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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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Edward Bertsch says …

#1 it’s sooooo hot where you are It has a lot to do with our distance from the sun. But I think it also has a lot to do with people who spend so much time in limos and private planes, like Al Gore. #2 why you think you should win the case of tea Well, I really do like tea. I promise to cool it before drinking. I will share some of it, too, with family and friends. And as Mr. Tea says, "I pity the fool" who wins this case of tea - if it isn't given to me. There you have it. Please send the tea. Thanks!

Richard Bonjour says …

I'd love to taste this !

java says …

oh sweltering, sweating cravings for cool relief! We try to do the right thing; we have a geothermal heating & cooling system that we sacrificed and saved for. I try not to use it excessively, am always energy conscientious. Alas, this week, it is not working properly! at ALL! So as I go about my hanging laundry on the line and taking it a bit easier in the heat - Iced tea sounds especially refreshing (and the doc says I should be drinking tea for health, too!) Whoever wins the tea will certainly enjoy the refreshment, of that I'm sure!

Pam says …

Well, here we are in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, and boy, is it hot and humid! Not only that, but we have some lovely bugs called chiggers here :(. You cannot see them, but their bites are worse than mosquito bites. Perhaps a nice case of tea will help ease the pain!

Karen says …

Hot town, summer in the city ... back o' my neck gettin' dirty an gritty ... iced green tea would sure hit the spot!

Wendy says …

I am a middle school teacher in Massachusetts. We go back to school at the end of August. Imagine hot and steamy, and then add a room full of sweaty adolescents. A case of cool, crisp refreshing tea shared among colleagues would make it all worthwhile.

Mary Russell says …

It is so hot here you could fry an egg on the driveway. It is so hot here the cat lays on its back with all four feet up in the air to sleep. It is so hot here, I need to win that case of tea to rehydrate and find another brand of tea to drink all day. It's the south and we drink iced tea all year round, with a little stevia of course darling.

Kathleen Sheridan says …

We drink ice tea all year -- would love to win a case!

Amanda S. says …

It's been sooooo hot here in CT that my friend, who lives on the 3rd floor of a 3 family house with no air conditioning has been hanging out at my air-conditioned house a lot. With her medical problems, she can't always make it here to spend the day, so I'd love to be able to give her a case of yummy iced tea to keep her cool when she's not feeling well.

Donna Zamora says …

I can't complain about the Northern CA weather. This summer is not as hot as previous years. Not yet anyway. I love iced tea! I drink it like water hot weather or not :)

Deb says …

Try combining this weather with "Hot Flashes"! I really need some relief!

Chris Bell says …

Whoieeee! Tea is super yummy!

robinnews says …

Yah, I like tea, All kinds you see, Even when there is no fee Lemon, mango, mint, and peach, I can drink them all while at the beach If I got a case to share, white,green or black shows Whole Food cares.

patti says …

well it's certainly hot in boston! and i spend my days with my backside a mere two feet from a 600 degree open pizza oven!

Lois Recchia says …

It's so hot without air conditioning! I live in a suburb of Chicago in an old house without air, and boy, does it get hot on these 90+ degree days! Even when I get out of a cool shower, I am hot within minutes. I would absolutely love a glass of ice cold Whole Foods tea!

Teresa says …

Late July and August weather. Ugh. Is it Autumn yet? I live in Maine to avoid the heat but it has been unusually hot and huMid. I need relief. Pass the tea!

Wendy Miller says …

The hottest June on Record. Who doesn't need a cool drink of Iced Tea.

Walker says …

I normally drink freshly brewed green tea everyday, but sometimes I really need something cold and refreshing. So I grab a 64-ounce bottle and drink it all day. Thank you Whole Foods for thinking about us tea snobs!

Alfie says …

Flavors of this new tea sound terrific! I would love to win a case!

Claire says …

It's sooooo hot where I am... because I'm a mom to 4 wild sweaty but sweet kids that like to sit close!

Rosario says …

I live in Azusa, it sometimes gets over 100 degrees because we're close to the San Gabriel mountains. I would love to have a nice refreshing glass of ice cold iced tea to keep my husband and myself nice and cool in a HOT summer evening. What I love the most about the idea of being able to get these particular teas is that they are unsweetened. Second, that they are made with people and the environment in mind.

Rita C. says …

It's SO hot and humid here in Delaware! What's worse is our AC doesn't work. What's even more terrible is that there is NO Whole Foods in Delaware! So, please help me! :)

David says …

It's been soooo hot & humid here in Maine. I wilt in the heat and humidity. This looks so refreshing. What a delicious way to beat the heat!

michele says …

It hasn't been too hot here in in southern california (yet). Still enjoying the nice weather. But that's not to say that it won't get hot. We've still got another month or two to go before summer actually ends. And it would be great to just sit back and enjoy this wonderful weather, hot or not, with a glass of iced tea! :)

Allison says …

It's quite warm here in Madison, Wisconsin. Plus all that humidity. It would be nice to just be able to sit back and relax with a delicious bottle of Whole Foods tea.

Katie Ryan says …

I think I should win a case of tea "1 because I LOVE tea! I especially love Whole Foods 365 Tea. I drink it every day. The second reason is that I live in hot, hot Fresno, CA. If I won a case then I could share it with my friends when we take our kids to the park.

maureen says …

I've been traveling this summer, and have seen more than my share of hot, summer weather. Drove from Wisconsin (where we live) to Pennsylvania--beautiful mountains! Then on to Virginia/Washington and super hot weather...105 was a bit much. On to Charleston and that amazing ocean breeze, back through the Carolinias, Kentucky, and to the midwest. Now I'm in Albuquerque, where a late monsoon has warm and more humid weather than usual! My cury hair is out of control! So I would love to win the case of tea and cool off by the pool. Happy Sumer!

Blayne says …

It was in the 90's here today. At this very moment sweat is dripping down my neck.It just started raining, but that has only increased the humidity. I'd like a case of tea to stay hydrated. I'll need ice cubes too. Thanks. :-)

Stephanie Torres says …

Well it is unseasonably un-hot here in late sun, cool breeze Santa Barbara. Regardless of this drop in the weather, we still would like to enjoy something cool to drink after a hard days work in the garden, and generally working around the house. Oh and of course taking the girls out and about participating in the Fiesta duties as Fiesta Flower Girls and Senoritas, welcoming all those venturing to Santa Barbara for Old Spanish Days Fiesta. Viva La!

Peggy says …

Thanks for making a product we don't have to worry about drinking! It is hot here in DC.

Linda says …

Here in Richmond, Virginia the temperatures have passed 100 degrees for several days in a row. Hot and dry and just the right time for a cold tea. And I don't like sweetened tea - sweeteners just cover up the taste of the tea.

patti says …

my son drinks alot of ur drinks he buys there love t win something i would drink ti too its so humid in tx austin when is winter coming he run s and marathons andwalks town lake and and going to medschool next aug and i never win anything

Emme says …

Why is it so hot where I am? Good question. A better question is why do I put up with the heat? I've lived here all of my life. My husband doesn't drink, so I think I should win the case of tea so he can enjoy a cold frosty one after we put the kids down for bed. We're party animals! ; )

J. Ivy Boyter says …

Here in Florida, it's 78 degrees by the time we're waking up to go to work and humidity is anywhere from 50% - 90% or more during the day. Our mid-afternoon/evening temperatures feel like it's 110 degrees! Even a 2 minute walk in the parking lot to work is enough to make you sweat and feel like your breath is being sucked out of you. A refreshing tea would be welcomed!

helen j hoang says …

good cool ice tea

Elaine Rubin says …

Chicago has had some of the hottest days this summer. Iced tea is refreshing and a great way to cool off!

Mary Migliorelli says …

It's so hot-hot-HOT here at Salt Lake Community College because our students are the talent pipeline for the economic engines that drive Utah's economy: biotech, health sciences, energy manangement, and digital media. Pour yourself an ice-cold glass of tea and visit www.slcc.edu to explore these new careers. Or if you're already a successful tech entrepreneur, support our talented students by making a scholarship donation. What happens next is up to you...

Suzanne says …

Can't wait to try it! hot and humid in NH

Jennifer says …

I'm in Phoenix and it is July - enough said! :) The teas sound refreshing.

Betsy says …

Even hot tea is refreshing in hot weather, but a case of tea to turn into cold tea--oh my, just the thought cools me off here in tropical northern Virginia. But let's not forget to thank climate change for the record snows and record heat of 2010 in this part of the globe.

Danielle Robinson says …

It's so hot here even my AC has quit working.

Elena says …

I'm a new PTA President and one of our Board's goals is to encourage healthier lifestyle choices in our students. I would like to use this case to show our students that organics can taste great! They don't need to change everything all at once, but drinking 365 Tea instead of soda would be a great start! We've sent a letter to our local store to try and partner with them for this initiative, but so far no answer. *sad face*

Sam says …

It's hot here in Cleveland because everyone is still steaming about the way LeBron announced his departure! As an individual largely indifferent to basketball, and therefore not one who is contributing to the heatwave, I think I might be among the deserving a case of free iced tea.

Doris says …

I could go for some nice iced tea because Boston is so hot, you see It really would be so yummy swirling in my tummy!

carole says …

It's sooo hot in Milwaukee that the bowling alleys flooded, roads ate up cars, streets turned into rivers, toilets were blowing up......people turned to beer, oh wait that's all the time. All we really needed was some cool ice Tea.

Barbara Bach Sternberg says …

Having great difficulty in finding organic unsweetened green tea--especially in glass bottles! I would like to purchase cases, but must usually accept whatever is available. It really is the best and healthiest thirst quencher in this horrific heat wave. Hope this item becomes availble in large quantities in all the stores!

Kat says …

In Santa Clarita it is typical to have tempertures around 100 to 105 degrees during summer. These flavors sound delicious and it great that you offer them in the 64 ounce size for home, and the travel size to bring on the go for family trips. The flavors will be attractive for kids too, and are a good substitite for the sugary sodas/juices out there. The mango and peach are sure to be my favorites. Can't wait to try them the next time I make a trip to Whole Foods.

Lori Maury says …

We live in Florida, and that is all the reason we need to quench the scorching heat. Mickey Mouse usually dances in the streets in Orlando,Florida. The other day I saw Donald Duck pulling him on a boogie board! Our magical city is melting.

Kathleen Espinosa says …

Why is it soooooo hot where I am? It's a freaking desert here in Las Vegas, NV! Why do I want to win the case of 365 Everyday Value Organic ready-to-drink teas? It's so freaking hot here, that's why!!! Plus I just finished reading a good book from the Library called "The Jungle Effect" (you probably sell it at Whole Foods) and the Chapter about Okinawa, Japan talks about how they drink 3 cups of green tea everyday. Sooooo, I started drinking my own green tea by using tea bags at home. Buttttt, I could win the tea from you and have all different kinds to go and show off your new bottle to lots of people. OK? Sooooo, please pick me!!! I need the tea!!!!

Orlane says …

Tea time is usually a moment I'll share with my mom. But I move far away from home (which is France) to come live here in Chicago. The weather is way hotter here and I guess that if my mo was here we would switch to iced tea during this crazy hot summer. So let me win that case of iced tea so every time I'll have a sip I'll feel like I'm having that cup of tea with my mom!!!

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