**This post has been sponsored by Salada Tea. All opinions on these teas are my own. **
I can’t have caffeinated coffee. Imagine every scenario where you are grateful for your coffee (if you drink coffee) and its “staying power”. Then imagine it isn’t an option. Yes, “plumb outta luck” stinks. I have tried several green teas in the past and let’s be honest, they tasted like grass. I’m not a cow or a horse, or any other four legged animal thankyouverymuch. Then I received a shipment of Salada Green Tea. I was a little worried since green tea isn’t really my thing. This is my second review for Redco. Foods in case you were wondering why I am talking tea again. A few weeks back I reviewed and hosted a lovely giveaway for Red Rose Tea. I found some favorites there too!
I received several teas and I am able to give away another set of six. Make sure to check out the giveaway linked at the bottom (Ends 1/1/2014). Since I am not a huge fan of green tea I tried the Salada White Tea first. I love a good white tea on occasion so was excited to try this one. I was surprised that this one wasn’t as soft as most white teas I have had. I was a little disappointed but decided to add a little of my favorite raw honey. It was perfect. In fact, I’m going to go make a cup in a few minutes. I went through 4 tea bags in 2 days. LOVE it.
Next I tried Salada Pomegranate Berry. With a green tea base this one has a fruity sweet flavor without sugar added. I really enjoyed this one also. I made this one hot and iced. I definitely prefer it hot but if you like a fruity iced tea it is a good option. I love how their green teas have a nice light flavor without that grassy taste or smell.
The next two teas are Salada Green Tea (caffeinated) and Salada Green Tea (naturally decaffeinated). Again, I used a little bit of honey, enjoying the caffeinated one when I needed it most, first thing in the morning after a late night. It’s nice having a an option that doesn’t make me sick like caffeinated coffee does but offers an energy boost without a ton of sugar. I tried the decaffeinated one that evening and couldn’t tell any difference in taste. My mom really likes green tea so I think I will share some of them with her.
The final two I tried were the Salada K-cups. This meant I was off to visit my husband at work since I don’t have a regular Keurig. I received samples of Salada Green Tea Fiber Boost and Salada Green Tea Energy Boost. At first I missed the fact that the Fiber Boost was citrus flavored. It had a nice light scent and flavor. I loved it and was surprised to see it had stevia in it. I usually notice an aftertaste but didn’t notice any with this one. This one is perfect hot or iced. The Energy Boost K-Cup had a light blueberry flavor which isn’t my favorite in a tea but again, I couldn’t taste the stevia in this one either. These teas have a blend of vitamins and botanicals added.
While I started out a little leery about having to try so many boxes of green tea I was pleasantly surprised to find there really are some green teas out there that taste GOOD. Salada does a great job offering a nice selection of flavorful green teas and I now have several options for when I need that caffeine fix without the calories and massive amounts of sugar. I also love that they use strictly natural flavors. No artificial flavors found on these labels.
Check your local store for Salada Green Tea or order online. Place an order of $30 or more online and you will receive a free box of Salada Green Tea Immunity and Salada Green Tea Original Antioxidant. Good through January 10, 2014.
Want a giveaway? The Salada Green Tea giveaway is here.