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Bigelow Tea Announces ‘Give The Gift Of Tea’ Sweepstakes Winners!

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We are so excited to announce our ‘Give The Gift Of Tea’ Sweepstakes winners who will take home our lovely gift of Novus teas. Novus® Tea represents a new chapter in our family’s 70-year old quest to produce the perfect cup of full leaf tea. Our pursuit of perfection has taken us to the world’s leading tea estates. It’s inspired us to seek out and learn from cultures rich in tea tradition. It’s our passion. It’s who we are. It’s simply our life’s work. It’s perfection in every sip.

–The Bigelow Family

Below is our list of winners.  Please look for our email confirming your mailing address but do be patient as it might take us up to 30 days to reach you.  Thank you for coming to visit us and congratulations!!

 

Margaret from New Jersey

Ronald from Wisconsin

Patricia from Connecticut

Cindy from Indiana

Amanda from Illinois

Jennifer from California

Kari from Michigan

Kelsea from North Carolina

Jenny from Kansas

Stephanie from Illinois

Colleen from California

Lonida from Ontario, Canada


Hurry, The Bigelow Tea Novus Gift Sweepstakes Ends TODAY!

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It’s the final day of the Bigelow Tea Give the Gift of Tea Sweepstakes! Be sure to enter by midnight EST via Facebook for your chance to win this Novus Gift Box with 36 Novus teas in three popular flavors … 12 winners in all!

Often served in the finest restaurants, Novus teas are truly special. Exquisite full-leaf teas are enveloped in cleverly designed tea sachets that allow you to enjoy loose tea without the fuss. Simply steep the pyramid-shaped tea sachet as usual for maximum flavor and aroma in your cup! This gift comes in a lovely keepsake box and includes one box each of the following teas:  Novus Dragon Well Green Tea , Novus Sapphire Earl Grey Tea  and Novus Wild Encounter Herbal Tea.

To enter, head to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page, and follow the entry instructions. Share the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries. On a mobile device? Use this link to enter instead: http://woobox.com/joz695

And don’t forget to check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 12 lucky winners!

 

Bigelow Tea’s Tips For An Eco-Friendly Holiday Party

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Hosting a “green” holiday party can be a fun and relaxed experience if you prepare, organize, and delegate ahead of time. Bigelow Tea has a number of eco-friendly holiday hosting tips and delicious seasonal teas you’ll want to explore before heading to the store.

Use cloth napkins instead of paper.

Cloth is both elegant and good for the environment. Tea towels come in handy for those inevitable spills and guests will appreciate the eco-friendly gesture.

Create a sustainable décor.

Making up-cycled holiday decorations is a fashionable and fun activity to share with friends and kids before—or even during!— the party. Last year, Bigelow Tea’s Christmas tree was decorated with 100% up-cycled ornaments made by employees. Check out more on our sustainability board on Pinterest!

bigelow tea ornamentServe food and drink in “real” dishes and cups, not paper or plastic.

‘Tis the season for hot beverages, and Instagrammers like @collettebates are enjoying #mulledwine with friends. Use teacups and mugs, not Styrofoam. It doesn’t matter if they match—eclectic
mugs are a fun addition to a party. And, if you’re looking for a good recipe, Bigelow tea has a delicious one for Orange & Spice Hot Mulled Wine that pairs well with these holiday cookies made with Eggnogg’n.

 

Surf the web for more eco-friendly holiday party ideas.

Bigelow Tea posted a few of our favorites ideas and tips for green decorating last year, including a no-chemicals suggestion for a holiday-scented house! Explore the internet for more options and share your favorite ideas with us on Facebook!

Happy hosting!

 

Bring Bigelow Tea Personalized Tea Boxes To Your Next Party!

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Bigelow Tea is thrilled to introduce personalized tea boxes (and personalized tea tins and tea chests)! If you’ve ever wanted your photo on a box of “Constant Comment,”® Cozy ChamomileEarl GreyGreen Tea or Green Tea with Lemon, your dreams have come true. Available by the case (6 boxes), it’s a memorable way to commemorate occasions like the holidays, weddings, graduations, family reunions, retirement parties or to celebrate sporting events. It’s also a perfect gift to say thank you to a friend or hostess.

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Ordering these personalized tea boxes is easy. You simply choose the Bigelow Tea flavor from the selection on our website, personalize the item with a photo and a message, and check out. If you have your own pic, the website makes it easy to upload, otherwise, there are several beautiful images available to use. Don’t forget to unleash your creativity when you add your personalized message to the box. A few favorites include: “You’re my cup of tea” and “Steeped to perfection!”

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Give it a try … and let us know: which message would you send out to the world on a personalized Bigelow Tea box?

 

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 Fall Harvest Sweepstakes Winners Announced

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We are so excited to announce the Bigelow Fall Harvest Sweepstakes Winners.  Please allow up to 3 weeks to hear from Bigelow Tea to confirm you are a winner and to get your full mailing address. Thanks so much everyone for participating and please do have a wonderful Fall!   Congrats winners:

Eva from Florida

Adella from Louisiana

Tina from North Carolina

Michelle from Ohio

Kirsten from Washington

Connie from Ohio


Bigelow Tea Celebrates Holiday Giving With A Novus Tea Sweepstakes!

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Hey Bigelow Tea fans, ready for some holiday sweepstakes cheer? Twelve lucky winners will take home this Novus Gift Box featuring three popular Novus tea flavors.  Each lovely box with magnetic closure contains 36 pyramid-shaped sachets enveloping full-leaf teas from the finest tea estates. That’s right, enjoy the exquisite flavor of loose tea with the convenience of a tea bag! The uniquely designed tea sachet allows the delicate tea leaves to unfurl completely for full flavor extraction.

To give or keep this special tea gift for yourself? Ah, the choice is yours! Here’s the lowdown on the teas included:

Novus Dragon Well Green Tea – box of 12 sachets – The tender green tea leaves from the Dragon Well Province are renowned for their mellow flavor and fragrant aroma.

Novus Sapphire Earl Grey Tea  – box of 12 sachets – Natural bergamot and blue malva flowers add an innovative twist to traditional Earl Grey black tea.

Novus Wild Encounter Herbal Tea – box of 12 sachets – This caffeine-free herbal blend tantalizes your taste buds with the sweet-tart taste of fruit and berries.

To enter, simply “like” the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page, and follow the entry instructions. Be sure to share the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries. You can enter once per day until the sweeps ends on December 18th. If you’re using a mobile device, use this link to enter instead: http://woobox.com/joz695

Check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re a winner.  Good luck, and happy holidays!

 

Bigelow Tea’s Thanksgiving Sweepstakes Is Almost Over!

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Thankfully, there’s still time to enter to win this Fall Harvest basket filled with 152 assorted Bigelow Tea flavors! Just head right to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, “like” the page and click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page, and follow the entry instructions. Easy, right? Just be sure to enter by midnight EST on Nov. 17th, and you could be one of six lucky winners!

Your prize features a 21″x 11″ x 11″ wicker cornucopia brimming with a huge variety of black, green and herb tea flavors that are sure to please a lucky gift recipient or your holiday guests!

If you’re on a mobile device, use this link to enter instead: http://woobox.com/pbtwz2  … And be sure to check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re a winner!  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Bigelow Tea Is Ready for America Recycles Day!

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On America Recycles Day, Bigelow Tea has some great news to share: For their 2014 fiscal year, 1,796,501 pounds of materials in all of their three facilities have been recycled, reused or composted. That’s quite a number!

Recycling is a top priority in Bigelow’s Sustainability program, which is all about the company’s commitment to social responsibility. This program has led to the creation of many innovative ways to encourage reducing or reusing excess materials at all three of Bigelow’s facilities: Louisville, Kentucky; Boise, Idaho, and Fairfield, Connecticut.

At all three manufacturing plants, items ranging from machine shop metal to packaging materials are given a second purpose. And in the Bigelow Tea offices, collection drives gather empty print cartridges, electronics and even videotapes for recycling.

While Bigelow Tea practices the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle), they also want to know what their fellow tea drinkers are doing. Send a tweet to @BigelowTea and share your thoughts. @larellscardelli tweeted a suggestion to use ceramic not paper plates—great idea!

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Bigelow Tea Fall Harvest Sweepstakes STARTS TODAY!

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During this season of giving thanks, Bigelow Tea has the perfect Thanksgiving Gift Sweepstakes starting TODAY! Enter to win this Fall Harvest Basket brimming with 152 individually wrapped teas in assorted black, green and herb tea flavors! There will be six prize winners in all!

Whether you send this gift to someone special or display it as your holiday centerpiece (great idea!), those gathered ’round will be giving thanks! Your prize features a 21″x 11″ x 11″ wicker cornucopia filled with your favorite flavors — as well as a few you may have been dying to try!

To enter, simply “like” the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page, and follow the entry instructions. Be sure to share the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries. You can enter once per day until the sweeps ends on November 17th. Using a mobile device? No sweat … use this link to enter instead: http://woobox.com/pbtwz2

Check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re a winner.  Good luck, and happy Thanksgiving from the Bigelow family to yours!