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Last Chance To Enter The Bigelow Tea Back To College Varie-TEA Sweepstakes!

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Have you entered the Bigelow Tea Back to College Varie-Tea Sweepstakes yet? Hurry, there’s still time to check that off your to-do list! Enter by midnight EST tonight via Facebook or via this link if on your cell phone or iPad and you could be one of the 24 lucky winners of this Fine Tea & Herb Tea Assortment with 64 tea bags in all!

Whether you’re an incoming freshman or rising senior, tea is an ideal campus companion. Check out this #tb video featuring Bigelow Tea President and CEO Cindi Bigelow visiting her alma mater, Boston College:

Back in 2009 she talked tea with the students. As she explains in the clip, tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that combines with the caffeine in tea to stimulate the mind while relaxing the body. That means it will help you stay up late to study without the jittery effects of coffee. Awesome, right? And the herbal and decaf varieties are great picks for those times when you prefer no caffeine kick at all.

Your varie-TEA sampler includes eight tea bags each of Bigelow Tea “Constant Comment”®Bigelow Tea English TeatimeBigelow Tea Earl GreyBigelow Tea Lemon LiftBigelow Tea Mint Medley Herb TeaBigelow Tea Orange & Spice Herb TeaBigelow Tea Cozy Chamomile Herb Tea and Bigelow Green Tea. Try ‘em all, depending on your mood, and share with your friends! Check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 24 lucky winners!

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US Open Tennis & Bigelow Tea: What a Match!

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Love. Set. Serve. Important tennis terms, yes? But also words that apply to the joy of drinking Bigelow Tea! As the US Open tennis begins in Flushing Meadows, New York, here’s a little discussion of what tea and tennis have in common.

Love. The term for “zero,” in tennis originated with the idea that tennis is played for the love of the game. And how does this apply to your cup of Bigelow Tea? Well, everyone loves it, of course! Raise your hand if you agree with the phrase (and the name of a tasty Bigelow herbal tea) “I Love Lemon!”

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Set. Tennis matches are made up of sets. Winning in straight sets is a seriously great thing. And how does the word “set” apply to tea? That’s easy: Bigelow Tea offers an amazing range of gift sets to give the tea lovers in your life.

Serve. Possibly the tennis player’s most powerful tool is his or her serve. It’s how each point begins, and a serve that the opposing player cannot return is called an “ace.” In the tea world, serving tea is the final step in getting that mug to your eager lips. Serve your Bigelow Tea over ice in the summer for a truly refreshing experience.

Tea and tennis fans like @TeaForDummies appreciate a little tea with their tennis. So, as you enjoy watching the players at the US Open this year, brew up some Bigelow Tea and remember that tennis and tea make a perfect match!

Image by Carine06 via Flickr.com

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Bigelow Tea Celebrates Back-To-School Season With A Sweepstakes!

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Ah, it’s back-to-school season and time to savor a few quiet moments, however brief, with a mug of your favorite Bigelow Tea! Enter the “My Cup of Tea” Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of two prize packages designed to help you relax and indulge … whether or not you have kids headed back to school! Thirty-five prize winners in all!

Here are the prize details:

10 Grand Prize winners - receive a $100 SpaFinder gift card to use at a nearby spa, a Bigelow Tea mug and one box of Bigelow Tea in the variety that you pick as “your cup of tea.”

25 First Place winners - receive a $25 Walmart gift card and one box of Bigelow Tea in your preferred flavor.

Enjoy your tea hot or iced, of course!

To enter, “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 onSeptember 30. Using a mobile device? No sweat … use this link to enter instead:http://woobox.com/atv5hc And we would love to know what your cup of tea is so share a few words, upload a photo or both!

Check the Bigelow Tea blog to see if you’re one of the 35 lucky winners. Good luck, and best wishes for a smooth transition to the 2014-2015 school year!

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Yankees Will Retire Bigelow Tea Fan Joe Torre’s Number!

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Another special baseball event: legendary manager Joe Torre’s Jersey No. 6 is being retired by the New York Yankees tomorrow August 23rd, a rare honor from the most successful franchise in MLB’s history.  Bigelow Tea is excited for Joe, who has been on the family-run company’s All-Star Tea Team for years as a great friend and an enthusiastic Decaffeinated Green Tea lover!

Retiring Joe’s number is a testament to him and the championship Yankee teams he coached. “I am incredibly humbled,” Joe said in a statement. “Because of what our players accomplished … No. 6 will stand for everything our players achieved.” Joe joins other Yankee greats like Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle and Jackson. Talk about a Field of Dreams!

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Tea drinkers appreciate Joe’s love for Bigelow Tea’s Green Tea from years back when he was diagnosed with cancer. His Bigelow Tea was always on the Yankees bench. Bigelow Tea Facebook fan Penny Zeiter Shamy recently shared her “Joe story” of trying for ages to get her husband to drink Bigelow Tea’s Green Tea. He wouldn’t … until he saw that Joe Torre recommended it. “Thank you Bigelow Tea!”  And Joe himself said, “when I found out how good green tea was for me, Bigelow was easy to love!”

Bigelow Tea recently congratulated Joe when he was welcomed into the hallowed halls of Cooperstown. Well, go ahead and raise another mug of tea today to commemorate the Yankees retiring Jersey No.6! As his plaque at Cooperstown reads: Joe Torre is a “Beacon of serenity and stature in the Dugout.” Maybe it was all that green tea!

Image by Keith Allison via Flickr.com

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It’s National Lemonade Day: Tart it up with Bigelow Tea

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Tangy. Tart. Sour. All words used to describe the beaming lemon. And no better time than National Lemonade Day for Bigelow Tea to celebrate this wonder fruit. In fact, Bigelow Tea makes a Half-and-Half Iced Tea and Lemonade blend of rich black tea and lightly sweetened lemonade that’s brew-ready and super-refreshing!  The perfect cup to drink today … and everyday! Twitter pal @mariatack knows it’s “perfect for a hot day.”

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So, while we’re on the subject, some lemon tidbits to brighten your day…

Lemons possess detoxifying and antibacterial propertiesskin brightening benefits, work to repel insects, and are a great source of potassium, which helps with clear thinking, normalizing blood pressure and regulating water balance.  Cleansing, astringent and aromatic, dipped in salt or baking powder, lemon juice can even polish copper pots and fine silver.  Wow, what can’t the lemon do?

So, where are lemons grown? On US soil, mainly in California and Arizona, although the lemon tree flourishes in temperate climes and is iconic to the mountainous landscape of Sorrento and the Amalfi coast, the birthplace of limoncello.

And here’s a fascinating ditty: when given a choice of eating an orange, grapefruit, peach, apple or lemon, cows will choose lemons first! The assumption being: The juice works wonders as a digestive aid.

So don’t be a sourpuss! Turn lemons into Bigelow Tea lemonade today. And drink up!

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Bigelow Tea And The Little League World Series!

bigelow tea iced tea LLWSAh, summer…it’s a special time for Bigelow Tea for so many reasons! The weather is bright and sunny, there’s always a BBQ going on, there’s plenty of iced tea AND plenty of time to play ball! Bigelow Tea loves the boys of summer, and baseball in August also means the Little League World Series, happening August 8th–24th in Williamsport, PA. This famous international baseball tournament for young players between the ages of 11 and 13 is also broadcast nationally on ESPN.

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To legions of baseball fans “the world comes to Williamsport, Pennsylvania” in August. The Series has been going on since 1947–hey, that’s just a couple of years after Bigelow Tea company founder Ruth Campbell Bigelow developed the family-run company’s first “Constant Comment”® blend!

It’s a given that there will be some great action on the diamond this month with the USA teams from eight regions across the U.S. joining teams from all over the world. There’s a good chance that Bigelow Tea Family friend and historic spokesman Joe Torre will be watching these future baseball stars take the field!

Bigelow Tea fan Sydney Burris tweeted recently: a day without Bigelow Tea Chai is an incomplete day – it’s just like a summer without Little League Baseball! PLAY BALL!

Image by USAC  via Flickr.com

 

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Summer Vacations And Bigelow Tea

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For many tea lovers, summer is all about traveling and seeing the world—with tea in hand! Facebook fan @DianaWay tells Bigelow Tea that she has iced Plantation Mint “in my ‘fridge 365 days a year.”  If you, like Diana, cannot live without tea, you can always bring your travel mug— but if you’re flying across the country or sailing the high seas, it’s quite likely that Bigelow Tea is being offered somewhere close by.

Yes, it’s true! Your favorite Bigelow Tea varieties are found on the following cruise lines: PrincessHolland AmericaCosta and MSC.  Bigelow Tea is also served high in the sky on American AirlinesUS AirwaysUnited AirlinesDelta and Hawaiian Airlines! So, as summer travelers are stowing their tray tables and saying “bon voyage,” a hot mug of Bigelow Tea is never far away.

Please share your tea and travel stories! The Bigelow family would love to know … where did you find Bigelow Tea this summer?
 

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Bigelow Tea’s Back To College Tips

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It’s that time of year again. What seemed like an endless summer has now come to a sudden halt. College students have wrapped up once-in-a-lifetime internship opportunities, said good-bye to their parents for another semester, and moved back into their dorms. All these changes combined with figuring out your class schedule can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be.  Here are a few “Back to College” tea drinking tips from Bigelow Tea:

  • It always helps to have an assortment of Bigelow Tea for every occasion: A cup of Earl Grey for the morning, Green Tea with Mango for an afternoon pick-me-up, and Cozy Chamomile to unwind after a busy day of classes and studying.  Bigelow Tea also has a number of assorted teas packs, perfect for college living.
  • Heat your tea water with an electric tea kettle or in your dorm microwave. Both are space savers and multipurpose. If you’re looking for temperature directions, here’s a handy guide to bookmark on your cell phone.
  • This Tea for One Personali-Tea mug is a great way to begin your college journey. It also comes with an assortment of flavors, so you can enjoy the teas you like most while making new discoveries.
  • Socialize with Bigelow Tea. Whether you’re studying or looking for a quiet night with your roomie, there’s a flavor for every occasion. Don’t forget to check out the delicious drink recipes online!

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As college student @ayyojitos mentioned, it’s “time for some shut eye so I can sign up for classestomorrow. #backtocollege.” This is the perfect time to steep a mug of Chamomile Mango Herbal Tea and spend a few minutes relaxing. Bigelow Tea’s college survival tips: Stay calm, make friends, study hard, and drink tea!

Keep us posted on your accomplishments throughout the semester and remember to send us your #backtocollege tea sippin’#mugshots!
 

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Bigelow Tea And Lacrosse Are Deep Rooted In United States History

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The World Cup in Brazil certainly generated excitement this summer, but did you know we had some world class competition right here in the U.S. this July? The World Lacrosse Championships were held in Denver, Colorado over six days in July. The sports lovers at Bigelow Tea enjoy competition and know there are many sports and teams to root for—just like there are so many teas to choose from! It’s no wonder Bigelow Tea fan gingerlymade.com, asked recently: what’s your favorite Bigelow Tea?

The Federation of International Lacrosse may not be a household name, but lacrosse has a long and storied history in the New World, just like tea. In fact lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in North America, originating with indigenous peoples as far back as the 17th Century. Players use the lacrosse stick to catch, carry and pass the small rubber ball, in an effort to score on the opponent’s goal. Players wear protective gear because the game can get pretty rough!

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Lacrosse has been gaining popularity for years. In fact, this year’s “World Cup” Lacrosse Championship (also held every four years) had a record 38 nations in competition. The tournament drew 150,000 visitors over six days, culminating with the July 19th battle between Canada and the United States. Alas, Canada came out on top!  Like a good cup of Bigelow Tea and the Bigelow family itself, Lacrosse is a part of U.S. history!

1st image from Instagram via @brittney_taylor, 2nd image by Bill Brine via Flickr.com

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Best. Teatime. Ever. With Bigelow Tea

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For tea fanatics, every minute of the day is the right time to break out the Bigelow Tea. But if you had to pick one very besttime of day for your steaming mug, what would it be? Take the survey below and see what everyone else is saying. Yup, you need to choose. If you find this decision highly stressful, breathe deeply and brew up some Sweet Dreams. That’ll do the trick.

If your fave isn’t listed, feel free to ad lib. Is there anybody else out there like Anabell who tweets about brewing her tea at 2:40 in the morning? Yikes that’s super early but we say tea is for anytime of the day!!

 

Image by @ajay2castros on Instagram

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