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Postby Dagger2002 » Jan 31st, '06, 13:03

Ok guys I know I have seen a similar post to this before. but I can't find it so im askin the universal question. I made the switch to adagio tea almost a year ago and love it. But my father who love lipton hasn't. nad im trying to get him to make the switch. His Birthday is coming up so I was going to get him an ice tea set like I have. and some teas. I need a few teas that taste like regular lipton. He doesn't like any flavored tea. Or it would be a little easier for me. He only drinks it iced, and all day long.

thanks in advance


Postby librarianpirate » Jan 31st, '06, 13:52

You might want to go with the black sampler (not the black savant sampler) at first, and have him try a couple. You get six types of tea, which is great because the one I would most suggest for a lipton drinker is Ceylon Sonata and that's in there, but there are also a bunch others that he just might like to try once or twice after he's eased himself into the Ceylon ... Or you could just get him a bunch of Ceylon and one or two samples of something different for him to try when he's comfortable (Ceylon Waltz is probably a good one for that as well as Assam Melody or you might even want to try a Darjeeling!)

But while I'm a huge black tea drinker, I'm new to Adagio and haven't tried all of their black teas. I'm mostly going off what I know of these teas from elsewhere ... so by all means listen to others first.

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Postby dagger2002 » Jan 31st, '06, 13:55



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Postby chemistnwu » Feb 1st, '06, 13:43

Dagger2002: Does your father drink sweet iced tea, or is he drinking unsweetened iced tea?

I'm not too familiar with the Adagio line yet, but I would recommend an Earl Grey (I think the Adagio variety is Earl Grey Bravo). I feel the flavor is pleasing to Lipton drinkers, especially with one or two cubes of sugar. However, I'm not so sure about pouring it over ice.

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Postby Kestrel » Feb 3rd, '06, 00:52

As someone who drank Lipton tea for years because it's all my parents would buy for me (and then I got my own credit card, hah!) I really enjoy Assam Harmony, both hot and iced.

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Postby Henry » Feb 23rd, '06, 12:26

Kestrel wrote:I really enjoy Assam Harmony, both hot and iced.

Man very good taste , Lipton really doesn`t taste that good and everybody`s drinking that still.
There are like thousands of better teas than Lipton and one definetly is Assam Harmony , though i live in Estonia , i`ve had this tea couple of times.Sadly they don`t sell that in Estonia.

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Postby everythingok » Feb 23rd, '06, 23:16

Henry wrote:Man very good taste , Lipton really doesn`t taste that good and everybody`s drinking that still.

old habits are hard to break, especially when it comes to stuff like tea for some reason. but MAN, that lipton stuff, it's so... meh. when i was visiting the midwest, that's all they had anywhere except this one tiny little place with really odd hours. no wonder i was always so surly!

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Postby Steve S. » Apr 24th, '06, 17:39

I am responding to this way late, but for what it's worth...

Ceylon Waltz is definitely the closest to Lipton, at least among the adagioteas. Lipton is a Ceylon tea. Of the two that adagio offers, Sonata is more soft and round, Waltz is more brisk and lively. ("The brisk tea" as Lipton says on its teabag.)

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