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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 Celebrates Family Stories Month With Cindi and Eunice Bigelow

Sit back, relax, and brew your favorite Bigelow Tea because it’s Family Stories Month. With the weather growing colder and a mug of Salted Caramel Tea to keep you warm, this is the time to learn more about your family. Who knows, maybe Dad has a crazy story you haven’t heard yet!

Here’s a family story from Bigelow Tea employee J. David Silva, Sr., who has turned health and wellness into a family affair. Together, he and his family decided to kick-start their commitment to health. Each person kept track of their workouts in a journal to be discussed as a family on Saturdays, presumably with a cup of Bigelow Tea in hand!

And if you haven’t already heard the legendary “Because Mama Moved the Pony Stable” story about Bigelow family matriarch Ruth Bigelow and her mother’s determination, give it a read now. This is a family story worth sharing!

When celebrating Family Stories Month, doing something fun with a family member is key! In the video clip above, see two members of the Bigelow family having a ball. Third generation President and CEO of Bigelow Tea Cindi Bigelow has the recipe for this delicious Greenie Martini, but it’s her mother Eunice who really shakes it up!

It’s probably safe to assume that many tea fans out there enjoy sharing family stories over a nice mug of Bigelow Tea. Twitter fan @Hayley_Giles enjoys teatime and thinking about happy memories with her Grandma.

Which Bigelow Tea will you be sipping as you relive or create family stories this month?

 

Bigelow Tea Fall Harvest Sweepstakes Winners Announced

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We are so excited to announce the Bigelow Fall Harvest Sweepstakes Winners.  Please allow up to 3 weeks to hear from Bigelow Tea to confirm you are a winner and to get your full mailing address. Thanks so much everyone for participating and please do have a wonderful Fall!   Congrats winners:

Eva from Florida

Adella from Louisiana

Tina from North Carolina

Michelle from Ohio

Kirsten from Washington

Connie from Ohio


Bigelow Tea Embraces America Made Matters Day With A Mug Of Bigelow Tea!

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America Made Matters Day, celebrated on November 19th, is dedicated to highlighting the positive impact that buying American-made products has on local and US economies. Bigelow Tea sees American Made Matters Day as a chance to showcase the power of the American consumer and embrace the positive impact that manufacturing has on jobs, product safety and the environment. These issues are all dear to the hardworking home-team  and community of Bigelow Tea. It’s why Bigelow Tea keeps it real as a 3rd generation family-owned company, producing fantastic tea blends that are all blended and packaged right here in the USA. Or, according to Bigelow Tea fan @kailynnmariee who tweeted that Bigelow Tea is simply amazing, the best in “In tea heaven!”

Events for American Made Matters Day will be held throughout the United States. Supporting U.S.-made products just makes sense. According to ABC News, if each American family spent just an extra $49.95 on American-made goods, the spending would generate 150,000 American jobs.

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Being an American company is also why the Bigelow Tea family provides tea to American troops overseas with made in the U.S. American Classic Teas, grown at the Charleston Tea Plantation. Specially packaged boxes of American Classic Tea are distributed to those in the armed forces as a thank you to the brave troops who work hard for the USA.

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One of Bigelow Tea’s newest products is American Breakfast tea! This robust tea contains 50% more caffeine than the average cup of black tea and is available in three varieties. What’s more, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these teas also goes to the troops! Love green tea? Try Bigelow Tea’s delicious flavors, such as Green Tea with Mango. And herbal tea fans have lots of options, too, including Mint Medley — made with a refreshing blend of spearment and peppermint grown in Oregon!

Consider buying at least one U.S.-made product on November 19th, like any of the more than 120 made-in-America tea varieties from Bigelow Tea.

Enjoy!

Image via americanmadematters.com

Bigelow Tea Celebrates Holiday Giving With A Novus Tea Sweepstakes!

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Hey Bigelow Tea fans, ready for some holiday sweepstakes cheer? Twelve lucky winners will take home this Novus Gift Box featuring three popular Novus tea flavors.  Each lovely box with magnetic closure contains 36 pyramid-shaped sachets enveloping full-leaf teas from the finest tea estates. That’s right, enjoy the exquisite flavor of loose tea with the convenience of a tea bag! The uniquely designed tea sachet allows the delicate tea leaves to unfurl completely for full flavor extraction.

To give or keep this special tea gift for yourself? Ah, the choice is yours! Here’s the lowdown on the teas included:

Novus Dragon Well Green Tea – box of 12 sachets – The tender green tea leaves from the Dragon Well Province are renowned for their mellow flavor and fragrant aroma.

Novus Sapphire Earl Grey Tea  – box of 12 sachets – Natural bergamot and blue malva flowers add an innovative twist to traditional Earl Grey black tea.

Novus Wild Encounter Herbal Tea – box of 12 sachets – This caffeine-free herbal blend tantalizes your taste buds with the sweet-tart taste of fruit and berries.

To enter, simply “like” the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page, and follow the entry instructions. Be sure to share the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries. You can enter once per day until the sweeps ends on December 18th. If you’re using a mobile device, use this link to enter instead: http://woobox.com/joz695

Check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re a winner.  Good luck, and happy holidays!

 

Bigelow Tea’s Thanksgiving Sweepstakes Is Almost Over!

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Thankfully, there’s still time to enter to win this Fall Harvest basket filled with 152 assorted Bigelow Tea flavors! Just head right to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, “like” the page and click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo or on the side of the page, and follow the entry instructions. Easy, right? Just be sure to enter by midnight EST on Nov. 17th, and you could be one of six lucky winners!

Your prize features a 21″x 11″ x 11″ wicker cornucopia brimming with a huge variety of black, green and herb tea flavors that are sure to please a lucky gift recipient or your holiday guests!

If you’re on a mobile device, use this link to enter instead: http://woobox.com/pbtwz2  … And be sure to check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re a winner!  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Bigelow Tea Is Ready for America Recycles Day!

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On America Recycles Day, Bigelow Tea has some great news to share: For their 2014 fiscal year, 1,796,501 pounds of materials in all of their three facilities have been recycled, reused or composted. That’s quite a number!

Recycling is a top priority in Bigelow’s Sustainability program, which is all about the company’s commitment to social responsibility. This program has led to the creation of many innovative ways to encourage reducing or reusing excess materials at all three of Bigelow’s facilities: Louisville, Kentucky; Boise, Idaho, and Fairfield, Connecticut.

At all three manufacturing plants, items ranging from machine shop metal to packaging materials are given a second purpose. And in the Bigelow Tea offices, collection drives gather empty print cartridges, electronics and even videotapes for recycling.

While Bigelow Tea practices the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle), they also want to know what their fellow tea drinkers are doing. Send a tweet to @BigelowTea and share your thoughts. @larellscardelli tweeted a suggestion to use ceramic not paper plates—great idea!

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Bigelow Tea Celebrates Pomegranate Month with Pizzazz

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It’s raining pomegranates here at Bigelow Tea! November is Pomegranate Month and we’re going all out for this sweet celebration. Tea fans are buzzing about Bigelow Tea’s naugh-tea cocktails, roasted pork chops, and other delightful recipes made with Pomegranate Pizzazz. When you aren’t cooking, Bigelow Tea makes it easy to take this pomegranate obsession anywhere. Tea fan @TatyanaAssata considers tea a survival tool and brings a steaming mug to her desk for writing sessions.

If you’re looking to share the Pomegranate Month love with friends, make a cup of Green Tea with Pomegranate and head to the kitchen… everyone will love these dishes!

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

(Pictured, above)

Ingredients

Instructions

Place tea bags into measuring cup and add boiling water. Let steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags, add sugar and blend well. Refrigerate until cold. For one drink: Pour 2 ounces of the cooled sweetened tea, 1 ounce vodka, 1 teaspoon lime juice and ½ ounce Triple Sec into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into serving glass.

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Roasted Pork Chops Pomegranate Pizzazz ® over Mashed Plantains 

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups of water
  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, mashed
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 10 Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz ® Herbal tea bags
  • 4 (¾ inch thick) rib pork chops 8-10 ounces each (about 2 pounds total)
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) brown sugar
  • Olive oil
  • 4 large yellow plantains, rinsed and sliced into 2-inch chunks with peel on
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large shallots, diced (about ½ cup)
  • Salt and pepper 

Instructions

Combine water, salt, honey, garlic, rosemary and peppercorns in a large pot, cover and bring to a fast boil. Remove from heat. Add 5 Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz® herbal tea bags. Steep 20 minutes. Remove tea bags from brine, extracting as much liquid as possible. Allow to cool and chill until ready to use. The brine should be completely cold before adding the pork chops. Combine pork chops and brine solution in a large plastic bag, Chops should be completely submerged. Place the sealed bag in a large glass bowl or container and refrigerate, at least 2 hours or up to 4 hours. Plantains Directions: Put plantains in a heavy saucepan with enough cold water to cover. Bring to a rolling boil. Lower to medium heat and simmer covered until the plantains are tender and peeking out of the peel, about 20 minutes. Drain plantains, reserving cooking liquid. When cool enough to handle, peel and mash the plantains until smooth, adding cooking liquid as needed. Set aside. Remove the pork chops from the brine, rinse and pat dry. Discard brine solution. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Working in two batches, carefully add pork chops to skillet and brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer seared pork chops to a baking pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Add 5 Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz® herbal tea bags to boiled water. Steep 5-8 minutes. Remove tea bags, extracting as much liquid as possible. Add brewed tea, orange juice and brown sugar to the skillet and simmer until reduced by about half. Pour sauce over pork chops and place the baking pan in preheated oven. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally registers 150°F, 7-9 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest 5 minutes before cutting. While the pork chops roast, wipe the skillet clean and heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté about 3 minutes. Add the plantains and sauté until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve the pork chops over the mashed plantains. Pour sauce over pork and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

 

Bigelow Tea Salutes The Military and Their Families

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Bigelow Tea is grateful for the countless sacrifices that the members of the armed forces and their families make. So, in November during Military Family Appreciation Month and on Veterans Day, it’s important to recognize all who have served … and the families who stand behind them.

Every day, the Bigelow Tea family gives thanks (and gives back) to the U.S. military. Since 2009, the company’s “Tea for the Troops” project has been shipping boxes of American Classic Tea to military bases overseas. Thanks, Whitney Young, for sharing a Pinterest pin showing one of the boxes to be shipped!

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Now, the Bigelow family has answered another call of duty. A portion of sales from the new line of American Breakfast teas will be donated to support those who serve in the U.S. armed forces. Sip these teas and say “thank you” to veterans, current service men and women, and their families at home.

Top image by The U.S. Army via Flickr.com

Talking About Matters Of The Heart With Bigelow Tea

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If you “heart” tea, you’ll also be happy to hear that your actual (beating!) heart loves it too! Yes, research suggests that tea may be good for your heart. Bigelow Tea is always checking out the latest research about tea and health—and here’s some interesting news about tea and your ticker!

In a large population based study, adults who drank just over two cups of green tea per day reduced their risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 22-23%. Additionally, a 2003 US Department of Agriculture study found that participants who drank five cups of black tea per day along with a diet moderately low in fat and cholesterol reduced their LDL cholesterol by about 11% after three weeks. Click here for additional heart health tea facts!

So brew some Bigelow “Constant Comment”® and comment to your friends on Twitter, like @CaspDaGhost, who tweeted that he is “starting to #drink #tea #everyday” for #healthyliving! Don’t you just love it when people tell you that things you already enjoy doing—like taking brisk walks and sipping Bigelow Tea—might be good for you too? Drink up! #IHeartBigelowTea

The preceding materials related to health information are provided for educational purposes only.

Tea and tea containing products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. You should always consult a physician regarding the applicability of any information or recommendations with respect to any symptoms or medical condition. Bigelow is not responsible for the content contained in third-party studies. Bigelow provides these studies for reference, and this does not represent an endorsement or responsibility for the content of such third-party studies.

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