It’s Presidents’ Day, and Bigelow Tea wants to take a moment to recognize the leaders of our country! Officially, President’s Day is still called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. However, this national holiday is now viewed as a way to honor and celebrate all United States presidents both past and present on the third Monday of February.
A perfect Presidents’ Day activity this year might be to brew up a cup of tea and watch Lincoln, the Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning movie starring Daniel Day-Lewis. It would be a great way to honor of one of the nation’s most respected presidents. Bigelow Tea sure likes “Honest Abe,” and it has been said that his nickname came from a tea-related experience! As the story goes, Lincoln mistakenly gave a customer ¼ of a pound of tea when the person had ordered ½ pound. So, very early the next morning, Lincoln walked a long way to deliver the correct amount of tea. Clearly, even President Lincoln appreciated the importance of tea!
Interestingly, with Lincoln star Daniel Day-Lewis hailing from London, England, we think he probably enjoys a cup of tea on a regular basis too!
So celebrate today’s holiday with one of America’s favorite traditions by brewing a cup or two of your favorite Bigelow Tea in honor of all of America’s presidents.
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