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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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Rochelle Rickoff says …

It's so freaking hot in Washington, DC that the pavement outside my building is actually melting! I usually make sweet iced tea myself, as I'm from South Carolina and the only way to drink tea is with sugar boiled into it...However, I'd be willing to try these teas a try if a case were free!

Suki says …

It has been wickedly hot here in CT now for over 2 weeks. I drink iced tea everyday which at least helps in a heat wave...

Deborah says …

I love iced tea! I even drink it in the winter. I usually make my own but it sure would be nice to win a case.

Dragonkat747 says …

Washington DC has seen it's longest streak of over 90 degree days in ages, and we've exceeded 100 several of those days. Plus the humidity! My lovely balcony, where my husband and I grow potted tomatoes, peppers, chard, mint and basil, faces west so from noon till sunset, we catch the worst of the heat and have to wait till dusk to enjoy our little urban oasis. A glass of crisp iced tea, complete with a little sprig of homegrown mint, would sure help us cool down a little faster!

C.D. says …

We just moved to Texas after 4 years in London, and the heat has been the biggest shock of the move! We're switching to iced tea, because it's unbearable to drink hot tea in the Texas summer!

K. Weinstein says …

We live in Boulder, Colorado. My son, who is 15, works outside every day, doing trails maintenance on the hiking trails in Boulder County. He could sure use an icy cold iced tea after work! The Whole Foods iced tea sounds great, organic and fair-traded. The flavors sounds yummy, too!

Lori says …

well, it's the middle of summer, and we're in KC which is in the midwest, which is the most humid place on the planet right now. the heat index reaches over 100 degrees almost daily, and when it's not nucleic-ly warm, it's raining like cats and dogs from the crazy storm bursts. all a gal wants to do is kick back and enjoy some groovy new tea, from you ... to me!

Carl " tea" montalbano says …

We are by the mountains, not by the sea. Our only salvation is refreshing Whole Foods tea!

Julia says …

It is sweltering in Chicago, especially without central air at home.

Rebecca Marvil says …

I live in Houston which every one knows is part of the "sweat belt". Need I say more? The more you sweat the more ice tea you need to drink. Anyway, iced tea is very southern...

Garland DeCourcy says …

It is VERY hot and humid here in the Virginia suburbs of DC. We are in the process of getting ready to move. And the house is FULL of stuff from our 12+ yrs here, & the stuff I crammed in from the 9+ from the last house. Had 2 more kids here & all there stuff. So it's not so much the humidity that'll do U in, as it is all the dust & odd toy pieces we keep finding.. as well as a few very oddly stashed Xmas ornaments.. how they got there we will never know. So the work is hard and trying, but some of that awesome tea would make it so much nicer. The Peach Oolong has me very excited (easily excited, though don't want to find that 1 Easter egg we never could seem to find, oh joy) Have a Happy Summer folks! ::cough, cough:: dust bunny swarm got me.

vicki lorenz says …

Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter! I love you Whole Foods!

Lisa Imerman says …

Oh it is hot here and to top it off I have 4 kids who are hot and crabby. All this rain hasn't cooled it off but kept them inside at home. So what do we do, have a nice cool glass of iced tea and relax with a good book. Make a rainy, hot, humid day into a relaxing, kick back refreshing day and even though the rain keeps us inside, a book takes us to amazing places.

Leigh A. Peterson says …

Glad to see so many people interested in making the right choices to stop this insane heat!

Jeff Ray says …

It's hot here because it is a DESERT! Plain and simple. I live on the eastern edge of the Great Basin Desert, very near The Great Salt Lake. It's always hot and dry here in the summer. It's so hot & dry that you can watch the rain fall from the thunderheads but none of it reaches the ground. All of the rain simply evaporates before hitting the ground. Hot and dry enough for you? And I feel I should win a case because it would be the nice thing to do, as I live on a fix budget. Bottled tea is a luxury for me. I would greatly enjoy the treat while I watch the rain evaporate ... *smile* thanks for making this giveaway possible, jeff.

Lisa Imerman says …

I would love for you to come out with a Decaf variety of your bottled teas. Some herbal or naturally decaf teas would be great.

Steve says …

I own a small landscaping and lawn care company named Perfect World Landscapes, LLC here in Nashville ,TN. I have five employees that work outdoors 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in summer temperatures with heat indexes of 100 or more, so we need all the refreshing tea we can get!

mike garcia says …

pick me

Michele says …

This would be so refreshing for such a hot summer.

Debbie says …

The weather has been beautiful here in Southern California but it wouldn't matter because I drink iced tea every day. These new teas are so healthy and there are so many wonderful flavors to choose from, how could you ever go wrong? Pick me! Pick me!

Mary Angelini says …

I think that a case of this tea would be refreshing after a long day at work.I could come home and enjoy the great taste of one of these Organic teas. That would definatly hit the spot.

leslie says …

I just love teas all kinds and iced tea in the heat of the summer is ideal, who could resist. organic iced teas are the best, healthy and refreshing all at once. Count me in on this terrific summer saver.... Oh yes sweet, and delicious with a way to renew ones energy... this is a winner by me, Leslie

Janice Lonergan says …

Summer in Seattle has been HOT!!! We finally have a great hot summer here in Seattle and we've been remodeling our back yard - yes - in the heat! Some great refreshing ice tea would be just what I need for my family to recharge them for all their great work that we're accomplishing in our "new" backyard!

Laura Martinson says …

Loving Fort Collins, Colorado! Can't wait to win my 365 Tea!

Dana says …

Can someone say hottest summer on record? Jersey is typically hot but this summer has been so bad that walking to the beach can give you 3rd degree burns. And I am probably the biggest tea drinker on the planet now- my tea cup is about half a gallon ( no joke) and I refill it 4 times a day.

Maleah says …

Madison Wisconsin is so humid I now have a perm!

Frances Ruth says …

New York is hotter now than it's been in many years, so the organic green mint tea is just a wonderful solution to the intense heat. Unsweetened green tea is always a good choice~! I think global warming and climate changes promote intense heat. We certainly are having our share in the city this summer. Iced tea seems almost to come from the freshest place of all~!

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!

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!

Beverly says …

I especially appreciate that the tea is unsweetened and that there are several varieties. The product is definitely not boring.

Ivy says …

WOW! A whole case would be so GREAT!! Thanks!

Nancy Ann Gazo says …

How hot IS it in South Florida? It's sooooo hot that our Muscovy ducks have been stealing ice to cool off the C-14 canal. It's sooooo hot that iguanas are joining the lines to get into the Cold Stone Creamery. AND it's sooooo hot in the Everglades that the alligators are hijacking airboats for use as ceiling fans in their homes!!

bryan says …

July has been the hottest month in NYC in a long time. I tried to escape to Chicago, but I ended up there for a week during a heat wave with every day over 95 degrees. I usually brew my own green tea and just wait for it to get cold so I'm excited to try this!

Kim says …

Oh my goodness gracious, it's South Florida in July! Of course it's sooooo hot!

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!

Jim Harrer says …

Ok so everyone says its hot, but lets look at the stats. Omaha has averaged 95 degrees over the last two weeks and we don't have that dry heat that makes 95 degrees bearable. Omaha is SUPER humid and I can barely go outside without melting. If only there was a way I could be outside and not melt hmmmmmmm...............................WAIT I KNOW!!! If I had some 365 Organic Iced Tea, I would have the strength to battle this blazing, humid, sticky mess that we call Summer in Omaha. :)

Karen Jensen says …

Right now I am on a business trip in Japan. Most mornings we wae up to 85+ degrees. The humidity is way high. I can't wait to come home to better weather and to enjoy your new teas. What a welcome that would be!!!!!

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.

Theresa McAuley says …

It is so hot in Illinois - the 10 inches of rain we got last weekend is s l o w l y evaporating from the ground and tripling the humidity. It's like putting on a wet winter coat everytime you go outside! I would love the opportunity to sip some ice cold Peach Oolong Tea!!!

Cynthia Hattier says …

No place is as hot as summer in New Orleans and my poor husband works outside trying to get us back into our house in Chalmette. I would love to win the tea for us to enjoy. Thank you.

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.

billy says …

I need some iced tea to cool down.Oh my goodness gracious I’d love nothing more to cap off my training with a cold, refreshing drink that’s organic I would love to try your iced teas and see how it tastes.

Susan says …

Sounds delicious!

Victoria Lockett says …

Hi. I have just recently jumped on the band wagon to eating healthy and organic foods. I watched a movied called Food Inc recently and could not believe how many of our foods are posioning us. I never even stopped to recognize it because I was so busy with everything else in my life. My eyes have been opened up to a whole new world and I wish i could of done this sooner. I will be for this day forward shopping with whole foods even though I do not know much about organic I do know that it is MUCH more healthier than other products in regular grocery stores. I would like to win a case of tea to taste the difference in the tea I make at home. I use to buy the powered 4c tea in a can.. But that will never happen again! I cant wait to begin this new journey in healthy living and I cant wait to feel the difference in health once my family and I have etablished this. Thanks. Its so nice to know we have Whole Foods to produce such healthy foods. I wish everyone could open their eyes to a healthier living. Take care Victoria lockett

Jessica says …

Love this stuff it's so good and my kids like it, would be a great gift for us

dana says …

it's so hot here in plano, that we always dream of going to the arctic in summer. sure would be nice to have some iced tea as we trace our ride on a globe :)

Celia says …

Imagine coming out of work from an air-conditioned office, whoosh, the humid, hot heat hitting you from head to toe. I run for the bus, then transfer to another bus to head home..sweet home. When I reach home, I open my refrigerator and see what some might think is a mirage. A variety of Whole Foods Unsweetened Black Tea and Green Tea. I love to mix black tea, green tea, mint tea, and savour all the refreshing flavors. The cool vapors travel with the container as I slide them off the shelf. My glass awaits the tickle of the tea, my mouth awaits the satisfaction of having my thirst quenched. Can you taste it?

jeannie says …

California 2010 is not it's usual 'hot', darn! What is summer without iced tea? Bring on Whole Foods 365 iced tea and California sun will start heating up!

Wen says …

I love green tea which has many healthy benefit, mostly anti-oxidant to prevent cancer. It also help prevent cavity & bar bad breath. besides, 365 brand has fair price. I would love to win a case of green tea.

Claire M says …

It's is so hot and humid around here. I need a case of 365 Iced Tea to cool this sticky, sponge-like body of mine! :)

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