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Happy Labor Day From Bigelow Tea

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Wishing you and your friends & family a Happy Labor Day!  Sangria anyone? #Bigelowfamily


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Cindi Bigelow’s Surprising Bigelow Iced Tea Recipes!

Do the same iced tea flavors leave you faTEAgued? President & CEO Cindi Bigelow recently created a tea mini-series over on the HooplaHa network channel called Teatime with Cindi Bigelow.  In this episode of Surprising Iced Tea Recipes, she explains how to make iced tea by the glass and lets you in on some of her favorite flavor combinations such as Green Tea and Pomegranate PizzazzRed Raspberry and Green Tea with Jasmine, or Red Raspberry and I Love Lemon with English Teatime.

What are your winning Bigelow Tea flavor combos?

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Good Water Is Key At Bigelow Tea

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Quietly sipping and savoring a cup of aromatic Bigelow Tea on a warm summer day is like stepping into a Zen-like state in which the pure water is the Yin and the flavorful tea is the Yang.  One complements the other.  If the water is pure, the tea experience will be delightful.  If the water quality is poor, the tea will be compromised.  It’s just that simple. So, in honor of National Water Quality Month, Bigelow Tea has some Sustainabili-TEA tips to help you optimize the water quality in your home, so that every drop of water is the best (and safest) you can drink.

The problem with hard water (water with a high mineral content), is that it tastes metallic and may leave a film floating in your teacup or kettle ―making it less desirable for tea, hot or iced. Water quality not only affects our tea drinking experience, it impacts our health and the environment.

So, what to do? First, know the water quality in your house.  Next, consider  installing either  a whole-house distiller or faucet filters.  If cost is a concern, buy yourself a filtered pitcher. Then, put the kettle on and have a perfect cup of worry-free tea!  Follow @MelodyAWriter’s suggestion and try some Bigelow® Plantation Mint Tea.

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Photo by Kristina Walter via Wikimedia  Commons.

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Bigelow Tea Sweepstakes Winners Announced

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Once again we are so excited to announce the Varie-TEA sweepstakes winners.  Please allow up to two weeks for a confirmation email from Bigelow Tea.  Congrats Everyone!!

Joyce D from Illinois

Melissa C from Pennsylvania

Cherri H from Michigan

Janette B from Indiana

Candace G from Indiana

Rick R from Ontario, Canada

Annette T from Illinois

Lisa A from Tennessee

Joanne S from Nebraska

Marlana P from Ohio

Michelle G from New York

Stephanie M from Wisconsin

Carol C from Colorado

Noelle C from Ohio

Janice J from South Carolina

Kathy M from Louisiana

Deb S from Minnesota

Linda M from Indiana

Peter A from California

Nichole S from New York

Kimberly S from North Carolina

Vienna K from Massachusetts


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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!”

btwed3_Bigelow Tea Shares Gluten-Free Recipes For Celiac Disease Awareness Month

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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