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Bigelow Tea Welcomes Spring!

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Spring starts officially tomorrow, woohoo! Goodbye snow and hello springtime flowers. As the days grow longer and the warm sun dazzles the senses, Bigelow Tea thinks it’s time to trade those fuzzy boots for sandals and add ice to that delightful Green Tea with Wild Blueberry and Acai or any flavor that you prefer…ice your favorite or combine flavors to celebrate the new season.

Bigelow Tea fans like Facebook friend Staci have been having Sweet Dreams of sunshine throughout this long, cold winter. Take advantage of warmer days by heading outside with your best friends to enjoy a nice chat and your favorite Bigelow Tea on ice. Looking to make the perfect cup of iced tea? Third-generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow offers great how-to tips in this video:

Or, if you want a cool, upscale and slightly naugh-TEA sip, this I Love Lemon Gin Fizz recipe is for you. For a few more springtime entertainment tips, head over to the Bigelow Tea Pinterest board dedicated to tea parties.

What is your favorite springtime Bigelow Tea?

Image thanks to @bohobunnie

Bigelow Tea’s Green Conscience

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As a family-run company, Bigelow Tea believes in respect … and respect for the earth’s precious resources is of the utmost importance.  Being “green” is an obligation, and it feels good too.

Here are just a few of the vital stainabili-TEA initiatives that Bigelow Tea supports:

  • Solar Panels: 880 solar panels were installed in 2007 on the roof of Bigelow Tea ‘s headquarters which has allowed Bigelow Tea to generate 900,000 kWh which is enough o power 70 homes for year.
  • Recycled cases: The cases that carry Bigelow Tea’s precious tea bags are made from 100% recycled materials!
  • Waste reduction: Bigelow Tea is a verified “Zero Waste to Landfill” company with 0% waste going to landfill from our three manufacturing facilities, through aggressive recycling, raw material reduction and reuse and compost methods.
  • Sustainability and fair business practices: From energy conservation measures to a community garden and fair business practices worldwide, Bigelow Tea takes these efforts seriously.  Bigelow Tea is a proud member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, working to establish responsible conservation of the world’s tea fields and improving the lives of the people who work them.
  • Compostible Tea Bags: Loyal teal lover @KaraNoelLarson sent a tweet, asking if our tea bags are compostable. The answer is yes, absolutely. The tea bag filter is 100% compostable!

“Bigelow Tea is a 100% family-owned company now in its third generation. While our philosophy of ‘doing the right thing’ has included large scale plans like generating our own power through the installation of solar panels, it often means doing smaller things as well. We believe that small things, over time, add up! It is also our hope that our efforts might inspire others to take similar steps to protect our environment,” says Cindi Bigelow, President and CEO of Bigelow Tea.

Caring for the planet and its people is the right thing to do!

Image by gospelings via Flickr.com

A Video Tribute To Family And Bigelow Tea!

There’s nothing like a snow day and tea to create a little extra family time, as Kyle Elliott explains in this nostalgic video. He remembers shoveling snow, then coming back into a warm house and sharing a mug of tea with his dad! As family tea blenders for nearly 70 years, Bigelow Tea agrees that tea and togetherness go hand in hand! 

Judging by all the Facebook chatter about this crazy winter, Kyle’s not alone in finding comfort in a cup of tea. After one recent storm (who can keep track?!),Christine said she was “having lots of tea parties with the girls.” Love that!
 

Bigelow Tea Wins Platinum Healthy Workplace Award Again!

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The Bigelow Tea team is feeling very proud after being recognized for promoting a healthy workplace! A big thank-you to the dedicated employees who helped the family-run company earn a Platinum Healthy Workplaces Award from the Business Council of Fairfield County for the second year in a row! Bigelow Tea was one of just 15 Fairfield County, CT, businesses given this top honor at a recent awards ceremony.

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Helping employees improve their health and well-being has always been a high “priori-TEA” for the Bigelow family—it’s right up there with ensuring the quality and purity of every single box of tea you purchase! And while everyone at Bigelow Tea is proud to be recognized with awards, the team is always on the lookout for new programs and initiatives to keep those healthy initiatives going! From regular blood pressure and skin screenings to “Be-Health-Tea” programs focusing on weight control, nutrition, headache prevention, stress management and even financial wellness, employees have lots of opportunities to improve their health.

These programs are right in step with the Bigelow Tea mission to keep both consumers and employees happy. As third-generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow says, “Do the right thing and good things will follow.”

(Pictured from left to right: Chris Bruhl, President & CEO, The Business Council of Fairfield County, Bruce Ennis, VP Human Resources Bigelow Tea, Pat Sorgenti, Human Resources Manager Bigelow Tea and Matthew Fair, Regional Sales Director, Pierson & Smith, Inc./First Niagara Risk Management)

Cindi Bigelow Shares Why Bigelow Teas Always Make The Grade!

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Brew a mug of your favorite Bigelow Tea blend and hit “play” on this video to join Bigelow Tea on a virtual tour of the family-owned business, which was started by Ruth Campbell Bigelow in 1945 with “Constant Comment®” tea (not chai, as mistakenly noted in the clip).

WFSB-TV in Connecticut visited the company’s Fairfield, CT headquarters and spoke with Ruth’s granddaughter Cindi Bigelow, third-generation president and CEO of Bigelow Tea. The news piece covers a range of topics including these interesting facts:

  • After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world.
  • Bigelow Tea sells approximately 1.6 billion tea bags a year in 128+ varieties. Wow!
  • Tea leaves used in Bigelow Tea are grown in ethical tea gardens in such places as China, India, Sri Lanka and our Bigelow’s own Charleston Tea Plantation in South Carolina, then shipped to Bigelow Tea, where they are “tested, blended and tested again.”
  • Personnel in the Fairfield, CT headquarters analytical lab taste between 25,000 and 30,000 cups of tea and ingredients per year to ensure that the flavor, color and aroma are up to Bigelow Tea’s high standards (and yours!).
  • Tea leaves are mixed into a machine before being placed in tea bags and packaged in boxes for each variety.
  • Quality is paramount, which is why every five minutes, a tea bag is pulled from the machine and inspected.
  • And those beautiful new boxes? They’re designed by an artist in Bridgeport, CT!

See for yourself how the dedicated Bigelow Tea team ensures that every mug of your Bigelow Tea is perfectly pure and flavorful!

Bigelow Tea Announces February Sweepstakes Winners

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We are so excited to announce the winners of our February Sweepstakes…woohooo. You will be contacted within 2 weeks to confirm your mailing address so we can ship you your prize. Congrats!!

 

Cheryl from Idaho

Laura from New York

Claire from Minnesota

Monica from Indiana

Janette from Indiana

Virginia from Michigan

Rosary from Texas

Karrie from Florida

Dave from Pennsylvania

Jenny from Georgia

Deb from Texas

Cindy from Indiana

Lourdes from CA

Jenny from Kansas


Bigelow Tea’s Celebrate Green Sweepstakes Starts Right Now!

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Are you wearing the green and feeling lucky this month? Then maybe you could be one of 17 winners of this Green Tea Triple Pack—the perfect prize for anyone who loves drinking the green stuff! And because it’s fun (and important!) to celebrate all things green this month, here are some Bigelow Tea “eco” facts:

1.     Bigelow Tea is a certified Zero Waste to Landfill company!
2.     Bigelow Tea is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership – an organization that is focused on worldwide workers’ conditions and good farming practices to ensure the safety of the employees and the consumer!
3.     Bigelow Tea paper filter bags are bleach and dioxin free and 100% compostable!

This is what we call sustainabili-TEA the Bigelow way!

Now, back to your awesome “green” prize! This tea trio features three Green Tea favorites: Green Tea with Wild Blueberry & AcaiGreen Tea with Lemon and Green Tea with Pomegranate, because … really, can you ever have enough green tea? 60 tea bags in all. But you can’t win if you don’t enter!

Here’s what to do:

Simply “Like” the Bigelow Tea Facebook page (if you haven’t already!), click on the sweepstakes icon at the top of the page under the large cover photo, and follow the instructions. For even more good luck—and more entries—be sure to share the sweeps on Facebook and Twitter!

The sweepstakes ends on March 27. Winners will be announced on the Bigelow Tea blog. Good luck, and here’s wishing you a very happy and green St. Patrick’s Day from the Bigelow Tea family!
 

Enter The Bigelow Tea Valentine Sweepstakes … NOW!

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Tomorrow is the last day to enter the Bigelow Tea Valentine Sweepstakes! Enter by midnight EST, to get a chance to win the Valentine Gift Duet!

In case you’ve missed our shout outs, here’s the deal: a total of 14 lucky winners will get one box each of White Chocolate Obsession Tea and Sweetheart Cinnamon Herb Tea—40 tea bags in all!

Never tried these tempting Valentine teas? You’re in for a treat, courtesy of the Bigelow Tea family of master blenders! And if you don’t win … don’t fret. These “seasonal” teas are actually available year-round on the Bigelow Tea website. Sweet, right?

To enter, hurry on over to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, hit “Like” and click on the Sweepstakes icon at the top, right under the large cover photo. Share the love on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries—5 bonus entries for every Facebook friend who enters and 5 bonus entries if you send a tweet about the sweeps! Then check the Constant Comments Blog to see if you’re among the 14 winners.

Best of luck, and here’s hoping you had a TEA-rific Valentine’s Day!
 

Best Documentary Short With Bigelow Tea In A Supporting Role

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You’re watching a movie on Netflix. The main character (who has likely been trekking for days) finally reaches the end of his journey. The music soars to a crescendo. Pretty great, right? Now imagine that same music accompanying you in the kitchen while you brew your Bigelow Tea!

Tea lover Katie Duncan took the music of Blake Neely (“He is my favorite composer EVER. Just sayin’ “) and created a crazy adorable video about “The Life of Tea” that will tickle anyone who embraces their daily mug! The anticipation of filling the kettle with water … the build-up of lighting the gas stove … the culminating moment showcasing the perfect cup of Earl Grey … this is Oscar-worthy stuff here.

Check out the video (above) and see how it makes you feel. Popcorn is optional.

Hey @apichea, would you have appreciated background music when you brewed your Bigelow Peppermint Tea recently?
 

Listen To Cindi Bigelow Talk Tea With Naturally Savvy Radio!

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As third-generation president and CEO of Bigelow Tea, Cindi Bigelow has grown up in the family-owned business and always loves sharing her professional opinions about tea. So she jumped at the invitation to talk tea with Andrea Donsky on the Naturally Savvy radio show on RadioMD! Listen in to the fascinating conversation!

Andrea is a registered holistic nutritionist and self-described “tea snob” who is passionate about helping her listeners live a natural and healthy lifestyle —something Cindi values as well. They covered a lot of ground, chatting about the differences between green tea and black teaorganic vs. nonorganic teas, the latest research on tea, the safety and purity of tea bags and brewed tea, and much more. Cindi pointed out that while she is not a scientist, she has been reading about and discussing tea for over 20 years!

Oh, and you might be surprised to learn that Cindi loves her morning coffee (gasp!) but prefers green and black tea throughout the day. Check out the interview for more great tea revelations from Cindi! And keep sharing your own #BigelowTea thoughts—like this sweet one from Twitter fan @Saaang_Al, who loves to start her day with Green Tea!