Bringing Love and Smiles to Your Door, Blooms Today™ Announces Launch of the 2016 Valentine Flower Collection

Blooms Today™ has taken the local flower shop feel and deep understanding of customer needs to a nationwide floral delivery service provider level. With a deep commitment to exceeding customers’ expectation for quality, value and extraordinary service, Blooms Today has served millions of customers nationwide for more than 15 years.

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The‘s Valentine’s Day Flowers Collection for 2016 is a magnificent selection for expressions of love with roses and accent flowers in a wide variety of colors and styles, as well as fine chocolates, soft teddy bears and shiny red and silver love balloons. From tall and elegant white roses and the ubiquitous dozen red roses to small clusters of spray roses and sweet, sassy arrangements, the online floral shop of has the best assortment that assures there is something here for everyone. follows fashion and color trends, along with flower-growing advances and preservation to stock the very finest and freshest, long-lasting flowers. The company values that balance of what’s new and improved, along with the tried-and true, like elegant, long-stemmed roses. Ravishing reds keep their top spot for appeal, but shades of pink from the bold 1950s to the soft pastels and hues of plum and lavender are trendy for 2016 Valentine’s Day colors. For those who need a spot of sunshine this Valentine’s Day, has the ambers, creams and yellows.

Customer service is the hallmark of their success, and Valentine’s Day is yet another occasion when carefully considers every customer’s unique needs, knowing that love, hope and dreams go along with every long-stem red rose and every other fresh flower fulfillment.

Knowing that customers demand variety in flowers, style, color, texture, cost, size and appearance, evaluates its Valentine’s Day products for maximum appeal across its broad audience across the country. The website has flower volume and price options for many of the floral arrangements, and vase choices run from the simple clear glass choices to heart-shaped reds, colorful cans, whimsical woven baskets and elegant opaque and ceramic.

The floral professionals are highly skilled in assisting customers with every need. Complimentary, handwritten cards are included with each order, and careful delivery is assured. For the buyer who seeks a creative blend of colors and texture, offers a vast array of beautiful Winter Flower options, with choices like roses, daisies and carnations, even the bird of paradise, in different colors. –1-800-359-5309 FREE. All orders are backed by a 100% guarantee. Visit for more information.

Chuao Chocolatier Launches Beauty Inspired Organic Chocolate Bar Line: Lovely By Chuao Chocolatier

Chuao Chocolatier, maker of culinary-driven, ethically sourced chocolate confections, announced the launch of its beauty-inspired, organic chocolate bar line: Lovely by Chuao Chocolatier. An ode to women with a mission of celebrating their beauty inside and out, the brand has partnered with Girls Inc. and for every seven Lovely by Chuao Chocolatier bars that are sold, $1 will be donated.3-Lovely-Bars-700_x_600_1

Chuao Chocolatier was founded in 2002 by Venezuelan Master Chocolatier and Chef, Michael Antonorsi, who was on a mission to bring joy to all by arousing the senses with delicious chocolate experiences. Chuao Chocolatier (Chuao) offers milk and dark chocolate bars, mini chocolate bars, perfect for travel or a portion-controlled dose of chocolate love, drinking chocolates, bonbons, truffles and other gourmet confections.

With Lovely, we wanted to create a product that celebrated ‘you,’ because who you are is enough,” said Antonorsi. “Spreading joy is the intention behind everything we do, and with Lovely we hope to bring a moment of joy to every person who experiences it.

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls. At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

Girls Inc. is focused on empowering girls to discover their strengths and thrive,” said Judy Vredenburgh, President and CEO of Girls Inc. “This includes helping them build confidence and a positive self-image. We are thrilled to partner with Chuao Chocolatier as they launch this new line that celebrates women and inspires them to do just that.”  

Lovely — $7.00 online at and at the company’s Southern California chocolate cafes– will be available in three varieties, all featuring luscious fruit and a hint of floral in organic, 72 percent Rainforest Alliance Certified dark chocolate: Raspberry Rose – radiant raspberries sugared with rose petals – Blueberry Lavender – juicy blueberries lightly infused with luxurious lavender – Coconut Hibiscus – creamy coconut and a hint of sweet hibiscus.

Chuao Chocolatier’s other products are available at fine grocery and specialty retailers nationwide, as well as at and the company’s Southern California chocolate cafes. To find your joy, visit

The Republic Of Tea Abuzz Over New Partnership With The Xerces Society

Leading Purveyor of Premium Teas Announces Chamomile Honey Tea Exclusively at Whole Foods Market Nationwide to Benefit Pollinator Conservation

The Republic of Tea has launched a new charitable partnership with the Xerces Society to support and elevate the buzz on pollinator conservation with its Biodynamic Chamomile Honey Tea, available now exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that helps protect wildlife through the conservation of pollinators, like bees, and their habitats, as studies show 85 percent of all plants exist due to pollinators.Chamomile-Honey-Label

The heirloom chamomile in The Republic of Tea’s Biodynamic Chamomile Honey Tea is grown on a small Biodynamic-certified farm at the base of the Italian Alps. The clean, fresh flavor of these blossoms is accented with an aroma reminiscent of ripe apples. The subtle, sweet flavor of honey is infused into this caffeine-free herbal tea, making it a calming bedtime treat that’s delicious hot or iced. The Republic of Tea is proud to help increase awareness on the significance of pollinators in our environment with this tea and through an annual donation to support the Xerces Society’s conservation programs.

The Republic of Tea is excited to share this delicious tea exclusively with Citizens at Whole Foods Markets across the country. We’re proud to support the Xerces Society, which uses advocacy, education and applied research to defend pollinators, especially bees, which are vital to the success of the tea industry,” says Kristina Richens, Minister of Commerce for The Republic of Tea. “Our Biodynamic Chamomile Honey Tea, with its aromatic honey properties, uses Demeter-certified Biodynamic Chamomile, grown to the highest standards of sustainable agricultural practices, and the perfect tea to help share the message of pollinator conservation.”

The Republic of Tea embodies the ancient Chinese philosophy of Ta shun — the Great Harmony — when people naturally care about the world and depend on each other for the well-being of the whole. It is a collective concern for others and aspiration to seek opportunities, initiatives and actions that will better the human condition as well as the planet. To provide good works, render goodwill. The Republic of Tea is committed to developing products to support organizations that make a difference.

Established in 1971, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs. Over the past four decades, the Xerces Society has protected endangered species and their habitats, produced ground-breaking publications on insect conservation, trained thousands of farmers and land managers to protect and manage habitats, and raised awareness about the invertebrates of forests, prairies, deserts and oceans. Pollinators, like bees, are essential to the environment and the ecological service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of over 85 percent of the world’s crops. For more information, please visit

The Republic of Tea is available nationwide at natural and specialty food stores, cafes and through the company website (, mail-order catalogue and by calling, 800.298.4TEA (832).


The Republic of Tea to Debut Twelve Innovative Premium Teas and Herbs (and More) at 2016 Winter Fancy Foods Show in San Francisco

Highlights include all-new Coconut Water Iced Teas and Gift Teas, U-Matcha® Charcoal, expanded Biodynamic and SuperHerb® Tea Collections

The Republic of Tea, a leading purveyor of premium teas and herbs, will debut a variety of innovative and delicious new teas for 2016 at the Winter Fancy Foods Show, January 17-19, in San Francisco, Calif. Offerings include all-new Coconut Water Iced Teas and Gift Teas collections as well as expanded selections for the U-Matcha®, Biodynamic, and SuperHerb® collections. Additionally, The Republic of Tea added 12 new full-leaf teas and herbs to its overwrap tea bag program, with updated packaging


These and other unique teas from The Republic of Tea are on display and available for sampling at the Moscone Convention Center throughout the show at Booth #1370.

Created with a blend of coconut water, green rooibos tea, and tropical fruits, these iced teas offer a refreshing taste of vacation no matter the locale. Great for parties or for everyday sipping, each pouch steeps one quart of iced tea. NEW Coconut Water Iced Tea blends include the light and refreshingly sweet Mango Coconut Water Iced Tea and the bright, juicy Pineapple Coconut Water Iced Tea.Gift-Teas

The Republic of Tea’s new Gift Teas collection offer Citizens the opportunity to send a message of well-wishes and appreciation ‘Sip by Sip’ with personalized teas for special occasions. Borrowing flavors from some of its Citizens’ favorite teas, The Republic of Tea’s Gift Teas are the ideal treat to delight and inspire tea drinkers everywhere. Gift Tea blends include all-NEW CELEBRATE With a Cuppa Cake Tea, THANKS You’re a Peach Tea, MOM You’re the Berry Best Tea, and Enjoy a Cup of CHEER Tea.UMatcha-Charcoal-Teapot

U-Matcha is unlike regular green tea; these tender, shade-grown leaves are ground to a fine powder. Instead of being steeped, U-Matcha teas are blended into water and sipped (ground powder and all). This exceptional tea is abundant in nutrients and has the balanced flavors of what is referred to as umami (literally, “yummy” in Japanese). Each U-Matcha tea from The Republic of Tea is Gluten-Free certified and is also ideal for cooking and baking. This enticing line of teas includes U-Matcha Natural, U-Matcha Ginger, U-Matcha Yuzu, U-Matcha Roasted Rice, and the NEW U-Matcha Charcoal.Biodynamic Hibiscus Tea

This line of premium, organic teas is sourced from a variety of Certified Biodynamic farms around the world that are committed to certain sustainable practices that improve the health of the farm’s entire ecosystem. The collection of 100% Biodynamic teas includes Kosher certified, USDA Organic, Gluten Free Biodynamic Heirloom Chamomile Tea, Biodynamic Darjeeling Tea (tea bag and full leaf), Biodynamic Ginger Tea, Biodynamic Turmeric Cinnamon Tea, Biodynamic Breakfast Green Tea, and the all-NEW Biodynamic Hibiscus Tea. All Biodynamic teas are Non-GMO Project Verified


The Republic of Tea’s line of fortifying SuperHerb® Teas are all-natural, caffeine-free, Certified Gluten-Free herbal teas that contain various nutrients and antioxidants. Each of these teas assist in attaining peak performance, strength, longevity and can be an easy and satisfying part of a daily wellness regimen. The collection is comprised of seven unique and innovative blends: Moringa, Baobab, organic Dandelion, organic Elderflower, and the NEW organic Reishi Mushroom, organic Thai Ginger, and organic Milk Thistle SuperHerb Teas.downton-tins

Each of these all natural calorie-free, gluten-free teas are inspired by the award-winning TV series, Downton Abbey, which has entranced millions of viewers and become a global phenomenon. The expanded collection is now comprised of 13 delicious options: English Rose Tea, Grantham Breakfast Blend, Downton Estate Blend (exclusive to Cost Plus World Market), Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Tea, Lady Cora’s Evening Tea, Bates’ Brambleberry Tea, Butler’s Pantry Tea (exclusive to Cost Plus World Market), the limited edition Downton Christmas Tea, and the new Mrs. Patmore’s Blueberry Scone Tea (exclusive to Cost Plus World Market), limited edition Holiday Cheer Tea, Afternoon Garden Tea, Crawley Sisters Tea, and the NEW Collector’s Edition Downton Legacy Tea, which celebrates the show’s sixth and final season.Stackable TinsStackable Tins 2

The Republic of Tea’s collection of Stackable Tins equals a trio of delicious, complementing teas in each batch, all certified Gluten-free. Whether striving to detox or simply add vibrant flavor to the day, the Stackable Tins are designed to give Citizens a variety of invigorating experiences with a balanced offering of three teas. Selections include Get Clean, Day of Tea, Organic Double Teas, Harvest, Holiday, and the NEW Get Lost Stackable Tins.
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