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Lipton

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This is without competition my favorite bagged tea! The tea is so refreshing and clean… I have no idea what dragon fruit taste like, but the melon note is what I fall in love with in this cup EVERY TIME! I just hate that this tea has become extremely hard to find in my local stores anymore. I now have to order it OVERPRICED off of Amazon. Either way I will buy this tea until I can no longer find it!

Flavors: Honeydew

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Finest Darjeeling by Lipton
7 tasting notes

did not enjoy this hot, but i really like it as brewed iced tea!!

i have tried a few different brewing methods now and the flavor is delicious each time. bringing the water to boil with tea and straining after it cools seems to work best for tea flavor, but boiling the water and pouring over sugar and then steeping the tea works better for sweetened tea.

Preparation
Boiling 9 tsp 128 OZ / 3785 ML

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80
drank Tea Peach Mango (black) by Lipton
26 tasting notes

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65

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65
drank Chamomile by Lipton
26 tasting notes

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75
drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
26 tasting notes

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11
drank Tea Peach Mango (black) by Lipton
325 tasting notes

I really hate you, Lipton. Or better despise you, Unilever for your take on making marketing-oriented artificially flavoured beverages which you call tea and ruining the name of an old brand.

I guess me being willing to taste this proves I am NOT a tea snob. It´s supermarket fare, but so are others I enjoy : Gorreana, a locally produced brand which is very good; and so is Twinings and often I can find Ahmads which I like, and always cheap humble Tetley which is pretty honest tea and nice. But this, Lipton, was this tea “designed” in a lab by computers operated by robots? Or by chemical engineers which never tasted tea or real peaches in their life but got a table somewhere this chemical is supposed to take like peaches, this like mango, let´s add lots of those two?

This is tea for people who drink and love Lipton´s “iced tea”. Which for some reason is really popular in my country, where hardly anybody except maybe a few more specialized cafés make iced tea and few people drink tea hot. The Lipton stuff filled a gap somehow, something to drink which has no carbonation (which lots of people do not like) but is relatively intense, and very sugary. You will find it in every café and supermarket. Made with tea extract, flavouring and no tea leaves or real fruit ever.

This smells like a mix of their peach iced tea and their mango iced tea, a very familiar smell. The body is almost unexistant, you can hardly notice the tea, except there is this hint of mustiness. It´s like somebody managed to remove the sugar from the iced tea and then heated it. Like drinking hot tang or some other instant drink.

I really truly hated this. And am mad at me for expecting better, and for this, this!, being a bestselling brand. Yep just 2 euros a 25 teabags box, but lots of other companies manage to produce decent or better than decent tea for this sort of price. And people might not know any better. But to produce artificial reeking stuff like that, oh hope you are happy with the profit Unilever because proud you should not be.

Ysaurella

!…you managed to drink my 2 worst nightmares : Lipton + mango tea ! all in 1…
but you know people are not obliged to drink these kind of teas.Why do they ? I often hear I pay a lot for my teas Mariage & Frères but many of them (loose leaf) are under 8 or even 7 € for 100g and Lipton is more expensive with thier teabags…so ? why do they pick up these awful teabags ? by taste or lazyness ?I think the habit of lazyness…

cteresa

I like mango, so that was not. But seriously, how come Lipton makes so bad bad artificial shit (pardon for the language, but this is the accurate term) like this?

Lipton is the cheap brand which spends most on marketing and packaging, by far. Big stands, colorful boxes, gimmicks like pyramidal teabags and “white tea” (with tons of artificial rose and violet scent, because oh yay, that is what you do with “white” tea), promotions, big spaces in supermarket. Plus the association with the very popular “iced tea”. So for most people, it looks like the best tea you can buy in the supermarket, it looks so much more modern and more high-end than poor Tetley (Tetley, I do not give you enough love and respect. At least they are selling tea, and tasted by human beings before being marketed).

Almost nobody here will have heard of Mariage Freres or anything like that. It tastes artificial, but it tastes intense, and people like it.

Would you believe Lipton makes lemon balm (melissa, uh, dunno the french name) tea, supposedly pure, to which they add CHICORY?!?!

Ah, and just a point, much as I hate Lipton (because they give me reason to!) it´s not totally fair to compare teabag prices to loose leaf tea. Teabags are a category of its own, and always pricier. I love individually wrapped teabags for example, I am eyeing The-o-dor´s individually wrapped teabags, which is like 14 euros for 25 teabags and I could get 400 grams of their loose leaf tea for that, but OTOH good teabags can make travelling so much more comfortable and that sometimes is priceless.

Ysaurella

yes but for me, even if tea bags are handy, only the result counts : I want to drink a good tea so I really disagree to pay more to get tea bagged and wrapped especially bad tea, what I buy is the tea itself. So it is possible to get a better tea for the same price and even cheaper than lipton with a little effort.
And it’s true as well with a lot of food,with our urban and speedy lifes : we finally surrender to bad food because it’s easier to go to the supermarket and buy packaged meat packaged salads and packaged everything…I do it as well and even each week but I cannot say I am not aware I can find better. So I don’t believe the vast majority of people really think Lipton can be the top of what we can find for teas.It’s just handy and easy and they probably don’t care as much for tea. I say MF because in France this is the reference but perhaps in Portugal you have ditributors known for selling good tea and people have this reference in head ?

Ysaurella

but Lipton can make a better tea without any problem but why? finally they can continue selling shitty products as people are still buying them…

K S

Starbucks forced Maxwell House and Folgers to up their game in America. The same sort of thing is very slowly happening with Lipton. They have such a large market share they haven’t needed to adjust drastically yet. My mom and dad will buy it without question for the rest of their lives even though I have tried to introduce them to better. Mom, “I guess I can see how people could learn to like that.” upon tasting Teavivre premium jasmine dragon pearls.

On my blog – the number one most viewed review is for Lipton green tea superfruit with dragonfruit. I liked it, better than expected, though admittedly I have never had the real thing. It has almost 10 times the views of number 3 and 4 which are Celestial Seasonings offerings. The number 2 surprises me though, it is for Justea Kenyan Black. Even here Lipton still out viewed them 8 to 1.

cteresa

K S, I do not know that one, never seen it for sale. I think Lipton has different blends for different markets, of course. (and a warning, I think steepster is very american, easily available american teas are represented really well). I admit I do not dislike one of Lipton´s herbal blends, though I rather hit the wall with the chicory in lemon-balm tea.

Ysaurella, I do think not so much. After Lipton you know which brand random people might have heard of and think good and gift you thinking it is the epithome of good tea? Kusmi!

Ysaurella

ahaha well you know sometimes just after drinking several other brands I can really consider Kusmi teas as an excellent brand !and well there is one I even keep in my own cupboard (Anastasia)

cteresa

I do not dislike the spicy chocolate. The tchai was nice, though I had 50 grams of it and ended up tired of the laurel. And ok, if I am in a café and that is the tea there is I do not mind too much, and am glad it is not Lipton.

But it is sooooooo overpriced. In Paris it seemed to me they were everywhere and selling for 8-9 euros for 100 grams, which was just crazy for the tea you can get for 9 euros in Paris.

Ysaurella

near 10 € for 125g…agree :)

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50

I’ve got a lot of this package left, and I kind of want to finish it!! So I rate this tea somewhere in the middle, not my favorite, but I do not dislike it.

We are getting a major storm tonight. It went from around 40 degrees this afternoon, and right now it is 60 degrees outside!! We’ve been averaging really low temperatures, like 7 degrees to 15 degrees. Its just starting to warm up today, but we are getting a major storm. Its going to rain all night long. Yesterday I had a really bad headache, it feels better today. I’m drinking tea to relax, and to calm me down.

The winds are going to be really bad tonight. The storm is starting at 10pmish, and it is 8:35pm right now. I hope we don’t lose power. I have one working flash light. My mom let me know about tonight’s storm, and I checked www.weather.com

Stay safe everybody, keep calm, and drink tea.

I might not go anywhere tomorrow, the wind will be really bad. But we are not expecting a tornado. I’m done studying for tonight, so I might read for awhile and drink my tea.

We had a 3 hour window of a nice day today, so my Uncle took me to TJs and Michaels because I had a coupon. I got iced tea, which I love and breakfast.

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26
drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
2272 tasting notes

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77

Dammit. Duplicated teas will be the death of me. Copying my tasting note and rating here, and will delete the other one.

Out of all of the “Colour X with…” superfruit green teas that Lipton has, this one is by far my favourite. It does taste peachy, with a little “something else” (mangosteen? Perhaps “artificial mangosteen flavour” since it sure doesn’t taste much like the fruit to me) added in for good measure. What would be so bad about just a peach green tea?! Nothing in my books. Mmm, peach.

As far as bagged tea goes, the quality of this one isn’t all that bad. Sure, I don’t ever expect the best green tea I’ve had in my life when I open a box of Lipton’s, but I don’t ever expect to be disappointed, either. And this one lived up to my mediocre standards, perhaps even surpassed them a bit. Since I like having bagged teas around for the “ADD IT TO CUP OF BOILING HOT WATER OUT OF KETTLE! RUN TO MEETING!!! RUUUUNNNN!!!!” times, I think I might keep it around.

Verdict: would re-buy.

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75
drank Mint Soother by Lipton
42 tasting notes

It’s actually very nice. I get it free from work so it’s no big thang.

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44
drank Strawberry Cupcake by Lipton
2 tasting notes

This was somewhat disappointing. I really liked the Blueberry Muffin tea from the same collection and was hoping for something similar… This tea surely tastes of strawberries, but the cupcake flavour is nowhere to be found. I guess it’s an okay strawberry green tea, but I think I’ll just go for a non-cupcake one next time so that I don’t have to get all disappointed.

Flavors: Stewed Fruits

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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55

I think this is another time when knowing what an acai berry actually tastes like would have been beneficial to me. So with that in mind…

I finally finished the box of this that I had. I forgot I even had it, really. When Lipton first introduced their “green tea with superfruit” line I thought I would get a box of each and try it. I flip-flop at work between loose tea being the best thing ever and being too big of a hassle to bring to a seminar or meeting. I like being able to walk in the door of a meeting and throw a bag out of my cup, not have to worry about having a coaster or whatever for my steeping basket to sit on so I don’t ruin the table. So I always have a nice stock of tea bags in my office, along with my collection of loose leaf.

Since one of the teas in my collection at work is Blueberry Jam, I have a hard time with blueberry-flavoured anything since I have something I can so easily compare. This is one of those that just doesn’t hold up. I can taste “berry” artificial flavour, and other than that it’s just a low-grade green tea. I can’t taste anything even remotely like an acai fruit (theoretically…), but since they’re so expensive I find it bloody hard to believe it’s in a tea bag I paid less than $0.10 for. The tea isn’t TERRIBLE, but it’s certainly no Blueberry Jam. In fact, it’s certainly no blueberry.

Verdict: would buy something else over this, even if I was looking for a bagged tea.

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Last cup of the night and I decided to end it with a black tea haha

I’m actually really excited though! I just went through all my teas today and looked at each bag/tin and see which ones are ready to be sipped down and I have about 7 teas? 9 if you include some of my Hobbit blends but.. I want those to last as long as possible!

Definitely going to drink more tea, of course, but I’ll probably just have one night where I sipped down ALL the teas! Oh this is exciting!
And of course, once I drink all those teas, my package from shmiracles and my tea count is going to shoot up again dang.

But yes. This tea. it’s a decent chai! Splash of milk, dash of sugar. Just how I like it :)
This is deinititely better than the other Lipton chai that my aunt has at her house.

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This was another one of those “things I need for my non-loose leaf travel mug to steep quickly and bring to seminars and/or meetings and it was on sale at the store” purchases.

And…yuck. I don’t know what it is about melon and mint together, but I now know I do not, under any circumstances, like this combination. The citrus in this one (a new flavour combination for me) added to the grossness factor, since it was just so darn unexpected to be in there. And it wasn’t TRULY citrus…lemongrass, maybe? I don’t know. But it wasn’t pleasant.

Verdict: will not buy again. So many other pyramid-bags I like better from Lipton’s.

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10
drank Spiced Chai by Lipton
396 tasting notes

So my aunt has these for her Keurig.
I’ve already gone through all my teas that I brought with me and this and the Green Tea K-cups were the ones I could find in her pantry. I went ahead and went for the chai and.. oh it tastes weird. Not like the chai I’m used to drinking. It smells spicy, but when you drink it, it’s uber sweet. Adding milk does nothing to it. Not only does it taste sweet when it hits your tongue, but it also leaves such a weird and strong sweet aftertaste.
Dang. Every time I give Lipton another shot, it just doesn’t work out.

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91

No sugar in my tea today. What a challenge for a sweet tooth like me! This tea is very sour without my beloved honey.

Flavors: Berries

Suziqzer

No sugar?!?! I’m right there with you, that would be tough. I take a little sugar in almost all of my teas too.

madametj

Its sooo hard! But I have a few reasons for trying:

1.) Simplicity- For example if I’m at somebodies house: Teabag, hot water, boom. Done.
2.) Healthier- Less sugar in the diet = good
3.) Cost- Some much money being spent on sugar and honey that could be going towards more tea!

BONUS: so many other people do it, so why can’t I? >_< lol

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91
drank Orange Jaipur by Lipton
2 tasting notes

I got this loose leaf tea from france and though it’s not one of the teas I drink often, it’s very refreshing and it smells wonderfull. I add a dash of lemon and let it steep for at least three minutes

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Another sipdown (129). Finally back on track with all these teas! This one was given to me by my very sweet RA around finals time last semester and I forgot about it until now. Unfortunately I’ve never been very impressed with Lipton and this doesn’t change my opinion. The bag is basically full of tea dust. It smells like it might have hibiscus in it.

Very pomegranate-y, hardly any blueberry, no resemblance to any green tea I’ve ever had. Oh well.

__Morgana__

Sorry it was so disappointing. :-(

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10
drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
122 tasting notes

I’m forcing myself to finish off a box of this stuff that got bought during Christmas. It is alright in small doses, but if I had to drink this tea everyday…I would probably stop drinking tea.

No complex taste or aroma. Not much flavor at all.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec
SFTGFOP

:( I’ve just overbrewed this one and now my mouth tastes like I have cotton/wool for a tongue.

sherapop

I’d recommend holding it for summertime, brewing up one big final pitcher, and masking it with a huge dose of lemon juice! ;-)

SFTGFOP

haha good idea. I gave myself an ultimatum though that I wouldn’t drink any more exciting teas until it is gone. Luckily it was only a box of 48, and think i’m half way through…

gmathis

Plain old Lipton loose leaf isn’t bad…better than their bags.

SFTGFOP

Don’t think I’ve tried the regular loose leaf. Is it orthodox or still CTC?

gmathis

Not sure…I’d suspect CTC. It’s been a while since I’ve had it, but I do remember thinking what a noticeable difference there was.

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83
drank Lemon Tea by Lipton
14 tasting notes

So far this is one of my favorite lemon teas! So many other lemon flavored teas taste like floor-cleaner lemon. This doesn’t have that chemical-y, artificialness to it.

It has this really bold, natural tasting lemon flavor that smells even better.

Be careful brewing this though… If you let the teabag steep for too long it gets really bitter and the lemon flavor is destroyed

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

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