Canadian tea drinkers- Red Rose tea - what happened to quality?

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Hi

    I've been a Red Rose tea drinker for the past 30 plus years. At one time
it was fragrant strong tea.You would open the box and the wonderful aroma
would was delicious.I purchased some boxes in the past 2 months and Lipton
company, who I believe has taken over Red Rose, has changed the product into
GUTROT!

The aroma is gone. There is NO tea flavor. I generally steep my tea for 5-10
min and even after doing this it still is TASTELESS SWAMP WATER

My Red Rose drinking friends have found the same thing.

Is there another tea out there that is comparable to the original Red Rose
flavor?

Roseanne




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I Googled and found an old post from 1999.  They were comparing other
teas to Red Rose.  One that was recommended, although costing more
than Red Rose was:

http://www.coffeecravings.com/tea/bags/tetleys/cfl136/ --
siDetRaked
since 1938

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Thanks for the link. It is Tetley tea that was compared to Red Rose and I do
recall drinking some at some point and it was okay. It's on my supermarket
shelf and I don't think it's more expensive than Red Rose. I will be going
out to buy some and hopefully their blend has not changed.

Thanks,
Roseanne
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Roseanne, if you're not familiar with British teas or teabags...give PG Tips
a try too if Tetley's doesn't suit you, PG Tips is a little more expensive,
but I like it. I was also a Tetley's girl for a long time too though, until
I got into loose leaf...

There is also a major brand called Typhoo which is a little different
tasting than Tetley's but I liked it too.

Melinda

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I also used to drink Red Rose, but i don't anymore for the same reason.  I
have found a Canadian tea which is the best I have had anywhere.  It is
called 'King Cold" (or Morse's) and is found in all Sobeys and most IGA's.
Make sure the package says "with gauze".  It is made by Barbour's out in New
Brunswick.  Let me know what you thought.


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 Thanks everyone for your input. I will definitely try the different teas
and keep you posted as to who's comparable to Red Rose.

Roseanne


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I still use Red Rose to make iced tea.  It is the best iced tea I've
ever drank.  I have it down to a measured science.
--
siDetRaked
since 1938

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May I suggest a Bai Hao (AKA Oriental Beauty, Formosa Oolong, etc.) for iced
tea. Try it. Make it strong. You'll thank me.

Best,
Michael


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I'll try it.  Thanks Michael
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siDetRaked
since 1938

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I have used the Ten Ren Oriental Beauty in iced tea, and it works okay,
but I think a CTC Ceylon is really a better choice.  I tend to use the
Nuwara Elya teas rather than the stronger Uva stuff, but the Uvas work
nicely.

For something very odd, try a jasmine tea, even the typical 'yellow box'
variety.  I am not sure if I like the effect or not but I keep trying
it....
--scott

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"C'est un Nagra.  C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

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scott,

You cannot say, CTC Ceylon is really a better choice. What you can say is, I
prefer CTC Ceylon to Bai Hao. (Just clarifying.)

Michael


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Well, you lose so much of the delicate flavour of the bai hao when you
ice it.   That's a real shame.
--scott

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"C'est un Nagra.  C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

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Well, to my taste, even a milder version of a decent Bai Hao is nicer than a
richer version of a Ceylon, although I know there are many here who really
love Ceylon teas. I'd recommend at least trying it -- those who like iced
tea -- and making it strong so as to lose less of the flavor.

Michael


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I have been a devoted Red Rose tea drinker since the old
days. To me it has now lost it's distinctive flavour and
tastes just like Salada. This is very unfortunate. Does
anyone else agree and is there anything we can do or is
this what happens when the big Yankee companies take over??
.

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On Thu, 10 Nov 2005 13:59:18 +0000, David LaBallister wrote:

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Sometimes the tea changes, sometimes the taste changes ...


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Yes, absolutely.  I used to drink it exclusively, now i only use it if it is
given to me in a restaraunt.  If you want to try something alot better, try
'King Cole' tea, with gauze.  You can get it at Sobeys and Loblaws.

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Sorry, I ment "King Cole" not King Cold.


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