Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I was in the lower, slower parts of Delaware....where fancy teas and stuff just don't exist. While strolling through the grocery store there, I saw the Lipton Pyramid Tea bags and it hit me what a boone that really is to spreading the word about tea (and higher quality tea). People who would have no access, no introduction to tea are now learning that there are differences, and higher qualities of tea (and tea prep). Sure it's in its most basic form....but in many cities across America - That's all ya got!
It is very easy to be cynical about Lipton. I also take for granted that living in NYC, I have soooo many options to find excellent tea and people who are knowledgable about it....
I caught myself with a quick smile across my face as I spied the new Lipton offerings. I have not tried it, but I decided to be more optimistic about Lipton (and thankful for tea!)