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A Bigelow Tea Visit to Red Sox Nation: A True Homerun!

On a beautiful, sunny spring day in May, Bigelow Tea hosted a special event filled with a truly memorable day of fun and learning at Fenway: the oldest baseball park in our country.

The day’s events included tea education along with a Bigelow Tea tasting followed by a once in a lifetime talk with Terry Francona and concluding with a moving tour of Fenway Park.

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Carrie Hammond, Marketing Manager, Terry Francona, Red Sox Manager, Sherri Luba, Marketing Administrative Assistant, Scott Ricci, Marketing Director

Red Sox Manager, Terry Francona, was a true gentleman; taking time to chat with us over his cup of Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegranate , answering questions, signing autographs and snapping pictures before going on air for his pre-game show on WEEI. We asked lots of fun questions such as:

Q: “What is your favorite memory of the game?”

A: Seeing the guys storm the field after the 2007 Series win, guys from 6 or more countries embracing in pure joy.

Q: “Who’s your favorite Yankee?”

A: Derek Jeter, great guy, amazing athlete.

Q: “Who’s first to the locker room before games?”

A: Dustin Pedroia, since day one in the majors and probably always will be, he gets everyone going!

The park tour followed with fun facts and lots of history. Did you know…

  • The red seat in right field is a marker of the furthest hit ball?
  • Ted Williams hit that ball 502 feet and the record stands to this day!
  • The dots and dashes on the white stripes of the manual scoreboard are the initials of Mr. and Mrs. Yawkey in Morse code, former owners of the Red Sox!
  • The waiting list to work behind the manual scoreboard is over 7,000 names long!!!

Our sincere thanks to the “Fenway “team” for ensuring the day went off without a hitch (or a strike) and our personal and heartfelt thanks to Terry Francona for making this day a true home run!!!

Carrie Hammond
Marketing Manager
Bigelow Tea

Bigelow Tea Partners with Boston Sports Icons Red Sox Manager Terry Francona and the New England Patriots

Bigelow Tea Emerges as the Official Tea for the Boston Red Sox and teams up with New England Patriots Radio Network

FAIRFIELD, Conn., October 2008 – Bigelow Tea (www.bigelowtea.com) and the Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball team have recently joined forces to celebrate the enjoyment and health benefits of green tea. Terry Francona, manager of the Red Sox and avid tea drinker, has become the newest Bigelow Tea spokesperson, alongside his long-time friend, Joe Torre, Manager of the Dodgers. A fan of Bigelow Tea’s Green Tea with Pomegranate, Francona starts off each of his ball games with a cup.

Bigelow Tea has also teamed up with Boston’s very own Classic Rock WZLX, which is part of the New England Patriots Radio Network and one of the top stations in Boston, for an exciting contest offering one lucky winner and their guest an opportunity of a lifetime. The grand prize will be roundtrip airfare for two to Philadelphia, PA. for a tour of the Showtime NFL Studios and a visit with NFL Legend Phil Simms. Since retiring from the New York Giants, Simms, also a Bigelow Tea drinker, is currently a television sportscaster for the CBS network.

For more information on the contest go to www.patriotsradionetwork.com and for more about Bigelow Tea, visit the Bigelow Tea website and blog.

About Bigelow Tea Company

100% family owned Fairfield, Connecticut-based Bigelow Tea pioneered the specialty tea category more than 60 years ago. Bigelow takes pride in its heritage and successful growth from a one-product, entrepreneurial venture into America’s leading specialty tea company. The Bigelow Tea line includes more than 80 varieties of flavored, traditional, green, organic, herbal, decaffeinated teas and iced teas– including America’s number one specialty tea flavor, “Constant Comment®”. Also, enjoy the Charleston Tea Plantation located on Wadmalaw Island just south of Charleston, South Carolina which is owned and operated by Bigelow Tea and produces American Classic Tea and products.

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

PRESS CONTACT INFO:
Elizabeth April-Fritz
Bigelow Tea
203-334-1212
eafritz@rcbigelow.com

Valorie Luther
Creative Concepts
203.259.4202
vluther@creative-conceptsllc.com

Will Joe Torre and Terry Francona Meet?

Well the weather is getting cooler and what a great time to enjoy many cups of Bigelow Green Tea while you’re watching the Baseball Playoffs and World Series. It’s been a great run for many teams but we’re down to the final eight. I can’t believe that Joe Torre and Terry Francona (two of our Bigelow spokespeople and regular Bigelow Green Tea drinkers) are in the playoffs and could meet in the World Series. What’s even more interesting is that Terry and Joe have been friends for many years. I don’t know how many people know the story but Joe played with Terry’s father Tito Francona when Terry was a boy and they’ve been friends ever since. Today their bond also includes their regular enjoyment of Bigelow Green Tea.

I wish them both good luck in their quest for a World Championship!

Bob

Courtesy of <em>New York Times</em>:  Joe Torre, left, and Terry Francona during a rare on-field meeting in Fenway Park in 2004.

Courtesy of New York Times: Joe Torre, left, and Terry Francona during a rare on-field meeting in Fenway Park in 2004.

Two Great Friends, Two Passions: Baseball and Bigelow Tea

Well we’re coming into the home stretch of the baseball season after the All Star Game (and what a great event it was) and it looks like it’s going to be another great run to the Fall Classic! Many teams are playing great baseball and the pennant races are starting to formulate into classic battles.

The Bigelow team was just up at Fenway Park filming our newest video with Cindi Bigelow and Wally the Green Monster. Cindi was teaching Wally (he’s a huge Bigelow tea drinker) how to make the perfect cup of tea and the highlight was when Wally thought he was supposed to eat the tea bag after brewing up a cup of tea. It was fun theater so be sure to check it out here.

We also met the Red Sox Manager, Terry Francona (our newest Bigelow Tea spokesperson) who is also a huge Bigelow Tea drinker. Terry and Joe Torre are great friends with a long association as Joe played with Terry’s father, Tito.

You can be sure that we’ll be getting these two great friends together again soon to capture that special moment: reminiscing about two of their shared passions; Baseball and Bigelow tea.

Bob

Have a Cup of Bigelow Tea with Red Sox’s Wally The Green Monster

Humorous video features Cindi Bigelow, President of Bigelow Tea, and Wally the Green Monster as they share a cup of tea

FAIRFIELD, Conn., July 2008 – Tea drinkers and baseball fans can have a laugh with Bigelow Tea’s (www.bigelowtea.com) newest online video featuring Wally the Green Monster, mascot for the Boston Red Sox Major League baseball team.
Hailing from Fenway Park and hosted by Cindi Bigelow, President Bigelow Tea, this fun video walks mascot Wally the Green Monster through the steps on how to make the “perfect cup of tea” atop the Green Monster, Fenway Park’s notable 37-foot wall in left field. In the video, in an attempt not to wring the tea bag (a tip from Cindi), Wally drips tea all over himself and a laughing Cindi Bigelow and learns that tea bags are not meant to be eaten!
You can view the Wally video on the Bigelow Tea website here (http://bigelowtea.com/about/bigteav.cfm). Viewers are also encouraged to check out additional entertaining videos, stories and recipes featured on the website and Bigelow Tea’s blog.

About Bigelow Tea Company

100 % family owned Fairfield, Conn.-based Bigelow Tea pioneered the specialty tea category more than 60 years ago. Bigelow takes pride in its heritage and successful growth from a one-product, entrepreneurial venture into America’s leading specialty tea company.  The Bigelow Tea line includes more than 80 varieties of flavored, traditional, green, organic , herbal, decaffeinated teas and iced teas– including America’s number one specialty tea flavor, “Constant Comment®.”  Also enjoy the Charleston Tea Plantation located on Wadmalaw Island just south of Charleston, South Carolina which is owned and operated by Bigelow Tea and produces American Classic Tea and products.

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

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PRESS CONTACT INFO:  
Elizabeth April-Fritz 
Bigelow Tea 
203-334-1212 
eafritz@rcbigelow.com 
 
Valorie Luther 
Creative Concepts 
203.259.4202 
vluther@creative-conceptsllc.com

Have a Cup of Bigelow Tea with Wally The Green Monster from the Red Sox

Tea drinkers and baseball fans can have a laugh when Cindi Bigelow of Bigelow Tea meets Wally, the Red Sox mascot, for the first time and treats him to a lesson about tea on top of The Green Monster.

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Tea-m Sports

What a great time of year it is! There’s so much going on in the sports world! The NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball championships, Opening Day for many baseball teams and everyone is getting ready for the Master’s (I’m sure all the talk about the greens and tee’s at Augusta has everyone brewing up their favorite Bigelow Green Tea). I’m just a little out of sorts when I listened to the news about the 115,000 people attending the Dodger and Red Sox exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Dodgers relocating (I’m sure there are some New Yorkers who have another word for relocating) to Los Angeles and Joe Torre is the skipper of the Dodgers and not the Yankees. I had the pleasure of seeing Joe at a radio commercial recording before he left for California and as usual he was looking forward to the new challenges on the West Coast and the new baseball season. All of Joe’s friends at Bigelow wish him well and are glad he is part of the Bigelow Tea-m.

Bob