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Bigelow Tea’s Theory Of Fashionabili-TEA During Fashion Week

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Attention fashionistas! Step away from the runway reports, pour yourself a #daily cup, and listen to the theory of fashionabili-tea, which involves Bigelow Tea of course!

Just in time for Fashion Week it’s time to remember that tea and fashion go hand in (well-manicured) hand! Take Vivienne Tam, for example. She features a tea salon inside her SoHo flagship store! Meanwhile, Dolce & Gabbana, debuted the classic 1950’s “teacup”-inspired silhouette over several seasons, and Rachel Zoe proudly claims to drink two strong cups every morning while checking email. Could she possibly be sipping Bigelow’s Darjeeling, which comes in a box reminiscent of Pantone’s color of the year: radiant orchid? Sounds positively on trend!

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Do you—like Kristin (who explored fashion in Charleston, SC with Bigelow Tea)—think tea is exceeding fashionable? Do tell!

Image by Jason Hargrove via Flickr.com

Going For The Gold With Bigelow Tea

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Everything Olympic is trending right now, and Bigelow Tea can’t wait for the games to begin. Jamaican bobsled team, anyone? Yes, they are back! And here are some U.S. Olympic hopefuls to keep an eye on and watch while you sip your tea this month!

First off, there’s the appropriately-named Gracie Gold! The figure skater from Glen Ellyn, Illinois came in sixth place in the World Championships last year … and happens to love chai tea in latte form, made with soy milk. Good choice, Gracie! Bigelow’s Spiced Chai is seriously good with soy!

And how about Eddie Alvarez? The short track racer is originally from Miami, where he used to rollerblade the streets of South Beach. His favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip … so maybe he’d enjoy a little Mint Medley herbal tea before a race!

Then there’s Shaun White, the snowboarder formerly known as the “Flying Tomato.” Word is, he’s not keen on that moniker anymore, but he is still getting epic air in the half-pipe to the delight of sports fans everywhere! So how ‘bout some Lemon Lift for the Flying Tomato? Maybe he can share some with tea fan Stephanie Antonacci who tweeted “Bigelow, I love your lemon lift.”

And finally, please give a shout-out to Tracy Barnes, the biathlete who gave up her spot on the US Olympic team for her twin sister, Lanny (who fell ill just before the qualifying races). As a family-run company, Bigelow Tea was immensely impressed with this gesture. Keep an eye on Lanny this month. In the Barnes family, everyone is a winner!

Who are you hoping will bring home the gold in Sochi? #olympics #sochi2014

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Bigelow Tea’s Got A Whole Lot Of Heart

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Throughout February, Bigelow Tea is focusing on matters of the heart—in full support of the American Heart Association’s efforts to promote wellness and raise awareness about the importance of a healthy heart.  What better time to celebrate American Heart Month, than the month that has St. Valentine’s Day at it’s very center?  After all, hearts are not just for loving, they’re for living!

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the prevention of heart disease begins with making healthy choices.  A daily regime of good nutrition, balanced diet, moderation and exercise are the ingredients for a healthy heart.  Want to learn more about your heart?  Check out the AHA’s awesome Interactive Cardiovascular Library.

In solidarity with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement, join Bigelow Tea on “National Wear Red Day” (February 7th) and make a fashion statement by wearing your favorite red clothes!  Over the past decade, the Go Red for Women® movement has helped women understand that heart disease is their No. 1 health threat and, armed with this knowledge, more women have been making healthier life choices. The result:  the percentage of American women dying from heart disease has decreased by a significant 21%!  So, wear red and support this wonderful movement.

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Bigelow Tea Personali-Tea Mugs – Constant Comment Mug

Why not take it a step further and sip some red? If you favor a little spice, enjoy some Bigelow® Constant Comment® tea, wrapped (heartily) in red. As Jessica Votaw posted, it’s a “classic.” Or taste the fruity flavors of Bigelow® Red Raspberry or Pomegranate Pizzazz® herbal teas. It’s a great way to be “Red” this month!

Top image via goredforwomen.org

A Sweet Bigelow Tea Valentine Sweepstakes!

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Hey Bigelow Tea lovers, it’s time for a sweet Valentine Sweepstakes! A total of 14 lucky winners will take home this Valentine Gift Duet featuring one box each of White Chocolate Obsession Tea and Sweetheart Cinnamon Herb Tea—both tasty any time of year but especially during the season of amour!

White Chocolate Obsession blends the taste of rich chocolate and robust black tea for a guilt-free indulgence. Add a touch of milk and sweetener and we’re talkin’ dessert here! Sweetheart Cinnamon is a tantalizing cinnamon and sweet apple herb tea inspired by the flavor of those yummy cinnamon hearts … and it’s all natural and caffeine free!

Each box comes with 20 tea bags, so the “duet” has a total of 40 bags of Bigelow Tea! Score!

To enter, simply “Like” the Bigelow Tea Facebook page (if you haven’t already!), click on the sweepstakes icon at top of the page under the large cover photo, and follow the instructions. Share on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries! The sweepstakes ends on Feb. 27. Look for the names of the 14 winners on the Constant Comments blog.

Good luck, and happy Valentine’s Day from the entire Bigelow Tea family! #BigelowFamily

Get Green For The Game With Bigelow Tea

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For those diehard football fans who are actually attending the big game on Sunday, please, for the love of all that is good, bundle up! Fortunately, they’ll be giving ticketholders earmuffs and hats for this first non-dome NFL championship game in a cold—seriously cold—city. For the rest of you, stay toasty in front of the TV with a cup of Bigelow Tea!

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Bigelow Green Tea is the tea of choice for Sunday. Why, you ask? Because it’s a favorite of Phil Simms (one of Bigelow Tea’s favorite football players!) and there’s kind of a “green” theme going on at the stadium this year. Yep, MetLife Stadium is home to Gang Green, the New York Jets, during the regular season and (this just in!) the dining there is going to be the “greenest in history.” Niice! The venue is the first Certified Green Restaurant stadium from the Green Restaurant Association and is the largest food service operation ever to receive this certification. (They compost, they recycle, they’re proud of their accomplishments … hmmmm … this sounds like a certain family-run tea company and and it’s Sustainabili-TEA initiatives!)

Simms has been busily analyzing the season in his Bigelow Tea Sports Report, (thanks for the retweet Bonnie Stewart!) and picks Seattle to go all the way over the Broncos.  Do you think he has had a change of heart?  What do you think? And which variety of Bigelow Tea will you be drinking on Sunday? #Bigelow #GreenTea #PhilSimms #BigelowFamily

 Image by 19Melissa68 via Flickr.com

Wednesday at Midnight Is The Last Time To Enter the Bigelow Tea Video Contest To Win An iPad Mini!

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Have you submitted your awesome video explaining why “Bigelow is your cup of tea”? You have until Jan. 29, midnight EST, to enter the Bigelow Tea Video Contest. The top two videos with the most votes will win amazing prizes. The grand prize is an Apple iPad mini with Wi-Fi 32GB and a Wooden Chest with Flavored and Herb Tea containing 64 tea bags! A second winner will take home a year’s worth of tea of his/her choice—120 tea bags per month!

Thank you to all those who have already submitted videos, and remember to vote daily for your favorite YouTube, Instagram or Vine video (and tell your friends!) to boost your chances of winning!

Here’s what to do:

  • Create a YouTube, Instagram or Vine video … read a poem, sing an original song, do a Bigelow Tea dance, submit original artwork—anything goes!
  • “Like” our Facebook page and click on the Video Contest icon under the large cover photo and follow the directions for adding the link to your YouTube, Vine or Instagram video.
  • Vote once every 24 hours until Jan. 29, midnight EST. Check our Facebook page to view the latest videos!

Look for the names of the two winners on the Bigelow Tea blog on Jan. 31. Selection is based on public voting and input from a panel of Bigelow Tea judges looking for creativity and originality. Good luck, and Happy Hot Tea Month from all your friends at Bigelow Tea!

 

Update:  we are so excited by the wonderful videos we have received!  Thank you everyone for your great efforts!  We are running a verification process of the video content so please be patient with us while we discover the winners.  Happy Hot Tea Month!!

On Tap: Getting Savvy About Saving Water With Bigelow Tea

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Pour, steep, stir … repeat often. We’re guessing you appreciate your daily cup of Bigelow Tea as much as we do. So let’s take a moment to recognize the major role water plays in making your favorite brew. Without H20, your tea bag is, well, a bag of leaves in need of some love. Thankfully, there are a few super-easy ways to conserve water, ensuring that there will always be enough for your mug and the rest of the planet, too!

Some conservation tips are familiar but worth repeating. For starters, turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth and while scrubbing the dishes. But here’s something you may not know: if you cut your daily shower by just one minute, you could save 1,000 gallons of water a year! Seriously. Then there’s your toilet. It might have “silent” leaks from worn hardware, dripping away several gallons a day. Who knew? Text your plumber, pronto!

Check out even more tips from the Mother Nature Network or visit our SustainabiliTEA  board on Pinterest for more water-saving and eco-centric ideas. Then snag your favorite Bigelow Tea flavor and fill up that teapot with newfound confidence!

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Big Fun, Big Bang Theory & Bigelow Tea!

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Check out this crazy tea-infused chat we found from the hit CBS show The Big Bang Theory.  It’s this type of total madness seen between roommates Leonard Hofstadter (John Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) that is hilarious but hey it’s legit: Leonard and Sheldon are both brilliant physicists, so who are we to question them about the power of tea (especially when it’s Bigelow Tea!).

And we agree that tea is a conversation starter so a big shout out to @LadyAyukawa whos husband loves Bigelow Vanilla Chai (do you both drink tea together?) and  @elizabethpabon who drinks Bigelow Mint Medley every night before bed (and do you drink tea in the morning too?).  We want to hear from you so tag us (@bigelowtea) or join our #Bigelow conversation wherever you are online!

Image via FamousPeopleDrinkingTea

Bigelow Tea Has The Ultimate Question: Which Is Your Favorite Bigelow Tea?

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Let’s face it, we all love tea. And we absolutely couldn’t do without our Bigelow Tea on a daily basis. Some of us like it this way or that. But what if you could have only one kind of Bigelow Tea (shudder to think!)? Which would be your tea of choice? Would it be our uniquely spiced “Constant Comment”®, our stately Earl Grey, our Cozy Chamomile or our mellow Green Tea?

Tell us! We want to know! Which is your favorite Bigelow Tea?

If your favorite wasn’t listed, let us know either here, on our Facebook page or via Twitter!

 

Do You Heart Bigelow Tea?

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Whether it’s true love, a little crush or even just a platonic bromance, the gift of Bigelow Tea can’t be misinterpreted. It means you think tea rocks and you want to share it. No mixed messages there!

Sure, you can give someone candies with messages like “Tweet Me” or “Be Mine,” but they’ll be scarfed down in no time. A few boxes of tea, however, will last a bit longer keeping those warm thoughts of you lingering! That’s why, for Valentine’s Day, Bigelow Tea has put together what could possibly be the sweetest little two-pack of tea ever. Sweetheart Cinnamon and White Chocolate Obsession. Together. No joke. “Soul Mates” indeed.

And if you boycott Valentine’s Day, snag the Valentine Gift Duet for yourself. Tea, of course, always loves you back. So sip your tea, take a selfie and watch “Love Actually” in your jammies. No date needed. Like our friend, The Life of Jess, you might just become #obsessed with Bigelow Tea!