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The Shadow Knows: Groundhog Day 2009

Every year on February 2nd, folks in the frostbitten northeast turn to groundhogs for meteorological prognostication. Six months before the first official day of spring, this is the groundhog’s day in the sun, or out of it.

Most of us who have shivered through the bitter gray doldrums of winter hope that there is not a shadow in sight when these famous groundhogs emerge from their groundhog houses.

The first groundhog in North America to make his prediction is Shubenacadie Sam, the weather predicting groundhog at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park in Nova Scotia. And according to this article, there will be free tea for all who attend the breakfast held in Sam’s honor.

The most famous groundhog in North America is Pennsylvania’s own Punxsutawney Phil. Every year, thousands of spectators gather in the out-of-the-way town of Punxsutawney to watch Phil make his prediction.

If you find yourself in Punxsutawney this Groundhog Day, you may want to make reservations to stay at the Plantation Getaway Bed and Breakfast, where guests are offered an authentic English Tea.

In 1993, Phil accepted the role of himself in the movie Groundhog Day, alongside Bill Murray (who starred in Lost in Translation with Scarlet Johansen, and served tea in the 2003 film Coffee and Cigarettes).

If you are unable to make it to Punxsutawney to see Phil in person, you can find a warm spot on the couch, a hot cup of tea and watch Bill Murray relive Groundhog Day over and over again.

Note: While Bigelow Tea does offer several seasonal teas, a Groundhog Day themed tea (neither the film nor the holiday) has yet to hit the shelves.

Delicious Teas for Valentine’s Day

We have just launched the most delicious new teas for the Valentine season…White Chocolate Kisses and Sweet Cinnamon Hearts. White Chocolate is an amazing blend of black tea and smooth chocolate (with a few other magical ingredients sprinkled in) and Sweet Cinnamon is a delightful herbal tea made from sweet apple and healthful cinnamon.

White Chocolate Kisses and Sweet Cinnamon Hearts

Both are beyond words….they are only out on a limited basis….so look for these really fun teas that actually taste better than you could imagine…and no calories (not bad for a Valentine treat)!

Cindi Bigelow

What are your favorite holiday Bigelow Teas?

Reflecting back and looking forward…a very common occurrence this week. While doing so, contemplate what Bigelow teas you enjoyed over the holidays this year and let us know. Perhaps it was Eggnogg’n® Tea?

Eggnogg'n® Tea

Or Ginger Snappish™ like this blogger, Mostly Risible?

Ginger Snappish™

Maybe you’re sipping one now? We want to hear from you!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Enjoy the Simple Things this Holiday.

Holiday Card

Having Trouble finding that Perfect Gift?

Let us help. Who could resist?

Christmas Card Cookies and Tea

Christmas Card Cookies and Tea

OR…

What Santa Likes Holiday Bucket

What Santa Likes Holiday Bucket

OR…

Santa’s Holiday Tote

Santa’s Holiday Tote

OR…

Frosty’s Bucket

Frosty’s Bucket

We have even more gift baskets and other gift ideas in our holiday catalog. With shopping made this easy, we hope you’ll have extra time for yourself and your favorite cup of tea!

2008 Bigelow Tea Holiday Catalog Has Arrived

Give the gift of Tea this Holiday

Our 2008 Holiday Catalog has arrived. Like warm gloves and a scarf on a cold winter day, you are sure to find just what you need here. Among other things, we are celebrating the introduction of our Organic Teas with this fun hat box tower featuring three assorted-size, re-useable hat boxes filled with a Spode mug, lime confections, turtle supreme cookies, honey spoons, a small journal, key lime cookies and an assortment of Bigelow Organic Teas — 56 tea bags in all!

Celebration Tower

Celebration Tower

For those who love their tea no matter where they are, there is the Keurig® B-40 Elite Single Cup Tea & Coffee Brewing System with your favorite Bigelow Tea K-Cups. For another way to brew tea, learn more by viewing “A Perfect Cup of Tea With Cindi Bigelow”.

Assorted Bigelow K-Cups™

Assorted Bigelow K-Cups™

Our Table of Contents makes it easy to locate the perfect gift for all the tea fans on your gift list. Whether you want to embrace the morning with black tea and this Vera Bradley design Yellow Bird Teapot or go for the green in a Fern Tea for One teapot or even relax with herbal tea and some attitude in your Pink Cattitude Teapot, you are sure to find just what you need. Happy shopping!

Yellow Bird Teapot

Yellow Bird Teapot

Fern Tea for One

Pink Cattitude Teapot

Honor Your Grandparents: Sunday is National Grandparents Day

National Grandparents Day is celebrated each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. In 1978, the United States Congress passed legislation, signed by President Jimmy Carter, declaring it a national holiday. September was chosen for the holiday in order to signify the “autumn years” of life. And it is all those years that one woman, Marion McQuade, a housewife from West Virginia, set out to recognize. This special day is set aside to appreciate the lifetime of experience, strength and guidance older people have to offer.

How do you plan to make this day special for your grandparents and elderly relatives and friends? Maybe they start and end each day with a cup of tea? Or maybe they’d delight in something totally different like a Green Tea Spa Bag? Whatever the case…here are some great gift ideas.

Bigelow Golden Assortment

Bigelow Golden Assortment

Green Tea Spa Bag

Green Tea Spa Bag

If you’d like to see more, go here. For more information on National Grandparents Day, go here. Happy Grandparents Day to all!