Lipton

Edit Company

Recent Tasting Notes

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

63
drank Vanilla Tea by Lipton
53 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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

69
drank Forest Fruits by Lipton
368 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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75

As far as bagged Earl Grey goes, this rocks.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Orange Pekoe by Lipton
102 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.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75
drank Lemon Tea by Lipton
53 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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Finest Darjeeling by Lipton
1278 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.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Yellow Label Loose Tea by Lipton
1278 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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
1 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

57
drank Green Tea Classic by Lipton
53 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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

63
drank Vanilla Caramel by Lipton
53 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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

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.

“I believe everything has its place, Muggles have their place, Mudbloods have their place and so do your clothes!” ~AVPM

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

67

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

25
drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
10 tasting notes

Pretty good iced with sugar and lemon, but so is just plain water. Growing up my mom would drink this every single morning with stevia and a splash of milk, so it does have the nostalgia factor :)

Flavors: Tea

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

20
drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
4 tasting notes

I love reading the reviews of this tea. The loose type is a smidge better than the bags, but not by a lot. Got my fill of this during a week-long stay in a psych ward at a hospital (don’t ask). I love that nearly everyone here that has reviewed this didn’t buy it on purpose, or if they did, simply had no other choice. Isn’t that the case with this tea most of the time? I find little enjoyment drinking Lipton’s stuff. What I have of it is now mixed with a steamed Darjeeling and a bold Assam that drowns the taste of this (yes, I am a type that will use the tea somehow, no matter what).

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Someone at work left a full box of this tea on the counter in the break room so I grabbed one before they were all taken. I’m always on the lookout for a new favorite. A 2-3 minute steep time didn’t seem long enough for me so I upped the time and dropped the temperature so it wouldn’t be bitter. This has a taste like cinnamon Red Hots candy. It’s not bad really. After reading the reviews I was expecting it to be worse. This doesn’t re-steep well, but I expected that.

Flavors: Candy, Cinnamon

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
drank Cinnamon Apple by Lipton
41 tasting notes

Doesn’t brew up sour. Pretty strong flavour and aroma!
I didn’t bother with a second steep, but it probably is possible.
An easy work tea.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
drank Orange by Lipton
41 tasting notes

Strong aroma, tastes like orange, but brews up a little sour.
One steep.

Flavors: Orange

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

100

It’s a fresh and delicate green tea. With a ( bitter) floral taste.

Flavors: Drying, Floral, Green

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75

For a Lipton tea, I am impressed. The flavor is spot on for a quick chai. It’s rather spicy on the first brew and then after a few brews it starts to get a metallic taste. That’s when I know to throw it out.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

21
drank English Breakfast by Lipton
53 tasting notes

No aroma whatsoever.
Quite astringent, very low earthy notes, almost no taste at all.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.