My review of Lipton Green Tea Mint isn’t overly favourable. I’ll outline why I don’t like it below but let me just say – if you do get the chance to try this tea (which is likely as it’s stocked in many hotel rooms) I’d recommend you do.
My personal tastes won’t be the same as yours! While I struggle to imagine anyone enjoying this tea, I’m sure there must be someone, somewhere, who’s just craving a cup. You won’t know unless you try it.
Lipton Green Tea and Mint at a Glance
Full Review – Lipton Mint Tea
- Type: Tagged paper filter tea bag
- Tea: Green tea
- Additives: Peppermint, flavouring
- Flavour Notes: Dull mint, chewing gum, sickly sweet
- Aroma: Very strong mouthwash, toothpaste
- Milk or Lemon: Lemon
- Where to Buy: Amazon
I’m pretty sure in 100 years time this mighty tea bag will still have the same incredibly strong aroma and flavour. That’s not a compliment.
Lipton Green Tea Mint tea bag has a pungent toothpaste mint aroma going on. It’s not too sweet like a candy cane, and it’s certainly not fresh and natural smelling. There’s a hint of musty green tea lingering below the mint that could redeem it, however.
It brews into a light-yellow orange colour, very clear and smooth.
Now the green tea has been completely swallowed up by an intense mouthwash mint aroma.
The flavour lets it down even further, reminding me of chewing gum that you’ve chewed for a bit too long. It’s dull and minty with low menthol and high sweetness – the tell-tale signs that this is flavouring and not natural peppermint.
Overall, I found this cup to be quite unpleasant and stomach-turning. Despite having real peppermint and green tea in it, the flavours are completely artificial-tasting and far too strong.
If you’re not interested in natural, authentic flavours then you might still enjoy it.
How to Brew Lipton Green Tea Mint Thé Vert Menthe
Instructions on the packet are 90°C water for 2 to 3 minutes. I stopped at 2 minutes exactly when the aroma became worryingly powerful.
It doesn’t need any additional sweetness, so avoid honey and sugar. Some lemon could help but I’m not sure if the tartness would clash.
I could maybe see this tea bag being thrown in with a handful of green tea bags to create a slightly minty pitcher of iced tea for the summer. I certainly won’t be drinking it straight again though.
Why Lipton Tea?
I end up reviewing quite a few Lipton teas simply because they’re widely available. I’m always stashing a few in my bag from the breakfast buffet at the hotel because I can never resist free tea. I’m also very aware that some people love their teas and I’d be amiss if I didn’t take some time to explore a popular tea brand at my fingertips.
The reason this tea doesn’t have a 0 out of 5 score is because there is some quality here. The green tea, albeit finely chopped and dusty, is Rainforest Alliance Certified. The flavouring added is labelled as ‘natural’ too so I’ve some hope that it’s made from concentrated peppermint rather than a chemical cocktail.
Is there anything really wrong with this tea? No. It’s not defected, damaged or dangerous to drink. The only real problem is it doesn’t taste good and doesn’t leave me with the relaxed, calm feeling that a mint green tea should.
I never enjoy writing negative reviews, it always sits on my mind for a few days after while I feel bad about ripping into the company. But I’ve worked hard to make my blog an honest and reliable place to find information about teas, so I must tell the truth and say that I can’t recommend Lipton Green Tea Mint.
You can find it on Amazon using the button below if you’re curious, but I’d strongly advise you search my blog for a different mint tea instead!
Fortunately, I’ve had some very good mint green teas in my time. You can find all my tea reviews here in the Izzy’s Corner section of Immortal Wordsmith. Use my Tea Review Index to navigate or explore using the tags below.