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Bigelow Tea Celebrates Family Stories Month With Cindi and Eunice Bigelow

Sit back, relax, and brew your favorite Bigelow Tea because it’s Family Stories Month. With the weather growing colder and a mug of Salted Caramel Tea to keep you warm, this is the time to learn more about your family. Who knows, maybe Dad has a crazy story you haven’t heard yet!

Here’s a family story from Bigelow Tea employee J. David Silva, Sr., who has turned health and wellness into a family affair. Together, he and his family decided to kick-start their commitment to health. Each person kept track of their workouts in a journal to be discussed as a family on Saturdays, presumably with a cup of Bigelow Tea in hand!

And if you haven’t already heard the legendary “Because Mama Moved the Pony Stable” story about Bigelow family matriarch Ruth Bigelow and her mother’s determination, give it a read now. This is a family story worth sharing!

When celebrating Family Stories Month, doing something fun with a family member is key! In the video clip above, see two members of the Bigelow family having a ball. Third generation President and CEO of Bigelow Tea Cindi Bigelow has the recipe for this delicious Greenie Martini, but it’s her mother Eunice who really shakes it up!

It’s probably safe to assume that many tea fans out there enjoy sharing family stories over a nice mug of Bigelow Tea. Twitter fan @Hayley_Giles enjoys teatime and thinking about happy memories with her Grandma.

Which Bigelow Tea will you be sipping as you relive or create family stories this month?

 

Bigelow Tea Embraces America Made Matters Day With A Mug Of Bigelow Tea!

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America Made Matters Day, celebrated on November 19th, is dedicated to highlighting the positive impact that buying American-made products has on local and US economies. Bigelow Tea sees American Made Matters Day as a chance to showcase the power of the American consumer and embrace the positive impact that manufacturing has on jobs, product safety and the environment. These issues are all dear to the hardworking home-team  and community of Bigelow Tea. It’s why Bigelow Tea keeps it real as a 3rd generation family-owned company, producing fantastic tea blends that are all blended and packaged right here in the USA. Or, according to Bigelow Tea fan @kailynnmariee who tweeted that Bigelow Tea is simply amazing, the best in “In tea heaven!”

Events for American Made Matters Day will be held throughout the United States. Supporting U.S.-made products just makes sense. According to ABC News, if each American family spent just an extra $49.95 on American-made goods, the spending would generate 150,000 American jobs.

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Being an American company is also why the Bigelow Tea family provides tea to American troops overseas with made in the U.S. American Classic Teas, grown at the Charleston Tea Plantation. Specially packaged boxes of American Classic Tea are distributed to those in the armed forces as a thank you to the brave troops who work hard for the USA.

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One of Bigelow Tea’s newest products is American Breakfast tea! This robust tea contains 50% more caffeine than the average cup of black tea and is available in three varieties. What’s more, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these teas also goes to the troops! Love green tea? Try Bigelow Tea’s delicious flavors, such as Green Tea with Mango. And herbal tea fans have lots of options, too, including Mint Medley — made with a refreshing blend of spearment and peppermint grown in Oregon!

Consider buying at least one U.S.-made product on November 19th, like any of the more than 120 made-in-America tea varieties from Bigelow Tea.

Enjoy!

Image via americanmadematters.com

Bigelow Tea Salutes The Military and Their Families

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Bigelow Tea is grateful for the countless sacrifices that the members of the armed forces and their families make. So, in November during Military Family Appreciation Month and on Veterans Day, it’s important to recognize all who have served … and the families who stand behind them.

Every day, the Bigelow Tea family gives thanks (and gives back) to the U.S. military. Since 2009, the company’s “Tea for the Troops” project has been shipping boxes of American Classic Tea to military bases overseas. Thanks, Whitney Young, for sharing a Pinterest pin showing one of the boxes to be shipped!

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Now, the Bigelow family has answered another call of duty. A portion of sales from the new line of American Breakfast teas will be donated to support those who serve in the U.S. armed forces. Sip these teas and say “thank you” to veterans, current service men and women, and their families at home.

Top image by The U.S. Army via Flickr.com

Talking About Matters Of The Heart With Bigelow Tea

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If you “heart” tea, you’ll also be happy to hear that your actual (beating!) heart loves it too! Yes, research suggests that tea may be good for your heart. Bigelow Tea is always checking out the latest research about tea and health—and here’s some interesting news about tea and your ticker!

In a large population based study, adults who drank just over two cups of green tea per day reduced their risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 22-23%. Additionally, a 2003 US Department of Agriculture study found that participants who drank five cups of black tea per day along with a diet moderately low in fat and cholesterol reduced their LDL cholesterol by about 11% after three weeks. Click here for additional heart health tea facts!

So brew some Bigelow “Constant Comment”® and comment to your friends on Twitter, like @CaspDaGhost, who tweeted that he is “starting to #drink #tea #everyday” for #healthyliving! Don’t you just love it when people tell you that things you already enjoy doing—like taking brisk walks and sipping Bigelow Tea—might be good for you too? Drink up! #IHeartBigelowTea

The preceding materials related to health information are provided for educational purposes only.

Tea and tea containing products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. You should always consult a physician regarding the applicability of any information or recommendations with respect to any symptoms or medical condition. Bigelow is not responsible for the content contained in third-party studies. Bigelow provides these studies for reference, and this does not represent an endorsement or responsibility for the content of such third-party studies.

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Enjoy Gobs of the Second Best Thing on Earth (After Bigelow Tea): Chocolate!

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Some things are just better together. Like Bogey and Bacall or Bey and Jay, tea and chocolate just work. Bigelow Tea’s two flavors that feature chocolate offer an unparalleled sensory experience—you might even say they’re sippalicious!

TomorrowOctober 28, is National Chocolate Day, chocophiles everywhere will want to start sipping two exceptional Bigelow Tea chocolate and black tea blends: Chocolate Chai and White Chocolate Obsession.

Chocolate Chai is a decadent treat with zero guilt. Add a splash of milk and sweetener and voila! Meet your new best friend.

White Chocolate Obsession, part of Bigelow’s Seasonal Tea range, is like a kiss in a cup!

So what are you waiting for? Brew, pour, sip and enjoy a #dailycup—or several—of Bigelow Tea chocolate blends on National Chocolate Day!   As @JUDIandLEVI tweeted, it’s “remarkable!”

 

Bigelow Tea Adds Flavor Excitement to the Holiday Season

The Bigelow Tea family, renowned for three generations for their tea blending craftsmanship, is delighted to add scrumptious new teas to its ever-popular seasonal tea line that are perfect for holiday enjoyment, and on target with today’s consumer taste trends.

In addition to Pumpkin Spice Tea and Apple Cider Herbal Tea, Bigelow’s Harvest line now includes:

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Salted Caramel Tea!

Reflecting the latest confectionary trend of melding a salty note to rich buttery caramel, all-natural Bigelow Salted Caramel Tea captures all the appeal of this popular, full-bodied-caramel flavor combination. To achieve its tantalizing flavor profile, the expert American tea blenders at Bigelow Tea have combined hand-picked black tea with natural caramel and salt flavors. Amazingly, for a beverage so loaded with indulgent flavor, Salted Caramel Tea has zero calories and no sodium for a sublime, guilt-free indulgence.

Adding zest to the Bigelow’s already delicious Holiday line of Eggnogg’n® Tea and Ginger Snappish® Herbal Tea, is this refreshing new offering:

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Peppermint Bark Herbal Tea!

As fans of peppermint bark candy know, peppermint and chocolate make a wonderfully refreshing flavor combination that is truly irresistible! Now, consumers can enjoy this delicious Holiday favorite – a hallmark of season, in a whole new way. Bigelow Peppermint Bark Herbal Tea is an all-natural herbal tea that is decadently rich in chocolaty flavor with a cool, fresh minty finish. Hot and cool at the same time, it makes a perfect treat to warm body and soul on a cool day. Here’s another reason to celebrate. This caffeine-free treat has zero calories.

“We are truly thrilled to offer these richly flavorful teas to the growing world of tea drinkers,” says Cindi Bigelow, 3rd generation president and CEO of the family-owned company. “Everyone who has tried them absolutely loves the comfort and pleasure of these tempting seasonal tea treats. They’re two of the holidays’ favorite flavors. Pure enjoyment – with no calories and no guilt!”

Protective Packaging

True to tradition, both new flavors are packaged in individually wrapped tea bags in Bigelow’s signature foil pouch to protect them from air, moisture and surrounding aromas, to keep the tea as fresh and flavorful as the day it was blended. It’s easy to tuck a few into a pocket or handbag to enjoy the fresh, luscious flavor anywhere, anytime throughout the busy holidays.

Look for Bigelow Harvest and Holiday Teas in free-standing floor shippers at retailers starting in October. They will also be available at bigelowtea.com.

“We invite you to try our new teas” says Cindi Bigelow. “Not only are they a satisfying pleasure that you’ll want to enjoy often, they make wonderful gifts for family, friends, colleagues, teachers – anyone you think deserves a holiday treat. Pop them in a gift bag with a special mug and spread the joy!”

 

Sip & Savor Bigelow Tea During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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During Breast Cancer Awareness Month everyone is encouraged to learn more about the disease and to consider ways to help those affected by it. If you or a loved one has breast cancer, you know that rest and relaxation can be important parts of the healing process. So today, brew a mug of Bigelow Tea and take some time out for yourself. And since it’s a month to “think pink,” why not give English Breakfast Tea (in its pretty pink box) a try! It’s the favorite of many tea lovers including @smartdinnerplan who tweeted about it recently!

Like mindful meditation or deep breathing, sipping a soothing cup of Bigelow Tea can help calm your mind, body and soul. Herbal blends, in particular, offer aromas and tastes that can just “take you away” from it all. Try Chamomile Mango or the truly comforting blend Sweet Dreams®. Green Tea is another option, and studies have shown that it can be a lovely and delicious part of your everyday wellness.

Because October happens to offer some of the year’s prettiest weather, it’s a wonderful time to walk and savor life. So, whether you march in a Breast Cancer awareness walk or just step outside and meander to the mailbox, enjoy some fresh air and think about your health this month. Bigelow Tea will be ready for you when you come back inside!

 

Bigelow Tea Talks Celiac Disease

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Bigelow Tea is all about a great cup of tea with so many tea varieties and different flavors  that speak for themselves! But even more than that, Bigelow Tea also promotes a healthy lifestyle and diet, and that’s why October’s Celiac Awareness Month is so important.

It’s vital to take care of yourself and bring mindfulness to your day. Celiac Sprue (also known as gluten intolerance) is a serious medical condition you should be aware of—a permanent immune reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. If you are concerned about gluten, it’s good to know that all current Bigelow Teas are formulated to be gluten-free. There are even several Gluten-Free Recipes made with your favorite Bigelow Teas!

Fortunately Celiac disease is becoming less of mystery and has become more accurately diagnosed over recent years. This serious intolerance to gluten can actually damage the lining of the small intestines, preventing absorption of some nutrients. The condition touches as many as 1 in 150 Americans.

But if you are watching your gluten intake, you can sit back and relax with your cuppa from Bigelow Tea. BT fan Cristi tweeted that Bigelow Tea is a part of her routine because “self-care is so Important!” That’s for sure!

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New Bigelow American Breakfast Gives Tea a Caffeine Boost!

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Tea drinkers longing for a stronger wake-up brew – and coffee drinkers wanting to add variety to their repertoire of caffeinated beverages – now have options! Bigelow Tea introduces American Breakfast teas, an all-new line of robust black teas naturally formulated with 50% more caffeine than the average cup of tea.

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New niche, new opportunity

Bigelow American Breakfast Tea creates a new niche in the category that will be embraced by tea lovers and coffee drinkers alike. As one early taste tester noted: “This tea is perfect for someone like me who likes the boost and buzz of coffee but not the acidity. I would keep this on hand as an alternative to my morning java, as well as for a mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up – not just for breakfast.”

Not your ordinary cup of tea

Line priced at $2.99, this unique and innovative beverage naturally delivers all the benefits of Bigelow’s smooth and flavorful black tea with a higher caffeine boost than typically found in a cup of tea. It’s the perfect way to start the day — or get an extra dose of energy any time of day, without nerve-jangling side effects. The full line consists of:

Perfectly blended pick-me-up for any time of day.

New Bigelow American Breakfast Teas are specially formulated with natural black tea extract – a concentrated form of brewed black tea – to deliver 60-90mg of caffeine per cup, versus the typical 30-60mg in regular black tea.

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Yet despite the significantly higher caffeine content, drinkers will not experience the ‘rush and crash’ effect typical of coffee thanks to L-Theanine, the naturally occurring compound found almost exclusively in tea.

Cindi Bigelow, 3rd generation president and CEO of the family-owned company, explains what tea drinkers instinctively already know. “The lift you get from the caffeine in tea is different from that of coffee. That’s because tea has the added benefit of Theanine, a naturally occurring component in tea. Studies have shown this unique combination gives tea drinkers a sustained energy boost and, at the same time, a feeling of relaxation and focus similar to what is achieved through meditation.”

All natural, all delicious

True to family tradition, Bigelow American Breakfast Tea is crafted with premium, all natural ingredients to create a beautiful cup of tea. Its superb tea leaves are from the preferred high-grown bushes sourced from the world’s finest tea gardens. These pure blends — even the honey-flavored option that derives its flavor from natural honey, contain no sugar and no calories.

Like all Bigelow teas, each bag is individually wrapped in Bigelow’s signature foil pouch to protect it from air, moisture and surrounding aromas, to keep the tea as fresh and flavorful as the day it was blended. This special packaging makes it easy to tuck away in a pocket or handbag to enjoy the fresh, robust flavor on the go.

And All-American!

Bigelow American Breakfast Teas are teas created for the American consumer’s palate and are blended and packaged in the U.S.A.

Consumers will be further pleased to know that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the American Breakfast Tea line goes to support our U.S. service men and women.

In the words of Cindi Bigelow, “I invite you to sip a cup of our beautiful American Breakfast Tea; made in America, by an American family, for the American consumer. And as always, we hope our teas delight you.”

 

Celebrate National Organic Harvest Month With Bigelow Tea!

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September is that glorious month when summer meets and greets autumn, and Mother Nature celebrates this  “changing of the guard” by providing a rich and flavorful bounty of vegetables and fruit.  Join Bigelow Tea in celebrating National Organic Harvest Month™  to help raise awareness of the importance of North American organic agriculture and to encourage people to choose healthy (and tasty!) organic foods.  When you “go organic” and make efforts to live sustainably, you reap what you sow… literally, and in the best possible way.

bigelow tea organicBigelow Tea has turned the practice of Sustainabili-TEA into a lifestyle choice.  From community involvement to waste reduction and energy conservation, Bigelow Tea is 100% committed to preserving the environment, eating  healthy foods, and drinking plenty of Bigelow Tea! With a flavorful selection of certified organic teas at your fingertips, tea fans who choose to go organic, have many options, like Organic Imperial Earl Grey with Natural Bergamot or Organic Moroccan Mint Herbal Tea. And, for those purists (you know who you are!), nothing says organic like Bigelow Tea’s  All Natural Organic Pure Green Tea (USDA organic)!  All of Nature’s goodness in one little teabag…  simply marvelous!   Just ask@abrinezr, who tweeted a pic of the teas; he’ll give it a green thumb’s up!

So, as you bid summer a fond “adieu” and say “hello” to the colorful season of autumn, savor the natural flavors of organic food and libation.

2nd image by Jina Lee via Wikimedia Commons