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Choice Organic Teas

By Paige Brady, January 14, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady
Continuing our cold weather = tea weather theme, I wanted to spotlight the Choice Organic Teas.  Recently Whole Foods Market launched four new tea items from Choice, a new line of full leaf teas, which, if you recall my last post, is one of the hottest trends in the tea category.  The tea experts at Choice use hand-picked whole leaf teas, flavorful herbs, and delicate flowers in a biodegradable tea pyramid pouch.  The pouch and the pungent tea leaves are the precise combination to create the prefect brew.  The new products are a mix of traditional methods and flavors combined with high quality tea. The new Jasmine Green Tea is a classic.  Its leaves are hand-picked on small Chinese tea gardens, quickly pan-fired, then blended with fresh jasmine blossoms that are removed once they've imparted their essence.  Estate Blend Darjeeling features leaves that are hand-picked at the height of the season in the famed hills of India's Darjeeling region. The English Breakfast is an old favorite with rich taste that comes from teas that hail from Vietnam and India's Assam region. The Chamomile Citrus comes from whole yellow chamomile flowers harvested in Egypt while the orange peel and pink hibiscus add a light, fruity essence to this caffeine-free blend. However, the fact that this is great tasting tea is not what makes these Choice products so special. At Whole Foods Market, we have a fantastic selection of some of the finest teas available so it should come as no surprise that the new teas from Choice please the palate.  What makes this tea special is the socially responsible aspect of how these products are sourced.  All of these teas mentioned are Fair Trade Certified by Transfair USA.  In fact, Choice Organic Teas has been one of the companies in the U.S. tea industry at the forefront of the Fair Trade movement since 2000.   Because their new products are certified Fair Trade…actually almost half of all their products are Fair Trade certified…they can be listed under the Whole Trade Guarantee.  Whole Foods Market donates 1% of all sales of products covered under the Whole Trade Guarantee to the Whole Planet Foundation, who then gives micro loans to people in developing countries. This is changing people’s lives. To check out any of the previously mentioned Choice Organic Teas, just go to your favorite Whole Foods Market Store and grab one off the shelf.  Not only will you be satisfying your tea craving, you’ll be supporting socially responsible products as well.

 

38 Comments

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Darius says ...
Would you please be able to advise then why Choice tea products seem to have completely disappeared from the shelves at your store locations throughout the Southeast?
01/20/2009 10:29:31 AM CST
Michelle Isaacs says ...
Could you please tell me what your tea bags are made of that are used for your choice teas. Thanks, Michelle Isaacs
01/23/2009 12:19:38 PM CST
Carrie Spangler says ...
I've been searching your web site to see if you carry Hibiscus Tea.
01/27/2009 10:37:00 AM CST
hsiaw says ...
@Carrie Our tea selection will vary from store to store, so if you want to be sure your nearest store carries Hibiscus Tea, I would recommend calling them directly. You can find their contact information here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
01/27/2009 11:29:23 AM CST
Cathey Ragucci says ...
Regarding your Choice Organic teas decaf organic green tea, where do you source the leaves from? Thank you. Cathey
07/16/2010 7:09:05 PM CDT
R. Tang says ...
DO YOU HAVE HIBISCUS TEA???????????? YES or NO???
12/28/2010 8:22:47 AM CST
bepkom says ...
All of our stores should carry Hibiscus tea either in the bulk tea/coffee section of prepackaged in a box. Thanks!
12/28/2010 10:54:22 AM CST
valeria says ...
i looking for hibiscus tea in wholefood store hibiscus tea
10/13/2011 10:58:14 PM CDT
Tim davis says ...
My wife really enjoys IRISH BREAKFAST TEA and she needs only to have decaffeinated only, so will you possibibialy make that? She would really appreceate that very much. I thank You Very Much Tim Davis
10/21/2011 7:22:08 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Tim Davis For your situation, I encourage you to reach out to you community Whole Foods Market directly. The link below will help to identify the contact information for that store and a Team Member there will be happy to chat with you about the options for Decaf Irish Breakfast Tea for your wife. If they don't plan on offering it consistently, they may be able to special order it for you. Good for you for being so thoughtful about your wife's tea wishes. :) wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
10/28/2011 2:02:08 PM CDT
jo yager says ...
Good ole' Dr. Oz is suggesting Repbulic Darjeeling Tea & Inca peanuts as an excellent energy source. Does this tea have more energy properties than other black/green teas. And what about the Inca peanuts ~ how are they different from other peanuts? Does W.F. carry these products? Really appreciate you being there, Jo
08/16/2012 6:13:23 PM CDT
nikki.newman says ...
@JO - Thanks for your question. I spoke with one of our Healthy Eating specialists and she mentioned that in a nutritional context, "energy=calories". Teas, in general, contain very few calories per cup. If this is the context you were looking for then certain teas do not provide more energy than other teas if their caloric count is similar. On to the Inca Peanuts...the main difference between these and peanuts we typically carry in the U.S. is going to be that Inca Peanuts contain more Omega-3 fatty acids. Other than that, they are basically the same nutritionally. Hope this helps!
08/20/2012 4:48:08 PM CDT
bill powell says ...
I am inquiring about macha tea i undersyand that you have this ifem in you stores,it is 10 times more potent than green tea a ccording to Dr. Oz.
09/21/2012 5:31:12 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BILL - Thanks for your question. Can you elaborate on what you mean by "potent"? I'm happy to look in to this for you but not sure what I'm looking for. Thanks!
09/25/2012 9:43:46 AM CDT
Cora says ...
Do you carry the Alvita (or other brand) of Mullein tea?
02/13/2013 11:37:33 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CORA - Our products differ between locations so I would check with the store directly where you plan on shopping. You can find a list of contact info at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
02/13/2013 11:58:44 AM CST
leslie says ...
I am an avid customer and really love all your stores. Do you carry a coca tea, we have a home in the mountains and I've heard its good for altitude sickness Thanks
09/23/2013 8:16:27 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LESLIE - I have not heard of any of our stores carrying this but definitely check with your local store to make sure. I traveled to Peru last year and this tea was everywhere...even in candy form!
09/23/2013 11:33:53 AM CDT
Alan Jeanfreau says ...
Choice Organic Tea I noticed the inventory of these teas in the Metairie, LA store have been depleted. Are you still selling this product?
10/29/2013 7:42:22 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ALAN - Our buying is done regionally so the best way to find this out would be to ask the store in Louisiana directly. They will be able to let you know!
10/30/2013 6:19:39 PM CDT
Jeri Accardo says ...
DO YOU CARRY THE (DoMatcha Green Tea, Organic Matcha) ?
01/18/2014 6:02:39 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JERI - Our exact products differ so check with your local store directly to see what they have in stock!
01/20/2014 2:15:36 PM CST
Adal Maldonado says ...
When I lived in NYC Lower East Side I was a regular customer of Whole Foods where I would buy your 365 Organic Green Tea. It comes in a box and contains 80 tea bags. A year ago I moved to Puerto Rico permanently and would like to continue consuming this product. I went to your web site but don't see this product listed as available anywhere. Is one able to purchase 365 Organic Green Tea from you on-line? If so can you give me details and the link to your web site where this info appears? Thanks very much. -Adál
03/31/2014 6:26:07 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ADAL - At this time we don't offer online ordering or the international shipment of products. We'll make sure to announce this if this changes at any time.
03/31/2014 3:54:51 PM CDT
Milly says ...
Do you carry Roobios tea?
04/01/2014 8:54:20 AM CDT

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