Seattle, WA August 8, 2006 – Three delectable new teas have been added to Choice
Organic Teas? Original Line. A Gunpowder Green Tea from China maintains the distinct, handcrafted
Gunpowder flavor in a convenient tea bag. Growing interest in white tea sparked a White Jasmine Tea
that combines white tea with jasmine green tea in a well-balanced and sophisticated offering. Both the
Gunpowder Green Tea and the White Jasmine Tea are Fair Trade Certified, guaranteeing fair wages,
respectable living and working conditions and importer financed community programs. The third new
product, an exotic caffeine-free Ginger Tea, was created after customers requested this spicy infusion.
Get more information and a behind-the-scenes look at what went into creating these new teas at:
Gunpowder Green Tea - Fair Trade Certified
Organic Gunpowder Green Tea is an appealing selection from the thickly forested hills of
southeastern China. The centuries-old name was first coined by traders who were impressed by
the distinct flavor and shape of the leaves. This unique offering has a light, smoky aroma and
gently stimulating character.
White Jasmine Tea (White-Green Tea Blend) - Fair Trade Certified
Organic White Jasmine Tea harmoniously unites the rejuvenating qualities of both
green and white teas in a captivating blend. In this enchanting cup, specially plucked white tea leaves
and buds marry with ambrosial jasmine-scented green tea to create a delicate and sweet cup with mild hints
of fragrant flowers.
Ginger Herb Tea
Organic Ginger Herb Tea is a comforting and restorative herbal blend based
on a popular home remedy. Fragrant ginger, light aromas of lemon, a hint of refreshing fennel, and
sweet licorice root are brought together in this spicy and inviting cup. The zesty flavor is
ideally suited for an energizing, caffeine-free tea break. These exciting new teas are available
in a 16-tea bag box and will be sold at natural foods retailers and select mass-market stores
around the country. Additionally, these new teas use the latest tea bag innovation, replacing
the staples with the elegant simplicity of knotted string. In order to bring customers the purest
tea product in the world, packaged for convenience with materials causing the least impact on the
environment, Choice Organic Teas chooses to make tea bags without glue or heat-sealed
polyfilaments. Choice Organic Teas' focus on organic agriculture, socially-responsible sourcing,
and truly outstanding flavor selection culminates in a perfectly balanced tea.
About Choice Organic Teas
A brand of Granum, Inc. of Seattle, Choice Organic Teas made its debut in 1989 as an
outgrowth of the company founder Blake Rankin?s active involvement in the organic marketplace. As
North America?s # 1 selling exclusively certified organic tea line Choice Organic Teas has promoted
the growth and development of organic agriculture in tea estates worldwide. They offer more than
seventy varieties of Black, Green, Oolong, White teas, and herbal infusions available in teabags
and loose leaf. In 2000, Choice Organic Teas became the first tea crafter in the United States to
offer Fair Trade Certified tea, expanding awareness of a just form of trade with the developing world.
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 emissions from 100 percent of their
electricity usage and to support clean energy development. Visit www.choiceorganicteas.com for more information.
Susan Holden Walsh
Essenza Communications, Inc.