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Tart Herbal Bigelow Teas & Their Perfect Pairs

bigelow tea I love lemonYou may have tried picking the right wine to go with your meal at some point … but have you considered pairing your favorite Bigelow Tea blends with recipesBigelow Tea has more than 120 flavors that, while delicious on their own, truly stand out when paired with the right dish! While there are no rules on which blend you should pair your favorite dish with, we do have suggestions!

Herbal teas are naturally caffeine free, making them ideal to enjoy at any time of day. Bigelow’s herbal teas fall into three categories: sweet, floral, and tart flavor profiles. Let’s chat about the tart teas today. Bigelow’s tart herbal teas have a subtle tart, clean finish. They are excellent to pair with grilled tofu or chicken, vegetable, and light, berry-forward desserts.

bigeloe tea grilled tofu recipe

Use Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegranate and Earl Grey teas to make a vegetarian Tea Marinated Grilled Tofu dish. The smoky, grilled flavor of the tofu will pair perfectly with Lemon Ginger tea.  Twitter fan @beausci2010 says Lemon Ginger is “good any time of day especially after meals.”

Maybe next time she’ll try pairing it with her meal!


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Bigelow Tea Prepares For Cold & Flu Season

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Like chicken noodle soup, a hot mug of Bigelow Tea just makes you feel better when you’re suffering from a cold or the flu. The warmth, the aroma and the enticing flavor of tea can really soothe you from the inside out! So, as cold and flu season approaches, share your favorite “sick day” Bigelow Tea option!

Do you prefer a nice, low-key herbal blend like fragrant Chamomile? Or perhaps your choice is a green tea such as the invigorating Green Tea with Mint? Alternatively, do you want that traditional black tea boost from a cup of Earl Grey? And zesty Lemon Ginger Herbal Plus Probiotics is delicious and may aid your digestion. Really, you can’t go wrong with whatever variety you choose!

Of course, the CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine as the best way to reduce the chances of getting the flu. But Joe Simrany, president of the Tea Council of the USA, recommends consuming plenty of fluids especially hot tea. “Hot tea soothes the throat and warms the body on chilly winter days, and it can promote relaxation.”

So, drink up! Here’s to a healthy cold & flu season!

The preceding materials related to health information are provided for educational purposes only.

Tea and tea containing products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. You should always consult a physician regarding the applicability of any information or recommendations with respect to any symptoms or medical condition. Bigelow is not responsible for the content contained in third-party studies. Bigelow provides these studies for reference, and this does not represent an endorsement or responsibility for the content of such third-party studies.

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Celebrate in Style With A Bigelow Winter Tea Party

Bigelow Tea CookiesWhen it’s cold outside, make a Winter Wonderland inside — Bigelow Tea-inspired, of course! A tea party is a fun and classy way to celebrate special occasions.

From baby showers and weddings, to birthdays and just-because days, there’s always a good reason for a celebration. Plus, January is Hot Tea Month, which is the perfect excuse to throw a party!

When planning your menu, a variety of teas work best. You can never go wrong with a selection that includes Bigelow Tea Earl GreyConstant Comment and Classic Green Tea, a robust Darjeeling or a rich French Vanilla, you could even add a sweet herbal option like Chamomile Mango Herb Tea. For the food portion of the menu, Bigelow Tea has teamed up with several bloggers to bring you three recipes that can be used for your cozy soiree.

For décor ideas and a recipe for Mini Cucumber Pastry Sandwiches, visit the blog Lows to Luxe. For a sweet nibble, Heather from GirlGoneMom shares a quick and easy recipe for Pecan Thumbprints that you definitely won’t want to miss. Or mosey over to Cookie Dough and oven mitt to find a recipe by Miranda for Caramel Madeleines — they’re as gorgeous as they are delicious … and all taste great with Bigelow Tea.  And let’s not forget beautiful and tasty Ladies Tea Party suggestions from Behind The Camera and Dreaming!

Share your winter tea party ideas – or any recipes you would fit the occasion – on social media with the hashtag #meandmytea!

Images (credited clockwise from top):

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Bigelow Tea Takes Stock Of Quick Homemade Broth Made With Tea

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It’s soup season, and Bigelow Tea loves the soul-satisfying flavor you get when making stock from scratch. So before reaching for that can or box, check out these inspiring ideas from New York Times food writer Mark Bittman for whipping up a variety of homemade stocks in minutes (yes, really!) using staples sitting in your pantry or fridge. One of Bittman’s recipes is for Smoky Tea Stock that he recommends using as a broth for udon noodles. Add a splash of soy sauce. Yum!

Why stop there? Try inventing your own signature stocks using Bigelow Tea flavors as a base for your favorite recipes or even some new creations. Here’s a wonderful recipe from the Bigelow Tea files for a hearty, nutritious soup (pictured above) using Green Tea with Lemon to give the broth an unexpected zesty flavor. Enjoy!

Garmugia (Spring Vegetable Soup)

bigelow tea green tea with lemon

Serves 8 


  • 20 Bigelow Green Tea with Lemon tea bags
  • 7 cups (1 ¾L) boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons (45mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 fresh italian sausage, casing removed and meat crumbled
  • 3 small white onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 oz. (90g) ground beef
  • ½ cup (125mL) frozen lima beans or frozen fava beans
  • ½ cup (125mL) frozen peas
  • ½ cup (125mL) asparagus tips
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5mL) salt
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5mL) freshly ground pepper
  • Croutons:
  • ¼ cup (60mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 slices coarse white bread, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon (15mL) Italian parsley, chopped


Place Bigelow Green Tea with Lemon tea bags into a large bowl; pour 7 cups boiling water over the tea bags. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeeze well and set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the sausage meat, onions and ground beef; saute until meat browns and onions turn opaque. Add the beans, peas and asparagus and stir well. Pour in reserved tea, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook covered until the flavors are blended, about 30 minutes, skimming off any froth from the surface of the soup. Halfway through the cooking time, season with salt and pepper. Serve. To prepare the croutons, add olive oil to frying pan and heat over medium high heat. Add the garlic and saute until it begins to turn golden. Remove garlic and add bread cubes and stir until golden brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the crouton to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with parsley. Ladle hot soup into warmed soup bowls and garnish with croutons.


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What’s Your “Cup of Tea” When Drinking Bigelow Tea?

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The expression “cup of tea” is often used to mean something you really enjoy and savor … and if a cup of Bigelow Tea is your “cup of tea,” then you’ll be delighted to know that January is Hot Tea Month!

There are so many ways to savor hot tea this January. Some Bigelow Tea lovers count on a good, strong black tea to wake up in the morning. (Facebook fan Eugene Usow swears by American Breakfast with honey, “hands down.”) Others sip their favorite green teas during an afternoon break from a hectic life. And many tea fans look forward to evening, when a hot mug of a favorite herbal blend is the perfect way to end the day.

bigelow tea chocolate chai

During Hot Tea Month, why not try tea at a new time—or try a new variety or recipe!—to shake up your usual routine. You might even consider having tea for dessert. A hot mug of Spicy Chocolate Chai Tea (made with Bigelow Spiced Chai, milk, cinnamon and unsweetened cocoa) makes a great little indulgence after any meal!

When it comes to tea, it’s all good! But we’d love to know: which Bigelow Tea is your “cup of tea”?


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Four Ways Bigelow Tea Can Help You With Your 2016 Resolution!

bigelow tea mugs with teaIt’s no secret that many people revamp their eating and drinking habits in the beginning of a New Year in an effort to be healthier or lose the weight gained during the holiday season. This year, for Diet Resolution Week, Bigelow Tea has some great ways to meet your goals simply by brewing a cuppa.

Avoid junk food. When pangs of hunger hit, choose a cup of tea instead of less healthy snacks like chips or cookies. It will keep you full and help you avoid temptation. With great flavors like Caramel Chai and White Chocolate Obsession Tea, you’ll still have an indulgent treat to enjoy!

Stress less. We often take our stress home with us after a busy day, but taking some time to brew a hot cup of tea can be just the thing to slow down after a hectic day. And did you know that studies have shown that l-theanine, which is found in tea, is a powerful little amino acid which promotes relaxation and helps reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and irritability – all without making you drowsy. Make brewing a cup a daily ritual in 2016!

Get a full 8 hours of sleep. If you have a thousand things running through your mind, why not brew a cup of Cozy Chamomile or Sweet Dreams to help you slow down and relax as your first steps in getting ready for bed; after all getting a full night’s sleep will help you focus and feel better during the day.

Stay hydrated. Keep hydrated by adding tea to your daily routine. And, green teas are highest in polyphenols known as EGCG, which is why so many make it part of their healthy lifestyle—why not include a few cups to your day? (You may even agree with @tysonfonder that Bigelow Tea Green Tea is “the bee’s knees.”)

Good luck with all your resolutions for a happy and healthy 2016, and here’s to a year full of good times, good memories and good tea!


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Happy New Year From Bigelow Tea!

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Share Bigelow Tea With The Ones You Love

bigelow tea puppyBigelow Tea knows that tea is best when shared … and the following story is a lovely example of that philosophy! Two officers from Greater Manchester Police in England responded to a call earlier this year that was unlike any other call they had received. Much to their surprise, there was no emergency … just a lonely elderly couple seeking some company. Police Constable Stu Ockwell and his colleague brewed a pot of tea and stayed to visit with the couple for a while.

As a third generation family-owned company, Bigelow Tea knows many families have passed their love of tea on from generation to generation. Perhaps you have fond memories of sipping “Constant Comment”® with your grandmother, or maybe you remember that your Dad always started his day with a hot cup of Earl Grey.

Tea—and the conversations that happen over a cup—can be a part some of life’s greatest moments. So, brew a cup and invite a friend!


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Bigelow Tea Pairs English Teatime With Delicious Bigelow Recipes Perfect For The New Year!

Bigelow Tea English TeatimeBigelow Tea English Teatime is a signature blend of classic black tea perfect for any time of day. For this special blend, only hand-picked tea leaves from the higher mountains are used to create a smooth, full-bodied cup of tea. Twitter fan Caroline says “English Teatime is my morning go-to.”

bigelow recipeIf you’re looking for more ways to enjoy your cup of English Teatime, try pairing it with a delicious Bigelow Tea recipe! Rich, invigorating, and versatile, English Teatime is the perfect complement to chocolate, pork, and poultry. Whip up a Chocolate SweeTEA Pie (pictured) for dessert during a new year’s celebration! Made with either Bigelow® Sweetheart Cinnamon Herbal Tea or Bigelow Raspberry Royale this pie is a great treat to accompany a hot cuppa Bigelow English Teatime.

Or maybe you’re looking for something a bit more savory to sip your tea with. Try these Ham and Pear Sandwiches or this juicy Chamomile Braised Chicken. When it comes to pairing teas with food, the only rule is there are no rules! Experiment with your favorite combinations and let your culinary imagination soar!


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Merry Christmas From Bigelow Tea

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Best wishes for a Christmas that’s merry, warm and bright, from the Bigelow family to yours!


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