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Posted by: Rex, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 10:21pm
Can I rely on the quality of Lipton green tea?  At home I drink Itaru's loose green tea from NAP.  When I'm on the road, tea bags are easier. Lipton's does not taste as good as Itaru's but if the benefits are there, I can deal with it.  I look forward to your thoughts on the quality of Lipton green tea.  
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 10:28pm; Reply: 1
As long as it's just green tea, no "flavorings" or other ingredients, it's fine.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:15am; Reply: 2
Rex, why did you specifically choose the Lipton brand?  
Posted by: kauaian, Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:21am; Reply: 3
Quoted from Rex
Can I rely on the quality of Lipton green tea?  At home I drink Itaru's loose green tea from NAP.  When I'm on the road, tea bags are easier. Lipton's does not taste as good as Itaru's but if the benefits are there, I can deal with it.  I look forward to your thoughts on the quality of Lipton green tea.  


The Stash brand comes in bags & taste pretty good.  I have never tried Lipton brand.
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:33am; Reply: 4
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100505094203AAJrmRf

Before we assume this is true, you might want to check it for accuracy.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110125205732AA8THZ9

more information but still can't verify how these bags are processed without contacting Lipton
Posted by: passionprincess, Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:43am; Reply: 5
Lipton is okay for a store brand although nothing beats loose tea.

I found out that Bigelow brand does not use epichlohydrin.


The snippet below is from their website:

Alan,

Thanks for your comment and question.

Our papers are not coated with epichlorohydrin and do not contain any free epichlorohydrin in the product supplied.

Bigelow Consumer Service
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:59am; Reply: 6
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epichlorohydrin

If the Lipton tea bag is coated with or contains epichlorohydrin, I don't think you'd want to be using it.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, April 7, 2011, 1:42am; Reply: 7
If I was forced to buy teabags from a 'regular' supermarket, I'd probably buy Stash before I would buy Lipton -- if I had the choice.

I try my best to avoid the huge corporations' ideas of what food is.
Posted by: passionprincess, Thursday, April 7, 2011, 1:47am; Reply: 8
I think I am going to go for Bigelow from now since they explicitly stated not using the chemicals.

I used to use unbleached coffee filters because I figured bleaching paper involved a chemical process but who would have thought that even tea bags were being bleached! :(
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, April 7, 2011, 1:46pm; Reply: 9
Ideally, you can buy unbleached empty tea bags, fill it with any loose tea and make your own
tea bags for travel.

http://www.amazon.com/Adagio-Teas-5-Paper-Filters/dp/B001G8XORG

http://shop.optimallyorganic.com/100-unbleached-tea-bags-tea100.htm
Posted by: Rex, Thursday, April 7, 2011, 4:29pm; Reply: 10
Victoria...I bought Lipton because it was on sale.  I called Lipton & was told that their bags are not bleached.  Thanks to all of you for your input.  Love you all.
Posted by: amyflood, Thursday, April 7, 2011, 4:32pm; Reply: 11
I'm not a big fan of Lipton green tea. Twinning's has a green tea that is nice and right now, i've been buying Trader Joe's green tea. where i live it is $1.99 for 48 tea bags. really good price!
Posted by: Kathleen, Thursday, April 7, 2011, 5:57pm; Reply: 12
Chloe,  Thanks for the links (sunny)  I buy mine at a local tea store, expensive compared to these on-line prices.  Will order on-line next time  ;D

Posted by: Jane, Thursday, April 7, 2011, 7:31pm; Reply: 13
I buy The Republic of Tea green teas.
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:23pm; Reply: 14
I’ve never heard of Stash.  On the road I carry Yogi & Health King tea bags with me.  Some of the hotels serve Bigalow & I like that.  At home I use sip right for B.  When Lipton is the only choice at hotels, restaurants, airports or friends’ homes, then I’ll drink it.
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, April 9, 2011, 4:55pm; Reply: 15
At home I drink Mr. Itaru's tea.  If I was on the road, I'd probably buy some organic teabags from my local natural food stores and carry them with me.  I do like better quality teas because they just taste so much better, and organic is important to me.
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