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Our History

When Peter C. Larkin founded Salada Tea in 1892, tea was sold loose in chests and its character was wildly inconsistent. An innovator with an instinct for the needs of customers, Mr. Larkin developed a system of selling tea in foil packages to ensure a consistently high grade of tea that was easily shipped and sold. The result was North America’s first packaged tea, a revolution in the way tea was consumed. Salada continued its tradition of innovation when, in 1930, it bought the patent for the heat-sealed paper fiber tea bag, another new concept in tea production. We share Mr. Larkin’s standards of quality and accessibility, and are committed to providing customers with the newest, most convenient ways to enjoy tea.

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Located in Little Falls, New York, the Salada Tea plant proudly employs over 80 New York State residents. Our state-of-the-art production facility is the center of a manufacturing operation that offers bush-to-cup traceability of our teas, so that our customers can be assured our tea is sourced in a transparent, ethical manner.

 
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Our People

Over 80 employees come together to create the many diverse blends that comprise Salada’s line of teas. Our employees are just like our customers: devoted workers who take pride in the effort we make. We’re dedicated to giving our customers new ways to experience tea that make it easier to enjoy your favorite blends and do something healthy for yourself at the same time.

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Our Ownership

Redco Foods is owned by Teekanne GmbH of Dusseldorf, Germany. 'Teekanne,' which means "Tea Pot," is the premiere brand of specialty herbal and fruit teas in Europe. Inventors of the flow-through tea bag, the majority of tea bags sold in the United States over the last thirty years have been manufactured using Teekanne equipment.