Company/Brand Name: Lipton
Category: Green Tea, Flavored
Form: Tea Bag (Paper)
Origin of the Leaf: Unknown
The Leaves: Not applicable because the leaves are finely ground and hidden inside the typical tea bag exterior
Additions: Natural Flavor, Soy Lecithin, Sunflower Lecithin, Peach Juice Solids, Concentrated Mangosteen Juice
Flavor: A sweet-fruity tea, with just a touch of bitter, vegetal taste
Overall: I have to admit, that I haven’t had the best taste experiences when it comes to Lipton tea. But, when a friend told me how much she liked this tea and gave me a sample, I thought what the heck; I’ll give it a try.
I was pleasantly surprised. I actually liked the flavor of this green tea, especially when it is iced, and ended up purchasing a box for myself.
As the tea brewed, it filled my kitchen with a fruity-sweet bouquet; this increased my expectation for a positive taste encounter.
I was not disappointed; the first sip is flavorful and sweet. I found the fruitiness to be slightly “fakey” tasting, but not so much as to ruin the overall flavor.
I wasn’t able to discern the flavors of mangosteen or peach in my cup.
Of course, I’ve never tried a mangosteen fruit, so I have nothing to compare it to. However, I do know what peach tastes like. Occasionally, a somewhat peachy flavor did make an appearance, but it was quite elusive and certainly not a strong contender in my brew.
Then, to round out the cup, there is a hint of vegetal, or “green tea” taste, which at times even takes on a slight maltiness.
The Lipton Green Tea Superfruit comes in a colorful rectangular box which contains 20 tea bags. Each tea bag is individually wrapped in a paper envelope.
The package directions say to: “Bring cold water to a boil and pour over tea bag. Brew 1 to 1 ½ minutes or to desired strength.” However, I found that if I let the water cool to about 170 to 180F and then steep the tea bag for about 2 minutes, I had a better tasting brew.
Iced Tea – When I sampled this tea over ice, it took on a very pleasing malty taste, like beer. I quite enjoyed the Green Tea Superfruit White Mangosteen and Peach chilled much more so than when drinking it hot.
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