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SeeTheUSA

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  • Location: Neptune City, NJ
LIPTON TEA has CHANGED Fri, 03/1/13 6:00 PM (permalink)
HI All, I know some of you not only drink regular tea but also use it in various recipes. I've noticed lately that the newest boxes of LIPTON tea that I bought the tea are bland and mild. LIPTON for years has made a good quality tea in my opinion and I thought I was going nuts. Mentioned it at the little diner I go to and the owner's Daughter In Law said some people have asked about if the tea was bland or had they old bags in stock since the brisk flavor wasn't coming out.   Fair Enough, called the Lipton Tea Consumer Line and found out UNILEVER or LIPTON HAS CHANGED the way they not only are making the bags, but also what they put in them. Started last year but the whole line is now shifted with JAN 2013 from what they told me.  Also found out that Tomato Cup-A-Soup was discontinued also.   Seems IMHO that anytime UNILEVER takes over a company, the steady items that you've bought and used for years are either changed or discontinued right away, the only things not touched are the biggest selling ones. Just thought someone might want to know about the change. Take Care, Mark in NJ
 
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    Twinwillow

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    • Location: "Big D"
    Re:LIPTON TEA has CHANGED Fri, 03/1/13 6:44 PM (permalink)
    Greed! Pure greed.
    There are so many better brands of tea available today than Liptons that if you are a "diehard" tea drinker I'd explore using better, premium teas to buy.
    Twining's make an excellent middle of the price range line of tea.
     
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      EdSails

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      • Location: Mission Viejo, CA
      Re:LIPTON TEA has CHANGED Fri, 03/1/13 7:17 PM (permalink)
      Twinwillow


      Greed! Pure greed.
      There are so many better brands of tea available today than Liptons that if you are a "diehard" tea drinker I'd explore using better, premium teas to buy.
      Twining's make an excellent middle of the price range line of tea.

       
      I agree with TwinWillow. At the minimum, try Twinings, and if possible go to some sort of real tea room or tea shop and try a loose leaf tea such as an Assam or an oolong . You will never touch Lipton's again!
       
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        ann peeples

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        • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
        Re:LIPTON TEA has CHANGED Fri, 03/1/13 7:29 PM (permalink)
        My favorite tea, when making iced tea, is Constant Comment.Thats what Mom made. I have to say, in Mobile, the Brick Pit's unsweetened tea was awesome.....dont know what they use, but it was excellent.
         
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          felix4067

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          • Location: Near Grand Rapids, MI
          Re:LIPTON TEA has CHANGED Fri, 03/1/13 9:39 PM (permalink)
          It's not just me? Excellent!
           
          I usually use Lipton when I make sweet tea, because we always have a huge box of it and I go through at least a gallon a week in the summer. But if I'm drinking hot tea, I'm almost exclusively Republic of Tea, Tazo, or Twinings.
           
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            SeamusD

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            Re:LIPTON TEA has CHANGED Mon, 03/4/13 10:53 AM (permalink)
            I use Wegmans store brand decaffeinated black tea and Earl Gray when I make iced tea (both in the same jug). Less expensive and just as good as any name brand I've used.
            I was using the Lipton Cold Brew for a while, but it got too expensive. And now, if they've changed it, I probably won't miss it anyway.
             
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              lleechef

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              Re:LIPTON TEA has CHANGED Mon, 03/4/13 11:17 AM (permalink)
              ann peeples


              My favorite tea, when making iced tea, is Constant Comment.Thats what Mom made. I have to say, in Mobile, the Brick Pit's unsweetened tea was awesome.....dont know what they use, but it was excellent.

              I have to agree about the Brick Pit's tea. I usually get unsweetened because sweet is sickening sweet for me.  For some strange reason (probably the intoxicating aroma of BBQ) I got sweet tea and it was excellent. 

               
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                agnesrob

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                • Location: Park Ridge, NJ
                Re:LIPTON TEA has CHANGED Mon, 03/4/13 3:50 PM (permalink)
                We have been using Bromley's black tea or years. We like it best.
                 
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                  mbrookes

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                  • Location: Jackson, MS
                  Re:LIPTON TEA has CHANGED Sat, 03/9/13 5:18 PM (permalink)
                  For iced tea, I use Luzianne. The taste is just right for me, but I do make it a bit stronger than the directions suggest. But, then, I also drink coffee with chicory.
                   
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                    kland01s

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                    • Location: Fox River Valley, IL
                    Re:LIPTON TEA has CHANGED Sat, 03/9/13 5:26 PM (permalink)
                    We use anything but Liptons.
                     
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                      David_NYC

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                      Re:LIPTON TEA has CHANGED Mon, 03/11/13 3:19 AM (permalink)
                      For years I had been buying imported PG Tips tea from British expatriate shops, initially carrying a manufacturer's name of Brooke Bond. The plant was/is in suburban Manchester. Unilever bought Brooke Bond in 1984. I have been drinking the tea in the same cups I bought in 1981. It used to have a nasty habit of staining the cups. It doesn't do it anymore. It doesn't taste as good anymore either, either from the tea I buy in the expatriate shops or the stuff Unilever now imports from Manchester with 10 digit UPC numbers, a phone number for their US consumer relations call center, and sells through mainstream USA supermarket chains.
                      <message edited by David_NYC on Mon, 03/11/13 3:20 AM>
                       
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                        joclyn

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                        • Location: montco, pa
                        Re:LIPTON TEA has CHANGED Mon, 03/25/13 12:49 AM (permalink)
                        i noticed a change in the liptons months ago.  thought it was just MY tastes had changed and that i'd been getting the twinings darjeeling a bit more often and that was affecting the taste buds/preference.
                         
                        so, i wasn't imagining anything.
                         
                        for me, unilever is right up there with proctor & gamble - as in, avoid the stuff they sell because the always mess up a good thing when they buy it up :(

                        i really do like the darjeeling much better anyhoo...and twinings is one of the few that offer that one...so, looks like i'm a twinings girl now.
                         
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