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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!


Dear Leo, Thanks For Taking Your Mom To Tea. Love, Bigelow Tea

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A family-owned and operated company, Bigelow Tea has been dedicated to providing customers with truly fine quality teas. Over the past 70 years—and three generations—the Bigelow family has shared many special memories, tea tastings, and afternoon teas together, and loves to see when other families do the same.

On Mother’s Day, actor, producer, environmentalist and fan favorite, Leonardo DiCapriowas spotted taking his mother, Irmelin, out for afternoon tea in New York City. A class act like Leo deserves a mug of a classic tea, like Bigelow Tea “Constant Comment®.” Bigelow Tea enthusiast Helen B. knows: “Another favourite #tea is Bigelow’s Constant Comment…tastes much like chai, strong clove aroma. #Teatime.”

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With all they’ve done and still do for us, any day is a good day to treat Mom to something special. And what could be more special than an afternoon shared over a good cup of Bigelow Tea?

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Bigelow Tea Thinks Southern Belle Reese Witherspoon is a Peach

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Ask any Southerner about tea and they’ll likely tell you to put it over ice. Well, the Bigelow Tea family won’t argue with that! Bigelow Tea’s freshly-brewed iced teas have simple ingredients that make them family-friendly and a perfect choice for today’s healthy lifestyles. Easily made by the pitcher or by the glass on hot summer days — or all year ‘round— they are a flavorful, low-calorie, low-cost beverage option. Try Bigelow’s Iced Green Tea with Pomegranate!

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One Southern belle who loves her iced tea is actress, producer and all-American sweetheart Reese Witherspoon. Reese has been keeping busy: She’s launched a new lifestyle brand called Draper James; released a new movie, Hot Pursuit; hosted Saturday Night Live; and was nominated for a 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for the critically-acclaimed film Wild. And according to her editorial profile on Draper James, Reese does it all with a glass of sweet tea in her hand (it’s her favorite)! How about Bigelow Tea’s Perfect Peach Herbal Iced Tea or Green Tea with Pomegranate Iced Tea? Bright, refreshing and an instant classic, just like Reese!

Twitter user @ArunaGee summed it up perfectly when she said, “A salute to iced tea season! Bigelow green and pomegranate iced tea.” Mmmm… Take a long sip and listen to the ice clink. Cheers!

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Bigelow Toasts Tea-Loving Actress Gina Rodriguez

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Bigelow Tea loves commenting on celebrities who enjoy tea. Actress Gina Rodriguez, star of TV’s Jane the Virgin sees tea as an all-occasion beverage. She “had a cuppa” with the likes of Gerald McRaney from House of Cards at a pre-Golden Globes party earlier this year. Rodriguez commented, “I actually need tea right now because of my throat.”

Whether you’re on the red carpet or celebrating something special at home, grab a cup of tea and toast to success!

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Bigelow Tea Raises Its Mug Of Chamomile To John Legend

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At Bigelow Tea, it’s music to our ears when we hear about singers who drink tea before a performance. Bigelow Tea imagines vocalists enjoying a mug of Cozy Chamomile® Herbal Tea to soothe the voice and calm the nerves backstage!  We found out that nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and musician John Legend is known to sip hot chamomile before a big show. And if he loves the taste of chamomile, maybe he would enjoy Novus Citrus Chamomile Herbal Tea at home too—perhaps over conversation with his newlywed wife, actress and model Chrissy Teigen.

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With its mellow, delicate and slightly floral notes, Cozy Chamomile offers understated flavor along with the calming quality of chamomile flowers coupled with a hint of lemongrass in Novus Citrus Chamomile which is legendary.  With the busy life that John leads, he certainly deserves a bit of relaxation between shows on his #AllOfMeTour. And, hey, it looks like @THE_Umrani has a pretty peaceful view to enjoy a cup of tea while listening to John Legend’s music! Bliss!

Image thanks to John Legend’s Facebook page

Bigelow Tea Spotlights Belle Of The Ball Lily James

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Bigelow Tea loves a good tea party—it’s a delightful way to celebrate most any occasion— even movie premieres! Recently, the cast of Cinderella joined guests at a tea party before the New York City premiere of the new film, based on the timeless classic fairytale. And, of course, the enchanting princess herself, portrayed by Downton Abbey’s Lily James, was in attendance.

Perhaps Lily enjoys a cup of robust Bigelow Earl Grey or rich “Constant Comment”® while hosting tea parties as Cinderella. Or maybe the Britain-born starlet prefers drinking classic English Teatime while traipsing around the Downton Abbey set. No matter which blend you prefer, the ambiance of Downton is enough to put anyone in the mood for a tea party. Avid watcher @carolinespruill shared, “Thanks #downtonabbey now I can’t get enough #tea #bigelow #missinglondon.”

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