Hot water plus “tea”.
“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...” Read full tasting note
“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...” Read full tasting note
“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...” Read full tasting note
“This is a delightful tea best served dumped in the Atlantic and forgotten about.” Read full tasting note
The tea that started it all. LIPTON Orange Pekoe and Pekoe cut black tea is the perfect blend for the perfect cup of tea. Our original tea has been brewed for years for a reason: it tastes delicious.
It's Lipton,. They're pretty big.
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Well my husband and I got all dolled up last night and headed out to my new dental office’s Christmas party (I just took a business manager position with this office and am transitioning into the position while finishing up some things at the dental office I had been working… January I will be completely transitioned into the new office. It was very nice to be invited to this Christmas party and it gave me an opportunity to meet all the staff That being said we were at a very upscale restaurant that makes wonderful food and brings it to you with artistic designs on your plate. After cocktails, dinner and dessert I decided to have a cup of tea expecting a decent cup of fine tea…. NOPE I was brought a tea pot with a bag of Lipton in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn’t believe such an upscale restaurant served LIPTON!!!! My husband jokingly said to me that I have much finer teas at home :) All in all it was a great time but I had to come home to have a decent cup of tea!
I am pretty sure that this was what the last batch of iced tea was made of. Been drinking it on and off all day, successfully killing the pitcher. Also been sleeping most of the day because of bad stomach cramps. Feeling a bit better now. Have a doctor’s appointment in an hour, so I will see what they think.
I decided to try this tea at work (because I won’t pay for it) after seeing the “Modern Marvels” episode about tea. Surely if they think highly enough of lipton to dedicate 75% of an episode to it, it must be good right? Wrong! This tea has a decidedly old taste. In fact if you really think about it, it tastes dusty. It is quite obviously over oxidized, which makes sense. Lipton produces millions of pounds of tea a year. Which means they have to get their tea from about as many places. Goodbye terroir, hello heavy oxidation. If you have a load of tea from several different sources, the only way to make it all taste the same and maintain product continuity is to oxidize the hell out of it. It’s like what would happen if you took an apple, a pear, and a carrot and put them in the oven for the clean cycle. At the end of the cycle, they’d all taste the same. Drinking lipton is so unnecessary. Even in places where it’s the only thing available. With the expansion of tea sales on the internet, (case in point: steepster) no one of discerning taste need resort to this unholy liquor. Of course Lipton does do us a big favor. They keep our favorite teas cogent by keeping their market share down, and their batches small.