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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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Karen Krulas says …

In the summer I am always hot, and these teas sound like an especially tasteful way to cool down. And organic, fair trade and helps others too. Can't lose.

Ginny Ann Weinberger says …

Too hoT. Terribly ThirsTea. Tired. dehydraTed. heaT lighTning. sweaT. TemperaTures climbing. Torturous Travels. Tea Therapy. Tea-rific!

Brian Kass says …

I'm in Phoenix, AZ, where it's a hundred and too many. It's so hot here, your sweat sweats! I mean you can't even walk barefoot outside for fear of 3rd degree burns. You can even BBQ directly on the sidewalk (don't worry, the heat will kill any germs). People tell you it's a dry heat, it's not as bad as humidity, blah, blah, blah...bologna! Dry heat, smry heat, it's HOT!! We could use a case of tea, that is if it doesn't evaporate by the time it gets here.

Phillip Doucet says …

I'm living in Jacksonville and the heat is unbearable. So for this reason...a nice cool glass of ice tea would be just fine.

melinda says …

my mom just went into a nursing home and I am in charge of cleaning out her home in the Boston area, the work is hard, hot and DIRTY. I look forward to icy ice tea breaks because my mums house does not have air conditioning and the temps have been in the low 90s and very humid. A case of ice tea would be great to stick in moms fridge so I can sip through out the day!

Aaron P. Churchill says …

I've been running all summer. I did a nike plus cardio challenge of 250 miles in six weeks (I ran 298). I've done a half marathon, a 5k, a 10k and another 10k at the end of august. There is nothing better than a cool refreshing glass of tea to come home to after a 14 mile run in 90 degree weather. :) Thank you for your time.

Debbie M says …

It's hot and humid here Ohio. Iced tea would sure hit the spot!

gloria rothstein says …

it's soo hot where I am because my bedroom air conditioner is broken. Attic fan only goes on when it feels like it. I am gone all day with the windows closed and the place baking. For some reason there is no breeze from outside. A fan just draws in hot air thick with humidity. I need some cooling off!

MeganC says …

Our friends live in a row home in the middle of the city and don't have any air conditioning. I'd love to pass on a case of iced tea to them to keep them cool.

Sasha says …

It sure is hot in Denver- we are a mile closer to the sun!

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 make 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

Kim says …

Here in Los Angeles,our household drinks iced tea all year. We could especially use a case to get us through the onslaught of heat that August & September usually bring. That's right, just when you think it's safe to turn off your air conditioner, another heat wave comes. Hey, we may even need it to douse a wildfire, too, or refresh a firefighter!

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...

David Shipman says …

I live near Dallas, Texas. The reason why Texas is so hot is due to the fact that it is in a Temperate grassland Biome. A characteristic of this biome is little to no rain. But a major reason why this area is hot is because it is closer to the equator. And when you're neighboring summer vacation resorts, you notice that your eccrine glands go crazy like a rock star during an encore. And no doctor's orders to drink Dr. Pepper can solve this sticky situation, you need something better. You need a nice cool glass of 365 Everyday Value Organic tea. Cure heat stroke, a lack of antioxidants, and lack of deliciousness all in one cup. I may not be a doctor, but this college student sure knows that a nice bit of tea could do him some good.

Summer Davis says …

It's sooooooooo hot where I am because it is July in Alabama - need I say more:) I think I should win the case of tea because I'll recycle the bottles:)

Kevin Weatherbee says …

I live in Yuma, Arizona where we have 360 days of sunshine a year and some of the hottest temps on he face of the Earth! As a teacher I look forward to the summer off, but as a human being I hate the fact that those 2 months never dip below 105 at all during the day? I NEED the tea just to stay alive and sane!!!

Eliza says …

95 degrees with a heat index of 103. Welcome to Georgia summers! We love nothing more than cooling off with iced tea! Thanks for making it easy for us with your new teas. You know we'll be sitting on our porch in the evening sipping tea while the kids hunt fireflies and the frogs serenade us.

kathy ely says …

This is SO much better for your body then drinking a cola and having it destroy you.

Sean says …

It's so hot here in the suburbs of Philadelphia because we only get 2 days off between heat waves!

Becky Ball says …

Try living in Utah. Its a hot hot desert climate. Even the word desert sounds hot. I have to drink liquids all the time just to keep hydrated. I'm always thirsty even in an air conditioned buildings. Help! Let me win the case of tea.

Michael Beahm says …

Here in the South Bay it can get as hot as a cat on a hot tin roof, so I always look for something cool and refreshing to quench my thirst and settle me down after work. That's where an ice filled glass and some delicious Whole Foods tea comes in. A perfect combination on an otherwise imperfect day. Thanks Whole Foods!

Mayme Gillham says …

If I win this, it's all going to the teachers at my daughter's school as a special treat during the 100 degree weather that often hits Little Rock during the summer and early fall. Nothing is more refreshing than tea, and the gentle caffeine in tea is better lift in the hot afternoon than a cup of coffee and better for you than a soft drink. Fingers crossed!

Linda says …

Its sooo hot here in Wheeling, WV that the eggs fry themselves as soon as their hatched. Its so hot that even the air conditioner asked for ice. Its so hot that the dog days of summer started meowing.

Alena Treat says …

I'm a teacher in a middle school that has a VERY inefficient cooling system. Some of the classrooms have even reached over 100 degrees even with the air conditioner working. It is hard to think in this heat. A case of ice-cold tea would help the teachers to cool off and keep ourselves calm, coolER, and collected.

Susan K says …

Here in Northern Virginia, we have already had a record number of days with temperatures over 90 degrees. And as much as I prefer heat to cold, even I had to admit that the heat is just a BIT oppressive! Nothing like a cold bottle of organic ice tea to cool thing down! Thanks!

Shannon says …

Not only is it hot AND humid in Tampa this time of the year, it feels like a blistering oven under my roof with all the renovations I got going on. I can barely chill the tea long enough before it's gone already!! I have another few sweat drenched weeks ahead before the end of the summer party, and I'd sure love some 365 Teas to pass around;)

Dolby says …

It is smokin hot in my thinking, not where I live in Thousand Oaks. I think I need to win that case of ice tea. I am an ice tea junkie, I need my fix. Other then that, why not! I deserve to win, and if I don't, I am happy for whomever does. Love begins with me, Namaste Dolby

Catherine Martin says …

I love tea and I love to win free stuff!!! Plus, I promise to share with my yoga students! Love, Catherine

Sandy Henry says …

Well they say Rhode Island is the ocean state with over 400 miles of water access it should be cooler here than anywhere else...NOT...this summer has been hotter than hell...MAN ice tea is like manna from heaven when all you are doing is sweating all that good stuff out your pores...It refreshes you like nothing else after a long day of working, dog walking or just sitting on the porch sweating....Iced tea it's decadant with out being intoxicating or illegal in 42 of 50 states...besides if I win everyone I know and that is practically the whole state and surrounding states will know what a great tea I've just won and tried and they will want it too as everyone seems to want what I have or want....Fall where are you????Not complaining cuz I will be whining it's cold soon...yes the typical Rhode Islander whining about the weather or whatever else I can like politicians...corrurtion in government, terrible drivers...all while sipping tea..Have a great day

Dorothy says …

Wow! Looking at these flavors, it would be neat if the case they are giving away is all different flavors (would like to try them all)!

Beatrice says …

"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." So Mark Twain never really said this, but you get the point - summers in SF are NOT hot. However, this doesn't stop San Franciscans from spending time outside! We hike, run, bike, picnic, attend outdoors music festivals... and during and after any of these activities, a refreshing drink is much appreciated!!

Portia says …

It's sweltering here in Georgia. The supposed "cooling" rain only makes it worse and more humid. I'm sweating at 7 am!!

Kate says …

It's a "cooler" day here in Henderson, NV...it only reached 100 degrees today! Some iced tea would help me cool off, since I can't swim due to my foot in a cast!

judith gold bachman says …

it's so hot my candles are melting!

dav says …

On campus - summer classes and summer job. Home for the evening - homework done - open an ice cold iced tea and escape into Starcraft 2....

Lori says …

Here in Ohio, it isn't suppose to be 100 degrees, but it is! And try explaining to a four year old boy why you can't play outside because it's too hot to be safe? Yup, I could definately use that tea.

Marie says …

Hotter than usual in northern wisconsin have to walk down to the river just to cool off. Thank goodness it's just about 500 feet away! A big tall glass of cold iced tea would sure hit the spot for us.

Franka says …

Hey, when it gets to 104 in DENVER...it's HOT! We need iced tea!

Dorothy Macnak says …

Could have used a case of these last month when I came down with sunstroke after working on my deck. Heat, sun and the high altitude in Colorado can knock you out so quick! Do as I say, not as I did -- wear a hat and stay hydrated!!

Marthine says …

WOW Unsweetened bottled tea! Black tea yummy and cool. Keep up the good work.

matt twohig says …

I drink ice tea almost everyday especially during the summer. I would love to add 365 tea to my cooler this summer! It's great to cool off with at the pool in the 90 degree heat. mateo2008@live.com

Kari Ehrhardt says …

It's been extremely hot and humid here in Wisconsin. I would love to win this refreshing tea so that I can sip it on the go. I commute on foot and by bus, and so I don't have the luxury of the A/C available in a car.

Anya says …

How about some UNsweetened tea, some of us prefer that. If I wanted sweet I'd drink soda.

M Miller says …

Love Iced tea! It is very refreshing! We live in Florida, so July through September are over the top HOT! You can't drink sickly sweet drinks to refresh you! Iced tea always gets my vote!

Sheila says …

While I love summertime, it feels like Indianapolis sits right over h-ll and the only salvation to beat the heat has been ice tea, along with many other items, from the Whole Foods right down the street from me. I was looking for a different drink to have while waiting for a roasted veggie pizza this winter and while I strolled the aisles killing time- lo and behold I found a drink that everyone in the family loves!!! I would love to win the tea but will continue to buy it regardless!!!

Tamara says …

Normally it would be hot this time of year - and most older homes heredon't have air conditioning. So that's always a good reason to have some cool iced tea on hand. However, even though this summer has been cooler than normal, there's never a time when a good drink of iced tea isn't refreshing!!!

Melissa Alvarado-Zahora says …

Tea is my favorite thing to drink of all. I start each morning with a cup of hot tea. In the summer, especially this hot, humid summer we're having here in Chicago this year, is the perfect time for iced tea. I should win a case of this tea because I am tea's biggest fan and one of Whole Food's biggest fans. You get to see my smiling face on a weekly basis in Willowbrook, IL :-)

Jeet says …

According to the weather forecast, it is going to be the hottest July ever recorded here in CT, so I think I could use this refreshing tea the most! :-) After all, nothing trumps a cup of tea when it comes to beating the heat AND being healthy at the same time!

Cindy Cosby says …

It soooo hot in Virginia. We drink tea all day that even our sweat is sweet! So keep it coming so we can stay sweet 365 days of the year! LOL!!!

Lynne Kinsey says …

My husband will love your unique flavors. Thank you!

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