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drank Ginger Mango by Salada
47 tasting notes

I added this to Steepster! It’s been my go-to tea when sick lately.

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drank Cinnamon Hibiscus by Salada
1315 tasting notes

Makes an awesome pitcher of cold-brew, unsweetened. Tart and hibiscus-y — just right, not like some hibiscus that is excessively sour. Big note of natural, fragrantly sweet cinnamon. I notice the rosehips and cinnamon more this way compared to brewing a hot cup and the orange peel and body much less. This is the refreshment needed with the past few days’ temps in the one-teens.

A winner hot and cold. It’s very cheap as far as teabags go (or it used to be before inflation — I think it was $1.49 or $2.49 at Sprouts late 2021).

gmathis

We don’t see Salada very often around here, but I think I remember they had some bagged green tea that was good in a pinch.

derk

Never had any of Salada’s other teas but they don’t get warm reviews here.

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drank Cinnamon Hibiscus by Salada
1315 tasting notes

This stuff is awesome. Spiced, tart fruit punch with only 4 ingredients and no added flavors. The hibiscus is tart but not sour or biting. It also gives body. The amount of cinnamon is perfect and it creates a very aromatic tea. Rather floral-woody, deep and soft, unlike cassia which is spicy-woody and sharp. Bonus – this stuff is cheap. A coworker came into my office today with the box in hand wanting to know where I got it. I sent him home with half the box :)

Flavors: Cinnamon, Fruit Punch, Hibiscus, Orange Zest, Tart

ashmanra

That was so sweet! You always are! :)

derk

no, you

ashmanra

Aw, shucks! (Blush)

Tiffany :)

Hmm, never heard of this brand before and I love fruity teas…

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34

I added this to Steepster! The taste is delicate, too delicate.

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20

This… is a cheap tea. I got what I paid for.
Tastes like hot watery cough medicine with a faint, fake guava aftertaste.
Also somehow has 5 calories per teabag? O______O
Yuck.
I was hoping for a summer flavor to break up the winter tedium, but this ain’t it.
Might take this home and try cold-steeping it to make it tolerable.

Flavors: Artificial, Cherry, Fruit Punch, Guava, Hibiscus, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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65
drank Green Tea by Salada
68 tasting notes

For its price, I can buy a big box to keep at work and I drink about 3-4 cups of it per day. Soothing while hot, a little bitter when cold. Overall a good budget buy.

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40

It has a nice aroma but the flavors come through very subtle. A bit too subtle for my liking. I’ll be able to finish the box, but won’t be repurchasing.

Flavors: Herbs, Lemongrass

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50

I’m not sure what I was expecting but even so, I feel let down by this tea. It’s mediocre in taste. Much like a generic black tea. I’ll finish the box, because it’s here, but I’ll not buy it again.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1

Had K-Cups of this. I finally got around to trying it this morning. The “Matcha” Green Tea is a falsehood, all this is, is an Iron grade green tea. Its dark in color about to the shade of a black tea and tastes like Earl Grey.

Flavors: Earl Grey

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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22

This tea, along with the Salada Asian Plum tea which I have already reviewed, was gifted to us by a very dear person. I don’t hate fruity teas…but I am very particular about them, and usually prefer black teas to be infused with fruit than green or white, so maybe these are at a disadvantage already for me. Nonetheless, I do like fruity iced tea on occasion, so I thought I’d give this a whirl in that form. I hot-brewed it into a concentrate (4 tea bags to 1 quart of water) and added two teaspoons of honey (my iced tea pitcher is a half gallon size) and iced it down to fill the rest of the pitcher. While I can smell a sort of chemically fruit scent, reminiscent of Smarties or Sweet Tarts, it does not make itself felt in the taste. Mostly it tastes bitter and soapy. Green tea does not seem to be a main ingredient, or at least not anything that tastes like green tea. The bitterness is probably from the nettle and dandelion root, which, while admirable in their various health benefits, I have never found either one to taste good, and I’m not drinking this tea for my health. (I have a cabinet full of Traditional Medicinals teas for when I’m sick!) Even iced, I can’t seem to salvage this tea. We may have to toss it out like we did the Salada Asian Plum Tea. Alas.

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Soap

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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19

We were gifted this tea by someone we love very dearly. Unfortunately, my partner and I did not love the tea. The white tea is very poor quality to begin with. What would you expect from a bag? We weren’t expecting much. If it didn’t have the additional cloyingly-sweet plum flavoring, it could have maybe served as a quick lunch-at-work teabag to brew. However, we found it completely un-drinkable and ended up throwing it out. Can you imagine throwing out tea?? I have never thrown out tea in my whole life. It was an awful experience.

Flavors: Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Green Tea by Salada
10 tasting notes

A few years back, I did a review on here. But I haven’t posted since and have read a lot of reviews, which has inspired me to start. I really liked a guy named scottteaman, but he hasn’t posted in around four years.

Anyway, this is the tea that got me started on tea a little over fifteen years ago. I bought a box on a whim and it quickly became a nightly ritual.Oddly, I would often watch an episode of Cheers while drinking it and relax a little. It was good to laugh and have this to sip on. I highly doubt many people associate Cheers with tea, but I do. My mom soon started drinking tea as well.

Very quickly I would move on to loose green teas from China and then Japan. It was soon forgotten. But a while back I bought a box on a whim again to see how it compared. It’s noticeably stronger than most green teas. It’s clearly not fancy, but it is good. I try and always keep some on hand when it calls to me. I think it goes is perfect with Chinese food. A few months ago I even brewed a cup and watched an episode of Cheers like I used and it felt the same. It’s enjoyable and I have memories of it. Really, you can’t beat that.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Drinking tea is 50% present-moment sensory impressions; 50% nostalgia. (Got my mom-in-law a small box of Salada as a stocking stuffer a few seasons back; she loved it so much, you’d think it was that pricey 20-year-old stuff!)

quietcreation

That’s very true! Having great memories with tea is a large part of it for me. Whether with friends or family, or alone after work with a cup and a shortbread, I associate it with relaxing and being happy.

ScottTeaMan

I will be posting again after almost 4.5 years, maybe in about a week or so. Great review QC. :)

quietcreation

That’s really cool! Welcome back. I need to start posting more. I have a lot of teas(and nicer than this one even! haha) I just need to post more.

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80

I woke up late this morning and wanted tea. However, I didn’t have time to make any, but remembered that the wife made some iced tea on Sunday. I filled a tumbler full, got ready, and went to work.

When I was at work, I thought, “Gee, this is nice, but on the account it’s cold outside, iced tea was a terrible idea.” After a few minutes of settling in, and getting the students ready, I got a phone call from the wife, telling me that the door became unhinged while she was driving to get gas, and that it had fallen off at the gas station. So, I told my assistant to prepare the students for the day, and left.

While on the road, I called my director and told her that I had to leave. She thought the situation was unfortunate and told me to take the day off; she’d get a substitute in for the afternoon. We both had a good laugh about it, though. I mean, who has a car door fall off?!

When I finally made it to the station, there were plenty of people standing about looking at my wife sitting in the doorless car. I felt awful. I told my wife that I would drive home (which was less than a mile away from the station) in the car, and that she should go to work. Meanwhile, I was cold and wanted a hot cup of tea. My fingers and face were numb, but fortunately the drive was less than 10 minutes. I had to drive slowly and cautiously.

When I got the car home, I noticed the tumbler of iced tea. And decided to finish the tea off before making another cup. And it was soothing, but cold. I think this tea is good cold. However, as a hot tea, it doesn’t work. Plus, as far as bagged teas go, I’m too picky when using them. I prefer loose leaf.

Anyway, this is good iced. And that’s all I’ll say about it.

Flavors: Plum

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

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80
drank Green Tea Decaffeinated by Salada
2 tasting notes

Flavour: Moderately intense and somewhat complex. Hard to put a name on many of the flavour notes here. Notes of kale initially greet the palate with a finish hinting of sage. Vegetal and not floral. Clean, non-astringent, refreshing. I rather enjoyed this once the mug cooled off, too.

Aroma: Rather weak bouquet. Notes of freshly-mowed hay with, again, a hint of sage—but steamy more than anything. Not floral at all.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly substantial for a decaffeinated tea, let alone a green tea.

Appearance of brewed tea: A turbid, saddle tan brew that deposited some sediment on the bottom of my mug.

Virtues: Flavour and mouthfeel unexpectedly satisfying.

Faults: Not much of a treat for the nose. Well, I guess you can’t have everything…

The Verdict: Very well done for a supermarket decaf green tea, and convincing evidence that cheap tea can be decent. A great value. Worth keeping around for a bedtime cuppa.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75

Second time having this tea. I have to say this time seemed even better. I still didn’t detect any lemon what-so-ever but the honey was definitely there. Not much of a green tea flavor to this one but it’s still a good tasting tea. Worked wonders to calm me down a bit after a long, annoying, stress filled day.

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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75

As others have stated the honey is definitely the dominant flavor in this tea. It is very tasty though and has a very nice aroma. This is definitely a “when sick” appropriate tea. I tend to enjoy before bed if I’m in the mood for something other than my typical chamomile.

Flavors: Honey, Lemon

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69

Pretty good for a teabag tea. Barely noticeable green tea flavor but it is very refreshing with that nice hint of mint. Simple refreshing tea for after a meal.

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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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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