Lemonade and iced tea are both refreshing drinks that are usually associated with long beach days and warm, humid nights. Mix them together, and you get what's called California iced tea - which is the flavor Lipton has been bottling in Brisk for years. So does Diet Brisk Black Lemon Iced Tea version bring visions of the boardwalk like the regular version?
I bought a nice, large 1-Liter bottle at - of all places - a truck. It was only 99 cents, which is actually a decent bargain for a diet drink. I unscrewed the lid and took a sip. The flavor is amazingly ... brisk! It's sweet and lemony, with a tea undertone. It tastes more like lemonade than tea, and it's a bit sweeter than I expected, but these are minor complaints. There's no aftertaste or bitterness, and I found it to be delicious and refreshing.
Tea is one of my favorite beverages - and dare I say, just about the only thing I don't think I could ever give up. I drink it at least twice a day - more in the winter months - I love curling up with a piping hot cup of tea, some Jamaican ginger biscuits and a good Dean Koontz book. I haven't been as adventurous as I should have, and mainly stuck to some good Jamaican Ginger tea all summer long. But alas, I ran out, and with no West Indian grocery store in my new city, I went looking for something new to try. I ended up with Lipton French Vanilla Tea - and oh boy was this good!
This tea is bursting with vanilla flavor and is naturally sweet - although I still add a pack of Splenda where I normally would have added 2 packs. I had sworn off black tea for a while because the taste seemed too harsh for me after I started drinking herbal teas, but it seems the vanilla flavor took the edge off a little and made drinking this tea a very enjoyable experience. When I finished with the box, I actually went out and bought another one - it was that good.
I was incredibly sick for the past 2 weeks with a stomach virus. This resulted in a short hospital stay and the inability to eat anything much for a week. The only thing that I could ingest with any regularity was tea. Luckily, Lipton has sent me a sample of their White Tea with Island Mango & Peach Flavor, so I was fully stocked.
The first thing I noticed was the pyramid shaped tea bags and the material is sort of like fine-mesh. Fancy. I enjoyed the light and subtle taste of peach, but I couldn't detect any hint of a mango flavor. As subtle as this tea is, after I drank a cup, there was an a slight acidic after-bite.
Diet iced teas helped ween me off a bad soda habit, and actually helped me to incorporate more water into my diet (you know it's a problem when even the doctor is telling you that you need to do it). I absolutely loved Diet Lipton Green Tea with Citrus, so when I heard about their latest White Tea flavor, Diet Lipton Peach Papaya White Tea, I jumped at the chance to try it.
It did not disappoint. There is an obvious peach flavor which goes well with the slight tartness that's also present. I loved the light, refreshing taste, and since this has no calories, it's perfect when you want a drink with a little flavor instead of plain water.
Since giving up coffee a few weeks ago, I have been trying many different teas. After having good success with Celestial Seasoning brands (Original Indian Spice TeaHouse Chai and Sweet Coconut Chai Tea are just divine), I decided to move on and try some Lipton Teas and reached for Lipton Peppermint Tea.
This tea is 100% natural, caffeine and calorie free, and the only ingredient is peppermint. To make sure that I got this at full strength I allowed the tea bag steeped for at least 5 minutes before I added 2 Splenda and took my first sip. Even as I put the mug to my lips, I could smell the peppermint coming off the tea - it's a one-of-a-kind sort of menthol type odor. The taste really wasn't overpowering, more subtle and not as full bodied as the above two teas that I mentioned, but it isn't supposed to be. There is also that slight cooling effect that is a signature move of peppermint products.
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.