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drank 100% Natural Green by Lipton
1026 tasting notes

Oh, nooo…

Had with a Vietnamese vermicelli bowl for lunch today. The tea smelled like swamp. Scratch that. It smelled like a murky puddle thick with algal growth. It tasted like flat and sour buttery dry grass.

The food deserved better, like a basic Vietnamese jasmine green tea. The restaurant even used proper temperature water in the pot.

:(

Mastress Alita

I hate when I order tea in a restaurant and then the tea bag they bring out is a really crap brand…

Leafhopper

Blech! I guess they deserve points for getting the temperature right.

Martin Bednář

Ordering a tea in a restaurant is always a gamble, unless they have stated the brand. But it’s sad to see Lipton, or some other famous brands considered as high-end brand here sometimes.

mrmopar

We are lucky as our Chinese place has excellent tea. But places like it are far and few in between.

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drank Iced Tea Green by Lipton
43 tasting notes

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drank Peach Mango (black) by Lipton
319 tasting notes

Pretty standard Lipton “fruit” flavoured “tea”, artificial and perfume-y. Essentially drinkable, but that’s it.

Preparation
2 g 11 OZ / 330 ML
Shanie O Maniac

“Essentially drinkable, but that’s it” – I’ve had those. Just finished a cup of one of those. You drink it and all you can think is “This is not the worst beverage ever.” That’s all it has going for it. It’s wet and it isn’t the worst thing ever, lol.

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Finishing off my second little stick of this, which was from a tea swap with Australian tea friend Brianna of Instagram.

Honestly, it’s not quite what I expected. I don’t taste any apple at all, and very little matcha. The strongest note is actually the basil, which gives it a more savory spa-water kind of feel. There’s also some lemon alongside it adding a nice tartness. At times, the basil actually has an anise-like flavor as well, which reminds me of fresh fennel.

Very interesting! Not something I would drink every day, but I could imagine sipping on something similar at a high-end salon or a spa, possibly with added cucumber slices.

https://www.instagram.com/p/COtbfGvA_DO/

Flavors: Anise, Basil, Fennel, Grass, Lemon, Savory, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 16 OZ / 473 ML
gmathis

Lipton—go figure! Their market presence is nothing but the basic bleh’s here.

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drank English Breakfast by Lipton
1139 tasting notes

I had this tea bag from their “A moment to…” series. I asusme it is still same.

Oh well, where to start? Let’s start with a note that two minutes steeping was more than enough. Although their teas are Rainforest Aliance Certified, it doesn’t mean it’s a good cuppa.

It’s indeed quite strong and bitter, but as well somehow plain in tates. I couldn’t notice anything but bitterness. Two minutes steep caused it wasn’t ovewhelming though. There was some other note, which I could call malty, but not really sure about that. And that typical Lipton’s cardboard…

Flavors: Bitter, Cardboard, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
gmathis

Poor Lipton. Nobody loves them here :)

Martin Bednář

I don’t look at brand, sometimes their teas are decent. But not this one.

Courtney

‘Typical Liptons’ cardborad’ haha!

Mastress Alita

I actually know exactly what “typical Lipton’s cardboard” tastes like. I always assumed it was me having a reaction to the type of paper they use for their teabags… and they aren’t the only tea company where I’ve tasted “paper” or “cardboard” notes from the bags.

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Persian Earl Grey. 3 words chosen randomly from a dictionary, strung together in seemingly no rhythm nor reason. When I think of Persian I think of a cat roaming around in the sand. When I think of Earl I think of the man who moved into my neighborhood last year, knocking on my door informing me that he is in fact a sexual predator. Grey, an indecisive color. You’re either black or white. Choose one. However, when blended together a sort of harmony arises. Gone with the indecision. Gone with the fear of being sexually assaulted. Gone with the smell of a sweaty cat. Instead, a nice consensual rainbow of sweet aroma arises in an otherwise normal tea mug. When you drink this tea you feel like Cyrpus the Great ruling the once great empire of Persia. you feel like a lion, king of the jungle, shaking the ground with its mighty roar. You feel as though all color has become brighter, clearer, and more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Just kidding. This tea is just ok. 5/10

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
17 tasting notes

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drank Lipton Black Tea by Lipton
17 tasting notes

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drank Decaffeinated Hot Tea by Lipton
1146 tasting notes

Whoops, I made myself this tea and then left it behind all day to work on a jigsaw puzzle. The flavor is honestly perfectly good. Nothing special about it, but it’s decently robust, and I’m enjoying my cup of it with some milk. The reviews are way too hard on this one.

gmathis

That’s true: Lipton doesn’t get a lot of love around here. I have had fair-to-decent experiences with their plain looseleaf teas and some of their pyramid bag varieties, but our local stores don’t stock anything but their standard unflavored black varieties.

Martin Bednář

Lipton is hit or miss. I actually don’t mind the flavoured stuff, I never had thier loose leaf. But the Yellow Label; and few other bagged I had were cardboard-y to me somehow.

Shae

Lipton is my go-to for sweet iced tea. I’ve never tried any of their loose leaf or flavored blends though.

gmathis

I just flipped through the current product listing — I think the pyramid bags I thought were OK are all long gone.

AJRimmer

Aw, that’s unfortunate that they discontinued them! I’ve never actually bought Lipton before, but I think I’ve generally enjoyed the teas of theirs I’ve come across.

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drank Persian Earl Grey by Lipton
1 tasting notes

A classic and one of my go-to’s whenever I’m in the mood for a cup! You can’t go wrong with this Earl Grey.

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Flavors: Peach

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Matcha Green Tea and Mint by Lipton
1394 tasting notes

It’s very unlike me to actually turn to a green tea as my first choice, especially my first choice of the morning. Maybe it’s the mint that’s calling to me or maybe it’s the matcha. Or both perhaps.

The flavor isn’t anything too special, not even really very minty. I have another bag of this but I’m not really in a hurry to have it again soon.

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drank Orange by Lipton
7 tasting notes

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Cold Brew sip down.

This is a delicious tea cold brewed. It is slightly bitter but leaves a peachy aftertaste like those peachy rings from the old days.

I have mixed feelings about this tea. I just finished putting in my last few bags into jars to cold brew overnight. I got this box of these 18 pyramids my freshman year of college in 2013!! I was just getting started with drinking tea as it seemed like the easier option to pop into mug to take to class. This was one of two boxes of tea I first bought. I remember thinking that it was fancy and luxurious because of the satiny pyramid sachets. I knew nothing about tea at this point at least compared to what I now know. I would wake in the mornings and make boiling hot water in either my microwave or more often in my coffee maker. I would remove the tags and chuck in one of the two flavors (the other being blueberry flavored tea) into my magenta mug along with the boiling water and carry it around steeping for 6+ hours. Knowing what I know, it seems sacrilegious to add boiling water to white tea. Although I did not know at that time, I was burning the tea leaves and drinking bitter tea which is why I probably only used about 3 of the white tea bags that year. I ended up using all the blueberry tea which either masked the burned tea flavor or it was an herbal tea. I carried this box with me for the next couple of year through 3 moves and used maybe 3 more bags in that time. I ended up exploring tea and fell into the rabbit hole of tea.

This box of tea was forgotten for almost 5 years until the day I discovered it hiding at the back of the cupboard and decided to try it again. It was still bitter even though I made it with the correct temperature and steep time. I ended up playing a little with steep time to no avail. I gave up for a few months but once again it found its way out while I was searching for something else. This time, I decided to cold steep it and it still came out better yet still bitter. It turns out that it is just mediocre tea. I could not bring myself to get rid of it after I decided to lug it around on all my moves, so I decided to embrace the bitterness and finish off the 18 sachet box 7 years later. Although its bitter, it is very flavorful.

It brought back so many memories :)

tea-sipper

It’s rare we get to see the history of an entire box of tea. :D

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48
drank Green Tea by Lipton
260 tasting notes

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drank Green Tea by Lipton
260 tasting notes

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drank Green Tea by Lipton
260 tasting notes

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drank Green Tea by Lipton
260 tasting notes

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48
drank Green Tea by Lipton
260 tasting notes

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