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Not green tea
8 June 2017
I have been drinking green tea for the last 8/9 year. In those years, I have tested products from several brands, including this specific brand. This was my third or fourth purchase of Lipton green tea on Amazon. While I had good experiences with earlier products, this specific order really baffled me. This is ABSOLUTELY not green tea; it doesn't taste like green tea, it doesn't look like green tea. While green tea, when brewed, gives off a pale yellow colour, this one releases a reddish (the colour of normal black tea) colour. If you brew green tea for more than 2/3 minutes, it releases its bitter notes; however, this specific product from Lipton doesn't do that even if you brew for 15 minutes. Another aspect of green tea is that it takes a little time (around 2 minutes) to brew, but put a tea bag of this particular product, the water is instantly red. (See pictures).
What is confusing to me is that the earlier orders of this same product were absolutely ok. What happened to this one, did they put normal tea in packets marked as "Pure & Light Green Tea"? I don't know. But I am done with Lipton.