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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.

Bigelow Tea Supports ‘Cups Of Care’ Tea Parties For Breast Cancer Awareness

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Meet the awesome girls and their moms who have teamed up to create the Cups of Care Program with the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. These creative mother-daughter duos host in-home springtime tea parties to raise money for breast cancer treatment and build awareness about breast health. Bigelow Tea is incredibly proud to support this great cause by providing tea for the parties and encouraging others to join the effort!

If you know the story of “Constant Comment,”® you also know that the company began 70 years ago with one woman’s initiative and passion for tea. So it’s inspiring to see what these girls and their mothers are doing to make the world a better place—and to know that Bigelow Tea is a part of it. And while Bigelow Tea supports many charitable causes, there is a special connection to Cups of Care because founder Ruth Campbell Bigelow battled breast cancer.

Cups of Care began last year as a fun way to not only raise money for women struggling to pay for treatment, but also to educate teens about breast health, inspire overall wellness from an early age, and empower young women with the knowledge that they can make a difference in the community and lives of others.  Several mother-daughter teams came together to host eight tea parties and raised nearly $11,000. Wow!

“At Bigelow, supporting good work like this being done by these special young ladies makes each of us feel so fortunate” says Cindi Bigelow, third-generation President & CEO of Bigelow Tea. “They are truly making a difference and we could not be more proud to help, if even in just a small way. Brava young ladies … brava!”

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For spring 2015, two parties have already taken place and another is scheduled for April 12th. The program is looking for volunteers to host their own in-home parties from now through May. To find out how you can host a Cups of Care Tea Party, contact Mari-Jo Gordon at the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center, 203-255-5546.

You too can help make a difference “one cup of tea at a time!”

 

Bigelow Tea is Smitten With Jamie Dornan’s Preference for Peppermint

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While former model Jamie Dornan is recognized for his role as Christian Grey in the newly-released Fifty Shades of GreyBigelow Tea especially loves that he favors tea. When it comes to sipping tea, he revealed on Twitter that he’s an avid drinker throughout the day—and wouldn’t it be appropriate if he enjoyed a mug of Earl Grey?

When Jamie’s not acting or drinking tea, he’s falling in love with fatherhood as a new dad to daughter, Dulcie. “Fatherhood is incredible,” he shared in a recent interview with Elle UK while sipping on peppermint tea. We agree wholeheartedly, Jamie. As a family-owned and operated company, Bigelow Tea has been sharing memories together for 70 years.

With his smoldering looks and Irish charm, Jamie has become the talk of Tinseltown and is quickly rising to fame. We hope he keeps a stash of Bigelow Tea Peppermint Herbal Tea on hand for those busy days of filming and interviews. @affiliatedbeauty can attest that our peppermint blend can help calm any frazzled nerves!

So tell us: Which Bigelow Tea favorite is your go-to whenever you need to steep, sip and relax?

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Image by Ibsan73 via Flickr.com

Bigelow Tea Announces Spring Into Green Tea Sweepstakes Winners!

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We are so excited to announce the winners of our Green Tea sweepstakes…just a reminder to give us a couple of weeks to contact you to confirm your mailing information.  Congrats to all!!

Terry from Indiana

Ruksana from Tennessee

Margaret from Texas

Lisa from Michigan

Megan from Minnesota

Tom from Florida

Amy from Florida

Linda from Indiana

Annette from Michigan

Lindsay from Alberta

Pat from Montana

Jeffrey from Manitoba


Bigelow Tea April Sweepstakes Brings Novus Tea Perfection!

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Spring is here and Bigelow Tea is celebrating with a sweepstakes featuring a trio of Novus Teas for 12 lucky winners. The Novus Tea line of handcrafted full-leaf teas are found in the finest restaurants and exemplify the Bigelow family’s enduring passion for tea that began 70 years ago in Ruth Campbell Bigelow’s kitchen. Indeed, each flavor in this Novus Tea Gift Box offers perfection in every sip!

One key to the exquisite flavor and aroma of Novus teas is the unique pyramid-shaped sachet that envelopes the delicate tea leaves, allowing them to unfurl completely during steeping. So you can enjoy full-leaf tea with the convenience of a tea bag. Perfect, right?

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.

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 April 29th. On a mobile device? Please use this link instead:  http://woobox.com/you5vw

Be sure to check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 12 lucky winners!  Good luck, and enjoy your favorite Bigelow Tea throughout the season!

 

Spring Into Bigelow’s Green Tea Sweepstakes, Hurry It’s The Last Day To Enter!

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Be sure to enter the Bigelow Tea Spring Into Green Tea Sweepstakes by midnight EST TODAY for your chance to win a Green Tea Triple Pack Sampler, an ideal treat to celebrate spring and all things green — 12 lucky winners in all!

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. Share the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries. If you’re on a mobile device, here’s the link to use instead:  http://woobox.com/2fwdyt

Your prize includes one box each of Green Tea with Wild Blueberry & Acai,

Green Tea with Lemon  and Green Tea with Pomegranate (60 tea bags total). Try all three hot or iced. And how about a Greenie Mar-TEA-ni? Any of these flavors would add a delicious twist to Bigelow Tea’s classic cocktail recipe using Green Tea! Check out Cindi Bigelow’s step-by-step instructions in this video:

Be sure to visit the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 12 lucky winners … and enjoy the green of spring!

 

Bigelow Tea Greets Spring

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Happy first day of spring! Spring has sprung and Bigelow Tea has comfort in a cup just for you! This season, awaken your senses with the fragrant and colorful petals of chamomile, rose and hibiscus. No, we’re not referring to your blossoming garden outside — we’re talking about tea.

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Herbal teas are made from a variety of aromatic plants with flavors that blend beautifully with fruits or spices to produce a naturally caffeine-free brew. Enjoy a mug of Chamomile Vanilla Herbal Tea with Honey, and Cranberry Hibiscus Herbal Tea (and many more options!). These uplifting herbal infusions are bursting with flavors and offer the perfect retreat after a long winter.

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Given the change in seasons, don’t forget to pair your tea of choice with a handful of fresh flowers like @annah_todd did, enjoying “flowers from the boyfriend [and] green tea from Bigelow”! May this time of year invigorate your senses, rejuvenate your life, and be filled with lots of warmth, joy and mugs of Bigelow Tea.

Image from Instagram via @anna_todd

Go Green With Bigelow Tea!

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Spring is on its way! Bigelow Tea loves this time of year when the earth warms and there is a return to all things green. Now in its 70th year of business, America’s #1 Specialty Tea company is still your green headquarters – it doesn’t get better than the amazing line of Bigelow Tea’s Green Teas!

How do you go green? The Green Tea Classic? Green Tea with Peach? Or maybe the too-good-to-be-true Constant Comment Green Tea? Bigelow Tea fan @MadisonReidet tweeted that Bigelow tea’s green tea with pomegranate is her new favorite! So many options make for tough decisions.

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Along with amazing green teas this American made and family run company has a green thumb with fertile Community Gardens, a green conscience andcommitment to sustainability, and celebrated Green Teams that work diligently at eliminating waste! Bigelow Tea’s green energy conservation steps have won awards and helped make it a Zero Waste to Landfill Company.So as the flowers flourish and the green grass grows, Bigelow Tea is your “go green” headquarters!  

Image from Instagram via @hnchun1

Bigelow Tea Winks at Celebrating “Save Your Vision Month”

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This March, Bigelow Tea is reminding you to show a little love to your eyes during Save Your Vision Month.

Keep those twinkling stars hydrated (and healthy says a study from WebMD) by drinking a few cups of Bigelow Tea Green Tea every day (maybe it’ll be Green Tea with Pomegranate like @A_Heretic tweeted!). Since your eyes are more than just windows to your soul, it’s important to keep them in tip-top shape to ensure you’re seeing your best. Drink up!

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This month—and throughout the year—follow these tips for maintaining healthy eyes. For starters, it’s necessary to know your health history and vital to get regular eye exams. If you wear contacts, be sure to replace them on time and remember to buy a new lens case every three to four months. Don’t forget to wear sunglasses that offer UVA and UVB protection, and if you are in front of a computer screen frequently, use the 20-20-20 rule to let your eyes rest: Every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away or more for at least 20 seconds.

Now that’s some eye-opening information to absorb as you drink your daily cup!

Image from Flickr via @andrewczap

Recognizing the People Who Make Bigelow Tea Great

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Reaching the milestone 70th anniversary at Bigelow Tea wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and enthusiasm of the company’s employees. As a family-owned and operated business, Bigelow Tea considers employees to be part of the Bigelow Tea family and works hard to make it a great workplace. The company takes pride in dedicating time to community service, has a commitment to sustainability and also organizes fun employee events—@shearwatercr has enjoyed a Bigelow Tea employee farmers market!

For Employee Spirit Month, it seems fitting to talk about a few of Bigelow Tea’s spirited employees, like Dani Ortman, Chad Tennant and Janned Serrano. Dani works for Bigelow Tea in Boise, where she is involved with Make-A-Wish® Idaho. She volunteers with the organization and grants wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Chad, located in Louisville, KY, represents Bigelow Tea at different obstacle races each year. Recently, Chad participated in the Spartan Race and Tough Mudder to raise money for U.S. veterans through the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Then there’s Janned (Executive Assistant to third generation president and CEO Cindi Bigelow as well as Community Relations Manager pictured above), who works with in Fairfield, CT. She works with Caroline House, a local nonprofit, teaching English as a second language to immigrant women, where she was recently named a member of the organization’s Sources of Inspiration Board. Impressive, right?

Want to hear more? Visit the Bigelow Tea website for more stories about Bigelow Tea’s talented employees and their commitment to do good things, near and far.