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Bigelow Tea Honors Those Who Serve America On Memorial Day And Every Day

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Let’s take time to honor the 1 million fallen heroes who, since the Revolutionary War, gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can have those freedoms we enjoy every day.  We are blessed to live in this country…thank you to all those, past and present, who have made this country great. With our deepest gratitude, The Bigelow Family

This Memorial Day communities across the country honor the brave men and women who died serving with the Armed Forces of the United States. The significance of Memorial Day brings heartfelt pride to Bigelow Tea, as folks visit cemeteries and memorials, take part in family gatherings and line the streets for local parades. Memorial Day remembrances highlight why Bigelow Tea started Tea For The Troops – to honor the brave people who serve in the military today, as well as those who have gone before.

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Tea For The Troops was started six year ago by third-generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow. The tea is 100 percent grown and produced on American soil at the Charleston Tea Plantation, and packaged in patriotic red, white and blue! Tea For The Troops and thank you notes for the troops are two ways to say “thank you,” because, as Bigelow Tea fan Marian Lehner said on Facebook, “Our Troops deserve the best!

 

Bigelow Tea’s Proposal For A Wonderful Wedding

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Bigelow Tea loves a good wedding! Even in 2015, brides and grooms still follow the tradition of “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” Bigelow Tea is excited to share some thoughts as you plan your fairytale wedding.

Something Old

Three generations of the Bigelow family have been creating tea for 70 years, and tea itself has a storied past. Celebrate the bride-to-be with a whimsical afternoon tea for a bridal shower or bachelorette party.

Something New

Deciding on thank-you gifts for your bridesmaids? Or looking for a personalized present for the happy couple? Make their next tea-time special with a new Bigelow Tea engraved tea chest.

Something Borrowed

If you’re searching for a venue, remember that you can always use Bigelow Tea’s Charleston Tea Plantation for the day. The serene and unique setting of the Plantation—found on Wadmalaw Island—provides wedding guests a taste of Southern charm and historic beauty. The grounds of America’s largest working tea garden offer a picturesque pavilion, an old-fashioned trolley to shuttle guests, and gorgeous locations to recite your vows.

Full of majestic oaks and lush fields, it’s the perfect setting for saying, “I do” and April starts the wedding season so do call to book your date!

Something (Red, White and) Blue

After a day of wedding festivities, give guests a wedding favor that’s original. Try a box of American Classic® Tea, tea grown and produced at the Charleston Tea Plantation or personalized boxes of Bigelow tea. @PrettyLaneEtsy suggests hand-stamped gift tags with the phrase, “You, me, and a cup of tea.”

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Congratulations to all those couples celebrating their big day this year. If you need a break from wedding planning, remember, nothing’s more relaxing than a nice cup of tea.

Boost Your Body With Herbal Bigelow Tea During National Nutrition Month

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Hydrate by drinking Bigelow Tea during National Nutrition Month. Of course, with so many flavors and varieties ranging from herbal to green to black, Bigelow Tea is the ideal beverage to add to your diet any time of year!

Did you know that Lemon Ginger Herbal tea  not only tastes delicious but it contains the probiotic GanedenBC 30 to help maintain a healthy balance in your digestive track?

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Hot or iced, this naturally caffeine free herbal blend is a great choice for every day. @beausci2010 knows “It’s good any time of day especially after meals.” So, during National Nutrition Month, give it a try … and feel good about yourself!

 

Bigelow Tea Celebrates Founder Ruth C. Bigelow’s Birthday!

 

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Sunday, February 8th, is a very special day as Bigelow Tea celebrates the birth of founder Ruth Campbell Bigelow! One hundred and nineteen years ago in Providence, R.I., the indomitable Ruth was born! Later, as an adult, Ruth took a great leap of faith in 1945 to launch Bigelow Tea based on a single tea she created in her kitchen: “Constant Comment®.”  What a legacy to commemorate as the Bigelow family also marks the company’s 70th anniversary this year!

Ruth will be forever remembered as a visionary whose passion for quality, family and American ingenuity continues to fuel the Bigelow Tea mission. How proud she would be to know that the business continues to be family-owned and is now America’s number one specialty tea company with more than 120 varieties blended and packaged right here in the USA!

It took determination, grit and hard work for Ruth and husband David Bigelow Sr. to achieve their version of the American dream. Driven by the belief that the country was ready for a more flavorful tea, and inspired by a Colonial recipe, Ruth spent weeks blending black tea, orange rind and sweet spices to perfect  “Constant Comment®.” It remains one of America’s best-loved teas and still generates lots of conversation, as @sharoncady shared in this heartwarming tweet:  “If friendships had a smell, ours would be #ConstantComment tea!”

Happy birthday to Ruth and her beloved Bigelow Tea … here’s to many more generations as America’s Family Tea Blenders!

 

Seventy Years Of Bigelow Tea

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The year 2015 is a special one for the Bigelow Tea family. It marks 70 years since the day Ruth Campbell Bigelow created the very first Bigelow Tea, “Constant Comment”® in her home kitchen. For a family-run company to continue for seven decades is no small accomplishment—and Bigelow Tea has not only remained a constant presence on the tea scene, it has thrived and grown to become America’s number one specialty tea company! It’s a true American-dream come true, and it’s a family story that Bigelow Tea is proud to share and savor—much like a nice pot of freshly brewed tea.

Seventy years ago, back in 1945, life in the United States was a bit different. Abbott and Costello made people laugh, World War II was coming to an end and 10 year-old Elvis Presley made his first public appearance at a talent show. Also back in 1945, when the Bigelow Tea company first started, Ruth Bigelow and the family could only afford a single-color label for her first tea. To help spruce up the package, her son David Jr. and her husband David Sr. would sit together each night, hand-painting the two ladies on the original label.

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Each morning, they would put the tea into the family station wagon and sell it store by store. 70 years later the Bigelow family still puts this kind of effort and passion into selling their tea.

Today, not only is family-owned Bigelow Tea is the #1 U.S. Leader in specialty tea, but that first tea—“Constant Comment”®—is its flagship brand and a tea that has given tea lovers many, many cherished family moments. On Facebook Shannon Martin shared her memory of having “real tea parties” with her great-grandmother and Bigelow Earl Grey. “She passed when I was eight. I’m still a Bigelow drinker today.”

As the Bigelow family and Bigelow Tea celebrate this 70th anniversary throughout the year 2015, please share your special memories of sipping Bigelow Tea throughout the decades!

 

Bigelow Tea’s Energizing American Breakfast Tea Is Waiting For You

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Tea drinkers craving  extra focus—and coffee drinkers looking to add a new caffeinated beverage to their repertoire—need look no further than the shelves of their local retailer. Bigelow Tea is excited to announce that Bigelow American Breakfast Tea, an all-new line of robust black teas naturally formulated with 50% more caffeine than the average cup of tea, is now available at Walmart, Publix, Giant, Wegman’s, Shop Rite, Weis, A&P and Price Chopper.

The full line consists of:

Crafted with premium, all-natural ingredients, Bigelow American Breakfast Tea is made in America, by an American family, for the American consumer. In that same spirit of patriotism, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the American Breakfast Tea line goes to support our U.S. servicemen and women. And please note Operation Gratitude added American Breakfast tea to their wish list on Amazon so please think about making a contribution to our troops.

New Bigelow American Breakfast Teas are specially formulated with natural black tea extract—a concentrated form of brewed black tea—to deliver 60-90mg of caffeine per cup, versus the typical 30-60mg in regular black tea. Despite the significantly higher caffeine content, drinkers won’t experience the “rush and crash” effect typical of coffee.

Cindi Bigelow, third generation president and CEO of the family-owned Bigelow Tea, explains, “The lift you get from the caffeine in tea is different from that of coffee. That’s because tea has the added benefit of Theanine, a naturally occurring component in tea. Studies have shown this unique combination gives tea drinkers a sustained energy boost and, at the same time, a feeling of relaxation and focus similar to what is achieved through meditation. ”

Try out Bigelow American Breakfast Tea with a limited time coupon found here.

 

Merry Christmas From Bigelow Tea!

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From the Bigelow Tea family to yours, we wish you and your family a very merry Christmas filled with joy!


Bring Bigelow Tea Personalized Tea Boxes To Your Next Party!

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Bigelow Tea is thrilled to introduce personalized tea boxes (and personalized tea tins and tea chests)! If you’ve ever wanted your photo on a box of “Constant Comment,”® Cozy ChamomileEarl GreyGreen Tea or Green Tea with Lemon, your dreams have come true. Available by the case (6 boxes), it’s a memorable way to commemorate occasions like the holidays, weddings, graduations, family reunions, retirement parties or to celebrate sporting events. It’s also a perfect gift to say thank you to a friend or hostess.

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Ordering these personalized tea boxes is easy. You simply choose the Bigelow Tea flavor from the selection on our website, personalize the item with a photo and a message, and check out. If you have your own pic, the website makes it easy to upload, otherwise, there are several beautiful images available to use. Don’t forget to unleash your creativity when you add your personalized message to the box. A few favorites include: “You’re my cup of tea” and “Steeped to perfection!”

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Give it a try … and let us know: which message would you send out to the world on a personalized Bigelow Tea box?

 

Bigelow Tea Adds Flavor Excitement to the Holiday Season

The Bigelow Tea family, renowned for three generations for their tea blending craftsmanship, is delighted to add scrumptious new teas to its ever-popular seasonal tea line that are perfect for holiday enjoyment, and on target with today’s consumer taste trends.

In addition to Pumpkin Spice Tea and Apple Cider Herbal Tea, Bigelow’s Harvest line now includes:

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Salted Caramel Tea!

Reflecting the latest confectionary trend of melding a salty note to rich buttery caramel, all-natural Bigelow Salted Caramel Tea captures all the appeal of this popular, full-bodied-caramel flavor combination. To achieve its tantalizing flavor profile, the expert American tea blenders at Bigelow Tea have combined hand-picked black tea with natural caramel and salt flavors. Amazingly, for a beverage so loaded with indulgent flavor, Salted Caramel Tea has zero calories and no sodium for a sublime, guilt-free indulgence.

Adding zest to the Bigelow’s already delicious Holiday line of Eggnogg’n® Tea and Ginger Snappish® Herbal Tea, is this refreshing new offering:

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Peppermint Bark Herbal Tea!

As fans of peppermint bark candy know, peppermint and chocolate make a wonderfully refreshing flavor combination that is truly irresistible! Now, consumers can enjoy this delicious Holiday favorite – a hallmark of season, in a whole new way. Bigelow Peppermint Bark Herbal Tea is an all-natural herbal tea that is decadently rich in chocolaty flavor with a cool, fresh minty finish. Hot and cool at the same time, it makes a perfect treat to warm body and soul on a cool day. Here’s another reason to celebrate. This caffeine-free treat has zero calories.

“We are truly thrilled to offer these richly flavorful teas to the growing world of tea drinkers,” says Cindi Bigelow, 3rd generation president and CEO of the family-owned company. “Everyone who has tried them absolutely loves the comfort and pleasure of these tempting seasonal tea treats. They’re two of the holidays’ favorite flavors. Pure enjoyment – with no calories and no guilt!”

Protective Packaging

True to tradition, both new flavors are packaged in individually wrapped tea bags in Bigelow’s signature foil pouch to protect them from air, moisture and surrounding aromas, to keep the tea as fresh and flavorful as the day it was blended. It’s easy to tuck a few into a pocket or handbag to enjoy the fresh, luscious flavor anywhere, anytime throughout the busy holidays.

Look for Bigelow Harvest and Holiday Teas in free-standing floor shippers at retailers starting in October. They will also be available at bigelowtea.com.

“We invite you to try our new teas” says Cindi Bigelow. “Not only are they a satisfying pleasure that you’ll want to enjoy often, they make wonderful gifts for family, friends, colleagues, teachers – anyone you think deserves a holiday treat. Pop them in a gift bag with a special mug and spread the joy!”

 

Make A “Constant Comment®” Cosmo With Bigelow Tea & Cindi Bigelow

What do you get when you combine cocktails and tea? A refreshing but slightly naugh-TEAbeverage! In this episode of Tea Time with Cindi Bigelow on the HooplaHa network, the 3rdgeneration Bigelow Tea President & CEO is back in her own kitchen mixin’ up “Constant Comment®” Cosmos. So, whether it’s a quiet evening of catching up with a special someone or a raucous girls night in, this is the perfect Cosmopolitan recipe featuring Bigelow Tea. You can mix it up in minutes, leaving lots of quality time for catching up with your favorite peeps andconstantly commenting on how yummy your drink is!