Monday, March 3, 2014

Vintage Advertisement - Lipton

Vintage Lipton Tea advertisement
I drink a LOT of tea: I prefer it to coffee when given a choice. Oddly, I am not a fan of iced tea - I drink it hot, even in the summer. In fact, I brew my tea in an automatic coffee maker.

Lipton was the brand of tea that my mother always purchased; however, my favorite brands or Bigelow, Twinings, Murchies, as well as Harney and Sons.

The tea flavors that I enjoy the most are Earl Grey, Lady Grey, English Breakfast, Oolong, Irish Breakfast. I rarely drink fruit flavored or herbal teas and almost never drink green tea because I drank more than my share of green tea in Japan. I do not add any sweetener to my tea and never add milk.

What do you prefer to drink - coffee or tea?

8 comments:

  1. I like the idea of hot tea, but have never developed a taste for it. Iced tea is my choice--no sugar or sweetener, sometimes a little lemon. For a hot drink, I like strong coffee with sugar and cream--only one cup a day, in the morning.

    I used Lipton for iced tea until we moved to Needville. I now use Luzianne. It works best with our water and tastes great.

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  2. Remember when Lipton's was the only choice? I like Earl Grey also but don't drink it very often. I only drink coffee when we go out, and then not too often.

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  3. I love my coffee in the morning, but tea the rest of the day. I do love iced tea, but like a good (non-sweet) hot tea too. I really don't like the fruit flavored teas or the sweet coffees either.

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  4. I like that vintage advertisement! I often drink coffee...but I really like a nice cup of tea too. I can go either way. I tend to like the kinds of teas you mentioned. No sugar or cream for me either.

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  5. My cousin will only drink Lipton tea, and she let's the bag stay in the cup the whole time....steeping until (I think) it's nothing but bitter! Yuk! When I make Lipton, the bag gets dunked for about 10 seconds, and then "get it out of there!" Then a bit of sugar with it! I know......I'm a freak! I do love the herbal teas, but they need to steep for 5 minutes (with a timer!), or they just don't work! But then.....no sugar! Again.....a freak! Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomile is a beautiful cup of tea.....love it!

    But I'm really a coffee drinker! Two pots a day......decaf, of course! :o)

    Love the old ad......and didn't Lipton come out with Brisk Iced Tea?

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  6. Both ...thank you. Earl Grey plain. Lemon Lift plain. Chai made half and half with tea/milk for a chai tea latte. I love herbal teas when life is stressful and green tea iced all the time. (Yeah ....I might have a little tea addiction going on.)

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  7. I cannot stand cold tea, but a cup of hot tea with a bit of sugar is wonderful in the winter time. My husband only drinks cold tea, I make it for him in the microwave and then put it over a bunch of ice cubes and he declares it the best tea ever. I just use the Lipton Tea bags..whatever the regular kind is. I tried some fancy tea once..and didn't like it.

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