Lately it seemed like I couldn't get through the day without at least 2 cups of coffee. Since I hate feeling like I'm addicted to anything, I decided to give it up a few weeks ago. I always loved tea, and still drank it a few times a week, but since getting rid of that coffee addiction I have made it my mission to try every brand of tea I can find in the supermarkets. After finishing off the last packs of ginger tea that I brought back with me from Christmas in Jamaica, I spotted Lipton Herbal Tea Ginger Twist and I was all over it. I absolutely loved the Jamaican Ginger Tea, so I expected nothing less of Lipton - one of the largest retailers of tea in the World. But, alas, I was disappointed.
This tea is just weak. The taste of ginger is so faint that you might miss it. All I could really taste was the sweetness of the 2 Splenda that I added. I expected a strong taste of ginger that leaves your throat a little raspy! I understand that Lipton is probably trying to please the folks who don't want it to be too strong, but what resulted is a generic flavorless tea.
The Lipton Ginger Twist Herbal Tea is 100% natural, calorie free and caffeine free. I should have paid closer attention to the name Ginger Twist and then I might not have been so surprised about the lack of a ginger taste. A look at the ingredients list shows htat ginger is not the only, or even the first ingredient. There is orange peel, ginger root, coriander, lemon grass, roasted chicory root, cinnamon, hibiscus flowers, licorice root, natural citrus flavor (soy) and cloves.
A box of Lipton Ginger Twist Herbal Tea with 20 tea bags, cost $2.50. Even though this is 100% natural, I still expect that if "ginger" is in the name, then I should get some ginger in the taste. I didn't think I would ever find a tea that would get less than a 5 star rating, but ... here it is. There are a few reviews on Amazon.com that think this tea is great however although I love you Lipton, I'm passing on this tea.