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It’s Hot. Win Iced Tea.

Congratulations to Stephanie and thank you everyone who entertained us with your stories of how hot it is where you are. Stay cool everyone! Yep, it’s late July and hot as heck just about everywhere. Doesn’t it sound perfect to cool down with some ice-cold tea? We know! That’s why we’ve just introduced our new line of 365 Everyday Value Organic ready-to-drink teas. Now these aren’t just your run-of-the-mill ordinary bottled teas. These new teas are organic and Whole Trade®, which ensures the ingredients are grown with a commitment to ethical trade, the environment and quality products. And 1% of the sale of Whole Trade products benefits the Whole Planet Foundation™. That’s doing good twice (three times if you count the good it does you to drink great tea!). A majority of our tea leaves are grown in China and India — both known for their superior quality in tea leaf production — and our teas are bottled in the USA using 45% post consumer recycled plastic. We’ve created four flavored and lightly sweetened 16-ounce bottled teas and two unsweetened 64-ounce value options. Here’s the rundown: In 16-ounce bottles:
  • Organic Mint Green Tea
  • Organic Lemon Black Tea
  • Organic Peach Oolong Tea
  • Organic Mango Acai White Tea
In 64-ounce containers:
  • Organic Green Tea
  • Organic Black Tea
We encourage everyone to give these great teas a try, and we’re going to jump start some supercharged cooling by choosing one reader to win a case of these delightful teas. Tell us why it’s sooooo hot where you are and why you think you should win the case of tea. We’re going to choose one winner at random but hey, make your story good ‘cause we want to sit back with a fun read and an ice-cold glass of tea. Enter your comment by August 4th.

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Leo says …

How hot is it? it's so hot that I keep a 365 tea by my side at all time to keep myself hydrated. Can't stop drinking it!

Charlie Jeanne Klumpp says …

Heat index here in Indiana is over 100 again today. I've been trying to keep my flowerbeds weeded and mulched, but I'm struggling to stay hydrated. What was I thinking back in those cool, mild days of spring? Sure, the expansive beds of perennials are colorful and the curb appeal is wonderful -- but I'm pretty sure my muddy, sweat-soaked, unconscious, 66-year old body is going to seriously detract from the verdant view! Nothing refreshes a body like delicious iced tea -- and nothing soothes a social conscience like knowing you are consuming an organic, Whole Trade beverage. Please save our neighborhood vistas (and me) with a case of your new tea.

Spiff says …

A global heatwave is reason enough for me to want iced tea!

Pam says …

Living in the subtropics, "365" happens to be the perfect brand name for delicious, refreshing, organic iced tea. I'm definitely looking forward to trying it.

Beth Cassody says …

It is so hot here, right NE of Tulsa, that my chickens walk around with their wings held up to air out their sweaty pits. (I'm not sure chickens sweat, but they really do hold their wings away from their body.) Did you know chickens pant? Well, that's how hot it is!

Celia says …

I could really use some tea! We moved to the DC area in February from a lovely Seattle climate, and this triple digit heat is making me melt. Sitting on the balcony with some tea would be lovely.

Scott says …

Hi We are a non-profit 501Cs non-profit and are building a reclaimed office and home here in Los Angeles. We also have an organic garden we work on daily. It get very hot while we pull old nails, scrape wood, pull out materials on the road, from Los Angeles homes, that are being torn down or remodeled. Gardening can be hard too as I am sure you well know. We would love to chill and try some of your teas and promise that we won't waste a drop. =) To a Greener California! Scott Rainforest Preservation Foundation

Lesli McGuire says …

Dear Sirs: I live here in Alice, Texas which is very hot in the summertime since we are not near a major body of water that would cool us off. (Alice is about 45 miles west-northwest of Corpus Christi.) In the afternoons I often stop at a favorite drive -thru window of a local fast food restaurant to get my tea, and I always order it with lots of ice. It would save me a lot of money if I could win a case of the tea, then I would have it at the house already and I could take a bottle of it with me wherever I went. I should also tell you that I am a kidney dialysis patient and since I have huge medical bills and medical insurance premiums to contend with there isn't a lot of money left over to buy those extras in the first place. I have relatives who shop at your stores regularly and they sing your praises daily.

Maria says …

Summer in San Diego has been delayed and we need some iced teas to shake things up and bring the sunshine back!

Erica T says …

While the hot weather has been nice, artificially flavored drinks will not suffice! When organic is a way of life,it comes down to quality not price. Summer is only 104 days long, and you can't go wrong with green, black, white or oolong. I plan on enjoying the last of these summer days in a natural and sweetened way, so I would love a case of 365 teas!

Katie Merrill says …

It is sooooooooo hot here in Oklahoma because of the crazy humidity levels! Although the humidity is good for my skin, it doesn't do well quenching my thirst! Would love to win a case of 365 organic ready to drink teas!

samu says …

I have 6 months old twin boys. I run around the house with them...I need some ice tea to cool me !!!

Linda says …

Love the great variety of teas and flavors. These will be great when I cannot brew my own--like when I am traveling.

Anna says …

South Florida in July is extremely hot!!!! I walk every day and don't drive a car and let me tell you I have never sweated so much!

Emma says …

It's boiling in Rockville, MD. The power went out, which means no air conditioning and my 11-month old nephew (who I nanny for) has a cold and is teething and is too hot to go to sleep. It's a cold bath for him...and I'm thinking longingly of a glass of iced tea.

Ann says …

I'm here at work, drooling at the photo of your iced tea...it's so hot over here, could definately make a couple omlettes on the side walk. My car must be over 110 degrees, free sauna afterwork while driving home. Would be super refreshing to get a case of tea, guzzle it down, cool myself off - wish I could be a penguin in the Artic. Hey wait a minute...don't want to be eaten by a whale!

Sandy Nevels says …

It's so hot here in California - because this is where the hot California Girls are! That's just one reason why its so hot here in CA... The reason why I should win the case of tea...Is that it's been hot here lately and since we dont have air conditioning we rely on cold drinks and a fan blowing on us to stay somewhat cool. But what would really help out is a nice dip in the pool and a case of ice cold tea to keep me happy!

MaryKay says …

It's been at or near 100 degrees for quite a few weeks here in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico and having just moved into a house from an apt we were very happy. However, we were note quite ready for the shock of a swamp cooler vs. refrigerated air conditioning!! Sweating is now part of the daily routine and as you might guess, iced tea is a real treat that helps us get thru the day.

Lorraine Brophy says …

Yummy and so cool! So hot & humid here in New England

Jamie Foshey says …

During the summer, I tend to be very thirsty due to the crazy Milwaukee heat! Instead of chugging soda after soda, I prefer to fill my reusable water bottle with iced tea that I brew right at home. I have an iced tea maker (the best $15 investment you will ever make) and I'm able to use all the wonderfull teas that I buy at Whole Foods to mix and match my flavors. I'm doing really well at giving up soda, so I'm thinking this iced tea thing might be a year round habit for me. I hope everyone does the same! I've never tried the bottled iced teas at Whole Foods, but I would love to get a case and share with my friends. I'm sure they would love it!

Megan says …

Um, it's actually a little chilly where I am. I was simply born and raised in the south, and I get to cravin' a tall glass of sweet iced tea every now and then. A southern gal can only tolerate so many hot herbal teas :)

Stephen says …

It was hot. Hotter than we'd ever known. Birds were falling from trees. Cats and dogs were too pooped to pugilate. The earth cracked open and gasped. Then suddenly.. emerging from the horizon.. tea! Yes, tea! No more did we thirst! No more did we wimper! It had arrived! Tea! And in so many flavors! Flavors that transcended the deprivation of our imagination! Flavors that upended our uvulas! Flavors that lubricated our will to live and go on! Tea! Tea! TEEEEEAAAAAAAAA!

Gerry O'Connor says …

Beseiged by the triple Hs, this ice tea is the sole lubricant to free the soul and body from their devilish onslaught. In the right environment the beverage is like a cool, dry breeze making one at peace once again with one's place in the great scheme of things.

Marlene says …

We've had 5 heatwaves here in New Jersey already. I can count how many days its been below 90 on one hand! Could really use some cold refreshing tea while I try to keep my garden from dying!

Taryn says …

Well it doesn't get much hotter than in the DESERT! I'm living in Las Vegas and suffering pretty badly since I am originally from Vancouver, BC, and we just don't get heat like this up there. Organic, fair trade tea can get pretty pricey so a chance to sample some for free would be very much appreciated. Thanks for the opportunity!

Stephanie says …

Because I am really, really thirsty and love iced tea and it is very HOT here in Kentucky. And an iced tea just sounds delish right now!

Laura says …

I could definitely use a case of iced tea! Living on the third floor in a 1 bedroom with your boyfriend and panting puppy without air condition, things get very hot and sticky! We need relief!

john carrabino says …

Its been a hot humid summer in massachusetts so far. Im stilltryingto recover from my basement flooding in march. I work for the post office and am in the truck most of the day. When its 90 drgrees outside ,its 110 degrees in the truck . I feel like im in a sweatbox all day long and cant wait to get home and chill.

Summer Trujillo says …

We need to cool down with some great tasting teas because we are always out on the soccer field. It would be great to have something refreshing.

Crystal says …

I'ts not quite as hot as the time I visited Manila in June - but it's close. My homemade iced-tea brews are getting a little old. Sure would love to try that Mango Acai Tea!

boca mom says …

It is so hot here in Florida, that the people are melting! Iced tea on the deck under the outdoor fan in the evening (or anytime) is just the thing to help us cool off.

Mary says …

Just had foot surgery and am not able to get around very well and wouldn't you know it- it's been in the 90's to 100 everyday and I live in a 98 year old house with no air conditioning! Being confined to bed in this weather is taking it's toll on me and my foot. Help- where is the iced tea?

lisbet says …

Okay, ever been to Houston? Houston takes hot to a whole different realm of horrid. Because not only is it hot, it's HUMID. And it rains daily, creating a sauna effect. There's a reason Houston is known as 'Satan's Armpit'. I drink gallons of iced tea during the summer so this'd be a great win.

Rachel Bates says …

I live in central Alabama which is often called the Deep South. The Deep South is famous for its deep heat. I don't know how people decided to live here before AC. Lately, we are having heat indexes of 110 and humidity ranging from 88-98%. We definitely could use some tea!

Shari says …

It's the hottest July on record here in New Jersey so this new Iced Tea has perfect timing!

Haydee says …

Would love to try your ice tea, everything else is delish!!!

Rachel Turkal says …

It's sooooo hot where I live in northern CA because I don't have AC!!!! I need lots of tea; I need one to drink and one to place on the back of my neck to cool off.

Sarah B. Hopkins says …

This giveaway is too good tea bee true! I'm a parched Austin costume designer that could use a case of 365 organic tea to survive the digits when they rise higher toward the end of this Texas summer.I'll think of it as my own Whole Foods Body Coolant!

Marian says …

I am here in the SC. It has been hot here since early May and getting hotter. Ice tea would be refreshing...

GAIL WILLIAMS says …

I LOVE TO QUENCH MY THIRST WITH A REFRESHING 365 ICE TEA.........AHHHHHHHH

nurah-janet dennis says …

hotlanta is where i reside, and y'all know it's hot outside. so a cool glass of 365 tea would really hit the spot for me. would love to win a case you see to share with my friends and not just for me. organic and ethical, that's where it's at, so sharing your tea, what's better than that?

CR says …

Oh!!!!It tastes soooo good!!!!!

Bayla Singer says …

Of course it's hot in South Florida, and more so in the summer. AND humid. Iced tea is a no-brainer! Keeping hydrated is a no-brainer, too, especially with kidney stones! :) Organic and fair trade are icing on the cake :) [pun intended]

Ruth Horn says …

Love the tea flavors! And yes, it is hot! My 2 indoor pusses, Prince George and Princess Millicent (a girly girl) don't like AC and love sniffing the outside smells. So till it hits 95 I leave the windows open and use fans. Better for the environment anyway. But I ALWAYS have tea in the fridge and would just love to win some!!!!!

Jeanette says …

I have 2 really cool kids and one HOT husband who works hard and plays even harder... it's very windy and warm here in Wyoming so it would be great to try this new tea for FREEEEE!

Michele Williamson says …

It is wedding season and my husband is a dj who sometimes gets to work outside in this hot, humid weather! He just started drinking ice tea after years of not trying it! I hope you pick us!

Debra Talbott says …

I need to win this case of tea because my family lives in Alabama & we love the outdoors(especially since our son is a Cub Scout) & the humidity alone is enough to curl our toes & our hair...It's hot, sticky & dehydration comes quickly, so why not have a soothing, cold glass of 365 Everyday Value Organic(which is always better)tea to quinch our thirst & make us feel oh so cool. I love Whole Foods & even wanted to work there for there atmoshere, quality & large variety of the foods we ALL should be enjoying. Thank You, Debra Lee Talbott

Neena says …

What makes better sense than iced tea in Hotlanta? I would love to win a case of tea to beat the heat index!

Amber says …

This Omaha summer has been so hot and humid and August is usually the worst. An iced cold refreshing bottle of iced tea would sure help me get through the end of this summer!

Shelley Rose says …

I'm a big sun tea fan but lately we've had more rain than sun so a case of your tea would sure come in handy for hot, steamy, rainy Michigan days. It will also be handy this fall when our sun disappears for the next six months!

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