drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
1990 tasting notes

Well I’m traveling again and stuck in an airport all night with delays. Last night nothing was open but one small shop and the only thing they had was Lipton! I was so desperate I went for it. I noticed it was the new blend that they’ve been advertising on tv, so I was kind of curious as well.

I steeped the bag for 3 minutes at whatever temp the shop water was. The first thing I was greeted with was quite the aroma! It had a nice malty smell with some honeyed notes and a light roastiness. There was also a brightness that was pretty uplifting.

From the very first sip, I really enjoyed this tea. It must be the fresh-pressed tea leaves that they’re now adding to the bags. It really makes a difference! The tea was full bodied but still light and not astringent. It was smooth with a silky texture, with notes of molasses, fresh bread and a hint of chocolate. I really felt great drinking this tea.

I feel like I have to spread the news! This amazing tea can be had at your grocery store! I even found a special coupon code for ordering online today for 50% off, what a steal! The code is: APRILFOOLS

Preparation
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Terri HarpLady

HAhahahaha!
I was sitting hear, reading this, think, “Really?”
LOL
Good one!

Ze_Teamaker

ehehehe I was like, “Wait, Lipton tea rated at 97? INCONCEIVABLE!”

Dinosara

Yeah, I will take the rating off tomorrow. I don’t want anyone to see that in my highest rated teas. :D

Chiyo

Haha man you got me good. Happy April.

Ysaurella

With Easter I almost forgot it was the first of April…until I saw this rating ! well done ;)

Starfevre

wow, I was totally believing you until I hit the coupon code. Nice one.

Indigobloom

DOh! ya got me :P

KiwiDelight

Best tea prank. I’ve been chuckling all day!

LaFleurBleue

You had me there too, especially as the 2nd of April arrived earlier here and the outrageous rating was still there;) Very good one!

JacquelineM

I BELIEVED YOU!!!!!!!!

Dinosara

:D I actually used some of their promo material copy almost verbatim. The stuff about enjoying it “from the very first sip”, and that I “felt great drinking this tea”

LaFleurBleue

Don’t tell me the fresh-pressed tea leaves, the honeyed maltiness or the uplifting effect were also in the promo material…
The most likely uplifting effect it might have is on my stomache, especially if steeped too long.

Dinosara

LOL! Actually they fresh-pressed tea leaves is something they have started advertising in tv commercials. No clue what it means! And “uplifting” was also a word I lifted from the promo material!

Bonnie

Very good!

whatshesaid

hahahah!!

Angrboda

LOL! At first I thought ‘Gosh, Dinosara must be in sore need of a cup of tea…’

GiggleGoddess

which online website uses that code?

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Terri HarpLady

HAhahahaha!
I was sitting hear, reading this, think, “Really?”
LOL
Good one!

Ze_Teamaker

ehehehe I was like, “Wait, Lipton tea rated at 97? INCONCEIVABLE!”

Dinosara

Yeah, I will take the rating off tomorrow. I don’t want anyone to see that in my highest rated teas. :D

Chiyo

Haha man you got me good. Happy April.

Ysaurella

With Easter I almost forgot it was the first of April…until I saw this rating ! well done ;)

Starfevre

wow, I was totally believing you until I hit the coupon code. Nice one.

Indigobloom

DOh! ya got me :P

KiwiDelight

Best tea prank. I’ve been chuckling all day!

LaFleurBleue

You had me there too, especially as the 2nd of April arrived earlier here and the outrageous rating was still there;) Very good one!

JacquelineM

I BELIEVED YOU!!!!!!!!

Dinosara

:D I actually used some of their promo material copy almost verbatim. The stuff about enjoying it “from the very first sip”, and that I “felt great drinking this tea”

LaFleurBleue

Don’t tell me the fresh-pressed tea leaves, the honeyed maltiness or the uplifting effect were also in the promo material…
The most likely uplifting effect it might have is on my stomache, especially if steeped too long.

Dinosara

LOL! Actually they fresh-pressed tea leaves is something they have started advertising in tv commercials. No clue what it means! And “uplifting” was also a word I lifted from the promo material!

Bonnie

Very good!

whatshesaid

hahahah!!

Angrboda

LOL! At first I thought ‘Gosh, Dinosara must be in sore need of a cup of tea…’

GiggleGoddess

which online website uses that code?

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