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Bigelow Tea’s Proposal For A Wonderful Wedding

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Bigelow Tea loves a good wedding! Even in 2015, brides and grooms still follow the tradition of “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” Bigelow Tea is excited to share some thoughts as you plan your fairytale wedding.

Something Old

Three generations of the Bigelow family have been creating tea for 70 years, and tea itself has a storied past. Celebrate the bride-to-be with a whimsical afternoon tea for a bridal shower or bachelorette party.

Something New

Deciding on thank-you gifts for your bridesmaids? Or looking for a personalized present for the happy couple? Make their next tea-time special with a new Bigelow Tea engraved tea chest.

Something Borrowed

If you’re searching for a venue, remember that you can always use Bigelow Tea’s Charleston Tea Plantation for the day. The serene and unique setting of the Plantation—found on Wadmalaw Island—provides wedding guests a taste of Southern charm and historic beauty. The grounds of America’s largest working tea garden offer a picturesque pavilion, an old-fashioned trolley to shuttle guests, and gorgeous locations to recite your vows.

Full of majestic oaks and lush fields, it’s the perfect setting for saying, “I do” and April starts the wedding season so do call to book your date!

Something (Red, White and) Blue

After a day of wedding festivities, give guests a wedding favor that’s original. Try a box of American Classic® Tea, tea grown and produced at the Charleston Tea Plantation or personalized boxes of Bigelow tea. @PrettyLaneEtsy suggests hand-stamped gift tags with the phrase, “You, me, and a cup of tea.”

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Congratulations to all those couples celebrating their big day this year. If you need a break from wedding planning, remember, nothing’s more relaxing than a nice cup of tea.

Tackling Taxes and Tension With Bigelow Tea!

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Keep calm and file on, tea drinkers. It’s April 15, which means it’s time to submit those taxes. And what better way to celebrate filing on-time than taking a moment to relax with a mug of Bigelow Tea? Understandably, April is National Stress Awareness Month and we’d recommend keeping that tension at bay with one of our soothing herbal blends like Chamomile MintChamomile Vanilla, or Sweet Dreams.

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If you’re burning the midnight oil to get your taxes finished, recharge with one of Bigelow Tea’s aromatic black teas—like American Breakfast tea which has 50% more caffeine in every tea bag. Follow the lead of @randomnessli and grab a cup of Bigelow tea to help fuel your workflow.

Remember, it’s important to combat the stress in your life, and take time to relax and rejuvenate. While you can’t completely avoid stress, you can minimize it by leading a healthy, balanced life. Take time to unwind this month by staying active, spending time with loved ones, and sipping on your favorite Bigelow Tea!

Bigelow Tea Supports ‘Cups Of Care’ Tea Parties For Breast Cancer Awareness

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Meet the awesome girls and their moms who have teamed up to create the Cups of Care Program with the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. These creative mother-daughter duos host in-home springtime tea parties to raise money for breast cancer treatment and build awareness about breast health. Bigelow Tea is incredibly proud to support this great cause by providing tea for the parties and encouraging others to join the effort!

If you know the story of “Constant Comment,”® you also know that the company began 70 years ago with one woman’s initiative and passion for tea. So it’s inspiring to see what these girls and their mothers are doing to make the world a better place—and to know that Bigelow Tea is a part of it. And while Bigelow Tea supports many charitable causes, there is a special connection to Cups of Care because founder Ruth Campbell Bigelow battled breast cancer.

Cups of Care began last year as a fun way to not only raise money for women struggling to pay for treatment, but also to educate teens about breast health, inspire overall wellness from an early age, and empower young women with the knowledge that they can make a difference in the community and lives of others.  Several mother-daughter teams came together to host eight tea parties and raised nearly $11,000. Wow!

“At Bigelow, supporting good work like this being done by these special young ladies makes each of us feel so fortunate” says Cindi Bigelow, third-generation President & CEO of Bigelow Tea. “They are truly making a difference and we could not be more proud to help, if even in just a small way. Brava young ladies … brava!”

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For spring 2015, two parties have already taken place and another is scheduled for April 12th. The program is looking for volunteers to host their own in-home parties from now through May. To find out how you can host a Cups of Care Tea Party, contact Mari-Jo Gordon at the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center, 203-255-5546.

You too can help make a difference “one cup of tea at a time!”

 

Bigelow Tea Reports On Time Magazine Article About Why You Should Drink Green Tea

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The taste, aroma and warmth of a mug of Bigelow Tea Green Tea are so enticing that people all over the world brew a daily cup! But if you need additional reasons to feel good about your tea, Time magazine recently wroteabout seven ways green tea gives you a boost. Here are the first three!

  1. Green tea is good for your bones. According to a study published in the journal Nutrition Research, women who drank up to three cups of tea per day had a 30% lower risk of osteoporosis-related hip fractures.
  1. Green tea may help prevent cancer. Cancer rates are lower in countries, like Japan, where green tea is a go-to drink, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. While researchers can’t be sure that green tea alone is responsible for low cancer rates, it does contain the chemicals EGCG, EGC, ECG and EC, which are known for their antioxidant activity. Plus, properties of green tea could help protect your skin from the sun’s UV damage, the leading cause of skin cancer.
  1. Green tea could help you maintain a healthy weight. It could even reduce body fat, researchers found in a 12-week study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Green-tea extract may also have the power to decrease obesity and obesity-related illnesses like diabetes.

Now that’s some good news! Bigelow Green Tea drinker clearly agrees;  @rjankrithika loves it so much that she tweeted that it is “The Elixir of My Life.” Awesome!

New to green tea? Try a box of Bigelow’s Six Assorted Green Teas and let us know which one is your favorite.

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Invite Bigelow Tea To Your Sunday Dinner

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As a family-owned companyBigelow Tea savors time well spent with loved ones. For your next family gathering, bring Bigelow Tea to the table with a Glazed Ham with Constant Comment Orange Sauce and Lemon Orzo With Roasted Vegetables. These dishes offer a warm and comforting taste perfect for your next holiday dinner. Bon appétit!

Glazed Ham with Constant Comment® Orange Sauce

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Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup (160mL) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30mL) butter
  • 12 Bigelow Constant Comment® Tea Bags
  • 1 cup (250mL) hot water
  • ½ cup (125mL) fresh orange juice
  • Zest of orange
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) ground cloves
  • 1 – 6 to 8 pound (3 to 4kg) cooked ham
  • 12 wholes cloves

Instructions

Brew Constant Comment® tea bags in hot water. Discard the tea bags, squeezing to extract as much liquid as possible. Combine tea, brown sugar, butter, orange juice and zest with ground cloves in small saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside. Preheat oven to 325ºF (170ºC). Using a sharp knife, score the fat on top of the ham into diamond shapes, then press the cloves, stem side down, into each diamond. Place ham in shallow roasting pan. Brush the Constant Comment® Orange Glaze on the ham liberally. Roast the ham for about 15 minutes a pound, brushing two to three times during the cooking process. Remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Drizzle sliced ham with remaining sauce.

Lemon Orzo With Roasted Vegetables

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Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini, washed and cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper, 1-inch (2.5cm) diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, 1-inch (2.5cm) diced
  • 1 red onion, peeled, 1-inch (2.5cm) diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup (60mL) extra virgin oil
  • Freshly ground pepper and salt to taste
  • ½ pound (250g) orzo
  • ¼ cup (80mL) boiling water
  • Bigelow® I Love Lemon Herbal Tea Bags
  • ¼ cup (60mL) vegetable oil
  • Zest from one lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup (60mL) pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 cup (250mL) feta cheese, cut into ½ diced
  • 15 fresh basil leaves, julienned

Instructions

Using a large baking pan, toss vegetables, garlic, salt and pepper in olive oil. Roast 40 minutes at 375ºF (190ºC), until browned, turning once with a spatula. Meanwhile, cook the orzo in boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain and transfer to large serving dish. Add the roasted vegetables with juices to the orzo. Combine well. Make the dressing by pouring boiling water over the tea bags. Let steep for 10 minutes and remove the tea bags. Combine vegetable oil, lemon zest, salt and pepper, shake or whisk. Add to the vegetables and orzo. Garnish with green onions, pine nuts, feta cheese and basil. Taste for seasoning and serve at room temperature.

 

Make Bigelow Tea A Part Of Physical Wellness Month

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April is Physical Wellness Month, and Bigelow Tea is all about feeling well! This is the ultimate time of year to kick your fitness plan into gear and eat and drink things that are good for your body! Bigelow Tea, of course, should be at the top of your list.

Not only does tea do a body good by providing hydration, it also has been shown to reduce non-cardiovascular mortality by 24 percent! On top of that, tea drinkers also have the opportunity to engage in something else that’s key to physical wellness: relax. Yes, taking time out of your day to brew a mug of steaming herbal or green tea is a wonderful way to relax.

Whatever age you are, and whatever physical state you’re in after this long winter, take Physical Wellness Month as an opportunity to sleep, exercise and eat well. Take @Jezyka2moro’s advice and have a #healthy tea party! Breathe fresh air and drink Bigelow Tea. Simple, right? Be well.

 

Bigelow Tea is Smitten With Jamie Dornan’s Preference for Peppermint

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While former model Jamie Dornan is recognized for his role as Christian Grey in the newly-released Fifty Shades of GreyBigelow Tea especially loves that he favors tea. When it comes to sipping tea, he revealed on Twitter that he’s an avid drinker throughout the day—and wouldn’t it be appropriate if he enjoyed a mug of Earl Grey?

When Jamie’s not acting or drinking tea, he’s falling in love with fatherhood as a new dad to daughter, Dulcie. “Fatherhood is incredible,” he shared in a recent interview with Elle UK while sipping on peppermint tea. We agree wholeheartedly, Jamie. As a family-owned and operated company, Bigelow Tea has been sharing memories together for 70 years.

With his smoldering looks and Irish charm, Jamie has become the talk of Tinseltown and is quickly rising to fame. We hope he keeps a stash of Bigelow Tea Peppermint Herbal Tea on hand for those busy days of filming and interviews. @affiliatedbeauty can attest that our peppermint blend can help calm any frazzled nerves!

So tell us: Which Bigelow Tea favorite is your go-to whenever you need to steep, sip and relax?

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Image by Ibsan73 via Flickr.com

Bigelow Tea Announces Spring Into Green Tea Sweepstakes Winners!

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We are so excited to announce the winners of our Green Tea sweepstakes…just a reminder to give us a couple of weeks to contact you to confirm your mailing information.  Congrats to all!!

Terry from Indiana

Ruksana from Tennessee

Margaret from Texas

Lisa from Michigan

Megan from Minnesota

Tom from Florida

Amy from Florida

Linda from Indiana

Annette from Michigan

Lindsay from Alberta

Pat from Montana

Jeffrey from Manitoba


Bigelow Tea April Sweepstakes Brings Novus Tea Perfection!

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Spring is here and Bigelow Tea is celebrating with a sweepstakes featuring a trio of Novus Teas for 12 lucky winners. The Novus Tea line of handcrafted full-leaf teas are found in the finest restaurants and exemplify the Bigelow family’s enduring passion for tea that began 70 years ago in Ruth Campbell Bigelow’s kitchen. Indeed, each flavor in this Novus Tea Gift Box offers perfection in every sip!

One key to the exquisite flavor and aroma of Novus teas is the unique pyramid-shaped sachet that envelopes the delicate tea leaves, allowing them to unfurl completely during steeping. So you can enjoy full-leaf tea with the convenience of a tea bag. Perfect, right?

Each Novus Gift Box includes the following teas (36 tea sachets in all):

Novus Dragon Well Green Tea  – A favorite the world over, the tender top-grade green tea leaves from the Dragon Well province are renowned for mellow flavor and fragrant aroma.

Novus Sapphire Earl Grey Tea – Natural bergamot and blue malva flowers add an innovative twist to traditional Earl Grey black tea.

Novus Wild Encounter Herbal Tea – This caffeine-free herbal blend will send your taste buds reeling. One sip and you will encounter the sweet and tart sensations of fruit and berries.

To enter, go to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page. Share the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries. You can enter once per day until the sweeps ends on April 29th. On a mobile device? Please use this link instead:  http://woobox.com/you5vw

Be sure to check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 12 lucky winners!  Good luck, and enjoy your favorite Bigelow Tea throughout the season!

 

Spring Into Bigelow’s Green Tea Sweepstakes, Hurry It’s The Last Day To Enter!

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Be sure to enter the Bigelow Tea Spring Into Green Tea Sweepstakes by midnight EST TODAY for your chance to win a Green Tea Triple Pack Sampler, an ideal treat to celebrate spring and all things green — 12 lucky winners in all!

Head right over to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page. Share the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries. If you’re on a mobile device, here’s the link to use instead:  http://woobox.com/2fwdyt

Your prize includes one box each of Green Tea with Wild Blueberry & Acai,

Green Tea with Lemon  and Green Tea with Pomegranate (60 tea bags total). Try all three hot or iced. And how about a Greenie Mar-TEA-ni? Any of these flavors would add a delicious twist to Bigelow Tea’s classic cocktail recipe using Green Tea! Check out Cindi Bigelow’s step-by-step instructions in this video:

Be sure to visit the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 12 lucky winners … and enjoy the green of spring!