Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Choice Organic Tea - Giveaway




I love tea. My mother gave it to me in the morning before the long walk to school in the winter the year I started junior high. I didn't like eating breakfast, and she wanted me to have something warm before I went out in the cold and bitter Michigan winds and snow. That began a life long habit of tea in the morning.
We didn't know the benefits to our health back then, she just didn't want me to be a coffee drinker. She believed coffee stunted your growth since she was only 4'10" and drank coffee when she was a young girl. Well, I am only 5'1" so it couldn't have been the coffee that caused the short stature in our family.
Anyway, I recently received some Choice Organic Tea to try out. I wonder how they knew that Earl Grey is my favorite? This particular one is scented with lavender flowers. Mmm, I love smelling it and it's just as wonderful to drink! I love sitting down in the afternoon with a good book and my Earl Grey.
I also received Jasmine Green Tea (another favorite, which I love drinking with Chinese food)and Sweet Licorice Mint --a new one to me. It's a calming tea that is also good for settling a nervous stomach.

Choice Organic Teas is Earth Friendly and Socially Responsible. They are Fair Trade Certified and USDA Organic. Even their boxes are made from 100% recycled material. The Sweet Licorice Mint comes wrapped in a biodegradable tea pyramid infuser instead of the standard tea bag. Other tea bags are made from unbleached natural fibers, without glue or heat-sealed polyfilaments. Some of the boxes do not even have staples in the tea bags but are tied with an elegantly knotted string.

I love everything about this company but especially I truly love their choice of teas. I can't wait to try more of the varieties they offer. If you think you'd like to give them a try, visit here.

GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!!

Here's how you can win 3 boxes of tea for yourself:


1. Leave a comment about something you learned at the Choice Organic Teas site.


2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner, Feed Blitz, or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.
If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.

3. For a third chance to win, blog about this contest with a link here, then come back and leave another comment telling me about it.


4. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer, so be creative!

Good Luck!!


Open to US residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by random.org.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends on June 3rd, midnight EST.


If you like this blog, please look for my other blogs:
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149 comments:

js22 said...

I learned that they are North America’s #1 selling exclusively certified organic tea line.

Thanks for the giveaway!

email in blogger profile.

js22 said...

I'm a Google Follower.

Thanks for the giveaway!

email in blogger profile.

nfmgirl said...

I learned that Choice Organic Teas became the first tea crafter in the United States to offer Fair Trade Certified™ tea in 2000.

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nfmgirl said...

I'm already a follower

Alison said...

I learned that they are organic because synthetic chemicals "devastate not only the soil used to cultivate tea (and any other food), but systematically destroy the surrounding ecosystem and the health of the very people who farm the land."

-Pam said...

I learned that they there facility is powered by wind power


-Pam

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Jeet said...

Caffeine levels are often reported in terms of mg per 8 oz cup, but people seldom drink only 8 oz of tea or coffee. Trying to relate reported caffeine to actual personal consumption doesn't always give an accurate comparison.

Anonymous said...

in 2000. choice organic tes became the first tea crafter in the united states to offer fair trade certified tea.

allegro966@yahoo.com

denise said...

They won the governor's award in 2004.

denise said...

I follow

mindy said...

that they do not rely on electric or gas but rather wind thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Sunnyvale said...

the link is not working for me, but I would like this for my tea drinking daughter

Deb said...

I learned all of the above things other commenters said...but also, and I thought this was very interesting...Choice Teas visits every tea garden from which they purchase tea. They want to know where the tea they purchase is cultivated, plucked, and processed and that it's done in an exceptional manner. I think that's impressive!

Sandra K321 said...

In 2000, Choice Organic Teas became the first tea crafter in the United States to offer Fair Trade Certified™ tea.

Deb said...

I'm a follower (in your sidebar).

Deb said...

I also subscribe via Bloglines.

Mishia said...

I learned that their facility is powered by windpower.

Mishia said...

I subscribe!

Frugalista Mama said...

I love that they are fair trade. Awesome!

Jake Zigler said...

I had no idea you should use cold water for brewing tea.

jakeyz (at) gmail (dot) com

mverno said...

choice organic tes became the first tea crafter in the united states to offer fair trade certified tea in the year 2000

wendy said...

A brand of Granum, Inc. of Seattle, WA, Choice Organic Teas made its debut in 1989 as an outgrowth of the company founder, Blake Rankin’s active involvement in the organic marketplace.

This is something I learned at the site.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Hil'Lesha said...

In 2000, Choice Organic Teas became the first tea crafter to adopt Fair Trade Certified tea in the United States.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

I learned that they are North America’s #1 selling exclusively certified organic tea line.

schmidta911 said...

I learned that "true tea is made from the leaves of an Asian evergreen known as Camellia sinensis. White tea, green tea, oolong tea, and black tea all come from this plant, and all contain caffeine... herb teas are made from other, unrelated plants and do not have any caffeine."
i never knew white tea had caffeine & i never knew herbal tea was not "true tea." hmmm...
amanda
schmidta911@aol.com

Michele said...

choice organic tes became the first tea crafter in the united states to offer fair trade certified tea in 2000

Amber said...

They have been Fair Trade Certified since 2000!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Happi Shopr said...

They are North America’s #1 selling exclusively certified organic tea line. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

gahome2mom said...

They don't use harmful chemicals in their processing of the tea.

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gahome2mom said...

email subscriber
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cathiem said...

They use wind power at their place of business.

Rita M said...

They are crazy into recycling, but not just the usual (paper, cardboard, plastic & aluminum), they take the tea sweepings and infused tea leaves and recycle them into compost!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know that tea was grown in terraced fields. It looks so beautiful.

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jeanine said...

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A World Health Organization report estimated that across all agricultural industries worldwide there may be more than one million serious unintentional poisonings each year from synthetic herbicides and pesticides.

erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

valerie2350 said...

Sweet Liquorice Mint sounds yummy and it's on sale this month :)

valerie2350 said...

subscribe

Nickolay said...

They won the Governor's Award in 2004

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puye said...

I want to try the tea

Maryann said...

I learned that white tea is simply the least processed tea it isn't another type of tea

jajils said...

I would love to win this

Jean said...

They use wind power

A Reader said...

I learned that they have been in business since 1989.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

ktgonyea said...

My 5/28 entry :)

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bboyle said...

I learned that Choice Organic Teas was the first tea crafter in the United States to offer Fair Trade Certified™ tea.

jmuguru27 said...

They offer more varieties of Fair Trade Certified tea than any other tea company in North America and they offset their waste 100%.

castlesv(at)jmu(dot)edu

GabbyLowe said...

I learned that organic tea is better for wildlife and safet for humans

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GabbyLowe said...

i subscribe via email

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singermagic1 said...

I learned that they are North America’s #1 selling exclusively certified organic tea line and that their plant is powered by wind power

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I would try the wildberry herb tea! Love that their plant is powered by wind!

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

puye said...

nice prize

Nicole D. said...

I learned that Choice Organic Teas made its debut in 1989 as an outgrowth of the company founder, Blake Rankin’s active involvement in the organic marketplace.

Thanks!

throuthehaze said...

Choice Organic Teas are manufactured in a certified organic facility where Green-e Certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind power are purchased to offset 100 percent of the facility’s electricity.

mogrill said...

The fair trade factor is very cool. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Jacqueline in Atlanta said...

Their tea pyramids are biodegradable. That's a good thing.

Thanks for having the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

i learned that the company won the governor's award in '04.
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Jean said...

they use windpower

Pam said...

I learned that they use wind power!!! WOW!! I'm impressed by that. Thanks.
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Marianna said...

I learned they are North America's #1 exclusive certified organic tea seller

elkaye said...

Choice Organic Teas were the 1st tea crafter in the United States to offer 'Fair Trade Certified'.


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elkaye said...

I follow your blog.

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lola said...

i learned that they use wind power!

Mary Avinger said...

I found the recipe for Mango Soda using their Mango Ceylon tea (one of my favorites). Thanks for the giveaway.

barbara said...

I learned that Choice Organic Teas are manufactured in a certified organic facility where Green-e Certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind power are purchased to offset 100 percent of the facility’s electricity.

annalene said...

"Choice Organic Teas are manufactured in a certified organic facility where Green-e Certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind power are purchased to offset 100 percent of the facility’s electricity."

Wow, that is really cool!

annalene said...

following the blog :)

Nelsby said...

Choice Organic Teas is North America’s #1 selling exclusively certified organic tea line...and is also Fair Trade.
Thanks!
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Nelsby said...

I follow your blog.
Thanks!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I subscribe to your blog by Feedblitz email.
Thanks!
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Nelsby said...

I subscribe to your blog feed by Feedburner.
Thanks!
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Jean said...

they have been fair trade certified since 2000

WHOOPLA said...

Growers in China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania create organic teas for them.

lindaw said...

won the govenor's award in 2004

bison61 said...

In 2000, Choice Organic Teas became the first tea crafter in the United States to offer Fair Trade certified tea

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puye said...

I always drink tea, and would love to try these

Sheila R said...

I learned that they use Wind power!
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Lisa said...

I LOVE tea -- especially Earl Grey! It is so great that this company is a certified Fair Trade product. That is wonderful.

lindaw said...

facility powered by wind power! How cool and tea is so good for you and a relaxing treat!


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Stephanie J H said...

I love that the tea is fair trade and empowers women as well as impoverished communities by giving them a fair price for their labor!

Stephanie J H said...

I am a follower@

ms mel said...

I learned that Choice Organic Teas are manufactured in a certified organic facility where Green-e Certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind power are purchased to offset 100 percent of the facility’s electricity -- this is very good !!

ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

ms mel said...

i'm a subscriber, and thanks again!!

ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

Smooshy said...

they're North America’s #1 selling exclusively certified organic tea line!

singermagic1 said...

I learned that they are North America’s #1 selling exclusively certified organic tea line. Great giveaway we are big tea drinkers

Laureen said...

I learned that Choice Organic Tea has promoted the growth and development of organic agriculture in tea estates worldwide. They are helping to expand organic farming which helps us and the earth out tremendously. Thanks for the chance!

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Laureen said...

I'm a subscriber. Thanks!

lmarston(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda said...

I learned that white, green, oolong and black teas all come from the same plant

NesieBird said...

I learned that they are the number one-selling exclusively certified organic tea line in North America. Cool!

kneecree at gmail dot com

LittleEagle said...

I learned that the fair trade tea directly benefits the workers in the fields.

Bebemiqui said...

They use wind power to produce their product!
I adore their Earl Grey for the very reason of their being lavendar in it...it has a little zing to it.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deborah said...

I learned that a typical organic field has five times as many wild plants, 57 percent more animal species, and 44 percent more birds than a conventionally cultivated farm. asthenight at gmail dot com

csue said...

They use wind power for energy.

Senior on a fixed income said...

governor's award in 2004

Christal said...

They started to make headlines in 1989...well thats as far back as their website goes

singermagic1 said...

that they do not rely on electric or gas but rather wind power

Barbara said...

I learned they were the first tea crafter in the US to offer Certified Fair Trade organic teas. Good food, good business, and good deeds. It's a great combination.

Anonymous said...

a like tea with honey.
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quelleheure4 said...

Choice Organic Teas are manufactured in a certified organic facility where Green-e Certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind power are purchased to offset 100 percent of the facility’s electricity.
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

quelleheure4 said...

I'm a follower now.

quelleheure4 said...

I blogged here

Jean said...

I learned that they use wind power at their facility

Chris said...

I learned that they there facility is powered by wind power

dddiva said...

Choice Organic Teas are manufactured in a certified organic facility where Green-e Certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind power are purchased to offset 100 percent of the facility’s electricity.
I have bookmarked for the little diva's to check out as they are definitely major tea drinkers.

dddiva said...

Follower.

dddiva said...

Sub via Google Reader.

cindiizzy said...

I learned that the company has a dedication to ensure the ethical treatment of workers who cultivate tea.

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cindiizzy said...

I subscribed


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Colleen said...

a fair trade company

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cindiizzy said...

I follow

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NesieBird said...

I found out that they are North America’s top-selling exclusively certified organic tea line. Thanks!

kneecree at gmail dot com

Esme said...

That herbal teas are made from a leaf that does not contain caffeine.

Cheryl said...

Choice Organic Teas partnered with TransFair USA to write the guidelines that established a Fair Trade Certification process for the tea industry, as the hierarchy of the tea estate owner/manager to the worker who plucks the tea differs greatly than from the coffee industry

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ferriz said...

I learned that in 2000 Choice Organic Teas became the first tea crafter in the United States to offer Fair Trade Certified™ tea!

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ferriz said...

i follow!

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erma said...

I had learned that caffeine levels are often reported in terms of mg per 8 oz cup.
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Pat said...

G rown chemical free and powered by wind energy, that's great!

purango said...

In 2000 Choice Organic Teas became the first tea crafter in the United States to offer Fair Trade Certified tea. garrettsambo@aol.com

ktgonyea said...

Grown chemical free :)

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spitfyr323 said...

I learned that "Choice Organic Teas are manufactured in a certified organic facility where Green-e Certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind power are purchased to offset 100 percent of the facility’s electricity."

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spitfyr323 said...

I'm a subscriber!

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irish said...

You should use cold water to brew tea. I never knew this and have always started with hot water!

Kate said...

I was surprised to learn that the typical organic field has five times as many wild plants, 57 percent more animal species, and 44 percent more birds than a conventionally cultivated farm!!

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singermagic1 said...

I learned that they are North America’s #1 selling exclusively certified organic tea line

singermagic1 said...

I was surprised to learn that the typical organic field has five times as many wild plants, 57 percent more animal species, and 44 percent more birds than a conventionally cultivated farm, way to go

jennem said...

Knowing some good tea terms is a great way to make the wide world of “tea-talk” more inviting. Biscuity: a pleasant taste reminiscent of fresh bread
Brisk: lively, with high astringency and a memorable flavor
Earthy: darker, richer taste evocative of soil
Floral: a sweet, light taste reminiscent of fresh flowers
Fruity: any flavor suggesting fruit, such as apples, grapes, or citrus
Malty: a sweet flavor, like malted barley
Nutty: reminiscent of nuts, like almonds or hazelnut
Savory: a rich, full-bodied flavor with minimal sweetness
Smokey: suggestive of smoke or wood ash
Sweet: a natural characteristic of certain teas
Vegetal: a fresh taste characteristic of green teas, ranging from grassy to herbal to almost like seaweed
Woody: redolent aromas of forests and cut wood

Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

I've learned that three new teas that Choice Organic are coming up with are: Ginger Herb Tea, Gunpowder Green Tea, and White Jasmine Tea.
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Trish said...

I learned Choice Organic Teas made its debut in 1989 as an outgrowth of the company founder, Blake Rankin’s active involvement in the organic marketplace.

Trish said...

Oops - forgot to leave my email - flowerpowr@bellsouth.net

georgie c said...

The tea is fair trade & I love that!
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georgie c said...

subscribed by RSS feed. electricisland(at)gmail.com

georgie c said...

I just blogged. http://electriccislandd.blogspot.com/2009/06/choice-organic-tea-giveaway.html

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Schlauberger said...

In 2000, Choice Organic Teas became the first tea crafter in the United States to offer Fair Trade Certified™ tea..... interesting to know!

Katie Fiorella said...

They grow their tea sustainably -- no chemicals and use wind energy!

theolotto said...

I learned that they their facility is powered by wind power.

Brittany said...

They use wind power to make their tea.

Brittany said...

I subscribe
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robtmartin said...
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lilyk said...

I learned that in 2000, Choice Organic Teas became the first tea crafter in the United States to offer Fair Trade Certified tea.

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lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

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Gianna said...

Their facility is powered by wind power..

dvice said...

I learned that they were the first tea crafter in the United States to offer Fair Trade Certified™ tea

Anonymous said...

"Choice Organic Teas made its debut in 1989."
renee
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Anonymous said...

I learned that they are North America’s #1 selling exclusively certified organic tea line.
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lisaray said...

You should use cold water to brew tea

masonsgranny59 said...

I learned that Choice Organic Teas became the first tea crafter in the United States to offer Fair Trade Certified™ tea in 2000:)

Helen said...

I found out that Choice Organic Teas are manufactured in a certified organic facility where Green-e Certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind power are purchased to offset 100 percent of the facility’s electricity.

kathy55439 said...

I learned they were the first tea crafter in the United States to offer Fair Trade Certified tea

Caroline said...

Okay, so don't ever try the chocolate flavored tea...it is so nasty!

Kait said...

I am now a follower. :)