Do you ever just want a cup of Lipton Tea?

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  1. Bay Pisco Shark
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    This tea, that tea, this flavor, that leaf, this essence, that herb, blah blah blah. Yes, I drink enough of them, but sometimes I just want a cup of Lipton Tea. Do you ever just want a cup of plain Lipton Tea? I know I may lose some of my gor-may cred, but so be it!
     
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    This just happened tonight at dinner. They brought out all these special teas in the ubiquitous box and all I wanted was Lipton. She looked at me liked I was reciting The Gettysburg Address. Yes, just plain Lipton tea, or Tetley if you don't have Lipton.
     
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    Always want something strong, like PGTips. Have to carry it along with me most times.
     
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    Typhoo.
     
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    hot tea, not so much, but a tall glass of Lipton Iced Tea, made from the pre-sweetened powder, is sometimes very refreshing!

    Dalandan flavored is my fave...
     
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    Brewed Lipton iced tea sweetened with real sugar can't be beat. It's tough to find anywhere outside the southeastern US.
     
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    Happened to me at the Hilton in Dubai. Best tasting beverage i had ever in the hot sun ... a tall glass of Lipton Iced Tea. Actually many glasses!
     
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    I'm with you there. However the other way to find good Southern sweet tea is to marry a Southern woman and that's just what I did [​IMG].

    Incidently you can also get close approximations at Cracker Barrel, Chick-Fil-A, and Mellow Mushroom.
     
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    I married a Southern woman as well. I am very familiar with those restaurants, all three are within about 2 miles of my house.
     
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    I can agree to that.

    Although I am happy to have the blood orange tea from harrods again in the house.
     
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    I love the TWG tea on SQ,

    http://www.singaporeair.com/mediacentre/pacontent/news/NE_SIATWG.jsp

    Does anyone know if you can still buy it at the Singapore airport? I always used to pick up some on the way through but last time I could not find any and also could not remember which shop it was. [​IMG]
    They do sell it on the plane but it is a very limited range.
     
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    Big thumbs up to PG Tips! Thank you UK tea lovers!
     
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    I usually buy loads of the Green and Black Tea Mix from Sainsburys when I'm in the UK. Perfect in the morning. Britons just know how to make good tea.
     
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    Lipton is all right, but I can't say I ever actually wanted the stuff.
    Were I harder-assed about it, Pisco, I'd put you way down on the
    gor may list; but I don't particularly care - the fanciest and best
    tea is, in the final analysis, just tea.
     
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    By Lipton, I mean any run-of-the-mill plain black tea. It just happens that this is like the Folgers of Tea in the United States of America.

    I live in an area with plenty of artisan tea and tea shops, with thirty different varieties of leaves, each from a special garden, each fermented just so, or barely fermented at all, each to be steeped at a proper time and temperature, in a ritualistic ceremony that will cleanse not only your own soul, but that of the entire block, etc etc etc. Even many local restaurants have quite high end teas that are high cost items to serve. Very fancy, in "bags" you could make veils or other articles of clothing out of, served in a nice pot that you would be proud to serve at home when Miss Polly Prissypants comes over for crumpets.

    But sometimes, just sometimes, I want to open a bag, put it in the cup, add boiling water, add some sugar or honey, stir, wait a few minutes, remove the bag, and drink. All for 10¢ or so, and even less if I've snagged the bag from a hotel coffee set up where I've stayed and didn't drink the tea during my visit.
     
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    I usually get Tetley's, but ones packaged in the UK (Canada, Britain). Always nice to have a cup of tea in the afternoon.
     
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    This can prove to be a very expensive way to get good tea.[​IMG]
     
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  18. I just got 50 different green flavoured teas and a tea set from my friend in China. No time to brew them, so for now I'm sticking with Lipton.
     
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    yes, usually ice tea for me. UNSWEETENED!!!
    I recall getting iced tea on my first trip to the SE, I was telling the waitress I didn't want her to put sweetener in my iced tea without me telling her to, the client (a SE local) gave the waitress a look of "I'll take care of this" and he proceeded to educate me.[​IMG]

    Mrs Sweet Willie is really enjoying this brand of hot teas: www.yogiproducts.com especially the ginger
     
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    I'm a big tea drinker but I haven't bought Lipton in years. My kitchen is full of teas bought at Tesco, Sainsbury's or Fortnum and Mason - not necessarily fancy schmancy teas, but I prefer them to Lipton or Tetley.
     
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    Exact same thing happened to me in 1988, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. From then on, we asked out local clients/hosts to recommend places that offered both unsweetened and "regular" iced tea ;)
     
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    with our first 80+ degree day this year on Sunday, I made a big pot of sun tea using Lipton bags, nice.
     
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    Yes, I often want just a cup of "tea" -- not necessarily one of the fancy varieties -- just a good, basic tea. That being said, I am partial to Red Rose Tea (available only in Canada) or a good Chinese Oolong tea. So, I carry some of both with me when I travel. :)
     
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    Only in the form of iced tea. On a hot day, when I arrive in a hotel room where I can make tea or get it from the lounge, I pour over a glass full of ice cubes for instant refreshment.
     
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    I honestly cannot remember the last time I had iced-tea in any shape or form. Hot tea, indeed.
     

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