Lipton Black Tea

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Astringent, Bitter, Herbs, Medicinal, Wood, Tea, Honey, Sugar
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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 7 oz / 212 ml

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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.

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It's Lipton,. They're pretty big.

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I guess there’s a reason that it’s the lowest-rated tea here on Steepster. ;)


yeah :) The hotel I was staying at only had this. >_<

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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!

Michelle Butler Hallett

Most restaurants are effin CLUELESS when it comes to tea. Even those stocking loose teas keep them in clear jars on display, so the light can wreck and stale them … sigh.


Good luck in your new position! And I know what you mean about how disappointing it is when a restaurant has a less than thoughtful tea selection. I posted before about a DINER in my area that has a really great selection of loose leaf in pyramid bag Mighty Leaf tea, and it makes it the place I will go out of my way to patronize. It’s the little details :)

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I think my palate is receding, because I brewed up a cup of this today (iced) and it didn’t taste that bad. It almost tasted….good?

There needs to be a smiley face rating that goes :O


Here in Texas we drink this sweetened and iced. Your right it’s not so bad when iced but if I were to drink it hot I’d probably gag a little.


Add some sugar and a few pieces of lemon and I’m sold =]

Hot, plain? It’s tasteless.


The loose variety isn’t bad at all—I keep a small canister on hand for mornings when I’m too busy to really care what I’m gulping.

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553 tasting notes

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.

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This is all the student center had this morning – where is my darjeeling??? I really needed the caffeine so this wasn’t bad. I must mention I steeped this for oh maybe 45 minutes an hour and it still wasn’t very strong – lol.

8 min or more

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This is the first hotel I’ve ever been to that serves Numi with its catering but gives you Lipton when you eat in their restaraunt. Makes no sense to me.

Yup, Numi tea notes to come.

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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.


Haha, well said!

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I just love black tea. I love it. I think it’s the greatest tea in the world.

This one is tried-and-true, low-cost, easy to prepare, and delicious with just a bit of honey.

Red Rose is a little tastier and cost effective, but Lipton’ll do for today.

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Euch, this is nothing more that hot leaf juice!


Hot leaf juice. Awesome.

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It hurts, kill it before it reproduces and hurts your friends and family. Only good for those emergencies where you can’t find anything else, but even then it’s better not drink it.
Steaming pile of tea-like pee.

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

You appear to be new to steepster so welcome. There’s a newbie thread in the discussion tab. Also,following people who follow you or selecting people to follow allows you to see each others tea reviews (kind of the point of this whole process). The people here are very nice! I’m the oldest probably…the grandma of the place. Moved from Silicon Valley to Colorado a few years ago. Love tea!


Thanks for the welcome~ I will check out the newbie thread. Hope to get to know you and everyone else. :)

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