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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 g 51 oz / 1498 ml

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From Red Rose

First introduced in 1890, the traditional Red Rose blend is a tea for tea lovers. This package of 100 has some of the finest black teas from around the world are selected to make this full bodied and flavorful tea.

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24 tasting notes

(Review for decaf) Not spectacular, but excellent for the price, and much more flavorful than Lipton. As such, I find it perfect for making large batches of iced tea, and at the price I don’t have to feel guilty about using ten to fifteen tea bags at a time. Very nice with fresh mint.

Boiling 8 min or more

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16 tasting notes

like most others, this was the tea that I grew up with. My mother usually purchased it to make sun tea during the summer. As a college student I keep the tea around the house because it is cheap and ‘somewhat’ tasty. I will usually drink any plain tea such as this, probably from the several years spent tagging along to random coney islands at bizarre hours of the night with my ‘hip’ coffee drinking friends.
-i also totally collect the figurines that come in the boxes :)

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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16 tasting notes

While this isn’t my favourite tea in the world when I’m in my tea-snob mood, it reminds me of the comforts of home. A little cream, a little sugar, and a whole lot of happiness.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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197 tasting notes

nothing extra special, nothing bad, but a nice warm cup on a cold grey day with special friends

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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5 tasting notes

This is a favorite from my childhood. Mom discovered it when she lived in Canada and now I’m hooked. You have to be really careful about not oversteeping, though, because it gets bitter fast.

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7 tasting notes

This is the family favorite for Iced Tea. My grandma always used it and now I always use it.
Great basic black tea!

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14 tasting notes

I had this tea down the shore and I don’t know if it was the water or the blend, but every cup I drank was AWESOME. I don’t know why I haven’t picked up a box yet.

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8 tasting notes

Fav. childhood tea, still best with cream and sugar for early mornings.

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10 tasting notes

Nice tea either for hot breakfast pickup or for iced tea. I find it a little harsh by itself.

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87 tasting notes

If you’re like me – meaning, you won’t get anywhere near Lipton – this is the best option if all you have access to is grocery-store varieties. This is the very first black tea I ever drank; my grandmother made me weak-ish cups of it when I was a little girl. I loved it. My parents hated it: as you can imagine, it offended their Mormon sensibilities. Ergo, this tea is a nice combination of fond memories and palatability.

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