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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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Christin L. says …

Being super sweaty runs in my family, and these Texas Summers make for some super sweat!! I would love to cool off with some tea! :D

hank says …

i'm thirsty

Kathy says …

I need that good ole tea to keep me hydrated in this blazin hot weather in new orleans!

Stefanie says …

Until you have lived in Arizona during monsoon season, you do not know what HOT is! It is brutal! Iced tea is the only thing I can drink, besides water. Last week I was pumping gas and my metal sunglasses gave me a second degree burn. Not a joke. I had a blister on my nose! I have also received burns from the metal on my seatbelt, the leather seats in my car and the steering wheel. I actually have oven mitts in my car so when I get in it I dont burn my hands on the steering wheel. Its awesome! But the monsoons are awesome with the lightening and thunder and random rain storms so I wouldnt move if you asked! :)

Nioaka says …

It's sooooo hot in Fair Oaks, CA because we are in the middle of summer and I can't get to a pool! This weather makes you want to stay inside, but with a nice bottle of tea, I can do ANYTHING! I deserve to win because I love tea. I've never tried the 365 Everyday Value Organic tea, but I would LOVE to try them, especially the Peach Oolong, I wouldn't even need a pool that sounds refreshing enough as it is! I've always stuck with the bad stuff, gear me toward the best stuff!

Jen says …

It's not hot here in the Colorado mountains (high of 82 so far this year!), but that doesn't mean that my family doesn't enjoy a cold glass of ice tea while sitting on the deck watching the chipmunks steal all of the bird seed.

Morag says …

I live in las vegas where there is little humidity and the low is around 85 degrees. I volunteer at the springs preserve where i take care of plants watering weeding and transplanting them and it is often around 114 degrees when i am there. I also am in training for the lv marathon. So it is pretty obvious i need to stay hydrated and what better way than 365 organic teas. Fabulous i am going to try all the unsweetened types. Cheers mad moaning morag

Maria says …

Training for a 5K....could use some of this yummy tea to stay hydrated while working out in South Florida!!

Carole Collum says …

The sound of the cicadas, rising temperatures and humidity confirm the time of year - July, the midst of the summer and I am thirsty - so is everyone else in my family. A case of 365 Organic Tea would be oh so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!

molomatic says …

We're having a hot week in Portland, OR! Since we are cloudy most of the year we aren't used to the heat. A big sip of cold ice tea would sure taste good right now! Thanks!

Gary Cohen says …

I don't know why it's so hot here. I know it has something to do with Al Gore. There's a field of corn across the street from my house. It got so hot that all of the corn popped right on the stalk. a bunch of crows saw the popped corn and thought it was snow and froze to death. That story is completely untrue. But I hope it was entertaining. Because I'm hot and thirsty.

Faleen says …

Well today isnt quite as hot as it had been over the weekend. My central air gave up functioning this past Saturday while the temps outside had a heat index of over 100. I have a repair contract with a local LARGE company with the extra designation of 'priority' due to health reasons. They promised to be here Saturday and suggested that wait for the repairman. I did, called numerous times Saturday, Sunday "he is coming". Finally Monday when i called again he did show up. Take my word for it, i dont know how we all survived when i was a child and only had a small fan, let alone central air. Keep your fingers crossed for me that the unit holds out. Thank you.

Heather says …

I just quit drinking a little over a month ago so I need fun non-alcoholic beverages to drink. Thanks!

Tracey Byram says …

I live in the deep south. Alabama to be exact. Alabama during the summer is just another name for hell. It is HOT down here. Tea is all I drink besides water, year round. No self respecting southerner doesn't drink tea. Of the iced variety. And I'm out of tea. I need tea.

Allyx says …

What a hit this tea was at a party I had in hot Oklahoma. Guests loved it.

Shanon says …

It has been so hot and humid in Chicago and iced tea is the best for hot humid days!

Lorraine says …

It is soooo hot where I am (NC) because it is summertime, and it is supposed to be hot this time of year. I should win a case of organic tea because I am on a tight budget, and cannot afford organic products most of the time. Plus, I really love tea!Thanks!

Christina Kostock says …

I am a firm believe in the power of tea!!!

Katrina says …

Tell why it is hot in Texas in the summer....it is Texas! Ha! Plus ice tea in Texas is a requirement to survive the 100 plus summer temps. Green tea, black tea as long as you have ice you are good to go!

Mignon T. says …

I live in Dallas and regularly frequent the Lakewood Whole Foods. In fact I stopped by after work for the 2 for $5 pizza slice deal. It is SO HOT here in Dallas! I go to the gym during lunch and take a quick shower afterwards. By the time I walk out the doors of the gym and get to my car...Let's just say no shower was neccessary! Ah! Tea will surely help in this heat! Thanks Whole Foods!

Nancy says …

Mint Green Tea! Yum!!

Elijah Gateless says …

According to my calculations there I more solar radiation now than at any point in human history. I need to win the tea so I have something to drink when solar storms knock out the electrical grid. Ooh my

Tammy Greer says …

It's Southern Ca and it's always "HOT" here if you know what I mean. I want this case of tea because everyone in my family just loves it!!!! LuckyTJG@cs.com

Debra says …

I love living in Michigan because the summers typically do not get too hot. This summer however has been a different story; we haven't had many breaks in the heat or humidity! I am a runner and would love to cool down with a refreshing glass of Whole Food's organic iced tea!

Victoria C. says …

Well, we have had record breaking heat and high humidity here in the Washington DC metro area. It is so hot that a local car dealership baked cookies on the dashboard of a few of their cars as a publicity stunt! I could really use the tea to keep the family well hydrated - they all love iced tea, and I know they would really like the Mint Green Tea!!

Stacy says …

It is so hot here in the Mid-Atlantic region. Especially out on the farm! I am researching pollination and go out to farms in NJ and PA to watch the bees buzz. The research team and I would sure love some iced tea out there!

Alicia Webster says …

I am originally from Northern California, otherwise known as the land of perfect weather. I had never experienced humidity in my life. Then I moved to Virginia. The obscene heat combined with the ever-hanging shroud of noxious mist reduces me to a quivering imbecile. I close my drapes and blinds tightly against the light, turn the A/C down to 77, sit on the sofa with my coffee and afghan and pretend that it's winter. This works. Until, of course, I am forced to leave the house for some reason (like groceries, for example) and then I open the door and whither before the blast.

Suzanne Muccioli-Block says …

New York is HOT, HOT, HOT this time of year. Iced Tea has always been able to cool me down and my guests when I am entertaining for a BBQ or generally any event during the summer. The great thing about this tea brand is it doesn't have to be 100 degrees outside to enjoy a refreshing glass. Iced tea is good ALL year round and 365 Everyday Value Organic Tea fits the bill. My favorite is the Lemon Black Tea. The tang of lemon and the crisp combination of black tea gives this flavor a unique spin on the traditional tea taste that you will truely enjoy :o)

Becky Fusselman says …

It isn't just hot here it is HUMID! That icky feeling hits you right as you step outside. Tea is a great way to cool off and stay hydrated!

Robbi says …

Mmmm...I can't wait to try the 16 oz. size! It sounds wonderful!

Chuck Stepner says …

It's so hot in Chicago. Eighteen days over ninety degrees (a record by a long shot) My air conditioner in the living room blows a fuse every time its turned on. So guess what. It's not turned on. The air conditioner in the bedroom cools but leaks. Can't stop it. Put newspaper down.The water goes right through it...fast. I need something to cool me off.365 Organic tea will do the trick. Healthfully. Tastefully. Responsibly. Got to go put another newspaper down.

Sherry says …

I live in DC and we're experiencing record temperatures. For the last few weeks we've seen temperatures in the 100's. Last Saturday I had to cancel my run because it was just too hot. I would love to win a case of tea so I can have something refreshing on hand just in case the AC breaks. I would share with my neighbors too. Also, the tea would help me hydrate in this "hellish" weather.

Tarry Majewski says …

Good stuff. My daughter loves it.

Rita Sheppard says …

I live in the "Heart of Hades" in Texas where it's so hot you can't breathe when you go outside. The air outside feels like you're in an oven and baking for dinner so I could really use some great iced tea to cool me off.

Holly Oswald says …

July in Florida - This SWAMP needs Iced tea and a swing or I will never make it till October.

Richard Vail says …

entry

lindsey says …

OMG! I'm not used to summer weather. It creeps up on me and BAM! I'm sweating like a sow. I need refreshment....quick. I love to kick back (by a super-sized air conditioner) and drink a frosty glass of iced tea. Ice tea makes me forget that it's going to be summer for 2 more months. I'm going to need a lot of tea to get through that!

chris burd says …

It is sooo hot that when I went out in the car , I accidentally sat on a penny while wearing short shorts and burned Lincoln's portrait onto my bum.( true story) I think I should win the case of tea because I have the presidential seal.

Sandy Fine says …

Sounds great I will be sure to try all the flavors.

Teresa S-J says …

Yay, tea! I drink it all the time.

Melanie Bolen says …

You are right, it IS hot! We've been experiencing a terrible heat wave in Illinois, and I don't think it's going away any time soon. I find that I simply can't consume enough liquids, so some iced tea would be fabulous!

Tony Wilson says …

It;s so hot in Louisville, flowers are dying, vegetables are dying, kids are not even venturing outside to to buy a Popsicle from the ice cream man.... I need a cold glass of iced tea.

Lisa says …

I've been drinking a lot of iced green tea lately so would love a whole case of it!

Sarah L says …

It's so hot that I can cook cookies on my dashboard. I'll enjoy the Organic Mint Green Tea to cool off with. Thanks for the contest.

Melissa says …

While not at hot as some other places, it's been unusually hotter here than normal this summer. I would greatly appreciate the case of refreshing organic, Whole Trade iced tea to share with my family and friends, to help us cool off! Not to mention, my son and daughter-in-law are expecting my first grandchild (a girl!) any day now, so I'm sure hot-flashes can't be far behind!

Sue Swyt says …

It's so hot, by the time the last t-shirt is hung on the clothesline, the first shirt is dry. It's hot enough to make a solar oven redundant. Both taps run hot. Asphalt is in it's liquid state. The vendors at the farmers market are featuring "pre-grilled" corn and "hard boiled" eggs. It's hot in Topeka!

Sara says …

It's a typical northern Illinois sweaty, humid summer. Does that bother my child? No. Is he old enough to be unleashed in the neighborhood on his own so I can stay inside with the AC blasting? I wish. So I sure could use some iced tea to keep me cool while I chase my kid around!

Andrew Botticelli says …

Record temperatures reached in Hoboken, NJ this summer!

Laura says …

I can't lie. I live in San Francisco and its been really chilly here. Our hot weather comes in October! But I really like tea. Iced tea. You should all come to SF to cool off.

Mitch Maltenfort says …

I've become something of a connoisseur of heat. My last year in Chicago included the August of 1995. That was the one where the heat misery index went up to 120. After that, I spent four years in Phoenix, where the concrete acts as a heat sink. Phoenix never quite hit the misery level of Chicago, but it helped that I knew various survival tricks -- drink often, wear a hat with a wide brim, etc. Philaelphia's worse than Phoenix but not quite as bad as Chicago. One amenity Septa offers is the underground concourses from Comcast Center to Market East or to Broad and Locust. Keep the sun off. Again, drink often is a survival trick. That case of tea looks awfully good...

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