Product Type: Lipton Tea
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Lipton Ice Tea Lemon
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Lipton Ice Tea Lemon
Date: 31/10/11, updated on 31/10/11 (151 review reads)
Advantages: Refreshing and uplifting clean tasting soft drink
Disadvantages: Limited availability in some stores compared to other brands of soft drink
For several years like many others I have enjoyed, a cup of hot tea with lemon or an herbal alternative but never Iced Tea. It took a visit to Canada for me to try a ready to drink Iced tea, which is as commonplace as Coke Cola and Pepsi. (You cannot find any dilutable fruit squash like Robinson's in Canada unless it is a speciality store catering to imported British food stuffs and then priced 10 times its original cost due to import taxes). Yes I know what you are going to say "How revolting!" but please do not knock it until you try it. I did and now I love it.
Most recipes for Ice Tea consists of a packet of powder bursting at the seams with vast amounts of sugar that never quite dissolve when mixed and diluted with water and an underdeveloped lemon flavouring, or the old fashioned recipe whereby a pot of tea left to steep and cool, adding sugar, lemon juice, water and lots of ice, although the only drawback from this old fashioned recipe is the harsh and sometimes metallic aftertaste that is acquired when tea has steeped too long.
Lipton's has created a soft drink based upon its classic Lemon Tea recipe without the harshness and syrupy sweetness of packet Iced Tea but with a more developed clean, fresh flavouring rather like a light after dinner sorbet. Available in ready to drink bottles sized in 500 ml or 1.5 litres or a 330ml can and with two additional new flavours: Mango and Peach.
The dark amber liquid is a smooth, cool and refreshing drink with a crisp tang of lemon that is pleasing to the palate with a hint of tea but without the ghastly metallic aftertaste. The peach flavour is delicate and subtle while the mango is more exotic and fruitful. It is a drink that is uplifting at any time of the day but wonderful in hot weather to re-dehydrate a parched mouth without the heaviness and bloating you associate with gaseous fizzy drinks and none of the overly rich, tart, and cloying taste acquired from fruit drinks with excess amounts of sugar and fruit juice.
The most favourable way to serve is chilled with lots of ice and will keep in the fridge for up to a week once opened.
The nutritional information list the ingredients, which contain a small amount of both fruit juice and tea extract. The typical values per 100 ml sold are: Energy 139 KJ / 33 KCAL, Protein 0 g, Carbohydrate 8.1 g, Fat 0 g.
On the Weigh-Watches pure points system a 200ml serving is an approx half point.
Lipton Ice Tea was launched nationally in 2002 in the U with Lemon and Peach flavours adding Mango flavour in 2003, which soon became the second favourite flavour in Europe after peach. Lipton Ice Tea is the 15th biggest selling soft drink brand worldwide and is obtainable in over 30 countries
Lipton Ice Tea is available in most supermarket stores. A 1.5 litre bottle costs around £1.60 each depending in which supermarket you buy it or a handy 500 ml bottle costing approx £0.80. Classic Lipton Lemon Tea is a little harder to locate but is still available.
Summary: A refreshing drink of Ice Tea ready to drink
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