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Bigelow Tea Raises Its Mug Of Chamomile To John Legend

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At Bigelow Tea, it’s music to our ears when we hear about singers who drink tea before a performance. Bigelow Tea imagines vocalists enjoying a mug of Cozy Chamomile® Herbal Tea to soothe the voice and calm the nerves backstage!  We found out that nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and musician John Legend is known to sip hot chamomile before a big show. And if he loves the taste of chamomile, maybe he would enjoy Novus Citrus Chamomile Herbal Tea at home too—perhaps over conversation with his newlywed wife, actress and model Chrissy Teigen.

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With its mellow, delicate and slightly floral notes, Cozy Chamomile offers understated flavor along with the calming quality of chamomile flowers coupled with a hint of lemongrass in Novus Citrus Chamomile which is legendary.  With the busy life that John leads, he certainly deserves a bit of relaxation between shows on his #AllOfMeTour. And, hey, it looks like @THE_Umrani has a pretty peaceful view to enjoy a cup of tea while listening to John Legend’s music! Bliss!

Image thanks to John Legend’s Facebook page

Bigelow Tea Spotlights Belle Of The Ball Lily James

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Bigelow Tea loves a good tea party—it’s a delightful way to celebrate most any occasion— even movie premieres! Recently, the cast of Cinderella joined guests at a tea party before the New York City premiere of the new film, based on the timeless classic fairytale. And, of course, the enchanting princess herself, portrayed by Downton Abbey’s Lily James, was in attendance.

Perhaps Lily enjoys a cup of robust Bigelow Earl Grey or rich “Constant Comment”® while hosting tea parties as Cinderella. Or maybe the Britain-born starlet prefers drinking classic English Teatime while traipsing around the Downton Abbey set. No matter which blend you prefer, the ambiance of Downton is enough to put anyone in the mood for a tea party. Avid watcher @carolinespruill shared, “Thanks #downtonabbey now I can’t get enough #tea #bigelow #missinglondon.”

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Top image via Instagram

Bigelow Tea Time With Cindi Bigelow 

Sip your way to serenity and wellbeing with Bigelow Tea! If you love yoga, you’ll be happy to know that drinking tea can create a peaceful, good feeling similar to the one you get from practicing yoga! Yes, the light amount of caffeine and L-Theanine in tea have the effect of both stimulating the mind and relaxing the body! @cici1722 tweeted about starting her day with both: “Hot yoga, green tea, and dressed for work all before 8 am.” Nice! As you sip your mug of Bigelow Tea today, check out this video (above). Third generation CEO Cindi Bigelow shares some great information about tea and health! Namaste!

 

Three Tasty Twists on Salad Recipes From Bigelow Tea

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Give your next barbecue or dinner a lift with one of these three salads made with Bigelow Tea. It’s the perfect way to celebrate National Salad Month this May! Spoil your taste buds with the Green Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese Garnish, or the Mint Medley® Tabouleh Salad with Feta, Cucumber and Olives, or simply dress a bowl of greens with the easy-to-make Blueberry Acai Vinaigrette.

Green Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese Garnish 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mixed lettuce greens
  • ¼ cup (60mL) pomegranate seeds*
  • 2 ounces (56g) soft goat cheese, crumbled

Pomegranate Vinaigrette:

  • ½ cup (125mL) boiling water
  • Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz® Herbal Tea Bags
  • ⅓ cup (80mL) red wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup (80mL) olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons (30mL) grated shallots
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) sugar – to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Make this vinaigrette by infusing water with 6 Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz® Herbal Tea Bags for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags. Combine vinegar, olive oil and shallots together. Add sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Arrange a cup of mixed greens on 4 individual plates, garnish with pomegranate seeds and goat cheese, drizzle with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

*If pomegranate seeds are not available, substitute sun-dried cranberries

Mint Medley® Tabouleh Salad with Feta, Cucumber and Olives

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Ingredients

  • Bigelow Mint Medley Herbal Tea Bags
  • ¾ cups Bulgur Wheat (Tabouleh)
  • 1 ¼ cups boiling water
  • 1 large tomato, split and cut into ¼ inch dice
  • ½ cucumber, peeled, and cut into ¼ inch dice
  • ¾ – 1 cup crumbled feta cheese, about 4 ounces
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions
  • ¼ cup chopped pitted Greek olives
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Plenty of freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Pour the Bulgur wheat into a bowl. In a glass measuring cup, pour one cup of boiling water over the tea bags and steep for 4-5 minutes. Remove the tea bags to a small strainer and using the back of the spoon, press as much liquid as possible back into the cup. If needed, add additional boiling water to measure 1 cup, then pour it over the Buglur wheat. Let it stand until all the liquid evaporates, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Put the finished tabouleh (Bulgur wheat) in a salad bowl. Add the tomato, cucumber, feta cheese, scallions, mint and olives, turning to mix well. Pour in the olive oil; add salt and pepper and toss again. Taste to adjust the seasonings, if necessary. Serve over a bed of lettuce leaves.

Blueberry Acai Vinaigrette
(Pictured at top)

Ingredients

  • ½ cup white wine vinegar (125mL)
  • Bigelow Wild Blueberry with Acai Herbal Tea*
  • 1 tablespoon honey (15mL)
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon Mustard (30mL)
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (250mL)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (5mL)
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • *Optional – tarragon, fresh, chopped or dried

*Variations – Try using our Cranberry Hibiscus Herbal Tea or Green Tea with Wild Blueberry & Acai

Instructions

Pour the vinegar into a small microwave-safe bowl, and cook on high for 1 minute, or cook in a saucepan on medium heat, until bubbles are visible. Remove, add the teabags, and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the teabags to a small strainer and, using the back of a spoon, press as much liquid as possible back into the bowl. Stir in the honey and mustard, then pour the mixture into an electric blender or a food processor. Add garlic and salt. Slowly drizzle the oil while the machine is running until it is smooth and creamy. Cover and refrigerate if not using right away.

 

What Do Kim Kardashian And Bigelow Tea Have In Common? Mango Iced Tea Of Course!

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As warmer weather approaches, it’s the ideal time to add Bigelow Tea’s mango teas to your shopping list! If you love Bigelow Tea Green Tea with Mango like tea enthusiast @foreveryours072, try it over ice. It’s a perfect choice for an accompaniment to a fresh salad, à la celeb Kim Kardashian who recently revealed to her “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” fans that her favorite go-to meal was a chef salad and mango iced tea. Great choice, Kim!

Bigelow Tea offers a few mango-flavored options, Green Tea with Mango and the herbal Chamomile Mango. Both are refreshing and seriously delicious when served iced!

bigelow tea chamomile mango and green tea with mango If you’d like to channel your inner Kardashian, you should try one of Bigelow Tea’s salad recipes—such as the Spinach Salad Spectacular with Raspberry Vinaigrette or the Green Tea with Lemon Chicken Salad—made with Bigelow Tea of course. Serve it with a side of iced tea, turn on Kayne West’s latest album, and before you know it, you may even feel like you’re guest starring in the latest episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians!”

Image by Eva Rinaldi via Flickr.com

Bigelow Tea Reports More Good News About Green Tea Via Time Magazine

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Bigelow Tea reported previously that Time magazine published an article listing seven reasons to drink Green Tea—as if taste, aroma and all-around awesomeness weren’t motivation enough! Here are reasons four through seven as reported by Time. Drink up and enjoy!

Green tea could lower your cholesterol. Green tea has been linked to lower levels of LDL, the “bad” cholesterol, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Overall, tea drinkers had slightly lower levels of LDL than those who did not drink green tea.

Green tea may promote healthy gums. A lower rate of gum-tissue loss and bleeding was found in those who regularly drank green tea, according to researchers at a Japanese university. The more tea subjects drank, the fewer symptoms of periodontal disease they displayed, so downing more than one cup a day could go a long way toward improving your oral health.

Green tea is good for your heart. Drinking green tea every day could help lower your risk of heart disease, according to Harvard Medical School. Regular tea drinkers showed a 26% lower risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in a Japanese study of over 40,000 participants. But these participants consumed at least five cups of green tea per day, so drink up if you’re after a healthy heart.

Green tea gives you an energy boost. Even those trying to cut back on caffeine can reap the energy benefits of green tea. Because one 8-oz. cup of green tea contains 24-25 milligrams of caffeine, vs. 95 to 200 milligrams in a cup of coffee, tea offers a boost of energy with a lower risk of the headaches, shakiness and nausea that come with caffeine overload. And a little caffeine can boost exercise endurance, according to research published in the American Journal of Physiology.

So, as you brew your Bigelow Green Tea today, which @anna_banana_13_ wisely tweets “is really the best green tea,” enjoy the tea and think about all the good you are doing for you body!

 

Bigelow Tea Cheers Sheryl Crow And Her Upcoming Performance  At The First Flush Festival

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Bigelow Tea and music make a great combination … and if you throw Grammy-winner Sheryl Crow into the mix, well that’s definitely something to sing about!

With hits like “If It Makes You Happy” and “Every Day is A Winding Road,” Sheryl Crow is one of America’s best-loved performers. As a proud American company, Bigelow Tea appreciates this home-grown artist and hopes she sips a little American Classic tea (made from our very own Charleston Tea Garden) before she hits the stage!

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If you also adore Sheryl Crow, mark your calendar for May 24! That’s the date she will headline the ninth annual First Flush Festeaval at The Charleston Tea Plantation. This family-friendly festival celebrates the first harvest of the season and includes live music, local artisan vendors, kids activities, food trucks and of course, plenty of American Classic Tea! Crow will be joined by bands like Stop Light ObservationsDangermuffin, and other special guests. Facebook fan Rosanna Stefano saw Crow perform in 2007 and said “it was the best concert I’ve ever attended… She is fantastic!”

In addition to being a nine-time Grammy award-winning artist, Crow is also the mother of two young boys. Good Housekeeping caught up with Sheryl last summer and she revealed when she’s on tour the boys travel with her as much as their school schedule allows. Who knows, maybe Wyatt and Levi will be at the First Flush Festival to watch their mom perform and to meet Waddy the Frog!

Either way, Sheryl Crow’s love of music is contagious. What’s your favorite Sheryl Crow song to listen to while you sip Bigelow Tea?

Bigelow Tea Appreciates Liam Neeson’s Love for Decaf Tea

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Whether you’re a busy student studying for exams or in the working world and committed to climbing the corporate ladder, Bigelow Tea is there for you. It’s important to be well rested to take the day by storm no matter how many hours of shut-eye you manage to snag! That’s why a nice decaffeinated tea like Decaffeinated English Teatime is a good choice towards the end of the day.

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Turns out, actor Liam Neeson loves his tea too! “I have this cup with me everywhere I go,” the actor said about the green metallic mug he carries with him. So which tea has this Taken actor taken? Decaf black tea is what gets this world famous superstar through the days and nights these days. Bigelow Tea’s Decaffeinated English Teatime would be the perfect tea to play a starring role in Neeson’s life.

In addition to Decaffeinated English Teatime, Bigelow Tea also offers decaf versions of classic favorites like Earl Grey and Constant Comment. Green tea lovers will enjoy Bigelow Tea’s Green Tea flavors like Decaffeinated Green Tea with Lemon or Decaffeinated Green Tea with Pomegranate. Brew a mug and, like tea and Taken fan @MarianaHamani, sip it while you watch a Liam Neeson movie!

Which Bigelow Tea flavor do you prefer decaffeinated?

Top photo by BagoGames via Flickr.com


Treat Mom With A Personalized Mother’s Day Treasure From Bigelow Tea

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As a family-owned and operated company, Bigelow Tea thinks it’s important to celebrate moms. This Mother’s Day, say thanks with one of these personalized gift ideas she’ll surely love.

Engraved Tea Chests

Make teatime special with an engraved Bigelow Tea wooden tea chest. Each chest is beautifully crafted and comes with an assortment of delicious teas.

Personalized Tea Tins

Does mom have a photo stockpile at home or on her computer? Go with a Bigelow Tea Personalized Assorted Tea Photo Tin. This tin contains a well-rounded variety of individually wrapped black, green, herbal and decaffeinated teas. Just upload your favorite image and message, and give the gift of capturing a treasured memory.

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Personalized Tea Boxes

If your mom is always sipping a cup of “Constant Comment®” or Bigelow Green Teapersonalized tea boxes might be the perfect treat. Add a favorite photo and message on a box of select Bigelow Tea blends. Each case contains 6 boxes, with 20 individually wrapped tea bags apiece.

Or, when Sunday, May 10th arrives, you could follow in the footsteps of @MySweetSanity and treat mom with a little relaxation and a “Mommy Time-Out” with a Bigelow Tea Peach Teallini. Whatever you decide, be sure to let the moms know how much you care.

 

Bigelow Tea’s Perfect Sip For Spring Sweepstakes Ends Today!

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It’s the last day to enter the Bigelow Tea Perfect Sip for Spring Sweepstakes for your chance to win a Novus Tea Gift Box! 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.  If you’re on mobile device, please use this link instead:  http://woobox.com/you5vw— and be sure to enter by midnight EST!

Twelve lucky winners will take home this very special keepsake box with three signature Novus Tea flavors, each handcrafted by the Bigelow family with full-leaf teas from the finest tea estates. The unique pyramid-shaped sachet ensures maximum tea flavor in the cup for, you guessed it, the perfect sip!

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.

Check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 12 lucky winners!