Tea: Black Tea

A Black Tea from Lipton Tea

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Brand:Lipton Tea
Style:Black Tea
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I am new to tea. I am looking for good black breakfast tea. Being American, most of us drink coffee. I cannot drink coffee anymore, so I have switched to tea. Not many brands in my area. I bought Lipton because I recognized the brand. To me, it's ok. I put a touch of honey and cream in. Can anyone recommend a great breakfast tea? I like a full bodied flavorful black tea.

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Alex Zorach wrote:
on December 8th, 2016

Welcome to RateTea, and thank you for your first review!

I saw your icon...do you play French horn? I actually used to play it! I still have my horn but haven't played much in a long time.

I also find that coffee is a lot harsher on my body than tea, especially if I drink it on a empty stomach, it upsets my stomach. But it also has more caffeine and can make me jittery.

There are lots of great options if you want a good black breakfast tea. The best options are only available as loose-leaf tea, and loose tea can be cheaper, so I would highly recommend buying a tea infuser (the basket infuser from ForLife is my favorite, and in general I like the basket infusers that sit inside a mug, more than tea balls) and then buy some loose-leaf tea.

But even among teabags I think there are better options than Lipton. I like the British brands better than Lipton and some stores do sell them, at least the mainstream ones like PG Tips at reasonable prices. I think Twinings Irish Breakfast is decent, and I like their Ceylon too. Tazo's Awake is also decent. If you are lucky to live near Asian markets or middle-eastern markets, you might find some good stuff there. Asian markets have less black tea but usually you can find Keemun tea bags and Keemun makes a good breakfast tea. Middle-eastern markets usually have a lot of good black tea brands, like Ahmad Tea and many others.

Seriously though, it's worth getting into loose tea...it opens up a whole world! But even trying different teas from the supermarket, you're likely to find stuff you like better.

Let me know if you have any more questions about tea, or about the website!

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