Loose Black Tea

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Brand:Lipton Tea
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Loose Black Tea - Buy on Amazon*

This tea's info last updated: Aug. 13, 2018

Commercial Description

LiptonĀ® hand selects the freshest, high-grown tea leaves to make the finest quality blend. This loose tea blend made from Orange Pekoe and Pekoe cut black tea is the ideal blend for the perfect cup of tea.

RateTea Notes

This blend contains larger, more intact pieces of tea leaves than Lipton's basic black tea bags.

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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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I've had this tea long ago, way before I created RateTea, but I couldn't remember it well enough to review it. I recently had the opportunity to try it again and write a proper review.

This is way ahead of Lipton's tea bags. The dry leaf is moderately aromatic, with some of the qualities of high-grown teas like Darjeeling and Ceylon, and some of the richer, maltier characteristics of teas like Assam and Kenyan teas. Balanced aroma. The leaf is broken, but looks to be orthodox (not mechanically processed/CTC).

Brews up a rich, dark colored cup which was less aromatic than I had expected, given the pleasant smell of the leaf. Flavor is very balanced and pleasant. I find the flavor much smoother than the tea bag, which becomes unpleasantly astringent and harsh easily. Easy to brew...unlike Lipton's tea bags, I find this isn't fussy about steeping time, probably because it has larger, more intact pieces of leaf, which are slower to infuse (and don't make the cup too bitter as easily).

The price is pretty reasonable, especially when compared to various mainstream tea bags, and even some higher-end loose tea brands. However, I can't see buying this when companies like Ahmad tea offer a product that is, in my opinion, both cheaper and higher quality.

Interesting to try, and I'd certainly recommend checking this out, especially for people who drink Lipton and want to try loose tea. It really is dramatically better than the tea bags--harder to oversteep and much more pleasing tasting.
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