Seattle, WA January 18, 2007 - Choice Organic Teas, the leading exclusively organic tea
company in the United States, adds a new caffeine-free herb tea to their Original Line. Organic Lemon Lavender
Mint Herb Tea features accents of sun-blessed lavender grown on a coastal island in the Pacific Northwest. This
sophisticated blend combines these blossoms with layers of mellow lemon and crisp Fair Trade Certified spearmint
for a fresh yet soft-tasting herbal tea that is an ideal choice for a calming, caffeine-free cup. Lemon Lavender
Mint Herb Tea is Fair Trade Certified, guaranteeing fair wages, respectable living and working conditions, and
a worker-managed premium. This premium, paid by Fair Trade registered importers like Choice Organic Teas,
empowers workers to improve their own lives. This tea is available in a 16-tea bag box and will be sold at
natural foods retailers and select mass-market stores around the country.
Choice Organic Teas' introduction of this new tea demonstrates their ongoing dedication to Fair Trade
and their commitment to bettering the lives of their producers. Blake Rankin, founder and president of Choice Organic
Teas, explains that, “we continue to actively incorporate Fair Trade ingredients into as many products as we can because
we?ve seen, first-hand, the long-term benefits on the developing communities we have trade relationships with.”
Additionally, this new tea uses their 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.