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Get Green For The Game With Bigelow Tea

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For those diehard football fans who are actually attending the big game on Sunday, please, for the love of all that is good, bundle up! Fortunately, they’ll be giving ticketholders earmuffs and hats for this first non-dome NFL championship game in a cold—seriously cold—city. For the rest of you, stay toasty in front of the TV with a cup of Bigelow Tea!

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Bigelow Green Tea is the tea of choice for Sunday. Why, you ask? Because it’s a favorite of Phil Simms (one of Bigelow Tea’s favorite football players!) and there’s kind of a “green” theme going on at the stadium this year. Yep, MetLife Stadium is home to Gang Green, the New York Jets, during the regular season and (this just in!) the dining there is going to be the “greenest in history.” Niice! The venue is the first Certified Green Restaurant stadium from the Green Restaurant Association and is the largest food service operation ever to receive this certification. (They compost, they recycle, they’re proud of their accomplishments … hmmmm … this sounds like a certain family-run tea company and and it’s Sustainabili-TEA initiatives!)

Simms has been busily analyzing the season in his Bigelow Tea Sports Report, (thanks for the retweet Bonnie Stewart!) and picks Seattle to go all the way over the Broncos.  Do you think he has had a change of heart?  What do you think? And which variety of Bigelow Tea will you be drinking on Sunday? #Bigelow #GreenTea #PhilSimms #BigelowFamily

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Wednesday at Midnight Is The Last Time To Enter the Bigelow Tea Video Contest To Win An iPad Mini!

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Have you submitted your awesome video explaining why “Bigelow is your cup of tea”? You have until Jan. 29, midnight EST, to enter the Bigelow Tea Video Contest. The top two videos with the most votes will win amazing prizes. The grand prize is an Apple iPad mini with Wi-Fi 32GB and a Wooden Chest with Flavored and Herb Tea containing 64 tea bags! A second winner will take home a year’s worth of tea of his/her choice—120 tea bags per month!

Thank you to all those who have already submitted videos, and remember to vote daily for your favorite YouTube, Instagram or Vine video (and tell your friends!) to boost your chances of winning!

Here’s what to do:

  • Create a YouTube, Instagram or Vine video … read a poem, sing an original song, do a Bigelow Tea dance, submit original artwork—anything goes!
  • “Like” our Facebook page and click on the Video Contest icon under the large cover photo and follow the directions for adding the link to your YouTube, Vine or Instagram video.
  • Vote once every 24 hours until Jan. 29, midnight EST. Check our Facebook page to view the latest videos!

Look for the names of the two winners on the Bigelow Tea blog on Jan. 31. Selection is based on public voting and input from a panel of Bigelow Tea judges looking for creativity and originality. Good luck, and Happy Hot Tea Month from all your friends at Bigelow Tea!


Update:  we are so excited by the wonderful videos we have received!  Thank you everyone for your great efforts!  We are running a verification process of the video content so please be patient with us while we discover the winners.  Happy Hot Tea Month!!

On Tap: Getting Savvy About Saving Water With Bigelow Tea

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Pour, steep, stir … repeat often. We’re guessing you appreciate your daily cup of Bigelow Tea as much as we do. So let’s take a moment to recognize the major role water plays in making your favorite brew. Without H20, your tea bag is, well, a bag of leaves in need of some love. Thankfully, there are a few super-easy ways to conserve water, ensuring that there will always be enough for your mug and the rest of the planet, too!

Some conservation tips are familiar but worth repeating. For starters, turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth and while scrubbing the dishes. But here’s something you may not know: if you cut your daily shower by just one minute, you could save 1,000 gallons of water a year! Seriously. Then there’s your toilet. It might have “silent” leaks from worn hardware, dripping away several gallons a day. Who knew? Text your plumber, pronto!

Check out even more tips from the Mother Nature Network or visit our SustainabiliTEA  board on Pinterest for more water-saving and eco-centric ideas. Then snag your favorite Bigelow Tea flavor and fill up that teapot with newfound confidence!

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Big Fun, Big Bang Theory & Bigelow Tea!

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Check out this crazy tea-infused chat we found from the hit CBS show The Big Bang Theory.  It’s this type of total madness seen between roommates Leonard Hofstadter (John Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) that is hilarious but hey it’s legit: Leonard and Sheldon are both brilliant physicists, so who are we to question them about the power of tea (especially when it’s Bigelow Tea!).

And we agree that tea is a conversation starter so a big shout out to @LadyAyukawa whos husband loves Bigelow Vanilla Chai (do you both drink tea together?) and  @elizabethpabon who drinks Bigelow Mint Medley every night before bed (and do you drink tea in the morning too?).  We want to hear from you so tag us (@bigelowtea) or join our #Bigelow conversation wherever you are online!

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Bigelow Tea Has The Ultimate Question: Which Is Your Favorite Bigelow Tea?


Let’s face it, we all love tea. And we absolutely couldn’t do without our Bigelow Tea on a daily basis. Some of us like it this way or that. But what if you could have only one kind of Bigelow Tea (shudder to think!)? Which would be your tea of choice? Would it be our uniquely spiced “Constant Comment”®, our stately Earl Grey, our Cozy Chamomile or our mellow Green Tea?

Tell us! We want to know! Which is your favorite Bigelow Tea?

If your favorite wasn’t listed, let us know either here, on our Facebook page or via Twitter!


Do You Heart Bigelow Tea?

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Whether it’s true love, a little crush or even just a platonic bromance, the gift of Bigelow Tea can’t be misinterpreted. It means you think tea rocks and you want to share it. No mixed messages there!

Sure, you can give someone candies with messages like “Tweet Me” or “Be Mine,” but they’ll be scarfed down in no time. A few boxes of tea, however, will last a bit longer keeping those warm thoughts of you lingering! That’s why, for Valentine’s Day, Bigelow Tea has put together what could possibly be the sweetest little two-pack of tea ever. Sweetheart Cinnamon and White Chocolate Obsession. Together. No joke. “Soul Mates” indeed.

And if you boycott Valentine’s Day, snag the Valentine Gift Duet for yourself. Tea, of course, always loves you back. So sip your tea, take a selfie and watch “Love Actually” in your jammies. No date needed. Like our friend, The Life of Jess, you might just become #obsessed with Bigelow Tea!

Thank You Begins With Bigelow Tea

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1. Even if it was a six-pound fruit cake, a gift’s a gift and a “thank you” is still in order. So whether you send a tweet, a paperless message or even—gasp!—an actual  handwritten note, say “thanks” during National Thank You Month! And, hey, slipping a foil-wrapped Bigelow Tea bag into the envelope would make your “thank you” so awesome that the recipient might even thank you for your thank you. Wait, now we’re getting confused.

2. During the month of January offer a little shout-out to the people who hosted you, gifted you and made you smile over the holidays. And while you’re in the thanking mood, hop online and express your gratitude for tea! Bigelow Tea lovers aren’t afraid to proclaim their love for the drink. According to @twolinepass  I love lemon is the “greatest hot beverage” ever. Anyone in agreement?

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3. Thanking others is really a year-round deal, but this month in particular, a little “thank you” will go a long way.

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Determination And Collaboration: Stories Of Success At Bigelow Tea

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Bill Hall and Cindi Bigelow at the Charleston Tea Plantation

Yes, Hot Tea Month is in full swing, but why not enjoy it with some cool family stories from Bigelow Tea! Here are three tidbits about collaboration and good old-fashioned stick-to-it-ness. Check out more stories on Bigelow Tea boxes and in previous posts.

• Back in 1955, just after Ruth C. and David E. Bigelow moved their 10-year-old tea company from New York to Connecticut, they were hit with back-to-back hurricanes. The new factory was flooded and all the tea washed down the Norwalk River! Fortunately, the determined couple worked with employees and patient creditors to get the factory up and running again.

• Much more recently, in 2003, the amazing Charleston Tea Plantation faced a developer’s bulldozer. The Bigelow family purchased the land and worked with local farmers to preserve 127 acres of beautiful tea bushes and the American Classic Tea line.

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• Collaboration was also key to the creation of Bigelow Tea’s signature Earl Grey recipe, a favorite of many tea lovers (#besttea, according to @danielledhein and #FavoriteFallDrink says @NickChancey!) The secret? Unparalleled oil of bergamot from Calabria, Italy. The Bigelows discovered it 40 years ago and loved it so much, they bought the whole crop and have used it ever since!

One Direction Loves Bigelow Tea Backstage On Tour

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Last summer, we wrote about British heartthrob Liam Payne’s love of tea and how we can’t wait for him to try our very own English Breakfast Tea. Turns out, the entire band, One Direction, is now enjoying Bigelow Tea backstage while touring. While in Mexico City, asked a One Direction team member which drinks and snacks were indispensible … and Bigelow Tea topped the list: Por ejemplo, los alimentos enumerados como indispensables para el grupo son Bigelow Tea.”

Whether Liam and the rest of the boys—Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson—are performing in Mexico or here in the United States, we know that Bigelow Tea will be an important element of their pre-show ritual. They’re Brits, after all … and tea time is a big part of life across the pond!

And while many of 1D’s fans are teens and tweens, we think that their adult fans might enjoy a Bigelow® Kisses-n-Cream Mar-TEA-ni while listening to the group’s hit, Kiss You! It contains our White Chocolate Obsession tea, and we know that many “Directioners” are obsessed with these lads! This recipe, of course, can easily be made alcohol free.

Bigelow® Kisses-n-Cream Mar-TEA-ni


Bigelow® White Chocolate Obsession Tea Bags
1 ¼ cups boiling water
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup cocoa powder (optional)
4 ounces vanilla vodka
4 ounces whipping cream

Yield: Serves 4

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Place tea bags into a measuring cup and add 1 ¼ cups boiling water. Let brew for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags.

Add sugar and stir until it dissolves. Chill.

Prepare martini glasses by wetting the rim and dipping in a shallow dish of cocoa powder.

To make a martini, take two ounces of the cooled sweet tea, one ounce of the vanilla vodka and mix it with one ounce of cream in a shaker. Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.

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Ever Visit Sri Lankan Tea Factories? Join Cindi Bigelow For A Tour!

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Check out Cindi Bigelow’s trip to Sri Lanka where the third-generation Bigelow Tea CEO explored tea fieldsthat have helped supply family-owned Bigelow Tea with top quality tea leaves for decades. As a next step in the tea process, Cindi visited Sri Lankan factories where handpicked tea leaves were processed. These processing plants have used time-honored methods to carefully bring out the full flavor of the tea. This step-by-step video shows how a state-of-the art facility produces quality batches of tea leaves that eventually create each steaming cup of Bigelow Tea. Enjoy!