drank Spiced Chai by Lipton
14 tasting notes

I normally avoid Lipton teas as much as possible, but sometimes you’re out of anything in the house and it’s too much trouble to drive anywhere that you can pick up better… so I’ve been stuck with a box of this for a while. It’s fairly bland and watery and the chai spices are rather hard to taste — well, everything is hard to taste. I discovered a way to make it palatable, though: throwing a bag of Lipton Spiced Chai and a bag of Lipton French Vanilla into the same mug in an attempt to use them up produced a concoction that was actually pretty worth drinking.

Whatever you do, though, don’t oversteep this; it will go straight from “watery” to “disgustingly bitter” with very little room in between.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I love tea, period! I’m always open to trying new things and I have favorites among all different varieties, from blacks to herbals and everything in between.

Due to cost and ease-of-use considerations, I mostly drink bagged teas as opposed to loose leaf, and this will be reflected in the types of reviews posted here. If you’re interested in thoughts about which grocery store teas don’t suck then you’re in the right place.

My very favorite teas are black and oolong — black with sugar and no milk, oolong straight — and I also love green. After living in Japan for a while, though, the cheap stuff here just doesn’t compare to the cheap stuff there ;) I’m far enough south to have grown up with sweet tea in the house, too, so basically I have a wide appreciation for things that aren’t necessarily considered “good-quality” tea. I just go by what my tastebuds tell me!



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