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It’s Hot. Win Iced Tea.

By Paige Brady, July 26, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady
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.
Category: Contests, Whole Trade


1 Comment


Adrienne says ...
It's hot here in Wisconsin! Normally, I might take a dip in good 'ol Lake Michigan, but following the largest rainfall in one day last week, swimming isn't an option (untreated sewage in the lake). :( I could sure use some refreshing tea, while watching my almost-2-year-old run through the sprinkler!
07/26/2010 3:19:27 PM CDT
Morgan says ...
I'm in Austin and just moved here from Chicago, so I am getting used to the Texas Summers! Although, I heard last year was a "typical" summer, this year is still hotter than I'm accustom too... So I need some iced tea to cool down and get acclimated!
07/26/2010 3:19:29 PM CDT
Kim says ...
Oh my goodness gracious, it's South Florida in July! Of course it's sooooo hot!
07/26/2010 4:41:27 PM CDT
Julie (Bananas for Bourbon) says ...
It's been not just hot here in San Diego, but HUMID! I live inland, in what's supposed to be a desert. It's always a hot summer, but it usually at least cools down in the evenings. Not so much lately! It's been hot! Allll the time hot!
07/26/2010 4:44:47 PM CDT
Evan Thomas says ...
Today, I ran 14 miles in the hot new England heat. New England is known for having unpredictable weather, and this month it's been unpredictably hot. I'd love nothing more to cap off my training with a cold, refreshing drink that's organic and sweet to replenish all the glycogen I need.
07/26/2010 7:08:56 PM CDT
Madeline says ...
New Orleans is sooooo hot during the summer and ANY flavor ofyour iced tea would taste oh so good while laying in my hammock outside in my backyard. Of course, I love iced tea no matter what time of day, and summer is the perfect time for it.
07/26/2010 8:15:03 PM CDT
Susan says ...
Sounds delicious!
07/26/2010 8:35:29 PM CDT
danielle says ...
This entire summer seems like a heat wave here in Chicago--of course, it doesn't help that the air conditioning in one of our cars has a leak that the mechanic can't seem to find!!:)
07/27/2010 2:11:35 AM CDT
Sarah G says ...
We're dying of record breaking temperatures here in DC - it was 105 over the weekend! And, the heat further fuels my supreme love of iced green tea. But, sadly, with a toddler constantly underfoot and chores piling up around me, I don't have much time to make my own. So, I would be forever grateful if I won a case - and, would probably end up being one of your most faithful ice tea customers. :) Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)
07/27/2010 6:19:46 AM CDT
Katie says ...
It's miserably hot and humid here in Arkansas! Nothing like cooling off in the south with a nice glass of iced tea!
07/27/2010 9:13:19 AM CDT
Lynne says ...
Here in Chicago, this summer's been hotter than we've had in years! Add to that our famous (infamous?) Chicago humidity, and, well, you can see why a gal like me needs some cold iced tea! I suffer from seasonal allergies and kidney disease, so staying cool, comfortable and hydrated is a MUST!
07/27/2010 9:58:12 AM CDT
Amy says ...
It's been a hot humid summer here in Boston. My husband and I switched over from coffee to tea over the winter and now with summer we are totally into iced tea. I would love to try your iced teas and see how it tastes!
07/27/2010 10:00:12 AM CDT
Ariel says ...
It's soooooo hot in Chicago because we've had yucky summers the last couple of years. I think it's mother nature's way of evening things out and reminding us that we need to be kinder to her. I'm really excited to sit back and drink these unsweetened teas on my porch and revel in the heat. With a tea in hand, it's not too hot.
07/27/2010 1:40:17 PM CDT
Heather McDonough says ...
Virginia has been over 100 degrees for weeks. We broke the record at 105 a few days ago. With the heat and the humidity, I could sure use some refreshing teas to cool me off!
07/27/2010 2:10:51 PM CDT
Andrew says ...
Washington, D.C. has had more days exceeding 100 degrees than I care to remember! Add to those temperatures shirt-soaking humidity, and it's impossible to go anywhere or do anything without proper hydration. I could easily see drinking 64 ounces of these teas each day. I imagine it would not hurt to maintain this rate of consumption year-round...
07/27/2010 5:29:05 PM CDT
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!
07/27/2010 6:37:44 PM CDT
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.
07/27/2010 7:10:07 PM CDT
L. Michelle says ...
I live in Austin, Texas. I often say that evidently Austin sits in the armpit of hell. That's why it's so hot here. SO..to combat the heats of hell...I truly need these thirst quenching teas :)
07/27/2010 9:27:54 PM CDT
denise says ...
it's so hot in here because i'm surrounded by technology that throws off too much heat!
07/28/2010 10:46:00 AM CDT
Heather says ...
It is HOT in Virginia. We're holding all the heat in Richmond that the mountains don't get so it is hot, humid and downright unbearable. I need ice tea to keep cool on those hot summer days! Fortunately, we've moved down to the 90's this week, it feels like spring :)
07/28/2010 10:48:29 AM CDT
Gina says ...
It's so hot here in California, I'd put on the air conditioner, but it broke last week! I could surely use some refreshing tea!
07/28/2010 3:02:52 PM CDT
Pam Ladd says ...
I looooove Whole Foods market! I take my kids there for a fun activity so we can look at the beautiful, healthy food and enjoy the excellent customer service. I love the ice tea too! Me and my two sons can't afford an official "vaca" so we can sit back in our sunglasses and enjoy a refreshing cold glass of Whole Foods Market 365 tea on the porch. Its not always where you go- its how you feel.
07/28/2010 3:40:49 PM CDT
sydney says ...
I live in Miami, fl and it is in the high 90's most of the day. It is pretty much always hot in miami. I would like to drink iced tea to get through the hot days in miami.
07/28/2010 4:01:15 PM CDT
J Misuraca says ...
Tea...is life.
07/28/2010 4:34:37 PM CDT
marvelle welsh says ...
When it's hot, like it's been in Baltimore for the past 30 some days, a glass of iced tea is delightlful. It is cooling, refreshing and relaxing all at once. One cannot do without it on these very hot summer days. It makes your whole body smile.
07/28/2010 4:37:09 PM CDT