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This is the tea I grew up with in my childhood home. Retasting it brings back memories of how I once thought this was the only type of tea. I enjoy this one, especially when paired with milk and sugar, as a way to start the day.
After reading the reviews I had braced myself for my tea to finish steeping and what lie ahead.
To my surprise, this was not the worst tea I’ve ever had, but that isn’t giving it much kudos in the other direction, either.
It is a simple black tea but the aftertaste is not pleasant. It’s astringent and reminded me of bitter medicine. Even milk and honey powder couldn’t reel the aftertaste in and I’m pretty sure it gave me heartburn.
If I have any more of this tea on-hand I’ll be throwing it out. I’ve had my share of Lipton teas over the years, but this is version is a definite no even as a base to my cold brews.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Herbs, Medicinal, Wood
I got this in the mail from a penpal in Italy and was instantly in love! Lipton is kind of basic so I didn’t expect much, but this actually tastes like a lemon macaron. I was impressed!
I had to buy myself some boxes through eBay because they don’t sell this in the United States. Definitely worth it.
Recently, I’ve been experimenting with different teas to build up a small variety of low cost daily drinkers. Green tea is one that I tend to like alone or as the base to a cold brew.
While this isn’t a favorite of mine, it is a reasonably priced tea that does not require sweetener or cream to make it acceptable.
The tea’s flavor is subtle. Lipton suggests a 2 minute brew, but I found that short of a brew made for a weak tea where the only flavors I could pick up was the green tea, itself. At a longer, 5 minute, brew I was able to taste the lemon and to a lesser degree the honey (I almost didn’t pick up on the honey).
This is one that I would drink, but, also, one I’d easily replace with a green tea that I enjoy more. Overall I consider this to be a neutral tea, swaying me in neither direction. In a pinch, lacking other options of green tea, I would not hesitate to buy it.
Flavors: Grass, Herbs, Lemon, Lemongrass
The colour is pale gold with a slight haziness.
Strong fruity aroma with blueberries and goji in balance, a bit sweetish.
The taste is also sweetish, slightly fruity, with straw notes from low-quality base green tea.
Mediocre tea, not recommended.
Flavors: Blueberry, Fruity, Goji, Straw
Served cold, these bottled teas are very refreshing in the summer. Though I try to limit myself to one a or two a week. The one thing that I do notice (that may be specific to the diet one) is there is something either in the flavor or a carbonation that makes it not very smooth. But it’s still a great drink I’d recommend.
As teas go, this is at best middling. But at worst, it’s also middling. It’s not offensively terrible, it’s not overloaded with weird flavors, and it holds well even if it’s oversteeped, under temperature, or under just plain crappy conditions. It’s… tea. Not great tea, but tea. I’d recommend it over things like Bigelows & Constant Comment.
Flat tea. With a sour edge. KInda meh. Better than the super sweetened version with 41g of sugar. I kinda wish they had one with just a bit of sugar and no added citric acid. May 5g sugar? Just something to make it less boring. Especially since all the other flavoured varieties in this series have 41g! This is the only one out of the bunch I can stomach, as the other ones are so sugary that I get super thirsty after, and I can’t taste much of the actual tea so what’s the point? They really need a middle ground. Maybe one day I’ll grab one sweetened version and a bunch of unsweetened bottles so I can find my ideal balance and give it a more accurate review, since I feel like that aspect holds me back from delivering a proper assessment. Would I buy it again, on the run? only if there was no water for purchase available or other suitable alternatives.
Atleast with hot tea I can control the additives and customize to my whims
Strong malty aroma, slight bergamot notes.
Rich, full, mellow taste, with no bitterness or astringency. The bergamot notes are very subdued.
I wouldn’t call this tea Earl Grey, or even Earl Grey Flavoured, but it’s relatively passable for Lipton.
Flavors: Bergamot, Malt
It’s a good tea for mornings because it’s perky and fruity and also it’s bagged! (Loose leaf teas are far superior imo, but i don’t have time to mess around with them in the morning)! Plus, for the price I think it’s a good deal (I enjoy that you get 20 tea bags for around $5, whereas with other teas you couldn’t even get an ounce for $5!
I drink this when im studying a lot, and I always forget to take out the bag….the more it steeps the better it tastes to me (it gets a little bitter, but I find that refreshing)
Flavors: Berry, Flowers, Fruity, Green Melons
A lot of strawberries in aroma, seem rather natural, like a fruit pie. There also fresh, strawy notes of green tea.
And it really tastes like strawberry cupcake, The base green tea is very subtle and mellow, with no bitterness. I usually consider it a flaw, especially evident in big company etas, but here it fits quite well.
Not bad, not bad at all.
Flavors: Cake, Freshly Cut Grass, Fruity, Straw, Strawberry