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Spring Into Bigelow’s Green Tea Sweepstakes!

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Ready for the green of spring and a chance to win a Green Teas Triple Pack Sampler from Bigelow Tea? These refreshing flavors will help you perk up and shake off those winter doldrums. Twelve lucky winners in all!

Spring is a time for renewal and a perfect opportunity to explore the delicate flavor profile of green tea. Green teas are high in polyphenols known as EGCG, which is why so many people make them a part of their healthy lifestyle.

The Green Teas Triple Pack includes one box each of Green Tea with Wild Blueberry & Acai, Green Tea with Lemon  and Green Tea with Pomegranate. Each is distinct, delicious and blended with natural flavors (60 tea bags total).

To enter, go to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page. Share the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries. You can enter once per day until the sweeps ends on March 30. On a mobile device? Please use this link instead:  http://woobox.com/2fwdyt

Check the Bigelow Tea blog for the winners’ list.

Good luck, and enjoy all things green this month!

 

Cancer Research Update From Bigelow Tea

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Cancer—how it’s diagnosed, treated and perceived—has come a long way. Decades ago, people barely spoke about the “C word,” while today there’s an open dialogue about cancer prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, the odds are still good that you or someone you’re close to has had to deal with some form of cancer. So, today brew a cup of Bigelow Tea and read here about some of the research that indicates that tea may protect the body from some cancers.

A 2010 study of more than 500 people adds to growing evidence suggesting the beverage has anti-cancer powers. In the study, smokers and non-smokers who drank at least a cup a day cut their lung cancer risk significantly, a US cancer research conference heard. The protection was greatest for people carrying certain genes. But cancer experts said the findings did not change the fact that smoking is bad for health.

An earlier study indicated that tea drinkers have an approximately 42% reduced risk of colon cancer compared to non-tea drinkers. In that same study, men who drank more than 1.5 cups of tea per day were found to have a 70% lower colon cancer risk. Another study led researchers to the conclusion that hot black tea consumption was associated with a significantly lower risk of the most common form of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma. And still another study, this one from 2003, indicated that women who consumed the equivalent of 2.5 cups of tea per day had a 60% reduction in rectal cancer risk, compared with women who drank less than 1.2 cups of tea daily.

Living a healthy lifestyle by eating right, exercising, applying sunscreen and getting routine physicals and checks for common cancers are just some of the things everyone can do to help prevent, or diagnose, cancer. So, take the advice of the experts: take a walk, wear a wide brimmed hat, nibble a carrot, brew some tea … and enjoy life!

Image from Instagram via @reguidinger

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.

Fall in Love With Bigelow Tea’s Valentine’s Day Flavors

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Whether you’re a tea lover, or are lovers looking for tea, Bigelow Tea has the perfect flavor to get something brewing on Valentine’s Day. Fall head over heels in love with one of Bigelow Tea’s seasonal blends, like Sweetheart Cinnamon or White Chocolate Obsession. Or, if a bouquet of roses on Valentine’s Day is your preference, you can’t go wrong with Bigelow’s Novus Wild Encounter Herbal Tea, a full leaf, caffeine-free blend that marries the flavors of rose hips and raspberries.

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If you’re lucky in love like @lesaann98, your valentine may even surprise you and have a mug ready to go before your alarm goes off. Or, maybe you’re celebrating the day of love with a group of friends like @sarahejenks did last year: “Had a fabulous [Valentine’s] Day lunch today. It was the perfect excuse for a tea party.”

However you spend Valentine’s Day this year, may it be filled with lots of love, joy and unparalleled flavor, freshness and aroma every time you brew Bigelow Tea.

Signed, steeped and delivered, the Bigelow Tea family of flavors is yours.

 

Bigelow Tea Celebrates Hot Breakfast Month with American Breakfast Tea

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Looking for a stimulating way to start the day? Bigelow Tea’s American Breakfast Tea will help energize your morning. This black tea blend is crafted with only the finest ingredients to create a delightful cup of tea with a higher caffeine content. Move over coffee because there’s almost as much caffeine in American Breakfast Tea as there is in your cuppa Joe.

What makes this alternative energy drink even better is that tea has antioxidants called polyphenols and L-Theanine, a naturally occurring compound unique to tea. When you combine this with caffeine, you get a natural, sustained energy boost! Another benefit is it enables you to be more focused on the day ahead.

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Stay warm this February by enjoying your cup of American Breakfast Tea with a hot breakfast to celebrate National Hot Breakfast Month. With experts in agreement on breakfast being the most important meal of the day, you don’t want to miss out. Are you interested in cooking with Bigelow Tea? Try starting the day with pancakes or an Earl Grey Tea Loaf.

Remember: American Breakfast Tea is made in America, by an American family, for the American consumer. Enjoy Hot Breakfast Month with Bigelow Tea!

 

Bigelow Tea Doesn’t Skip a Beat on Being Heart Healthy

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For 70 years, the Bigelow Tea family has put their hearts into blending their quality teas. Now in February, American Heart Month, it’s time to get to the heart of another matter: being heart healthy. During a month that also includes Wear Red Day and Women’s Heart Week, Bigelow Tea wants to make sure that fellow tea drinkers don’t skip a beat on learning more about heart disease.

Though heart disease can impact both males and females, the American Heart Association cites it as remaining the leading cause of death for 1 in 3 women each year. So along with getting the facts, be sure to maintain a healthy diet with regular exercise.

Medical studies have shown that tea could help your ticker and can serve as a good beverage option for watching daily sugar intake! In fact, Bigelow Tea “hearts” @jasonmattick for tweeting about turning to Bigelow’s English Teatime as a way to give up soda. Way to go, Jason!

So during the rest of February, and long after, keep your heart healthy and drink some Bigelow Tea.

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American Traditions of Bigelow Tea and The Big Game!

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Bigelow Tea is proud of its American heritage and the family run business that is rooted firmly in the American dream. American-made institutions and home-made pride are also a part of the biggest game of the year (number XLIX, or 49!) which is being played February 1st at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Will you be watching with your family and friends … and maybe sipping the brew known as Bigelow Tea? Bigelow Tea fan Lesa Ann Moats tweeted that while all Bigelow Teas are great, the Green Tea is her favorite!  So here’s to a super day with Bigelow Tea!

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This year, when you watch the New England Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks, remember that the pageantry, the intense play and the celebrated half time show showcasing superstar Katy Perry are all American, all the way—just like Bigelow Tea!

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Is Your Cuppa Bigelow Tea In A Really Cool Mug?

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There are so many positive elements of our daily Bigelow Tea, and a big part of the enjoyment is the warm feeling a good tea mug gives you, as you wrap your hands around it with an affectionate embrace. That’s why Bigelow Tea thinks you may want to look at some really cool tea mugs that could brace up your morning.

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We believe that the vessel used to embrace your favorite Bigelow Tea is a personal statement and is almost as important as the tea itself so we would LOVE to see or hear about your favorite teacup.  Share with us on FacebookTwitterPinterest or Instagram and tag it with #drinkfashionably so we can all celebrate the joy of drinking from a favorite cup!

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Bigelow Tea Shares Quartzs’ Discovery Of The World’s Biggest Tea Drinkers 

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Can you guess which nation has the most tea drinkers? Bigelow Tea found that according to a survey by Quartz (with additional clarifications about the survey by World Tea News), Turkey takes the lead, with close to seven pounds of tea being consumed per person each year! Fun fact on Turkey:  tea or coffee will be offered as a sign of friendship and hospitality, anywhere and anytime, before or after any meal. We always knew tea brought friends and family together!

Back to the survey, Ireland comes in at second place, at approximately 4.831 pounds, followed by the United Kingdom, at 4.281 pounds, and in the USA tea drinkers consume 0.503 pounds.

#Bigelow is glad that tea drinkers are found across the globe, like Louisa May (aka @hey_im_ginger). In her tweet, tea is her “fav drink in the world.”

How much tea do you think you consume in a year?

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The tea kettle can be an important tool in your fight against a cold or flu

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Who doesn’t love a steaming mug of Bigelow Tea on a cold January day during Hot Tea Month? Yes, that aroma, that taste, that warm sensation … it’s amazing what tea can do to boost your mood and change your day! And, if you happen to have a cold–or even the flu—put that kettle on ASAP!

Sore throat? Tea can also soothe a sore throat.  Sip soothing and satisfying Green Tea with Lemon and a little bit of honey.

Need rest? Brew a relaxing herbal variety like Chamomile MintA good night’s sleep is key to recovery—and chamomile is widely believed to have a calming and relaxing effect.

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Want to clear those sinuses? A stronger blend like American Breakfast Black Tea will do the trick. Let that steam waft and breathe in deeply. Between the steam and the caffeine, you’ll be up and running in no time.

Last month the Bigelow Tea blog posted several studies that showed drinking black tea might improve the body’s defenses and that drinking tea can activate immune cells and boosted the immune system. And U.S. News & World Report offered three frugal ways to stay healthy this time of year: (1) Wash & Sanitize; (2) Rest; (3) Drink Tea!

So brew your favorite Bigelow Tea now … and stay well!

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Rethink your Drink During Diet Resolution Week And Throughout 2015!

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As the New Year rings in a fresh start, put the champagne glasses away and get the tea mugs out! Bigelow Tea thinks last week’s Diet Resolution Week is a great time for tea fans to get fit, get healthy and “Rethink your Drink”!  Taking small steps—like drinking Bigelow Green Tea and staying hydrated—is the best way to adopt positive lifestyle changes!

Bigelow Tea knows that minor adjustments such as eating more fruits and veggies, daily exercise and staying active can make a big difference. Staying hydrated is important too. And of course tea can be a healthy and flavorful part of any diet. It’s zero calories and it’s also gluten-free! Bigelow Tea has so many varieties and flavors, ranging from herbal to strong black tea like American Breakfast. There’s also Organic Green Tea, which @iamanitamarie praises for its many pluses on Instagram. And don’t forget our delicious seasonal and holiday teas are a good substitution for high calorie desserts.

To brew up additional support for getting healthy, the Bigelow Tea family found a few motivational posts from celebrity tea drinkers. Demi Lovato tweeted that she is working out and “just killed a 90 minute cycling class.”

Share your New Year’s resolution with Bigelow Tea!

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