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Bigelow Tea Urges You To “Rethink your Drink” For Your New Year’s Resolution!

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The holidays may be over, but there’s a great way to stay toasty and warm in January—start the new year off right with Hot Tea Month! What could be better than a month of celebrating all things tea? As the leader in the specialty tea market in the U.S., family-run Bigelow Tea celebrates drinking tea all year long but loves to kick off the New Year with this national celebration.

Tea has been enjoyed for over 5000 years and it’s still the most popular drink in the world after water. Through the years, tea has been a source of medicine, meditation, piracy, political upheaval, social order and superstition. And of course tea is immersed in American history! Its popularity continues to grow here by the way, sales in the US increased 4.1% this year (2014 more current info) nearly 6% in 2013. It’s all good!

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So what to do during Tea Month? Maybe try a new Bigelow Tea flavor. Bigelow tea fan@aitch77 tweeted her joy when she discovered Bigelow Tea’s Salted Caramel Tea: “it’s amazing,” she announced! Or maybe check out some of the many Bigelow Tea recipes and helpful tea tips available online. It’s all about the flavor, the quality and taste—so resolve to rethink your drink this New Year—during Hot Tea Month and all year long! Tea is a healthy alternative to many drinks, full of flavonoids, polyphenols and zero calories.

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Bigelow Tea Celebrates Hot Tea Month With A Sweepstakes!

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Bigelow Tea is kicking off National Hot Tea Month and the company’s 70th anniversary year with a sweepstakes featuring this fantastic prize: an All Occasion Gift Basket brimming with a tempting variety of teas and treats! 12 lucky winners will get one!

January is always a special time for Bigelow Tea, as we celebrate both the New Year and National Hot Tea Month, which is all about savoring the natural goodness of tea. And in 2015, the Bigelow family is excited to also commemorate 70 years and three generations as America’s family tea blenders!

Now for your prize details! Each All Occasion Gift Basket includes the following:

  • Willow tray
  • Assortment of Bigelow Tea black, green and herb teas – 8 each of 9 varieties, 72 tea bags in all
  • Two exclusively designed ceramic Bigelow Tea 16-oz mugs (microwave and dishwasher safe)
  • All-natural tea honey, 3 oz
  • All-natural pure butter key lime shortbread cookies, 5.7 oz
  • Butter pecan praline cookies, 7 oz

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, and follow the entry instructions. Share the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries. You can enter once per day until the sweeps ends on January 30. If you’re using a mobile device, please use this link to enter instead: http://woobox.com/y2cxho

Be sure to check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re a winner. Good luck, and happy Hot Tea Month!

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Bigelow Tea Shares 70th Anniversary New Year’s Resolutions! 

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Bigelow Tea is taking a moment to pause, reflect and prepare for 2015—and to share a few New Year’s resolutions as the Bigelow family gears up for the company’s 70th anniversary! So much has happened since Ruth Campbell Bigelow created “Constant Comment®” in her kitchen back in 1945. Yet Bigelow Tea is incredibly proud to have remained a family-owned and operated business committed to blending and packaging the highest quality teas right here in the United States of America.

Here’s a look at the ways third-generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow and her staff will keep the values that guided Ruth—dedication to America, quality and family—at the forefront of their mission in 2015:

Share the Bigelow Family’s Story and Passion for Tea – The Mobile Tea Bar is crisscrossing the country to inspire tea drinkers new and old with free fresh-brewed tea, fun tea facts and a comfy spot to learn about Bigelow family lore. Check the schedule to see when the #bigteabar will arrive in a community near you!

Support the Troops – Tea for the Troops is going strong after several years and nearly 4 million tea bags sent to troops serving in Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea. It’s Bigelow Tea’s way of thanking the men and women who protect and serve the USA as a portion of the proceeds from the sales of our three American Breakfast teas goes to support our troops.

Brew Up New Teas with the Finest Ingredients – Bigelow Tea’s master tea blenders are always experimenting with new flavors, and hopefully you’ve had a chance to try the latest: Salted Caramel black tea, and Peppermint Bark and Chamomile Vanilla herbal teas. Stay tuned for more!

Happy tea drinking in 2015 and beyond!

Image from Instagram via @marktanger

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New Year’s Eve Cocktails Made with Bigelow Tea Of Course

If celebrating the upcoming year is about turning over a new leaf, Bigelow Tea can help you turn over a new tealeaf—by helping you ring in 2015 with ease, style, glamour. If you’re looking for a simple, yet trendy New Year’s Eve party cocktail, you’ll love these glitzy sips…check out these Bigelow Tea cocktails!

Wild Blueberry Delight

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Ingredients

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Instructions

Place tea bags into measuring cup and add boiling water. Let steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags. Refrigerate until cold. For one drink: Pour 2 ounces of the cooled tea, 1 ounce vodka, ¼ cup Blue Curacao and ½ ounce Grand Marnier into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into serving glass.

Mellow Limoncello Sparkler

bigelow tea lemon recipe

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Instructions

Boil 2 cups (500mL) water. Place Bigelow’s I Love Lemon® Herbal (or Lemon Lift®) tea bags into teapot. Pour water over tea and let steep for 2-5 minutes. Chill. When ready to serve, pour ⅓ cup (80mL) chilled lemon tea into a champagne or wine glass. Add 2 tablespoons (30mL) Limoncello Liqueur and fill up with chilled sparkling wine or water. Garnish with a thin slice of lemon.

Bigelow Tea and the Bigelow family wish you and your loved ones a very happy 2015!

 

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Make Bigelow Tea Bags a Part of Your Beauty Routine

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Drinking Bigelow Tea might start with brewing a pot of your favorite flavor, like Chamomile, and enjoying a mug with your best gal pal. But don’t throw out that tea bag just yet! Did you know you can reuse your Bigelow Tea bag by making it a part of your beauty routine?

Here are a few OF OUR favorite ways to use tea to make you glow!

Make a Green Tea soothing spray

Steep Green Tea in boiling water for 20 minutes. After the liquid has cooled in the fridge, transfer to a sterilized bottle. Use for a refreshing bath, an anti-fungal foot soak, to freshen strained eyes (soak in cotton pads and apply), as a blemish remedy, or so much more. Let the tea bags dry and place them in your shoes to help remove odor.

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Take a tea bath

Before you hop in a warm bath, place a few Bigelow Tea bags in the water. It’ll make your bath smell extra good! Try using like Green Tea!

Refresh tired eyes with tea bags

Place used and cooled tea bags on tired eyes to help reduce puffiness. Or, use tea bags to sooth redness after tweezing your eyebrows. That’s what tea lover @JustJivanta suggested on Twitter. What a great idea!

How do you recycle Bigelow Tea bags as part of your beauty routine?

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Bigelow Tea Highlights Tea Related Research About Neurological Decline

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If you’ve had some “senior moments” lately, you’re not alone! Age-related declines in memory and cognition occur naturally. But Bigelow Tea has found research that suggests that factors such as diet and exercise may help slow the progression of neurological decline.

If you love tea—and who doesn’t?—drink up! A published long-term study of nearly 30,000 adults found that drinking three or more cups of tea per day was associated with a 69% reduced risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. In addition, according to research presented at the 2007 Scientific Symposium on Tea and Health, theanine, an amino acid that is for the most part uniquely found in tea (green and black), may help prevent age-related memory decline. This human-based data is supported by  animal studies utilizing theanine.

Another study in 2013 shows that green tea may someday be a potent weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. And a different study suggests that green tea extract may enhance the brain’s “effective connectivity.” In other words, it may improve the flow of information from one part of the brain to another. This could lead to improved cognitive functioning, including better working memory!

With all of the varieties of Green Tea and Black Tea that Bigelow Tea has to offer, having a few cups a day will never get dull! So whether you’re “young at heart” or “older and wiser,” don’t forget to sip some Bigelow Tea before you take your daily walk, fill out the crossword puzzle and eat your veggies! It’s a simple way to enjoy life and, perhaps, to stave off more senior moments!

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 Tea is not responsible for the content contained in third-party studies. Bigelow Tea 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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Merry Christmas From Bigelow Tea!

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From the Bigelow Tea family to yours, we wish you and your family a very merry Christmas filled with joy!


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Tell Bigelow Tea Which Tea You Want to Unwrap!

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This time of year, Bigelow Tea loves to fill cups with good cheer! And although it is always better to give than receive, it’s still fun to think about the little treats that might arrive over the holidays! If Bigelow Tea is on your wish list, take a moment to share which of these Bigelow teas you would like to unwrap during the holidays! Maybe you’re excited about the return of seasonal flavors like Eggnogg’n as much as Instagrammer @valabama152 is. Or you’re still brewing “Constant Comment®”, a year-round favorite. Let us know!

Share your thoughts … and feel free to chime in with your choice through FacebookTwitter or Instagram!

 

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Bigelow Tea’s Three Things to Love About Jessica Chastain

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Grab a cup of your favorite Bigelow Tea and get ready to learn more about the Oscar-nominated actress, Jessica Chastain. While she keeps her personal life to herself (understandably), she has been spotted sipping tea and dishing about her rise to fame and an upcoming project.

Here’s the scoop:

Jessica Chastain is a Green Tea drinker.

When the actress sat down in New York City for an interview with The Telegraph, she had a cup of Green Tea in hand as she answered questions about her life, fame, and upcoming projects.

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The actress worked hard to get to where she is today.

Before Chastain’s rise to fame, she had more than a decade of acting experience under her belt. She did theater work in San Francisco and starred in a number of independent films. Then two of her films made it to the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Help. Since then, her career and personal life have been cause for constant comment.

Interstellar is her next big film.

Jessica’s latest role in Interstellar might be her biggest role to date. Pour a mug of American Breakfast Tea before you see it! Why? First, because the movie is over 3 hours long and with 50% more caffeine, it could help you stay alert and second, theanine, a naturally occurring compound unique to tea combines with caffeine to give you a sustained energy boost along with a feeling of relaxation and focus that only tea can provide. Moviegoer and tea fan @Sheona tweeted about going to “the filling station for tea” before seeing Interstellar. Good idea!

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Bigelow Tea Announces ‘Give The Gift Of Tea’ Sweepstakes Winners!

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We are so excited to announce our ‘Give The Gift Of Tea’ Sweepstakes winners who will take home our lovely gift of Novus teas. Novus® Tea represents a new chapter in our family’s 70-year old quest to produce the perfect cup of full leaf tea. Our pursuit of perfection has taken us to the world’s leading tea estates. It’s inspired us to seek out and learn from cultures rich in tea tradition. It’s our passion. It’s who we are. It’s simply our life’s work. It’s perfection in every sip.

–The Bigelow Family

Below is our list of winners.  Please look for our email confirming your mailing address but do be patient as it might take us up to 30 days to reach you.  Thank you for coming to visit us and congratulations!!

 

Margaret from New Jersey

Ronald from Wisconsin

Patricia from Connecticut

Cindy from Indiana

Amanda from Illinois

Jennifer from California

Kari from Michigan

Kelsea from North Carolina

Jenny from Kansas

Stephanie from Illinois

Colleen from California

Lonida from Ontario, Canada


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