Yes, today’s blog is more or less a comedy sketch. It randomly occurred to me that it might be highly amusing to take the worst tea i could find and apply my rating system to it. Naturally i didn’t want to spend much money on the venture though.
Under normal circumstances I would never consider drinking a Lipton tea, but I noticed this box of modern sachet “long leaf Ceylon” on the clearance rack at my local grocer. 50% off of $3. I have never spent less on a box of tea unless it was given to me.
Given that Lipton is 99% CTC blends, i was rather impressed to find a straight Ceylon, even if it’s CTC. In aroma it smells like… burnt tea? It tastes like one of my normal Blacks on the verge of needing to be thrown out. It does seem to have a Ceylon peaty note, but only just. As a CTC Black, it has a minute portion of tea grit, but it’s not easily discerned from any other CTC blend. Also, this tea upsets my stomach as if it was an Oolong. ^^
- Aroma – 79
- Taste – 83
- Texture – 75
- Spunk – 84
- Price – 70
- Availability – 72
- Appearance – 89 (apart from easy clean up, the best thing it has going for it)
Mean score – 79%
Not a failing grade (and i have given those), but certainly nothing i would ever recommend.