Salada

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63

I tried this at work yesterday. I was expecting it to be fake-tasting and too sweet, but I was pleasantly surprised! It was smooth and tasty. The berry flavoring was authentic and had just the right bite of tartness that fresh juicy strawberries have.

Lipton is to black tea as Salada is to green- reliable for people on-the-go.

Flavors: Strawberry

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52

Really not too bad for bagged cheap tea, but also not super special. I would definitely use in a pinch, with an almost citrussy aroma that I like as a standby. Recommended for travel or guests who won’t appreciate the fancy stuff.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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10

Very weak tea. Not the same tea with smaller amounts of tea leaves. The color , aroma and taste is not of quality you would expect from Salada. Just bought my last box today. Might be better for someone else .

Preparation
2 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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10

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40

I bought this tea on a whim a couple months ago, as I had recently run out of my Twinings White Tea blend and could not find it in my local stores. I find it to be a very tasteless, dull blend that more often than not feels like I’m drinking hot water. On the plus side, it’s a cheap and quick alternative if you’re strapped in a pinch, but I’d recommend other white tea blends way before this one.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Green Tea by Salada
17 tasting notes

A pretty good tea though it tasted more like a nutty oolong than a green.

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53
drank 100% Pure White Tea by Salada
105 tasting notes

Steepster has changed! What is this? I mean, it looks really clean and new, but at the same time it’s just a bit strange. Ah well, on to the tea.

I’m drinking the decaf version of this. There wasn’t a decaf version listed and I didn’t feel like making one. Blah, I’m lazy, i know.

Anyways, I wanted tea, wanted something with no caffeine, as I have been drinking a lot of coffee lately since I have a very lovely purple Keurig now, and I wanted to use my pretty white tea pot. :) So, I’m waiting for it to steep now…

I uh…hmm…. takes another sip.

I don’t know about this one. :/ I should note that I am drinking it in a tea cup (yay!) and so many have over-sweetened it, but it’s got like a overly-sweet, honey aftertaste that I don’t like right now. I’ve drank this before and liked it, so it may be my mood and again, the possibility of too much sugar.

I’m really starting to not like bagged teas, though, really. Unless they are TOP quality, without fail, always good brands, then usually bagged teas fall short.

Continues sipping, adds more tea to dilute the sweetness…

It’s a bit better when not so sweet, but really it’s just dull and not very flavorful. :( I’d switch to Earl Grey but that has caffeine.

sigh Ah well. I’m going to have to get my mom to bring my good loose leaf over next time she visits. I have a great loose leaf white tea.

On a side note, I actually am excited for the added details of this new tea page! <3 Yay!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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84

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84

Drinking this as iced tea right now. The flavor isn’t amazing, but it is pleasant :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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70
drank White Asian Plum by Salada
373 tasting notes

Tried making this with a lower water temp to avoid cooking the leaves.

It worked quite well! A lot more of the sweetness in this blend came through. It is very fruity. The plum is almost enough to knock you over. I personally don’t mind a lot of fruityness (as long as the base isn’t rooibos) but I would caution anyone who prefers more subtle fruit notes to try something else first.

Flavors: Plums

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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70
drank White Asian Plum by Salada
373 tasting notes

Mmmmmmm! A beautiful tea. Light, just a hint of fruit. Brews a pale brown color and goes down smoothly.

The ingredients say that it contains blackberry, which is a plus. Blackberries are my very favorite berry. I know they can sometimes make teas really bitter, but they definitely don’t in this brew! They help the plum taste come out.

Delightful tea to wake up with!

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drank Green Tea Decaffeinated by Salada
1768 tasting notes

Not stellar, but not bad—a little of the sweet, cereally flavor associated with a better-grade green tea in this one.

K S

I recall saying this one was like a little oasis in a tea barren wasteland.

gmathis

One year, I got some Salada regular green for my m-i-l for a stocking stuffer and she went on and on about how good it is. At the time I snickered and just attributed to grocery-brand taste, but this was a real surprise.

K S

Oh I didn’t notice this was decaf. I’ve had the regular. M-i-l is correct. Now if I run upon the decaf one I’ll know to grab it as well.

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80

I think decaffeinated green tea bags are normally among the most unpleasant-tasting teas on the market.

This one really rocks. The honey is a brilliant idea for counterbalancing the mouth-puckeringly bitter flavor that decaf green can have.

I added some extra honey tonight, because I want dessert, but I have no business eating anything with more calories, than, oh, I don’t know, a Rice Krispie treat. (Yup, I wolfed one of those down while my water heated) The honey sweetened the tea a little more, and made it really buttery-tasting and smooth.

Mmmm! Perfect paper-writing companion.

No rest for the weary… Thank God my vacation is next week!

Cheers, Steepster friends!

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80

Made a mug of this because I was around a friend who has strep throat (oh no!) Although its primary function is to be medicinal, this blend is actually quite tasty, especially considering that it is decaf.

The honey flavor is there without being overly sweet, and the lemon adds nice, almost floral notes to it. The green tea base is vegetal, and something in the aftertaste reminds me of melted butter. Yum!

I’ve always been impressed with Salada. They’re extremely cheap, but extremely well-blended and downright delicious, teas.

Flavors: Honey, Lemon Zest

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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80

Good tea to have with dinner or before bed. It tastes like honey, but not so much lemon. Fine by me!

This time I tried a lower water temp, and it tasted much better. I’m getting into the science of proper tea-making, I think. I read somewhere that using boiling water on greens “cooks” the leaves, thereby damaging the quality of the flavor. So, no more boiling water on greens for me, even on my bagged teas.

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80

I’m on a total Echinacea/ Vitamin C kick right now, with cold and flu season fast approaching. This tea is pretty good. I taste more of the honey flavor than the lemon, but I didn’t really mind. Don’t steep it for too long, or it will become bitter, unlike its peach-nectarine flavored, caffeinated counterpart by the same company. This one is nice because it’s decaf, so you still get the antioxidant benefits of the green tea without being up all night, should you decide you need an extra immune-system boost before bed. It also has Vitamin C in it, which is always good. As with all Echinacea teas, drink in moderation, because otherwise it will lose its effectiveness.

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97

UGHHHHHHH. I HAVE SO MUCH STUFF TO DO IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

Like, seriously, I’m just about in panic mode. I’m convinced that I’m going to get sick again if I don’t watch out. My eating has been atrocious, and my sleep has been sucking, too.

Here’s to hoping that this light, fruity, echinacea-infused bag of goodness will save me! I haven’t had it in a while, and I forgot how delicious it is.

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97

Nooooooo! I woke up with a sore throat and congestion this morning! UGHHHH.

This was the first thing I reached for. (Along with a Tylenol caplet, of course.) I swear it works. I love this echinacea blend best because you can steep it for however long you need to, and it never gets bitter. And Vitamin C is always a good thing when battling a cold.

Not looking forward to November this year. Something tells me it’s gonna be a doozy.

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97

This is a delicious bagged green tea! The flavor is perfectly balanced, and you can leave the teabag in the water for as long as you want- it doesn’t get bitter. I’ve started drinking it because it’s cold and flu season, and I’ve heard good things about Echinacea’s positive effects on boosting the immune system. Be careful, though- if you take Echinacea too frequently, it will start to lose its effectiveness. Drink this tea ONLY whenever you feel a cold coming on, until you feel better! It’s delicious and it works!

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My father-in-law heard me talking about my love for white tea, so while he was out food shopping, he brought back a box of this (can you tell my in-laws are awesome yet?!). I had it unsweetened as I had it during dinner (I feel it’s a waste to add sweetener when I’m eating something mildly sweet since you can’t really taste the sweetness that way – my sandwich had a juicy tomato on it)! I only steeped for just under 2 minutes and I waited till my water had cooled down to 175.

It’s mild, very smooth and with very little astringency. Pretty nice, but I’ve gotten awfully spoiled by the loose white teas in my collection. There’s just something about them! Not too bad though for tea on the fly.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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drank Salada Black Tea by Salada
1341 tasting notes

So I have a story to tell. One that’s had me chuckling ALL day! :P
It all started yesterday evening as I puttered around the house in a purging frenzy. So of course I needed some tea. While the tea steeped, I decided to keep busy. Every once in awhile, I like to reorganize my tea cupboards, as I am sure most of us here do… and since we are packing up the house I thought it would be prudent to do so again. Mum decided that she needed to clean out her stack of bagged teas as well so while I was organizing mine, I stacked hers on the other side of the counter. Before I go on, you should know that while I love her to bits, she has a rather low tea tolerance. I don’t mean consumption! more like… she rolls her eyes when I make a cuppa, is convinced that my tea habit is causing my health issues, and most of all, complains about the real estate my habit occupies.
Well, you can imagine my surprise when after organizing my stash in bins, it took up only slightly more space than her stack of boxes! ha!!!
Somehow, over the years, she has accumulated loads of tea! all bagged of course, and most of it isn’t even opened. Yep, it’s been sitting there for eons, as in long before I started my tea hobby. It’s kept in a different cupboard and being higher up, somehow we didn’t notice. No matter, its all good in MY book.
After getting over my gleeful shock, I called her in to demonstrate the negligible difference in our piles. “Oh dear” she said. Oh dear!?
And now, she is torn as to what should be done about it. One one hand, it’s old and likely stale but in the other palm, she doesn’t want to just toss it.
What to do?
well I know one thing… she will NEVER live this down. ever ever ever. Nope. Not gonna happen. ha!
Anyhow, I chose Salada to write this story under because she loves it. Even more than Red Rose, which surprised me as I had always thought she preferred the good ol’ RR. Not that I really have any idea what she’d rate this tea, but on her behalf… I give it an 80.
(my rating would be closer to 75 I think)
does one last victory shimmy
(that said, she has no knowledge as to the size of my work or secret stash. Shhhh!)

ashmanra

Two words. Foot tea.

Indigobloom

lol I take it you don’t like Salada :)

Bonnie

This is soooo great! Only in my world I’d would be the other way around. Why do kids try to parent the parents why thy get old? I think I’m the young one anyway!

Kittenna

Hahahahaha, that is an excellent story!

Ninavampi

Hahaha… I can almost identify with your situation! :)

Indigobloom

Bonnie: lol I dunno but maybe it’s practice for when we have kids of our own?
Kittenna: heehe thx! :P
Ninavampi: I’m still grinning about it! heh heh heh

gmathis

Funniest tea story I’ve read all week! (I’m also chuckling at the number of us who confess to having a “secret stash”. What addicts we are!)

TheKesser

lol oh gosh. This is so me. I’m not a bagged tea drinker by any means anymore, but I’ll admit it, I have some loose leaf tea that I’ve had for years stored in my cupboard and I have the hardest time throwing it away. I’ve tried some of it since and it definitely doesn’t taste the way it should… but something about throwing it out makes me sad… and I’ll admit it here for the first time… I have a secret stash also. I’ve got extra tins of tea hidden in my bedroom closet. I have a few teas that I have stockpiled and that’s where I hid the extras. :)

Missy

lol that is awesome. :D

Geoffrey Norman

LIKE”-ed for the italicized “victory shimmy”.

Indigobloom

Gmathis: our secrets are safe here!!
TheKesser: yup. Funny thing to, I threw out some Bengal Spice tea bags because they were super old and had lost the flavour I loved… but somehow the box ended up in Mums pile again?!
Missy: I thought so to!
Geoffrey Normal: I shimmy all the time, not very well mind you :P

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drank White Asian Plum by Salada
2608 tasting notes

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2608 tasting notes

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drank White Asian Plum by Salada
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