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Bigelow Celebrate Iced Tea Month Sweepstakes Winners Announced

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Once again we are pleased to announce the winners below of our ‘Celebrate Iced Tea Month’ Sweepstakes! Please allow up to 30 days to contact you, confirm your mailing address and send you our iced teas. Congrats again and we hope our tea delights you!!

Doug from South Carolina

Cheryl from Pennsylvania

Margaret from California

Felicia from New York

Deb from New York

Martha from Texas

Pamela from British Columbia

Lissette from New York

Jeanne from South Dakota

Patricia from New Jersey

Wayne from Ontario

Tanya from Ontario

Denise from Utah

Tracy from Ohio

Kelly from Florida

Laura from Kentucky

Jonnie from Alberta

Stephanie from Arkansas

Julie from Washington

Tamara from Florida

Christine from New York

Melinda from Michigan


Last Day To Enter ‘Celebrate Iced Tea Month With Bigelow’ Sweepstakes!

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Iced Tea Month is coming to an end, and is so is Bigelow Tea‘s June sweepstakes! Enter TODAY by midnight EST on Facebook (or use this link if you’re on a mobile device: http://woobox.com/bqu3cg ) for your chance to be one of the 22 lucky winners of 36 iced teas in these summer-ready flavors:

Iced Tea and Lemonade (6 tea bags) – For pure refreshment, indulge in the taste of rich black tea and sweet lemonade.

Iced Tea and Lemonade with Pomegranate (6 tea bags) – Pomegranate adds extra flavor to this lightly sweetened treat.

Perfect Peach Herbal Iced Tea (8 tea bags) – Captures the taste of ripe, juicy peaches. Unsweetened.

Red Raspberry Herbal Iced Tea (8 tea bags) – A blend created especially for fresh-brewed iced tea. Unsweetened.

Iced Green Tea with Pomegranate (8 tea bags) – Deliciously different and rich in antioxidants. Unsweetened.

Check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re among the winners, and be sure to enjoy fresh-brewed iced tea in your favorite Bigelow Tea flavors all summer and beyond for pure refreshment!

 

Celebrate Iced Tea Month With Bigelow Tea!

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It’s Iced Tea Month and this is when the Bigelow Tea family really enjoys creating iced tea combinations! All it takes is two of your favorite Bigelow Teas and a little imagination! A couple of Bigelow favorites are Green Tea and Red Raspberry Iced Tea and Cranberry Hibiscus and Orange & Spice® Iced Tea. Is your thirst quenching just thinking about these combos? And do you make your own mix-ups? Share your tasty suggestions!

If you don’t have time to brew your own, Bigelow Tea has a great, new solution coming soon: its new line of certified organic, brewed and bottled iced teas. Made from real organic tea leaves and natural flavor ingredients, Bigelow Home Blend Iced Teas come in five ready-to-drink flavors: Sweet Orchard Peach, Half & Half Tea/Lemonade, Citrus Pomegranate Green Tea, Mango Lychee Green Tea, and Simply Unsweetened.

For larger groups of people, be sure to check out the Bigelow Tea Iced Tea line. One box contains six family-size tea bags that each make a quart of perfectly blended tea. Try flavors like Iced Tea and Lemonade with PomegranatePerfect Peach® Herbal Iced TeaRed Raspberry™ Herbal Iced TeaGreen Tea with Pomegranate Iced Tea, and Iced Tea and Lemonade for your next family picnic!

Yes, it’s Iced Tea Month, but the best thing about iced tea is that it’s at your fingertips all year long. One last suggestion: try @ewlarson546’s recommended treat of adding lemonade ice cubes and mint leaves to your glass of iced tea. Even more refreshing! Can’t you just hear that ice clinking? Happy Iced Tea Month!

Image via Cindy Manning

Bigelow Tea Continues To Grow Its Sustainability Efforts

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Bigelow Tea is always thinking of new ways to reduce its impact on the environment, and in recognition of Earth Day 2015, the company participated in a number of employee generated activities at its Fairfield, CT headquarters. Check it out!

  • A new initiative called “Project Canopy” will encourage employees to donate their spare change. For every dollar raised, the Earth Day Network plants one tree.
  • Employees have been asked to participate in an energy reduction pledge and commit to reducing their driving mileage for one week.
  • A new “Teracycle” Zero Waste box will collect used writing instruments as an additional way to reduce the company’s solid waste that is not being recycled or reused.
  • For CT Rides week, employees saved 2000+ miles driven by biking to work or sharing rides.
  • The community garden at Bigelow Tea Headquarters was re-opened just in time for spring!

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zero-waste-to-landfill company, Bigelow Tea diverts 94 percent of its solid waste companywide, and 85 percent of its packaging is compostable, biodegradable or recyclable.

These are just a few ways Bigelow Tea and its dedicated employees are committed to protecting the environment. Bigelow Tea drinkers are also encouraged to recycle Bigelow tea bags and boxes. One Bigelow Tea Facebook fan, Carol B. Brown, recommends, “Recycle the box. The used tea bags are excellent for your garden — they enrich the soil and are very easy to mix in.”

 

Cooking With Bigelow Tea? There’s An App(etizer) For That!

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Looking for the perfect appetizer to kick off your next dinner party or event? Look no further than Bigelow Tea. These recipes for Lemon Lift English Cucumber Pickles and Grilled Lemon Portobello Mushrooms combine the classic flavors of Bigelow Tea Lemon Lift and I Love Lemon® Herbal Tea with culinary staples sure to please any palate. And they’re vegetarian-friendly, too!

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Ingredients

  • 4 each English cucumber, large, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 6 cups white vinegar
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 8 Bigelow Lemon Lift Tea Bags

Instructions

Peel a strip of each side of cucumber and slice 1/4″ thick round.
Heat vinegar, sugar and salt to a boil and add tea bags and let steep five minutes.
Add cucumbers to hot vinegar mixture, stir and let cool.
Package and refrigerate.

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Grilled Lemon Portobello Mushrooms

(Pictured Above)

Ingredients

  • 6 large Portobello mushrooms
  • Bigelow® I Love Lemon Herbal Tea Bags
  • 1 cup (250mL) boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons (45mL) fresh coriander, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup (250mL) extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

Clean mushrooms with a soft brush and remove stems. Set aside. Place 8 Bigelow® I Love Lemon Herbal Tea Bags into a measuring cup and pour boiling water over tea bags. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Mix together tea, coriander, pepper and salt and gradually whisk in olive oil. Place mushrooms in a zip lock bag and pour marinade over mushrooms. In refrigerator, let marinade for up to 24 hours. When ready to grill, place mushrooms on preheated grill and cook 8 to 10 minutes per side or until tender, basting frequently with reserved marinade. Slice mushrooms and place on salad greens, or serve as an appetizer. They also go very well with steak.

Bigelow Tea: Committed To World Environment Day!

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Bigelow Tea is committed to sustainability and keeping the environment healthy—after all, the environment is the sprawling canvas on which this family-owned company grows and produces its delicious teas! And today, on World Environment Day, there is much to say about what is done before you enjoy that first cup in the morning! Bigelow Tea’s environmental awareness is present in every sip you take with energy conservation steps like efficient transportation of Bigelow products, reduced emissions with solar power and membership within the Ethical Tea Partnership.

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World Environment Day encourages mindfulness and action – it’s a global environmental celebration in over 100 countries. This year’s theme is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” That certainly relates well to Bigelow Tea’s family business, from responsible cultivation and conservation practices to production methods, even requiring environmental standards for our supplier relationships! Every little bit helps. Bigelow Tea employee Jim Gildea knows that’s the case, and he tweeted as he honored the environment by planting trees. (Thanks, Jim!)

Embrace the cup that’s brewed with generations of love and environmental commitment. Taste’s great doesn’t it?

2nd image via unep.org

Bigelow Tea Announces All-American Tea Gifts Winners!

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Once again we are delighted to announce the winners of the Honor Mom All American Bigelow Tea Sweepstakes winners.  Please allow 30 days for us to contact you and confirm your mailing address. Congratulations to all!!

Karen from Ohio

Kimberly from North Carolina

Roger from Ohio

Joey from California

Dawn from Nevada

Susan from Florida

Deborah from Maryland

Sherry from Pennsylvania

Madeline from Louisiana

Kenneth from Nevada

Kathy from Virginia

Birdie from Ontario


Bigelow Tea Celebrates Iced Tea Month With A Refreshing Sweepstakes!

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Bigelow Tea is kicking off Iced Tea Month with a sweepstakes prize that will keep your pitcher full of fresh-brewed iced tea all summer long. That’s right, 22 lucky winners will receive five boxes with quart-size tea bags in a delightful range of flavors — 36 tea bags in all!

Brewing your own iced tea couldn’t be simpler or more affordable, and everyone in the family will love this delicious, low-calorie alternative to sugary drinks. Each winner will receive one box each of the following iced teas:

Iced Tea and Lemonade (6 tea bags) – For pure refreshment, indulge in the taste of rich black tea and sweet lemonade.

Iced Tea and Lemonade with Pomegranate (6 tea bags) – Pomegranate adds extra flavor to this lightly sweetened treat.

Perfect Peach Herbal Iced Tea (8 tea bags) – Captures the taste of ripe, juicy peaches. Unsweetened.

Red Raspberry Herbal Iced Tea (8 tea bags) – A blend created especially for fresh-brewed iced tea. Unsweetened.

Iced Green Tea with Pomegranate (8 tea bags) – Deliciously different and rich in antioxidants. Unsweetened.

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 June 29th. On a mobile device? Please use this link instead:  http://woobox.com/bqu3cg

Be sure to check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 22 lucky winners!  Good luck, and happy Iced Tea Month!

 

Last Day For Bigelow Tea’s Honor Mom Sweepstakes!

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Don’t let May slip away without entering the Bigelow Tea Honor Mom Sweepstakes! Enter by midnight EST for your chance to be among the 12 lucky winners of Mom-worthy prizes from the Charleston Tea Garden, America’s largest working tea garden.

Just head to Facebook and click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page. If you’re on a mobile device, please use this link instead: http://woobox.com/h6uqak

Each winner will receive an American Classic Gift Set with a variety of lotions infused with American Classic Tea from the Charleston Tea Garden on Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina, AND a Charleston Tea Garden Tea Sampler with a total of 18 full-leaf teas grown and blended in America!

Make Mom proud, and be sure to check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 12 lucky winners!

 

Get Bigelow Tea’s 2015 Limited Edition First Flush Loose Tea!

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The Bigelow Tea team is flush with excitement and ready to share some important news from the Charleston Tea Garden! The very first tea leaves of the season were recently harvested, and that means American Classic First Flush® Loose Tea is now stocked and ready for sale! This unique black tea comes out only once a growing season and is made entirely from tea plants grown at the tea garden on South Carolina’s Wadmalaw Island.

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This “First Flush” tea is produced from the leaves of the tea plants’ new growth for the season, which is called their “first flush.” The leaves from this early part of the growing season produce a smooth and mellow flavor for a truly pure and fresh cup of fine tea.

But First Flush® quantities are quite limited, so be sure to get yours soon! It’s easy to purchase First Flush® Loose Tea through the Bigelow Tea website and have it shipped directly to you, or if you happen to be near the tea garden, do stop by the gift shop to buy your tea there. Each 2.3-ounce canister, which is a lovely shade of ivory, costs $15. Try it, and don’t be shy about sharing what you think about this very special tea via FacebookTwitter or Instagram!