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Bigelow Tea Announces Thank You Mom Sweepstakes Winners!

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We are once again so excited to announce that all 175 people have been chosen as the winners of Bigelow Tea’s Thank You Mom Sweepstakes!  Names are in no particular order.  Please be patient while we reach out and verify all winners within 2 weeks time.  Congrats everyone!!

Monique from Florida

Sheshe from New York

Valerie from California

Hope from New Jersey

Laura from Washington

Missy from Indiana

Dina from Michigan

E.L. from California

Kelly from Florida

Donna from Lousiana

Mona from Texas

Rose from Arizona

Brenda from Oklahoma

Amy from Pennsylvania

D.J. from Missouri

Paula from Michigan

Nichole from New York

Kristi from Texas

Janissa from Washington

Denise from Ohio

Sheryl from Illinois

Kim from California

William from Michigan

Valerie from Florida

Michelle from New Jersey

Susan from Illinois

Anne from Ohio

Denise from New York

Sonya from Tennessee

Sharon from Colorado

Diana from Missouri

Erin from Massachusetts

Stacey from Michigan

Kim from California

Carolyn from Pennsylvania

Julie from Kansas

Becca from California

Kim from Texas

Mildred from Iowa

Rachel from California

Traci from Pennsylvania

Debi from New York

Eva from Texas

Tammi from Georgia

Patricia from Texas

Cathy from Indiana

Melanie from Arkansas

Wendy from Connecticut

Yvonne from California

EJ from Georgia

Kate from New Jersey

Amy from Florida

Julie from Michigan

Himani from Washington

April from Washington

Aleta from California

Jennifer from Florida

Pamela from Oregon

Becky from Oregon

Allan from North Carolina

Meg from Texas

Roro from Michigan

Shannon from Florida

Patricia from Massachusetts

Minta from Ohio

Penny from Ohio

Jessica from Nebraska

Karen from Kentucky

Mary from California

Michel’le from Massachusetts

Paula from Florida

Geradette from Iowa

Elaine from Oklahoma

Joanne from Nevada

Felina from Nevada

Crystal from Michigan

Karyn from Pennsylvania

Lana from New York

Chrissy from New York

Laura from Florida

Sue from Ohio

Holly from Pennsylvania

Michelle from Ohio

Caroline from Virginia

Darlene from North Carolina

Brandy from Indiana

Pam from Missouri

Robin from Florida

Janette from Indiana

Jill from Florida

Cami from California

Kristi from Pennsylvania

Hilda from Maine

Madeline from Louisiana

Nikki from Virginia

Kerrie from Missouri

Tina from Minnesota

Brenda from Tennessee

Laura from Illinois

Jennifer from California

Cathy from Ohio

Deborah from New Jersey

Jennifer from Georgia

Martha from California

Dawnja from Illinois

Tanya from Virginia

Cheryl from Connecticut

Sandra from Virginia

Jamie from Indiana

Leesa from Ohio

Pamela from California

Brandy from Missouri

Barbara from Oklahoma

Emery from California

Carol from Illinois

Anne from New Jersey

Deena from Washington

Mario from Arizona

Julie from Texas

Carie from Wisconsin

Gary from Florida

Lorri from California

Jenn from Massachusetts

Bahjet from Michigan

Cathi from Georgia

Joyce from Michigan

Ann from Tennessee

Allison from Nevada

Barb from Indiana

Nancy from Washington

Judy from Kansas

Angela from Michigan

Lucia from South Carolina

Harry from North Carolina

Marcia from Tennessee

Samantha from Wisconsin

Cindy from Florida

Dawn from Michigan

Bonnie from California

Max from California

Sally from Ohio

Debra from Florida

Bessie from Texas

Marie from Florida

Susan from Virginia

Lyra from Pennsylvania

Nancy from New York

Eunoka from Ohio

Carrie from Maryland

Alexandrea from Washington

Stacy from Connecticut

Ida from Illinois

Sarah from Wisconsin

Cindy from Arizona

GayAnn from Iowa

Debbie from Ohio

Jean from Oklahoma

Lori from New York

Lissy from New York

Elaine from New Mexico

Katrina from Pennsylvania

Pauline from California

Sherryl from Maine

Priscilla from California

Sarah from South Dakota

Sherre from Kansas

Sharon from Ohio

John from Pennsylvania

Mary-Elizabeth from Iowa

Martha from Texas

Jodi from Oregon

Kimberly from Florida

Dione from Virginia

Christina from Pennsylvania

Julia from Virginia

 


Hurry, Bigelow Tea’s “Thank You Mom” Sweepstakes Ends Soon!

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Mother’s Day is almost here; have you entered the Bigelow Tea Thank You Mom Sweepstakes? Enter by midnight EST on April 30 for your chance to win a $200 spa gift card or other fab prizes that are sure to make Mom’s heart sing! 175 winners in all!

Head right over to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, “Like” the page, click on the sweepstakes icon at the top of the page, and follow the simple instructions for submitting your entry. After all, the Bigelow family believes that every mother deserves recognition for her loving care … and an extra-special gift like one of these:

  • 25 Grand Prize winners – $200 SpaFinder gift card plus a Fine Tea & Herb Tea Gift Assortment with 64 tea bags in all.
  • 50 first-place winners – Flavored & Herb Tea Wooden Tea Chest with 8 tea bags each of 8 assorted black, green and herb teas. 64 tea bags in all.
  • 100 second-place winners – $25 Walmart gift card plus one box of “Constant Comment”®

Be sure to look for your name on the winners’ list that will be posted on the Bigelow Tea blog, and good luck!
 

Sip Green and Plant Green: Bigelow Tea & Arbor Day

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The Bigelow Tea family is noticing how things are getting greener every day. Spring is in full swing, cups of Certified Organic Green Tea have been spotted, and today, caring communities are celebrating Arbor Day.

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After such a long winter, Bigelow Tea employees are especially grateful to enjoy the great outdoors (with iced tea in hand!), promote sustainabili-TEA, and using their green thumbs in the Bigelow Tea Community Garden. Last year, the Green Team worked hard to plant an area in front of headquarters as part of the Green Wellness Community (GWC) initiative. They planted tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, and herbs, which were donated to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Everything in Mother Nature is interconnected—and trees play an especially important role. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, trees:

  • Conserve energy–They shade your house, act as wind barriers, and help your air conditioning run more efficiently.
  • Help fight climate change–Communities with trees are cooler communities.
  • Provide wildlife habitats, clean air, and drinking water.
  • Tame storm water–They help prevent mudslides and keep our waterways cleaner.

Whether you’re working towards sustainabili-TEA in the office or outside planting trees for Arbor Day, tea fan @poetgunslinger on Instagram notes that there’s  “Nothing like #Bigelow green tea… to get me through work.”

Sip green. Plant green. Happy Arbor Day!

Top image by KIUKO via Flickr.com

Bigelow Tea Celebrates Red—And Pink!—Hatters

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The Red Hat Society sure knows how to throw a tea party and has been dubbed the largest “play group” for women. This fabulous Society of ladies is all about fun, friendship, freedom, tea and of course those amazing hats! While the red hats are reserved for those over the age of 50, ladies who embrace the values of the Society—and love wearing lavender!—are called The Pink HattersBigelow Tea is thrilled to mark National Red Hat Society Day on Friday!

Here are a few beverage suggestions for your next Pink or Red Hat gathering:

  • The Society is all about color coordination, and these women will appreciate Bigelow Tea’s Darjeeling Tea. Not only is it known as the “champagne of teas,” but this Himalayan-grown tea has been packaged in lavender, making it a match made in Socie-tea heaven.

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  • Sweeten the Bigelow Tea with rock sugar … because, as Tuesday Cooper on Pinterest notes, Pink Hatters Rock!

Happy National Red Hat Society Day! @RedHatSociety on Twitter reminds everyone that the “Sisterhood is all about living life to the fullest!” Bigelow Tea lovers will sip to that!

Image by Joel Eckman Maus via RedHatSociety.com

Happy Earth Day! Bigelow Tea Celebrates Sustainabili-TEA

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Happy Earth Day! Today isn’t just about celebrating our planet and going green for the day, but maintaining or even creating a green conscience throughout the year. From business practices and participating in the Ethical Tea Partnership, to carefully crafted packaging, Bigelow Tea and the Bigelow family has a history of newsworthy sustainabili-TEA. These practices make it that much easier for Bigelow Tea customers to help the environment as well.

How much has Bigelow Tea conserved since 2007? Here are a few Earth shattering numbers:

  • Electricity: Savings of 6,429,534 kwh; the equivalent of 527 homes being powered for a year!
  • Water: Savings of 363,181 gallons of water; the average yearly water usage of 2.8 homes!
  • Gas: Savings of 6,466,199 cubic feet; the average yearly gas usage of 92 homes!
  • Waste: Savings of 1,133 tons; or the waste produced by 354 homes annually!

On top of living sustainably, Bigelow Tea’s philosophy boils down to the pure love of tea! Toast Mother Earth today with a giant glass of iced tea made with a bag of Certified Organic Green Tea—like the one Bigelow Tea lover @aprilibanez posted on Instagram. Or, choose from any number of Bigelow Tea Green Tea flavors!

What’s your sustainabili-TEA plan this year?

Bigelow Tea Celebrates The Mighty Herb!

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If you love layers of flavor in your food and beverages, you know that herbs make everything better! A pinch of oregano in pasta sauce. A dash of dill in potato salad. And, of course, herbs like mint, chamomile and hibiscus in your mug of tea. Saturday is International Herb Day and May 3rd is Herb Day … so Bigelow Tea says “let’s hear it for the herb!”

To celebrate the herb, here are two fun “herb facts” that will impress your friends:

*First, there’s no “tea” in herbal tea. A “tea” leaf is actually the leaf of the Camellia sinensis plant. Herbal teas—including Bigelow family favorites like Sweet Dreams and Orange & Spice—are made from ingredients like rose hips, peppermint leaves, chicory and orange peel. Not with camellia sinensis.

*Second, herbs for herbal teas have to be carefully harvested, cut and then protected to ensure that their natural volatile oils are protected. It is the volatile oils that provide the active ingredients that are so good for you!

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All of Bigelow Tea’s herb teas are full of tantalizing flavors and contain no caffeine. That way, they can be a part of your mornings, afternoons and even nights!

Top image by david.dames via Flickr.com

Bigelow Tea Treasures National Garden Month

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This month is National Garden Month, a celebration of flowers, vegetables and herb gardens everywhere! Bigelow Tea joins communities, organizations and individuals across the country that are celebrating gardening and the good green earth. But you know, Bigelow Tea shines in gardening all year long. From its successful Community Garden last summer (which will happen again this summer) to America’s largest Tea Garden the Charleston Tea Plantation, Bigelow Tea is “one” with Mother earth!

The Bigelow family’s herbal tea selections are among the most popular with blends of fine herbs, fruits and spices. In fact, herbal teas prompt fans like @ShineDeluxe, to tweet that she always starts her day with Bigelow Tea’s Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea!

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And here’s a fun fact for all you gardeners out there: remember that Bigelow Tea’s tea bag filter is 100% compostable – just a part of the important commitment to “sustainabili-TEA programs!

Cultivating nature during National Gardening Month (and all the year ‘round!) is Bigelow Tea’s way to the perfect cup. So get your garden in gear and honor the cycle of life while you enjoy being greener, healthier and happier!

Top image by James Feller via Flickr.com

The Beauty of Bigelow Tea

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In case you were wondering what’s in your daily cup, Bigelow Tea wanted to take this opportunity to give you a quick Tea 101 lesson!

If you’re sipping a cup of “tea,” you are sipping the brew of the steeped leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant! All true teas come from the Camellia sinensis plant. It’s the varying amounts of time the freshly-plucked Camellia sinensis leaves are exposed to air (oxidation) that determines whether the leaves become black, oolong, green or white tea.

Black Tea, or just plain “tea” as it is often called, comes from Camellia sinensisleaves that are first crushed, then exposed to air for several hours. The amount of oxidation produces a brew that is robust in flavor and rich in color that can be enjoyed as you start your day, or as a pick-me-up any time of day.

It is the Bigelow family recipes, lovingly passed down from generation to generation, that make Bigelow Tea particularly special for so many loyal consumers. Ingredients like orange rind in Bigelow “Constant Comment”® Tea, real oil of citrus bergamot fruit  in Bigelow Earl Grey and refreshing spearmint in Bigelow Plantation Mint® Tea are used to create some of the Bigelow Tea family’s most-loved blends. But the Camellia sinesis plant is the foundation for all Bigelow black teas.

So whether it’s from the top of the Sri Lankan mountains—where some of the finest teas in the world which are grown and carefully hand-picked—or the southern part of Italy where the Bigelow family buys real oil of bergamot (carefully crafted by families that have been performing this delicate process for generations), Bigelow Tea has never and will never compromise on its ingredients—or on its family recipes.

So, when you drink a cup of tea, you’re really sipping the brew of a plant and all the goodness that goes with it. Bigelow Tea uses only the best because it’s what our consumers expect and is at the centerpiece of a three-generations-old family tradition.

(Picture features third generation CEO Cindi Bigelow visiting tea fields in Sri Lanka)

Quick Flicks Featuring Bigelow Tea!

 

Bigelow Tea fans are bringing the funny today in two comical videos! First (above) dougannajordan shows some comic wizardry. The clip will have you chuckling when you see what happens when he notes that Bigelow Tea has “a taste so good, it really knocks your socks off!” (And his toupee too, apparently!)

Next, check out what happens when “Daddy” brings his big—and we’re talking seriously big—mug to his daughter’s quaint tea party (below). It seems he just can’t get enough! “Big Taste. Bigelow.” That’s right. Thanks, gibbydog3, for the great video.


Paper Towel Talk With Bigelow Tea

It’s time to turn on the kettle and talk sustainabili-Tea while waiting for your mug of Bigelow Tea to finish brewing!  Today, as you prepare your tea, try not to spill … but if you do, consider this: the USA uses 13billion pounds of paper towels a year! Bigelow Tea knows that little things can add up …  but yikes!

That’s why this video is so cool; it’s all about saving paper a little at a time after washing your hands in a public restroom. If hand driers aren’t available, just follow this simple “shake and fold” technique! Believe it or not, if everyone used only ONE LESS paper towel a day, it would add up to 571,230,000 pounds of paper towels saved annually.

In your own kitchen, use a cloth towel to reduce your daily waste even more! @ashleyypatton tweeted that she used socks—a more unconventional technique!

The Bigelow Tea family is proud to practice measures like reducing waste in operations and saving water—last year Bigelow Tea saved 363,181 gallons of water! Everyone can live more sustainably. So, check out this video, shake your hands, smile and save a paper towel. #SustainabiliTEA