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Bigelow Tea’s Back To College Tips

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It’s that time of year again. What seemed like an endless summer has now come to a sudden halt. College students have wrapped up once-in-a-lifetime internship opportunities, said good-bye to their parents for another semester, and moved back into their dorms. All these changes combined with figuring out your class schedule can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be.  Here are a few “Back to College” tea drinking tips from Bigelow Tea:

  • It always helps to have an assortment of Bigelow Tea for every occasion: A cup of Earl Grey for the morning, Green Tea with Mango for an afternoon pick-me-up, and Cozy Chamomile to unwind after a busy day of classes and studying.  Bigelow Tea also has a number of assorted teas packs, perfect for college living.
  • Heat your tea water with an electric tea kettle or in your dorm microwave. Both are space savers and multipurpose. If you’re looking for temperature directions, here’s a handy guide to bookmark on your cell phone.
  • This Tea for One Personali-Tea mug is a great way to begin your college journey. It also comes with an assortment of flavors, so you can enjoy the teas you like most while making new discoveries.
  • Socialize with Bigelow Tea. Whether you’re studying or looking for a quiet night with your roomie, there’s a flavor for every occasion. Don’t forget to check out the delicious drink recipes online!

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As college student @ayyojitos mentioned, it’s “time for some shut eye so I can sign up for classestomorrow. #backtocollege.” This is the perfect time to steep a mug of Chamomile Mango Herbal Tea and spend a few minutes relaxing. Bigelow Tea’s college survival tips: Stay calm, make friends, study hard, and drink tea!

Keep us posted on your accomplishments throughout the semester and remember to send us your #backtocollege tea sippin’#mugshots!
 

Bigelow Tea And Lacrosse Are Deep Rooted In United States History

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The World Cup in Brazil certainly generated excitement this summer, but did you know we had some world class competition right here in the U.S. this July? The World Lacrosse Championships were held in Denver, Colorado over six days in July. The sports lovers at Bigelow Tea enjoy competition and know there are many sports and teams to root for—just like there are so many teas to choose from! It’s no wonder Bigelow Tea fan gingerlymade.com, asked recently: what’s your favorite Bigelow Tea?

The Federation of International Lacrosse may not be a household name, but lacrosse has a long and storied history in the New World, just like tea. In fact lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in North America, originating with indigenous peoples as far back as the 17th Century. Players use the lacrosse stick to catch, carry and pass the small rubber ball, in an effort to score on the opponent’s goal. Players wear protective gear because the game can get pretty rough!

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Lacrosse has been gaining popularity for years. In fact, this year’s “World Cup” Lacrosse Championship (also held every four years) had a record 38 nations in competition. The tournament drew 150,000 visitors over six days, culminating with the July 19th battle between Canada and the United States. Alas, Canada came out on top!  Like a good cup of Bigelow Tea and the Bigelow family itself, Lacrosse is a part of U.S. history!

1st image from Instagram via @brittney_taylor, 2nd image by Bill Brine via Flickr.com

Everything Is Peachy At Bigelow Tea!

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Beat the summertime heat with Bigelow Tea as you try out some delectable, peach-inspired recipes—in celebration of National Peach Month.  One of the most abundant, refreshing and succulent fruits to enjoy at this time of year, the peach is made even more tasty when paired with Bigelow® Green Tea with Peach!  Try these tasty Bigelow Tea concoctions and enjoy some dinner and dessert!

Grilled Green Tea Chicken and Peaches

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Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken – cut up – about 4-5 pounds
  • ¾ cup water
  • Bigelow Green Tea with Peach Tea Bags
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly grounded pepper and salt to taste
  • 4 fresh peaches, halved and pitted

Directions (for Marinade):

In a small saucepan over medium high heat, bring water to the boil and add teabags, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes reducing liquid by ¼. Stir in honey and black pepper.

Directions (for Grilling Chicken):

Preheat grill. Rub chicken with the olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill, turn to medium low heat (or use “Indirect” cooking according to grill instructions) and brush with Green Tea with Peach marinade. Cover grill and cook chicken for 15 minutes, brush again with marinade, and cook for another 15 minutes, turn over and brush with marinade and continue cooking for another 20 minutes. Check chicken with a meat thermometer which should read 140-150*F. Remove from heat. Brush peaches with marinade and place cut side down on grill. Grill for 3-4 minutes. Turn, brush with marinade and grill for another 3-4 minutes.

Time: 55-65 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Green Tea with Peach Ice Cream

(Pictured at top) 

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Ingredients:

Directions:

Combine heavy cream and half-and-half in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, being careful not to boil. Turn off the heat; add sugar and salt, stirring to dissolve. Add the vanilla and the tea bags and let the mixture cool to room temperature, occasionally stirring and gently pressing the tea bags to infuse cream with the tea flavor. When cool, cover tightly and place in the refrigerator overnight. Before freezing, pour the mixture through a sieve set over a large bowl. Press the tea bags to release flavor. Add the diced peaches and freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.

ChillingTime: 4-6 hours

FreezingTime: 25-30 minutes

Yield:  1 Quart

Photo (at very top) via Wikimedia Commons.

Bigelow Tea Knows Austin Mahone Is A Fan Of Sweet Tea

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Teen singing sensation Austin Mahone has a sweet spot for tea. Yes, Bigelow Tea recently read a Q&A with Austin in US Magazine where he revealed that he’s actually “obsessed” with it!

In the article, the 18 year-old pop star shares 25 things “you don’t know about me,” and #3 is: “I’m really obsessed with drinking sweet tea.” Now “sweet tea”—iced tea with lots of sugar—is a big part of life down south, and because Austin was born in Texas and now lives in Miami, he’s got good reason to love sipping sweet iced tea. The Bigelow Family has strong ties to the south too, growing American Classic Tea right in Charleston, SC on its own Charleston Tea Plantation!

Bigelow Iced Tea is delicious when sweetened or not, so if Austin or any of his fans, known as “Mahomies” want to brew some of their own, maybe they’ll give one of Bigelow Tea’s many varieties a try!

If iced tea is your favorite summer drink—we know it’s yours @AyahNimer!—do you like it sweet? And which Bigelow Tea variety do you use most often?
 

The Bigelow Tea Back To College Varie-TEA Sweepstakes Starts Today!

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Start the fall semester on the right foot and enter to win a Fine Tea & Herb Tea Assortment from Bigelow Tea for yourself or a special college student in your life! This prize is all about varie-TEA with 64 assorted teas, each individually wrapped and stored in a handy box that tucks neatly into the tiniest dorm room or kitchen. Just pick your fave flavor for late-night studying, hangin’ with friends or fighting off the occasional case of homesickness.

A total of 24 winners will take home this awesome tea sampler. It comes with eight tea bags each of the following flavors. Enjoy hot or iced:

So head over to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page to enter. Simply “like” the page (if you haven’t already), click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page, and follow the entry instructions or if on your mobile device, click here. Be sure to share the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries. You can enter once per day until the sweeps ends on Aug. 27. Check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 24 lucky winners.

Good luck … and Bigelow Tea wishes all those going back to school (and their parents) a TEA-rific year!

 

Try “Tea For One” From Bigelow Tea

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Singing about “tea for two” is so 1925! Yes, sharing tea is awesome, but sometimes sipping solo is really the best part of the day. Here are two gift sets for people who like to have their mug of Bigelow Tea in peace.  The Tea for One and Green Tea for One gift sets each come with an exclusive Personali-Tea Mug, 44 Bigelow Tea bags and a 3-oz jar of Savannah Bee Company honey—all neatly packed in a keepsake box.

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These gift sets are ideal for those who can’t live without their #dailycup and appreciate a good mug! It’s always fun to see adoring Bigelow Tea “mug shots” on Instagram, like this shot from @mandaleigh8905. Thanks Amanda, for sharing the love! So go ahead … make someone’s day with Tea for One!

 

Win Bigelow Tea Plantation Mint Tea For Two!

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Don’t miss your LAST CHANCE to enter the Bigelow Tea “Made in the USA” sweepstakes to win a Plantation Mint Tea for Two gift set! Enter via the Bigelow Tea Facebook page by midnight EST, and you could be one of the 12 lucky winners to enjoy this homegrown tea treat!

Your prize comes with two Personali-TEA mugs, a jar of Savannah Bee Company honey and 44 individually wrapped tea bags of Plantation Mint. This popular Bigelow Tea variety is a black tea blended with mint harvested from fields in Oregon to bring you a very special minty-fresh brew. It’s especially refreshing when poured over ice during the hot summer days!

To enter the sweepstakes, simply “Like” the Facebook page before clicking on the Sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo. And don’t forget to check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the lucky winners! Good luck, everyone!

 

Popcorn and Tea: It’s Bigelow Tea Movie Night!

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At Bigelow Tea, there’s nothing like a good tea cameo to perk up some favorite films.

Sure, there are productions notorious for their tea scenes like Alice in Wonderland and Mary Poppins. There’s the expectation that the great English classic novel adaptations like Jane Austin’s Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice will feature tea in some way shape or form. And, there are a handful of films where tea plays a starring role, such as Tea With Mussolini (1999) and Tea and Sympathy (1956).

But, then there are the more dramatic, breakout roles, where tea debuts as a great equalizer for conflict or a metaphor for calm, composure and level headedness.

Remember the tea scene in The Great Gatsby (2013) when Gatsby and Daisy are reunited for the first time after years apart? The tension was so palpable it was hard to breath. But both characters soon relaxed over tea.

Or how about the diner scene in Silver Linings Playbook (2012) where Pat orders raisin bran and Tiffany orders tea? The point being: tea is familiar, comforting, reassuring—something both characters desperately seek in each other.

There are countless films, from documentaries to the classics, where tea appears. So, even if you prefer to read, like @DearAldii_ who tweeted that she enjoys “Cozy chamomile tea and a few pages of my new book before bed,” chances are you have a favorite tea movie too! Share your favorite tea film moments with us! #Bigelowfamily

Image via Myhungergames.com

Joe Torre, MLB And Bigelow Tea Star, Is Going To Cooperstown!

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Things are buzzing at Bigelow Tea—our good friend and baseball legend Joe Torre is going to Cooperstown! Bigelow Tea takes sports seriously, and this highest honor in baseball is well deserved with Joe’s stellar career! Bigelow Tea is proud that Joe was also the first sports star spokesperson for this family owned and operated tea company. Remember there is no TEAM without TEA!

As a player, Joe’s career batting average was .297 with 2,342 hits and 252 home runs; and in an even greater career as a legendary manger he won six American League Pennants and four World Series, ranking fifth in all-time wins with 2,326!

Joe has made a great impression on tea drinkers for years. He shared his love for Bigelow Tea in this vintage video from 2007, talking with Bigelow Tea President and CEO Cindi Bigelow (and another great Bigelow Tea lover Phil Simms). Joe shares that when diagnosed with cancer, he took action and decided that Bigelow Tea would be part of his overall plan for taking care of himself. That’s why Joe was often seen drinking Bigelow Green Tea during his amazing career with the New York Yankees!

Today Joe is the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for MLB and keeps busy with the Joe Torre Safe At Home FoundationSunday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m., after many other awards, Joe will receive baseball’s highest honor. The Bigelow Tea family is proud to say that Joe has been an All-Star on Bigelow Tea’s team for years!
 

Third Generation Family Owned Bigelow Tea Celebrates Parents Day

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Being a parent is possibly the most difficult and most rewarding job of all. Beyond feeding and clothing your children, there are boundaries to set, life lessons to teach and (of course!) lots of fun to be had! Parents Day is this Sunday, July 27th, so brew up a big pot of Bigelow Tea, pour it over ice and find a way to make the day matter!

Parents Day was established “to promote responsible parenting in our society and to uplift ideal parental role models, especially for our nation’s children.” Instead of being another day to honor parents, it is a day “when parents honor their children and … rededicate themselves to manifest the highest standard of unconditional true love.”

The Bigelow Family has a keen appreciation for parents. As a 3rd generation family run business, current President and CEO Cindi Bigelow knows that her parents, David & Eunice, and David’s parents (David Sr. and founder Ruth Campbell Bigelow) built the foundations of what has become America’s leading specialty tea company.

So, this Sunday, gather the kids (and grandkids!), sip some iced tea, tell family stories, laugh a little and hug a lot. That’s the best part about being a parent.