By Sanket ‘not a chai person’ Kambli
I hate coffee. And I am not particularly fond of tea, even though, sometimes I do take half a cup when I wake up. And tea always has a good quantity of milk.
So the idea of drinking, milk less tea, be it cold, was not interesting.
But since the guy selling, didn’t have mangola (my fave.), and had mazaa (it’s watery), Pepsi, etc (equal to poison), I decided to give Lipton’s golden brown liquid a try.
The first swig was a bitter experience, clearly pointing to low sugar, but as progressed it wasn’t that bad, but not good enough, as I could hardly taste the tea in it! It is a particularly good alternative to colas such as Pepsi, Coca-Cola etc, since it has no fizz, read as no GAS. Also, it is reasonably priced at Rs.10 for a 250 ml bottle(ok, so it is 50ml less than a cola bottle of similar price), but to me, is a more refreshing drink on a hot day.
Also, I would recommend you to have the Ice tea from a vending machine than from the bottle sold, as it is better tasting, and fresher. All in all, it is a reasonably priced, cooling drink. I recommend the lemon over the peach flavor.
The Lipton ice tea is a drink which is ideally suited to Indian conditions. It comes in 2 flavors, Lemon and Peach.
This lemon/peach flavored iced tea is not just another drink to quench our thirst it does more!
Citrus peel in the tea was found to have more than a 70% reduced risk for skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).SCC is the major cause of sunburns which will lead to skin cancer. As the average temperature in the country increases every year and no of sunburn and skin cancer cases increases, this is great news for everyone. The studies have shown a protective effect of tea with lemon extract against sunburn which may lead to skin cancer. While carbonated water doesn’t do any good to health. This is what tea can do to your health.