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View Tea Art While Sipping Your Favorite Bigelow Flavor!

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Bigelow Tea knows that the art of tea is an important part of enjoying a daily cup from brewing the tea to adding just the right amount of lemon, sweetener or milk. And three generations of the Bigelow family know that creating signature blends is artistic as stated by Bigelow Tea fan @GwenTraN tweeted who said, “Bigelow’s Green tea with pomegranate is such an art!”

Speaking of tea and art, a recent story on National Public Radio featured artists who create beautiful works of art using tea which was intriguing to us.

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It turns out that many artists are giving tea a second life through their artwork and what they’re producing is remarkable! One example is Russian advertising designer Andrew Gorkovenko and his dreamlike landscapes pictured above. Andrew uses dried tea leaves to build images where each picture illustrates the origin of that tea whether it be Sri Lanka, Ceylon or other locations. The results, as you can see, are glorious!

Tea inspired arts (and crafts!) come in many forms, and the NPR piece also showcases quilts by Ruth Tabancay and a kimono made of used tea bags by Wewer Keohane.

Want to try it yourself? The muse is your favorite cup of Bigelow Tea … so sip, be creative and enjoy the art of tea every day!

Images by Andrew Gorkovenko via http://www.gorkovenko.ru

Relax with Bigelow Tea’s Cozy Chamomile

bigelow tea cozy chamomileWhen you need to take a deep breath and have a bit of “me” time, a cup of Cozy Chamomile is right in the cupboard waiting to be brewed! Bigelow Tea’s soothing and simple chamomile herbal tea is an easy choice for those quieter moments during today’s hectic times.

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Herbal teas aren’t actually made from camellia sinensis “tea” leaves, so they are naturally caffeine free beverages. The chamomile flower has a mellow and slightly floral character, perfect for relaxation and even for soothing a sore throat.  Bigelow Tea’s Cozy Chamomile is particularly special because the whole chamomile flower is used, carefully picked for a sweeter, rounder, more flavorful experience. And, because it’s light and refreshing, it blends beautifully with other flavors like citrus, mint and mango.

Whether you choose to sip Cozy Chamomile before bed, during a mid-day tea break or even, “after a tough night on the streets of Gotham,” (as twitter fan troy.starrett joked), you are guaranteed to enjoy a soothing and tasty cup!

 

Bigelow Tea is Steeped in Admiration for Judi Dench

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Actress Dame Judi Dench was spotted with a cup of black tea with honey while doing an interview for her film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. A star of stage and screen in England for decades, Dame Judi has been known for often playing dignified, strong willed women in positions of authority which we appreciate as Bigelow Tea is a third generation family run business started by Ruth Campbell Bigelow over 70 years ago.

A recent quote by Dame Judi Dench, “celebrate the things you can do and also try to do new things” could apply to drinking tea as well…celebrate our English Teatime while trying something new like Bigelow Home Blend organic Iced Teas. What is on your list of new Bigelow tea flavors to try?

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Bigelow Tea Taps Into Water Conservation Measures

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Bigelow Tea knows that quality water is essential in making a good cup of tea, and that this key ingredient must not go to waste! In giving H20 some TLC, the family-owned company, led by third generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow, has installed devices at their Connecticut, Idaho, and Kentucky locations to cut down on any unnecessary water usage.

Bigelow Tea’s HQ in Fairfield implemented water-saving techniques that range from putting a rain sensor on an outside irrigation system to placing low flow aerators on every sink. Restrooms have been equipped with automatic shut off faucets (like the one shown above), waterless urinals and automatic valves on toilets and urinals.

With the Boise plant being in a region with very light rainfall, Bigelow Tea employees installed more energy efficient faucets and appliances to stop drips and leaks. And they sound icky, but new waterless urinals will save over 60,000 gallons per year.

At Bigelow’s Louisville site, water-saving devices similar to Fairfield’s have been placed in just about every area, including the kitchen sinks!

Bigelow Tea also likes hearing how tea fans act sustainably and how they get good water for their tea. Facebook fan Sheryl Gowen uses filtered water from her fridge dispenser, never bottled water, for her tea. Thanks for sharing!

 

Ethical Tea Is Bigelow Tea’s Topic On World Humanitarian Day

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World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian acts and philanthropy work around the globe. The Bigelow Tea family is excited about this day because it celebrates the idea of being good to people all over the planet, a concept that Bigelow Tea also embraces. Yes, not only does Bigelow Tea develop delicious tea, but it takes extra steps to make sure its teas are made in an ethical manner.

For starters, third generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow works with ethical tea gardens in Sri Lanka, India and China. These farmers, who supply the tea and herbs for Bigelow Tea blends, have been following sustainable practices for decades. In addition, the tea suppliers focus on fair working conditions and providing opportunities for locals to work under strict social and ethical guidelines.

Moreover, Bigelow Tea is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership. The ETP is an organization that works with tea growers to establish methods for responsible conservation of the world’s tea fields and improve the lives of the beautiful people who work them.

Check out this video of Cindi visiting some of the tea fields that have been growing quality Ceylon teas for Bigelow for 70 years.

 

Today, on World Humanitarian Day, it’s nice to focus on the ethics of business and the practices of Bigelow Tea. Doing the right thing is what Bigelow does. As Cindi Bigelow has said, “Being responsible is not something my family does because we can do good things, but because we strongly believe that we should and need to do good things, whether it’s for the community, for our employees, or for the environment.”

 

Bigelow Tea Gives A Royal Welcome To Princess Charlotte

Bigelow Tea knows that most tea parties can’t compare to one of the most famous tea traditions in England — the christening tea of a new member of the Royal Family. And this year was no exception when Queen Elizabeth II hosted guests following the christening of Princess Charlotte, daughter of William and Kate (also known as Their Royal Highnesses Duke and Duchess of Cambridge).

Brilliant, indeed! Which tea would you serve at such an impressive occasion? Bigelow Tea’s Earl Grey or Darjeeling certainly has a noble ring to it, but a lighter Green Tea or Lemon Lift might better fit the summery setting — the Queen’s grand house at Sandringham in July. And of course, Constant Comment® would be a traditional favorite for such a time-honored event.

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Take a nod from @tdbeadles and raise your mug of Earl Grey to the young princess on the occasion of her christening. Here’s to the health of Princess Charlotte and many more high teas, afternoon teas and just-because teas in the future. Cheers!

 

Bigelow Tea Wonders: Could Tea Really Be the New Wine?

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At Bigelow Tea, we believe there are undeniable parallels between tea and wine and our rituals around them.  Dare we say it? Tea could very well be the new wine.

We’ve felt this way for a while, and it looks like others might be starting to agree! A growing number of people consider tea a good alternative to wine and other alcoholic beverages.

Tea brings people together. It’s often enjoyed among friends, accompanied by good conversation. You may have even heard someone say that tearooms were the original social networking sites.

After a stressful day, some people enjoy a quiet moment with a glass of wine. A warm cup of tea is an equally wonderful way to relax and unwind at the end of the day.

We’re excited about the possibility of tea gaining momentum as an alternative to wine. But if you’re not quite ready to trade your glass of wine for a cup of tea, we totally get it. Why choose?

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Complement the menu at your next dinner party with some tea cocktails, or cool off with a refreshing tea sangria, like our Simply Summer White Sangria(featuring Pomegranate Pizzaz herbal tea), and enjoy the best of both worlds!

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For three generations, Bigelow Tea has seen trends come and go. While tea may be enjoying a “new wine” moment these days, to our family it is a tradition that stands the test of time—one that we are happy to share with new and long-time tea lovers alike.

Top image via kidsthings.net

Bigelow Tea Loves How “Fight Song” Singer Rachel Platten Spends Quality Time With Friends

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Whether you’re planning a casual mid-day tea party, or a low-key girls’ night in, Bigelow Tea knows that getting together for tea is a timeless ritual for connecting and relaxing with friends or family.

It looks like singer Rachel Platten feels the same way.

Rachel has been enjoying much success this year, as her powerful “Fight Song” continues to climb the charts, becoming one of this summer’s big hits.

When she gets a break from her busy schedule, you might catch Rachel and a friend enjoying tea time at the Plaza in New York City, maybe sipping Earl Grey.

After a long day that ends with a high-energy performance, Rachel might opt to stay in and unwind on the couch with a friend, chatting and sharing some cookies and some Bigelow’s Sweet Dreams Tea, with its soothing blend of chamomile flowers and mint leaves.

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While Rachel is on the road touring this summer, she may not get to meet up with friends as often. It’s nice to imagine that she takes a little time-out before each show, perhaps with a nice cup of Bigelow’s Lemon Lift to soothe her throat and get ready to give another great performance.

Bigelow Tea congratulates Rachel on her success!

 

Bigelow Tea Has A Passion for Peach! Do You??

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Nothing screams summer more than taking a bite out of a fragrant, ripe peach, and remarkably, Bigelow Tea has captured that essence in a variety of beverage options. That fresh and delicious taste is brewed and bottled into the Sweet Orchard Peach flavor of the new line of Certified Organic Home Blend Teas. And if you’re on the go, fret not! Bigelow has you covered with their All Natural Peach Tea Liquid Water Enhancer. Grab a packet and add a drop or two to your water. Mmm… Now that’s peachy.

More of a tea purist? Enjoy a cup of Plantation Peach Tea from Bigelow Tea’s own Charleston Tea Plantation. Or if you prefer green teas, try Bigelow Green Tea with Peach. Served hot or over ice, this peach-infused blend bursts with flavor sure to satisfy your taste buds. Take @Radiant_Silk’s word for it: “Bigelow green tea w/ peach!! So good!”

Take heart, herbal tea lovers, Bigelow Tea’s Perfect Peach Herbal Tea is your peachy pick. Brewing it fresh for iced tea by the pitcher is a cinch with Perfect Peach Herbal Iced Tea  packaged in quart-size tea bags!

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Hot, hazy long summer days are the perfect time to celebrate this sweet, juicy and joyful fruit. So if you’re looking for a peach of a drink, look no further than Bigelow Tea!

 

The Aroma And Taste Of Bigelow Tea’s Earl Grey

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The family-run Bigelow Tea company takes pride in blending teas that make a truly memorable cup. And one of Bigelow Tea’s most beloved varieties it its aromatic and irresistible Earl Grey! What makes Bigelow’s Earl Grey so special is the real oil of bergamot sourced year after year exclusively from Calabria, Italy.

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Calabria is where 80% of the world’s citrus bergamot fruit is grown. The Bigelow family has developed a long-standing relationship—since the 1970s!— with the family farmers in Calabria who supply the best oil of bergamot to create this classic blend. These third-generation family bergamot farms are dedicated to expertly growing citrus bergamot fruit without the use of pesticides, using natural, organic methods from orchards that have been in existence for over 80 years. They harvest the proper-sized fruit at the peak degree of ripeness and then, carefully process it so that the integrity of the fruit is not destroyed.  It is this ultra-fine oil of bergamot that Bigelow blends into its Earl Grey Tea.

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Some people, like third-generation Bigelow Tea President and CEO Cindi Bigelow’s CPR instructor, will only drink Bigelow’s Earl Grey. For others, like Facebook fan Nichole Mancour, it’s a no brainer: she says “Earl Grey is my go-to tea.”

Yes, there’s really something special about Bigelow Tea’s Earl Grey.