Lipton Lemon Ginseng Green Tea Review
An OK Lemon Green Tea
Summary : This tea, while not in the same league as Celestial
Seasonings Honey Lemon Ginseng Green Tea, isn't too bad. But for
a lemon green tea, this one isn't too shabby.
Review : Let me be straightforward here. I was FULLY
expecting to despise this tea. After my unfortunate tasting experience
with Liptons Honey Green Tea,
I was under no illusions that I might like this tea. I was fully expecting
this tea to find my drain after a few sips.
So, with an evil attitude, I opened up the tea foil and wasn't exactly
impressed, making my attitude all that more evil. Out of the bag the
tea basically smelled like a very weak lemon flavored green tea, which
is ultimately what this tea is.
Liptons Lemon Ginseng Green Tea contains the following ingredeints :
Green tea, natural lemon flavor with other natural flavors (contains
soy lecithin), panax ginseng, and lemon grass.
This is how Liption describes this tea on their website : "LIPTON
has combined the tangy taste of lemon and the benefits of ginseng with
our pure green tea to create a drink full of clean, all natural taste
and vitality. It’s a tea for the exotic seeking tea drinker. And
it’s a great way to get a healthy dose of protective flavonoid
In addition to the unpleasant experience of tasting a previous Lipton
Flavored Green Tea, I was also expecting the worse from this tea due
to the "odd" way it is brewed. Lipton plainly states to use
boiling water and to let the tea brew for 1 to 1.5 minutes. Definitely
different. And, I expect, one of the reasons I hated their Honey
Green Tea so much.
Still, I'm a survivor, so I pressed on. The tea, during the short brewing
period, did faintly raise my hopes a bit. The fragrance was a bit like
a weak lemon tea. I like lemon teas, so my emotional defenses collapsed
a bit, perhaps on the hope that I could possibly like this tea
to some degree.
And you know what, I did like this tea. OK. Let's not go overboard here.
This tea isn't the best invention since white bread, but it's not too
shabby either. The tea, to sum it up, is basically a weak lemon flavored
tea. You can taste a hint of green tea, but by and large this is simply
a weak lemon tea with a "hint of green" thrown in for good
Recommendation : Yes, if you like a lemon tea, you'll
likely enjoy this tea to some degree. Not for "pure green tea" drinkers,
since the taste of the green tea here is weak and not especially great.
But the lemon in the tea covers up the relatively so-so green tea taste
and provides a pleasant taste overall.
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : Lipton Lemon Ginseng Green
- Manufacturer : Lipton
- Available from :
Lipton Tea at Amazon
- Type of Tea : Green
- Leaf Type : Bagged
- Date of Review : November 24th, 2006
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Pour 1 cup of boiling
water over the tea bag. Let brew for 1 to 1.5 minutes. Yes, these
brewing instructions go against normal green tea brewing, but
these are the instructions provided by Lipton.
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