Salada & Red Rose Teas – Not your grandma’s iced tea (giveaway end 7/23/13)


Ice Tea

When the temperature rises, what beverages do you reach for to cool off and quench your thirst? For some that might be a cold glass of water, soda or even a tropical cocktail. For many people they reach for a classic summer time beverage – iced tea.

I love iced tea. I enjoy it year round but summer time is my favorite time to enjoy a flavorful glass of iced tea.

Growing up my mom and grandmother would make iced tea by steeping a tea bags in a pitcher and adding a few slices of lemon. Sometimes they would mix in some sugar too. I actually prefer unsweetened iced tea.

When I was younger there was only one iced tea flavor. These days you can find an assortment of flavored teas that you can make just as easily as the ice tea my mom used to make.

The Salada name has long been synonymous with tea. After all, they have been making, and perfecting, tea for well over 100+ years. I remember my mom and grandmother using Salada tea bags, not only for hot tea but also for ice tea.

Salada also makes green teas in a variety of flavors. In fact they sent me a few packages to try out with my family.


I received the following teas from Salada;

  • Salada Green Tea Iced Tea Family Size Peach & Nectarine
  • Salada Green Tea Iced Tea Family Size Raspberry
  • Salada Black for Iced Tea in Berry Patch flavor

My husband loves iced tea, but he’s not fond of green tea. I never told him that the Peach & Nectarine or Raspberry teas were green teas. All he knew was that they were flavored teas.

What I love about the family size teas is that they come is large tea bags. You need less tea bags because they are much larger than traditional size tea bags.

Green Tea is a healthy beverage choice. Green Tea is loaded with healthy antioxidants that your body needs.

Have you ever priced flavored water or even bottled iced tea at the local grocery store? Not only are they pricey ($1 – $2 per bottle), they are also loaded with sugar and other ingredients that you don’t need. By making your own flavored iced tea at home you can save a lot of money (it only cost pennies per serving) and you can control how much sugar to use, or in my case, none at all.

Iced tea is a much better choice than soda or juice boxes. It has zero calories and zero sugar (unless you add it) and it’s loaded with flavor. Most especially the flavored teas.

My favorite is the Raspberry. In fact we already used up the whole box of Raspberry. I couldn’t keep it long enough in my fridge. My kids would drink a whole pitcher of it by the end of the day.

For those of you who prefer black tea (like my hubby), Salada has a flavored black tea too. The one I received is Berry Patch flavor. Mmm… this tea is really good. It has a bit of a “kick” to it compared to the green teas. It’s very flavorful, even without adding any extra sweetners. My kids like this tea too but unlike the green tea they add a little sugar to their glass when drinking this tea. I think they find it a wee bit bitter compared to the green tea. For me, I welcome the “kick” of the Salada Black Berry Patch tea.

Salada Black Tea Iced Tea Berry Patch

Salada also carries wellness teas for Metabolism, Digestive Support, Brain Boost, Bone Support, Immunity and/or Serenity. I have two teenagers… I could use that Serenity tea. 🙂

Making your own iced tea is so easy. Read the directions on the box for instructions, but you are certainly welcome to add more or less tea bags and/or water to suit your own needs. The only downside to making your own iced teas at home is that you either need a lot of ice to cool it down so you can drink it right away or you have to pop it in the fridge for a bit to cool down. I’m impatient. I want my tea right away. 🙂

These teas are specifically made to be iced tea. You could use them as hot tea but they might taste too strong. They are made strong to compensated for the melting ice. That way you tea is not “weak”.

I love also like the summery flavors. Raspberries are one of the fruits we buy and enjoy all summer long. The peach and nectarine blend is unlike anything I have ever come across before. I’ve had peach flavored tea, but not peach AND nectarine.

For those of you who prefer hot tea, you should try Red Rose Original blend. It’s a truly delicious and tasty tea. It’s perfect with a splash of lemon juice or if you prefer, with a little milk and sugar. You can’t go wrong with this tea.

The temperature might be hot, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying a hot cup of tea. I find sitting on our balcony at night sipping a hot cup of tea to be very relaxing.

 RR-All-Box-OrginalRed Rose also carries really unique teas – Cinnamon Streusel, Peach Cobbler, Crème Caramel and/or Lemon Chiffon in 20-count boxes and Vanilla Biscotti, Spiced Chai, Sweet Mint and/or Cinnamon Bun in single-serve cups. Mmmm…they sound delish!

Look for Salada teas and Red Rose tea where ever teas are sold.

For more information about Salada teas visit www.GreenTea.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

For information about Red Rose tea visit www.RedRoseTea.com. They are also on Facebook and Twitter.

I have a special tea prize package for a lucky winner. The prize package includes;

  • Salada Green Tea Iced Tea Family Size Peach & Nectarine
  • Salada Green Tea Iced Tea Family Size Raspberry
  • Salada Black for Iced Tea in Berry Patch flavor
  • Red Rose Original Tea

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on July 23, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what your favorite type of tea is? Do you like tropical and fruity ice teas, or are you into a classic black tea? Tell me what your favorite tea is.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. tam childers says:

    i like cold sweet tea.

  2. I love an Arnold Palmer. Trader Joe’s makes a great one with green tea,
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  3. Maureen says:

    I like herbal mint

  4. Dorothy Teel says:

    I like southern style sweet tea when I want tea, I am do like some fruit flavored tea, I believe your review of Salada and Red Rose tea was very good and thorough enough to wet my appetite for a glass of iced tea

  5. Dorothy Teel says:

    I like southern style sweet tea when I want tea, I am do like some fruit flavored tea, I believe your review of Salada and Red Rose tea was very good and thorough enough to wet my appetite for a glass of iced tea

  6. I like a lot of teas, but my go-to is iced black tea!

  7. sarah k says:

    I like hot and cold tea , tropical flavor’s, green, herbal. rooibos. I also like brand flavors Tazo Honeybush which is a red tea and caffeine free and occasionally Mate Tropic.

  8. I love fruit-flavored black tea, starting hot and usually room temperature by the time I finish. Usually I just drink plain black tea, though, because it’s less costly than flavored teas.

  9. Renee Richardson says:

    I love hot, black tea with lemon. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

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  10. Susan F says:

    I like almost any tea iced but my favorite is ginger peach black iced tea.

  11. Janet F says:

    I like black tea.

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  12. Michelle H. says:

    I like iced tea with lemon and sugar.

  13. kelly g says:

    black iced tea

  14. Sarah L says:

    I like all kinds of teas. I think I have about 10 different boxes in my ‘tea’ cupboard. Love to try these.
    Thanks for the contest.

  15. Carolyn G says:

    Earl Grey with milk and sugar

  16. Sarah L says:

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  17. Madeline says:

    I love black tea with just about any fruit flavor.

  18. Kelly McGrew says:

    herbal mint for me!

  19. My favorite is hot teas
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  20. I like classic black tea–hot or cold with just a touch of sugar and at times a touch of lemon.

  21. I like iced green tea.

  22. Andrea Henry says:

    southern tea, sweet iced with lemon

  23. All tea is awesome! But my favorite is iced black tea.

  24. I love all tea, but nothing to me is better than mixing a flavored tea with some black tea. Usually mint and black tea combined, but I love also using fruit teas when I have them.

  25. rochelle haynes says:

    I love flavored teas

  26. Debra Pauley says:

    i like cold sweet tea

  27. Maryann D. says:

    I love all types of tea. Black is best for me in the morning, I do like it flavored and I like green or iced tea during the day.

  28. I like hot green tea and black tea.
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  29. I like both hot and cold tea. In the summer, I like iced tea with fruity flavors.

  30. Amy Honious says:

    we love both hot and cold tea. usually have hot tea (herbal or green) in the winter or when ill. we have iced tea year round! unsweetened, mix of black and green in same batch! thanks for such a refreshing and high quality giveaway-both brands are top notch!

  31. annie page says:

    I like green tea with a lot of ice in summer and hot black tea in winter

  32. herbal red rose is good

  33. Diane W says:

    My fav tea is a good black tea with milk and sugar served hot.

  34. I like all kinds of tea—iced tea is usually how I go, but before bed, usually hot tea. I enjoy flavored teas- green tea only when I’m not feeling great and hope the antioxidants help fight off whatever virus may be coming….

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  36. Sherrie C. says:

    I love Black Tea and Iced Tea


  37. I like hot tea.

  38. I like ice cold sweet tea!

  39. M.Clark says:

    I like my tea both hot and cold, but my favorite kind of tea is green tea.

  40. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I like iced tea. Any kind is fine as long as it’s not sweet tea.

  41. Kate D. says:

    When I drink hot tea, I enjoy Earl Grey or a flavored tea – like orange or almond. When I drink tea cold, I like sweetened lemon iced tea.

  42. Rae Nelson says:

    My favorite kind of tea is good ole southern sweetened ice tea (regular black) with a slice of lemon. I like to make sun tea. In the winter I like hot tea of all different flavors. My daughters and my parents like all kinds of flavored tea with ice.

  43. Susan Christy says:

    I usually drink plain iced tea with lots of ice, and sometimes lemon. I do enjoy fruit flavored tea at restaurants, especially raspberry.

  44. MelodyJ says:

    I like black tea best. Cold or hot. That doesn’t stop me from trying other types out.

  45. Katie K says:

    i like unsweetened blacki and green teas

  46. I LOVE iced green tea!! It really quenches my thirst…

  47. Starr Greenwell says:

    I love iced tea, black with spices.

  48. Shannon says:

    I loved iced tea.

  49. Serena Powell says:

    I love lemon iced tea

  50. Cynthia C says:

    I like peach iced tea.

  51. deana c says:

    I love cold iced black tea

  52. Lisa P. says:

    I like a hot peppermint tea.

  53. Jessica Rose says:

    Love Cold Brew Green Tea with Raspberry. Best thing ever!

  54. Tiffany says:

    All time favorite is good ole regular tea on occasion I like it sweetened! But I will try anything!

  55. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like sweet iced black tea.
    Thanks for the chance.

  56. Debra Hall says:

    i like cold sweet tea

  57. Hot green tea or iced tea are my favorites.

  58. Christian Alejandro says:

    Sweet Iced tea is my favorite

  59. michelle cooke says:

    i love both cold and hot tea. i really enjoy green fruity teas and roobios teas

  60. My favorite tea is Licorice Spice.

  61. I like cold peach tea.

  62. I love peach iced tea and any kind of green tea!

  63. Christine says:

    love hot, black tea

  64. rochelle haynes says:

    i shared. on facebook

  65. Mary Casper says:

    I like hot regular tea

  66. My favorite kind of tea would be black tea and hot but iced is fine too!

  67. Hot camomile or iced raspberry tea.

  68. Kathlyne says:

    My favorite kind of tea is oolong tea, followed closely by classic black tea.

  69. I like an extra sweet country style iced tea.

  70. Denise S says:

    I like regular iced tea. Unsweetened.

  71. Melodi M. says:

    i love ice cold sweet tea! its the best.

  72. Lisa V. says:

    I like sweet iced tea with lemon.

  73. I LOVE peach tea and green tea, but jasmine is prolly my fave!~

  74. wendy r says:

    green tea!

  75. I like iced green tea with splenda

  76. kyl neusch says:

    hot fruit-flavored black tea

  77. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    I love iced green tea latte with soy milk yumm so good

  78. James Coyne says:

    I like tea with lemon and sugar

  79. Penny Snyder says:

    Hot black tea!!

  80. I like French Vanilla black tea

  81. I prefer hot and iced tea depending on the season. I like black english breakfast teas
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  82. I like black tea — hot or cold.

  83. Jennifer R. says:

    My favorite way to drink tea is iced green tea.

  84. Jennifer R. says:

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  85. Denise Donaldson says:

    cold iced sweet tea

  86. s riches says:

    I like raspberry iced tea.

  87. natalia ryjova says:

    i like hot and cold oeach and green teas

  88. My favorite tea is hot Oolong tea.

  89. Kari Flores says:

    I like hot peach flavored white tea.

  90. Brenda Elsner says:

    I like green tea the best.

  91. Bonnigene says:

    I love fruit flavored teas

  92. Desiree Dunbar says:

    My favorite is Black Tea with Milk in the morning and Blueberry or Berry hot teas.

  93. My favorite tea is cold lemon tea or southern sweet tea.

  94. rochelle johnson says:

    We love ice cold sweet tea

  95. I love all kinds of tea and strive to try new when i can afford it
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  96. Ed Nemmers says:

    I enjoy a White Ginger Peach tea!

  97. Lorena Keech says:

    Iced English Breakfast Tea with lemon.

  98. I like black tea and preferably hot.

  99. Erica C. says:

    Hot green tea.

  100. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love a glass of cold sweet tea, usually black.

  101. Ava Chavez says:

    I like fruity teas *& prefer them cold.

  102. Jennifer says:

    I love plain Black Iced Tea.

  103. dawn cook says:

    i prefer salada tea bags, in summer i liked iced tea, 5 salada tea bags and 1 flavored tea bag in a large pitcher, in winter hot tea, 1 tea bag and 1 earl grey tea bag…

  104. tina reynolds says:

    i like cold iced tea and hot green tea

  105. Casey Tretter says:

    My favorite tea would be Cold Arizona Blueberry.

  106. I drink iced tea year round!

  107. Mihaela D. says:

    I like southern sweet tea

  108. DeeAnn S says:

    My favorite tea peppermint, hot is the winter, iced cold in the summer!

  109. sheila ressel says:

    my favorite tea is iced peach tea.

  110. Iced green tea, unsweetened, slice of lemon.
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  111. My favorite is sweetened black tea, but I also like green tea and will often mix the two when I make a pitcher of tea.

  112. Danielle F. says:

    I love hot green tea with a little honey 🙂

  113. alyce poalillo says:

    Huge tea drinker so almost every kind but I especially enjoy English Breakfast and green teas.

  114. susan smoaks says:

    i like hot green tea

  115. Nicole C. says:

    I love iced tea!

  116. kathy pease says:

    I love iced tea with lemon

  117. shanta spradlin says:

    I love green tea

  118. amy deeter says:

    cold sweet tea.

  119. Stephanie Grant says:

    My favorite tea is southern style iced sweet tea w/ lots of sugar


  121. Shawne Seignious says:

    Being a Southern girl, I love Sweet Tea cold but I also love Green Tea hot

  122. jules m. says:

    i love irish breakfast tea with some cream and sugar

  123. Ashley Morrow says:

    I like hot chai tea.

  124. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    Sad to say.. we love sweet tea…

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  126. Vicki D. says:

    My favorite is hot black tea sweetened.

  127. Allison says:

    I like peach tea and sweet iced tea!

  128. Rachel Ellis says:

    I love black tea but it must be hot.

  129. Cold tea , like flavored also

  130. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    I like hot black tea

  131. My absolute favorite is Ice cold peach tea! Yummy!
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  132. A nice clean hot tea
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  133. Karrie Millheim says:

    I love black tea which i make ice tea with. I add lemon and sweet n low. my favorite drink

  134. Veronica Garrett says:

    Black tea is my favorite.

  135. heather c says:

    It really depends on the season and my mood. If it’s hot, I want flavored iced tea. If it’s cool, I want hot green tea or hot chocolate tea with cream. Yum!

  136. Marcy Strahan says:

    When I drink cold tea I drink the Black/tOrange Pekoe tea. When I drink Hot tea I love a fruity bleand mixed with a splenda & cream.

  137. Brandi Kerr says:

    I love hot black tea on a cold day, I like ice cold red rose tea on a really hot day. With my glass sweating..

  138. I like iced tea with lemon

  139. earl grey

  140. Michelle Tucker says:

    Cold green sweet tea.