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


I am SO Glad to finally see that someone else has noticed. I agree! Another verification that it is not the same tea- my tea mug is white and every few days (with the original Red Rose tea, I had to wash out my mug with either bleach or Barkeeper's Friend because of the stains. Now the mug never gets stained! I sent the following to Red Rose and they responded via email, never admitting that they changed the tea also:
"New Look, Same great taste". Baloney!! Every morning of my life since I was a young adult, (I'm now 70) I looked forward to my first cup of Red Rose tea, I even ordered it in bulk from Walmart when my local supermarkets stopped selling it. So.. I recently opened my newest box of tea and I couldn't believe the dramatic difference in taste. I tried steeping it hotter and longer, but it still has NO TASTE- the longer and hotter I steep it, it tastes more like cereal!
Unfortunately, I bought 3 boxes before I realized that this is not the tea I want to be drinking for the rest of my life (I literally drink a quart of tea of a morning).
I know that this email will not be enough to make Red Rose go back to the original, but you sure can't claim (as on your box cover) that it is a "full flavored black tea". I will be searching for a new tea, but I know that my days of thoroughly enjoying my morning tea are over!"
After reviewing other teas, I tried Tetley Tea, but it doesn't come close to the aroma and flavor that we once enjoyed with Red Rose
can say, is, Thank You for also speaking up. Please feel free to pass along my comments! Clare
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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 > > I am SO Glad to finally see that someone else has noticed. I agree! > Another verification that it is not the same tea- my tea mug is white and > every few days (with the original Red Rose tea, I had to wash out my > mug with either bleach or Barkeeper's Friend because of the stains. > Now the mug never gets stained! I sent the following to Red Rose and > they responded via email, never admitting that they changed the tea also: > > "New Look, Same great taste". Baloney!! Every morning of my life since > I was a young adult, (I'm now 70) I looked forward to my first cup of > Red Rose tea, I even ordered it in bulk from Walmart when my local > supermarkets stopped selling it. So.. I recently opened my newest box > of tea and I couldn't believe the dramatic difference in taste. I tried > steeping it hotter and longer, but it still has NO TASTE- the longer > and hotter I steep it, it tastes more like cereal! > > Unfortunately, I bought 3 boxes before I realized that this is not the tea > I want to be drinking for the rest of my life (I literally drink a quart of > tea of a morning). > > I know that this email will not be enough to make Red Rose go back > to the original, but you sure can't claim (as on your box cover) > that it is a "full flavored black tea". I will be searching for a new > tea, but I know that my days of thoroughly enjoying my morning tea are over!" > > After reviewing other teas, I tried Tetley Tea, but it doesn't come > close to the aroma and flavor that we once enjoyed with Red Rose > > > I don't do social media, so I don't have an avenue to vent- all I > can say, is, Thank You for also speaking up. Please feel free to > pass along my comments! > > Clare > > > > > -can you check out this tea brand "lowsugardrinks" I think they are in Canada too. They have natural flavor teas. Their website is
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. Goodluck!
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Warren Peltier < snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com> writes:
Warren, I would?ve thought you brought back a boatload of good tea from China!
/Lew
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