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Drink Water And Bigelow Tea For Hydration

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Bigelow Tea is tapping into facts about hydration during National Drinking Water Week! With summer just around the corner, this week is a good time to remember how important it is to conserve water and to drink it up!

Water is essential, helping to control body temperature, blood pressure and heart rate. It also keeps skin, hair and nails healthy. While individual fluid needs vary, everyone should increase intake after exercising or spending time in the heat. But if you find it hard to drink enough water, then grab your tea kettle. That’s right, tea is great for hydration and counts toward your total fluid intake!

Nothing hits the spot on a hot day like fresh-brewed iced tea, so why not keep a pitcher on hand in the fridge? Check out these brewing tips. Any Bigelow Tea tastes great over ice. Instagram fan @Jennylynne77 recommends Earl Grey! For more inspiration, here are some yummy Bigelow Tea iced tea recipes to try.

By all means, drink plenty of water, but isn’t it nice to know you can mix things up with your favorite Bigelow tea? Enjoy!
 

The Avett Brothers Headline Bigelow Tea’s 8th Annual First Flush FesTEAval

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Bigelow Tea is feeling flushed with good reason: everyone—including the amazing The Avett Brothers!—is gearing up for the eighth annual First Flush FesTEAval onSaturday, May 24! The celebration of tea and music takes place at Bigelow Tea’s Charleston Tea Plantation, located on Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

This yearly event celebrates the first harvest of 2014’s tea crop with a lot of great music, food, fun and tea! Headlining this year’s bash are The Avett Brothers, a popular indie rock/folk/bluegrass band that will be busily playing across the country this summer. The group has been letting their fans know about their stop in Charleston. Facebook fan @CourtenyAdler couldn’t be more excited: “Tea, Charleston and the Avett Bros. Heaven has been perfected.”

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Other scheduled acts will include Stop Light ObservationsLuke Cunningham BandAtlas Road CrewTyler Boone BandBen Fagan and the Holy City Hooligans and The Executives.

Tickets are at $37.50 Advance, and $45 Day of Show. Purchase them through TicketFly.com and the Music Farm Box Office. Gates open at noon, with the show starting at1 p.m. Check out food trucks and a kids area, and enjoy some American Classic Tea too! The Bigelow family can’t wait to see you there! #Bigelowfamily #CharlestonTeaPlantation

Top image via The Avett Brothers’ Instagram

Bigelow Tea Celebrates Cinco de Mayo con gusto

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! This day celebrates Mexico defeating the French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, although it is often confused with Mexico’s Independence Day (that’s actually September 16). Either way, Bigelow Tea is celebrando con té!

If delicious simplicity is what you’re seeking, several Bigelow Tea flavors come in bilingual packaging! Bigelow’s Té Verde con Mango on ice is oh-so-refreshing,amigos! The perfect drink to mark the occasion. Let Cinco de Mayo be your excuse to add ice and lemon— like iced tea fan @Gibster94 on Instagram—for a refreshing springtime treat!

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Some other ways Bigelow Tea can be part of your Cinco de Mayo menu include the Ultimate Pomegranate Margarita made with Pomegranate Pizzazz or Grilled Vegetarian Mushroom Quesadillas made with I Love Lemon. Enjoy con gusto!

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

first image by Blanca Stella Mejia via Flickr.com

Bigelow Tea Is Proud To Welcome Veterans Participating in 2014 Ride To Recovery Bike Ride

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Bigelow Tea, family tea blenders since 1945, was proud to welcome Veterans participating in the 2014 Ride to Recovery bike ride to Bigelow’s Louisville, Kentucky plant. There, they were able to see the special boxes of American Classic Tea, produced solely for the purpose of thanking service men and women serving our country, being made.

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Since 2009 when Bigelow Tea’s first “Tea for the Troops” box was created, Cindi Bigelow, third-generation President and CEO, has worked with the USO to send more than 3.4 million tea bags (about 165,000 boxes) of American Classic tea to troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and outposts worldwide, in addition to Veterans Administration hospitals and VFW chapters.

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Plenty of snacks and thirst-quenching refreshments were on hand when the riders arrived. The previous evening they were welcomed by Cindi Bigelow at a dinner held in their honor, where she was able to personally thank the veterans and pay homage to these American heroes for their brave service to our country. Legendary Louisville native and Bigelow spokesperson Phil Simms was also on hand in a show of support.

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“I and everyone at Bigelow Tea are in awe of these heroes. So it was a special honor for Bigelow’s RTD Sales Manager Tim Richmond, himself a Veteran, and me to ride with them for the first leg of their 78-mile day into the Louisville plant. We were all so excited to have the riders join us for dinner and visit our facility were ‘Tea for the Troops’ boxes are made,” said Bigelow. “Showing our support and giving them a warm welcome was meant to honor them but truly, it was we who were honored.”

Celebrate Spring With The Bigelow Tea Novus Sweepstakes!

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Bring on the May flowers and a Bigelow Tea sweepstakes! Twelve lucky winners will take home a beautiful bouquet of Novus teas presented in a sophisticated tea chest!

The Assorted Novus Teas in Wooden Chest comes with a total of 12 teas. You’ll love the sleek lines and matte black finish of the 14-1/4″ x 5″ x 3-1/2″ wooden chest—a keepsake, for sure!

Novus is a line of full-leaf loose teas that are masterfully blended and enveloped in cleverly designed pyramid-shaped tea bags that allow the leaves to unfurl for full flavor extraction. That’s right, you get to enjoy the exquisite flavor of loose tea with the convenience of a tea bag. No wonder these teas are served in the finest restaurants!

To enter the sweepstakes simply “Like” the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, click on the Sweepstakes icon at the top of the page under the large cover photo and follow the instructions (note you can enter every 24 hours and the more you share with your friends and family, the more entries you yourself get). The sweeps ends at midnight EST on May 30. Look for the names of the lucky winners on the Bigelow Tea blog.

Good luck … and enjoy the spring beauty blooming all around you!

Hurry, Bigelow Tea’s “Thank You Mom” Sweepstakes Ends Soon!

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Mother’s Day is almost here; have you entered the Bigelow Tea Thank You Mom Sweepstakes? Enter by midnight EST on April 30 for your chance to win a $200 spa gift card or other fab prizes that are sure to make Mom’s heart sing! 175 winners in all!

Head right over to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, “Like” the page, click on the sweepstakes icon at the top of the page, and follow the simple instructions for submitting your entry. After all, the Bigelow family believes that every mother deserves recognition for her loving care … and an extra-special gift like one of these:

  • 25 Grand Prize winners – $200 SpaFinder gift card plus a Fine Tea & Herb Tea Gift Assortment with 64 tea bags in all.
  • 50 first-place winners – Flavored & Herb Tea Wooden Tea Chest with 8 tea bags each of 8 assorted black, green and herb teas. 64 tea bags in all.
  • 100 second-place winners – $25 Walmart gift card plus one box of “Constant Comment”®

Be sure to look for your name on the winners’ list that will be posted on the Bigelow Tea blog, and good luck!
 

Say Happy Mother’s Day With A Bigelow Tea Chest!

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Mother’s Day is coming (May 11!), and Bigelow Tea is ready with TEA-rific gift suggestions! Check out these lovely wooden tea chests. Each one is filled with carefully selected teas for every taste— and refillable for a lifetime of teatime memories to share with your mom!

  • Wooden Chest with Flavored and Herb Tea (pictured above) – This elegant chest with clean lines and burled detailing comes with eight tea bags each of eight assorted black, green and herb teas. 64 tea bags in all. As Mimi Williamson said on Facebook, this gift is “love in a box.” Add a personalized engraving to share even more love!
  • Classic Tea Chest – Crafted with a rich cherry finish and handles, this tea chest also features 64 assorted black, green and herb teas.
  • 4 Flavor Tea Chest – A streamlined hinged chest with eight tea bags each of four of Bigelow Tea’s most popular varieties. Ideal if Mom has limited space. Personalized engraving is also available on this item.

So get your gift on … order soon to ensure delivery of the perfect Bigelow Tea keepsake by Mother’s Day!
 

Get Your L-Theanine And Relax With Bigelow Tea!

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Stay calm, tea lovers. It’s National Stress Awareness Month and Physical Wellness Month. If that info makes your neck muscles tighten, grab a mug of your favorite Bigelow Tea and get ready for some great news you can use to get motivated for healthy pursuits this spring and beyond!

It’s true that stress and anxiety can be debilitating, both mentally and physically. Yet “taking it easy” is hardly an option for most people (final exams in your near future, anyone?). You’ll be happy to know that tea—particularly green tea—is rich in L-theanine, an amino acid that research suggests has a calming effect on the body, while also working synergistically with caffeine to heighten mental alertness. So try sipping Earl Grey Green Tea or Green Tea with Mango for a refreshing and relaxing drink before a run or yoga class!

Thanks @autumnhealth24 for sharing some #health inspiration via Instagram about how Bigelow Green Tea with a lemon slice is “super good” and is helping you break your morning coffee habit! During physical wellness month, that’s great to hear!

Photo by GarretWardPhotography via Flickr.com

Sip Green and Plant Green: Bigelow Tea & Arbor Day

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The Bigelow Tea family is noticing how things are getting greener every day. Spring is in full swing, cups of Certified Organic Green Tea have been spotted, and today, caring communities are celebrating Arbor Day.

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After such a long winter, Bigelow Tea employees are especially grateful to enjoy the great outdoors (with iced tea in hand!), promote sustainabili-TEA, and using their green thumbs in the Bigelow Tea Community Garden. Last year, the Green Team worked hard to plant an area in front of headquarters as part of the Green Wellness Community (GWC) initiative. They planted tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, and herbs, which were donated to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Everything in Mother Nature is interconnected—and trees play an especially important role. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, trees:

  • Conserve energy–They shade your house, act as wind barriers, and help your air conditioning run more efficiently.
  • Help fight climate change–Communities with trees are cooler communities.
  • Provide wildlife habitats, clean air, and drinking water.
  • Tame storm water–They help prevent mudslides and keep our waterways cleaner.

Whether you’re working towards sustainabili-TEA in the office or outside planting trees for Arbor Day, tea fan @poetgunslinger on Instagram notes that there’s  “Nothing like #Bigelow green tea… to get me through work.”

Sip green. Plant green. Happy Arbor Day!

Top image by KIUKO via Flickr.com

Cindi Bigelow Asks How Nice Are People Really?

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I have had to do a fair amount of traveling lately for business and maybe I am just on a good roll of meeting people, but I have to say people are really nice. You just have to give them the opportunity. Everyone is alive and everyone cares but maybe they get caught up with the day to day, maybe they are completely preoccupied…whatever the thing that is going on in their life, I am convinced more than ever, if you give them the chance, you give them the benefit, they are really nice.

Tonight I flew back from a sales call out west. When I walked into the waiting room of the retailer earlier in that day and the receptionist could not have been more kind and with a bigger smile.  I thought I walked into someone’s home.

Then, the person in charge of social media for this account appeared in the lobby to discuss something with the receptionist. It piqued my interest as that is a part of my job and has required a significant amount of time lately.  I asked her a question and the next thing I knew we got into the most energized conversation. You would have thought we knew each other for quite some time.

Then I went into the meeting room with the buyer. Okay, the woman could not have been lovelier. At this point I was starting to pinch myself.  What is going on here?  She was intelligent, sweet and just plain real. She allowed me over an hour (rare in today’s fast paced environment). When I left I wanted to hug her (okay that would not have been appropriate, so I held back).

Then I rushed to the airport in my usual just barely making it style. While waiting in the terminal I witnessed some interesting human transactions. An attendant who sees a long-lost friend (also a flight attendant coming off an earlier flight), gives her the most beautiful “hello.” Her joyous greeting was so sincere.

Another woman who had just gotten off the plane but had lost her phone on board and was waiting to see if they could find it, was holding her young son but was so preoccupied she paid almost not attention to his sweet antics. There was a line of people starting to board the plane but were annoyed that they had to move over to another lane in order to get checked in. I decided to engage that line of people on the wrong side with a cute little comment about how lucky they were that being in “zone 1,” which meant they had to get into the sky priority line.  After thinking about it, they all felt pretty special and happily moved over.

I then boarded with them to find the most engaging young man as my “row mate.” He introduced himself, “Hi.  I am Kelvin”. Okay, I thought, he seemed nice enough but I had lots of work to do. Well, I did end up getting a fair amount of work done but at the same time we ended up having the most outstanding conversations. We talk about everything from religion, to child rearing, to business, to discussing how nice people really are.  With that, our flight attendant Carol joined in (yes, the same one that greeted her friend with such a huge hello). And then we started the debate, just how nice are people?

I thought about the day.  I thought about all I had experienced and I really have to say, I think all people have such a huge capacity for being nice. We just all have to give people the runway to do it. With the use of a warm smile, the sound of a kind word, the true look into someone’s eyes and the caring ear to really listen, everyone can be the best they can be. We just have to take the time to create the right environment.

Yes Carol, Kelvin and I all agreed in the end, people are really nice…we just have to let them know we care and let them know we see them with eyes that invite them to be nice.

 

-Cindi Bigelow