend this one, because it works as sweet tea, plain tea, and even a nice hot cup with a dash of milk and some sugar. You can’t go wrong with Lipton.
Unearthed this in my tea chest while I was on a mad hunt for something to help chase the last bit of this nasty head cold away. I realized that I haven’t had this tea in over a year, so I decided to give it a whirl.
I forgot how much I liked this tea! Now, bear with me. I know it’s Lipton, which means that in the more refined tea-drinking world, it’s like what carob is to the chocolate world.
But this one is really, really, really good. It really is. It’s perfectly blended, flavorful, smooth, and I always feel better after I drink it.
Honest. It never gets bitter, even though as a berry-flavored green, the odds are stacked against it. It also smells heavenly.
I’m so glad I rediscovered this today. I must get more of it soon!
Apparently I am not the only one who is not a fan of this tea. For some reason, Lipton black tea gets a funky, bitter, almost rotten taste after being stored in plastic bottles for over a week. Of course, this could be the result of the bottles I’m storing it in, but I would not expect for it to become undrinkable. If I use the tea within a week, it is okay. There is nothing particularly outstanding about the way the black tea tastes, but it is drinkable if you’re in a pinch or if it is all you have on hand.
This is my favourite tea for years now. I drink tea without sugar and because of the mild liqorice and cinnamon combination it is very nice before you fall asleep but also when you wake up. The star anice gives it a light note. I hope Lipton will stay producing this for years :)
This was the tea offered at my training session this morning. It was a choice between Green Tea Orient, Chamomile, and English Breakfast. All of them Lipton. I went for this one purely because, of the three, it’s what I prefer. I feel most comfortable with black tea in the morning, too.
This is okay, as black bagged teas go. It’s nothing fabulous, but it’s not awful either. I’d drink it when there’s nothing else, and happily — some tea is better than absolutely no tea, after all. That’s all I can really say for it, though. In the end, I half wished I’d gone for the green. The water in the urns wasn’t really boiling anymore, and would probably have been better suited to a green. Not that my experiences of bagged greens have been good, so maybe I made the right choice after all. Another one to chalk up to experience!
The exact name of the tea I had was Sir Thomas Lipton Lemon Herbal Infusion (Sir Thomas Lipton is said to be a distinctive range of specialty teas by Lipton), but I don’t think it’s very different from this everyday lemon tea offered by the same company so I am writing the review here.
Like many previous reviewers, I drank this because I was not feeling well. Many people commented that its flavour resembled that of cold remedies. I have never tried cold remedies from the West, but I want to say that it tasted very much like a traditional sore throat remedy – a drink made with preserved citrus fruits – in Chinese culture too. The dry leaves smelt strongly of dried orange/mandarin/lemon peels, which was rather repellent I must say… when brewed the liquor tasted equally strong, to the extent that it could be somewhat bitter. It’s probably quite good for sore throat, but I certainly would not drink it if I wasn’t ill!
This has a really herbal aroma that I don’t enjoy. Taste-wise it’s much better – floral and soothing just like any other regular chamomile infusion. Great for my sore throat!
I love this tea. I’m just a beginner in the world of teas so this blend is a great start to my new favorite past time. It has a nice floral sent and flavor. It tastes great alone or with a little bit of honey. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants something light and flavorful.
I actually enjoyed this tea (the most, out of all Lipton’s other white teas). With some sweetener of choice, and when cooled down a bit, it is great drink to accompany many kinds of savory appetizers and snacks. It has some pleasing floral notes but is quite unimpressive on its own otherwise. Really easy to over or under steep, and not the best white tea on its own, but with some company it works for me well.
Lipton Russian Earl Grey best works for me as-is when paired with desserts. Especially ones with a high sugar/butter content. When drinking this on its own I do like to add a touch of milk and or sweetener to tone down the citrus/bergamot flavor a bit. Strong, smokey black tea flavor, high notes of spice and citrus from flavorings.
Ahhh! Why am I drinking this stuff? I dislike both fruity teas and rooibos teas. Yet, here I am… drinking a fruity rooibos.
Before I begin my discourse about its merits, let me just say this: I really, REALLY like these pyramid teabags. It’s as close to loose-leaf infusing as bagged tea is going to get. Easy to use, easy to dispose of. LOVE it!
Somehow, this blend works for me, despite the odds stacked against it. Maybe it’s the strawberry. (I do like berry-flavored teas). I think the strawberry gives the rooibos more flavor. Normally, I think rooibos is bland and weirdly flavored, but this one seems to be pretty all right. It could also be the little bit of black tea that Lipton apparently couldn’t resist adding.
Also, I don’t really taste passionfruit, which makes me like it more. I feel like it would be sicky-sweet if the passionfruit were strong.
It’s a good snacktime tea, a good take-it-or-leave it tea. Not many surprises in this cup. Plus, it only has 10 mg of caffeine, which to tiny, twitchy individuals like myself, is always a plus.
I actually had this twice today…
Whenever I spend the evening at the University with Robyn I usually stay for supper and eat and the huge buffet style cafeteria. Basically, you pay a flat rate and can eat as much as you want for up to three hours depending on when you show up to the meal (supper, for example, runs from five to eight). It’d be great except Robyn usually wants to eat quickly and then do other things – but she’s also not paying for the meal (it’s part of her residence/food plan). I, on the other hand, pay $12.55 each time I’m there so I want to get the most out of my meal.
I’ve had some really good food from there like pizza, mango chutney and tofu tacos, sweet potato fries, almond cherry coconut squares, and some of the best homemade style mac and cheese I’ve ever tried. Tonight, however, was the first time I had tea there. Unfortunately, all they carry is bagged Lipton teas – but they do have a good variety. I had this one with my dessert (carrot cake squares iced with a caramel cream cheese icing).
I didn’t make any physical notes while drinking this, but I retained a few mental ones. I remember this tea was really good initially but it also got overwhelmingly spicy and kind of “burny” on my tongue about halfway through. I also only had about 4 ounces of water to steep it in, and I’m not really sure what temperature of water it was steeped in – I didn’t have an exact way of telling.
Now, technically speaking, you’re not supposed to take any food out of the cafeteria hall – BUT, if I’m gonna pay a fair amount for food and be rushed eating it I’m gonna steal a few things… Like two teabags. I took another one of this one so I could properly review it, and a bag of Green Tea with Jasmine (to see if I can find a yummy bagged equivalent of the jasmine green tea that Lala sent me).
So, this one is not steeped following the recommended steeping instructions. Boiling water, for four minutes (low end of the spectrum, since it was really powerful before). Steeped, the liquor is a really murky brown and not so appealing looking. The smell is like a spiced orange. The mix of stuff in the teabag itself looked really gross as I pulled it out – kind of like beige baby vomit with little red bits (the hibiscus in the blend, likely). I apologize for the imagery, but well… That’s what it looks like.
Initial taste is orange notes in the front of the sip, with a more pleasant spiciness. I also detect faint lemon notes. I’m sticking with my impression of a “spiced orange”. I can’t completely recall the entire ingredients list, but I would be surprised if cloves isn’t part of it. With a little honey to sweeten up the orange, I think this could be really amazing.
Currently, I’m drinking this while I eat a slice of pecan pie, which I’ve being having CONSTANT cravings for during the last two weeks, making this slice so much more heavenly. I love that “as an adult” if I want to go out and buy a pecan pie to eat all by myself I can do that. The tastes are actually complimenting each other pretty nicely though.
Overall, I’m happy. I think this might be the first Lipton tea I’ve tried since getting really into loose leaf teas that I’d actually drink again with some enthusiasm. I’m not sure if I’d buy a whole box, though. I’d definitely steal myself another teabag, though!
PS. I think I should note that this tea seemed to do much more for my sore throat today than the Bravissimo from earlier did.
My fiance,in his quest for the perfect(ly cheap) version of an Arnold Palmer, brought this one back to me. I snatched one for a cup of morning tea and was pleasantly surprised. I wasn’t expecting anything, but it was a pretty good black tea. And absolutely strong enough for his AP!
Well, if I can’t find my apple chamomile at the store, this is a plausible substitute. Enough sweet fruit to tone down the chamomile; hopefully enough chamomile to tone down the tension after a long day.
Bright to dark red color, depends on steeping and amount of water. Tart fruity taste. Peach taste is very mild here. Good tea after a meal and as an evening or late afternoon option.
I have a cup of this every night, and I never get tired of it. I absolutely love how it tastes and how it smells. Perfect for a cozy night in when you want something a little sweeter, but still not too sweet.
This is my go-to breakfast blend when I’m on the run. It’s pretty easygoing in terms of how you make it- you can (gasp) heat it in the microwave and it will still taste okay, or you can boil water in a kettle and make it.
It’s just plain black tea, so if you go into it knowing that, you have no real reason to be disappointed when you get just plain black tea. It’s affordable- you can buy a lot of it very cheaply. And what you see is what you get.
I think honestly… I prefer Lipton’s plain black tea to this one. This one is okay, and I’ve had success with other teas from Lipton- I really like the Harvest Strawberry & Passionfruit Rooibos and the Blueberry Pomegranate White/ Green blends in the Pyramid bags, for instance. And I LOVE their bagged Green Tea Superfruit blend with Blueberry and Acai Berry. But the berry flavor in this brew kind of turns my stomach a bit. Just plain black tea is usually kind of bitter, even when it’s steeped properly, and mixed with the tartness of the berries, this just ends up being a little too acidic-tasting to me…
I think I’ll stick to Lipton’s regular-old Yellow Label breakfast blend, if I’m going to drink their black tea.
This tea tastes very strongly of strawberry and rooibos and not very strongly of passion fruit. It’s got the perfect amount of caffeine for an afternoon tea- 10 mg. I drink it to warm myself up when coming in from the cold, or I drink it with lunch sometimes. Overall, it’s definitely not the best tea I’ve ever had, but if you ever want a quick fruity-rooibos pick-me-up, this would be a pretty good option.
I bought a bottle of this at work when I was really in need of tea. Now, I love adding sweetener to black tea. I have a huge sweet tooth! But this tea was waaaaaaay too sugary for me. I swear I could feel my teeth rotting out of my skull. I honestly thought about adding some water to dilute it.
One bottle has 160 calories and 42 grams of sugar. Umm, does anyone else see the problem with this? And to think they also make an “Extra Sweet” version with 250 calories and a whopping 65 grams of sugar!!! Ack! Never again.