Lipton Black Tea

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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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59 tasting notes

This is what I drank for several years before being exposed to looseleaf tea.

Prepared without milk, it is harsh to the point of being almost undrinkable. If I let it get into the side of my mouth under my tongue, it makes me have a horrible puckering feeling there. Like… sour dirt. If it’s steeped for more than 3 minutes or so, I feel like it’s damaging my esophagus as it’s going down.

Prepared with milk, it’s drinkable but still harsh and not particularly flavorful. But, if it were the only black tea in the world, I’d drink it often (with milk). Still beats out a lot of non-tea drinks.

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i belive this was the first tea I ever drank also…yea not very good. Def have to add milk to it. I dont add milk to ANY tea, but you have to to this brand otherwise, i agree….un drinkable!


If you steep it in almost room temperature water it is bearable…

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20 tasting notes

Meh, it’s tea. Does a 1/2lb box @ $5.00 compare to David’s Tea for $6.00/50g? Hell no. Is Lipton prepared wrong by 98% of the pseudo tea-drinking population? Yes. Everyone can point out goods and bads about most teas, but on thing is for sure… this tea is a generic taste that cost very little and can be bought at 24/7 stores and gas stations. I think that in the tea world where everyone has become used to cornflowers, oranges, berries, and blooms within their pots… this minimal tea is left out in the cold. It gets a bad wrap, but I’m sure it was a “gateway tea” for many people here.


excellent commentary and review of this much maligned tea.

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69 tasting notes

I owe Lipton a huge debt. It got me drinking tea at the age of three when my mom would make it for me in my carebear or beauty and the beast mugs. It’s all my parents drink to this day, and there is always a huge quantity at hand. It’s the reason we have an insta-hot faucet installed in my kitchen, and as much as my tastes have matured, I still enjoy it with milk and sugar. So I salute you, Lipton Black Tea, my gateway drug of teas. Thank you for the world you opened up to me so many years ago.

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293 tasting notes

I had a sweet tea urge at work, and I forgot to bring my own from work. I know I have had Lipton’s aat numerous restaurants. Well I am done with my relationship with Lipton’s.

For my sweet tea needs, I always prefer Luzianne, or a nice brisk black tea. Lipton’s bagged tea made into iced tea is so medicore, dull, and no layers to flavor. My mom always hated Lipton’s. Now I see why! It isn’t take one sip and spit out kind of tea. But I would prefer iced water to it.

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Funny you say you’d prefer iced tea… I don’t like non flavored blacks and even I will drink this before iced water… but then again I’d drink it hot and clean.

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34 tasting notes

only thing supporting me while working on a sunday. Warm and caffeinated.


Sometimes, Lipton is not bad…

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10 tasting notes

You know what? I’ve figured out what makes Lipton so popular. It’s user-friendly and “drinkable” under most circumstances. Is it my favorite? No. But when you just want a warm mug of tea with a little lemon and honey, this is a pretty good backdrop.

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141 tasting notes

I made this tea yesterday, and after a couple of sips, I dumped it down the drain. Bland and tasteless. My parents always drank Lipton, so I thought I should try this again. I wonder if they went to an even lower grade of tea dust, if that is possible.

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525 tasting notes

Not the worst drink ever, but definitely the worst tea ever (medicinal teas aside). I used to drink this but then had a bag of english breakfast and it was all downhill from there. I guess my taste has evolved beyond lipton. I can’t even drink it with sugar. Somehow sugar just enhances this odd lingering flavor. blech. weak and crappy tasting.

Boiling 7 min, 30 sec

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8 tasting notes

I was out of town and I drank a lot of this over the weekend. Compared to many other teas it doesn’t hold a candle, but I still prefer it to coffee. Steeping and brewing times I left blank because really…who cares with this one? You drink it because it’s there and that’s all. I give it points for being there when I need my tea fix. That’s all I can say for it.

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6 tasting notes

I’d rather shoot myself than drink this again.

150 °F / 65 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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