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Bigelow Tea Pairs Herbal Favorites With Delicious Recipes

bigelow tea red raspberry recipeIn over seven decades in business, Bigelow Tea has perfected countless tea blends. Wonderfully delicious on their own, Bigelow Teas are also great to pair with many different foods. We’ve compiled a list of suggested pairings that includes links to some of our favorite recipes!

So what to pair with herbal tea? Herbal blends typically fall into a floral, tart, or sweet flavor profile. Today we’ll focus on Bigelow Tea’s sweet herbal teas! They are infused with bold, ripe fruits coupled with rich spices and lightly-toasted floral undertones. Delicious on their own, the sweet notes truly shine when paired with spicy dishes, sweet breakfast foods, and baked goods!

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Try pairing the ripe, berry taste of Bigelow Red Raspberry herbal teawith Vanilla & Cinnamon Baked Challah French Toast
(pictured above). If spicy meals are what you crave, pair Moroccan Lentil Stew with Cinnamon with Bigelow Tea’s warm and sweet Cinnamon Apple herbal tea or Bigelow Facebook fan Rena Nitkin Meltz’s favorite Fruit & Almond tea!

The next time you reach for your favorite sweet herbal Bigelow Tea, consider these pairing tips and suggestions! You may find a new go-to combination!

Tart Herbal Bigelow Teas & Their Perfect Pairs

bigelow tea I love lemonYou may have tried picking the right wine to go with your meal at some point … but have you considered pairing your favorite Bigelow Tea blends with recipesBigelow Tea has more than 120 flavors that, while delicious on their own, truly stand out when paired with the right dish! While there are no rules on which blend you should pair your favorite dish with, we do have suggestions!

Herbal teas are naturally caffeine free, making them ideal to enjoy at any time of day. Bigelow’s herbal teas fall into three categories: sweet, floral, and tart flavor profiles. Let’s chat about the tart teas today. Bigelow’s tart herbal teas have a subtle tart, clean finish. They are excellent to pair with grilled tofu or chicken, vegetable, and light, berry-forward desserts.

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Use Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegranate and Earl Grey teas to make a vegetarian Tea Marinated Grilled Tofu dish. The smoky, grilled flavor of the tofu will pair perfectly with Lemon Ginger tea.  Twitter fan @beausci2010 says Lemon Ginger is “good any time of day especially after meals.”

Maybe next time she’ll try pairing it with her meal!

 

Bigelow Tea Pairs English Teatime With Delicious Bigelow Recipes Perfect For The New Year!

Bigelow Tea English TeatimeBigelow Tea English Teatime is a signature blend of classic black tea perfect for any time of day. For this special blend, only hand-picked tea leaves from the higher mountains are used to create a smooth, full-bodied cup of tea. Twitter fan Caroline says “English Teatime is my morning go-to.”

bigelow recipeIf you’re looking for more ways to enjoy your cup of English Teatime, try pairing it with a delicious Bigelow Tea recipe! Rich, invigorating, and versatile, English Teatime is the perfect complement to chocolate, pork, and poultry. Whip up a Chocolate SweeTEA Pie (pictured) for dessert during a new year’s celebration! Made with either Bigelow® Sweetheart Cinnamon Herbal Tea or Bigelow Raspberry Royale this pie is a great treat to accompany a hot cuppa Bigelow English Teatime.

Or maybe you’re looking for something a bit more savory to sip your tea with. Try these Ham and Pear Sandwiches or this juicy Chamomile Braised Chicken. When it comes to pairing teas with food, the only rule is there are no rules! Experiment with your favorite combinations and let your culinary imagination soar!

 

Make Some Bold Pairings With Bigelow Tea Earl Grey

bigelow tea earl greyLooking for your next tea pairing adventure? Look no further than Bigelow Tea’s Earl Grey tea. This refined, yet bold, black tea is highlighted by bright and fragrant citrus notes—thanks to the finest bergamot oil from Calabria, Italy. A true classic, Earl Grey pairs beautifully with the strong, earthy flavors in red meat dishes, duck and dark chocolate. Now that’s decadent!

bigelow tea earl grey boxTry pairing a cup of Earl Grey with tea-infused main dishes like recipes for Orange Beef and Chinese Broccoli or Pan Seared Duck with Orange and Spice Gastrique.

Or if you have more of a sweet tooth, pair a cuppa with Vanilla Caramel Chocolate Custard or Creme Brulee, or Darjeeling and Dark Chocolate Pots. With its delicate and citrusy aroma and golden coloring, Earl Grey’s smooth flavor provides the perfect complement to rich and indulgent dishes.

With the complex yet traditional flavor of Earl Grey, here’s one more tip: simply brew, sip and enjoy!

Bigelow Tea’s Darjeeling Meets Its Match

Darjeeling Bigelow Tea

Bigelow Tea would like to introduce you to the “champagne of teas,” Darjeeling. An elegant black tea grown high in the remote Himalayan foothills, Darjeeling is revered for its delicate astringency balanced by a fragrant, nutty aroma. What’s more, this tea actually pairs well with some of fall’s heartiest foods!Bigelow Tea Roast Pork recipe

Yes, Darjeeling’s delicately robust spice and woody muscatel notes marry well with rich, creamy, or spice-forward red meat dishes. This autumn, pair it with Bigelow Tea’s Roast Pork with Spiced Apple (pictured above).The tender and succulent pork tenderloin will be both savory and sweet thanks to the seasoned apples and the addition of some Bigelow Apple Cider Herbal TeaDarjeeling Black Tea Box Bigelow Tea

Food and beverage pairings are nothing new. Think wine & cheese, beer & pretzels and even milk & cookies! With so many varieties of Bigelow Tea out there, the combinations are limitless! So give this particular pairing a try … and post your thoughts on how each component compliments the others. Or feel free to just eat, sip and enjoy!

Bigelow Tea Green Tea Pairs Well With Favorite Foods

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Of course, everyone knows that tea is a “drink with jam and bread,” … but what else goes well with a nice cup of Bigelow Tea? The first rule of pairing tea with food is that there are no rules—only suggestions. Bigelow Tea has created a page devoted to this topic, so check it out and explore some of the options. Today we’re focusing on Classic Green Tea, so here are some thoughts on what to nibble with your cuppa!bigelow tea green tea box

Bigelow’s classic green tea is grown at high elevation to extract the best flavor. This traditional green tea is smooth and mellow on the palate, with clean notes of green melon and grass. This delicate, fresh-tasting brew pairs perfectly with lighter dishes such as rice, chicken, fish and other seafood.

If you want to sip at lunch, try it with Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwiches. For dinner it pairs beautifully with Lemon Ginger Shrimp and a side of Jasmine Rice with Fruits. And if you’re into dessert, Green Tea perfectly compliments milk chocolate. Yum!

What’s your favorite thing to eat while you sip Bigelow Green Tea?

 

Foods That Play Well With Bigelow Tea’s Chamomile Varieties

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Tea for two is definitely sweeter when there’s a little treat involved. Bigelow Tea knows that certain teas complement particular foods, and today’s  tea pairing focus is on Cozy Chamomile and other (non-sweet) chamomile varieties, like Chamomile MintChamomile MangoChamomile Vanilla and Sweet Dreams.bigelow tea cozy chamomile

What to pair with the delicate flower of the chamomile? Bigelow Tea’s chamomile varieties are herbal teas, so are naturally free of caffeine, making them ideal for evening or late afternoon. With a honey-colored hue and a sweet, floral bouquet with subtle lemon nuance, these teas pair particularly well with baked goods and sweets.

Maybe a cup of Cozy Chamomile and an I Love Lemon Quick Bread at 4 p.m.? Or a mug of Sweet Dreams and Ginger Oatmeal Muffin after dinner? Sounds delightful!

What do you pair with your favorite Bigelow chamomile tea?

Wake Up Your Morning With Bigelow Tea Paired With Breakfast!

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Are you ready to up your game for the most important meal of the day? Fueling your body in the morning is a must for overall health as it could help decrease coronary heart disease says Harvard School of Public Health’s latest study on the topic while breakfast can also keep blood sugar level throughout the day for Type 2 diabetics.

Children are also affected as research from University of Pennsylvania suggests that eating breakfast helps with overall dietary quality and better concentration, attention, and memory. So if you’re skipping breakfast, as 31 million Americans do, you’re missing out! Our suggestion? A mug of Bigelow Tea plus a few inspiring menu options which might just be your key to winning the breakfast rush!

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One delicious breakfast food/tea combo to try is Orange and Spice Belgian Waffles with Tahitian Breeze Berry Compote paired with Bigelow’s American Breakfast Tea and Honey which has 50 percent more caffeine than regular tea (which helps to kick-start your day) and complements the sweet-tart flavors of the waffles. For those days when time is short, Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal and a cup of Bigelow English Breakfast will get you out the door in no time.

Whatever your choice for breakfast from waffles to oatmeal and everything in between (including Bigelow Tea), enjoy and stay well!