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Web: www.lipton.com
Phone (888) 547-8668
Last Updated: Aug. 13, 2018

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About Lipton Tea

Lipton Tea, owned by Unilever, is one of the most widely-known and widely-consumed brands of tea. The brand was founded by Sir Thomas Lipton in 1871 as a grocery store in Glasgow. Lipton was already successful as a brand before it even started selling tea; the company rose to prominence through outlandish marketing stunts bought its first tea plantations in 1890. In 1893, the company opened a tea processing plant in Hoboken, NJ, with the intention of making tea available to a wider audience of less affluent people. Over time the tea brand became very widely known and distributed.

Lipton produces primarily black tea in teabags, and bottled iced tea, although it does sell flavored teas as well as green tea, herbal teas, and other blends.

In 2009, Lipton's only facility in the U.S. became a zero-waste facility.[1] Unilever has also engaged in other sustainability-promoting practices, including making a commitment to buy all its tea from sources certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

References:

1. Marc Gunther, Now that’s green tea!, www.marcgunther.com, Oct. 7, 2009.


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Difflugia
(163 reviews)
48 / 100
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Decaffeinated Green Tea

Style: Green Tea – Region: ?????
May. 25th, 2022

I bought this as a box of 40 tea bags. Inside were two sealed Mylar sleeves of otherwise unwrapped tea bags. I opened the first sleeve and transferred the tea bags to an airtight container.

The dry tea smells faintly of green tea. Brewing, it has a kind of strange, savory smell, like potato soup, but with a vegetal ...

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Tchuggin' Okie
(322 reviews)
49 / 100
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Here's another case of a tea with multiple marketing personalities across target audiences. RateTea states this product is retired/discontinued, and perhaps it is in the U.S. However, it's still available on amazon.com with an "imported" label, as of this writing (for nearly $12 per 20-ct box!). I got the remainder...

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Barsomn
(4 reviews)
45 / 100
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Black Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????
Apr. 7th, 2020

Lipton gets a bad rap. I get it too. It’s light, bland, and shallow.

I over-steeped my tea because I start with water that is less than a rolling boil, but really it was because I needed all that time to bring out any semblance of taste.

Lipton is a tea, but that’s about it.

You don’t even need two sente...

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Tchuggin' Okie
(322 reviews)
50 / 100
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Green Tea

Style: Green Tea – Region: ?????
Mar. 22nd, 2020

This is the last of a set of food-service Liptons I got from a cafeteria, an individually wrapped bag that I finally have gotten around to trying and rating a couple months later.

The dry bag had little aroma, which is nothing new for most mass-produced or food-service green teas I've tried. The wet bag has a bit o...

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57 / 100
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In an apparent ode to Back to the Future, Lipton, or at least its corporate boss Unilever, is again referring to this simply as, "Spiced Chai", as of Feb. 2020. Whether this is a renaming of their chai just for food-service purposes, or for keeps across the brand, remains to be seen. I uploaded a photo of the latest ...

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