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Bigelow Tea Wants To Know: What’s Your Tea Frequency?

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Bigelow Tea knows that when tea lovers are ready for that perfect cup, nothing else will do. Whether sipping one cup in the morning or relishing your tea all day, Bigelow Tea lovers will not be denied! That’s why since 1945 Bigelow Tea’s family run business has been making America’s best cup, with now more than 120 flavors too good to pass up. That’s 70 years and brewing strong! Bigelow Tea appreciates determined tea lovers like @PammPeterson, who tweeted “I drink Bigelow Tea all Week long!” But what about your daily tea – what category of tea cup tipper are you every day? Tell Bigelow Tea!



Bigelow Tea Employees Find Greener Transportation For CT Rides Week

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Bigelow Tea is proud to finish CT Rides Week with a total of 2,040 miles saved from being driven by employees who found greener ways to travel. Governor Dannel Malloy declared May 11 – May 15 CT Rides Week to encourage all solitary drivers to try alternate methods of transportation when traveling or working within the state of Connecticut. As a company dedicated to sustainability, Bigelow Tea was excited to be a part of this important initiative.

Several Bigelow Tea team members rose to the challenge by biking, ride sharing or using public transportation to get to and from work, or to get around on their own time. Throughout the week, CT Plant Manager Jim Gildea and his team kept a running log of miles saved from being driven and noted that the tally rose steadily each day.

“Sharing a ride can have a huge impact on Connecticut’s air quality. An individual switching a 20-mile roundtrip commute to public transportation can decrease annual CO2 emissions by 4,800 pounds per year,” said Gildea. “Additionally, sharing a ride can afford a variety of benefits to commuters, including saving money on the cost of maintaining personal vehicles and the cost of parking, providing some protection from the rising cost of fuel and a less stressful commute.”

Thank you to all employees who participated. Well done, team!

Bigelow Tea Time With Cindi Bigelow 

Sip your way to serenity and wellbeing with Bigelow Tea! If you love yoga, you’ll be happy to know that drinking tea can create a peaceful, good feeling similar to the one you get from practicing yoga! Yes, the light amount of caffeine and L-Theanine in tea have the effect of both stimulating the mind and relaxing the body! @cici1722 tweeted about starting her day with both: “Hot yoga, green tea, and dressed for work all before 8 am.” Nice! As you sip your mug of Bigelow Tea today, check out this video (above). Third generation CEO Cindi Bigelow shares some great information about tea and health! Namaste!

 

Bigelow Tea Cheers Sheryl Crow And Her Upcoming Performance  At The First Flush Festival

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Bigelow Tea and music make a great combination … and if you throw Grammy-winner Sheryl Crow into the mix, well that’s definitely something to sing about!

With hits like “If It Makes You Happy” and “Every Day is A Winding Road,” Sheryl Crow is one of America’s best-loved performers. As a proud American company, Bigelow Tea appreciates this home-grown artist and hopes she sips a little American Classic tea (made from our very own Charleston Tea Garden) before she hits the stage!

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If you also adore Sheryl Crow, mark your calendar for May 24! That’s the date she will headline the ninth annual First Flush Festeaval at The Charleston Tea Plantation. This family-friendly festival celebrates the first harvest of the season and includes live music, local artisan vendors, kids activities, food trucks and of course, plenty of American Classic Tea! Crow will be joined by bands like Stop Light ObservationsDangermuffin, and other special guests. Facebook fan Rosanna Stefano saw Crow perform in 2007 and said “it was the best concert I’ve ever attended… She is fantastic!”

In addition to being a nine-time Grammy award-winning artist, Crow is also the mother of two young boys. Good Housekeeping caught up with Sheryl last summer and she revealed when she’s on tour the boys travel with her as much as their school schedule allows. Who knows, maybe Wyatt and Levi will be at the First Flush Festival to watch their mom perform and to meet Waddy the Frog!

Either way, Sheryl Crow’s love of music is contagious. What’s your favorite Sheryl Crow song to listen to while you sip Bigelow Tea?

The Bigelow Tea Honor Mom Sweepstakes Starts Today!

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May is for spring gardens, sunny days and honoring the nation’s amazing moms! With that in mind, take a minute to enter the Bigelow Tea sweepstakes for your chance to win an American Classic Gift Set AND a Charleston Tea Garden Tea Sampler — all-American tea gifts to make any mom smile. A total of 12 lucky winners will take home the prizes.

As diverse as mothers are, they all deserve a little pampering, and not just on Mother’s Day.  These gifts from America’s largest working tea garden, created with great care and attention right here in the USA, are the perfect way to show Mom how much you appreciate her. Or, by all means, treat yourself in honor of your mom.

Here are more prize details:

American Classic Gift Set –  Includes lotions infused with natural American Classic Tea from the Charleston Tea Garden: American Classic Body Silk, 8 oz; Glycerine Hand Therapy, 6 oz; Shower Gel, 8 oz; purse-size Glycerine Hand Therapy with Mango, 1.35 oz; and a lip balm.

Charleston Tea Garden Tea Sampler – Contains a total of 18 full-leaf teas in pyramid-shaped tea bags, in three flavors.

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 onMay 29th. On a mobile device? Please use this link instead:  http://woobox.com/h6uqak

Be sure to check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 12 lucky winners! Good luck, and happy Mother’s Day!

 

Bigelow Tea Announces Novus Tea Sweepstakes Winners

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We are excited to announce our latest round of Bigelow Tea sweepstakes winners.  Please give us up to 30 days to contact you and confirm your mailing address.  Congrats everyone and we hope our tea delights you!!

Tamara from California

Peggy from Indiana

Brandy from Indiana

Tracie from Florida

Rose from Kansas

Emily from Colorado

Patricia from New Jersey

Ty from Pennsylvania

Tyneisha from California

Heidi from Texas

Hoa from California

Tandi from Kansas


Bigelow Tea’s Perfect Sip For Spring Sweepstakes Ends Today!

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It’s the last day to enter the Bigelow Tea Perfect Sip for Spring Sweepstakes for your chance to win a Novus Tea Gift Box! Head right over to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page.  If you’re on mobile device, please use this link instead:  http://woobox.com/you5vw— and be sure to enter by midnight EST!

Twelve lucky winners will take home this very special keepsake box with three signature Novus Tea flavors, each handcrafted by the Bigelow family with full-leaf teas from the finest tea estates. The unique pyramid-shaped sachet ensures maximum tea flavor in the cup for, you guessed it, the perfect sip!

Each Novus Gift Box includes the following teas (36 tea sachets in all):

Novus Dragon Well Green Tea  – A favorite the world over, the tender top-grade green tea leaves from the Dragon Well province are renowned for mellow flavor and fragrant aroma.

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

Novus Wild Encounter Herbal Tea – This caffeine-free herbal blend will send your taste buds reeling. One sip and you will encounter the sweet and tart sensations of fruit and berries.

Check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 12 lucky winners!

 

Charleston Tea Plantation First Flush 2015

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Spring is here at Bigelow Tea and a new harvest season is about to begin at the Charleston Tea Plantation! The first harvest of the year produces a special tea called the “First Flush.” This tea was traditionally reserved for royalty and usually is picked in late April or early May. It creates a unique tasting tea that is only available once a season! Like all tea, First Flush tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. After being dormant all winter, the Camellia Sinensis plants experience escalated growth of new leaves creating this distinct tea. Devoted tea drinkers describe a cup of First Flush tea as the most delicious, pure, and fresh cup of tea available with a smooth and mellow flavor.

In celebration for the new harvest season, each year the Charleston Tea Plantation hosts the First Flush FesTEAval. This year’s 9th Annual First Flush FesTEAval will include live music from nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow! This family friendly festival also includes local artisan vendors, food trucks, kids activities, and of course, plenty of tea! The First Flush FesTEAval will take place onSunday, May 24, 2015 beginning at noon. Tickets are currently available online through Ticketfly and in person at the plantation. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

The Charleston Tea Plantation is open seven days a week, with the exception for a few holidays and is the perfect spot for a family day trip. To learn more about First Flush tea, and all tea, enjoy a trolley ride through the fields, Factory Tour, and a glass of chilled iced tea in the Plantation Shop. And don’t forget to snap a picture with Waddy the Frog!

 

Bigelow Tea Celebrates Environmental Education Week and Earth Day 2015

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Bigelow Tea is serious about protecting the environment and the planet year round. This week the employees at Bigelow Tea will celebrate National Environmental Education Week and Earth Day. The philosophy of doing the right thing was started 70 years ago by Ruth Campbell Bigelow and remains an important part of Bigelow Tea under the direction of third Generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow.

Bigelow Tea is proud of its sustainability efforts in energy conservation, waste reduction, and land preservation. Bigelow Tea achieved a company-wide commitment to achieve “Zero Waste to Landfill” in 2013. Aggressive recycling, raw material reduction, and compost methods (which includes utensils and bowls in our cafeteria) are paired with employee education and active Green Teams throughout the company, allowing Bigelow Tea proclaim Zero Waste to Landfill status in all three of its manufacturing facilities. This means that no more than 10 percent of waste ends up in a landfill. This is just one of the many ways Bigelow Tea shows its dedication to sustainable business practices.

Bigelow Tea drinkers can help do their part for the environment by recycling Bigelow tea bags and boxes. 85% of Bigelow Tea’s packaging is biodegradeble or recyclable. Facebook follower Gene Young says “We are all about recycling … we are part of a community program that makes sure we are doing as much as we can and our Bigelow boxes are part of that effort each and every week.” You can get creative too and upcycle Bigelow Tea foils and boxes. Everyone can do his or her part to keep our earth beautiful for generations to come.

Image by epSos.de via Flickr.com

Bigelow Tea’s Proposal For A Wonderful Wedding

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Bigelow Tea loves a good wedding! Even in 2015, brides and grooms still follow the tradition of “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” Bigelow Tea is excited to share some thoughts as you plan your fairytale wedding.

Something Old

Three generations of the Bigelow family have been creating tea for 70 years, and tea itself has a storied past. Celebrate the bride-to-be with a whimsical afternoon tea for a bridal shower or bachelorette party.

Something New

Deciding on thank-you gifts for your bridesmaids? Or looking for a personalized present for the happy couple? Make their next tea-time special with a new Bigelow Tea engraved tea chest.

Something Borrowed

If you’re searching for a venue, remember that you can always use Bigelow Tea’s Charleston Tea Plantation for the day. The serene and unique setting of the Plantation—found on Wadmalaw Island—provides wedding guests a taste of Southern charm and historic beauty. The grounds of America’s largest working tea garden offer a picturesque pavilion, an old-fashioned trolley to shuttle guests, and gorgeous locations to recite your vows.

Full of majestic oaks and lush fields, it’s the perfect setting for saying, “I do” and April starts the wedding season so do call to book your date!

Something (Red, White and) Blue

After a day of wedding festivities, give guests a wedding favor that’s original. Try a box of American Classic® Tea, tea grown and produced at the Charleston Tea Plantation or personalized boxes of Bigelow tea. @PrettyLaneEtsy suggests hand-stamped gift tags with the phrase, “You, me, and a cup of tea.”

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Congratulations to all those couples celebrating their big day this year. If you need a break from wedding planning, remember, nothing’s more relaxing than a nice cup of tea.