Not thehighest quality tea in the world, but its cheap and it sure is tasty!
“Just so Spencer doesn’t feel so alone :) It’s not the worst I’ve had but it’s still up there. But we’ve all had Lipton at some point, right? It has it’s place :)” Read full tasting note
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“So after my previous bad experience with this bugger, I had to figure out how to make it palatable when it was given to me when I asked for black tea. Solution: steep it for 30 seconds. The best it...” Read full tasting note
“I had this tea while in Russia. It was the basic staple tea we always drank, and it was delightful. Sadly, upon returning home, I don’t think it exists in this country. Which is ridiculous, because...” Read full tasting note
Like the sun, the taste of Lipton® Yellow Label® tea gives you a gentle lift, brightening your day. Full of the natural goodness of the finest hand plucked tea leaves, our premium black tea is appreciated around the world for its uniquely refreshing taste.
It's Lipton,. They're pretty big.
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Some mornings are for the fanciful, flavoured teas. Some are for the refined. Yet others are for the basics; the lowly black teas from the supermarket shelves that claim to be nothing more than “tea”. On some mornings, these are just right to be cups of comfort and “home”. This is one of those mornings.
Normally, I doctor up this sort of tea, but today I’m having it clear.
Actually, that wasn’t a bad decision. While not the peak of refinement by any means, the tea is approachable, mainly earthy, and thankfully clear of the floral tones I sometimes find in black teas, and of which I’m not personally a fan. (If you are, that’s great. I just don’t find it the best taste personally.) It’s on the mild side, yes, but I expected that and appreciated it all the more clear for that.
Overall, I don’t think it’s a bad little cuppa at all.