What's equivalent to good old Lipton's?

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What's equivalent to good old Lipton's?

Postby KOJohnson » May 15th, '13, 11:59

I'd like to find a tea, loose or bagged, that tastes like Lipton's teabags used to taste before they stopped using leaves and started filling them with fannings and dust. Of course the company just sends circular responses to any inquiry. Anybody know of any more-or-less equivalent in flavor and texture? Thanks!

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Re: What's equivalent to good old Lipton's?

Postby MEversbergII » May 15th, '13, 13:39

I am pretty sure that Lipton uses Ceylon tea fannings in their current bags.

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Re: What's equivalent to good old Lipton's?

Postby teaisme » May 15th, '13, 14:47

haven't tried this but should be good
http://www.teatrekker.com/teas/ceylon-l ... ea-factory

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Re: What's equivalent to good old Lipton's?

Postby KOJohnson » May 16th, '13, 08:32

MEversbergII wrote:I am pretty sure that Lipton uses Ceylon tea fannings in their current bags.

M.


That's why they're different. Where can one find something like their original blend, made with real leaves?

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Re: What's equivalent to good old Lipton's?

Postby KOJohnson » May 16th, '13, 08:33

teaisme wrote:haven't tried this but should be good
http://www.teatrekker.com/teas/ceylon-lumbini-tea-factory


If you haven't tried it, how do you know that it's the same?

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Re: What's equivalent to good old Lipton's?

Postby Chip » May 16th, '13, 10:44

Hmmm, I am honestly not endeavoring to be a smart azz, and I can assure you that my advice is sincere.

I have heard this similar tune maybe hundreds of times since I have been around TeaChat. Trying to reproduce a past experience with a long gone tea. I too have been there and done that and with disappointments abound.

What experience has taught me it is often simply best to move on and perhaps explore similar origin teas, etc. There is a whole world of teas out there with seemingly infinite selections available.

Last time I read, Lipton used Ceylon (Sri Lankan) and Kenyan as base for its teas ... but if you are going back more than 5 years, Ceylon was likely the base. You might want to try exploring black teas from this origin. Upton Tea Imports likely has a very large selection from which to choose.

However keep in mind that teas from Ceylon can be quite variable as some are high grown, some low grown, etc. I remember they had a selection simply called "OP" that was actually very affordable and good.

Good luck on your TeaJourney and may it never land you in a final destination! :mrgreen:

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Re: What's equivalent to good old Lipton's?

Postby ethan » May 16th, '13, 13:00

KO, I agree w/ Chip's advice & add: talk w/ Upton on the phone for this one, if you still want to try to duplicate that tea

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Re: What's equivalent to good old Lipton's?

Postby teaisme » May 16th, '13, 13:26

yeah that's why I said it should be good, I didn't say it would taste the exact same

just offering you a likely improvement that might remind you of old liptons but add a few extra layers of goodness :mrgreen:

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