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I'm a regular buyer of this tea and today i found this fuzzy stuff in my tea. my science teacher looked under a micro scope and thinks its mold. it doesn't expire until June 3, 2013. I find it disgusting and i would like for you to investigate it. thank you.

pure leaf extra sweet tea, tea particles

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  • Jo
    Jon Holsomback Dec 07, 2019
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    100% just had the same thing happen here. I took many pictures and also sent the reaming bottle through a coffee filter and is a nasty brown blog of crap. sort of looks likes moldy tea leaves. Again I emailed Lipton and we will see whats going on. Like most others I felt grossed out and sick to my stomach. damn near 5 years and not one response from Lipton?

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    Susie Jackson Nov 04, 2019
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    Reading these post I am shocked 6 years later they still have the same story how is this possible? So I bought the extra sweet tea and put in the refrigerator to get cold and when I got one to drink noticed a funny taste and drank another sip before opening another that tasted normal so I examine the first bottle that tasted yucky and saw this mucus/mold junk floating I immediately felt nauseous thinking about what I just swallowed so grossed out never buying another one of these drinks and I really liked them but now I am cautious and shocked you guys have never fixed this problem.

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  • Ja
    Jastep Nov 08, 2019

    @Susie Jackson I just got the same thing today i send lipton an email i hope its not mold it can make me sick.

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  • Ho
    Holly Barajas Aug 14, 2019
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    This just happened to me today. I drank almost the whole thing before I noticed...hoping I dont get sick.

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  • An
    AnonymousTtt Apr 02, 2018

    On a whim, I bought Pure Leaf Green Tea with Honey at the supermarket. Never had it before. I intended to drink it on the ride home, but the clerk put it too far into a bag so I didn't bother. By the way it was unrefrigerated... just on shelf at store near the Gatorade and vitamin water. No refrig. When I got home, I opened the bottle and took one sip. It BURNED my throat! I dumped it down the sink & threw it away. Burnt throat lasted two days! From one sip of this junk. Never again.

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    Neleya Alvarez Feb 25, 2018
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    It is February 25 2018 just yesterday me and my brother got extra sweet pure leaf tea. So today when I opened it and took a drink I noticed something that wasn’t liquid it was like goo. Mind you I am sick so I can’t really smell anything right now. So when I spit it out it was like brown sludge. I am mortified by this and I refuse to get this tea again even if I’ve drinken it for a year now.

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  • Me
    MelMay Feb 12, 2018

    Today I had this happen to me, I have been drinking pure leaf sweet tea for about two years, I noticed the bottle smell funny when I opened it, I put it to my mouth and the smell was so strong I thought it was disgusting, I took a small sip and it was horrible I told my friend if I die to have the tea analyzed it smells and taste horrible, I asked her to smell it and when she did she said oh my gosh look and it was a big glob of what looked to be slime in it. I took it immediately and dumped it out...I don't know that I will be able to drink this tea again. it was so nasty. please let people know what this is, apparently it has been going on for awhile and looks like no one is getting answers, also I was not able to tell the expiration date on the bottle.

    thank you.

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  • An
    Angellynne Love Sep 15, 2017
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    Its 2017 and I just got done drinking this sh** tea and I kept thinking it tasted really odd but I thought it would be fine to drink anyways. Well after I drank half the bottle I poured it out into the sink and found what you guys found, slimy, gelatinous mold!! I am pi**ed about this!!! I cannot afford to be sick, and I better not get sock from this crap. Never ever buying these again I will be taking every legal action I can and complaining properly. They need to take these dang teas off the shelf its ridiculous! I checked expiration date, it was February of 2018. I am legit so mad what a vile company!!!

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  • Li
    Lisa Theresa Dec 11, 2017
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    @Angellynne Love Same thing happened to me today. I emailed them but never heard back from them. I hope I am not drugged or poisoned. I can’t get this horrible taste and smell out of my system. I’m very worried.

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    StaceyRearick Feb 26, 2017
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    [protected] Stacey Rearick
    I love the pure leaf blue sweet teas. I drink them regularly. However, sometime they have a strange skunky taste like they have been sitting out too long. Last night after a long trip, I went to the Toms gas station, where I live in PA and purchased 4 of them. I got home and and opened one and started to chug...immediately I started to gag and then threw up multiple times. It tasted like a mold or fungus. I looked at the bottle under the light and found a large mass of thick cloudy slimmy looking something in my tea. I threw up again. I dont know how you are storing these teas but these plastic bottles cannot stay unrefrigerated long like before getting a funky taste. I am so discusted right now and my stomach still hurts and feels qweezy. I don't think I will drink another bottle. I would take all four bottles back but I told the cashier I did not need a reciept. I would send you the bottle or a pic of the slimy stuff massed in the tea but i dont see an option for that here. I emailed the company but I don't think it will do much good since I see some of these posts are way back from 2013 or earlier and this is still going on. I think their company needs an audit for cleanliness and sanitation. Maybe a lawsuit is the ticket to get thir attention. IDK! I am so sick today and so so so discusted. I will be sharing this on social media. MAINLY because this has not been addressed and taken care of properly and this contamination is a serious matter. My daughter in law is alergic to mold and fungus and drinks the purple extra sweet teas. She has been having complications with her pregnancies and I pray to god this is not one of the reasons! Sincerely discusted ex customer Stacey.
    P.S. Just fix this or do a recall or something so one one else gets sick!

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    [email protected] Jan 22, 2017
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    Gross

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  • Te
    Terri70 May 10, 2016
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    My daughter opened a bottle of the extra sweet last night.. She said it tasted like medicine or something... This morning she poured in glass and a big glob of slime was floating... It's gross.. I don't think we'll buy bottled tea again... Expiration is Nov 7, 2016 it's May 2016

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  • Da
    David Pippin May 08, 2016
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    Bought a bottle of pure leaf sweet tea from Family Dollar froze it and then drink about half before I noticed there were clumps and strings all up in it. it did taste weird thought that was because it was frozen and now my tongue hurts and has sores on it. Never buying this stuff again!

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  • Be
    Benyamin Aharonson Jan 24, 2016
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    Disgusting slime in unsweetened pure leaf that doesn't expire for 2 months. Never again!

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  • Ta
    Taylor Worstell Nov 25, 2015
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    Was drinking a bottle of Pure Leaf sweet tea this morning. It tasted fine.
    Then noticed some thing floating in it when I sat it down. Picked up the bottle and seen slimy clear and black stuff floating on the bottom and a little on the top. By this time I'd already drank half the bottle. Ugh. I drink lots of this tea and now I'm very hesitant to continue
    It's just gross. :(.

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  • Ni
    nisa45 Nov 18, 2015

    I haven't had any issues but was looking at the New Mexico fella's photo and think that looks like a slug, which are slimy, slippery creatures that leave a mucous-like trail as they slug about. They have a swampy odor, too, like frogs. When salt is sprinkled onto a slug, it will shrivel up.

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  • Am
    Amanda Turner Jul 26, 2015
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    I have noticed that some bottles taste different than what they should. I love this tea, I only drink tea and bottled water on a regular basis. This tea has become the only tea I drink and it is disturbing to know the company is having a quality control issue. I will check them from now on and take back any that does not meet the standards I have become accustomed to from this tea. After many returned bottles is may become more cost efficient to fix the problem.

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  • Li
    lizgarrett75 May 29, 2015

    I have been a dedicated drinker of these as well for the past couple years and out of the last 5 bottles I have bought, 4 of them has this swamp water taste lately...Its very disgusting. I'm not sure what has changed recently but something needs to be done about this.

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  • Ja
    Ja Tu May 13, 2015

    today is May 5th, 2015, bought a 6 pack of Pure Leaf unsweetened iced tea yesterday, I have been buying this stuff for a couple years and recently the quality has been very bad. A mold flavor in many bottles but not all of them. it tastes like they made it with swamp water.
    I drank it for a year with no issues...then a few months before they switched to cardboard packaging on the 6 pack from the clear plastic shrink wrap the quality of this drink became terrible.

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  • Ex
    Extremely Disgruntled Apr 30, 2015

    April 30th, 2015 - Bought a single Pure Leaf Raspberry from Giant. Started drinking from it and noticed that it tasted strongly of soap. It doesn't look like there's anything in it, but I feel nauseous now. I'm not buying this stuff again.

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  • Gi
    Ginger B Jan 15, 2015

    I purchased a 6pack of Pure Leaf sweetened tea yesterday. I had one last night, which was fine; the one today was funny tasting. At first I thought maybe there was an after taste from something I ate that was affecting the taste. I made my husband confirm and he said it was not right. Convinced I spiked the tea with liquor, as a joke, he noted it smeeled strongly of alcohol. After inspecting the remaining tea, I found a grossly shaped blob of clear-white with a black center, floating inside. All it reminded me of was a jelly fish or a large hawk spit. There are several other particles floating in it, as well. I immediately vomited!! I gained my composure and turned to Google only to find a recall from MAY 2014 by the FDA for PureLeaf 6&12packs due to MOLD! It is January of 2015 and the tea expires 6/15. Please tell me why there have been moldy beverages from at least 2013 (the first post here) a recall in 2014, and more mold today in 2015? I'll tell you why! The standards and precautions during the sterilization and bottling are not being properly controlled and even after a recall of over 600k bottles of their beverage, they still don't care enough for the health and safety of their consumers to fix it. No exaggeration, I've been drinking this tea for 15yrs or more; when it was bottled in a glass container... simply called Lipton tea. Well, today is the day I give this crap up. I will never look at another bottle of Iced Tea the same 😷😷

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  • Cm
    cmja Nov 10, 2014

    I thought I was the only one who have experienced this! I was drinking Pure Leaf Green Tea and all of a sudden some sort of slime slid into my mouth, I immediately spat it out. It looked like mould but not as dark as the pictures above. It was more of a clear blob with dark spots inside. The expiration date was okay as it was stated to expire in 2015. This was absolutely disgusting and I as well loved Pure Leaf Teas.

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  • Hi
    higherlearning Sep 29, 2014

    Recently, I realized and have experienced the same situation as most others on this board with Pure Leaf Extra Sweet Tea. A while back, I bought a single bottle of this tea and drank from it without any issues. I let the bottle sit for a day or two at room temperature and was considering finishing the bottle at that point when I noticed a substance in it. I thought to myself, "may be i put a tea bag in it or something to keep myself from drinking anymore of it". I took the bottle to the kitchen, pulled out the substance, and the texture of it was like that of something slimy, and thin, something like a tea bag, but was not. This was about a month ago. Now, about 1 week ago I've noticed the same thing in one of my pre-opened bottles. Now I know for sure that I did not insert anything into that bottle, and from reading other comments I understand that substance to be mold. Needless to say, I am now seeking legal action of possible for this. Now, as I think we should all do about everything we consume, I question everything that is manufactured and sold unto us. BE VIGILANT!

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  • Sc
    Scubagirl48532 Jul 01, 2014

    I had the same experience with the sweet tea from Pure Leaf. I disposed of the moldy bottle of tea, but now find that even a fresh newly opened bottle makes me nauseated. I have only just made the connection between drinking the Pure Leaf Tea and nausea a hour later. Any idea what is causing this?

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  • De
    Deseray perkins Jun 14, 2014

    What can I do I just noticed mold in mine as well doesn't expire until September 8 2014. My children and I literally drank a whole six pack and my baby said mom what is the whiwhite stuff mom it was in mine too, I look and omg!! Mold.

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  • Te
    Tea girl May 09, 2014

    I drink pure leaf sweet tea all the time. Just opened a bottle and thankfully happened to look before drinking. Lots of little chunks of something floating at the top and also on bottom. Expiration Oct 20 14. Will not buy again

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    unhappilysick May 02, 2014

    nowexp 09/14 disgusting . Never buy again. My tea had filmy chunks n smelled like perfume or soap, I dumped remainder out so my children didn't drink it but the bottle smells like beer after sitting out open in Sun. I have been sick for hrs .. Nothing gets the horrible taste out of my mouth I'm very angry n pure leaf better hope I'm not to sick to work in morning already gonna be a lil sleep night. I'm so sick, disgusted, disappointed, they need to recall every tea with exp. date between now n jan 15 sounds like many people having the same issue.

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  • Lu
    Lutzmj May 01, 2014

    I found something similar in my tea. Has anyone heard back from the company?

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  • Th
    Thirsty Joe May 01, 2014

    Same here...Mine was unsweetened Pure Leaf. Soapy perfume taste. Drank/chugged about 4/5 before I checked to see if something was in it. Sure enough. Stupid me. I usually drink coffee to wake up. I was running late and grabbed this from the fridge...last time I do that. 11/03/14 Expiration date. Honestly the last time I drink Lipton.

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  • Lu
    Luckyratandox Mar 30, 2014

    I bought Unsweatened Pure Leaf tea 6 pack on 3/29/14, drank a small amount on 3/39/14, with Oct 6, 2014 expiration date. Same issue with white colored mold. Called 800 number and they said it is likely mold. 38 weeks pregnant. Called Poison Control as well. Hoping that it is not too harmful. Same thing has happened with Gatorade. I will no longer buy any products made by the Pepsi Company. No preservatives in these products leaves everything to sterilization and bottling process.

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  • Tb
    tbergey Mar 29, 2014

    I just bought a 6 pack of Pure Leaf unsweetened tea. The first bottle I opened and couple of sips out of tasted moldy. I checked what was left in the bottle and sure enough, mold. I threw it out and checked the other bottles...no mold in them. I opened a second bottle and it tastes fine...so far not sick. The expiration date on the bottles are Oct. 6 2014. I drink this all the time. Lesson learned: look before opening or drinking.

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  • Be
    Beck1367 Mar 27, 2014

    Has anyone figured this out yet? The complaints above we're in 2013. I opened a bottle of Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea Unsweetened last night and as I took my first swig there was a really strong odor like moldy gasoline! It tasted horrible. I have tried to call Lipton but they have bankers hours so I waited until they opened, and now everyone is in a meeting. I opened the bottle again this morning and the odor of mold is HUGE! There is also a cloudy glob in the bottom. What is this? My bottle doesn't expire until October 6, 2014.

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    Decedere Jun 30, 2013

    I just purchased a Lipton Pure Leaf Raspberry tea today and have found something along the lines of what you have found and also before I found the object, noticed that the tea didn't taste right. This tea's expiration date is November 18 2013. It would be really nice to know what this is, since more and more cases are appearing.

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  • Mi
    Michael New Mexico May 13, 2013

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    Michael New Mexico May 13, 2013

    Today I purchased a bottle of Pure Leaf Tea. Opened the cap on the way to the car and took a swig. A gelatinous like glob of dark green sludge went into my mouth. I spat it out on the cap. I notified the store. An hour later I felt burning in my throat. I called Lipton and they were closed but on the recording gave a product safety 800 number. I called that... A man took my information down and said if I get sick to go to a doctor. And said that the consumer department would call tomorrow. I was advised by Poison Control to get checked out by a doctor. I went to doctor and doctor detected redness but no blisters. Could not identify it. With a sterile q-tip he could not easily separate it. It was slippery and kind of like the inside of an oyster. There is other lighter sediment in the bottle. I am waiting for a response back from Lipton.

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  • Am
    Amos91788 Apr 20, 2013

    I noticed today while drinking a Pure Leaf Extra Sweet Tea that it tasted rather different then what I am used to. Mind you I drink quite a bit of these (4-6 a day). When I looked at the tea I noticed stuff floating in bottle and a big chunk of what appeared to be mold. I have attempted to contact Pure Leaf directly via their Questions and Comments phone number on the back of the bottle with no luck. This particular bottle has an expiration date of Oct1413. I just purchased it this morning on my way to work. I am quite disgusted and unless the issue is fixed I will not drink another one of these teas.

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    Jessica12345 Mar 17, 2013
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    i just found the same stuff in my tea. 2 separate bottles from the same store...both raspberry. Its super gross...I am throwing these bottles out and switching to a different brand. interestingly...these bottles also expire june 2013

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  • Br
    bridgettking Jan 06, 2013

    I have also found something similar to this in my tea. I curious to find out what it is...
    this is some nasty looking stuff. I have been drinking this tea faithfully for over 4 months. This is going to be interesting to see how this turns out.

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