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How To Plan Your Wedding With Help From Bigelow Tea!

bigelow tea loversFebruary is the month of romance, and Bigelow Tea is in the mood for sharing the love!  Besides celebrating Valentine’s Day, it’s also National Wedding Month, not a big surprise when you think about how many couples get engaged over the holiday season (maybe even you did!)

For all the loud and proud tea drinkers, there are so many fabulous ways to incorporate your favorite beverage of all time into one of the biggest days of your life!

  • Of course, a wedding at the historic Charleston Tea Planation is definitely one dreamy place to pledge your love to your “Bae.” The historic venue drips with good ol’ Southern charm, and is the scene for countless weddings every year for good reason. Besides being gorgeous with acres of tea plants and classical architecture, couples can pledge their love under the “wedding tree”, the plantation’s oldest live Oak; can you say romantic?
  • Tea can also be a part of the special day in so many other amazing and creative ways, both big and small. It can be as simple as sipping a mug on the day to calm pre-wedding jitters – tea is chock full of good stuff known as L-Theanine, an amino acid that research has found may help you chill out and go with the flow.
  • Or, serve up a signature tea cocktail for your wedding toast! Guests will go nuts for this super memorable, celebratory champagne punch:

Pomegranate Pizzazz Champagne Punch

bigelow tea punch

Ingredients

1 ¼ cups boiling water
Bigelow® Pomegranate Pizzazz Herbal Tea Bags*
750-ml bottle champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
2 tablespoons orange juice
¼ cup fresh pomegranate seeds (optional)

Instructions

Combine water and tea bags and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Thoroughly squeeze tea bags and remove. Add orange juice. To chill, place tea concentrate in the freezer for 30-45 minutes. Pour champagne into a large pitcher. Add tea mixture and pomegranate seeds to pitcher and stir. Serve immediately.

  • Guess what else? Tea is a top trick for bridal beauty. With all eyes on the rock on that all-important finger, hands will be in full focus, so what better way to get gorgeous nails than with green tea? Soaking fingers in this drink for about 10 to 15 can strengthen brittle and weak nails and also get rid of discoloration from overdosing on dark nail polish.
  • And should a giant zit threaten to make an unwelcome guest appearance on the big day, keep tea close by- its astringent qualities can help shrink a breakout by just putting a warm tea bag on the bump for a few minutes.

So whether you’ve been there done that or are still headed towards holy matrimony, share the love with us by posting all your most fave wedding planning tips and tagging #TeaProudly!

Jessica Alba’s Baby Shower and Tea Party at the Ever After Tea House

Jessica Alba's Baby Shower and Tea Party at the Ever After Tea House

Thanks to Just Entertainment for the image.

Last June, Jessica Alba gave birth to a baby girl, Honor Marie Warren.  However, before she arrived, Alba celebrated with tea and some close friends! We’ve mentioned tea party bridal showers during National Wedding Month and it looks like that trend carried over into baby showers, too! Jessica’s was held at the Ever After Tea House.  With the help of some famous friends, Alba enjoyed iced tea, chocolate-dipped strawberries and skewers of tiger shrimp.

Interested in throwing a baby shower tea party? While not everyone is able to afford gift bags as elaborate as Jessica’s, which were recyclable totes full of high-end goodies, you can still be sure that your guests are satisfied with our delicious tea options and recipes!  Since spring is here, you could start off with some of Bigelow Tea’s delicious iced teas. For the moms-to-be, we even offer Perfect Peach® Herbal Iced Tea and stimulating Red Raspberry™ Herbal Iced Tea, always caffeine-free. For some meal and tea drink ideas check out these delicious recipes. The Spinach Salad Spectacular with Raspberry Vinaigrette is a wonderful light meal for the upcoming summer months!

February is National Wedding Month!

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Thanks to Kids-go-Party!!!!

Listen up brides-to-be and bridesmaids alike; February is National Wedding Month! Although not a very popular month to get married, February is a crucial month of planning for spring and summer weddings.

For many family and friends of the bride, planning the Bridal Shower is a key component of the wedding process. What’s the latest trend in these celebrations? Tea party showers!

There are more opportunities to create a unique event with a bridal shower. For example, you could plan a casual gathering among close friends, or an all-out formal event. The great idea behind tea parties is that they can be either.

For brides with simple, more laid-back tastes, having a tea party in one’s home might be best. If this is the case, there are great tips all over the internet on how to pick out tablecloths, china and even where to order some genuine British scones! If your bride has more extravagant tastes, it might be a good idea to look into tea rooms in your area. Tea rooms can offer larger spaces, more variety and a more formal atmosphere.

Interested in learning more? Here’s a great place to start!

Would you consider throwing/having a tea party bridal shower?