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Bigelow Tea Winks at Celebrating “Save Your Vision Month”

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This March, Bigelow Tea is reminding you to show a little love to your eyes during Save Your Vision Month.

Keep those twinkling stars hydrated (and healthy says a study from WebMD) by drinking a few cups of Bigelow Tea Green Tea every day (maybe it’ll be Green Tea with Pomegranate like @A_Heretic tweeted!). Since your eyes are more than just windows to your soul, it’s important to keep them in tip-top shape to ensure you’re seeing your best. Drink up!

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This month—and throughout the year—follow these tips for maintaining healthy eyes. For starters, it’s necessary to know your health history and vital to get regular eye exams. If you wear contacts, be sure to replace them on time and remember to buy a new lens case every three to four months. Don’t forget to wear sunglasses that offer UVA and UVB protection, and if you are in front of a computer screen frequently, use the 20-20-20 rule to let your eyes rest: Every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away or more for at least 20 seconds.

Now that’s some eye-opening information to absorb as you drink your daily cup!

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Bigelow Tea Goes For Mellow During National Caffeine Awareness Month

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Bigelow Tea knows that tea drinkers sometimes need a little boost from their favorite beverage … but during March’s National Caffeine Awareness Month it might be time to try a few less-caffeinated options.

One great choice is Bigelow Herbal Tea. Herbal teas are actually not made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush, so they are completely caffeine free. Mellow herbs like mint and chamomile make these teas tasty and invigorating, without any caffeine. Try Chamomile Mango or the aptly-named Sweet Dreams this month before bedtime.

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Another great alternative is the full line of Bigelow Decaffeinated Teas. These teas have the same robust taste as many Bigelow black and green tea favorites, but they have only 1-8 mg of caffeine per serving. So, for example, if you want a little less “lift” in your Lemon Lift, try the Lemon Lift decaf!

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Whether caffeine is a vital part of your morning or something you prefer to forego, Bigelow Tea has an option for you this and every month.

Top image by @caymandesigns via Instagram

Bigelow Tea Raises a Cup to Women Everywhere

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March is National Women’s History Month—a time when we recognize the contributions of women in history and contemporary society. The 2015 theme is titled, “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” and presents an opportunity for Bigelow Tea to highlight the story of our tenacious founder, Ruth Campbell Bigelow, whose story weaves into the essential fabric of the company’s—and nation’s—history.

In 1945, inspired by an early Colonial recipe, Ruth created the first cup of “Constant Comment”® Tea in her New York City brownstone kitchen. Soon after, the Bigelow Tea Company was born. Because of the bold choices—and fine quality teas—that Ruth made, Bigelow Tea, as a third generation family run company, has become a household name and is happily celebrating a 70th Anniversary this year under president and CEO, Cindi Bigelow, Ruth’s granddaughter.

This month, raise a mug of tea to the influential women of the past and present and savor a cup of tea in honor of the wonderful women in your life—@gglugo has the perfect Wonder Woman mug for the occasion.

 

Recognizing the People Who Make Bigelow Tea Great

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Reaching the milestone 70th anniversary at Bigelow Tea wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and enthusiasm of the company’s employees. As a family-owned and operated business, Bigelow Tea considers employees to be part of the Bigelow Tea family and works hard to make it a great workplace. The company takes pride in dedicating time to community service, has a commitment to sustainability and also organizes fun employee events—@shearwatercr has enjoyed a Bigelow Tea employee farmers market!

For Employee Spirit Month, it seems fitting to talk about a few of Bigelow Tea’s spirited employees, like Dani Ortman, Chad Tennant and Janned Serrano. Dani works for Bigelow Tea in Boise, where she is involved with Make-A-Wish® Idaho. She volunteers with the organization and grants wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Chad, located in Louisville, KY, represents Bigelow Tea at different obstacle races each year. Recently, Chad participated in the Spartan Race and Tough Mudder to raise money for U.S. veterans through the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Then there’s Janned (Executive Assistant to third generation president and CEO Cindi Bigelow as well as Community Relations Manager pictured above), who works with in Fairfield, CT. She works with Caroline House, a local nonprofit, teaching English as a second language to immigrant women, where she was recently named a member of the organization’s Sources of Inspiration Board. Impressive, right?

Want to hear more? Visit the Bigelow Tea website for more stories about Bigelow Tea’s talented employees and their commitment to do good things, near and far.

 

Both Bigelow Tea and Jennifer Lawrence Make The Right Choices!

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Bigelow Tea appreciates the determination that tea lovers have for enjoying their tea. Since 1945, tea and community have been the passion of this family run business, and today more than 120 flavors of specialty teas provide a wealth of options that tea lovers just can’t pass up! Kind of like the many acting options available for sought-after actress, Jennifer Lawrence, star of 2014’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1—and she is a tea fan too!

Bigelow Tea noted last year that J-Law drank tea during the film Silver Linings Playbook. The following year at the Academy Awards, Jennifer was asked what refreshment she wanted in her dressing room, and she politely requested some English breakfast tea!

Bigelow Tea is a perfect choice for any time, and it would certainly help an actress freshen up when winning an Oscar!  Bigelow Tea lovers also appreciate English Breakfast Tea, like Bigelow Tea fan Joanie Torre who tweeted, it’s “My absolute favorite!” You can’t go wrong with the American made tradition and love that the Bigelow Tea family puts into every cup!

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Spring Into Bigelow’s Green Tea Sweepstakes!

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Ready for the green of spring and a chance to win a Green Teas Triple Pack Sampler from Bigelow Tea? These refreshing flavors will help you perk up and shake off those winter doldrums. Twelve lucky winners in all!

Spring is a time for renewal and a perfect opportunity to explore the delicate flavor profile of green tea. Green teas are high in polyphenols known as EGCG, which is why so many people make them a part of their healthy lifestyle.

The Green Teas Triple Pack includes one box each of Green Tea with Wild Blueberry & Acai, Green Tea with Lemon  and Green Tea with Pomegranate. Each is distinct, delicious and blended with natural flavors (60 tea bags total).

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 March 30. On a mobile device? Please use this link instead:  http://woobox.com/2fwdyt

Check the Bigelow Tea blog for the winners’ list.

Good luck, and enjoy all things green this month!

 

The Bigelow Tea Valentine Sweepstakes Ends TODAY!

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Valentine’s Day has passed, but it’s not too late to enter the Bigelow Tea Valentine Sweepstakes to win a Valentine Tea Duet!

Enter by midnight EST TODAY for your chance to be among the 14 winners of these two seasonal favorites … both are decadent, calorie-free and available year-round on the Bigelow Tea website! To enter, 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, and follow the entry instructions. On a mobile device? Please use this link instead: http://woobox.com/5j73k2

Each Valentine Tea Duet includes one box each of the following teas (40 tea bags in all):

Bigelow White Chocolate Obsession Tea – Blends the taste of rich, decadent chocolate and robust black tea. Add milk and your favorite sweetener, and then pucker up for this kiss in a cup!

Bigelow Sweetheart Cinnamon Herb Tea – All-natural and caffeine-free, this herbal tea is gently kissed with sweet apple and the warming flavor of everyone’s favorite … cinnamon hearts!

Remember to check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re a winner!

 

It’s Tea Time (Literally!) With Bigelow Tea

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Time moves quickly. But somehow, teatime slows it down. Bigelow Tea introduces a new way to savor and store tea in a charming Teatime Box with an important message: to slow down, take a moment and enjoy.

With more than 70 years spanning three generations, and 130 different blends of tea, the passion and purity of Bigelow Tea comes through with every sip.

A lovely gift for the tea drinker(s) in your life, or perhaps that hard-to-buy-for someone who has everything, this hinged wooden box features a working, vintage-look clock with 64 individually-wrapped, assorted tea bags tucked neatly inside. Spring for an AA battery and it’s tea time for two … or however many teacups you have! Tea fan @israhashmi knows that more is merrier; she recently tweeted: “Ain’t no party like a tea party!” LOL.

Tea with friends, there’s nothing better. When’s your favorite time for a #dailycup?

 

Bigelow Tea Likes That Actress Shailene Woodley Savors Life’s Simple Things (Including Tea!)

There’s something special about finding the joy in the little things in life, like family or a hot mug of Organic Chamomile Citrus herbal tea from Bigelow Tea. The aroma, the feeling of holding it in your hands … simple, relaxing and delightful. It turns out that Shailene Woodley shares this same philosophy.

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In an Interview magazine article, Emma Stone spoke with Shailene about her upcoming films and interests. When asked about her rituals before going to sleep, Shailene said that her ideal evening is “to sit in bed with my journal or a book of poems or a novel and a cup of tea, is the perfect way for me to ensure a good night’s rest.”

Considering Shailene’s commitment toward healthy and natural living, we think a mug of hot Organic Chamomile Citrus or Organic Moroccan Mint Herbal Tea would be ideal for her next night in!

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Cancer Research Update From Bigelow Tea

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Cancer—how it’s diagnosed, treated and perceived—has come a long way. Decades ago, people barely spoke about the “C word,” while today there’s an open dialogue about cancer prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, the odds are still good that you or someone you’re close to has had to deal with some form of cancer. So, today brew a cup of Bigelow Tea and read here about some of the research that indicates that tea may protect the body from some cancers.

A 2010 study of more than 500 people adds to growing evidence suggesting the beverage has anti-cancer powers. In the study, smokers and non-smokers who drank at least a cup a day cut their lung cancer risk significantly, a US cancer research conference heard. The protection was greatest for people carrying certain genes. But cancer experts said the findings did not change the fact that smoking is bad for health.

An earlier study indicated that tea drinkers have an approximately 42% reduced risk of colon cancer compared to non-tea drinkers. In that same study, men who drank more than 1.5 cups of tea per day were found to have a 70% lower colon cancer risk. Another study led researchers to the conclusion that hot black tea consumption was associated with a significantly lower risk of the most common form of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma. And still another study, this one from 2003, indicated that women who consumed the equivalent of 2.5 cups of tea per day had a 60% reduction in rectal cancer risk, compared with women who drank less than 1.2 cups of tea daily.

Living a healthy lifestyle by eating right, exercising, applying sunscreen and getting routine physicals and checks for common cancers are just some of the things everyone can do to help prevent, or diagnose, cancer. So, take the advice of the experts: take a walk, wear a wide brimmed hat, nibble a carrot, brew some tea … and enjoy life!

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Tea and tea containing products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. You should always consult a physician regarding the applicability of any information or recommendations with respect to any symptoms or medical condition.

Bigelow is not responsible for the content contained in third-party studies. Bigelow provides these studies for reference, and this does not represent an endorsement or responsibility for the content of such third-party studies.