In honor of the day, this was spiked with eggnog instead of milk. It’s a damp, foggy Xmas in the South, but every day’s a good day when your friends are happy and family are all together and healthy! :-) Merry Christmas Steepster!
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
I’m pretty sure this is the tea Dunkin’ Donuts uses in their hot and iced teas. Oddly enough being so stuffed up with a cold this last week (which has stepped it up to an added sore throat this weekend) it was the only think I’ve felt like drinking. Odd I know. But I think I’d rather drink this instead of my good tea seeing as I can’t really taste a thing. I will say this it only seems to taste good when I’m not feeling well..go figure.
I drank nearly a whole bottle of wine myself last night, if not more. Waking up the following morning, I just wanted a plain black tea brewed strong. Not coffee. My parents have a decent collection of mostly bagged teas, most of which are black and flavored. So this was my pick for a standard black tea. Maybe because my stomach wasn’t feeling well and I just needed tea now but this tasted just fine to me and did the trick.
I’m rating it a 50 (drinkable/decent). It’s your basic bagged plain black tea.
I was out of town for a few days. I was at a restaurant for breakfast and the menu stated hot tea – a variety of Harney and Sons tea bags. I thought why not. I have been away from tea for a few days and Harney’s is good, even in the bag. So I ordered tea expecting to get a little teapot of hot water and a container that contains a variety of tea bags. Instead I got a cup of hot water and two of these lipton tea bags. It was the only tea they had. I was quite disappointed but I still wanted tea so I stuck with it.
The tea was quite astringent. I could taste orange pekoe but it also seemed like it was mixed with something else, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. There was a sweetness but it was also bitter at the same time. It didn’t really hit the spot but it was better than nothing I guess.
I went to Ikea today with my parents. We stopped for a quick 99 cent breakfast and I ordered a 75 cent tea. Their only option was this and it tasted good. Not sure why Lipton gets such a bad rating. It’s everything I expected. Simply bagged black tea. Should we expect more? 75 cent unlimited refill tea should taste this way :)
Seeing that Della Terra has their Eight Candles tea 40% off today has me ordering more. That tea rocks my socks.
Time to kick back and watch It’s a Wonderful Life.
Blech! You call this tea?! This is a sad impression of what could be. (The rhyme was unintentional, sorry).
Forget Lipton and go with Twinings. How could a British tea company get this so wrong? Lipton’s weak, bland flavor just can’t compete with high quality teas. But if you’re in a bind and it’s the only choice so you can get your tea fix, it’ll do.
I mean, come on! It doesn’t even have a name! Hot tea?! That’s not a name! That could be anything!