Salada

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drank Salada Black Tea by Salada
1287 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 Green Tea by Salada
9 tasting notes

kind of middle range green tea. Good for when I don’t have the time to pay as much attention to my tea as I’d like to. So this is a great tea to take to work with me for during the day.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Green Tea by Salada
1254 tasting notes

Sample number four dealt with. I can’t remember where this one came from, but I’ve had it for ages because… generic green tea in an ordinary bag. There’s something not super-tempting about that. But I suppose that’s exactly what this sort of week is for, isn’t it?

I hadn’t even bothered to look it up on Steepster and put it in my cupboard, it seems. Only reason I’m even posting about it, is because I found it when I looked it up to see if it would require removing from cupboard or not, and since it was here, it seemed silly not leave a little note on it.

If you have never had green tea before in your life and decide to try it for the first time, DON’T pick this one as your first attempt. This tastes nothing like real green tea. It’s slightly bitter and with a sort of generic flavour that isn’t really anything other than NOT black, if you get my meaning there. It tastes a bit minty which I suspect is aroma contamination and rather like paper which can only be bag contamination.

It’s not unbearably bad, it’s completely drinkable. It’s just not something that will be very recognisable as green tea if you don’t know that’s what you’re supposedly having.

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59
drank Green Tea by Salada
526 tasting notes

Now that I am back in school, I have to get used to water heating methods. At lunch, we have a hot water spicket that we get hot water out of and the temperature is normally too hot for green tea. So, I got some and waited about two minutes for the water to cool and then put my tea bag in for about three minutes.

I’m not sure if it is because I have been drinking a lot of blacks and herbals that my green tasted funny. I think I should have the water cooled a little longer. I will try that for next time.

I’ll have a hard time getting my temperature right with my new kettle too because I am not entirely used to it yet. But I want my green tea and I am determined to learn how to make a good cup here at school.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank 100% Pure White Tea by Salada
526 tasting notes

Dad keeps this tea in the house, so I decided to try it. I heated the water up in a smaller tea cup, so I think I got the water too hot. I also decided to add honey to it. Five drops of liquified honey.

This doesn’t really have a taste to it. It is really smooth though. Not what I was hoping for in this cup.

Preparation
1 min, 45 sec

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drank Green Tea by Salada
526 tasting notes

I forgot that I really shouldn’t let this get cold when I am drinking it. At least, not on an empty stomach. I had a really rough morning with my brother and the animals so this is the only thing I can get down right now. Tea saves my sanity.

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59
drank Green Tea by Salada
526 tasting notes

Hot with just a touch of milk. Just enough to give it a creamier mouth feel, but not enough to start to cover up the green tea.

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59
drank Green Tea by Salada
526 tasting notes

Hot with milk. Surprisingly good with hot dogs.

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drank Green Tea by Salada
526 tasting notes

Hot with a drop of Silk Vanilla Soy.

I have been drinking this fairly often because mom picked this box up for me the last time she went tea shopping. As a plain, hot cup it is pretty good. A little bland, but it is pretty good anyway. It mixes really well with other things.

Normally, I drink my green tea plain, but I have 40 bags to go through and there are only so many ways that you can drink a hot and plain cup without it getting boring. The Vanilla Silk does not overwhelm the cup. It makes it very creamy and gives it a hint of sweetness. Makes for a very nice after dinner cup.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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drank Green Tea by Salada
600 tasting notes

Tea is a delicately smooth flavor and a natural sweetness all its own, as this is good since I like my teas with nothing in it.

This tea is much weaker than other Green teas I have enjoyed.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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100
drank Green Tea Red Antioxidant by Salada
364 tasting notes

Lords Day July 3, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Took This RED GREEN Tea Along to Church Today
Great strawberry and citrus flavors that make this a truly enjoyable tea
It Was Enjoyed The whole way to Virginia.
Gonna
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Green Tea by Salada
32 tasting notes

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drank Green Tea Red Antioxidant by Salada
364 tasting notes

Thursday June 16, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Went with a MUG of RED GREEN from SALADA
This Mup Tasted Slippery and Very Wet
Good Green and Fruity Afterbite.
Wanna try to Duplicate Later Today GREAT CUP
Keep On Steepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Green Tea Red Antioxidant by Salada
364 tasting notes

Lord’s Day June 12, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Took The Red Green Along to Church Today
Great Sipping Cup for the Drive to Va.
Lasted the whole Way
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Green Tea Red Antioxidant by Salada
364 tasting notes

Lord’s Day May 29, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Took Some Red Green to Church Today.
Great Antioxidant Green Tea
The Cup Lasted The whole way To Va.
Great Green Sipping Tea.
Keep On Steepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank White Asian Plum by Salada
2402 tasting notes

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drank White Asian Plum by Salada
2402 tasting notes

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Backlogging from the weekend. The hotel had this to offer when I asked for tea with breakfast. Now my wonderful grandmother swears by this tea. I swear not to drink it again unless I have no other choice. All the milk and all the sugar could not make me finish a cup of this. Very plain and boring to my taste.

Cofftea

The green is very good.

gmathis

My mother-in-law likes the green also.

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drank Green Tea Red Antioxidant by Salada
364 tasting notes

Lord’s Day May 1, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Took A Cup of Red Green from Salada
On the Road Trip to Church this Lord’s Day
It was a Little Chilly in Pa.
But the Antioxidants lasted
the Whole way to VA.
Gonna Have to Try this Cold Or Iced.
Keep On Steepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Green Tea Red Antioxidant by Salada
364 tasting notes

Lords Day Apr. 3, 2011
1st Steep of the Day
Made a Cup Of Salada Red Green “as I Call it”
Great Road Cup on the Trip to VA. for Church.
I was Antioxidizing the on Whole Drive to Virginia.
What a Great way to Cover the Miles.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Green Tea Red Antioxidant by Salada
364 tasting notes

Lord’s Day Mar. 6, 2011
1st Steep Of the Day
Took A Salada RED GREEN Road Cup to Church Today
Great Antioxidant Rooibos Green Herb Tea.
I Like the Very “WET” Fruit Flavor of this Green Tea.
Even Good as It Cools to Room Temp.
Keep On Steeepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Green Tea Red Antioxidant by Salada
364 tasting notes

Lord’s Day Feb. 27, 2011
1st Steep of the Day.
A Road Cup Of Red Green for the Drive to Church.
Great Green Tea with Hibiscus Flavor.
Keep On Steepin.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Green Tea Red Antioxidant by Salada
364 tasting notes

Lord’s Day Feb. 20, 2011
1st Steep of the Day.
Took a Cup Of Red GREEN from Salada.
Here is the Real Red Green From Up NORTH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue8FzBYbThU
If The Women Don’t Find You Handy
Keep On Steepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
gmathis

Thanks for the chuckle! ‘Fraid I can’t envision Red drinking anything that wasn’t coffee :)

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drank Green Tea Red Antioxidant by Salada
364 tasting notes

Friday Feb. 11, 2011
3rd Steep of the Day.
Tryed this in Mid Evening 9:00 PM
Great Smelling Dry Tea Bags Great Citrus fragrance.
Adding 205’ Water and the Smell of Citrus is Magnified and released.
The Liquor is Herbal Light Pink.
Letting it Steep Long 8 Min.
And Enjoying the Reward for Waiting.
This is going to Be a New Found Favorite. So I’ll
Keep On Steepin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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