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Reviewed March 15, 2019
I drink Lipton decaf tea and my husband drinks the regular tea. The tea leaves often come out of the decaf bag...yuck! This doesn't happen with the regular tea bags. Are the decaf bags not sealed properly?
Reviewed March 14, 2019
Like others, I’ve been drinking Lipton Tea, exclusively, since I was very young. Recently I’ve decided to revisit my tea indulgence, and bought a big box of Lipton. Expecting that distinctive flavor I so craved, I was horrified to find, not only was it gone, but there is no flavor at all! What in blue blazes was the impetus to totally remove their distinction among teas? I’ve since donated my big box of Liptons and needless to say won’t buy it again - oh what I’d give to have the comfort of that flavor I’d so missed!
Reviewed March 12, 2019
I don't know what happened but this new tea flavor is not even recognizable, nor is it pleasant. I've been drinking Lipton for 20 years, ever since it was discovered that coffee gave me reflux. I usually get the packages with three containers of 100 at Costco but recently ran out so got one off the shelf at Target. I can barely tolerate it and am afraid to go make a larger purchase at Costco to re-stock. I thought it was one bad box but now that I read these reviews apparently I'm not the only one. Also I agree with the folks who complained about the floating tea, that escapes the tea bags... My last few months have been like that. I can tolerate that but not this icky taste.
Reviewed March 11, 2019
Hey! Like everyone else totally* disappointed in taste of the new black*tea. Years of using Lipton and today decided this is the last* box of Lipton for me. Every morning wondering what's wrong with this tea. Tastes like toilet water smells! Strange* scent and using two* tea bags for any* flavor* at all. Something really wrong* with this product. Glad I found other customers with same opinion as was unsure if my senses had an issue. Tea is not even clear but cloudy. Enough of wasting my money and possibly health by their ingredients! Shame, shame, shame Lipton!!!
Reviewed March 8, 2019
I have been a daily tea drinker for 50+ years. I use decaf bags and in recent purchases every box I buy the tea tastes like ant spray. It’s (how insecticides smell) the tea tastes. I’m on the 4th box and will have to throw it away. Lipton needs to do a quality check if the source of this tea is not being checked for insecticides. Something is hugely wrong. I see other posts complaining the same (bad taste.)
Reviewed March 6, 2019
Exploding tea bags/no more regular tea: I've been drinking Lipton tea for a long time. I liked the regular tea but for the last 2 months or so, I can't find the regular tea box for 100 bags. Instead all I find are the boxes for Black Tea. I don't care for Black Tea... What have you done with the regular tea? Is there a new packaging for it? If so, I can't even find that. The last time I was able to buy the box of 100 tea bags, 25 to a thin cardboard container in gold foil, the tea had a way different taste than I've ever had before. What have you done to your tea? Guess it's time to switch to another brand that has each tea bag in its own envelope. Or, I guess I will be drinking more coffee!
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2019
As I have just read, others have had the same NEW experience of the leaves showing up in my brewed tea cup as I have. I have enjoyed Lipton Tea for many years, however this experience is not pleasant, & it's not every bag. I may have to switch brands if I don't see an improvement soon. Also, I am not happy with the new packaging & since it doesn't keep the tea in the bags, what's the purpose??
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2019
I have been a tea drinker for 40+ years, usually Lipton. Recently, I have been experiencing Lipton tea bags opening up at the seam during brewing. I contacted Lipton and Unilever (Lipton’s parent company). I told them I suspected a change in their production/packaging process to save money. They responded stating they had changed part of their process to make it more environmentally friendly. If that were true, they would have made the change public instead of using it as an excuse once complaints begin arriving. As I responded to them... tea is tea. Respond to them by altering your product loyalty. They may listen to a loss of revenue.
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2019
I have been drinking Lipton Tea for over 50 years daily. And I'm not sure what you changed but the last two boxes I bought were horrible in taste. Even my boys noticed in my sweet tea. And the 2 out of every 3 bags break. I thought it was just a fluke so I bought another box and it was the same way. I'm sorry to say I will be switching brands.
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2019
I’ve been drinking Lipton tea several times a day for the last 35 years or so. However, I just purchased my last box. The change in taste is unbearable. I thought I had a bad batch, but the taste is bad with every box. I also notice the taste change around the time the box changed. I also no longer see Orange Pekoe. The box use to say Black tea/Orange Pekoe. I too will be switching to a store generic brand.
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2019
I have been a Lipton tea drinker for over forty years and my children also love Lipton. However the gold sleeve wrap makes the tea stale. So I decided to buy bulk at Sam's Club because they sell the individual ones because of restaurant use. But lately the black tea has an awful taste and the bags explode. They are losing loyal customers because they cheaply made these tea bags. So disappointed.
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2019
I would have reviewed long ago if I had seen this site. I have been very disappointed with the gold foil trays that were instituted by Lipton. I have been a very long time consumer of Lipton tea. The removal of the paper envelopes enclosing each tea bag is VERY UNSANITARY! These trays make it impossible for each person to take one bag out without touching the surrounding bags. I was so concerned about this, that I did not put the bags out when I invited guests over. THIS IS A SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERN. I have been using other brands of tea and will continue to do so until there is a return to better and acceptable packaging.
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2019
Since Lipton Tea changed to the gold sleeves, the tea is tasteless & quite a few bags break. I have been a daily Lipton tea all my life. Right now I have two bags in my cup just so it would have some flavor. I don't think I can buy another box.
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2019
Seems like this whole batch of teabags in this box are faulty, almost every cup I have dump, don't like floaties. I started to put a new staple in the top of every bag I use, this has helped the problem, but shouldnt have to do this. FIX THE PROBLEM FOLKS!!!
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2019
Been a Lipton Tea drinker for 45+ years. Come from a family of tea drinkers. Recently I've had more tea bags explode in the last 2 months than I've had in a whole lifetime. Nothing worse than a mouthful of tea leafs in the morning. Hope Lipton is working on a fix, because I can't have that.
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2019
Ever since Lipton changed from the individually wrapped tea bags to the Golden Sleeves, it has been a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! I continued to buy it because I was hoping beyond hope that the Lipton makers would realize that they made a huge mistake based on the negative reviews and change it back. Well... Since it has never happened and now seems to be more blah than ever, I have bought my last box. I don't know who they think they are kidding by putting "New And Improved" on the box. Should read "Cheaper To Make and New Blah Taste!!!
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2019
Have only been using Lipton Tea Bags. I love hot tea but over the last year or so, the tea bags burst and I have to use a strainer and hence have to reheat. Use to get the 312 pack at our local Costco but it has stopped carrying it. HEB local grocers have the 'not individually wrapped' type. So I ordered through Amazon but the problems persist. Lipton, please revert back to the old style packaging of the bag which doesn't break open.
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2018
I am 66 years old and I have been drinking Lipton Tea since I was a child. The one thing I loved about Lipton Tea was the wonderful aroma of the tea bags. No other tea had that distinct aroma and flavor. I am so disappointed with Lipton Tea now. The aroma is gone and so is the taste. I will be looking for a new brand.
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2018
I have been using Lipton tea bags for 50 years. Since the packaging has changed and the bags are no longer individually wrapped, I now experience broken bags about 95% of the time. Most break as soon as the water is poured. This is a big problem, and needs to be looked at by Lipton.
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2018
I have been drinking Lipton Tea my entire life and over the past few months I have noticed that I go through several tea bags to make one cup of tea because I have leaves floating in my cup. I will be searching for another tea bag from another company, I am done writing to customer service to only get a coupon for another box to only be further disappointed.
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2018
I have purchased and enjoyed drinking Lipton tea for well over sixty years. Lately the tea bags from the yellow box hot/cold use tea have been bursting with little or no effort from using a spoon to remove them from the cup. My husband is a machinist by trade, and we compared these newer teabags with old ones, and he thinks it is in the width of the seam, which is much narrower than the old version. The bag doesn't even need to be used with boiling water, just warm tap water, and the bag self destructs at the seam. Hopefully this problem will be corrected sooner and not later. Thank you.
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2018
About 1 out of 4 of these 4 pound lemon sweetened iced tea mixes that I buy has this repulsive burnt taste to it. I buy at least one of these 4 pounders every three weeks and I have to throw it out. If I didn't like other mixes I would buy another brand. I don't know why this happens but I feel they didn't mix it right and either didn't add the sweetener or added too much lemon flavor. The quality control has slid way downhill. Lipton used to be the best of the best.
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2018
As I read these reviews, I have wasted two tea bags already for one cup of tea. What is going on? I buy the 100 box, and in the past several months I've noticed more and more teabags are breaking. I have been drinking Lipton for well over 40 years. Another consumer product cheaping out for the almighty dollar. Wake up LIPTON, Greed is not good.
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2018
Recently I have noticed the tea bags are bursting. I have been a consumer of Lipton tea for years and never encountered this. I am wondering if they are, as many others are trying to save money by using an inferior product? As they package millions of tea bags this can add up quickly.
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2018
As a Lipton black tea drinker of over 40 years, it’s like some counterfeit tea now. Last month I bought a 1/2 pound of loose tea, not the green stuff. It’s tasteless and is missing the long loved aroma of the thousands of brews I’ve done. I threw it in the trash and just opened a 3 pack of tea bags same tea. Omg my heart just broke as I brewed another batch, it’s missing its wonderful aroma and the taste, it’s gone, all gone and now just blaaa.
In the trash I just threw all these tea bags. Lipton you might as well be honest and fess up to your millions of customers that have used your tea for decades, you changed the ingredients, probably to save money and stuck us with this horrible tasteless aroma-less substandard floor sweeping junk. I feel cheated, and could understand if your industry had been hit by crop killing virus or some other catastrophe, but I see no mention of this anywhere. A search on the web shows I’m not even close to being the only one with this complaint. I won’t buy more unless it’s a diff company that has something to fill the huge hole you created for millions of customers.
Reviewed Sept. 18, 2018
At least 2 out of every 10 cups of Lipton Tea I brew end up with very small tea leaf dust floating on top of the tea water. The tea bags leak and the tea seems to be of poor quality with little taste.
Reviewed July 27, 2018
I have been purchasing and enjoying the 1 gallon bottle of Lipton Green Tea Citrus each week for several years now and loved it, but the last two or three bottles have been awful. It smells strange and tastes even worse. I think it's irritating my throat. I had been thinking that maybe it's me; that maybe my taste buds are a little off. So I've been forcing myself to ignore the discomfort; hoping that maybe I'll get used to it. Now after trying to drink this third bottle I've decided that it's NOT me. The stuff is putrid. I don't think I'll ever buy this again.
I tried to contact the company to express my concerns; hoping that they would respond with a reasonable explanation, but there's no way to contact them. None of their contact links would work and their chat line was disabled. So I recommend to everyone: save your money and don't buy the gallon bottle of Lipton Green Tea Citrus because they're something definitely wrong with it.
Reviewed June 9, 2018
I recently bought Lipton Tea bags. I put one of the shiny sleeves of black tea bags in a glass jar with a lid. I opened it up the next day and can now see that they have an odor of PAINT!!! Very disturbing! I didn't buy them for years because I thought I didn't like Lipton Brand. Now, I'm done with Lipton for good. There are so many good brands on the store shelves, many are in my cupboard already!
Reviewed May 26, 2018
I have been drinking Lipton tea for 67 yrs. I have been making Lipton Tea for over 50 yrs. & I have never seen the label on the bags fall apart like they do now. I bring my tea bags to a boil in water. Then let them seep for a little bit to cool off. The same as I've done for years. Now I have tiny pieces of the label in the tea. Yesterday my husband coughed up a piece. It's nasty & could be unsafe. Someone needs to look into this. Thank you.
Reviewed April 22, 2018
I and my family have huge fans of Lipton Tea for as many years as I can remember. As a child growing up and grocery shopping with my mother, I knew better than to put any other brand in our shopping cart. It was Lipton only. I learned this tradition, and as a young wife and mother myself, I strictly adhered to the same process. My children knew early on to not dare even think about any other brand of tea. Well today I am almost 70 and I have been having issues with the gallon size tea bags so I went to the single bags and the tea has been horrible. I went back to buying loose tea as this was what I had been reared on. We used a few boxes of loose tea and oh my goodness it was like going back in time. The tea has been wonderful. The last box of loose tea I bought was a nightmare. I'm on a roller coaster. The next box was bad as well.
The Lipton Tea has such a bad taste it's all you can do to swallow it. I certainly cannot place the tea pitcher in my refrigerator and have it for the next day at lunch time. I have to pour out the whole pitcher. The Lipton Tea company has lost me as a lifelong customer. It is like an old and dear friend has died and will not be brought back to life. I truly miss my dear old friend. I am truly sad to see the company being ran down into the ground. Shame on whoever is making decisions for this company. They need to get rid of these people and put someone in charge that cares about this company and not just looking out for their pocket. Must be nice to get large paychecks while shifting the consumers.
Reviewed April 15, 2018
Lipton Tea Yellow Bags - After my brewed tea (kept in refrigerator for less than 2 days) went bad - ugh and then also realizing what a taste it had - I decided to really pay attention. So I brewed another jar and used it right away. Could not believe the disgusting taste, so dark and heavy and acrid. Nothing like the old ice tea I used to make. Have so few delights in my old age, but a large glass of ice tea with fresh lemon hits the spot any time. Now I can't even have that. Like Coke and other products 'improving' their product... please go back to original blend.
Updated review: March 9, 2018
I just wrote a review about the deteriorated quality of black Lipton Tea individual envelopes. I had been buying it in boxes of 100 bags each. Last night I continued to search whether anyone was still offering the "original", not what they've been trying to pass off as black tea (but looked and tasted like the bottom of the bags) and discovered "Lipton Organic Tea" on Amazon. It looks exactly like the original stuff, is packaged in envelopes (careful, "bags" mean the "new but NOT improved" old stuff) but comes in boxes of 75 and is more expensive.
So I suspect that this was Lipton's plan: Offer the dredgings for a year or so, and then people will be willing to pay a higher price for the original tea (yes, I am but would have accepted a price increase a year ago rather than drinking that awful stuff for a year first.) -- I am forced to give this message stars. I gave it 4 for the moment but that does not pertain to the quality of the old tea, of course, and not to the new, which I have not tried yet but am just about to order, for which I reserve my opinion until tested.
Original Review: March 8, 2018
I was looking for boxes of the "old" tried and true Lipton Black Tea on the Internet because I thought perhaps Walmart or Sam's has changed to a cheaper inferior type of Lipton tea. Then I found all the comments here and really cannot add much, except I, too, became disappointed about a year ago when I ran out of the nicely packaged/covered Lipton tea bags because the quality changed drastically. While previously there were nice black pieces, now each open (no more cover) bag is like they are selling us as tea the dust and broken pieces that fell through the better quality teas above. Has anyone found any other brand that's equivalent to the "old" Lipton tea bags because this stuff now tastes bland, like it had been in dishwater or stored in an old bag. Yak!
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2017
I've bought Lipton's Diet Green Tea Citrus for YEARS. Over the past several months, however, I've come across several that taste horrible. At first I thought it was just a bad case that I bought (I get the large cases of 16 or so from Sam's Club), but now it seems I come across at least a few bottles in every case lately that taste this way. Some bottles in the same case are fine, and a few others I have to pour out, they taste so bad. I've tried different Sam's Clubs in the area, same results. It's even worse if I buy a bottle at a Sheetz or Bruegger's Bagels, those almost always have the bad taste so I don't even try there anymore. Come on Lipton, get this fixed! When they taste right, the Diet Green Tea Citrus is GREAT. I just hate having to guess which I'm going to get when I open a bottle anymore.
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2017
Have bought Lipton tea with citrus diet. For many years, here lately I will buy seven gallons and about four will have a horrible taste. Have to pour them down the sink. What has happened?? If this is a new formulary it's absolutely awful... Please go back to making delicious tea... Wished I could be compensated. I have dumped out six bucks worth of tea per week for several months now...
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2017
I have purchased the Lipton Green Tea Citrus in the gallon size for many years. This time my entire family finds that the taste is different and NOT in a good way. It has a more acidic taste... What has changed, it's awful!
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2017
I bought a box of 100 tea bags yesterday and did not know things have changed because they have always been a trusted tea of quality. I was surprised to see they were not individually wrapped like before which means no taking them with me easily. The real problem is the quality of the tea. It doesn't look, smell, or taste the same. I thought maybe it was just me thinking the bags were smaller too, so I came online to see if I was nuts about all of this, but now know I am not. What is wrong with you Lipton? I grew up on this tea and know what it is supposed to taste like and look like and you've gone and screwed it all up! The almighty dollar is not everything! The world is bad enough and going to heck in a handbasket without our tea doing it too! I just spent $4 ON SALE (normally $6) for cruddy tasting tea. The flavor is NOT there. The smell is NOT there.
I am tired of these companies doing this to us. Two quart ice-cream is now one and a quarter quarts for the same or higher price. EVERYTHING and EVERYONE is messing us over for profit! Maybe quit paying your CEOs so darn much money and take care of the consumers! I never thought my Lipton tea would fall to this level. I have tried many teas during my life and always came back to Lipton. This is SO wrong what you have done to us Lipton! My morning is ruined and I see many mornings ruined because there are 99 tea bags left. Even if I doubled up and only had about 50 mornings left by using two tea bags the taste and smell would not be the same. I guess I should just return this stupid box and get my money back. You're blowing it, Lipton. :(
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2017
Lipton tea in the gallon family size has changed negatively. The tea is very weak tasting after brewing. I thought if maybe if I let it steep for an extended amount of time this would help enhance the flavor. I let the tea steep for an hour but still got the same diluted tea taste. The tea smell has changed as well. I have been purchasing this product for the last 15 years, but not anymore. I am very dissatisfied and I WILL NOT be purchasing Lipton brand tea again. This product is garbage. Shame on you Lipton.
Reviewed Sept. 10, 2017
Grandmother fixed us Lipton Iced Tea every summer. It tasted best on the second day. We drank it hot every winter. I'm 62 now and use Lipton Cold Brew in summer adding an herbal peach bag for variety sometimes. It's so easy and tastes just as good as brewed. My brother and I did a taste test one day to verify. We couldn't tell the difference though he was sure he would. The Lipton Tea pyramid bags were genius. So flavorful. I see they've put out a concentrate liquid. Will have to try that but will always enjoy my tea just as Lipton originally provided; rich and comforting.
Reviewed Sept. 9, 2017
I have been a lifelong user of Lipton teas, also my parents & grandparents. In the last year, I have become increasingly disappointed in your tea. It is no longer flavorful, does not smell like tea (fillers, I've read) and apparently, according to recent reads, uses 50% more pesticides than other teas. It's time to go back to your roots!! NO ONE wants more pesticides today... and fillers are just cheapening your product and turning customers away! If you continue along this path, you will be losing the one thing you need... your customers base! My family & I are already checking out other teas and are no longer buying Lipton!
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2017
After several months and boxes of Lipton I am considering switching so googled to see if it was just me and found these other posts. In the past I was always able to get 2 cups of flavorful tea out of each bag and now am not happy with even the first cup. I thought maybe they were putting less tea per bag but seeing the other posts realize it may be filler? I drink regular but have tried Salada decaf and was not at all happy with that. I didn't consider myself a tea expert, but there is a very noticeable difference in Lipton over the past year. If cost cutting is the issue, please go back to basics and I'd pay a little more for the flavor I remember!
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2017
The local stores no longer carry Lipton loose tea. Also the new tea bags are not filled with 'actual' tea but ground up "stuff" that has no appearance or smell of "tea". As a 50 year+ user of Lipton tea I am very unhappy with the current tea situation.
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2017
As many reviewers, I too am a southerner who grew up on Lipton Tea. Having been served it at every family meal by my mother and grandmothers as well as aunts. No other tea tasted the same and just would not do. Several years ago I gradually moved to decaf and then to green tea, Lipton of course. The tastes were different but not unpalatable. I adjusted easily and because I wanted to have a healthier and "cleaner" diet, I made sure to always use filtered water as well. The last time I purchased Lipton I noticed the taste was off, but like others, thought it was just an off batch. This time there is such a chemical taste and complete lack of tea flavor whatsoever that I simply couldn't drink it at all. At first I thought maybe there was soap residue in my glass, so I rewashed it. Then the tea pitcher. No change. Bitter, chemical, weird aftertaste. Completely disgusting. It even smells different. Is there even tea in these bags or is it potpourri?
Honestly it's very sad. In the south, a glass of iced tea accompanies everything at every occasion. From births to deaths, weddings to heartbreaks and every occasion singular or communal you can imagine. Lipton was dependable and is no longer. Lipton has lost a 40+ year Lipton tea buyer in not only myself but also the generations who follow in my children. That doesn't make good business sense. But what's most concerning is the faith so many have - or had in this company. I'd love to ask... What's in your tea bags now Lipton? Because it isn't tea. What damage has been done or is being done by fillers?
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2017
I was raised drinking Lipton tea. I noticed in the past year or so that it doesn't have the flavor it once had. Also noticed when I opened the package, the aroma of tea, just isn't there. Today I bought a competitor's tea, opened the box, AHHHH, tea! Whatever you've done, you've lost a lifelong customer.
Reviewed July 6, 2017
As a southerner, I have always drunk a great deal of iced tea. My mother made great tea everyday using Lipton loose tea leaves -- great! I have always preferred Lipton tea bags -- five family size to make a pitcher. But the quality seems to have changed since you changed your packaging -- more dusty residue, less strength. I am searching for a new brand.
Reviewed June 26, 2017
I would just like to parrot the negative responses I've read so far. I would also like to add that as we have learned from Ralph Nader, the American consumer is one of the most powerful groups in the world. You can see what the American consumer has done to media moguls, like, O'Reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh, Ailes, the list goes on. All brought to their knees by the American consumer forcing advertisers to stop advertising their products for sale to consumers. This power is always downplayed or skipped over completely. It's still true.
Reviewed June 23, 2017
I drink iced tea throughout the day, every day. I grew up drinking Lipton Tea and as an almost 70 y/o, I have only ever bought Lipton Tea. But, what is in the yellow box bearing the name Lipton does not even smell, or taste anything like tea, let alone Lipton Tea. Initially I thought maybe I got hold of a "bad batch"/box but the second box of 100 was worse than the first. So, I thought it must be my taste buds gone awry until... I Googled, and found the reviews posted here... until I googled "What has happened to Lipton Tea." Oh my what have I been drinking? So, I am holding on to both boxes just in case... Disgusting.
Reviewed June 11, 2017
I have grown up drinking Lipton Tea. It used to be one of the best teas available. Not anymore. It's a disgrace! It is the worst tasting tea I have ever had! It's bottom of the barrel. I'm not even sure it is tea. Price has gone way up & it tastes like rancid dish water. How dare they screw people. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. Then they have the nerve to tell people it's their water. Lipton tea is the worst tasting crap they try to pass off as tea! It taste like dried stale parsley. I highly do not recommend wasting money on it. It's disgusting. Lipton tea used to have a great reputation. Now it sucks! Do not buy it. Ever!!! They obviously do not care about their customers!
Reviewed June 6, 2017
I recently was surprised when purchasing a new box of Lipton family size iced tea bags that the box was smaller and that the once individually wrapped bags are no longer wrapped with the paper wrappers. They claim on the inside of the box that their packaging has changed but not their tea and removed the paper wraps to help reduce their environmental footprint.
I have drank Lipton tea for many many years and the main reason I have stayed a customer for so long was the quality of the tea and the individual wrappers that I can just toss in a bag and not worry about the tea bag getting contaminated. I immediately noticed after brewing my first cup with the new bags that the strength of the tea was much weaker. The new tea bags are also noticeably smaller. I steeped both bags the same amount of time. I no longer get the caffeine jolt with the new bags that I did with the old ones.
It's pretty sad to see all these companies lowering their standards and trying to trick the public by lowering quality and the size of their products. I've noticed it from everything to smaller crackers and toilet paper rolls and now less tea in the tea bags. It's unfortunate for Unilever that they decided that profits outweighed the quality of their product. Reluctantly I will check out Luzianne tea and see if the quality is better. Hopefully Unilever will get their act together and bring back the good tea with the individual wrappers. Don't fix what's not broken I always say.
Reviewed May 25, 2017
Lipton Tea prices and quality have switched places. It happened with Southern Sweet Tea first. Most recently $15.00 for a box of 18, now it's Lipton's Spiced Chai $18.00 for a box of 18. They may make good tea just not THAT good, I'll be buying something else from here on out.
Reviewed May 24, 2017
I've been a loyal Lipton Tea drinker throughout my life. In the past 2 years, there has been a noticeable change in the quality of their product. The bags are no longer packed in envelopes in the box. The tea leaves look finely ground. The tea is much weaker than it used to be and as another reviewer mentioned, the bags also seem weaker and break when in hot water from time to time. Just a note: I drink iced tea, not hot and I have always followed the instructions on the box. So something seems to be up with the quality of their tea and the materials used for their bags. Cutting down on costs? I have since changed to a brand that is as good as Lipton used to be.
Reviewed May 5, 2017
The taste of Lipton black tea is why I purchase their product over others on the market; however, Lipton has recently decided to remove the individual papers that wrap each tea bag. Those paper packages not only keep the tea sanitary, but most importantly, it keeps the taste UNIQUELY fresh, crisp, & delicious! Now, without the wrapping, the tea has a VERY un-pleasant, common, dirty taste. As a southerner who enjoys tea daily, this problem just can't be ignored! I hope Lipton quickly returns to their higher standard & puts the papers back on!
Reviewed April 6, 2017
This is not so much of a complaint as a plea. I buy the box of 20 green tea lemon flavoured tea bags tagged. Have been buying for years and love the tea. Recently the tea bags keep splitting and breaking when you put it into hot water. I went through 3 bags and each one broke spilling tea leaves. Please could you make the bags stronger. I love Lipton and don't want to use other green tea but I'm wasting money throwing away cup after cup of broken tea bags.
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2017
Tea is not as fresh as it used to be before new packaging. The tea labels disintegrate when I drop the bags in hot water. After 30 years of being a Lipton tea lover, I am ready to hunt a better tea. I always have bought the 100 single bag count regular brew.
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017
Approx. six weeks ago, our local Walmart supercenter stopped stocking Lipton ice tea with lemon in bottles. When I asked store associates about the missing product, they advised that Pepsi stocks the product for them and could not explain the empty shelves. I found that Piggly Wiggly nearby was also out of stock. I traveled to La Crosse, WI. And found that the Walmart stores (2) there were out of stock, as well as several other major grocery stores that normally carry the product. It was suggested by a few store employees that there may be a distribution problem. I could not find any notice of same.
While I do not drink the product, my wife drinks several bottles a day and what she wants, she gets. For now she fallen back on a brand only available in La Crosse, WI. And requires a two-hour round trip drive to fill her wants. My concern is limited to the lack of information from Lipton and from the local (SW Wisconsin) stores about a sudden departure of a popular product. Is there a problem we need to know about?
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2017
When the cold brew tea came out I was excited. It tasted great, until about 7 months ago it has gotten horrible! I sporadically keep buying cold brew tea at different times to see if it has gotten better and it hasn't. Lipton told me it was my water? I have a reverse osmosis filter, how is it my water? And, why was the tea fine with the same water for the earlier batches of tea? I just have to find a better tea and make Iced Tea the old-fashioned way.
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017
I have been a Lipton customer for 30 years plus, very disappointed in new packaging. Half the bags I use to make tea with ends up breaking and I get a cup full of loose tea leaves. I am so tired of remaking tea in the morning because of your brand and the changes that were made to packaging. It's time to move on...
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017
Lipton was our go to daily tea. Since the new packaging and lesser quality, I have not enjoyed it at all. However, I find that in a restaurant, the old individually wrapped tea bags still have the taste we were happy with. If the tea can be made for commercial customers, why can't the public buy it as well?
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2017
I was fine scanning the reviews until I came to the notes about worms in the tea. Nowhere do I see answers or replies to these reviews. I can't imagine that none were sent, but I wonder. If I ask a simple question, for example, how do I open the gallon jug of Lipton green tea and iced tea, will I get a response? I've resorted to laying the jug on its side and hammering at the lid to loosen it. And just for the record, I don't buy Lipton dried teas because none of their flavors are strong enough for a true flavor. What a shame. The powdered method of stretching the tea leaves seems to have been a failure. They're just messy to use now.
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016
I have been using Lipton Tea Bags for years and the recent changes they have made to their product is very horrible! They should go back to the individually wrapped tea bags and back to the original recipe that Lipton is known for. The new foil tea bags are stale and are not the same product or quality that is Lipton! The new tea bags do not have the great aroma that the original ones did and do not taste the same as the original Lipton Tea does. Please Lipton go back to your original recipe and the individually wrapped tea bags or I will go to a different brand. Thank you.
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2016
My mother is from the UK and I have been drinking Lipton for as long as I can remember almost 70 years. I have become upset with the recent changes in your product and packaging. Let's begin with the packaging. Please bring back the individual tea bag packaging. I can no longer carry tea bags in my purse (tea powder lands in the bottom of my bag). I cannot discreetly remove a teabag from my purse and place it in my cup. I now have to carry a Ziploc bag. Ugh!
These 25 count "gold sleeves" in the 100 count box are a bad marketing idea. I would so enjoy opening my box of Lipton tea and enjoying the moment of the aroma that filled the room would bring back memories of a steeping pot of tea. That aroma is not there anymore, I believe you have also changed your raw tea selection, purchasing a lower grade of tea. I decided to start looking for a new tea, sad to say to the Lipton Tea Company. Please bring back individual wrapped tea bags and your high quality of tea... Your customers can tell things have changed and I am sad to say goodbye.
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2016
I just purchased, as I have for years, a 12 pk of Lipton Diet Green Tea Citrus. I like it because it reminds me of kool-aid and I like to put it in the freezer to get icy. Anyway, I was anxious to open a bottle and started drinking when I noticed this foul odor. At first it smelled like B.O. Then it got stronger and had a more chemical smell. I poured the tea into a glass and no smell, but the bottle is emitting a horrible chemical smell I can't get rid of. I don't know what this is, never smelled it before, but I think it's got to be dangerous. Once you get it on your hands, it's hard to get off. Beware!
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2016
Diet lemon ice tea - Been buying for years. This week it tastes differently and not in a good way. Almost like the citric acid was gone. Did they change the formula or was there a mistake in the factory and it was labeled wrong?
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2016
I recently purchased a box of decaf tea bags when I noticed the new foil wrapping - great I thought, only to be disappointed that each bag is not wrapped so when I open the foil packaging I'm not able to reseal it. I thought what was the point of stay fresh wrapping if when I open it I can't reseal it so my other tea bags get stale tasting. At least put a closure on the foil so the packaging can at least try to keep my tea bags kinda fresh.
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2016
I've been a lifelong Lipton iced tea drinker (50 years) and a gallon every couple of days. My choice for making iced tea was the gallon bags. Although I noticed it tasted weaker I really thought it was my taste buds. Good to know it's not just me! But the thing I've noticed with my recent purchases is my bags are now splitting open every time. I never had an issue before and now it is constantly. To Lipton: make a change or lose your customers and market share!
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2016
Still love my 100 ct. Lipton Tea Bags. Reading other reviews & realize, you can't please everyone. I don't mind the new package. Same product & understand the need to save on manufacturing today. Don't have any issues with product.
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016
I've been drinking Lipton Diet Green Tea Citrus for several years. I purchased a 12 pack of bottles at Walmart on Oct 7th of this year. The first bottle I only drank half of because it hardly had any taste and no sweetness at all. I also noticed that it had some brown sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Well I thought maybe it was just a bad bottle and opened two more and tried them. Same thing. No taste and sediment in the bottom. This is the only thing I drink other than coffee and water so I'm very disappointed!
Reviewed Sept. 29, 2016
After 50 years of drinking Lipton tea every day (in recent years from tea bags in the 100 box), I am abandoning this product. Life is too short to drink bad tea, and Lipton is no longer of good quality on a consistent basis. Frequently now it is just not even drinkable.
Reviewed Sept. 22, 2016
I am a 65 year old woman who has used Lipton teabags all her life. Since they had their 100 year anniversary, they changed packaging and lowered the amount of tea in the bag. They don't stay fresh, and I must use less water, giving me a very 'small' cup of pleasure! Please go back to individual wrapping and bring back the product you are known for. I might as well drink Tetley, for what I'm getting now!!!
Reviewed Sept. 20, 2016
There were tiny, moving, alive insects in tea bag which was opened by chance. I have been having your tea for years.
Reviewed Sept. 11, 2016
I had been buying Lipton tea for years mostly for iced tea. My husband drinks a gallon of iced tea every two days. Ever since Lipton changed their 100 tea bag packaging and made it all fancy, they made the tea bags smaller and raised the price. Plus, the tea really does not taste that good anymore. We bought Luzianne tea and made it the same way as we did the Lipton and were very surprised at how much better the Luzianne tea tasted and the price was over $1.00 less.
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2016
I buy the family size tea bags and the tea now tastes like mud without the paper wrapping to keep it sealed. Color of the brewed tea is now chalky looking. No longer buying Lipton Ice Tea.
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016
Very bad. Lipton has lost its name. It is not like before. Don't ever dare to buy it anytime.
Reviewed July 21, 2016
I have been buying Lipton Tea for 35 years! My last two purchases of 100 tea bag boxes have been a disappointment. What happened to the beautiful aroma filled taste? I decided to start looking for a new tea, sad to say. To the Lipton Tea Company... If you think your customers cannot tell something has changed you're WRONG!!! Maybe I will start buying whatever Starbucks uses because their tea taste way better than Lipton taste!! Saying goodbye to Lipton tea until they go back to their original formula!!
Reviewed June 19, 2016
I wasn't a fan of tea as I grew up drinking coffee. That was until I discovered Lipton Milk Tea a few years back when a milk tea frenzy of sorts hit the country. I was surprised at how nice the milk tea tasted. It was sweet but that's wasn't much of a problem. It was a bit pricier than Lipton's regular teas but it was still a good alternative to coffee whenever I felt like lowering my caffeine intake. :)
Reviewed June 5, 2016
It's no secret that Nestea is the much more popular brand of iced tea in our country. However, I've always been a bigger fan of Lipton, even to the point where I instantly recognize when a restaurant serves Lipton Iced Tea instead of Nestea. The problem is that Lipton doesn't sell one-liter packets like Nestea, so for someone like me who lives in a dormitory and cannot buy the big cans from supermarkets, there was simply no way for me to get a hold of it.
So imagine my delight when one weekend afternoon in the supermarket a few weeks ago, as I was walking through the powdered drinks aisle, I saw Lipton Lemon Iced Tea in one-liter packets. I was ecstatic! I grabbed about 10 of those packets then hurried back to my dorm to try it out. But I was a bit disappointed... For whatever reason, the taste is not the same. I can't put my finger on it, but it's just... different. And I hate to admit it, but Nestea Lemon Iced Tea actually tasted better than the Lipton one. I was heartbroken... After waiting and hoping for so long for Lipton to finally produce a packet version, it wasn't what I expected at all.
For anyone else here who loves iced tea as much as I do, do you taste anything different with Lipton's lemon iced tea packets? Maybe I just got my hopes up for nothing... But I'm pretty sure it's not just my imagination that the Lipton Lemon Iced Tea packets don't seem up to par with the usual Lipton teas that we've come to love. Maybe I'll try one their more premium flavors one of these days. But for now, looks like it's back to my tried and tested Nestea Iced Tea.
Reviewed June 3, 2016
Lipton is probably my go-to brand when it comes to tea. Of course, they won't compare to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf when it comes to taste and quality, but come on, not everyone would pay at least Php500 for a canister of tea. CBTL teas are for more festive reasons like rewarding yourself after a week of hard work or as a gift to a friend on Christmas Day, but for everyday drinking, Lipton is by far the best. I've tried Gold Leaf and Celestial, but these brands probably will take you one than one teabag to achieve fullness of taste. Twinings also has great-tasting, but also expensive. I also haven't found Twinings teas in smaller packaging. If they did so, they'll probably beat out Lipton in the market. Lipton stays true to the flavors it promises. Their green tea is the best. You can not only taste the authentic matcha goodness, but the warm gush of the tea from your throat to your stomach is oh so powerful.
I bought my mom their Yellow Tea variant and she enjoyed it immensely. It is rare for my mom to like cold tea (she does not even order those fancy milk teas sold everywhere) but upon tasting Lipton's yellow tea, she did her own concoction of evaporated milk, coconut sugar, tea and some ice. She let me have a sip and the child in me sprung out because of how playful the taste was (on considering my mom made it for me :P) We went to a duty-free grocery lately and I found this green tea with lemon and ginseng variation of Lipton. It caught my eye and grabbed one box. I was also surprised that the green tea only flavor was more expensive, but I went ahead and bought. I just had my first mug of that flavor and it is bursting with that zingy lemon flavor and that pungent ginseng note that married well to the herbal aroma of green tea. This is by far the best variant of Lipton I've tried and will definitely buy it again when the chance arrives.
This is just tea, so it's not as a pressing a concern such as car insurance or healthcare. But for the interest of fairness, I'll share my one criticism. I noticed that the 10-tea bag packs of Lipton are disappearing in the market. I've been to numerous grocery stores and all I see are those 15 or more packs of tea. I am wondering what happened to the smaller packs. I hope it's not gone for good. I'm also a fan of their bottled iced teas, my favorite is their Honey Lychee flavor. I am suggesting that they also come up with bottled unsweetened green or black tea. I believe that will be a bestseller, especially in a culture that now gears towards healthy eating (and drinking). I also would suggest them to try out more tea combinations, like creating their own Sleepy Time blend, or other blends that can contribute to certain bodily concerns (weight loss, fatigue, etc.).
Reviewed May 26, 2016
Being on a heavy side and with history of heart ailment, diabetes and kidney disease, I decided to have a change of lifestyle. I used to have soda as my daily drink with just a bit of water intake daily. I know it's not healthy thus, would like to change that bad habit. With my latest APE (Annual Physical Exam), I have an elevated cholesterol. A friend of mine said that she used to have high cholesterol too and she took Green tea daily. I asked my doctor about the health benefit of it and if it is true that it lowers down cholesterol in which she responded yes. So, I bought a box of Lipton Clear Green Tea and began to drink that in the morning in the office.
At first I didn't like but I have to because it's beneficial to my health. I realized it's an acquired taste because eventually, I began to love it. From once a day, to twice a day and now I cannot live a day without drinking green tea. Even if we have meetings, planning sessions or simply meet up with friends, green tea is now my choice of drink rather than coffee or soda and even iced tea because iced tea has the same amount of sugar as soda. I had regulated cholesterol since and have been recommending green tea - Lipton in my case since it has been the reason for my lowered cholesterol. Therefore, I'm happy with green tea and I'm happy with Lipton.
Reviewed May 24, 2016
Lipton, maybe, I think, is one of the best teas in the Philippines (compared to other "mainstream" brands for tea). Their iced tea tastes one the best. I really like Lipton iced tea to death!! If you want good iced tea, then you should consider Lipton in the teas you are selecting. :)
Reviewed May 22, 2016
We try to lay off the carbonated sodas (because of the aspartame) as much as we can, so our alternative is ice tea. We love Lipton's bottled red tea, which is often out of stock in our local grocery. We buy bottles of it during board game night. This is also what we serve when we have visitors at home or when we want to binge watch on our TV series or when watching movies at home or in the theaters.
Reviewed May 19, 2016
I recently made my pitchers of tea as normal... I use the gallon size. The tea started tasting sweet... I don't drink sweet tea. What is going on with Lipton? Has anyone else had this problem?
Reviewed May 3, 2016
I live in Macau and I was use to have milk tea by Lipton black tea at the morning and somehow I always have some symptom of Meniere's disease from time to time, that really affecting my work. One day I start to having coffee also with milk every morning just for feeling of freshness, then my symptom stop, and I'm not thinking so much, just happy about it. Until I try a cup of that Lipton black tea, I realised maybe that is the reason. So I stop for a month then try again, still dizziness for testing few times. So I decided to say something.
Reviewed April 21, 2016
For a number of years I have been buying the Lipton Green Tea with flavoring such as cranberry pomegranate. This comes in a box in individually sealed single serve bags. My wife and I pride ourselves in attempting to create the least amount of landfill waste as possible and we dispose of a considerable amount of waste in our compost bins. I was always happy that I could dispose of the used Lipton tea bags and packaging in compost.
Recently, the packaging has changed and is now a shiny, glossy ink-covered wrapper. In addition, the bag tags that I used to grab to pull my tea out of the pitcher no longer stay on after steeping. They fall off in my fresh pitcher of tea. I'm left with fishing them out with a slotted spatula. I have also suddenly noticed the wrapper says 'contains soy'. How does quality tea contain anything other than tea? When did tea plants and soy plants start cross breeding? I've done some research and am even further disappointed by my findings. I will discontinue buying Lipton tea after this box is finished. It's disappointing in this country, we can't even buy a safe, healthy glass of tea without looking at the ingredients and processing.
Reviewed April 15, 2016
Yesterday I opened a new box of my "old standard" Lipton Tea that I have been drinking for over 60 years and seen 2-3 package changes in that time. Only this time all the tea bags are open to the air and stacked in a box that cannot be sealed. I have a small bed and breakfast and long ago quit buying the specialty teas that are package jointly - i.e., several bags in one package. My guests typically refuse to use them. They feel that the bags have been handled when one guests reaches to get out a loose bag.
The pretty gold foil may keep the bags fresh and clean, but it has to opened to be used, and then all the bags are open and exposed and my guests today complained. I suppose Lipton thinks they are saving money and/or the Universe, and I will certainly be saving money because I can't buy a product that guests won't use. I don't even much like knowing that the bags I use even if only for me are constantly open. How disappointing. And indeed, the tea, once brewed, seems much weaker. I remember when I was a teenage drinker many many years ago that I could get two good cups of tea from one bag. I remember the day when that was no longer true. But not be able to get even one really nice cup of tea from one bag adds insult to injury.
Reviewed March 29, 2016
I have been drinking Lipton tea for 47 years. Since the packaging change I had noticed that there was nearly no taste nor aroma. I thought I had a box of stale tea so I bought another box and it was the same. Then I thought maybe it was me and I was losing my sense of taste (although I have no problem tasting anything else). I also noticed I got no pick me up from the tea. I complained to my sister who looked it up and found that many people have been complaining about the same exact thing. I cut open a tea bag and the contents consisted of a fine powder NOT cut tea leaves. I do NOT believe that there is even real tea in these bags.
Then I saw video of a consumer cutting open a tea bag that had live worms in it. Lipton responded saying those were NOT live worms but rather flavor crystals. Since when do flavor crystals move and curl??? I feel like Lipton Tea has slapped me in the face. 47 years I had been faithful to Lipton but that does not seem to matter. They have been ripping off the consumers since the package change. I have now switched to another brand. I DIVORCE myself from Lipton. Their brand can no longer be trusted.
Reviewed March 8, 2016
I found small earthworms in all my green tea sachets. I want you to take strict action for the same. Attached the images as well with earthworms marked. Thankfully I have seen them, others who are using this please be careful.
Reviewed March 5, 2016
Please go back to the old Lipton tea bags. These tea bags now are not as convenient to use, less sanitary and simply not worthy of the Lipton name. I will be switching to another brand immediately.
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016
I have been drinking Lipton Tea for many years and I am going to have to say I am going to switch. My last box of 100 tea bags were all open bags, not sealed correctly. So when I pour the hot water in the tea comes right out of the bag. Most of the tea is actually still in the box.
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016
As a former employee and loyal user for the past 50 years, I was truly disappointed with the packaging change of the 100 ct tea bags. The first thing I noticed, upon opening the box, was the absence of that lovely tea aroma. That aroma was truly part of the experience of opening a box of TJ. Lipton. It was definitely one of life's small pleasures.I found the taste of the product to be weak and not "up to the previous quality". Lipton tried to fix something that wasn't broken in the first place. It's kind of the same thing that Coca-Cola did a few years ago when they changed the formula of their product. Lipton even minimized the image of Sir Thomas J.Lipton. I don't think he would have approved. I hope they see the error of their ways, just like Coca-Cola did.
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015
I've been a tea drinker since childhood, raised by my English grandmother on Lipton tea. It's the only brand I'd ever drink because it was simply the best tasting tea out there. Over the past several months I've noticed that it's not the same tea anymore. It's weak, bland and tastes like a cheap Earl Grey imitation. It's not enjoyable to drink and it's very noticeable. Why in the world would Lipton change their tea and ruin it?! Very disappointing! I'll be searching for a new brand of tea now.
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015
Lipton tea isn't what it used to be. Tea is weaker and there is considerable sediment in bottom of pitcher. Would like to see tea back in its separate bags. Also, I read another review that pesticides are used on the bags. Never knew that. Why is that necessary? Shame on Lipton Tea brand. And Unilever.
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015
I have enjoyed Lipton Tea for 40 years. First thing in the morning and also 1 or 2 times per day additionally. The old English saying is: "I could murder for a cup of tea." However, I have noticed a negative change in the last year regarding the quality and strength. The tea is much weaker lately and lacks taste. The changes in taste coincided with the changes in packaging. This morning I was compelled to do a web search as I am sure of the differences. Yes, here it is - everyone here saying the same thing. I can no longer "murder for a cup of Lipton Tea". Time to change brands.
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015
I have been drinking Lipton cold brew tea for years and I just realized from doing research online that they spray the tea bags with pesticides. This really makes me unhappy. I loved their tea. I have noticed a problem in their tea. I have found that if you leave the tea in the fridge for 3 or 4 days after you made it, it has a weird taste to it and it does not taste like tea anymore. I will not drink their tea anymore. I'm going to go on organic only. It also makes me unhappy that Lipton is not gmo free.
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015
I grew up appreciating a good cold glass or cup of hot Lipton Tea. The smell, the taste, the 'AHHH' sound that you made when you took your first sip or first smell. It's not there anymore. Plus, the loose tea grinds are so small that some leak through the tea strainer. I am so disappointed. I have even doubled up on the amounts I use, whether its loose leaf or tea bags. It doesn't help. Over the years, I have returned to check out Lipton Tea's brand, but it is still not up to its past standards. What happened? Signed, 66 years of tea drinking experience.
Reviewed Sept. 27, 2015
46 years of drinking Lipton tea has ended for me. The manufacturers must think their customers would not be able to notice the tea flavor change. They could not be more mistaken. First off, the great scent of a newly opened box of tea is completely gone. Secondly, that is the clue to what you can expect when the tea is brewed, a very weak tea. Third, you use twice as many tea bags and it is still doesn't taste like it used to, so your $4.00 box of 48 count tea real cost to you is $8.00.
Lastly, they camouflage this reality with the "stay fresh tea trays", thinking to distract the consumer from the tea quality change. I dislike this very much, once opened it cannot be resealed, except perhaps with scotch tape, twice a day for me. It becomes stale, it's not sanitary and what do you wrap it in if you take it to work? Really, Lipton, come on. You may have dominated the world market in tea since America's colonial days but with the global marketplace and internet your competition will shut you down.
Reviewed Sept. 23, 2015
I've been a Lipton loose leaf tea consumer for over 50 years. In recent years the product has been changing and has now become so inferior, I've chosen to buy another brand. The Lipton's product packaging at some point changed from "orange pekoe/black tea", to some generic "loose tea". Now, the tea can be described as only "tea powder" with very few long cut leaves. This results in a very weak with little flavor glass of tea, even when increasing the amount used. Never in my lifetime would I have thought I would be changing tea brands, as Lipton's has been my family's tea for three generations. It's too bad Lipton's had to "fix" what wasn't broken. I've included a photo to show the difference between Lipton's and a quality orange pekoe/black loose leaf tea. Btw... the new tea is wonderful, like the old Lipton's.
Reviewed Sept. 14, 2015
I have been using Lipton tea for over 25 years. I brew a mug (mason jar) with two bags of the black tea bags. I have noticed with the change in packaging that there is a great difference in the strength of the tea. Sometimes it will be so dark I cannot see through it, and other times it comes out so light it does not look like tea. Plus the flavor is very weak most of the time. Maybe it is time to change...
Reviewed Sept. 10, 2015
I hate the new unwrapped tea bags. It goes stale and is unsanitary. You may think you are saving money but I just bought another brand with wrapped bags. So far, it tastes almost as good and I don't have to worry about dirty hands. Count up how many customers that you lose and soon you will be putting the wrappers back on, spending money advertising, and begging for customers. So what did you really save, nothing? You will lose loyal customers to another brand that they would not have tried otherwise. Put the wrappers back on!
Reviewed Sept. 9, 2015
I have purchased the Pure Leaf Unsweetened tea several times now. Sometimes it is really good and other times it tastes gross. The store I purchased it from was really nice and exchanged it for me the first time. But now I have bought two bottles and they are both disgusting. I won't be buying it anymore.
Reviewed Sept. 7, 2015
I have used Lipton tea for over 25 years. My husband rarely drinks tea out because he prefers my tea. The last 4 or 5 times it made tea, we've noticed it's just not the same. I didn't realize the Family-sized bags were smaller, so when I first made a gallon it was much weaker and tasted differently. Second and third times, same result. 4th time let it brew longer, no better. 5th time after noticing bags are smaller, I used more bags (6 instead of 4). Result: still taste weak and is cloudy. Disappointed because I purchased 2 boxes.
Reviewed Sept. 7, 2015
I was wondering about the black mold that grows on my tea pitcher and lid overnight and found this Consumer Affairs site. I also had noticed a difference in taste in the tea I brew. I have gone so far as to use 4 Family Size tea bags to make a pitcher thinking I just wasn't getting it strong enough. I have added more sugar to make it drinkable but still, it is not the Lipton I have drank for 60 years. As one review stated, she thought it was her aging taste buds, I had thought this also. Now I know, that like most old and trusted brands, some other big corporation has bought the name and providing an inferior product. So sad when this happens. I guess I will be searching for a tastier brand - such as Luzianne.
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015
I have enjoyed Lipton Tea for more than forty years. I bought a new box of lipton tea bags a few months ago and after making a couple batches I read the box and came to the realization that it was not just a different packaging. And as I don't have the box anymore since I threw it as well as the tea bags in the trash, I can't swear to it but I'm confident they either added some chemicals or changed to a cheaper grade tea (more profitable) and added some kind of chemical to mask the nasty taste. I would buy lipton if they returned to the original tea. However I'm not sure I'd trust them to not add something or change something for profitability. I guess it's no one cares about a great tea. This company will lose money. I just need a good tea bag now so I can quench my tea thirst unsweet with lemon.
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015
I've been buying Lipton decaf for a while now, though it tasted fine. I recently bought a new pack and it smelt horrible, packed differently, and my opinion tasted nasty. I threw it out, went a bought a different package thinking the one I had was bad. I got it and only difference was it smelt fresh. I gave my son some and not only a hour later he is puking, running a fever, weak and crying in pain. I stayed giving him coast liquids. Took him to the doctor who said it was a flu. I took my son home no food and only Pedialyte, he was up, running around playing with no fever. He asked for tea, so I gave him some and then AGAIN fever, puking, crying in pain. Doctors and I have concluded that DECAF LIPTON TEA IS THE CAUSE OF THIS! NEVER WILL I BUY IT AGAIN!
Reviewed July 22, 2015
Recently bought a new box of Lipton iced tea gallon bags. They are not individually wrapped which isn't really the problem but the taste is terrible. It's weak and cloudy with a terrible after taste. I will go back to Wal-Mart brand which I think is an ok product but at least it doesn't taste horrible.
Reviewed July 22, 2015
I bought Lipton southern sweet tea bags, thinking.... great, all done in one shot. It tasted horrible. I would never have thought of southern sweet tea being sweetened with sucralose. They need to state that it contains sucralose in big letters on the front of the box. I have drank Lipton tea as far back as I can remember. This is the first time I have been disappointed.
Reviewed July 3, 2015
Impossible to drink Lipton Pure Leaf tea from new square bottle without dribbling everywhere. Cap retains fluid which dribbles out when cap is removed. Plastic ring which remains on bottle retains fluid. When bottle is tipped to drink, dribbles down chin, on clothes, stains. Plastic ring continues to retain fluid after a few drinks, and when bottle is tipped, drips down bottle, causing sticky bottle and fingers. Also drips on seat covers, other clothing, stains. Special stain remover required to remove stains, if possible. Other bottle issues: square bottle no longer fits cup holders, tips over. Finally, taste of tea is inferior to that from glass bottles. Raspberry tea in 6 packs only available infrequently at Denver outlets, including Walmart. Peach tea unavailable in 6 packs anywhere in Denver.
Reviewed July 3, 2015
Your new packaging is not only unappealing (especially when displaying for guests), it is also unsanitary (with folks touching bags). I've used Lipton for over 50 years and I never thought I would do it, but this week when I went to the store I bought a different brand. You have lost my business on this one.
Reviewed July 1, 2015
Why did you take away the covers? I thought I bought the wrong tea and looked again when I went to the store the next time. The way you sell them now is unsanitary. When I am done with this box I will be buying another brand. I don't notice a taste difference like others but I have noticed it seems weak. The first "new" bag I used I thought I didn't get the water hot enough but that's not why it is weak from what I'm reading from the reviews. You have A LOT of unhappy customers and will be losing them too and I am one of them.
Reviewed June 30, 2015
The last few months, all of my tea bags taste and smell bad when I make decaf ice tea. I have switched brands to Louisianne and it tasted and smelled bad. The store brand at Walmart was nasty as well. What is up with this? Did the processing change? I have had ice tea in restaurants and it tasted and smelled normal. I have been an ice tea drinker all my life, and I know something has changed and not for the better. I would rather drink water than waste more money on something that tastes possibly like a chemical.
Reviewed June 12, 2015
The tea doesn't taste like it used to. The bags are tearing before I even make my tea. I have to dump the pitcher after one day. It used to last for three or more days of flavor. I also don't like the taste of the southern tea too sweet. Please go back to the original tea, something is wrong bad.
Reviewed June 7, 2015
I have been drinking Lipton tea for 20 years. I love the taste of Lipton tea. But you have change. The packaging. Where they are not individually wrapped no more. The tea bags are leaking the tea grounds into my cup of tea. It is very frustrating. I wish that you fix the problem so the tea bags don't leak anymore.
Reviewed May 20, 2015
Just finished a box that were individually wrapped. Opened a new box with the trays and gold foil. I'm making suntea, filling my glass jar with Brita water so it's taking some time to fill. I put the tea bags in as I'm filtering water and filling the jar. This stuff is brewing with cold water. The other bags didn't turn the water this dark......hmmmm. Reminds me of cold brew tea from Lipton.
Reviewed May 20, 2015
We don't like the new unwrapped tea bags; for an office setting it's not sanitary. For home use, they get stale faster.
Reviewed May 19, 2015
I bought a package of the peach iced tea and I realized it had the worst aftertaste. It tasted like how a stink bug smells. I got sick a couple of times off of it and threw up more than once. I could never finish a bottle of the tea.
Reviewed May 16, 2015
Don't like the new foil packaging. Tea doesn't stay fresh once the foil package is opened. Why would you change something that was obviously working for the last 50 years? Doesn't make any sense. Progress or regress?? Need to start a boycott of Lipton!!
Reviewed May 14, 2015
Lipton peach tea 16.9 fl oz - Bought a case of them and love the flavor but the tops are so hard to remove. We have to take a knife around the seal and then use a pair of pliers to get the lid off. If we were out in the car how would we open them??
Reviewed May 11, 2015
see if it was a different kind of tea or they changed the product. Everything on the outside of the box looks the same but they definitely changed something. It has a weak, lemony taste to it and I threw the rest of the bags away after trying several different tea bags in the box. PLEASE BRING THE OLD RECIPE BACK, LIPTON, or I will be making a switch. It does not taste good at all!!!!
Reviewed May 4, 2015
This tea has gone to the dogs so to speak. It used to be so refreshing and now it taste so bad it is not fit to drink. However it is like most other food and drink products now. Made cheap to save and make money. I used to be your biggest consumer, but now you have lost me.
Reviewed May 4, 2015
I recently, unknowingly, purchased a box of Lipton Tea bags and found that the packaging in which the tea bag was enclosed had been eliminated. The tea tastes weaker and the content seems smaller. A relative wrote to the Lipton Tea Co. and received a response that it was an environmental issue that caused the company to eliminate the enclosure. Environmental they say... well what about a health hazard due to the unsanitary exposure of the tea bags when handled by the public in fast food locations, self service areas, restaurants, etc? People reach for a tea bag and actually touch more than the one they choose. I plan to forward the response received from the Lipton Tea Co., along with my assessment to the Department of Health and the Surgeon General.
Reviewed April 29, 2015
At first, my impression of the new 25-bag foil packs was "well, it's greener". Maybe. 25 paper envelopes vs a large foil wrapper? But after trying the bags, everyone in my family agrees that the tea is weaker, almost stale tasting, even just opened. After trying many brands, my second favorite black tea, almost as good, is Safeway. But the new Lipton rates BELOW Safeway's, so I guess it's Safeway from now on.
Reviewed April 29, 2015
Bring back the individually wrapped tea bags! Please go back to the previous packaging. I can no longer just throw my tea bags in my purse and go. Now I must use a container. Who wants to drink a cup of tea when the bag has migrated to the bottom of their purse. BTW, how many calories does lint contain???
Reviewed April 27, 2015
Traveling with the new tea bags not in individual bags is unsanitary and traveling with them in a plastic bag and pack they open up causing money lost for me. Some is my travels don't offer Lipton tea.
Reviewed April 23, 2015
Glad to hear that I'm not the only one that thinks Lipton Tea has changed. Why would someone change a brand that has been so successful so far so many years? The past couple of boxes of tea that I have bought have had a noticeably different taste. After reading up on this, I am throwing out the Lipton, regretfully, and looking at another brand. If they change it back to the way it was, I'll be back.
Reviewed April 20, 2015
I DO NOT like the new packaging of the Tea bags. The old was individually packs, now they are in groups of 25 bags and not individually packs. This may make me try a different brand to get individual packs of the tea bags. I like and enjoy Lipton tea, but cannot carry a few with me when I go out for a couple of days.
Reviewed April 8, 2015
I have been a loyal Lipton Tea drinker since the early 70's. I'm dismayed at the package change. The tea bags are smaller, and they are not individually wrapped. Now I have to open the sleeves, find a new container (with lid) to hold them. It's very inconvenient.
Reviewed March 20, 2015
I have been a consumer of Lipton tea for 47 years, and before that, my grandmother. The bags are cheap and small now. More broke than I had used. I also don't like the new packaging. It is the only tea I would drink. I may have to find a new brand. SO SAD, a great tea was ruined by trying to save money.
Reviewed March 15, 2015
I have been a loyal Lipton Tea drinker for over 50 years, looking for coupons and ways to save on sales to afford the tea I loved. Recently I found the 100 package box were packaged in inconveniently packaged trays... Whose idea was this? Fire them! Everyone knew Lipton was "the Best" teabag. Each in its individual package with the wonderful robust full flavored black tea aroma and taste! No matter what other tea others offered... I always went back to Lipton! This is truly worse than "New Coke". Go back to at least offering the old version to those of us who are willing to pay more to this option!!!
Reviewed March 9, 2015
I idly read the ingredients on a box of Lipton's White Tea with fruit and discovered the presence of some kind of cornstarch. I read a few more boxes and find something called sunflower lecithin. Why are these ingredients in something that can be made more naturally?
Reviewed March 5, 2015
Why oh why did you eliminate the paper wrapper on the tea bags??? If you reinstated them how much would it add to the retail price? You would hear from 100's - probably thousands of more people if they didn't have to go through the whole process of "creating an account" to let you know their displeasure. I'm using a vacuum seal container which helps, but is a pain. Please put the "bags" back on the tea bags.
Reviewed March 5, 2015
I just bought a box of 100 count Lipton tea in its new packaging. I have been a Lipton tea drinker for over 30 yrs. I don't like the new way or the taste. Lipton better change or it's back to Salada - at least their taps don't fall off the string!! Why would Lipton change something that we all loved!!
Reviewed March 5, 2015
First, I was a loyal happy Lipton customer for 30 years until yesterday. I opened my first Lipton box and notices the dinky tea bags crammed together. I made a cup and found myself angry. I never had a weak cup of Lipton in my life. This cup was immediately after I opened the new packaging so it was not stale. The company altered something with this tea. I let it steep longer than usual and it still was extremely weak. I bought Kroger's generic and it had packaging similar to the old box with the individual packets and the tea brewed to a nice bold taste I am used to. I posted my objections on Lipton Facebook and they directed me to the following address. I let them know my objections: email@example.com. Throw this tea in the harbor.
Reviewed March 5, 2015
Please bring back the individually wrapped tea bags. What were you thinking? Was the designer a tea drinker? I think not. Many of us take a dozen of the individually wrapped bags from the larger box to keep on hand or to travel with. This is no longer possible. The gold foil and the die cut box are a waste of money. Had I known about this packaging change I wouldn't have bought this product.
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015
Lipton tea is no longer potable in the new packaging. There is also a distinct BAD TASTE in the tea I have loved for years. I will be switching tea brands until they fix the issue.
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015
Bought Lipton black tea bags in new packaging -- which is just fine. But the blend seems to have changed. Tea has none of its distinctive Lipton flavor or aroma. Tastes like all the inexpensive brands if not worse. What is going on?? Is anyone else experiencing this??
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015
I recently bought a box of 100 teabags. The new packaging without individually wrapped tea bags. This really is stupid because I usually carry several of the bags in my top coverall pocket so I can make tea where ever I'm at during my work shift. This is just way too unsanitary now and the tea dust just gets all over. I will be forced to look for alternative brands such as Farmer Brothers for my tea.
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015
Just bought a new box of 100 tea bags and found the tea bags arranged in trays and wrapped in a foil bag instead of being individually wrapped. I didn't like it! Then I brewed a cup and didn't like that either. The taste was off. Ok, so I tried another cup later and found the same off taste. Over the course of several days, I experimented with different cups, different sweeteners, different water sources, different manner of heating the water, and no matter what I did, the results were always the same - bad tasting, off tasting tea. What have you people done to the tea I have used since my grandfather first introduced me to Lipton hot tea in 1955? I have now switched to Tetley.
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015
I have been a Lipton Tea user for many many years. I feel that paying a dollar more per box was worth it. The last box no longer had the tea in individual envelopes. My reaction was "They cheapened the brand". I returned the box and bought another brand.
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015
With the advent of the new (no more paper cover, more Eco friendly tea sleeves) I've noticed a distinct flavor change (weaker), I've noticed the bags are smaller and more fragile. I'm very disappointed as a long time Lipton drinker. My next purchase will not be Lipton. You change, I change. It wasn't broke, so what was with the so called fix? Disappointed consumer.
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015
The last couple of times I made a pitcher of tea, something just wasn't right about the taste. I decided to see if anyone else thought so and found they did. I have been drinking my Lipton tea for over forty years and it has definitely changed to what I consider a bad taste. I will be picking up another brand on my next trip to the store!!!! I would not recommend this product to anyone! So disappointing!
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015
I have used Lipton Tea for the past 50 years and I am very disappointed in the new packaging. Not only are the wrappers gone on each tea bag, the bags are smaller like the old "penny bags" we used many years ago. The taste is different too. I have tried everything to get back to the taste I am used to. I brew my tea in a teapot and people always compliment me on my tea... but no more. I am not sure what brand to try next as this has always been my stand by.
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015
I love Lipton Mixed Berry Green Tea BUT whenever I buy a case, there are several of them that are IMPOSSIBLE to open. I hope the company fixes this issue because it doesn't make sense how some are 'openable' while others are not!
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015
I've been drinking Lipton decaf black tea almost every morning for years. For months, I've been noticing a fishy odor. I thought it was the soy creamer I use but finally figured out it's the Lipton. I've also been finding a film across the top of the mug I use. I have over 35 kinds of specialty tea, but I really like decaf in the a.m. I used to love Lipton. What happened?
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015
Lipton has major competitors that will benefit from stupid packaging like this. I just put my new box away - two weeks worth - opened to the air. If it's stale, I'll go to Salada....
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015
Have been a lifelong drinker of Lipton Tea. The tea does not have the taste that I am used to. Very weak, have to use 2 bags and it still remains dilute. I'm very disappointed and cannot continue purchasing this tea. Ewww...
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015
I am annoyed at the lack of type of tea not written on bags of regular decaf tea. I never looked before because there was never so many choices to choose from, and I only want the old tea I have bought for 50 years. I also am very disappointed with the packaging!!!! I must now wrap up a few tea bags to travel with in my purse. I believe the tea will now dry out quicker and can no longer be placed haphazardly into my tea canister. Very annoyed and disappointed with the new packaging. I believe the person who came up with the new idea does not drink tea!!!!
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015
Bought box Lipton 100 tea bags the other day and discovered they are no longer individually wrapped! Not happy with new packaging. I've drank Lipton tea for years; this is not going to fly with consumers! Change it back to original wrapping.
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015
I am unable to open the caps on this Lipton product - bottled Lipton Mixed Berry Diet Green Tea. Therefore, I can only gain access if I can find someone nearby to open them. I haven't been able to come up with a reason why the quality control department of this company wouldn't jump right on this major problem to resolve it. It really is too bad there aren't ADA requirements and regulations for packaging. Lipton’s choice in this sends me shopping for a more desirable product from another major vendor.
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014
On July 9th, 1996, I poured myself a glass of fresh Lipton Tea and after one swallow, my skin began to burn, the burning spread all over my body, I felt like I was going to burst into flames and wound up going to the ER where they diagnosed me with an allergy to the new Lipton Tea I had drank. After giving me steroids and an allergy injection, they sent me home telling me to not drink tea anymore. I tried several times to drink tea again, with the same result. I now haven't drank any tea since 1996. So what did Lipton start adding to their blend of tea that would cause someone who has drank their teas for more than 40 years to suddenly develop allergies to it?
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014
Been drinking Lipton for 45 years. Lately it tasted bad. The last box tasted like soap, so I washed my cup again, thinking it must have been that I didn't rinse it well. Same result. So; I substituted a different kind of honey. Same result. So; I used sugar: same result. So; I bought another box same result. I REALLY DID try to give Lipton all the chances I could think of, but no matter what I did, Lipton tasted like garbage. I threw the rest of that box in the can. I returned the last full box to the store, and bought another brand. Much better. Sad to see a good thing disappear.
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014
Unilever took over Lipton. I don't like the change in packaging or taste. Lipton now seems like a cheap imitation of itself. Why change if not for profit? Lipton meant quality, familiarity and WAS a comfort drink. I will boycott Unilever.
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014
I love green tea. This morning I drank a cup. I got a horrible pain, barely could walk to bathroom. Excruciating pain. I was crying. My stomach was killing me. I lied down and let it pass. I am so scared to drink it again but I looked for expiration date - it is ok. My daughters drank it and love it. I'll be more careful maybe because I have a cold flu possibly throat infection it caused an effect. Sorry for complaining. I'm just wondering if anybody else experience this rare situation.
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014
I have drank only Lipton black tea for 40 years. Same ritual every morning, every night and sometimes in between. The last 2 boxes of 100 black tea bags were in the new packaging. Thought it must have been me at first, it just didn't taste right. Tried steeping longer, rinsing my cups out, checking my sugar, and it still tasted weird and kind of putrid, like it was rancid or something. Came right down to the tea itself and I absolutely will not drink it again, especially after reading these other complaints that only confirm it is the tea. I am angry because not only do I miss my perfect tea but I'm sure that changes were made to the tea in an effort to save money, thus make more money. It is Lipton's greed that will eventually bring it down and so it is deserving that this will happen. Won't ever buy again unless I know it has been changed back to it's normal recipe/quality. Can't drink coffee so I'm feeling a little lost (especially in the mornings).