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20 of 20 found the following review helpful:
Lifeboat: You need this tea. So do I.Jul 15, 2011
By Robert Murphy
I've been drinking tea for fifty-some years now, ever since I was a wee shaver and my dad led me down the path, and since becoming an adult, sometimes I like my tea strong enough to stand a spoon up in.
Lifeboat fills the bill.
When you read an Agatha Christie novel where some poor soul is about to collapse from nerves, and Miss Jane Marple offers them a strong cup of tea to buck them up before she goes and solves the murder, it's surely LIfeboat she's pouring. When Prince William gets back from diving off a helicopter to save some poor sod who was drowning off of Wales, and Kate shares a restoring cuppa with him, that'd be Lifeboat. It'll put hair on your chest, a gleam in your eye, a song in your heart, and in no time at all you'll be off looking for a grizzly to rassle.
Lifeboat is also lovely and relaxing on those blustery cold evenings when the wind and rain smite the windows, and my wife and I are curled up in front of the fireplace.
Not to mention, a chunk of the money goes to support a fine charity, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
I can't see a thing wrong with this tea, and that's something you can't say about much in this world.
16 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Very nice tea - But this is not a good deal!Feb 09, 2010
By P. J. Forbes-Smith
I have enjoyed this tea for some time, and as I am British, I know my tea. I highly recommend the tea.
I usually buy this at World Market (Cost Plus), and they used to sell it at about $4.99 for the 80 bag size. My local store is currently out of stock as I believe Williamson Teas in the UK are changing the packaging (and perhaps the price?). Anyway, you can see that this is not a good deal even if the shipping was free, but these people (not Amazon) charge over $10 to ship from FL. USPS Priority Mail is $5.55 across the country for a 1 lb package (package of 80 tea bags plus packing is < 1 lb.). Outrageous! - they are marking up their shipping as well as the tea! Most of their (again not Amazon) other British products are also over-priced.
I recommend you look elsewhere.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
The BestJun 23, 2010
By M. Alexander
I love this tea. But there is a problem. Once you start drinking Lifeboat, nothing else measures up. It can be hard to find. And when you have to make due with something else, you quickly realize that you have become another Lifeboat addict. The World Market used to carry Lifeboat, but I have not seen it there in some time. The Amazon prices are are a good bit higher. But there is no choice but to pay them. Lifeboat is just not an option any more.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Please get more !!Dec 19, 2009
By Carol R. White
I have enjoyed Lifeboat Tea ever since my other favorite Jackson of Piccadilly was discontinued. I now find it ever increasingly hard to find Lifeboat. What will I do?
Please get more or recommend one just like it !!!! I like the strong flavor of the black tea wonderful. Many tea's i try are wimpy. I am getting very low, I hope your "notify" pops up soon that you have more in.
Many Thanks Carol
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Finally, Lifeboat Tea is Available Again!Jul 17, 2011
I discovered Lifeboat Tea about four years ago--first purchased it at Trader Joe's and then they stopped carrying it, but I found it at World Market. Then World Market stopped carrying it, but I found it at Amazon for a reasonable price and ordered four boxes. The price for the tea at the one shop at amazon.com was high, so I started drinking another brand of tea, but longed for Lifeboat. Now I see that Lifeboat Tea is available again and the price is reasonable. I love the tea because it is fairly strong, yet mellow, smooth and not bitter at all. I am very picky about tea and Lifeboat is my favorite. There are many expensive teas but none better than Lifeboat!
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