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Is Your Cuppa Bigelow Tea In A Really Cool Mug?

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There are so many positive elements of our daily Bigelow Tea, and a big part of the enjoyment is the warm feeling a good tea mug gives you, as you wrap your hands around it with an affectionate embrace. That’s why Bigelow Tea thinks you may want to look at some really cool tea mugs that could brace up your morning.

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We believe that the vessel used to embrace your favorite Bigelow Tea is a personal statement and is almost as important as the tea itself so we would LOVE to see or hear about your favorite teacup.  Share with us on FacebookTwitterPinterest or Instagram and tag it with #drinkfashionably so we can all celebrate the joy of drinking from a favorite cup!

Tea Cup Images Via visualnews.com

Bigelow Tea Shares Quartzs’ Discovery Of The World’s Biggest Tea Drinkers 

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Can you guess which nation has the most tea drinkers? Bigelow Tea found that according to a survey by Quartz (with additional clarifications about the survey by World Tea News), Turkey takes the lead, with close to seven pounds of tea being consumed per person each year! Fun fact on Turkey:  tea or coffee will be offered as a sign of friendship and hospitality, anywhere and anytime, before or after any meal. We always knew tea brought friends and family together!

Back to the survey, Ireland comes in at second place, at approximately 4.831 pounds, followed by the United Kingdom, at 4.281 pounds, and in the USA tea drinkers consume 0.503 pounds.

#Bigelow is glad that tea drinkers are found across the globe, like Louisa May (aka @hey_im_ginger). In her tweet, tea is her “fav drink in the world.”

How much tea do you think you consume in a year?

Top Image via qz.com

Bigelow Tea Urges You To “Rethink your Drink” For Your New Year’s Resolution!

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The holidays may be over, but there’s a great way to stay toasty and warm in January—start the new year off right with Hot Tea Month! What could be better than a month of celebrating all things tea? As the leader in the specialty tea market in the U.S., family-run Bigelow Tea celebrates drinking tea all year long but loves to kick off the New Year with this national celebration.

Tea has been enjoyed for over 5000 years and it’s still the most popular drink in the world after water. Through the years, tea has been a source of medicine, meditation, piracy, political upheaval, social order and superstition. And of course tea is immersed in American history! Its popularity continues to grow here by the way, sales in the US increased 4.1% this year (2014 more current info) nearly 6% in 2013. It’s all good!

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So what to do during Tea Month? Maybe try a new Bigelow Tea flavor. Bigelow tea fan@aitch77 tweeted her joy when she discovered Bigelow Tea’s Salted Caramel Tea: “it’s amazing,” she announced! Or maybe check out some of the many Bigelow Tea recipes and helpful tea tips available online. It’s all about the flavor, the quality and taste—so resolve to rethink your drink this New Year—during Hot Tea Month and all year long! Tea is a healthy alternative to many drinks, full of flavonoids, polyphenols and zero calories.

Image by Ty Konzak via Flickr.com

Bigelow Tea Shares 70th Anniversary New Year’s Resolutions! 

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Bigelow Tea is taking a moment to pause, reflect and prepare for 2015—and to share a few New Year’s resolutions as the Bigelow family gears up for the company’s 70th anniversary! So much has happened since Ruth Campbell Bigelow created “Constant Comment®” in her kitchen back in 1945. Yet Bigelow Tea is incredibly proud to have remained a family-owned and operated business committed to blending and packaging the highest quality teas right here in the United States of America.

Here’s a look at the ways third-generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow and her staff will keep the values that guided Ruth—dedication to America, quality and family—at the forefront of their mission in 2015:

Share the Bigelow Family’s Story and Passion for Tea – The Mobile Tea Bar is crisscrossing the country to inspire tea drinkers new and old with free fresh-brewed tea, fun tea facts and a comfy spot to learn about Bigelow family lore. Check the schedule to see when the #bigteabar will arrive in a community near you!

Support the Troops – Tea for the Troops is going strong after several years and nearly 4 million tea bags sent to troops serving in Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea. It’s Bigelow Tea’s way of thanking the men and women who protect and serve the USA as a portion of the proceeds from the sales of our three American Breakfast teas goes to support our troops.

Brew Up New Teas with the Finest Ingredients – Bigelow Tea’s master tea blenders are always experimenting with new flavors, and hopefully you’ve had a chance to try the latest: Salted Caramel black tea, and Peppermint Bark and Chamomile Vanilla herbal teas. Stay tuned for more!

Happy tea drinking in 2015 and beyond!

Image from Instagram via @marktanger

Make Bigelow Tea Bags a Part of Your Beauty Routine

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Drinking Bigelow Tea might start with brewing a pot of your favorite flavor, like Chamomile, and enjoying a mug with your best gal pal. But don’t throw out that tea bag just yet! Did you know you can reuse your Bigelow Tea bag by making it a part of your beauty routine?

Here are a few OF OUR favorite ways to use tea to make you glow!

Make a Green Tea soothing spray

Steep Green Tea in boiling water for 20 minutes. After the liquid has cooled in the fridge, transfer to a sterilized bottle. Use for a refreshing bath, an anti-fungal foot soak, to freshen strained eyes (soak in cotton pads and apply), as a blemish remedy, or so much more. Let the tea bags dry and place them in your shoes to help remove odor.

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Take a tea bath

Before you hop in a warm bath, place a few Bigelow Tea bags in the water. It’ll make your bath smell extra good! Try using like Green Tea!

Refresh tired eyes with tea bags

Place used and cooled tea bags on tired eyes to help reduce puffiness. Or, use tea bags to sooth redness after tweezing your eyebrows. That’s what tea lover @JustJivanta suggested on Twitter. What a great idea!

How do you recycle Bigelow Tea bags as part of your beauty routine?

Image from Instagram via @coachmarley14

Bigelow Tea & National Diabetes Month 

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Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes; it affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States. Bigelow Tea is taking the time to find out more about this disease, especially since National Diabetes Month was just recognized in November. So brew up a mug of Bigelow’s Chamomile Mango and read on!

Diabetes results from the human body not producing enough insulin to break down glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar that gets turned into fuel for the body. But without enough insulin, glucose levels build up, and this can be harmful. Diabetics can manage their health in many ways. They monitor their glucose levels, remain physically active, eat well and stay hydrated.

For tea drinkers, there’s some potentially good news: It has been reported that “Green tea is good for people with diabetes because it helps the metabolic system function better.” A 2013 research review published in Diabetes and Metabolism Journal highlighted a Japanese study that found people who drank six or more cups of green tea a day were 33 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than people who drank less than a cup of green tea a week.

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Bigelow Tea has many delicious varieties—and tons of Green Tea options like Green Tea with Lemon and Earl Grey Green! All Bigelow Teas are sugar-free and can be served without sweeteners. Or, if you prefer a touch of sweetness, add in a substitute like Instagrammer @caitystrong does in her #dailycup of Earl Grey.

This month, let’s learn more about diabetes—and make a doctor’s appointment, if necessary.

Top Image from Instagram via @hnchun1

The preceding materials related to health information are provided for educational purposes only.

Tea and tea-containing products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. You should always consult a physician regarding the applicability of any information or recommendations with respect to any symptoms or medical condition.

Bigelow Tea is not responsible for the content contained in third-party studies. Bigelow Tea provides these studies for reference, and this does not represent an endorsement or responsibility for the content of such third-party studies.

Bigelow Tea is Naturally Gluten-Free!

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November was Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month and the gluten-free (GF) movement shows no signs of abating. In fact, GF foods are selling like proverbial hotcakes (minus the gluten of course)—with 11 percent of households purchasing GF products in 2013. The GREAT news for tea drinkers and gluten-free folks alike is that tea is a naturally gluten-free beverage and all current Bigelow Teas do not use any grains or gluten containing ingredients. Sansgluten Beyrouth noted on Twitter that Bigelow Teas are clearly labeled gluten free. Let’s sip to that!

So what’s the story with gluten?

For starters, Celiac Disease affects an estimated 1 in 133 people—about 1.8 million—or approximately one percent of the population. An autoimmune digestive disorder, Celiac Disease is triggered by eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Over time, this reaction produces inflammation, insufficient nutrient absorption and intestinal disturbances that can cause myriad health problems, affecting the brain and vital organs.  An additional 18 million people are believed to be gluten intolerant or possess Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, implicated in a range of health issues including chronic fatigue, neurological disorders, nutrient deficiencies, anemia, nausea, skin rashes, depression, and more.

The bottom line? Drink Bigelow Tea! And while you’re at it, check out some gluten-free recipes like the Spicy Apple Chai pictured at top! And most importantly, drink and eat healthfully and responsibly.

 

Bigelow Tea Is Ready to Play During National Game and Puzzle Week

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As Thanksgiving week rolls in the start of holiday gatherings, Bigelow Tea wants to see families and friends enjoy some quality game time! National Game and Puzzle Week is held this week….the week of Thanksgiving, so after the dishes are cleared from the table, pull out a game and pick sides.

Consider classics such as cards, checkers, Monopoly or Instagrammer @kduckmanton’s choice SORRY! “It’s games night with the family!” she posted along with an image of the board game and a mug of tea! Or go with current faves like Cards Against Humanity. Or maybe get fully hands on with a 1,000-piece puzzle?

Even Bigelow Tea has a game. It’s more electronic. The Bigelow Matching Game goes like this. First, click on one square to reveal a flavorful Bigelow tea like Salted Caramel or “Constant Comment®” and then click on another square. If both squares have the same tea, you’ve got a match. If not, try again. Once all matches are made, there’s a chance to win the prize that’s revealed.

Now go play!

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Bigelow Tea Celebrates Family Stories Month With Cindi and Eunice Bigelow

Sit back, relax, and brew your favorite Bigelow Tea because it’s Family Stories Month. With the weather growing colder and a mug of Salted Caramel Tea to keep you warm, this is the time to learn more about your family. Who knows, maybe Dad has a crazy story you haven’t heard yet!

Here’s a family story from Bigelow Tea employee J. David Silva, Sr., who has turned health and wellness into a family affair. Together, he and his family decided to kick-start their commitment to health. Each person kept track of their workouts in a journal to be discussed as a family on Saturdays, presumably with a cup of Bigelow Tea in hand!

And if you haven’t already heard the legendary “Because Mama Moved the Pony Stable” story about Bigelow family matriarch Ruth Bigelow and her mother’s determination, give it a read now. This is a family story worth sharing!

When celebrating Family Stories Month, doing something fun with a family member is key! In the video clip above, see two members of the Bigelow family having a ball. Third generation President and CEO of Bigelow Tea Cindi Bigelow has the recipe for this delicious Greenie Martini, but it’s her mother Eunice who really shakes it up!

It’s probably safe to assume that many tea fans out there enjoy sharing family stories over a nice mug of Bigelow Tea. Twitter fan @Hayley_Giles enjoys teatime and thinking about happy memories with her Grandma.

Which Bigelow Tea will you be sipping as you relive or create family stories this month?

 

Bigelow Tea Embraces America Made Matters Day With A Mug Of Bigelow Tea!

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America Made Matters Day, celebrated on November 19th, is dedicated to highlighting the positive impact that buying American-made products has on local and US economies. Bigelow Tea sees American Made Matters Day as a chance to showcase the power of the American consumer and embrace the positive impact that manufacturing has on jobs, product safety and the environment. These issues are all dear to the hardworking home-team  and community of Bigelow Tea. It’s why Bigelow Tea keeps it real as a 3rd generation family-owned company, producing fantastic tea blends that are all blended and packaged right here in the USA. Or, according to Bigelow Tea fan @kailynnmariee who tweeted that Bigelow Tea is simply amazing, the best in “In tea heaven!”

Events for American Made Matters Day will be held throughout the United States. Supporting U.S.-made products just makes sense. According to ABC News, if each American family spent just an extra $49.95 on American-made goods, the spending would generate 150,000 American jobs.

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Being an American company is also why the Bigelow Tea family provides tea to American troops overseas with made in the U.S. American Classic Teas, grown at the Charleston Tea Plantation. Specially packaged boxes of American Classic Tea are distributed to those in the armed forces as a thank you to the brave troops who work hard for the USA.

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One of Bigelow Tea’s newest products is American Breakfast tea! This robust tea contains 50% more caffeine than the average cup of black tea and is available in three varieties. What’s more, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these teas also goes to the troops! Love green tea? Try Bigelow Tea’s delicious flavors, such as Green Tea with Mango. And herbal tea fans have lots of options, too, including Mint Medley — made with a refreshing blend of spearment and peppermint grown in Oregon!

Consider buying at least one U.S.-made product on November 19th, like any of the more than 120 made-in-America tea varieties from Bigelow Tea.

Enjoy!

Image via americanmadematters.com