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Bigelow Tea Puts The Spotlight On The Classic And Delightful Oolong Tea!

bigelow tea oolong cupToday Bigelow Tea shines the spotlight on the delightful Oolong tea, a smooth and versatile tea from the mountains of Anxi County in the Fujian Province of China. Its copper color and rich, inviting aroma makes it an ideal tea to drink any time of day. In the early 19th century, the Queen of England gave this unique tea the name, “Oriental Beauty.”bigelow tea oolong classic

While all real “tea” comes from the Camellia sinensis plant,the distinguishing factor that determines whether a tea plant will become green, black or oolong tea is oxidation.Oxidation (or exposure to air) begins after the leaf has been plucked from the plant. The production of oolong requires that the leaves be processed directly after picking and they are oxidized for about half the time of black tea. This helps create the delicate oolong style, not too light and not too dark. Still want to know more? Check out this video, where third generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow explains that oolong tea is “semi-fermented,” meaning it is exposed to air for about three hours.

That’s why each cup provides a delicate, consistently mellow experience that goes well with any meal. @ConteWonte tweeted that Bigelow Tea’s Oolong with a little honey and sugar is “super mellow, but a nice uplifting tea as the sun sets.” That’s right, it can be enjoyed any time of day. So, drink up and maybe even check out the setting sun.


Wake Up Your Morning With Bigelow Tea Paired With Breakfast!

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Are you ready to up your game for the most important meal of the day? Fueling your body in the morning is a must for overall health as it could help decrease coronary heart disease says Harvard School of Public Health’s latest study on the topic while breakfast can also keep blood sugar level throughout the day for Type 2 diabetics.

Children are also affected as research from University of Pennsylvania suggests that eating breakfast helps with overall dietary quality and better concentration, attention, and memory. So if you’re skipping breakfast, as 31 million Americans do, you’re missing out! Our suggestion? A mug of Bigelow Tea plus a few inspiring menu options which might just be your key to winning the breakfast rush!

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One delicious breakfast food/tea combo to try is Orange and Spice Belgian Waffles with Tahitian Breeze Berry Compote paired with Bigelow’s American Breakfast Tea and Honey which has 50 percent more caffeine than regular tea (which helps to kick-start your day) and complements the sweet-tart flavors of the waffles. For those days when time is short, Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal and a cup of Bigelow English Breakfast will get you out the door in no time.

Whatever your choice for breakfast from waffles to oatmeal and everything in between (including Bigelow Tea), enjoy and stay well!



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 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.


Treat Your Taste Buds With Bigelow’s New Liquid Water Enhancers

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In a hurry? On the go? Bigelow Tea is making sure you always have your favorite flavors on hand with the line of All Natural Liquid Water Enhancers which are a great substitute for sugary drinks. Savor the delicious taste of Bigelow Tea’s most popular varieties, and customize your drink with ease. Craving a specific blend? Liquid Water Enhancers come in four distinct flavors: Half & Half Iced Tea & LemonadePeach TeaPomegranate Green Tea, and Raspberry Hibiscus Herbal Tea.

Bigelow Tea Liquid Water Enhancers are made with one simple philosophy: No Artificial Anything. Reflecting the Bigelow family’s commitment to quality, each enhancer is made with real tea and all natural flavors, simply adding a dash of deliciousness to your water. Everyone knows that hydration is important to your health and well-being, but it always feels like time is short and water is the last thing on your mind. So, why not make your daily water regimen a little bit more enjoyable while you’re playing sports, heading to the beach, camping, boating, hiking or simply running errands?

If you think Bigelow blends are “the nectar of life right now” like @TheVeronicaDuff does, don’t delay in picking up a pack of Bigelow Tea Liquid Water Enhancers to keep you fueled with flavor all day long. Don’t just drink your water, love it!


Chill Out With Bigelow’s New Certified Organic Home Blend Iced Teas

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Looking for a cool new way to enjoy Bigelow Tea? Try our new line of certified organic, brewed and bottled iced teas. Bigelow® Home Blend Iced Teas are an easy option for enjoying the refreshing, made-at-home taste of iced tea. And the Bigelow family does the brewing, chilling and bottling for you—all right here in the USA!

Spoil yourself with one or all of these flavors:  Half and Half Tea and LemonadeCitrus Pomegranate Green TeaMango Lychee Green TeaSweet Orchard Peach and Simply Unsweetened. All five flavor varieties of Bigelow Home Blend Iced Tea are certified USDA Organic—made from organic tea leaves and natural flavor ingredients. They’re also non-GMO, gluten free, and offer the benefits of polyphenols, the naturally occurring compound that makes tea so healthy for you. In fact, Bigelow Home Blend Iced Teas contain polyphenols equal to a cup of green tea and are one of the few bottled teas that can make this claim! Go simple with the zero-calorie unsweetened variety or savor four varieties that are lightly sweetened with real organic cane sugar … they’re 70 calories or less per serving!

It’s summer, and in the words of Bigelow Tea fan @CensieJ, “The heat is on!” Follow her lead by offering guests mason jars full of tea. For ease and convenience, just pour some Home Blend—like Sweet Orchard Peach or Half and Half Tea and Lemonade—at your next summer gathering.

If brewing your own is your thing, Bigelow Tea, third generation president and CEO Cindi Bigelow can show you how, but for unbeatable convenience and flavor, pop open a bottle of Bigelow Home Blend Iced Tea. It’s a made-at-home taste that’s so good, Bigelow had to bottle it!


Soothe Your Soul With Bigelow Sweet Dreams® Herbal Tea

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Bigelow Tea appreciates the value of a good night’s sleep after a long day. And everyone knows there’s no better way to slow things down than with a comforting cup of tea. If you’re looking for the perfect blend before getting ready for bed, look no further than Bigelow Tea Sweet Dreams® Herbal Tea.

With one soothing whiff of its sweet chamomile flowers and peppermint leaves, you will know you are in for a relaxing treat! Chamomile is a daisy-like flower known best for its sweet, smooth taste, as well as its calming effects. As for peppermint, you can’t go wrong its cool taste and ever-so-refreshing scent. Combined, chamomile and peppermint are quite the dynamic duo.

In addition to the blend of chamomile and mint, Sweet Dreams® also offers a spicy-meets-floral hint of hibiscus, rose blossoms, spearmint, spice and orange blossoms. You can rest easy knowing that every sip will deliver quality and exceptional taste.

Naturally caffeine-free, Sweet Dreams® is also a great choice for those hectic moments during your day that deserve a pause. Plus, it works well for when you’re feeling under the weather, as @claysnails recommends. Why not give Sweet Dreams® a try tonight? Sleep tight, tea lovers!

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Celebrate Iced Tea Month With Bigelow Tea!

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It’s Iced Tea Month and this is when the Bigelow Tea family really enjoys creating iced tea combinations! All it takes is two of your favorite Bigelow Teas and a little imagination! A couple of Bigelow favorites are Green Tea and Red Raspberry Iced Tea and Cranberry Hibiscus and Orange & Spice® Iced Tea. Is your thirst quenching just thinking about these combos? And do you make your own mix-ups? Share your tasty suggestions!

If you don’t have time to brew your own, Bigelow Tea has a great, new solution coming soon: its new line of certified organic, brewed and bottled iced teas. Made from real organic tea leaves and natural flavor ingredients, Bigelow Home Blend Iced Teas come in five ready-to-drink flavors: Sweet Orchard Peach, Half & Half Tea/Lemonade, Citrus Pomegranate Green Tea, Mango Lychee Green Tea, and Simply Unsweetened.

For larger groups of people, be sure to check out the Bigelow Tea Iced Tea line. One box contains six family-size tea bags that each make a quart of perfectly blended tea. Try flavors like Iced Tea and Lemonade with PomegranatePerfect Peach® Herbal Iced TeaRed Raspberry™ Herbal Iced TeaGreen Tea with Pomegranate Iced Tea, and Iced Tea and Lemonade for your next family picnic!

Yes, it’s Iced Tea Month, but the best thing about iced tea is that it’s at your fingertips all year long. One last suggestion: try @ewlarson546’s recommended treat of adding lemonade ice cubes and mint leaves to your glass of iced tea. Even more refreshing! Can’t you just hear that ice clinking? Happy Iced Tea Month!

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Bigelow Tea Gifts for Every Dad

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Father’s Day is quickly approaching which means it’s time to start thinking about gifts for the special Dads in your life. Because family is so important at Bigelow Tea, there are plenty of options for a heartfelt gift to show Dad just how much he is loved and appreciated all year round. From tea chests to personalized tins, the Bigelow family has made sure there is something for every Dad from tea novices to connoisseurs.

For the man who is a dedicated tea drinker; a beautifully crafted, hinged wooden Tea Chest makes a wonderful gift and a lasting impression. To make it extra special you can add Dad’s name or a personal message engraved into the chest. Nothing says “I Love you, Dad” like a “World’s Best Dad” Bigelow Tea chest!

For the Dad who could use more variety in his tea line up, a Personalized Tea Tin filled with assorted teas is a great selection! Select an assorted variety of black, green, decaffeinated, or herbal teas and add a family favorite photo to the tin. Facebook Fan Kristi Lundine says “This would be great for my special tea lover.”

For Father’s Day or any occasion, Bigelow Tea has got you covered!