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Lipton - Peach

This tea came to me somewhat by accident.  I was browsing the tea aisle, looking for a box of Country Peach Passion (Celestial Seasonings).  But they were out.  Normally, I'd just let it go and look another day, but I was really craving some peach tea, so I bought this instead.  It was a gamble, and it paid off poorly.

I didn't like this, at all.  The color was good, but that's about the only positive thing I can say about it.  It smelled bad; like something burnt, almost.  (Yeah, I don't know either.  But that's what it smelled like.)  That didn't bode well, but hey, I've had teas that smelled wonderful end up tasting bad, so why not the reverse?

But, no.  The taste was bad, too.  It's not that the peach flavor was too weak (my usual complaint about bad herbals); it just wasn't a good peach flavor.  It was sort of...bitter, and not very pleasant.  The more sugar I added, it got a little better, but that's only because by then I was tasting sugar rather than the tea.

I will say that I did something different than usual when I brewed this one.  (And that could be why it didn't turn out well.)  I somewhat expected it would be too weak, so I started off with three teabags, when I normally would only have used two.  I may try it again, with my usual two bags.  If and when I do, I'll update this review with my findings.

In short:  Unpleasant aroma, poor taste.  Stay away from this one.


Type:  Herbal tea (Peach)

Brewing Specifics:
-- 3 tea bags in a full 14 oz. mug
-- Pour boiling water in, cover, steep for 5 minutes
-- Remove tea bags
-- Add some sugar to taste