Lipton

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Flavors: Raspberry

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Backlog from yesterday; this was one of the teas available at work.

This one isn’t bad. I wouldn’t want a box of it, but it’s a decent lemony tea. The honey comes across as a floral taste and the lemon adds bite to the background.

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drank Lemon Tea by Lipton
897 tasting notes

Our power has been out for 24 hours now. I miss real tea! :(

boychik

Im so sorry. I hope they will restore it soon

Marzipan

You are welcome to come crash here.

Stephanie

Thanks guys! Our power is BACK! We were so lucky it was only out for just over 24 hours :) Bad storm yesterday!

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drank gold tea by Lipton
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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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75

The flavor for this tea was really light on first tasting, but I just dumped water in a pot and didn’t measure so that may be why. Thankfully I wasn’t able to taste my arch enemy, licorice root.

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drank Pure Leaf unsweetened by Lipton
764 tasting notes

I have been wanting to give this a try as it seems there has been a recent marketing campaign for it in my area. Even though the reviews for Pure Leaf were pretty poor, I still thought I would give it a try. I like cold/iced tea about as much as (maybe even better than) hot tea.

I was quite surprised to walk by the display for Pure Leaf te and see the advertised "NEW’ unsweetened version. So I picked up a bottle. It is called “Pure Leaf” and the ingredients list tea, but also citric acid. So much for the “pure” part. But I guess there could be worse ingredients in there.

For what it is, a bottled tea, it is not terrible. It is not great either. The tea is pretty flat tasting. I know it is an unsweetened version but I was expected a bit better base tea. (I should have known better though). I can definitely taste the citric acid. It just gives it that tinge of artificialness to it.

I have definitely had better bottled iced teas, but nothing is as good as a homemade iced tea!

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Another fruity mix that I enjoy when I am under the weather. It’s just sweet enough by itself to only need a touch of honey when feeling ill. It’s packed full of antioxidants that I just can’t get enough of. I drink this tea at least twice a week just for it’s nice, fruity (but not overbearingly so) flavour and the pleasant aroma it has when steeping.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Vanilla Caramel by Lipton
13 tasting notes

This is a mildly pleasant tea, but not one I could drink all the time. I like the aroma but feel that Lipton tried to hard to bring out that caramel flavour. I was left disappointed and with a sticky feeling palate.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

I really enjoy this tea. I drink it exclusively on those grey, murky days where you want to just snuggle up and read. It’s so sweet by itself I only add a wee bit of honey to it. I love that I can smell the jasmine and taste the individual fruit flavours.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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86

I’m usually iffy about fruity teas, but I adore this tea! I love how sweet it is and the wonderful aroma it has when brewing and steeping. I usually drink this when I am sick or when I start to feel like I am getting sick because it is loaded with antioxidants. And it is so naturally sweet tasting I don’t need to add any sweeteners of my own (unless I have a sore throat, then I add honey). This tea is one of the few favorites I have when it comes to Lipton.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
487 tasting notes

It reminded me of a dirty floor. A very vivid image of a tea factory worker sweeping the floor for the dust and fannings of processed loose leaf tea and then pouring that into a large bag came to mind. Strange mixture of flavors – dirt, corrupted earth, rotting leaves. I had forgotten what bad tea tasted like… and I completely understand why people add things like milk and sugar to their Lipton.
Oh well… what else should you expect from a Comedy club when you order tea from their drinks menu? It was a great night despite the tea. :)

boychik

I’m glad you had a good time.

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drank Bedtime Story by Lipton
223 tasting notes

With the list of the ingredients on the box I thought this blend should taste interesting, but I just tastes like spearmint :/ I didn’t expect it to work, but I did start feeling sleepy :P It’s not awful, but I won’t be buying it again.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Flavors: Red Fruits

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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Flavors: Berries

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Caramel Vanilla by Lipton
306 tasting notes

I should have tried this before I tried Butiki’s Caramel Vanilla Assam. I’m totally spoiled now! Hahahaha.

This really isn’t terrible, though. In fact, by Lipton’s standards, it’s downright delicious. It’s creamy (probably owing to the modified corn starch) and the caramel is there without being totally overpowering or cloyingly sweet. The vanilla takes a bit of a backseat, and the black base has just a bite of astringency to sharpen up the overall flavor.

Not too shabby. My experience with these Pyramid teabags has generally been positive. Now if only Lipton would ditch the industrialized, processed ingredients like the modified corn starch and the soy lecithin and stick to just the tea leaves and the natural flavorings, everything would be golden.

I definitely still prefer Stacy’s amazing Assam, but this stuff is good to have around when the money’s tight.

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drank Cold Brew by Lipton
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I got this as a sample in my April Hapa-tite! Tea Swap from Brittany~

I have to admit I don’t like iced tea as much as hot tea, and I definitely do not like plain black Lipton tea. BUT, I liked this!

My fiance was in the mood for iced tea, so I figure I’d be lazy and use a tea bag meant for exactly a thing, thinking he wasn’t as picky as I was in terms of tea.

I let it steep for a while in a big quart mason jar, around 30 minutes. The resulting flavor was actually quite refreshing and had a nice lemon flavor without the astringency I usually associate with Lipton black tea. It didn’t need any sweetening whatsoever, and 1 family-sized tea bag was the perfect amount for a quart of tea.

Flavors: Lemon Zest, Metallic

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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Flavors: Lychee

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Flavors: Lychee

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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drank Cranberry Pomegranate by Lipton
306 tasting notes

Tried this during my seminar today, because it was there and I needed some more caffeine.

Ummm…. So…. There is neither any cranberry nor pomegranate in this tea. Literally. I checked the ingredients list and everything.

It tastes almost exclusively like hibiscus. With a hint of chamomile and cinnamon.

Extremely bitter and cheap-tasting. Not surprising, seeing as it’s Lipton.

Blech.

Anna

Ewwww.

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drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
33 tasting notes

Bagged tea sipdown. I usually just drink Lipton Iced, as I hate bagged teas hot. But I did this one at 212 degrees, let the water cool 5 min, then steeped for literally 60sec. Tastes fine. Pretty cheap flavor, but not strong or bitter.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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This used to be my go to work tea. I loved how fruity and sweet it was and I loved that it was a no-sugar-needed tea (this was before I got used to drinking my tea without sweetener).

One of my coworkers offered me some of this yesterday, and I had it as an afternoon tea today. It still steeps up fine with almost-boiling water. It’s still sweet and berry-full. I still like it, but it no longer satisfies my “I want blueberry tea!” cravings. Hmm.

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Some how my cupboard has gotten very caffeinated. Even my fruity teas have a black base. Well, that’s wonderful unless I want to sleep at night. So I’ve begun trying to stock up a bit with portable tea (bags and sachets) for when I’m out. Not a lot of blackberry flavor, quite a bit of hibiscus, vanilla sort of hidden. With some stevia, well okay, a lot of stevia, it was passable. I used my special magic cure for hibiscus – my french vanilla stevia drops (from the health food store). They fix just about anything. Obviously, since I added vanilla, I tasted the vanilla more. It brings more of a blackberry flavor. This will still be okay for a to-go tea but I wouldn’t buy it again.

Flavors: Berries

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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So, I’ve still been kinda down over the breakup. I still haven’t received my new water boiler or teapots in the mail…So, yeah, the only tea I’ve had in the past few days has been this stuff. I gave it a pretty poor rating, as it is pretty bland and has citric acid added as a “preservative” ( you are allowed to add stuff like this and it’s not technically considered a preservative even though I believe this is added for that purpose). But I’d still recommend this as it’s a pretty good drink to grab when your choices are limited.

Once I get my new teaware, I’m planning to try all of my love/romance themed samples just for irony’s sake.

If anyone has a good recommendation on TV series I might want to watch as my breakup therapy, please tell me your suggestions! I watched HIMYM to get over the last one. I have started Veronica Mars, and although I’m enjoying it, too many of the episodes I’ve seen so far seem to have the takeaway message that “you never really know anyone” or “you can’t trust anyone” and it’s hitting a little too close to home right now.

whatshesaid

I’m home right now on Mat Leave and here are some shows I plowed through recently:

Homeland
Still working on House of Cards
A cute mini series called The Guild about a bunch of nerdy gamers, surprisingly charming
A British comedy about a bunch of horny teenage boys called “the in-betweeners” – really funny

Netflix is a wonderful thing

Hope you find something you love!

whatshesaid

The last two are more humorous so that might be more appropriate to help distract :)

greenteafairy

I (re-)watched a lot of Arrested Development the last time I was in need of breakup therapy—funny is good, I think, and it didn’t hit on too many sensitive points for me, anyway.

boychik

I was hooked on 24
Now it’s House of Cards
I can always watch Seinfeld

CharlotteZero

Thanks for the suggestions! I have been forgetting to catch up on Homeland, and I have a friend who has been trying to get me to watch The Inbetweeners for a while. And Arrested Development is the best! I’ve only watched it once through, and I should definitely watch it again…

CharlotteZero

I’ve never watched a single episode of 24. I’ve heard it’s great, though. Ugh. House of Cards got too absurd for me. Maybe I will try the original? Why won’t Orange is the New Black come back already??? Also, Seinfeld is awesome, but I think it would make me miss home too much. (I’m originally from NYC.)

boychik

I hope you still coming to NY

CharlotteZero

I will visit again in about a week…!

Tea Sipper

THE GUILD… yes, I agree! Also, Community.

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