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Lipton Instant Iced Teas Sweet, Drinkable

By Rick Bonino Food Editor

If it’s so hot that you have to have some iced tea, it’s too hot to go to the trouble of making it from scratch.

Lipton’s new line of Natural Brew instant iced tea mixes - which come in various flavors, using both sugar and artificial sweeteners - promises “real brewed taste.”

The lemon, full-sugar version we served to The SpokesmanReview’s reader food panel didn’t quite live up to that claim. Still, most panelists deemed it drinkable - although a few felt it wasn’t so hot.

Lipton Natural Brew Iced Tea Mix

Price: $3.59 for 2 pounds; makes 40 (8-ounce) servings.

Nutrition: 90 calories (no fat); no sodium per serving.

Taste: ***

Value: ***

Comments: “Not bad for instant flavored tea, but you can taste the ‘instant.”’ - Sandy Davidson

“Nice strong tea with lemon. It’s quite sweet, but that’s the way I like it.” - Madilyn Hutchison-Foco

, DataTimes MEMO: Products sampled by The Spokesman-Review’s reader food panel are prepared according to package directions. Panelists are not aware of a product’s brand name or price until after they have tasted it. Products are rated from one to five stars for taste and for value, based on quality compared to price.

Products sampled by The Spokesman-Review’s reader food panel are prepared according to package directions. Panelists are not aware of a product’s brand name or price until after they have tasted it. Products are rated from one to five stars for taste and for value, based on quality compared to price.

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