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Bigelow Tea Reports On Penn State Research That Says Green Tea May Keep Your Mouth Safe From Certain Forms Of Cancer

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Yes, Bigelow Tea in a big mug can warm your hands and it can bring delicious aromas to your nose … but it’s the mouth that really gets to enjoy Bigelow Tea. The mouth is the gateway to Bigelow Tea’s rich flavors and that soothing sensation of sipping and swallowing tea. Now there’s news that Green Tea may actually keep your mouth safe from some forms of cancer! Read on.

A new Pennsylvania State University study published in Molecular Nutrition and Food stated that green tea might kill oral cancer cells, and boost healthy ones. In the study the authors found that a compound in green tea triggers a process in the cancerous cells’ mitochondria that leads to early cell death. A previous study in 2002 found that green tea could induce cancer cell death and suggested “regular consumption of green tea could be beneficial in the prevention of oral cancer.”

This is exciting news! So, in addition to tasting good, keeping you warm and making special memories, Bigelow Green Tea might keep your mouth healthy. Another wonderful reason to enjoy Bigelow Tea during its milestone 70th year@DarlenyGomezR tweeted that she might be obsessed with Bigelow’s green tea … are you?

 

Tackling Taxes and Tension With Bigelow Tea!

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Keep calm and file on, tea drinkers. It’s April 15, which means it’s time to submit those taxes. And what better way to celebrate filing on-time than taking a moment to relax with a mug of Bigelow Tea? Understandably, April is National Stress Awareness Month and we’d recommend keeping that tension at bay with one of our soothing herbal blends like Chamomile MintChamomile Vanilla, or Sweet Dreams.

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If you’re burning the midnight oil to get your taxes finished, recharge with one of Bigelow Tea’s aromatic black teas—like American Breakfast tea which has 50% more caffeine in every tea bag. Follow the lead of @randomnessli and grab a cup of Bigelow tea to help fuel your workflow.

Remember, it’s important to combat the stress in your life, and take time to relax and rejuvenate. While you can’t completely avoid stress, you can minimize it by leading a healthy, balanced life. Take time to unwind this month by staying active, spending time with loved ones, and sipping on your favorite Bigelow Tea!

Bigelow Tea Reports On Time Magazine Article About Why You Should Drink Green Tea

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The taste, aroma and warmth of a mug of Bigelow Tea Green Tea are so enticing that people all over the world brew a daily cup! But if you need additional reasons to feel good about your tea, Time magazine recently wroteabout seven ways green tea gives you a boost. Here are the first three!

  1. Green tea is good for your bones. According to a study published in the journal Nutrition Research, women who drank up to three cups of tea per day had a 30% lower risk of osteoporosis-related hip fractures.
  1. Green tea may help prevent cancer. Cancer rates are lower in countries, like Japan, where green tea is a go-to drink, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. While researchers can’t be sure that green tea alone is responsible for low cancer rates, it does contain the chemicals EGCG, EGC, ECG and EC, which are known for their antioxidant activity. Plus, properties of green tea could help protect your skin from the sun’s UV damage, the leading cause of skin cancer.
  1. Green tea could help you maintain a healthy weight. It could even reduce body fat, researchers found in a 12-week study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Green-tea extract may also have the power to decrease obesity and obesity-related illnesses like diabetes.

Now that’s some good news! Bigelow Green Tea drinker clearly agrees;  @rjankrithika loves it so much that she tweeted that it is “The Elixir of My Life.” Awesome!

New to green tea? Try a box of Bigelow’s Six Assorted Green Teas and let us know which one is your favorite.

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Make Bigelow Tea A Part Of Physical Wellness Month

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April is Physical Wellness Month, and Bigelow Tea is all about feeling well! This is the ultimate time of year to kick your fitness plan into gear and eat and drink things that are good for your body! Bigelow Tea, of course, should be at the top of your list.

Not only does tea do a body good by providing hydration, it also has been shown to reduce non-cardiovascular mortality by 24 percent! On top of that, tea drinkers also have the opportunity to engage in something else that’s key to physical wellness: relax. Yes, taking time out of your day to brew a mug of steaming herbal or green tea is a wonderful way to relax.

Whatever age you are, and whatever physical state you’re in after this long winter, take Physical Wellness Month as an opportunity to sleep, exercise and eat well. Take @Jezyka2moro’s advice and have a #healthy tea party! Breathe fresh air and drink Bigelow Tea. Simple, right? Be well.

 

Loving American-Grown Spearmint At Bigelow Tea!

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As Bigelow Tea celebrates its 70th anniversary, it’s time to look at the good things that continue to happen here … and today it’s all about the flavor of mint! As a family-owned American company that has been blending teas for three generations, Bigelow Tea enjoys the luxury of not only sipping some of the world’s finest teas, but of being able to select only the best quality ingredients for its recipes. When you enjoy tea as much as the Bigelow family—and your name is on the package, you want to be choosy.  It is why Bigelow Tea sources all of its ingredients from trusted suppliers who share the company’s passion for tea.

The pure, clean 100% American-grown spearmint that is masterfully blended into Plantation Mint® Tea and Mint Medley® herb tea is no exception. The mint is grown in the northwest corner of the United States by a family company of multi-generational growers who, when Bigelow Tea set out in the early 1960s to develop a tea with the refreshing taste of spearmint, demonstrated the same uncompromising care and craftsmanship that Bigelow Tea demands.  And the two families have enjoyed a loyal relationship ever since.

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Each year the father and son team expertly grows acres upon acres of the finest quality mint that is meticulously harvested only two times each year.  The superior quality of their product, the cleanliness of their processing and the traceability of the mint from “crop to cup” are what make them ideal partners for Bigelow Tea.

Whether you enjoy Bigelow mint teas hot or over a tall glass of ice, passion, quality and exceptional flavor is what you’ll taste in every cup of Bigelow Tea.

 

Bigelow Tea Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day With Lucky Leprechaun Frozen Green Tea

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Bigelow Tea loves a nice cup of Green Tea anytime of year. March, however, is the perfect time to break out this traditional tea. From St. Patrick’s Day to the first day of spring, there’s plenty of everything green to celebrate. For those looking to embrace this lucky color, Bigelow Tea suggests doubling your green luck with a cup of Green Tea with Mint. It’s refreshing and soothing from start to finish. Or, make your friends green with envy when you entertain with Bigelow Tea’s pack of Six Assorted Green Teas.

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St. Patrick’s Day began in Ireland for over a thousand years ago as a religious feast day for the patron Saint of Ireland. Today’s it’s celebrated around the world with special food, drinks, and the color green.  For those looking to celebrate with a kiss of sweetness this St. Patrick’s Day, you’re in luck. Bigelow Tea’s Lucky Leprechaun Frozen Green Tea is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day toast.  Green Tea dessert fan @JonathanDmnd recently tweeted, “Green tea ice cream is the best,” so he’d definitely enjoy this recipe as well.

Lucky Leprechaun Frozen Green Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Bigelow Classic Green Tea
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk (or your favorite milk)
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 12 Ice Cubes
  • Whipped Topping
  • 5 drops Green Food Coloring (optional)
  • Optional rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

Take 1 cup cold water and boil.  Once at a rolling boil add 1 green tea bag.  Steep for 3 minutes off of heat.
Let tea cool – at least 5 minutes in a cup.
Add tea, milk, sugar, ice, and green food coloring to blender.  Blend well.
Add to a chilled glass and top with whipped topping and sprinkles.

 

Boost Your Body With Herbal Bigelow Tea During National Nutrition Month

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Hydrate by drinking Bigelow Tea during National Nutrition Month. Of course, with so many flavors and varieties ranging from herbal to green to black, Bigelow Tea is the ideal beverage to add to your diet any time of year!

Did you know that Lemon Ginger Herbal tea  not only tastes delicious but it contains the probiotic GanedenBC 30 to help maintain a healthy balance in your digestive track?

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Hot or iced, this naturally caffeine free herbal blend is a great choice for every day. @beausci2010 knows “It’s good any time of day especially after meals.” So, during National Nutrition Month, give it a try … and feel good about yourself!

 

Bigelow Tea Goes For Mellow During National Caffeine Awareness Month

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Bigelow Tea knows that tea drinkers sometimes need a little boost from their favorite beverage … but during March’s National Caffeine Awareness Month it might be time to try a few less-caffeinated options.

One great choice is Bigelow Herbal Tea. Herbal teas are actually not made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush, so they are completely caffeine free. Mellow herbs like mint and chamomile make these teas tasty and invigorating, without any caffeine. Try Chamomile Mango or the aptly-named Sweet Dreams this month before bedtime.

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Another great alternative is the full line of Bigelow Decaffeinated Teas. These teas have the same robust taste as many Bigelow black and green tea favorites, but they have only 1-8 mg of caffeine per serving. So, for example, if you want a little less “lift” in your Lemon Lift, try the Lemon Lift decaf!

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Whether caffeine is a vital part of your morning or something you prefer to forego, Bigelow Tea has an option for you this and every month.

Top image by @caymandesigns via Instagram

Bigelow Tea Raises a Cup to Women Everywhere

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March is National Women’s History Month—a time when we recognize the contributions of women in history and contemporary society. The 2015 theme is titled, “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” and presents an opportunity for Bigelow Tea to highlight the story of our tenacious founder, Ruth Campbell Bigelow, whose story weaves into the essential fabric of the company’s—and nation’s—history.

In 1945, inspired by an early Colonial recipe, Ruth created the first cup of “Constant Comment”® Tea in her New York City brownstone kitchen. Soon after, the Bigelow Tea Company was born. Because of the bold choices—and fine quality teas—that Ruth made, Bigelow Tea, as a third generation family run company, has become a household name and is happily celebrating a 70th Anniversary this year under president and CEO, Cindi Bigelow, Ruth’s granddaughter.

This month, raise a mug of tea to the influential women of the past and present and savor a cup of tea in honor of the wonderful women in your life—@gglugo has the perfect Wonder Woman mug for the occasion.

 

Recognizing the People Who Make Bigelow Tea Great

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Reaching the milestone 70th anniversary at Bigelow Tea wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and enthusiasm of the company’s employees. As a family-owned and operated business, Bigelow Tea considers employees to be part of the Bigelow Tea family and works hard to make it a great workplace. The company takes pride in dedicating time to community service, has a commitment to sustainability and also organizes fun employee events—@shearwatercr has enjoyed a Bigelow Tea employee farmers market!

For Employee Spirit Month, it seems fitting to talk about a few of Bigelow Tea’s spirited employees, like Dani Ortman, Chad Tennant and Janned Serrano. Dani works for Bigelow Tea in Boise, where she is involved with Make-A-Wish® Idaho. She volunteers with the organization and grants wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Chad, located in Louisville, KY, represents Bigelow Tea at different obstacle races each year. Recently, Chad participated in the Spartan Race and Tough Mudder to raise money for U.S. veterans through the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Then there’s Janned (Executive Assistant to third generation president and CEO Cindi Bigelow as well as Community Relations Manager pictured above), who works with in Fairfield, CT. She works with Caroline House, a local nonprofit, teaching English as a second language to immigrant women, where she was recently named a member of the organization’s Sources of Inspiration Board. Impressive, right?

Want to hear more? Visit the Bigelow Tea website for more stories about Bigelow Tea’s talented employees and their commitment to do good things, near and far.