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On Election Day Bigelow Tea Asks You To Vote For Your Favorite Black Tea!

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It’s Election Day and Bigelow Tea is asking you to vote one more time! Well, actually, we’re just curious to see which Bigelow black tea is your absolute favorite. Bigelow Tea Facebook fan Carolyn Toler posted that her favorite cup is Earl Grey… but there are so many other choices, from the company’s very first tea “Constant Comment”® to the new American Breakfast line. So, tell us: What is your favorite black tea?

Bigelow Tea Facebook Fans Love Fall Teas!

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Bigelow Tea welcomed the fall with seasonal teas  … and Bigelow Tea Facebook fans were delighted! Hot tea and cool autumn weather certainly go hand in hand. Here’s some of what you had to say on Facebook!

*“My mid morning enjoyment, Pumpkin Spice,” said Anne Elizabeth Twohey.

*And Doris Tyler Bartlett added: “Need to get some fall flavors.”

*Linda White posted that Bigelow’s fall teas are great all year round! “I have been drinking Pumpkin Spice since I first found it, even though it was summer! It’s my absolute favorite flavor! I also like Salted Caramel quite a bit!”

*And Bigelow Tea lovers who didn’t have seasonal varieties on hand yet still enjoyed their cups of tea. Denise Darcell noted, “I don’t have pumpkin spice, but I’m sipping the heck out of what I got. Good ol’ black tea, regular.”

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*Fan George Wright summed it up (and posted the cool “Constant Comment”® photo, above): “I can’t think of a better way to usher in the new season.” Agreed!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Bigelow Tea’s seasonal favorites. Keep those constant comments coming!


Bigelow Tea Wants To Know: What Completes Your Perfect Cup?

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Bigelow Tea knows nothing compares to the perfect cup of tea …. and sometimes, perfection means adding just a pinch of something else to bring out the flavorful goodness of a Bigelow Tea blend. For 70 years, the Bigelow family has been brewing tea, and now has more than 120 flavors too tasty to pass up! So, this month, Bigelow Tea wants to know: What completes your perfect cup?

So share your habits and let the world know whether you like to keep your cuppa pure and simple, or add a touch of something else!

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Bigelow Tea Marvels At Queen Elizabeth II’s 46,000 Cups Of Tea!

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Bigelow Tea was impressed when, on September 9thQueen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history! Having sat on the throne for sixty-three years and 7 months, the 89-year old Queen has brought regality and tradition to a new level. One of the traditions she has continued for her entire reign? Having tea every day!

According to sources, Queen Elizabeth II begins her day with a cup of tea and also enjoys a cup of afternoon tea, typically with her beloved corgis. If the Queen does in fact have two cups of tea every day, she would have had roughly 46,000 cups of tea over the course of her reign … and she’s still going strong!

The word in the palace is that the Queen prefers Darjeeling and Earl Grey, not surprising choices for a woman of distinction. Darjeeling black tea has often been called the “champagne of teas,” and is rich, fragrant and sophisticated—a tea befitting royalty. Earl Grey is an aromatic and traditional favorite, one that seems perfectly suited for a queen (we love to note that Bigelow Tea’s Earl Grey is particularly special, because the real oil of bergamot used in the tea comes from a family citrus farm in Calabria, Italy!

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Bigelow Tea is curious to know if you could possibly calculate how many cups of tea you’ve consumed in your adult life. Can you match the 46,000 cups of Queen Elizabeth II?

Congratulations to Queen on this historical achievement. May her tea-drinking days continue for years to come!

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Bigelow Tea Wants To Know Your Tea-Drinking Habits! Take Our Survey Today!

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At Bigelow Tea we know that everyone has their own tea drinking routines, and we understand that tea can be enjoyed for multiple reasons…you may gulp down three cups to jump start your sleepy Monday morning or enjoy one cup of tea while you curl up with a great book. Perhaps sipping on different Bigelow tea flavors throughout the day based on your mood of the moment is more your style.

Whether you savor a cup of calm and relaxing or need to guzzle your tea for an extra jolt of energy before work, we want to know your daily Bigelow Tea drinking habits. Tell us in our new survey below…

Which Category Best Describes Your Tea-Drinking Habits?

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Tea savorer

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Bigelow Tea Loves A Royal Tea To Break The Ice!

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What happens when Hollywood royalty meets British royalty at Kensington Palace? Tea is served, of course! Bigelow Tea knows that sharing tea is a lovely way for new friends to connect, and it sounds like afternoon tea turned out to be the perfect ice breaker when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie visited Kate Middleton and Prince William in June for the first time!

People magazine reported that Brad and Angie zipped over to Kensington Palace for this high-powered tea with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge following a luncheon Angie attended in London.  A palace spokesman told People that the couples discussed their mutual interest in combating the illegal wildlife trade and spent much more time together than originally planned.

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Naturally, Bigelow Tea is having fun imagining what type of tea was served (and would love to have been a fly on the wall!). A classic black tea like English Breakfast or English Teatime, perhaps? Or maybe Earl Grey? Bigelow Tea uses real oil of bergamot from one special garden in Calabria, Italy, to create an Earl Grey fit for, well, royalty! It’s @SFereshetian‘s choice for teatime.

What’s your favorite Bigelow Tea to share with new friends? Do tell!


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Bigelow Tea is Steeped in Admiration for Judi Dench

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Actress Dame Judi Dench was spotted with a cup of black tea with honey while doing an interview for her film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. A star of stage and screen in England for decades, Dame Judi has been known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority which we appreciate as Bigelow Tea is a third generation family run business started by Ruth Campbell Bigelow over 70 years ago.

A recent quote by Dame Judi Dench, “celebrate the things you can do and also try to do new things” could apply to drinking tea as well…celebrate our English Teatime while trying something new like Bigelow Home Blend organic Iced Teas. What is on your list of new Bigelow tea flavors to try?

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Bigelow Tea Gives A Royal Welcome To Princess Charlotte

Bigelow Tea knows that most tea parties can’t compare to one of the most famous tea traditions in England — the christening tea of a new member of the Royal Family. And this year was no exception when Queen Elizabeth II hosted guests following the christening of Princess Charlotte, daughter of William and Kate (also known as Their Royal Highnesses Duke and Duchess of Cambridge).

Brilliant, indeed! Which tea would you serve at such an impressive occasion? Bigelow Tea’s Earl Grey or Darjeeling certainly has a noble ring to it, but a lighter Green Tea or Lemon Lift might better fit the summery setting — the Queen’s grand house at Sandringham in July. And of course, Constant Comment® would be a traditional favorite for such a time-honored event.

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Take a nod from @tdbeadles and raise your mug of Earl Grey to the young princess on the occasion of her christening. Here’s to the health of Princess Charlotte and many more high teas, afternoon teas and just-because teas in the future. Cheers!


Bigelow Tea Loves How “Fight Song” Singer Rachel Platten Spends Quality Time With Friends

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Whether you’re planning a casual mid-day tea party, or a low-key girls’ night in, Bigelow Tea knows that getting together for tea is a timeless ritual for connecting and relaxing with friends or family.

It looks like singer Rachel Platten feels the same way.

Rachel has been enjoying much success this year, as her powerful “Fight Song” continues to climb the charts, becoming one of this summer’s big hits.

When she gets a break from her busy schedule, you might catch Rachel and a friend enjoying tea time at the Plaza in New York City, maybe sipping Earl Grey.

After a long day that ends with a high-energy performance, Rachel might opt to stay in and unwind on the couch with a friend, chatting and sharing some cookies and some Bigelow’s Sweet Dreams Tea, with its soothing blend of chamomile flowers and mint leaves.

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While Rachel is on the road touring this summer, she may not get to meet up with friends as often. It’s nice to imagine that she takes a little time-out before each show, perhaps with a nice cup of Bigelow’s Lemon Lift to soothe her throat and get ready to give another great performance.

Bigelow Tea congratulates Rachel on her success!


Bigelow Tea Loves A Star-Studded Tea Party

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For your next girls’ night out, how about a get-together featuring Bigelow Tea? Just picture it: laughing with your BFFs while sipping Bigelow Tea and jamming out to your favorite Selena Gomez song with gal pals like T-Swizzle and Ellie Goulding. Because who knows tea parties better than these rock stars, right? Recently, this group of glamorous girlfriends—which also included two members of Haim—met for tea in Las Vegas. Goulding captioned this Instagram photo with this: “Well this is bloody chill.” Totally.

Which Bigelow Tea blend do you think fits your inner star best? Perhaps the timeless “Constant Comment®” or a mug of the ever-so-classy Earl Grey? Hmmm… maybe the unique flavor of Organic Rooibos with Asian Pear or the sweet and spicy Cinnamon Stick? Whichever one it is, a party with any of these women would rock!