This is a favorite from my childhood. Mom discovered it when she lived in Canada and now I’m hooked. You have to be really careful about not oversteeping, though, because it gets bitter fast.
“This is so ubiquitously available in other parts of the world, I have felt a need to try it just so I can say I did. Thanks to *Spencer,* I have now been initiated. And pleasantly so. Gave it a...” Read full tasting note
“This tea is getting me through a cold commute and the unpleasant process of defrosting my car.” Read full tasting note
“As a kid, I used to drink Lipton only when I was sick, or on rare occasions doused with sugar. My Grandpap reintroduced me to tea many years later, drinking Lipton, and occasionally bringing out...” Read full tasting note
“Pretty standard and not much to say other than a black plain bagged tea. It's not unpleasant and doable in a pinch. It's just not memorable or very bold or special either.” Read full tasting note
First introduced in 1890, the traditional Red Rose blend is a tea for tea lovers. This package of 100 has some of the finest black teas from around the world are selected to make this full bodied and flavorful tea.
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If you’re like me – meaning, you won’t get anywhere near Lipton – this is the best option if all you have access to is grocery-store varieties. This is the very first black tea I ever drank; my grandmother made me weak-ish cups of it when I was a little girl. I loved it. My parents hated it: as you can imagine, it offended their Mormon sensibilities. Ergo, this tea is a nice combination of fond memories and palatability.