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4 Astounding Facts About Tea

Tea lovers are a passionate and devoted bunch, and Bigelow Tea is happy to indulge our thirst for knowledge when it comes to facts about tea. (“thirst” for knowledge, get it? Get it? You drink tea to quench your thirst, sooo…….).

Check out these four fun facts about tea and do share more of your own amazing knowledge so we can add it the list!!

  1. Almost every tea we enjoy (except for herbal tea) comes from come from the leaf bud and leaves of the Camellia Sinesis plant. So how do we get different varieties from one little plant, you ask?! It’s all about the air–exposure of the tea leaves to air for different amounts of time is what creates greenblack and Oolong teas. (wow!)
  2. You may think that the best way to relax is with a cup of Cozy Chamomile tea, but did you know that non-herbal teas can also have a calming effect sans drowsiness?  Many teas contain an amino acid called L-theanine, which has been shown to promote relaxation which helps to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and irritability.
  3. According to one of America’s top full-time tea taster, William Barclay Hall, tea is one of the only commodities in the world bought and sold based on taste. On average, tea is harvested every 15 days, so the taste is always changing based on everything from the temperature, to the amount of rain, to the time of year.
  4. Not all tea ingredients are created equal. (who knew?!) When it comes to making quality tea, sourcing is very important. Since 1945, Bigelow Tea has sourced handpicked teas from high-elevation gardens where the best teas are grown, and herbs from the world’s finest family farms to create our flavorful blends.

As one of the most popular beverages in the world (second only to water), there’s no denying that tea is a beloved beverage for millions (maybe even billions!) of people. Our ever-expanding community of devoted tea lovers thinks so, and they tag #teaproudly to show their passion and enthusiasm for versatile, tasty and comforting tea. Woo-hoo!

8 Ways To Get More ZZZZ’s (Hint: Have Some Tea!)

bigelow tea cozy chamomile“I’m SO tired!” Let’s get real – how many times (A week? A day? An hour?) do you find yourself sighing these words to whoever will listen? Well, Bigelow Tea hears ya loud and clear!

It’s amazing how many waking hours are spent dreaming about getting more sleep! Whether it’s work stress, crying babies, or too much distraction from Netflix, it seems there’s always something getting in the way of a good night’s rest. As we are nearing the close of National Sleep Awareness Week and coming into World Sleep Day next Friday, now is as good a time as any to start making some snooze-inducing changes to feel rested and raring to go instead of wanting to hide under the covers. These super slumber tips  will help you get in the right frame of mind for better dozing, starting tonight!

Say sayonara to screen time at bedtime.

Believe it or not, blue light from devices can mess up your melatonin levels causing insomnia. C’mon, you know you don’t need to check Facebook from bed!

Use your bedroom for your bed only. 

Make sure your bedroom is a place without distractions from work, TV and pets (Sorry Fido and Fluffy!) so that the room is limited to the activity you really need to be engaging in. (Um, that would be sleeping!)

Chill out! 

Before bedtime, try a hot bath, some gentle stretching, or a cup of a relaxing tea such as Benefits Chamomile and Lavender Herbal Tea to set you up for sliding into sleep.

Stop using Saturday for sleep.

Don’t let sleeping in take over the weekend- stick to a daily wake time and bedtime routine, and before you know it, you’ll be regularly sleeping like a champ.

Cool it with the caffeine.

Sure it helps you get hyped up when you need it, but too late in the day and you’ll be wired when all you want is to calm down!

Nix the nightcap.

Alcohol may initially make you feel relaxed, but it can actually keep your body from truly melting into a deep slumber. So say no to the Pinot once it’s close to bedtime!

Sip for sweet snoozing.

Spend the evening sipping a soothing hot mug of Sweet Dreams® Herbal Tea or Cozy Chamomile® Herbal Tea, both of which are great for helping mind and body unwind after a crazy day.

Get some rest by listening to Arianna Huffington

The media bigwig shares her secrets for better sleep and greater success- and who doesn’t want both of those things?

Pssst…willing to share your secrets to a good night’s sleep with us insomniacs? We would love to hear how you get your 40 winks- tag #TeaProudly!


Third Generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow Shares Fascinating Facts About Tea

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Tea comes in a myriad of flavors and types, but there’s so much more to this drink than meets the eye. Third generation president and CEO Cindi Bigelow sat down with Naturally Savvy, a website focused on natural and organic living, to share some interesting tidbits about tea that you might not know. Here are some of the highlights:

The theanine in tea is what gives you that relaxed feeling.

Studies say theanine  (also called L-theanine) can stimulate the immune system as well as the mind, leaving the body with benefits similar to yoga. Theanine actually binds with the caffeine in tea, which is what makes the tea-drinking experience so different from the jolt you get from coffee.

The benefits of theanine are found in tea bush leaves.
Theanine is a component of the camellia sinensis plant, so it’s found in green teablack tea or oolong tea. While herbal teas, such as chamomile, don’t contain leaves from the camellia sinensis plant, these teas can also be very relaxing because of the herbs used.

The tannin levels in a tea can affect people differently.

It’s not necessarily the caffeine that some people are sensitive to in tea- it might be the tannins. This natural component of tea that gives it its color may not agree with some people when the tea is consumed on an empty stomach. A high amount of tannin can taste astringent, and in general, a high quality tea will be lower in tannins, providing a better flavor.

Not all tea ingredients are the same. 

Sourcing is very important when it comes to making quality tea. Bigelow Tea sources many ingredients from family farms that have not only known the Bigelow family for decades but also provide high quality ingredients like the mint and the lemon used in a variety of Bigelow tea flavors.

Making time for tea everyday can be a great way to relax and revive as shared by Cindi Bigelow. How and why do you incorporate tea into your daily routine?

Teabag Tips for Home Remedies


You’ve just sipped your last drop of Bigelow Darjeeling Tea and – just before throwing out the used teabag – a little voice inside your head screams “WAIT!”  You deftly lift your hand away, and place the used teabag on the counter. Staring intently at the teabag, the light bulb inside your head then suddenly flashes and the cobwebs disappear, as all those old home remedies come flooding back to you. Better write them down, in case you forget again! So here’s a few:


These unsightly sores can be relieved (not cured) by placing a warm used teabag on the affected area, applying pressure from three to thirty minutes.


Bad breath is just plain embarrassing!  A daily regimen of black tea, like Bigelow English Teatime®, is just the right tonic for this social faux pas.


No one likes to have smelly feet usually caused by bacteria from prolonged shoe wear.  Soak your feet in a tub of hot water and 5 new teabags, for 30 minutes. Refreshed!


Place a warm, used teabag on the affected area once a day, until the blackhead disappears. For this application, use green tea only. For this issue, says Green Tea is best.


Soak a couple of new teabags in cold water. Squeeze them and then place them over your closed eyes, for at least 10 minutes. Soon you’ll lose that raccoon look! (NOTE: Warm, used teabags can replace an herbal tea poultice.)

Now, time to silence those inner voices and perhaps succumb to the pleasure and taste of a relaxing cup of Cozy Chamomile®

Bigelow Tea Blooms this week at the 45th Annual AZALEA Flowers Festival

City of South Gate, California

Image provided by the City of South Gate, California

Bigelow Tea helps celebrate both spring and the flowery arts with a special participating booth and activities at the 45th Annual Azalea Flowers Festival, held in the city of South Gate, California on March 20th and 21st. The delight that comes from a great cup of Bigelow tea fits right in with the City of South Gate, who has sponsored this dazzling Azalea Flowers Festival since 1966. It has become the City’s annual celebration of the springtime blooming of its official flower, the Azalea. Bigelow Tea is proud to participate in this 45th Annual Azalea Festival, which expects up to 20,000 participants for both days.


Image compliments the 45th Annual Azalea Flowers Festival

Azaleas are called “the royalty of the garden” by flower lovers; and the many thousands of named varieties can thrive in several growing conditions across the United States. Bigelow Tea (also know as Royalty to tea lovers everywhere!) knows something about growing too — and so it’s a natural fit for Bigelow Tea at the Azalea Flowers Festival. And lucky visitors who stop by our Bigelow Tea hospitality booth will enjoy selected samples.


Image compliments the 45th Annual Azalea Flowers Festival

Festival participants will also have a flurry of activities to choose from, including a golf tournament, car show and talent search. But perhaps best of all will be our Bigelow Tea product samples…hot samples of Bigelow Green Tea or Cozy Chamomile, and the warm-weather-is-here Chamomile Mango will be served up for visitors at the famous two day Azalea festival. We will also hand out 2-teabag samplers, and coupon for more great tea products. Beautiful Azaleas, exceptional Bigelow Tea samples, and that warm Southern California sun team up for a great “first week-end of spring” event!