Lipton Green Tea Review
Your Typically Bad Chinese Restaurant
Summary : If you like those awful green teas you get
in no-name chinese restaurants, you may like this idea. Otherwise, go
and get yourself some good bagged
Review : My spirits had been lifting a bit in regards
to Lipton products. I had bought a Lipton Green Tea Sampler box which
contained 6 different flavors of green tea. The first sample was terrible.
However, the next three were surprisingly good, despite the odd way of
brewing these teas. As such, I wasn't in a "negative frame of mind" when
I decided to give Liptons 100% Natural Green Tea a try.
Now...what Lipton means by "100% Natural" is that nothing
has been added to this tea. It is just pure green tea leaves. Period.
Nothing else. Just like other pure loose-leaf green teas as well as bagged
varieties such as Tazo China Tips
Green Tea. Please note, 100% natural does NOT mean that this tea
This is how Liption describes this tea on their website : "Pure
and simple, our all natural green tea is made of the finest leaves from
around the world. Clean and delicious, make this tea part of your daily
routine. Plus, green tea contains naturally protective (flavonoid) antioxidants."
My relatively high spirits, however, began to sink a bit after smelling
this tea out of the bag. It smelled, sadly, almost exactly like all too
many chinese restaurant green tea bags I've had. And the tea from most
chinese restaurants is just plain awful.
And so I guess I wasn't really surprised that this tea tasted pretty
darn bad. Between the "odd" way of brewing this tea (pour boiling
water over the leaves and let steep for 1.5 minutes), the tiny leaves
of this tea and the uninspiring fragrance of it, I just knew I was not
going to like it. And I was right.
Overall, if you absolutely adore chinese restaurant green tea, this
tea may be for you. But, compared to quality loose-leaf green tea, and
even many bagged supermarket green teas like from Tazo and Celestial
Seasonings, this tea is really, really quite bad.
Recommendation : No. One of the least enjoyable green
teas I've had. I give it two stars because this tea can be choked down
without death occurring, but it does border on being a 1 star tea. Unless,
of course, you like those awful green teas found in most cheap chinese
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : 100% Natural Green Tea
- Manufacturer : Lipton
- Available from :
Lipton Tea at Amazon
- Type of Tea : Green
- Leaf Type : Bagged
- Date of Review : November 25th, 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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