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Celebrate National Organic Harvest Month With Bigelow Tea!

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September is that glorious month when summer meets and greets autumn, and Mother Nature celebrates this  “changing of the guard” by providing a rich and flavorful bounty of vegetables and fruit.  Join Bigelow Tea in celebrating National Organic Harvest Month™  to help raise awareness of the importance of North American organic agriculture and to encourage people to choose healthy (and tasty!) organic foods.  When you “go organic” and make efforts to live sustainably, you reap what you sow… literally, and in the best possible way.

bigelow tea organicBigelow Tea has turned the practice of Sustainabili-TEA into a lifestyle choice.  From community involvement to waste reduction and energy conservation, Bigelow Tea is 100% committed to preserving the environment, eating  healthy foods, and drinking plenty of Bigelow Tea! With a flavorful selection of certified organic teas at your fingertips, tea fans who choose to go organic, have many options, like Organic Imperial Earl Grey with Natural Bergamot or Organic Moroccan Mint Herbal Tea. And, for those purists (you know who you are!), nothing says organic like Bigelow Tea’s  All Natural Organic Pure Green Tea (USDA organic)!  All of Nature’s goodness in one little teabag…  simply marvelous!   Just ask@abrinezr, who tweeted a pic of the teas; he’ll give it a green thumb’s up!

So, as you bid summer a fond “adieu” and say “hello” to the colorful season of autumn, savor the natural flavors of organic food and libation.

2nd image by Jina Lee via Wikimedia Commons

Bigelow Tea Community Challenge Will Be Best Ever

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One of Bigelow Tea’s favorite events is just around the corner! It’s time to lace up your running shoes and gather friends and family for the 27th Annual Bigelow Tea Community Challenge event this Sunday, September 28, in Fairfield, CT.

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get fit, this is a fun opportunity to support the community. Last year, lots of Bigelow Tea fans, like @CultureCacheCT, were tweeting about the event and the charities it supports!

Bigelow Tea donates 100 percent of proceeds to local organizations that provide members of the community with shelter, educational services, counseling, crisis management services, after-school tutoring, recreational programs, and stock food pantries. 3rd generation Bigelow Tea President and CEO Cindi Bigelow, personally visits these charities to observe, first-hand the impact these Community Challenge dollars have on the various programs and says, “Each year I am overwhelmed by the enormous need here in our community and by the fine services these charities provide.”

The Community Challenge is a perfect event to bring the whole family. In addition to featuring a 5k certified course, there’s also a 2-Mile Fitness Walk, and Kids’ Fun Run. Childcare will be available so participants can run or walk.

In 2013, the event raised $115k, and Bigleow Tea would like to beat that number! So Register now for the Community Challenge, it’s not too late!

 

Dr. Oz Likes Bigelow Tea

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Bigelow Tea’s classic Green Tea is pictured and featured in an article in the October/November issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life. The piece has reported on green tea and shared that studies show it may have health benefits, particularly when people consume 2-3 eight-ounce cups a day.  The staff of the magazine taste-tested several blends and raved about Bigelow Tea! They called it “Darned good”” and “pleasantly mild.” They also said, “I’d buy it.” Share your love for Green Tea on Facebook (like our fan Peggy Clay who posted “Love Love Love Bigelow Green Tea”) if you agree!

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Cindi Bigelow’s Step-by-Step Secret to Brewing the Perfect Cup of Bigelow Tea

How do you brew the perfect cup of tea? Cindi Bigelow, President & CEO of Bigelow Tea recently collaborated with the HooplaHa network channel to bring you a tea mini-series, including How to Brew the Perfect Cup – Tea Time with Cindi. Cindi reviews a few step-by-step tea making tips like the importance of using fresh water, not over-boiling the water, covering the tea cup as it’s steeping, and…. please don’t squeeze that tea bag. Watch the clip and find your answer to a top tea question—are you supposed to add the tea bag or water to the mug first?  Find out exactly how the Bigelow family makes their tea in this video!

Sipping Bigelow Green Tea Is Smart!

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Bigelow Tea recognizes that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month—so here’s some info about the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer.

Symptoms of Prostate cancer include frequent or painful urination and frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs.

Living a healthy lifestyle (eating well, avoiding smoking and exercising often) can help prevent the disease, but men over the age of 50—or over 40 if you are African-American or have a family history of the disease—should consider yearly exams for the disease.

A study, published in the academic journal Phytomedicine, suggests that green tea could play a vital role in protecting the body against cancer. That’s good news for @juliahartlieb, who tweeted that she drinks “endless” cups of it every day!

Bigelow Tea good friend Joe Torre—who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999—also knows that sipping green tea is an easy way to feel good every day!

So now that you’ve been educated about the prostate, it’s time to break out the Bigelow Green Tea and sip your way to good health!

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.

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from Bigelow Tea!

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¡Feliz Hispanic Heritage Month!

Bigelow Tea appreciates history and loves learning about world cultures, so here’s a chance to talk more about one of the fastest growing communities in the U.S.! What began as a week of observation in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson became, under President Ronald Reagan, a full 30-day period from September 15 through October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors hail from Mexico, Central and South America, and Spain—many of whom arrived in the United States with “Sweet Dreams” of their own.

However you choose to celebrate, Bigelow Tea has wonderful recipes and bilingual packaging to make it easier for Spanish-speaking individuals to become familiar with these tasty teas. From Dulce Sueño to Te Verde Descafeinado and from margaritas to quesadillas, we’ve got you covered for your siesta and fiesta! Or, create your own version of mom’s receta favorita with Bigelow Tea. Of course, we’d love a Facebook message with a photo or the recipe, so come say hi!

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Bigelow Tea would like to give a big social media #shoutout to Latina actress Sofia Vergara from Modern Family. @MOFYNation tweeted Sofia’s awesome quote, “I love my character, it makes me proud to play her as a symbol of many Latin women.” Bigelow Tea fans are lovin’ her character too and enjoying their favorite beverage as they watch the show. #MOFY lover @tbhlana brags, “spending my nights drinking way too much tea & watching modern family.” The Manzanilla Mango tea would be a great midnight pairing.

How are you celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month? Send us a tweet!

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¡Saludos!

Sophia Vergara photo by @MOFYNation via Twitter.com

It’s A Cross Country Road Trip With #BigTeaBar (Bigelow Tea)

 

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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:

Cindi Bigelow’s Fun Tea Facts

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!

What’s in your mug of Bigelow Tea today?

 

Food Bloggers And Bigelow Tea Unite!

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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!

 

A Well Deserved Dedication For Mr. Bigelow!

family mr bigelowI 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….

Cindi Bigelow

 

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