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Choice Organic Teas

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.

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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?

Carrie Spangler says …

I've been searching your web site to see if you carry Hibiscus Tea.

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@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

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

Cathey Ragucci says …

Regarding your Choice Organic teas decaf organic green tea, where do you source the leaves from? Thank you. Cathey

R. Tang says …

DO YOU HAVE HIBISCUS TEA???????????? YES or NO???

Bepkom says …

All of our stores should carry Hibiscus tea either in the bulk tea/coffee section of prepackaged in a box. Thanks!

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@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

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

valeria says …

i looking for hibiscus tea in wholefood store hibiscus tea

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

Nikki - Community Moderator 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!

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.

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!

Cora says …

Do you carry the Alvita (or other brand) of Mullein tea?

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.

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

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!

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?

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!

Jeri Accardo says …

DO YOU CARRY THE (DoMatcha Green Tea, Organic Matcha) ?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@JERI - Our exact products differ so check with your local store directly to see what they have in stock!

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

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.

Milly says …

Do you carry Roobios tea?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@MILLY - Our exact options differ between stores. Check with your local store to see exactly what they have in stock!

Beth DeSilva says …

Hi, I was in the Tribeca, NY store this morning and ordered an organic assam chai tea (hot). There was an advertisement for it on the coffee counter. Anyhow, it was the BEST chai I have ever had! On my way home to Cape Cod, I stopped in the Hingham, MA store and unfortunately could not find such a product at the coffee counter nor could the coffee counter employee duplicate what I had in NY. There was a label attached to the cup of chai I ordered which I kept for evidence in hope of duplicating. The label says: HOT CHAI ASSAM MILK with ingredients of Organic Fair Trade Assam Black Tea, Milk, Organic Sucanat, Organic Spices: Cinnamon, Cloves, Black Peppercorns,Ginger, and Cardamon. Does Whole Foods in Tribeca make their own or do they sell bags of it with this mix? I thought I may have seen a bag near the sign display but wasn't sure. Any help in locating this blend or finding any information about what I drank this morning would be much appreciated...Also, if I could order it as well. Thank you so much for your time. Beth DeSilva

Melanie Rubio says …

I recently found out I have cancer. I started chemo last week. I was wanting to find a hot tea that would be good for building immunities. I was advised against anti-oxidants because it could interfere with chemo medicine. I just want some help on figuring out what would be best.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@BETH - So happy you enjoyed the tea but so sorry you can't find it! Our exact product options differ between stores. I would suggest calling the Tribeca store directly and speaking with the coffee bar. They can let you know if this is something they purchase or make in-house!

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@MELANIE - I'm so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. We can definitely help you find a tea at your local store! Since our products differ between locations the best way to find exactly what you're looking for is to call your local store directly. You can find a list of our locations at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list. They will be happy to help you find what you need. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Corina says …

do you carry chicory root, or tea?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@CORINA - Most of our stores should carry these options but exact brands can differ. Check with your local store first to see exactly what they have in stock!

Consuelo Dickerson says …

I have been searching to see if you carry Yellow or American Saffron Tea

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@CONSUELO - Since our products differ between stores, check with your local store to see if they have this flavor in stock.

DARLENE says …

DO YOU CARRY CLARITEA ?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@DARLENE - Our exact product options differ between stores. Check with your local store directly to see what they have in stock!

Carmen says …

Do you carry corn silk tea

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@CARMEN - Our exact product options differ. Check with your local store to find out what they have in stock!

Mary says …

Do you carry Red Clover Tea?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@MARY - Our exact product options differ between stores. Check with your local store to see what they have in stock!

ANTHONY SCOLARO says …

I DRINK WHITE TEA TO HELP KEEP MY BLADDER FREE FROM CANCER......DO YOU SELL ORGANIC WHITE TEAS IN JUPITER STORE......THANK YOU

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@ANTHONY - I'm not familiar with the Jupiter store. Since our items differ, check with your local store directly to see what they have in stock!

dot says …

Do you carry matcha?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@DOT - Most of our stores should but it will differ between stores. Check with your local store directly to see what they have in stock.

Kris says …

Choice Classic Black is one of my favorites. I'm reassured because the tea is organic. Better yet, this tea works as well with tension headaches as ibuprofen (research for use of tea to treat headaches backs this up!). It's also a mild, black tea and tastes great plain or sweetened.

Angela Williams says …

Do you all carry smooth moves teas and do you have a line of oil free body lotions? I'm on a very strict regimen for a while and I have to restrict all oils, sugars, artificial sweeteners and reduce salt.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@ANGELA - Our exact product options will differ between stores. Check with your local store directly to see if they carry these options.

Nancy Hardesty says …

Just got a nice bottle tea at Stevens Creek Store. Does Los Altos carry this: Teas' Tea, unsweetened, rose green tea