New Mushroom Wellness Teas!

fb-cover-image-mushroom_v2We are pleased to introduce an exciting new extension to our Wellness Teas* line: Mushroom Wellness Teas*! We spent the last year researching and developing this intriguing line of teas designed for overall well-being and organic immunity support.* With the help of our friends on the faculty at Bastyr University and our very own sourcing and blending experts, we formulated blends of synergistic herbs and mushrooms to create flavorful, functional teas.*

You’re probably wondering, “Why Mushrooms?”

Mushrooms have long been used across cultures as traditional medicine to promote health and vitality.* Modern research shows that medicinal mushrooms, which contain antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, can help modulate the body’s immune system and contribute to overall well-being.* The rich historical use of mushrooms for medicinal purposes is perfectly paired with synergistic herbs like turmeric, matcha, ashwagandha, eleuthero root, dandelion root, cacao, carob, and more to amplify the benefits of these teas.

Meet the four new Mushroom Wellness Teas*!

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Reishi Detox*
Detoxify and replenish your body with this purifying herbal mushroom blend.* Reishi, also known as the
“mushroom of immortality,” supports healthy immunity and delivers antioxidants to boost your body’s natural defenses.* Dandelion and burdock root aid the liver in eliminating toxins.* Moringa and nettle are nourishing and uplifting while cacao and carob lend flavorful chocolate notes and provide additional antioxidants.* Treat yourself to a fresh start with this spice-kissed, velvety brew.

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Reishi Matcha
Boost mindful productivity with this energizing pairing of mushrooms and tea.* Reishi, a medicinal mushroom used by Shaolin monks to improve concentration, empowers your body’s defenses and assists in healthy cardiac function while Cordyceps supports immunity and endurance.* Green tea promotes an alert, yet calm mental state and supplies beneficial polyphenols and other antioxidants.* Awaken the peaceful warrior within when you sip this bright, savory cup.

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Shiitake Maté

Go the distance in mind and body with this lightly caffeinated mushroom herbal blend.* Shiitake, also known as the black forest mushroom, promotes natural immunity and cognitive function while Cordyceps supports athletic endurance, increased energy, and a healthy libido.* Energizing eleuthero root pairs with ashwagandha to moderate your body’s response to stress.* Nourishing yerba maté delivers a long-lasting lift and sharp mental focus.* Take on the world with this mildly sweet and spicy cup.

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Shiitake Turmeric

Ease your body and mind with this blend of soothing mushrooms and herbs.* Shiitake and reishi, two of Asia’s most cherished mushroom remedies, help to maintain immunity and cell health while promoting normal adrenal, cardiovascular, and cognitive performance.* Turmeric, a time-honored herb used throughout the world, supports healthy joint, brain, and immune function.* Restore your body’s natural balance with this sweet and savory cup.*

We can’t wait for you to try them! At a suggested retail price of $5.49, these new teas will be available at www.choiceorganicteas.com and at independent natural retail stores starting April 2017.

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Dr. Jenn Dazey, faculty member at Bastyr University, shows the Choice Organic Teas team how to make mushroom decoctions.

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Tinctures and decoctions of medicinal mushrooms from our educational session at Bastyr University.


* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mango Black is a Winner! Here’s Your Chance to Try it FREE!

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We’ve got exciting news! Our Mango Black from the Gourmet Teas line took home 2nd place in the North American Tea Championship for its “good balance” and “delicate tropical flavor.”

The North American Tea Championship is an independent competition judged by professional cuppers who work to distinguish the highest quality and best tasting teas commercially available in the North American market. We’re honored to be recognized for these characteristics that set us apart from others on the retail shelf.

Celebrate this big win with us and get a box of Mango Black for FREE!  All you need to do is spend over $25 in our online store, use promo code FREEBOX16 at checkout, and we’ll send you a box of Mango Black with your order. We hope you love it, too!
Offer ends April 24th.

 

Delight in Our New & Improved Gourmet Teas!

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We’re thrilled to announce exciting changes with our Gourmet Teas, inspired by Seattle’s rich landscape and vibrant culinary scene. A delicious twist on tradition blends timeless teas with a dash of whimsy, yielding an unexpected and sophisticated cup.

If you’re already a fan of the line, you’ll love the changes we’ve made.

The new and improved teas now feature contemporary watercolor artwork that focuses on ingredients along with updated certifications for USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, and Gluten-Free. Boxes now contain 16 tea bags.

All 12 teas remain the same great blends that you love with refreshed names to reflect key ingredients and flavor profile.

The new and improved Gourmet Teas are available now! Shop the line here.

Meet the new line-up below!

Blackberry Hibiscus 72dpiBlackberry Hibiscus formerly Northwest Blackberry
Steep a vivacious, fruity tisane that welcomes festivity. With its tangy character and sweet aroma, this ruby-hued blend is the life of the party. The taste of blackberry mixes with citrusy lemongrass as hearty hibiscus petals tango with tart rosehips. A sprinkling of spearmint melds with a dash of sweet licorice root. This unforgettable infusion tastes like an herbal ode to sangria and plays well with ice.

Breakfast Blend 72dpiBreakfast Blend formerly Celtic Breakfast
Rise and shine, ready for whatever the day may hold over a robust cup of tea. Bold Assam and smooth Ceylon black tea leaves blend together for a hearty brew that will invigorate you with its wide-eyed flavor and centering aroma. Savor this timeless classic, served straight up and steaming hot. Add a splash of milk or a squeeze of lemon. Poured over ice is mighty   fine too.

Chai Spice 72dpiChai Spice formerly Chai Spice Black
Journey to a spice market as you drink this enticing black tea. Assertive Assam black tea leaves team up with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and a dash of black pepper for a lively, yet balanced blend with a clean finish. Serve it as they do in India with your favorite milk and sweetener to soften the warming seasonings and create a creamy customized cup of tea you will crave hot or iced.

Chamomile Mint 72dpiChamomile Mint formerly Chamomile Spearmint
Long sought out to usher in calm and contemplation, chamomile’s sunny blossoms and aromatic fragrance continue to offer contentment in a cup. Spearmint leaves mingle with chamomile flowers while a squeeze of Italian bergamot imparts a slight citrusy note in this relaxing herbal infusion. Cozy up to a steamy cup or serve this honey-hued elixir over ice for an uplifting glass of refreshment.

Dragon Well 72dpiDragon Well formerly Dragon Well Green
An ancient tale and love of the leaf meet in a cup of classic green tea. Chinese folklore describes water from a well nourishing a tea so exquisite it became the tribute to emperors and is now offered to you. Pan-fired green tea leaves impart buttery notes for a palate-pleasing brew that is subtly toasty and will fill you with serenity. Serve it hot or over ice for a contemplative cooler.

Earl Grey Lavender 72dpiEarl Grey Lavender formerly Earl Grey with Lavender
Take the road less traveled when you sip a cup of this classic tea redefined. Full-bodied and smooth, Indian and Sri Lankan black teas blend with a squeeze of citrus as Italian bergamot scents the tea leaves. English lavender blossoms gently infuse their fragrance and flavor into this elegant tea that enthralls at the start of the day and well into afternoon tea. Try iced for a refined refreshment.

Jasmine Green 72dpiJasmine Green formerly Jasmine Green Tea
This tranquil green tea evokes evening strolls where the sky is strewn with stars, the air scented by flowers, and anything is possible. Jasmine blossoms perfume green tea leaves with their intoxicating flavor and fragrance before the petals are removed. The aromatic bouquet of floral notes makes this green tea a classic. Serve hot or over ice for an enchanting experience.

Licorice Mint 72dpiLicorice Mint formerly Liquorice Peppermint
Indulge your senses with a luxurious tisane. The pop of bright peppermint is softened by naturally sweet licorice root to provide an alluring finish to this aromatic herbal infusion. This full-bodied blend is smooth, silky, and compelling. Serve hot for a luscious, pleasing drink or over ice for an invigorating departure from everyday iced tea.

Mango Black 72dpiMango Black formerly Mango Ceylon with Vanilla
Set your course for paradise with this tempting black tea paired with a touch of tropical fruit. Smooth Ceylon and bold Indian black teas mingle with notes of mango evoking the aroma and flavor of fresh cut fruit. A hint of Sumatran vanilla imparts a subtle sweetness to this luscious tea that also satisfies when served over ice.

Mint Green 72dpiMint Green formerly Moroccan Mint Green Tea
From a Marrakesh market to a backyard herb garden, we blend old world tradition with Pacific Northwest flavor. Our interpretation of this Moroccan classic combines full-bodied green tea with mellow lemongrass while Washington-grown peppermint and cooling spearmint brighten the cup. This lightly caffeinated, half mint, half green tea blend also refreshes when served iced.

Peach Green 72dpiPeach Green formerly Green Tea with Essence of Peach
Reminiscent of the lazy days and sultry nights of summer, this blend entices with its heady fragrance and smooth fruit-kissed flavor. Freshly steamed green tea blends with the essence of ripe peaches, citrusy lemongrass, and tart rosehips in a delicately sweet, revitalizing infusion. Steep a cup to drink hot or pour it over ice to linger on the porch just a bit longer.

Vanilla Rooibos 72dpiVanilla Rooibos formerly Rooibos (Red Bush Tea) + Vanilla
Satisfy your cravings with a wholesome treat any time of day or night. Native to South Africa, the leaves of the red bush, known as rooibos (pronounced roy-boss), brew into an earthy, rich, mahogany-hued herbal infusion. A kiss of Sumatran vanilla draws out the sweet honey notes in rooibos for a cup that satisfies when served hot or over ice.

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Announcing Four New Wellness Teas!

2015WellnessTeas We’re excited to announce the arrival of four new teas joining our Wellness Teas* collection! As with our original eight Wellness Teas*, these four new flavorful, functional blends were formulated for everyday health in partnership with Bastyr University, the largest accredited natural health university in the U.S. In addition to being certified organic, the four new blends are also Non-GMO Project Verified. Meet our new teas!

Beauty Detox* Encourage natural detoxification from the inside out with this fragrant blend.* Aromatic jasmine green tea supports skin health and is accompanied by burdock root, which aids liver function and promotes clear skin.* With calming chamomile, this cup is a delicious addition to any skincare regimen.*

Expecting Baby* Promote a happy, healthy pregnancy with this calming cup.* Soothing and aromatic, this tea features raspberry leaf, which supports the female reproductive system and prepares the uterus for baby.* Nourishing nettle, uplifting peppermint, and rose petals round out this gentle cup.*

Hibiscus Heart* Promote the health of your cardiovascular system with this full-bodied, tangy blend.* Hibiscus has traditionally been used to support healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels that are already within a normal range.* Hawthorn berry strengthens the heart and is a leading cardiac health herb in western herbalism.* Raise a rich, delicious cup to your heart’s health.*

Body Stress Relief* This cooling and rejuvenating blend features ashwagandha, a long-trusted Ayurvedic herb that promotes balanced hormones and a healthy immune system.* Comforting meadowsweet and turmeric, powerful elderberry, and soothing dandelion leaf and plantain complement this rich, satisfying cup.*

Shop these new teas and the entire Wellness Line* here. A portion of every purchase supports the Bastyr University Student Scholarship Fund, helping advance the research and practice of natural medicine.

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The entire Wellness Teas* line!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Earl Grey Packaging Improvements Are On the Way!

Earl Grey Packaging Update

Besides sporting the new look of our Original Line teas, we are pleased to announce the packaging for our Earl Grey and Decaf Earl Grey has been modified to better preserve the real, organic bergamot oil in these teas.

While pure bergamot oil tastes and smells delicious, it has presented some challenges for our biodegradable packaging, such as neutralizing the food grade adhesive that holds the box together and causing the paper envelopes to open. We apologize if you or any of your customers have experienced these inconveniences.

We use paper envelopes in our Original Line to reduce their environmental impact, but of course, we need to maintain our commitment to quality as well, which is why we have decided to package the Earl Grey and Decaf Earl Grey with airtight, sealed envelopes. With this change, the boxes will be slightly larger and no longer need the cellophane overwrap.

We appreciate your understanding of our decision to make these changes and hope it will improve your experience. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach us at 1-800-882-8943 or info@choiceorganicteas.com.

Notice anything different?

New Original Boxes

We’ve made some improvements to our Original Line packaging. Can you spot the changes?

  • New 100% Organic logo added – All of our teas are certified organic by the USDA (95% organic ingredient minimum) and most of our teas qualify as 100% organic
  • New Gluten-Free Certified logo added
  • Non-GMO logo added to front panel
  • Updated Fair Trade Certified logos stating percentage of Fair Trade ingredients

Even though our third-party certifier does not require it, we added the percentage of Fair Trade ingredients under the front logo as part of our commitment to higher transparency. Most of our teas are Fair Trade Certified and many are 100% Fair Trade Certified. The only exceptions are teas that contain ingredients sourced from countries where the Fair Trade certification program is not available, such as the U.S. and Japan.

We hope that these improvements will further communicate our dedication to high quality teas that are socially and environmentally responsible.

Let us know what you think!

Introducing Our Brand New Line of Wellness Teas*!

Wellness Group Horizontal_300dpiWe are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new line of Wellness Teas* just in time for spring! Created in partnership with Bastyr University, these eight new blends are a certified organic line of flavorful and functional teas specially formulated by a master herbalist and faculty member in botanical medicine and Ayurvedic sciences at Bastyr University. This is the first time that Bastyr, the largest accredited natural health university in the U.S., has collaborated with a consumer brand on product development and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with them! This collection combines our experience sourcing, blending, and packing the world’s finest ingredients with Bastyr’s expertise in herbal sciences to offer a unique, natural, and organic approach to everyday health and well-being.Herbalist Formulated

The story of how the partnership came about is fairly interesting. Our Head of Purchasing, Eric Ring, was on a camping trip when he struck up a chance conversation with Tim Callahan, Bastyr University’s Senior Vice President and Provost. Eric told Tim about our company’s longtime admiration of Bastyr’s programs and mission and our dream of launching a Wellness line in partnership with them. Tim shared his appreciation of Choice Organic Teas’ experience as a trusted, quality tea brand and the beginnings of our Wellness Teas* took shape over a campfire.

Designed to support healthy bodily functions and enhance wellness,* our new teas are classified as Herbal Dietary Supplements, meaning that they have met FDA standards for quality and testing. All of the teas except Regularity* have been designed so they can be consumed as needed on a daily basis to support daily wellness.* We’re also proud to say that even though they are functional, they taste great too!

The eight varieties include:

  • Breathing Space* – Breathe deep and help maintain healthy airways with this refreshing blend. Echinacea, elderflower, and eucalyptus help support normal respiratory function.* Enjoy this amber cup with a bright, minty taste.
  • Easy Digest* – Soothe your stomach with this tea formulated to aid digestion and relieve occasional indigestion and nausea associated with ordinary motion sickness.* Ginger, turmeric, and lemongrass deliver a tasty cup that will have you feeling like yourself in no time.*
  • Energy Boost* – Recharge your batteries with this crisp, lively blend that supports healthy energy levels and vitality.* Green tea is perfectly paired with eleuthero root, known to support immunity and stamina.* You’ll love the fresh, mildly fruity, vegetal taste, as well as the natural lift.*
  • Mental Focus*– Clear your mind with this fresh, lively cup that supports mental clarity and concentration.* This amber cup features gingko and gotu kola, offering a pleasing vegetal taste with a touch of citrus to bring your world back into focus.*
  • Regularity* – Get things moving comfortably with this sweet and savory herbal laxative that provides gentle relief of occasional constipation without cramping.* This senna leaf blend is rounded out with licorice and ginger root, resulting in a rich, velvety taste and sweet relief.*
  • Rest Assured* – Get a good night’s rest with this dreamy, minty cup.* A smooth blend of valerian root is combined with passionflower, catnip leaf, and chamomile to help you slip into a soothing sleep.* It’s a light, refreshing tea that’s both warming and calming.*
  • Simply Detox* – Show your liver some love with this deliciously toasty herbal tea that features roasted dandelion root and purifying burdock root.* This earthy cup has a smoky taste that’s both rich and savory. It’s a delicious way to detox and refresh your outlook.*
  • Throat Cozy* – Support throat comfort with this cooling brew that combines slippery marshmallow root, licorice, and anise.* It’s a slightly sweet, velvety blend sure to please and ease your throat.*

Echinacea CupA portion of every purchase supports the Bastyr University Student Scholarship Fund, helping advance the research and practice of natural medicine.

We’re so excited to have you try them and let us know what you think!

Learn more by viewing the press release here.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.