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Bigelow Tea Loves This Shout-Out To Hot Tea Month From The North

As you’ve probably guessed, we’re pretty excited about Hot Tea Month here at Bigelow Tea, and we’re not alone! The Tea and Herbal Association of Canada is also celebrating the month of January with a variety of articles and videos about everyone’s favorite beverage. If you can’t get enough of fun tea facts and stories, it’s clearly the perfect month to drink in all this tea amazing-ness. Check it out!

A relaxing start to the New Year.

After all the excitement and drama of 2017, now’s the perfect time to calm things down. And according to a Nielsen survey conducted for the Tea and Herbal Association, tea is the perfect beverage to do the job. “Relaxing” was the top positive health association for tea consumers. We couldn’t agree more. How often do YOU find yourself enjoying a cup to relax? Yup, that’s what we thought.

There is a tea for everyone.

Seriously. There are so many different types of teas – black, green, oolong and herbal. Of course, with dozens of different flavor combinations available within each of those categories, there is definitely a tea flavor (or more than one!) that will make everyone happy. In fact, you could probably try several new Bigelow flavors each week for a year – after all, there are more than 130!

Tea unites us all.

For the past several months, we’ve been encouraging folks to #TeaProudly, a pro-tea revolution of our own. Tea is a perfect excuse to hang out together, share stories and advice, or simply relax together over a warm and soothing cup. People of all ages are enjoying tea, with younger generations really loving it! Yup, 42 % of Americans under age 30 prefer to drink tea, with 27% of these tea lovers drinking tea exclusively. You can see why it’s only natural that a common love for tea is a perfect way to bring people together.

So, there you have it. Just a few reasons why Hot Tea Month is the best month ever. So, go on, and enjoy a cup… right now! What are you waiting for?!

Make A Resolution To Drink More Tea!

Okay. Let’s talk about soda. Yeah, yeah, you may know it’s not good for you—but at the same time, it can be totally tough to resist. Come on, who doesn’t remember guzzling it down at the movies (those sugary-sweet chick flicks, though…) and the fizz! Ahh… there’s nothing quite like soda bubbles on a hot day, right?! But, listen, a single can often contains 10 teaspoons of sugar. Imagine digging into a sugar bowl a few times and it’s basically the same thing. For the sake of your teeth, your body and your brain, it’s time to kick the sugary habit to the curb. And what better way to escape the soda cycle so than by changing out that 20-ounce bottle for a cup of Bigelow Tea? Here’s why you should be drinking less soda, plus some tips on how to make the transition a little bit easier…

Are you so into soda? The more you drink (and that’s regular soda or diet), the worse it may be for your health. In fact, some research suggests that drinking sugary soda – and artificial sweeteners and additives – is strongly linked to weight gain, may cause insulin resistance, and may contribute to cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. In the words of celebrity no-nonsense fitness trainer and all-around rockstar Jillian Michaels, “Drinking soda is worse than smoking cigarettes.” Yikes!

But you still need to stay hydrated! This is soooo important. Let’s say you kick the soda habit. You still need to drink something! According to the American Heart Association, keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. Plus, sugary sodas tend to dehydrate you or send you into a sugar crash, so it’s best to make a change. In addition to lots of water, keep hydrated by adding tea to your daily routine. And, green teas are highest in polyphenols known as EGCG, which is why so many in the #TeaProudly community and beyond make it part of their healthy lifestyle—why not include a few cups to your day?

Chances are pretty good you can make the switch. In 2012, a Gallup poll found that 48% of Americans drink at least one glass of soda a day. That means there’s a 50-50 chance you’re a frequent soda drinker. No judgment! Check your watch. Is it soda o’clock? Not so fast. Try to exchange the go-to soft drink for a cup of tea or jazz up some water by adding fresh fruit. Love the bubbles? Switch to seltzer. Go ahead, you can do it!

Bottom line. Whether you’re avoiding a short-term crash or looking out for your long-term health, your body will thank you once you eliminate this common beverage habit. The good news is about 63% of people are now trying to avoid soda, according to a recent poll – just make sure you’re still hydrating!

Have you switched out soda for tea recently? Tag #TeaProudly and tell us how it’s going!

This is Why You Should Celebrate National Hot Tea Month With “Constant Comment” Tea

Ahhh……January. A time to recuperate from all that holiday cheer, snuggle up, and get warm and cozy with a nice hot cup of Bigelow Tea. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? And guess what? January is extra special because it’s also National Hot Tea Month, which is a pretty big deal at family-owned Bigelow Tea!

Speaking of all things tea, let’s talk about classic “Constant Comment” and how it came to be. Inspired by an Early Colonial recipe, in 1945 Ruth Campbell Bigelow disappeared into her New York brownstone kitchen with the idea of creating a better cup of tea. After weeks of trial and error blending black tea with orange rind and sweet spices, she emerged with her first cup of specialty tea. Ruth gave the blend to friends who later told her the tea “was a source of constant comment.” Her tea found a name and the Bigelow Tea Company was born. Pretty neat, huh?!

Ruth knew she had created something special, so she took “Constant Comment” to sell in every store she could find. A shopkeeper told Ruth that he opened the container of tea so customers could get a whiff of its incredible aroma and it began flying off the shelves! Ruth took this idea one step further and set up a jar of “Constant Comment” in each case of tea, with the directions to “open and whiff.”  Shops across the country placed this little jar by their cash registers and sales grew! (Hooray!)

“Constant Comment” has stood the test of time and has been one of America’s most beloved specialty teas for over 70 years! Come to think of it, people are still “commenting” with #TeaProudly all over the web! (How’s that for staying power?!) To this day, the secret recipe of black tea, rind of oranges and sweet spice is still blended only by Bigelow Tea Co-Chairs Eunice and David Bigelow.

Whether you like the sweet spice of “Constant Comment” or prefer to sip one of Bigelow Tea’s other 150 flavors, there’s no denying tea is something special that warms the hearts of so many people all over the world. So grab a friend, your favorite mug, some Bigelow Tea and #TeaProudly during National Hot Tea Month! (Woo-hoo!)

Hot Tea Month at Bigelow

As Bigelow’s Customer Service manager, each January my Call Center and Customer Service staffs and I promote events in our Fairfield location all month long to celebrate January being Hot Tea Month. Some of the fun things we did this year included weekly emails of fun tea trivia and facts, having a blind tea taste challenge and creating a Bigelow crossword puzzle for employees to fill out for the chance to win some great prizes. We also served fruit platters one day in the kitchens throughout the building so that employees could enjoy a healthy afternoon snack with their favorite cup of tea.

The culmination of all these fun events is the hosting late in the month of an annual afternoon tea party for all employees. The afternoon tea is held in the building’s cafeteria. The serving tables are covered with white linen tablecloths and decorated with beautiful flower arrangements. The members of Customer Service and the Call Center help to serve the tea and the food. This year the menu consisted of cucumber sandwiches, sweet and savory ham sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, raspberry cookies and chocolate cookies with White Chocolate Kisses glaze. A wide selection of Bigelow teas was offered, including black and herbal teas, green teas, Novus, organic teas and of course, our 2 new Valentines teas, Sweetheart Cinnamon and White Chocolate Kisses. The staff also offered herbal iced tea and Constant Comment Punch. Before the event concluded, a raffle was held, where the lucky winners were the recipients of the decorative flower arrangements.

Bigelow’s Boise and Louisville locations also celebrated Hot Tea Month with tea parties and raffle prizes for their employees. January being Hot Tea Month is certainly a terrific way for the Bigelow Company to celebrate tea and share in fellowship, food and fun!

J David Silva
Customer Service Manager

Let’s Celebrate Hot Tea Month

It is officially NATIONAL HOT TEA MONTH…I just love January for that reason. It is cold out, holidays are over, and we need nothing better than a warm cup of tea to make us feel cozy. Whoever picked January to celebrate hot tea knew exactly what they were doing! It is 15 degrees outside today in Connecticut…what a perfect time to put on the kettle.

I guess it would not come as a surprise to anyone that we make a big deal of this event inside our company. We send out tea facts almost daily, we hold tea parties, we have raffles events…for it is a national holiday (at least to us) or is at least nationally recognized. Either way, I ask you to raise your cup of tea (you have to go get one first — Bigelow I hope) and let’s cheers this special occasion….

Cindi Bigelow

Join Us in Celebrating Hot Tea Month

The Tea Association of the USA first introduced national Hot Tea Month in the early 90’s as a way to help its member companies give their marketing campaigns a single voice. “The National Hot Tea Month campaign has given smaller companies a chance to attach their marketing efforts to a national program,” says Joe Simrany, president of the Tea Association of the USA. “The result is a small, regional effort with a much larger, national feel.”

Last year, Bigelow Tea celebrated Hot Tea Month with afternoon tea parties for employees. Why not host your own tea party and join in the celebration? Or try a hot tea you’ve never tried before like Vanilla Caramel or Cinnamon Stick?

Warm up…it’s Hot Tea Month!

Bigelow Annual Tea Celebrates Hot Tea Month

In honor of January being Hot Tea Month, the 3 Bigelow facilities each host an afternoon tea party for the employees. These annual events are a wonderful way to celebrate the joy of drinking tea and to foster a sense of fellowship and fun amongst co-workers.

At the corporate headquarters in Fairfield, CT, the Customer Service and Call Center staffs host the afternoon tea annually. This year, in addition to a wide variety of Bigelow teas being offered, a selection of delicious food items was served, including cucumber sandwiches, sweet and savory ham sandwiches, and scones with fresh whipped cream and jam. Also, brownies with Bigelow vanilla caramel tea glaze were served, along with sugar cookies drizzled with Bigelow EggNogg’n tea glaze. The tea and the food were presented on tables covered with white linen tablecloths and adorned with several beautiful flower arrangements. While the tea and food were being enjoyed, a raffle was held where every employee had a chance to win items from the Bigelow Direct Marketing catalog.

The annual Bigelow afternoon teas are wonderful events that are eagerly anticipated and are a great way to celebrate January being Hot Tea Month. 

J David Silva, Customer Service Manager

It’s a Hot Item: Tea – Celebrate Tea’s Health Benefits During “National Hot Tea Month”

January is “National Hot Tea Month.”  What better time to cozy up with a nice, hot cup of Bigelow Tea?  Make tea a part of your daily routine.  After all, tea is one way to achieve a healthier lifestyle.  Perhaps being healthier tops your list of New Year’s Resolutions?  This antioxidant, nutrient-rich beverage has been credited with protecting against and helping to lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, stroke as well as many forms of cancer.

There’s no excuse.  Bigelow Tea has a flavor for every palette.  Try Green Tea with Pomegranate or the ever popular Constant Comment tea.  It’s easy.  Shop online at or at your local supermarket.  Wait…there’s more…be sure to check the Bigelow website and blog on a regular basis for recipes, entertainment ideas, more health facts and celebrity tea sightings.

Bigelow Tea Spreads the Word on How Hot Tea Can Do the Body Well

In Celebration of “Hot Tea Month,” Fairfield-based Company Reminds Customers of the Health Benefits of Tea


FAIRFIELD, Conn., January 2008 – Creating quality teas since 1945, Bigelow Tea is encouraging customers to stay healthy and warm with a cup of hot tea during January, National Hot Tea Month.

Truly steeped in history and tradition, tea was first enjoyed by the Emperor of China nearly 5,000 years ago.  Today, tea is the world’s second most popular beverage, second only to water and each year in America, over 50 billion cups are consumed.

Serving as a reminder to do something healthy for ourselves, be it a New Year’s Resolution or fresh lifestyle change, January is the ideal time to incorporate a nice hot cup of tea in our daily regime.

Not only is tea soothing and delicious, studies have shown that hot tea can protect against and help lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, stroke and some forms of cancer.

The high antioxidant and nutrient-rich beverage is sold in a variety of flavors at Bigelow Tea, which can be purchased both online and at your local food store.  With choices ranging from Green Tea with Pomegranate to the ever-so-popular “Constant Comment”® teas, customers can revel in the idea of staying in glowingly good health while sipping on a hot mug of Bigelow Tea.

Throughout “Hot Tea Month,” be sure to visit Bigelow’s website and blog for recipes, entertainment ideas and products for sale.

About Bigelow Tea Company


Bigelow Tea was founded by Ruth Campbell Bigelow over 60 years ago in 1945. The company continues to be 100% family owned and managed by the Bigelow family with a special blend of pride and enthusiasm. Today the company is one of the nation’s leading producers of specialty teas, which includes more than 80 varieties of flavored, traditional, green, organic green, herbal, decaffeinated, and iced teas.  One of Bigelow Tea’s best-known products is America’s number one specialty tea flavor – “Constant Comment® –   flavored with a delicious blend of oranges and spice. It is available in black tea, green tea and decaffeinated versions.


Bigelow Tea products are available nationwide and every variety can be found on the company website (  Tea lovers will also enjoy the company’s blog (


Elizabeth April-Fritz
Bigelow Tea

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