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(I wrote) Which drinks would qualify as tea-based drinks, might I ask?

I was referring to various fruit-flavoured "iced tea" concoctions. The lemon one is quite nice, the others that I've tried suggest artificial fruit flavours a little too strongly for me.

Oh. I don't have any of those where I live. And that's why I was a little surprised, and was curious to know, too.
Fortunately, I found this ... Sir Thomas Lipton ...

Lipton was very good a marketing (and, I suspect, given his humble origins and the fact that he died with ... the value of promoting one brand of relatively inexpensive but reliable tea in all parts of the empire and beyond.

What, if anything, remarkable can one do with tea, but to give it a brand name and to distribute it fresh under that name?
However, we do use other brands, one ... of the name Brooke Bond .

Ah, notw that *is* a name we see a lot in the UK. In fact Brooke Bond PG Tips claims ... I found via http://www.brookebond.co.uk/) doesn't seem to mention the Lipton brand anywhere except on the page for "tcahe" green tea.

That is a coincidence. Anyway, I'll see if I can find any local brands here where I live.
I regret the late reply, and would have replied sooner, but for my being consumed by the terribly hectic registration process for the second semester at the university. I'm free, of course, now, and my classes start from this week.

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Neither have I. I have only heard of instant coffee , and had not heard of instant tea until Daniel mentioned.

Yesterday, I was at the supermarket and took a look at various jars of instant tea, flavored and unflavored, regular ... An exception was a brand of non-sweetened, no-added-flavor instant tea which had for the ingredient list simply "100% real tea."

The mere thought of gulping dissolved tea makes me heave. I can barely swallow tea that has unfiltered tea leaves in it.
By the way, here in the US, as part of a redesign of Lipton teabag boxes, the portrait of Sir Thomas Lipton was removed.

Which brand of tea do you use, Raymond?

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Re: Lipton
He was the just the first person to see the ... reliable tea in all parts of the empire and beyond.

What, if anything, remarkable can one do with tea, but to give it a brand name and to distribute it fresh under that name?

Apart from Daniel's comment about Earl Grey, you can blend various teas together to get distinct flavours.
The other thing companies do, though, is to buy up tea dust what's left in the crates after the good leaves have been sold and to sell that in cheap tea bags. (It's not surprising that cheap tea tastes so awful.)

Cheers, Harvey
Ottawa/Toronto/Edmonton for 30 years;
Southern England for the past 21 years.
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Yesterday, I was at the supermarket and took a look ... which had for the ingredient list simply "100% real tea."

The mere thought of gulping dissolved tea makes me heave. I can barely swallow tea that has unfiltered tea leaves in it.

Instant tea, like instant coffee, is simply the brewed beverage with the water removed.
By the way, here in the US, as part of a redesign of Lipton teabag boxes, the portrait of Sir Thomas Lipton was removed.

Which brand of tea do you use, Raymond?

For hot tea, Lipton teabags, for iced tea whatever brand of instant tea is on sale.

Raymond S. Wise
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
E-mail: mplsray @ yahoo . com