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Bigelow Tea Wishes The Boy Scouts of America A Happy 100th Birthday!

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We are proud at Bigelow Tea of our quality products. We know that our tea is a part of our customer’s lives, and  are honored to have our products in your home as an important part of your daily routines and lives.

Our commitment to our customers goes beyond a daily presence in your kitchens and tea cups; we are also proud to support communities and organizations that help share our philosophies of family, healthy living and serving others. That is why we are excited to recognize the 100th year anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America! It’s a special year for the Boy Scouts, and we salute their many works and efforts.

You may remember that in 2008, our own Cindi Bigelow was honored with the Boy Scout of the Year award, given annually to strong community role models. Cindi was honored to be recognized by an organization that does such high quality community service work, and shares in our mission to promote ethical social practices.

Through work in our local community (like our annual Bigelow Tea Community Challenge) we reach out to and support efforts of many charitable organizations. And we always advocate doing the right thing. We applaud the work of the Boy Scouts of America and their full time job of helping build strong, lasting bonds between youth and their community. We wish them a great year of celebration. And we raise a cup of tea to the next 100!

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British Actor James Nesbitt Drinks Tea for a Cause with Other British Celebs!

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In past blogs we’ve talked about how tea was established as the national drink of Great Britain. For centuries tea continued to grow in the British culture and around the world— music to Bigelow Tea’s ears!

We regularly mention celebrities from across the globe who prefer the taste and simple perfection of a great cup of tea, and who tout its compelling impact on their day.

Our latest highlighted celebrity, James Nesbitt, is a great tea lover and an accomplished actor. Perhaps best known for the popular British series, Murphy’s Law, Nesbitt has performed on the big and small screen, and on both sides of the pond. But it’s his shining beverage choice that makes him a star to us!

The dedicated tea drinker recently attended Leonard Cheshire Disability’s charity event Tea for Ability, which raises money for disabled people with the help of celebrity and non-celebrity endorsements.  At the event he said:

“I like nothing better than relaxing with a strong cup of tea after a hard day’s filming…so what could be better than supporting the charity’s Tea for Ability scheme?”

We couldn’t agree more, James!  What is better than a hot cup of tea after a long, exhausting day? Try unwinding with a mug of our delicious Cozy Chamomile tea or any one of our delectable decaf flavors…a cup for a perfect cap on a busy day!

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What’s Your Best Tea Season? We Want To Know!

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Here at Bigelow Tea, we know that the right cup of tea goes with just about anything. We want to know when you think tea really hits the spot: summer, winter, rainy days, balmy nights; when does that cup of tea mean the most to you?


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A Lunch with the Stew Leonards Family

I had the wonderful opportunity to have lunch with Stew, Jill and Beth Leonard the other day.  The Leonard family owns and operates the famous Stew Leonard’s stores in Connecticut,  Long Island and New York.   All three shared what they do to nurture and drive their family businesses forward as well strategies to get the next generation involved in the business.

The conversation was nonstop and the passion strong, as each family member opened up and shared what they try to do to ensure that they do the right thing every day for customers, employees and family!

It was a very energizing lunch indeed!

Cindi Bigelow

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Something to Smile About: New Study Shows Green Tea May Help Prevent Oral Cancer

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As if the pleasure of sipping a nice, warm mug of green tea wasn’t reason enough to enjoy the delicious beverage, a new study adds to the  growing evidence that the properties of green tea may help protect against certain cancers.

In this new study looking at oral cancer, volunteers with pre-malignant mouth lesions were given green tea extract for three months at an amount equivalent to drinking eight to ten cups of green tea a day. The study found that about 59 percent of people taking the highest dose of the green tea extract showed a positive clinical response, compared with 18 percent of those who took a placebo.

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For years, the properties of green tea have been reported to have many health benefits, ranging from boosting immune function to reducing tummy fat.  At Bigelow Tea, we are proud of our satisfying, toasty green tea, which naturally contains healthy antioxidants. With so many Bigelow Tea varieties of green tea, like green tea with Lemon, Decaffeinated Green Tea, Chai Green Tea and Green Tea with Pomegranate, there are perhaps too many excellent options! But not to worry, there is a variety pack for those who can’t decide. Now, more than ever, it’s a great time to enjoy green tea!

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Bigelow Tea Celebrates National Nutrition Month® Nutrition from the Ground Up

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Remember the sage expression “You are what you eat?”  It’s so true! The key to healthy living is balancing physical activity with good nutrition.

Healthy food choices, combined with daily exercise (and a nice cup of Bigelow green tea!) keep us energetic, alert and better equipped to handle day-to-day stresses with humor and ease.

Don’t worry, there’s no need to start cold turkey; begin with the basics and take it one step at a time.  It’s what the American Dietetic Association refers to as Nutrition from the Ground Up – the theme for this year’s National Nutrition Month®, created by the ADA and celebrated annually each March.

Join Bigelow Tea in celebrating healthy living with some simple ways to eat right:

  1. Eat breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day.
  2. Embrace fruits and veggies. There is something for everyone’s taste buds – even you finicky folks out there! By the way, celery sticks or baby carrots are a great, healthy snack to bring to work.
  3. Re-stock your fridge and pantry. Say goodbye to the junk food and hello to the good stuff.
  4. Visit your local Farmer’s Market. And bring the kids along!
  5. Calorie counting is good. You don’t need to be fanatical about it, but it gives you a quantitative process for maintaining a healthy weight.
  6. Treat yourself. Good nutrition doesn’t mean depriving yourself of the little joys.  Just don’t over indulge!
  7. Be adventurous. Expand your gastronomical horizons. Variety is the spice of life and will keep you from becoming bored.
  8. Drink green tea! It’s a relaxing libation, full of antioxidants.
  9. Make it fun.


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A New Update On Our VP Weightloss Program!

So for any of you wondering what happened with our weight loss program here is a new update….first and foremost this is the most protracted program I have ever been involved in. I certainly have a new found respect for trying to lose 15 pounds.

As of today, my VP HR has lost only 5 pounds since November (he was up to 10 so lets not discuss how disappointed I am ) and my VP S&M has lost 7 (not great but I will take it). I have given them another two weeks to both lose a total of 10 pounds (do not ask me why I am torturing both me and them this long!).

Anyway, once again they promised me they would work hard to hit the goal. I can only pray and continue to use intimidation (I am taking lessons from Harvey on Celebrity Fit Club-jk) as my means of motivation.

Wish me luck-I am open to any coaching advice!!!

Cindi Bigelow

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Jessica Alba Stays Cool with Iced Tea

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You might remember that Jessica Alba had a tea party baby shower last year. Well, now that her daughter Honor Marie is almost two years old, Alba is continuing on her with her tea-drinking practice.

The healthy celebrity has been spotted leaving workouts with iced tea in hand.  Maybe it’s a new mom trend, we’ve seen Alyson Hannigan out and about with iced tea post-baby as well! Good choice, ladies!

Alba doesn’t just reach for tea after a workout. Check out this photo of her and her adorable baby Honor out shopping. Alba has definitely mastered some mommy multitasking, holding baby and bags all while sipping iced tea!

Recently seen on an episode of The Office, Alba has taken some time off to be a mom, but it looks like she has a lot in the works for 2010!  We look forward to seeing even more of this tea-drinking actress in the future!

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Bigelow Tea – “Don’t Leave Home without It!”

Many of us crave a nice cup of tea after a delicious meal, but have you tried to get a cup of good hot tea in a restaurant?

The tea is rarely steeped sufficiently, and the teabags can be stale from sitting in the storage room for who knows how long. To add insult to injury, the tea can be lukewarm by the time it reaches the table.

At Bigelow Tea this won’t do for our customers. So, when in doubt – B.Y.O.T. (Bring Your Own Tea)! It’s easy to keep a small selection of your favorite tea bags in your purse…Bigelow Tea bags are the perfect size to fit in even the tiniest of handbags.

As you know, our tea bags come individually wrapped–so you don’t have to worry about any loose tea floating around the bottom of your purse!

How do you know when you’re better off using your own tea bag?  Here’s one tell-tale sign; if there are full menu pages dedicated to wines, cocktails and coffee, but tea is lumped in the back with soda and hot chocolate section, there is a good chance the restaurant doesn’t put the time or care in to their tea offering. That’s your cue to grab a Bigelow Tea bag from your private purse collection instead! Be discreet, no need to insult the waiter, but now you’ve got a guaranteed delicious cup of Bigelow Tea every time. It’s essential.

Bon appétit!

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Learn How To Make A Greenie Martini With Bigelow Tea!

Unleash your inner Irishman (or woman) and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Bigelow Tea’s fabulous “Greenie Martini!”

Cindi Bigelow demonstrates how easy (and fun) it is to make a celebratory martini with an important and delightful ingredient: Bigelow® Green Tea!  This engaging video ends with a gripping contest of who has the better martini shaker technique – mother or daughter? You’ll have to decide for yourself!

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And do check out our full repertoire of NaughTEA libations and recipesSláinte!

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