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Enjoy Gobs of the Second Best Thing on Earth (After Bigelow Tea): Chocolate!

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Some things are just better together. Like Bogey and Bacall or Bey and Jay, tea and chocolate just work. Bigelow Tea’s two flavors that feature chocolate offer an unparalleled sensory experience—you might even say they’re sippalicious!

TomorrowOctober 28, is National Chocolate Day, chocophiles everywhere will want to start sipping two exceptional Bigelow Tea chocolate and black tea blends: Chocolate Chai and White Chocolate Obsession.

Chocolate Chai is a decadent treat with zero guilt. Add a splash of milk and sweetener and voila! Meet your new best friend.

White Chocolate Obsession, part of Bigelow’s Seasonal Tea range, is like a kiss in a cup!

So what are you waiting for? Brew, pour, sip and enjoy a #dailycup—or several—of Bigelow Tea chocolate blends on National Chocolate Day!   As @JUDIandLEVI tweeted, it’s “remarkable!”

 

How ‘Bout Them Apples? Bigelow Tea Celebrates National Apple Month

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Everyone knows “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and that’s because it’s one of the best and tastiest powerfoods around. Apples are packed with fiber and nutrients, and boast a delightfully crisp texture with a sweet yet tart flavor. Bigelow Tea has three delectable apple-tea blends—made with real apple bits—to savor during National Apple Month.  Naturally caffeine-free, Bigelow Tea’s herbal blends are anytime perfect.

Can’t make it to the orchard? Bigelow Tea’s Apple Cider blends crisp and tangy apples and hibiscus with sweet spices—cinnamon, rosehip, orange peel, licorice root and clove—to instantly warm up cool autumn days.

No time for baking? Our Cinnamon Apple herbal tea is practically apple pie in a cup! Warming cinnamon and licorice steep nicely with the subtle tartness and fruity notes of hibiscus and apple. It’s so compelling that @RunBrinksyRun posted on Instagram “Guys, I may have a tea addiction and this #Bigelow Cinnamon Apple smells amazing.” Sounds like she may need an intervention.

A fan of the cran? (Berry that is.)  A more full-bodied option, in a rich crimson color, Bigelow Tea Cranberry Apple herbal tea balances the tartness from cranberries and hibiscus with the sweetness of apples and chamomile for a robust, herbal brew.

Enjoy National Apple Month!

 

Sip Bigelow Tea From Sri Lanka At Your Diwali Celebration

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TomorrowOctober 23, many of our friends worldwide will celebrate Diwali, also known as the festival of lights. It is observed in Sri Lanka, where carefully picked tea leaves used in Bigelow Tea are grown!

The ancient Hindu tradition includes family gatherings, gifts, candles and … tea! Yes, tea is a staple beverage during Diwali. Last year, tea lover and Instagramer rachaelnaidu spent Diwali sipping tea with the whole family! Consider Bigelow English Teatime, which is grown in the mountains of Sri Lanka and is famous for its rich full-bodied yet smooth flavor.

Cindi Bigelow, third generation President and CEO of Bigelow Tea, visited Sri Lanka and made these videos (below) highlighting the company’s long-lasting relationship with Sri Lanka.

 

Have a great Diwali celebration!

Image from Instagram via @val_28241

Sip & Savor Bigelow Tea During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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During Breast Cancer Awareness Month everyone is encouraged to learn more about the disease and to consider ways to help those affected by it. If you or a loved one has breast cancer, you know that rest and relaxation can be important parts of the healing process. So today, brew a mug of Bigelow Tea and take some time out for yourself. And since it’s a month to “think pink,” why not give English Breakfast Tea (in its pretty pink box) a try! It’s the favorite of many tea lovers including @smartdinnerplan who tweeted about it recently!

Like mindful meditation or deep breathing, sipping a soothing cup of Bigelow Tea can help calm your mind, body and soul. Herbal blends, in particular, offer aromas and tastes that can just “take you away” from it all. Try Chamomile Mango or the truly comforting blend Sweet Dreams®. Green Tea is another option, and studies have shown that it can be a lovely and delicious part of your everyday wellness.

Because October happens to offer some of the year’s prettiest weather, it’s a wonderful time to walk and savor life. So, whether you march in a Breast Cancer awareness walk or just step outside and meander to the mailbox, enjoy some fresh air and think about your health this month. Bigelow Tea will be ready for you when you come back inside!

 

Bigelow Tea Talks Celiac Disease

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Bigelow Tea is all about a great cup of tea with so many tea varieties and different flavors  that speak for themselves! But even more than that, Bigelow Tea also promotes a healthy lifestyle and diet, and that’s why October’s Celiac Awareness Month is so important.

It’s vital to take care of yourself and bring mindfulness to your day. Celiac Sprue (also known as gluten intolerance) is a serious medical condition you should be aware of—a permanent immune reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. If you are concerned about gluten, it’s good to know that all current Bigelow Teas are formulated to be gluten-free. There are even several Gluten-Free Recipes made with your favorite Bigelow Teas!

Fortunately Celiac disease is becoming less of mystery and has become more accurately diagnosed over recent years. This serious intolerance to gluten can actually damage the lining of the small intestines, preventing absorption of some nutrients. The condition touches as many as 1 in 150 Americans.

But if you are watching your gluten intake, you can sit back and relax with your cuppa from Bigelow Tea. BT fan Cristi tweeted that Bigelow Tea is a part of her routine because “self-care is so Important!” That’s for sure!

Image by blondinrikard Via Flickr.com

Sipping Bigelow Green Tea Is Smart!

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Bigelow Tea recognizes that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month—so here’s some info about the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer.

Symptoms of Prostate cancer include frequent or painful urination and frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs.

Living a healthy lifestyle (eating well, avoiding smoking and exercising often) can help prevent the disease, but men over the age of 50—or over 40 if you are African-American or have a family history of the disease—should consider yearly exams for the disease.

A study, published in the academic journal Phytomedicine, suggests that green tea could play a vital role in protecting the body against cancer. That’s good news for @juliahartlieb, who tweeted that she drinks “endless” cups of it every day!

Bigelow Tea good friend Joe Torre—who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999—also knows that sipping green tea is an easy way to feel good every day!

So now that you’ve been educated about the prostate, it’s time to break out the Bigelow Green Tea and sip your way to good health!

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

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from Bigelow Tea!

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¡Feliz Hispanic Heritage Month!

Bigelow Tea appreciates history and loves learning about world cultures, so here’s a chance to talk more about one of the fastest growing communities in the U.S.! What began as a week of observation in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson became, under President Ronald Reagan, a full 30-day period from September 15 through October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors hail from Mexico, Central and South America, and Spain—many of whom arrived in the United States with “Sweet Dreams” of their own.

However you choose to celebrate, Bigelow Tea has wonderful recipes and bilingual packaging to make it easier for Spanish-speaking individuals to become familiar with these tasty teas. From Dulce Sueño to Te Verde Descafeinado and from margaritas to quesadillas, we’ve got you covered for your siesta and fiesta! Or, create your own version of mom’s receta favorita with Bigelow Tea. Of course, we’d love a Facebook message with a photo or the recipe, so come say hi!

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Bigelow Tea would like to give a big social media #shoutout to Latina actress Sofia Vergara from Modern Family. @MOFYNation tweeted Sofia’s awesome quote, “I love my character, it makes me proud to play her as a symbol of many Latin women.” Bigelow Tea fans are lovin’ her character too and enjoying their favorite beverage as they watch the show. #MOFY lover @tbhlana brags, “spending my nights drinking way too much tea & watching modern family.” The Manzanilla Mango tea would be a great midnight pairing.

How are you celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month? Send us a tweet!

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¡Saludos!

Sophia Vergara photo by @MOFYNation via Twitter.com

Bigelow Tea Loves Tempting Teapots

As the hippest tea lovers know, tea drinking is a delicious ritual whether you’re grabbing a to-go mug of your favorite Bigelow Tea on the run (don’t be late for that awesome internship!) or sipping from a steaming mug with study buddies. Either way, the mug you love can be a bold statement to invite conversation. If you’re looking for another way to put your tea on display, serve your favorite variety in a dazzling teapot.

If you’re into unique and creative teapot designs, look no further than the National Teapot Show, running through early September in North Carolina. Artists from all over the United States and Canada showcase their creative works of ar-tea-stry. Here are a few that will be on display:

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Teapot by Barbara McKenzie

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Teapot by Steve Hansen

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Teapot by Beth J. Tarkington

Another great place to check out #teapot fashions is Instagram, to see what artists are designing.

Check out these beauties from @newdaypottery:

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Image via instagram, @newdaypottery

Kermit the Frog also makes a cute musical teapot!

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Photo via instagram, @pawsandreflect

So tell us, which teapot tempts you?

 

US Open Tennis & Bigelow Tea: What a Match!

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Love. Set. Serve. Important tennis terms, yes? But also words that apply to the joy of drinking Bigelow Tea! As the US Open tennis begins in Flushing Meadows, New York, here’s a little discussion of what tea and tennis have in common.

Love. The term for “zero,” in tennis originated with the idea that tennis is played for the love of the game. And how does this apply to your cup of Bigelow Tea? Well, everyone loves it, of course! Raise your hand if you agree with the phrase (and the name of a tasty Bigelow herbal tea) “I Love Lemon!”

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Set. Tennis matches are made up of sets. Winning in straight sets is a seriously great thing. And how does the word “set” apply to tea? That’s easy: Bigelow Tea offers an amazing range of gift sets to give the tea lovers in your life.

Serve. Possibly the tennis player’s most powerful tool is his or her serve. It’s how each point begins, and a serve that the opposing player cannot return is called an “ace.” In the tea world, serving tea is the final step in getting that mug to your eager lips. Serve your Bigelow Tea over ice in the summer for a truly refreshing experience.

Tea and tennis fans like @TeaForDummies appreciate a little tea with their tennis. So, as you enjoy watching the players at the US Open this year, brew up some Bigelow Tea and remember that tennis and tea make a perfect match!

Image by Carine06 via Flickr.com

It’s National Lemonade Day: Tart it up with Bigelow Tea

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Tangy. Tart. Sour. All words used to describe the beaming lemon. And no better time than National Lemonade Day for Bigelow Tea to celebrate this wonder fruit. In fact, Bigelow Tea makes a Half-and-Half Iced Tea and Lemonade blend of rich black tea and lightly sweetened lemonade that’s brew-ready and super-refreshing!  The perfect cup to drink today … and everyday! Twitter pal @mariatack knows it’s “perfect for a hot day.”

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So, while we’re on the subject, some lemon tidbits to brighten your day…

Lemons possess detoxifying and antibacterial propertiesskin brightening benefits, work to repel insects, and are a great source of potassium, which helps with clear thinking, normalizing blood pressure and regulating water balance.  Cleansing, astringent and aromatic, dipped in salt or baking powder, lemon juice can even polish copper pots and fine silver.  Wow, what can’t the lemon do?

So, where are lemons grown? On US soil, mainly in California and Arizona, although the lemon tree flourishes in temperate climes and is iconic to the mountainous landscape of Sorrento and the Amalfi coast, the birthplace of limoncello.

And here’s a fascinating ditty: when given a choice of eating an orange, grapefruit, peach, apple or lemon, cows will choose lemons first! The assumption being: The juice works wonders as a digestive aid.

So don’t be a sourpuss! Turn lemons into Bigelow Tea lemonade today. And drink up!