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Bigelow Tea Proudly Supports USA Troops On Memorial Day and Every Day!

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Memorial Day is not only the official kickoff of summer, but more importantly, it is a time to remember and appreciate all of our armed servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country.

At Bigelow Tea we have a long standing history supporting our troops including our official sponsorship of the USO. This is a continuation of our Tea for the Troops program, which third generation president and CEO Cindi Bigelow says is “our way of saying thank you to the men and women fighting for our country.” Since the program started in 2009, almost 4 million bags of Bigelow tea have been sent to bases in Korea, Iraq, Germany and Afghanistan.bigelow tea memorial day

Cindi and Bigelow Tea Project Manager Tim Richmond (pictured), an Iraq war veteran, cycle alongside service men and women in Warrior Week’s Ride 2 Recovery Memorial which Bigelow became a sponsor of in 2015. Cindi and Tim will do the same this year along with a total of ten Bigelow Tea employees.  Additionally, the welcome reception at Military Village is presented by Bigelow Tea.  Later in June Bigelow Tea will sponsor, with founder Jason Redman, The Combat Wounded Coalition which will be holding their 7th Jumping for a Purpose skydiving event for combat wounded warriors in conjunction with the USO’s Patriotic Festival at the Virginia Beach Ocean front June 3rd – 5th. Warrior jumpers will skydive onto the ocean front between 1st and 4th street all 3 days. This event empowers wounded warriors to overcome fear through skydiving, which helps them realize they can overcome the other challenges and obstacles they may face in life as a wounded warrior

“At Bigelow Tea, whose company mission it is to enrich life’s everyday moments by infusing passion into all we do, we are grateful to our service men and women, to Jeff Hill and the USO for allowing us to be even a small piece of everything they do to improve the lives of our beautiful troops,” said Cindi.

Happy Memorial Day to everyone!

Bring On the BBQ With Bigelow Tea!

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Pleasant weather? Check. Sun-drenched days that last longer? Check. May is National Barbecue Month for a reason, and Bigelow Tea knows a thing or two about hosting a great cookout. So fire up that grill and spoil your dinner guests with a Bigelow Tea Earl Grey Braised BBQ Beef Brisket with Earl Grey BBQ sauce.  It will make your mouth water, especially if you love Bigelow Tea’s Earl Grey, like @CC8130 does—he drinks “at least 4 cups a day!” And of course, don’t forget to wash the deliciousness down with a pitcher of Bigelow Tea Iced Tea!

Mmmmm…. Now that’s how to do weekends in May!

Earl Grey Braised Beef Brisket with Earl Grey Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients

Beef brisket:bigelow tea earl grey

  • 4 pounds beef brisket, whole, not trimmed
  • 1 pound sweet onion, julienned
  • 1 pound carrot, julienned
  • 1/2 pound celery, chopped
  • 8 Bigelow Earl Grey Tea bags
  • 4 cups water, or enough to cover brisket
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Barbecue sauce:

4 ounces vegetable oil
1 pound sweet onion, chopped
1 ounce peeled garlic, chopped
1/2 pound celery, chopped
16 ounces tomatoes, canned
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white vinegar, or cider vinegar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
8 Bigelow Earl Grey Tea bags

Instructions

Combine onion, celery, carrot tea bags with water and bring to a simmer.
Add brisket and let cook till fork tender, may be up to 8 hours.

While brisket is cooking make barbecue sauce.

In medium sauce pan heat oil and add onion and garlic and sweat.
Add celery and sweat and then add tomatoes, sugar vinegar, salt and tea bags.
Let simmer till all vegetables are very soft and remove tea bags.
Puree till smooth and chill till ready to use.
When brisket is tender remove from heat and allow to cool in braising liquid.
When cool remove from liquid and heat on grill. When hot add barbecue sauce and finish heating in oven to prevent burning sauce.

Slice about 1/4 inch and serve.