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This Is What We Do To Stay Well And Be Happy!

Looking to stay well every day? It’s understandable, especially when we’re still in the throes of cold and flu season. But don’t let that get you down. Look no further than Bigelow Tea Benefits Stay Well! Each cup offers the delicious flavors of lemon and Echinacea – two super duper ingredients that will rock your world! A cup of this yummy tea is the perfect way to support your health.

Though it’s often just “that sour fruit,” the lemon is actually pretty versatile and has been a go-to ingredient throughout history. Many say it was used as a remedy for epilepsy, a toothpaste, invisible ink and even a bleaching agent. Lemons’ origins are said to have come from the base of the Himalayan Mountains, but these days, they’re cultivated in tropical and temperate climates around the world, with California leading production in the United States.

It’s probably no surprise that lemons provide a lot of vitamin C, but they are also a good source of iron, fiber, vitamin B6, calcium, and copper, as well as folate and potassium. Research has suggested that lemons may even help with DNA cell protection, immune system regulation and inflammation relief. So when life gives you lemons, use ‘em like we do in over twenty-three tea flavors!

Echinacea, on the other hand, got its start a little closer to home. It’s native to the plains of North America, and doesn’t grow wild anywhere else in the world (wild child!). It is cultivated across the globe though, especially in the United States and Europe.

Echinacea got its name from an 18th century German botanist, Conrad Moench, who named the plant after the Greek word echinos, meaning hedgehog. This is probably because of the spiny round seedhead on the plant. In addition to its nutritional properties, Echinacea also grow beautiful, daisy-like purple flowers. Its popularity has also led to concerns about overharvesting, and wild Echinacea is a protected species. We want this plant that keeps us well to stay healthy as well, after all!

Bigelow Benefits Stay Well is like an action duo of feeling good. The powerful partnership of these two terrific ingredients means you get an abundance of benefits in every cup. And with an amazing floral and citrus flavor, it’s a perfect way to sit, savor and center yourself. Or you can share some time with friends or family over a cup, and #TeaProudly with this incredible combination — supporting wellness and full of teatime goodness. Cheers!

This Is What Balance Tastes Like…The Bigelow Tea Way

Okay, so when you think of the word balance, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s finding time for you – learning how to balance everything in your life (and within yourself) or attempting to identify more work/life balance. Or, perhaps it’s more literal – “I want to balance my checkbook this weekend!” (said no one ever). Well, whatever the word conjures, guess what – we can do it all with a cup of Bigelow Benefits Balance (Cinnamon and Blackberry Herbal Tea). After all, it’s got Balance in its name!

What’s even better, is that this tea was blended with a certain purpose in mind: while finding that inner balance, its hearty cinnamon and blackberry ingredients are so satisfying, you’ll likely want to skip the addition of sweetener and help balance your sugar intake. And, hey, after the most indulgent holiday season ever, we’re cool with that.

It’s all about ingredients you know and tastes you will love, right?! A beautiful (and balanced!) blend of cinnamon, lemongrass, blackberry, fennel, apples and elderberries, each cup of Bigelow Tea Benefits Balance is *totally* delicious. It’s robust and fruity with the perfect amount of spice.

And check this out: some of these ingredients go back thousands of years. Cinnamon was believed to have been first used as a perfuming agent during the embalming process around 2000 BC in Egypt. There is also evidence from the Iron Age Haraldskær Woman that she consumed blackberries some 2500 years ago, so these berries have been a foodie favorite for a long time!

Give this Bigelow Benefits tea a try and brew a pot for some friends or gift a box to someone who needs it. Any way you #TeaProudly is another way more people get to enjoy the incredible power and delicious flavor of tea!

All The Reasons Why Bigelow Benefits Teas Are The BEST!

Rewind back in time hundreds and thousands of years… before prescriptions and medicines, people used foods, spices and plants as healing agents. And while modern medicine is *definitely* important, there’s still a place for herbal and natural ingredients! That’s why the Bigelow Benefits Tea line is so awesome! These amazing teas are all about offering feel good options for every day. And while your body is enjoying what’s in your mug, your taste buds will thank you for all of the super delicious flavors that feature some pretty cool ingredients…check them out here and WSPY News to learn more. Here you go:

A bit of turmeric goes a long way…

Turmeric is a common ingredient in Ayurvedic practices. In Hindu, the bright yellow color of turmeric is associated with the sun. In India, turmeric is used in wedding and religious ceremonies and is thought to bring good fortune. Not only is it said to brighten our spirits, but it has also been found to have some anti-inflammatory properties, which are healing for the body. Each cup of Benefits Refresh will give your mind and body a pick-me-up with spicy-sweet turmeric, matcha green tea, and a bit of chili pepper. Yum!

Peach, love and ginger!

Ginger, a relatively inexpensive and easy-to-find root, is considered a very healthful spice in the same family as turmeric. It’s got many healthy components and has a strong aroma caused by the compound gingerol. Ginger has a long history of use, most commonly used to soothe a stomachache and combat nausea, including morning sickness, mommies-to-be. Like turmeric, it also has anti-inflammatory properties. Settle that upset tummy or just give digestion a kick with a cup of Benefits Calm Stomach – each sip has the perfect balance of ginger- and peach-infused deliciousness.

Cinna-mazing!

Another popular spice is cinnamon, which is known for its antioxidant properties and delicious sweet taste. It may also be a heart-healthy way to help reduce inflammation and regulate blood sugar levels within the body. It might even have some protective effect against developing colds. The season of overindulging is over, but your body may still be feeling the after effects. Get back to your best self with the sweetness of cinnamon (and fruity blackberry!) in a cup of Benefits Balance.

Count some sheep and amp up your zzz’s with chamomile and lavender. 

Chamomile is a flower that has historically been associated with calmness. Many different cultures have used it as a soothing beverage to enjoy before bedtime. Coupled with lavender – which is also known for lulling you into snooze-land safely – a cup of Benefits Sleep is bound to be relaxing.

Aloe-ve aloe and blueberry. <3

Each cup of Benefits Radiant Beauty has aloe (known for its incredible hydration and skin-soothing abilities) and blueberry (yummy and high in antioxidants!). This flavor is designed to make you feel like you’re glowing—inside and out! Isn’t aloe that stuff you lather onto a sunburn? Well, yes, but it also has quite the medicinal past. For thousands of years, aloe has been used for a variety of conditions, such as burns and skin irritations. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was actually one of the most frequently prescribed medicines. Cool, huh?!

Chocolate everything.

If you weren’t in high spirits before sipping on Benefits Good Mood, you just might be once you finish a mug. A complex blend of smooth almond, sweet chocolate flavors and blackberry, who wouldn’t be in a good mood after sipping on this delicious flavor! Besides. It’s chocolate. Who can say no to chocolate??

Lemon-y goodness.

We’re still in that yucky time of cold and flu season. Don’t let it get you down! Support your health with a tasty combination of Echinacea and lemon with a cup of Stay Well. After all, Echinacea has a robust history worth sipping over. Did you know that archaeologists have found evidence that Native Americans may have used the herb for more than 400 years to treat infections and wounds? Throughout history, people have used Echinacea to treat scarlet fever, syphilis, malaria, blood poisoning, and diphtheria. Today, it makes a perfect pair with lemon – don’t let the sick season get you down!

Whether you are having fun with the fact that January is National Hot Tea Month, or cold and flu season has hit you hard, or you want to enjoy the most yummy tea on earth, look no further than a cup of Benefits tea. Drink proudly to be your best every day – we think that’s a great resolution to make for the new year while livin’ the #TeaProudly life!

2018 Is Perfect in Purple – And So Is Bigelow Tea!

Oh, hey, purple. You’re not only gorgeous, you’re the color of inspiration for several Bigelow Tea flavors. And, get ready… you’re also the color of 2018! Heck yes.

Many of you creative types out there know that Pantone, a longstanding provider of color matching technology, chooses a color each year that serves as an expression of the mood and attitude of today’s culture. This color selection is anxiously awaited by artists, graphic designers, printmakers and others. And the #TeaProudly movement wants to know, too. Because it’s all about being stylish yet timeless with your cup of tea.

So, drumroll please………the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year is 18-3838 Ultra Violet! An intense purple shade, Ultra Violet articulates innovation, imagination, and visionary thinking, and this nuanced shade of purple is full of emotion. Its distinctive brilliance symbolizes experimentation, pushing boundaries and leaving a unique impact on the world through creative expression. (Time to get out that paintbrush or pen and paper — go ahead, express yourself!)

Though you may not think about it very often, color is an important element of your environment and affects everyday life. According to Psychology Today, different colors have different effects on your mood and emotions—some are energizing, others are calming and some can even make a room feel warmer or cooler.  Plus, some of our favorite blends come in violet packaging, in particular our Bigelow Darjeeling Tea. This elegant tea is grown high in the remote Himalayan foothills, a part of the world where the wide-open night sky meets the mountains. (Wow!) And Darjeeling’s not alone. Fragrant, flavorful Bigelow Benefits Chamomile and Lavender herbal tea can help you relax and clear your mind before or after meditation, yoga or some creative endeavor.

So grab a mug, your favorite Bigelow Tea, and take a moment to reflect on how Ultra Violet and other shades of purple fit into your life. Feel free to share your journey of personal discovery and #TeaProudly!

Tea with Benefits… Bigelow Tea’s Wellness Boost Is Perfect For Those 2018 Resolutions

New year, new you?  Of course!  It’s time to put that “it’s time to take care of my body” new year’s resolution into action by committing to eating natural foods and wholesome ingredients first which is a great way to start, right?? We all know the ‘you are what you eat’ saying, but the #TeaProudly community also proclaims you are what you drink and who doesn’t agree with that?!  That’s where Bigelow Tea comes in with an expansive range of teas that everyone can turn to all day and every day.

With Bigelow Benefits, the Bigelow family combined their love of tea with amazing flavor while being conscious of using healthy ingredients to make the perfect cup of tea. Bigelow Benefits’ seven flavor range of teas feature beneficial herbs, flowers and fruits selected to provide specific natural wellness aspirations.  The result? Delicious hot or iced herbal teas that address or support health and beauty goals every day.

We’re thinking that 2018 is going to be a great year and whatever comes your way (both good and bad), Bigelow has got you covered with 150 flavors including the powerhouse teas in the Benefits line.  Check out what each tea offers and why you’ll want to keep them on hand in 2018 and beyond.  Happy tea drinking #TeaProudly people!!

Goal – Radiant Beauty / Benefits Tea – Blueberry & Aloe Herbal – a fruity flavored tea that offers those skin loving antioxidant ingredients needed daily

Goal – Stay Well / Benefits Tea -Lemon & Echinacea – the amazing flower known for its healing touch, blends with tasty and potent lemon to keep – or get you – feeling better

Goal – Balance / Benefits Tea – Cinnamon & Blackberry Herbal Tea – keep calm and drink tea! Earthy cinnamon and blackberry provide the soothing notes for daily balance in this blend

Goal – Calm Stomach / Benefits Tea – Ginger & Peach – the antidotal tummy tamer blends with peach for the tastiest way to address an ailing stomach

Goal – Sleep / Benefits Tea –  Chamomile & Lavender Herbal Tea – natural ingredients trusted for their calming effect combine for easing into the healthiest rest

Goal – Good Mood / Benefits Tea – Chocolate & Almond Herbal Tea – a complex blend of mood boosting ingredients, did someone say chocolate, make a bad day instantly better, and delicious

Goal – Refresh / Benefits Tea – Turmeric Chili Matcha Green Tea – an innovative green tea paired with super-ingredients matcha, turmeric and a pepper kick for a non-caffeine energy jolt

Some Like It Hot – Hot Bigelow Tea During Hot Tea Month, That Is!

Brrr… it’s cold out there! All the more reason to cozy up inside – light a fire, cuddle up and drink some hot Bigelow Tea! And, hey! Look at that! It’s Hot Tea Month… an even better reason! If you’re wondering how best to celebrate this – ahem, *very* important month – sharing a cup of Bigelow Tea with your favorite people is a great way to start. National Hot Tea Month is a great excuse to sip more tea and enjoy it over good conversation. Or, if you’re not an avid tea drinker (and by avid, we mean many cups, every day), now’s the perfect time to begin a new, delicious habit – daily cups of tea! Annnd, if you needed one more reason to drink mugs and mugs of tea this January (and every other month of the year), we’ll do one better – we’ll give you five!

Five reasons why tea is awesome:

  1. It tastes fabulous. And we promise that every cup of Bigelow Tea you drink will be made with only the finest ingredients.
  2. Tea is the perfect conversation-starter. Ever say to someone, “Let me put the kettle on and let’s talk?” Sharing a cup of tea is a wonderful—and easy—way to get something off your chest, catch up or simply talk about your day.
  3. Tea is warm and cozy—it soothes souls, connects people, is relaxing, invites conversations and makes memories. In life, it doesn’t get much better than that.
  4. Tea is EVERYWHERE. In the U.S. alone, millions of us share a love for tea. Historically, while tea holds a special place in many cultures near and far, today we consider tea drinking a proud American tradition!
  5. Let’s get this party started! No longer the exclusive property of ladies in gloves and big hats, tea parties can be fun and even cool. Are you ready to get your tea party on?

The new year is here and it’s a perfect time to start some new tea-inspired traditions. It’ll warm you up, help calm you down, and a pot of tea is the best way to bring people together. And that’s something we can all use, instead of being focused on our phones and buried in blogs, right? Well, maybe there’s one exception there – you can always #TeaProudly right here! Cheers!

Want To Spoil Your College Student? Send Tea, Please.

The fall semester has started, midterms are finished, and finals will be approaching soon. And you know what’s synonymous with college finals? Care packages. Still not sure what to send? Here’s a little hint: boxes of Bigelow Tea.

Consider this: research suggests that millennials seem to pay greater attention to leading a healthy lifestyle than other generations – nearly half (47%) of the 18-34 age-group surveyed had changed their eating habits towards a healthier diet. Plus, tea is now considered trendy as 42 percent of Americans under age 30 prefer to drink tea and 27 percent drink tea exclusively. Yep. You read that right. Tea = cool (even when it’s hot). In fact, if you’ve got a University of Connecticut student, they’ll see Bigelow teas in the cafes around campus this year!

So, yeah. Show your college student that you’re thinking of them. We suggest a selection of Bigelow Benefits tea. Why? Well, first, they’re awesome. Second, they’re totally delicious. Third, each tea is masterfully blended with the goodness (dare we say, benefits?) of wellness ingredients, which tackle those moments in life that require a breather… You know, like finals.

Want to build a fab care package? Here are a few other items to consider sending: stationary or swag from home to remind them of their favorite places, a few yummy snacks (homemade Vanilla Drop cookies for the win), pictures of the fam (fur-babies, included), cash or gift cards (dinner’s on the ‘rents), household items (laundry detergent pods, shampoo/conditioner always help), and maybe a few fun magazines (for those much needed breaks between studying).

Be a warm, invigorating (and delicious) ray of light in an otherwise hectic finals schedule. With a care package headlined by Bigelow Benefits tea, your student will be focused on their course content and thinking of you as they relax with a cup of their favorite tea. And with any luck, they can boast to you about their awesome grades as you gather together and #TeaProudly on break!

This Is Why Bigelow Tea Is A True Blue Fan Of The Blueberry

Warmer weather = blueberries. And when it comes to fresh, sun-ripened blueberries, absolutely nothin’ compares to them – in your baked goods, drinks, salads or simply popped into your mouth by the handful! Yup, blueberries are totally amazing, which is EXACTLY why Bigelow Tea has captured their flavor in a few different teas, like Benefits Blueberry and Aloe Herbal TeaWild Blueberry with Acai Herbal Tea, and Green Tea with Blueberry. Because while these ‘lil berries deserve their own month every July, you can still enjoy their deliciousness all year ‘round.

So, what’s the blueberry’s story? Here are some facts about this little blue dynamo’s journey from farm to table.

They’re as (North) American as blueberry pie

According to folklore, blueberries are one of only a few fruits native to North America. However, it wasn’t commercially grown until the 1900s. We know, we know… Apples tend to be more popular in American history and traditions, but really, it should be red, white and blueberry!

20-ish Shades of Blue

You may not realize it, but there are 19 varieties of blueberry that are grown around the world today. The most common is Vaccinium corymbosum, the northern highbush blueberry, which we all know, love and snack on.

A Cultural Phenomenon

In 1981, Ronald Reagan’s inauguration sparked the creation of the blueberry-flavored Jelly Belly. In fact, more than 6,000 pounds of them were consumed throughout the festivities!

Offering a burst of flavor in every bite, blueberries are also fab in all types of dishes! Celebrate all month with these recipes for Fabulous Melon and Blueberry Fruit SaladBlueberry Acai VinaigretteRaspberry Royale Tea Jelly with Blueberries, and Red, White and Blueberry Grilled Chicken Salad with Black Tea Raspberry Dressing. Or, relax poolside with a Pomegranate Blueberry Iced Tea or Wild Blueberry Delight. Is your mouth watering yet? Mmm…

Whether you’re brewing or cooking, sipping or savoring, Bigelow Tea wants you to make the most of National Blueberry Month. Share your top blueberry moments with a #TeaProudly tag, and take a moment to enjoy the sweet, plump fruit. It’s never been so fun to be blue!

Life Is Easy Breezy With A Cup Of Bigelow Benefits Tea In Hand!

Wow. Have you ever had one of those days where it’s high-speed-not-stopping-anytime-soon? Sooo exhausting! Well, instead of getting to the point where you’re about to tear your hair out from the stress, stop. Take a breath. And reach for a cup of Bigelow Benefits tea. Why? Well, first, they’re awesome. Second, they’re totally delicious. Third, it’s Stress Awareness Month—treat yo’self to some relaxation. Finally (as if you needed another reason, right?!), each tea is masterfully blended with the goodness (dare we say, benefits?) of wellness ingredients, which tackle those moments in life that require a breather.

With a focus on always delivering a beautiful cup of tea, these inspired combinations of herbs and spice ingredients are so imaginative and flavorful, you’ll want to enjoy them morning, noon and night — and all the moments in between. Whether you’re searching for a bit of balance, having a good day, not feeling well, or feeling like you could really use a day at the spa (but don’t have the time to hit pause on your insane life), make a mini-escape with one of these teas.

Radiant Beauty (Blueberry & Aloe Herbal Tea) 

Containing aloe (known for its incredible hydration and skin soothing abilities) and blueberry (yummy and high in antioxidants!), this flavor is designed to make you feel like you’re glowing—inside and out! So, why aloe? Isn’t that something you lather onto a sunburn? Well, yes, but it also has quite the medicinal past. For thousands of years, aloe has been used for a variety of conditions, such as burns and skin irritations. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was actually one of the most frequently prescribed medicines due to its active compounds that may reduce inflammation, and stimulate skin growth and repair. Cool, huh?!

Stay Well (Lemon & Echinacea) 

We’re still in that yucky tail-end of cold and flu season. Don’t let it get you down! Support your health with a tasty combination of Echinacea and lemon.

Balance (Cinnamon & Blackberry Herbal Tea)

Spring is right around the corner and what better time to re-calibrate than a new season? Get back to balance with the sweetness of cinnamon, known for having a positive effect on blood sugar.

Calm Stomach (Ginger & Peach)

Settle an upset tummy or just give digestion a kick with this ginger and peach-infused flavor.

Sleep (Chamomile & Lavender Herbal Tea) 

Chamomile and lavender are known for lulling you into snooze-land safely. Amp up your zzz’s with this relaxing blend… You’ll be chilling with those sheep in no time.

Refresh (Turmeric Chili Matcha Green Tea) 

Give your mind and body a pick-me-up with spicy-sweet turmeric, green tea, and a bit of pepper to pep things up. Unfamiliar with turmeric? No problem. Known as the “golden spice,” turmeric dates back nearly 4,000 years in India and has been used for its medicinal properties. Wanna hear some history? The Hindu religion recognizes the herb as sacred, and there is a wedding day tradition in which a string is tied around the bride’s neck by her groom. Known as a mangala sutra, the necklace is dyed yellow with turmeric paste. In some communities, the groom ties the first knot while his sister ties the rest of the knots. The ritual indicates that the woman is married and is often compared to the Western exchange of wedding rings.

Good Mood (Chocolate & Almond Herbal Tea) 

If you weren’t in a good mood before sipping on this flavor, you will once you finish a mug. A complex blend of smooth almond, sweet chocolate flavors and blackberry, Good Mood does just what its name promises. Besides. It’s chocolate. Who can say no to chocolate??

Whatever your life, mind or body is crying out for, Bigelow Benefits Tea is here for you. Tag #TeaProudly and share your favorite Benefits flavor!

Add Some Spice To Your Life With Bigelow Cinnamon Teas!

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Sweet and spice and all ingredients nice…that’s exactly what you’ll find in Bigelow Tea’s flavors that include cinnamon. From the straightforward goodness of Cinnamon Stick Black Tea, to Bigelow Benefits Cinnamon and Blackberry Herbal Tea and Steep Sweet Cinnamon Tea, cinnamon for sure is an awesome tea flavor ingredient that we all love! Waiting for a cup to brew will seriously feel like the longest minute of your life. Cinnamon’s one of the most versatile spices you can find in your cupboard (and in your tea!) and has quite the history. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

  • Death and gods and cinnamon: Cinnamon was believed to have been first used as a perfuming agent during the embalming process around 2000 BC in Egypt. Later, an ancient Greek inscription describes the spice as one of the gifts given to Apollo at the temple of Miletus.
  • Snakes and secrets and enormous birds: Despite its widespread use throughout the ancient world, it didn’t arrive to Europe until after the Middle Ages. Actually, it was known to be the Arab merchants’ best-kept secret until the early 16th century. To keep their monopoly on the cinnamon trade and justify its high price, traders would tell tales to their buyers about where and how they obtained the luxurious spice. One documented story claimed that enormous birds carried the cinnamon sticks to their nests high atop mountains that were insurmountable by any human and could only be gotten when the nests broke. Another tall tale claimed that cinnamon was found in deep canyons guarded by snakes.bigelow tea benefits
  • A failed attempt by Columbus: In one instance, Christopher Columbus wrote to the King of Spain and said he’d found cinnamon and rhubarb in the New World. However, when he sent samples of what he found, it was discovered that it was, in fact, NOT cinnamon. Sadly, it was just tree bark. And while cinnamon is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, good ole’ Columbus was barking up the wrong tree.

Whatever its past, we’re stoked that cinnamon is a part of our present. And you can make it a part of your future any time, thanks to the great variety of Bigelow Tea flavors that highlight this spectacular stick. Next time you want to take your tea up a notch, reach for one of Bigelow’s cinnamon flavors or add a stick to your cup for a little extra heat! Yummm!