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I’ve had several packages of this in the tea cupboard for who knows how long. Someone gifted me with 12 boxes of various flavored lipton pyramid tea bags. I’m not a fan of lipton so it has sat around, however in an effort to clear out any old tea I have I took two boxes of it on my road trip to Oklahoma.

If I hadn’t read the box I wouldn’t have believe that this was a black tea. It tastes more like a fruit herbal to me and pretty weak on the fruit side at that. I’ve had this before and I find that I like it better iced than hot (which works out perfectly today considering that it is going to be 98ish). I don’t think this tea is anything special and there are much better teas that can be purchased at the grocery store.

Preparation
Iced
K S

I do agree you can do better. Lipton teas don’t age well because of the paper envelopes. If you have had it any length of time that will definitely affect the taste.

Fiddling

I think a lot of Lipton pyramid bags are better iced than hot. I’ve been turning mine into pitchers of iced tea to try and get rid of them because I just can’t make myself throw tea away.

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K S

I do agree you can do better. Lipton teas don’t age well because of the paper envelopes. If you have had it any length of time that will definitely affect the taste.

Fiddling

I think a lot of Lipton pyramid bags are better iced than hot. I’ve been turning mine into pitchers of iced tea to try and get rid of them because I just can’t make myself throw tea away.

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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Oregon, WI

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