August 16, 2003

Public Service Announcement

Do not -- I repeat, do not -- drink Lipton's Orange and Spice Tea. Unless you like severe heartburn. I've been pounding Tagamet like it was Tic-Tacs. I don't know what they put in that stuff (my guess is lye), but whatever it is, it's deadly. I never have indigestion like this.

Posted by Andrea Harris at August 16, 2003 10:13 AM


Just playing a hunch here: check the ingredients for rose hips. Nice sound. Many of us react very badly.

Posted by: Tonto at August 16, 2003 at 08:09 PM

Nope, no rose hips. I think it was a combo of whatever lousy tea Lipton uses plus I'll bet they used extra-strength orange oil for the "flavoring." (The only other spice named was cloves, and cloves have never given me a problem. Nor have rose hips -- I often drink rose hip tea.)

Posted by: Andrea Harris at August 17, 2003 at 11:32 AM

I never drink any kind of Lipton tea. It's never made me sick; it just tastes nasty.

Posted by: Lynn S at August 17, 2003 at 02:17 PM

I rather like their Diet Peach tea. Not as much as Snapple's but a jar of Lipton's is less expensive and lasts me a lot longer than a case of Diet Peach Snapple.

Posted by: Christopher Johnson at August 17, 2003 at 04:37 PM