Bigelow Tea on YouTube Subscribe Follow Me on Pinterest Follow Us on Instagram

Archives for the ‘Bigelow News’ Category

Bigelow Tea’s Back To College Tips

bigelow tea back to college

It’s that time of year again. What seemed like an endless summer has now come to a sudden halt. College students have wrapped up once-in-a-lifetime internship opportunities, said good-bye to their parents for another semester, and moved back into their dorms. All these changes combined with figuring out your class schedule can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be.  Here are a few “Back to College” tea drinking tips from Bigelow Tea:

  • It always helps to have an assortment of Bigelow Tea for every occasion: A cup of Earl Grey for the morning, Green Tea with Mango for an afternoon pick-me-up, and Cozy Chamomile to unwind after a busy day of classes and studying.  Bigelow Tea also has a number of assorted teas packs, perfect for college living.
  • Heat your tea water with an electric tea kettle or in your dorm microwave. Both are space savers and multipurpose. If you’re looking for temperature directions, here’s a handy guide to bookmark on your cell phone.
  • This Tea for One Personali-Tea mug is a great way to begin your college journey. It also comes with an assortment of flavors, so you can enjoy the teas you like most while making new discoveries.
  • Socialize with Bigelow Tea. Whether you’re studying or looking for a quiet night with your roomie, there’s a flavor for every occasion. Don’t forget to check out the delicious drink recipes online!

bigelow tea chamomile mango

As college student @ayyojitos mentioned, it’s “time for some shut eye so I can sign up for classestomorrow. #backtocollege.” This is the perfect time to steep a mug of Chamomile Mango Herbal Tea and spend a few minutes relaxing. Bigelow Tea’s college survival tips: Stay calm, make friends, study hard, and drink tea!

Keep us posted on your accomplishments throughout the semester and remember to send us your #backtocollege tea sippin’#mugshots!

The Bigelow Tea Back To College Varie-TEA Sweepstakes Starts Today!

bigelow tea_sweepstakes

Start the fall semester on the right foot and enter to win a Fine Tea & Herb Tea Assortment from Bigelow Tea for yourself or a special college student in your life! This prize is all about varie-TEA with 64 assorted teas, each individually wrapped and stored in a handy box that tucks neatly into the tiniest dorm room or kitchen. Just pick your fave flavor for late-night studying, hangin’ with friends or fighting off the occasional case of homesickness.

A total of 24 winners will take home this awesome tea sampler. It comes with eight tea bags each of the following flavors. Enjoy hot or iced:

So head over to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page to enter. Simply “like” the page (if you haven’t already), click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page, and follow the entry instructions or if on your mobile device, click here. Be sure to share the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries. You can enter once per day until the sweeps ends on Aug. 27. Check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 24 lucky winners.

Good luck … and Bigelow Tea wishes all those going back to school (and their parents) a TEA-rific year!


Bigelow Tea July Sweepstakes Winners Announced!

bigelow tea_sweeps


We are so excited to announce our July sweepstakes winners.  Please allow time for us to contact you to confirm your mailing information but we do hope you enjoy your Bigelow Tea once it arrives!!  We hope our tea delights you!!

Leland L. from Illinois

LaNessa G. from Tennessee

Tammy C. from Ohio

Tori B. from Kansas

Shelia W. from Ohio

Susan C. from Kansas

Melissa M. from Pennsylvania

Ivette C. from New Jersey

Monica K. from Indiana

Sherry B. from Pennsylvania

Sheryl S. from Missouri

Margaret R. from Washington

Win Bigelow Tea Plantation Mint Tea For Two!

bigelow tea_sweeps

Don’t miss your LAST CHANCE to enter the Bigelow Tea “Made in the USA” sweepstakes to win a Plantation Mint Tea for Two gift set! Enter via the Bigelow Tea Facebook page by midnight EST, and you could be one of the 12 lucky winners to enjoy this homegrown tea treat!

Your prize comes with two Personali-TEA mugs, a jar of Savannah Bee Company honey and 44 individually wrapped tea bags of Plantation Mint. This popular Bigelow Tea variety is a black tea blended with mint harvested from fields in Oregon to bring you a very special minty-fresh brew. It’s especially refreshing when poured over ice during the hot summer days!

To enter the sweepstakes, simply “Like” the Facebook page before clicking on the Sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo. And don’t forget to check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the lucky winners! Good luck, everyone!


Joe Torre, MLB And Bigelow Tea Star, Is Going To Cooperstown!

bigelow tea joe torre

Things are buzzing at Bigelow Tea—our good friend and baseball legend Joe Torre is going to Cooperstown! Bigelow Tea takes sports seriously, and this highest honor in baseball is well deserved with Joe’s stellar career! Bigelow Tea is proud that Joe was also the first sports star spokesperson for this family owned and operated tea company. Remember there is no TEAM without TEA!

As a player, Joe’s career batting average was .297 with 2,342 hits and 252 home runs; and in an even greater career as a legendary manger he won six American League Pennants and four World Series, ranking fifth in all-time wins with 2,326!

Joe has made a great impression on tea drinkers for years. He shared his love for Bigelow Tea in this vintage video from 2007, talking with Bigelow Tea President and CEO Cindi Bigelow (and another great Bigelow Tea lover Phil Simms). Joe shares that when diagnosed with cancer, he took action and decided that Bigelow Tea would be part of his overall plan for taking care of himself. That’s why Joe was often seen drinking Bigelow Green Tea during his amazing career with the New York Yankees!

Today Joe is the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for MLB and keeps busy with the Joe Torre Safe At Home FoundationSunday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m., after many other awards, Joe will receive baseball’s highest honor. The Bigelow Tea family is proud to say that Joe has been an All-Star on Bigelow Tea’s team for years!

Video Vignettes Celebrating Family And Bigelow Tea!

From moments of messy mayhem to sweet timeouts with tea—as seen in the video above!—family time is precious. And as a family-owned business, Bigelow Tea appreciates just how much the highs and lows enrich each unique family story, including yours! So thanks to those who’ve shared scenes from their family life, with tea as a supporting player. Here are a few more videos to make you smile:

Crayons, a chatty baby and Cozy Chamomile for Mom:

Tea parties? Not just for the adults! Check out these little cuties all dressed up and ready to pour:

Do you have your own family tea tale to show or tell? Post it on Twitter or Instagram and tag it #BigelowFamily for all to enjoy!

Bigelow Tea Lovers #GetSocial

Bigelow Tea green

Last Thursday was Get to Know Your Customers Day, and Bigelow Tea is taking a moment to give a shout-out to all of you who share your passion for Bigelow Tea via social media! Thank you for talking tea online and even offering the occasional peek inside your tea cabinet by sharing photos, as a few Bigelow Tea Facebook followers did in this recent post. Several tea fans chimed in to answer the question: Is there a Bigelow Tea you enjoy morning, noon and night? Here’s a sampling of this lively tea chat:

Constant Comment” –Karen H.

Peppermint is always my favorite!!!! – Carl B.

“It depends on what kind of mood I’m in (said in a Timothy Hutton George Stark voice) lol.” – Heather Z.

Earl Grey in the afternoon and cinnamon stick in the evening” –Jody Q.

Plantation Mint, me favorite!” – Maria T.

The fantastic response shows that kindred tea spirits always love to share what they’re sipping! And it’s true that your input really does help Bigelow Tea get to know you and serve you better. Plus, the smiley icons and humor brighten everyone’s day … so keep sharing!

Image via Instagram by @berrybecky_

Listen To Cindi Bigelow Explain Bigelow Tea Sustainabili-TEA!

bigelow tea environment

Cindi Bigelow was on the radio again—this time talking about sustainabili-TEA, always a hot topic at Bigelow Tea! Take a few minutes to listen to her radio interview on the It’s Your Health Network. In honor of Earth Month, here are some highlights from the conversation with host Lisa Davis:

  • Cindi, who is third-generation president and CEO of the family-owned business, noted that caring for the environment, employees and the community are deeply ingrained company values. All three Bigelow Tea facilities have GWC (Greening, Wellness, Community) committees that consider “how do we become healthier as a family, as a community?”
  • 880 Solar Panels were installed on the roof of the Fairfield headquarters in 2007 and currently provide up to 15 percent of energy used there.
  • The company now composts two tons of material from the three facilities!

Cindi said, “We [act sustainably] because it’s the right thing to do.” Be sure to listen to the full interview to learn more, and while you’re at, share your family’s favorite #sustainabilitea tips on Twitter or Instagram!

(Image via Fairfield Citizen News featuring Jim Glidea next to Bigelow Tea solar panels)

Bigelow Tea ‘Made In The USA’ Sweepstakes Starts Today!

Bigelow Tea Sweepstakes  

The Fourth of July is almost here, and everyone at Bigelow Tea is in a patriotic mood! Get in the spirit, and enter the ‘Made in the USA’ Sweepstakes for your chance to win a Plantation Mint Tea for Two gift set with two Personali-TEA Mugs (exclusive to Bigelow Tea!) , 44 individually wrapped Plantation Mint tea bags and a jar of Savannah Bee Company honey. 12 winners in all!

Here are a few fun facts about Plantation Mint, one of the more than 120 varieties in the Bigelow Tea line. The mint is very carefully sourced and comes only from mint fields in Oregon to produce a super-refreshing, all-American brew with just the right amount of mint. Be sure to try it over ice for the perfect summer thirst quencher! Also interesting to know is that Plantation Mint was one of the first teas created by Eunice Bigelow, mother of third-generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow. So naturally this tea is a Bigelow Tea family favorite!

To enter the sweepstakes, simply “Like” the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, click on the Sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo and follow the instructions. You can enter every 24 hours, and the more you share with your friends and family, the more entries you yourself get. The sweepstakes ends at midnight on July 29th. Be sure to check the Bigelow Tea blog for the names of the 12 lucky winners.

Good luck, and best wishes for a safe and happy July 4th celebration!

Bigelow Tea June Sweepstakes Winners Announced!

bigelow tea iced tea sweepstakes

We are so excited to announce the Bigelow June sweepstakes winners.  As always, we will contact you within two weeks to confirm your mailing address so we can send you your prize.  Congrats all!!!

Vera from Florida

Joanne from California

Michelle from Massachusetts

Laura from Washington

Kimberly from North Carolina

Jen from Ohio

Janette from Indiana

Isis from New York

Juanita from Kentucky

Marlana from Ohio

Scott from California

Stephen from Ohio