You’ve probably had Bigelow Tea on the road before … but this is something else altogether! In keeping with the entrepreneurial spirit of the Bigelow family, Bigelow Tea is making a cross-country trip in a super-cool customized retro 1977 Air Stream travel trailer. Its mission? To share tea and talk with tea lovers all over the U.S.! Now that’s a road trip of epic proportions!
The Bigelow Mobile Tea Bar will hit the highway starting in Boston on September 21st and work its way across the U.S., offering fresh-brewed samples of old favorites, like “Constant Comment”® and new blends too. Tea fans and newbies will have the opportunity to sip, chat and learn more about Bigelow Tea and the amazing Bigelow family story.
Timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary celebration of the company’s founding, the Bigelow Mobile Tea Bar will roll into street fairs, festivals and select retailers all across the country. It will also offer visitors a photo opportunity to share a cup with “Biggie,” Bigelow Tea’s walking mug mascot and post their photos and experiences on Facebook and Twitter.
After it’s first stop in Boston, look for the Bigelow Mobile Tea Bar in New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, LA, Austin, Houston, Atlanta and Tampa. Check out our schedule of stops so you don’t miss us!
Look for the Bigelow Mobile Tea Bar in your neck of the woods … and send a shout-out on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #bigteabar if you see it coming your way!
UPDATE: Check out this great article and pictures from the Fairfield HamletHub….a great day had by all:
Brew a mug of “Constant Comment®” and maybe even grab a little something sweet … ‘cause you’re in for a real treat today! Bigelow Tea’s own 3rdgeneration President & CEO, Cindi Bigelow, is back on the HooplaHa network channel with Tea Time With Cindi- Fun Tea Facts. This is a totally TEAriffic episode! Cindi discusses how different types of tea, despite coming from the same bush called Camellia Sinensis, can have completely distinct tastes, colors, and caffeine contents. In a nutshell, it’s the exposure to air, or processing, that gives each tea the unique characteristics you love so much! Who knew? Cindi did, of course! Share your new-found knowledge with your friends!
If you’re reading this blog, then you know that blogs are the best! They’re a great way to get up-to-date information and new viewpoints on interesting topics, like tea of course! And if you enjoy food—and, really, who doesn’t?!—you probably devour Bigelow Tea’s recipe blogs and you may even follow a few food bloggers. If so, you might be interested to know that Bigelow Tea is a “grand sponsor” of the 2014 International Food Blogger Conference!
Yes, the conference, which takes place in Seattle from September 19-21, is a fabulous way for food bloggers to interact with people in the food & beverage industries and to learn new things through cooking demos, wine tastings and breakout sessions. And guess, what? Third generation President and CEO of Bigelow Tea, Cindi Bigelow, is going to be a huge part of the weekend! Cindi and the Bigelow Tea family are hosting the Sunday morning breakfast featuring Bigelow Tea where she’ll share facts about tea and some family stories as well.
Cindi knows the importance of the blogging community and is so excited to get to know more food bloggers and to answer any questions they may have about Bigelow Tea and the family-run company! What a great opportunity for everyone! @SubsWeLove just registered
… maybe you will too? Cindi would love to see you!
I do not have the words to share with you how special yesterday was for my family. My father, David C. Bigelow had the most well deserved surprise when he arrived at the school he went to from 1940 to 1944, Avon Old Farms School, for he discovered that we had dedicated the Learning Center in his name. My grandmother, Ruth, had worked with the founder of the school, Mrs. Riddle, to allow my father to go for free (they had lost everything during the depression). It was to there that he truly attributed his ability to work with people (he was on the student council and was elected President of the class).
The learning center was done beautifully, having many framed photos and passages that my father had written over the years. He was completely taken aback and so very humbled. But then again, my father is a humble man. The David C. Bigelow Learning Center-a special building to help young students learn, grow and take the world to a better place….yes that is the spirit of my father. It was a great day and one we all remember for a very long time….
Hollaback Girl is back! She’s someone who does it all—she’s a famous recording artist, fashion designer, and busy mom all rolled into one! The fall, just months after bringing another baby into her rockin’ family, Gwen takes her place in a chair on “The Voice” next to music industry leaders Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Pharrell Williams. Her presence, of course, brings new fans to the show like @m_langdang who tweets he’s watching the show just because she’s a judge.
If this isn’t a grueling enough schedule to make the average person go B-A-N-A-N-A-S, the L.A.M.B. fashion designer is also partnering with another brand and planning a New York Fashion Week comeback. Phew!
As a tea lover who could “drink tea all day long,” Gwen should be making sure she stays hydrated with her favorite tea flavors. Her No Doubt song “Hey Baby” even features a lyric about Chamomile tea! Always one to mix it up with her signature prints, Bigelow Tea recommends Gwen mix any Bigelow Green Tea with Bigelow Tea’s Pomegranate Pizzazz to add some, well, Pizazz, to those busy days. It’s D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S and can be enjoyed hot or iced.
The clothes. The hair. The makeup. The nails. The runway. The theater. The coveted front row. There’s no hotter ticket in town in September than Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and Bigelow Tea certainly loves a good show! As the fashion elite and Hollywood A-listers step out in their fall finest, the designers themselves will no doubt be excited to show their latest designs. Among them will be iconic American fashion designer Donna Karan, who it turns out appreciates tea as well as great design!
Donna built an empire at the intersection of comfort and femininity—with ‘seven easy pieces’ that changed the way women dressed. A devoted teaista, whose mantra is about finding ‘calm in the chaos,’ DK often conducts business dealings over tea at her downtown Urban Zen store. Her DKNY show is slated for 1pm on September 7th.
Do you have a great selfie or group photo (hopefully without a photobomb!) that you’d love to share? If so, check out these new Personalized Tea Tins: a tin full of Bigelow Tea with your image on top! For birthdays or holidays, a hostess, newlyweds or a new graduate, who wouldn’t love a tin brimming with tea and featuring a cool personalized pic?
Ordering these tins is as easy as steps 1, 2, and 3. First, choose from five stylish tin options. Then comes picture time! Upload a photo for the cover or pick one from Bigelow Tea’s selections. Finish the product with a message, caption or monogram.
As the hippest tea lovers know, tea drinking is a delicious ritual whether you’re grabbing a to-go mug of your favorite Bigelow Tea on the run (don’t be late for that awesome internship!) or sipping from a steaming mug with study buddies. Either way, the mug you love can be a bold statement to invite conversation. If you’re looking for another way to put your tea on display, serve your favorite variety in a dazzling teapot.
If you’re into unique and creative teapot designs, look no further than the National Teapot Show, running through early September in North Carolina. Artists from all over the United States and Canada showcase their creative works of ar-tea-stry. Here are a few that will be on display:
Teapot by Barbara McKenzie
Teapot by Steve Hansen
Teapot by Beth J. Tarkington
Another great place to check out #teapot fashions is Instagram, to see what artists are designing.
For tea fanatics, every minute of the day is the right time to break out the Bigelow Tea. But if you had to pick one very best time of day for your steaming mug, what would it be? Take the survey below and see what everyone else is saying. Yup, you need to choose. If you find this decision highly stressful, breathe deeply and brew up some Sweet Dreams. That’ll do the trick.
If your fave isn’t listed, feel free to ad lib. Is there anybody else out there like Anabell who tweets about brewing her tea at 2:40 in the morning? Yikes that’s super early but we say tea is for anytime of the day!!