drank Orange Pekoe by Mother Parkers
1294 tasting notes

Welcome to my day of Cheapster Steepster tea!

Got to Steak N Shake for breakfast this morning and ordered my usual hot tea. When the little metal pitcher of water and the cup with the bag on the saucer arrived, I frowned.
“They quit ordering the Darjeeeling?”
“We aren’t sure if it was discontinued or someone just hit the wrong button when ordering”

sigh…

“The Darjeeling is pretty good… I guess I’ll have to write corporate! (joking – sort of)”

So I put the bag in the cup and pour the water. The whole time I am thinking, I really don’t like hot Lipton tea. That is what I imagined this was going to be. But it is not.

This is dust in a paper bag, sure, but it is a good one. It is not bitter or astringent. It makes a strong enough cup to make me happy. It is a nice, sort of a sweet, mellow cup of tea.

While I was drinking this, Andy (our server) found the last remaining bag of Darjeeling in the back and brought it to me. So of course I had to have it as well. It is better than the OP because it has more depth and is fruity. However, the OP is really not bad at all. Best of all it does not taste like hot Lipton. Joy!

I’ll have my Lipton strong and iced tonight and Mom and Dad’s. I like it iced – its like drinking memories. It’s like going home. Oh wait, that’s exactly what I am doing. ha.

Bonnie

Very charming!

Yogini Undefined

LOL at “Cheapster Steepster” – I love reading the reviews here on Steepster – so witty and fun! :)

CHAroma

Great review! I feel the same way about this tea. At first slightly hesitant, but then pleasantly surprised. :)

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Bonnie

Very charming!

Yogini Undefined

LOL at “Cheapster Steepster” – I love reading the reviews here on Steepster – so witty and fun! :)

CHAroma

Great review! I feel the same way about this tea. At first slightly hesitant, but then pleasantly surprised. :)

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