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This Is Why You Should Drink Bigelow Green Tea

The second-most popular beverage in the world next to water, tea has long been a favorite drink around the globe (who knew #TeaProudly was an international sensation?!). While the taste of Bigelow Tea is totally awesome, did you know that green tea may also give you a more mellow, steady caffeine boost that can keep you going all day? Wait…catch a caffeine buzz while feeling mellow?! How is that possible? Author Hana Hong chronicled her journey on Readers Digest when she ditched coffee and switched to green tea for a week. Not only did she mellow out, she found the additional benefits of drinking green tea to be crystal clear. Let’s join Hana on her journey:

Day 1: Although it took a while to sink in, Hana was energetic, alert, and felt a sense of steady calmness throughout the day. Here’s why: the L-theanine in green tea calms the nervous system while increasing concentration levels. (Amazing!)

Day 2: There’s nothing as refreshing as a good night’s sleep (except maybe green tea!). Hana snoozed peacefully (zzzzzz…) without restless tossing and turning or waking in the middle of the night. She felt less anxious, and the mellow caffeine boost lasted a solid eight hours. (Yay!)

Day 3: Instead of feeling bloated and sluggish after lunch (yuck!), Hana felt a surge of productivity and alertness she’d never encountered after a meal before. There’s a reason, many say, why the use of green tea for digestive health dates back thousands of years!

Day 4: Hana noticed some serious changes in her skin—a healthy glow and no breakouts or undereye circles; and hyperpigmentation looked lighter. The catechins in green tea can fight damage caused by free radicals says the article, so it makes sense that it helped her skin look awesome!

Day 5: Green tea officially stole Hana’s heart! (awwww). She was focused, lively and her body and mind felt better on just about every level. The caffeine boost started lasting at least 10-12 hours. (Sweet!)

Day 6 and beyond!: Hana felt the cumulative effects of drinking green tea for six days in a row. She was less dehydrated, her digestion was much improved, her skin looked better than ever, and a hot cup of green tea helped Hana keep her cool—her frequency of mood swings decreased significantly. (Wow, those are some awesome benefits!)

If you’re inspired by Hana’s exciting journey and you yourself are new to green tea, grab a box of Six Assorted Bigelow Green Teas to get acquainted with some of Bigelow Tea’s fabulous flavors! Tag #TeaProudly to let us know how drinking green tea has changed your life!

Cozy Up To A Cup Of Bigelow During National Hot Tea Month 

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The colder it gets, the more we want to bundle up with a mug of tea! And, hey, what better month to do that than January which is National Hot Tea Month, right?! If you’re wondering how best to rock this tea party season, sharing a cup of Bigelow Tea with your favorite peeps is a great way to begin. National Hot Tea Month is also a great excuse to sip more tea and enjoy it over good conversation. And if you needed one more reason to celebrate tea this January (and every other month of the year), we’ll do one better—we’ll give you 10!

Reasons to Celebrate Tea

  1. Tea tastes amazing. And we promise that every cup of Bigelow Tea you drink will be made with only the finest ingredients.
  2. Research suggests that when it comes to tea, the benefits go far beyond refreshment. For example, the theanine in tea is a natural support for mood, sleep and mental focus!
  3. A cup of tea is guilt-free! Tea can be a healthy and flavorful part of any diet—it’s zero calories and most of our flavors are also gluten-free!
  4. Tea is a common thread around the world. In the U.S. alone, millions of us share a love for tea. Historically, while tea holds a special place in many cultures near and far, today we consider tea drinking a proud American tradition!
  5. Can we say tea party? No longer the exclusive property of ladies in gloves and big hats, tea parties can be fun and even cool. Are you ready to get your tea party on?
  6. Hydration, hydration, hydration. Tea makes it easy.
  7. Tea is sooo versatile. Some teas get you going. Some teas keep you going. And some teas are much more effective than counting sheep.
  8. Sip by sip, a cup of tea can be incredibly relaxing.
  9. Tea is the perfect conversation-starter. Ever say to someone, “Let me put the kettle on and let’s talk”? Sharing a cup of tea is a wonderful—and easy—way to get something off your chest, catch up or simply talk about your day.
  10. Tea is warm and cozy—it soothes souls, connects people, invites conversations and makes memories. In life, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Make tea part of your month and when you do, tell us about it! Join our #TeaProudly community, a welcoming place that keeps all tea lovers connected. Join us at www.teaproudly.com and tag your special moments using #TeaProudly.

Be social. Share. Sip. Enjoy.

Bigelow Tea Highlights Tea-Related Research About Neurological Decline

bigelow-tea-health-teaIf you’ve had some “senior moments” lately, you’re not alone! Age-related declines in memory and cognition occur naturally. But Bigelow Tea has found research that suggests that factors such as diet and exercise may help slow the progression of neurological decline.

If you love tea—and who doesn’t?—drink up! A published long-term study of nearly 30,000 adults found that drinking three or more cups of tea per day was associated with a reduced risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. In addition, according to research presented at a Scientific Symposium on Tea and Health, theanine, an amino acid that is for the most part uniquely found in tea (green and black), may help prevent age-related memory decline. This human-based data is supported by  animal studies utilizing theanine.

Another study in 2013 shows that green tea may someday be a potent weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. And a different study suggests that green tea extract may enhance the brain’s “effective connectivity.” In other words, it may improve the flow of information from one part of the brain to another. This could lead to improved cognitive functioning, including better working memory!

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With all of the varieties of Green Tea and Black Tea that Bigelow Tea has to offer, having a few cups a day will never get dull! So whether you’re “young at heart” or “older and wiser,” don’t forget to sip some Bigelow Tea before you take your daily walk, fill out the crossword puzzle and eat your veggies! It’s a simple way to enjoy life and, perhaps, to stave off more senior moments!

Relaxing with Bigelow Tea’s Green Tea: It’s a Natural Idea

If having a cup of tea sounds like a great way to relax and unwind, there’s a good reason and it’s called theanine. Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in green tea; it’s known to promote relaxation without drowsiness. It also creates a sense of relaxation without shutting down your brain, so all you get is a great sense of well being.

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Chart Compliments of www.theanine.co.uk/

The next time you’re feeling a bit wound up, stressed or anxious – go with your instincts and enjoy a cup of Bigelow Green Tea; it is the top selling green tea brand in the country! Since ancient times, it has been said that drinking green tea brings relaxation. Now we know the substance that is responsible for this sense of relaxation is the L-theanine.

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Hot or cold – cup, bottle, or on the rocks – your Bigelow Green Tea is ready and waiting to help you relax, and say “ahhhhhh!”