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Bigelow Tea Fall Harvest Sweepstakes Winners Announced

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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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 Salutes The Military and Their Families

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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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

Bigelow Tea Fall Harvest Sweepstakes STARTS TODAY!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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During this season of giving thanks, Bigelow Tea has the perfect Thanksgiving Gift Sweepstakes starting TODAY! Enter to win this Fall Harvest Basket brimming with 152 individually wrapped teas in assorted black, green and herb tea flavors! There will be six prize winners in all!

Whether you send this gift to someone special or display it as your holiday centerpiece (great idea!), those gathered ’round will be giving thanks! Your prize features a 21″x 11″ x 11″ wicker cornucopia filled with your favorite flavors — as well as a few you may have been dying to try!

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 November 17th. Using a mobile device? No sweat … use this link to enter instead: http://woobox.com/pbtwz2

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

 

Feed Your Neighbors: Bigelow Tea Highlights Food Bank Week

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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If you don’t know where your community food bank is, this is the time to find out. During National Food Bank Week this week, local communities are educating people about the importance of donating and volunteering at food banks in an effort to alleviate hunger in the United States. Bigelow Tea is committed to this cause and encourages others to help their hungry neighbors too.

Near the Bigelow Tea headquarters in Fairfield, CT, the Connecticut Food Bank is an affiliate of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. It is the state’s largest centralized source of donated, emergency food in Connecticut and provides food products to more than 650 soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries and child and adult day programs.  The Connecticut Food Bank uses the money it receives from the Bigelow Tea Community Challenge to supplement its ongoing distribution of donated food during the holiday season to 164 food pantries, soup kitchens, school and other programs. In Idaho, Bigelow Tea’s Boise plant is a long-time support of the Idaho Food Bank too@IdahoFoodbank has even tweeted about Bigelow’s assistance there.

With Thanksgiving just a month away, remember that not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to enjoy a “feast.” With a little awareness and some donations from tea lovers all over the U.S., hungry families across the country can enjoy a special holiday season too.

Image via CTfoodbank.org

New Bigelow American Breakfast Gives Tea a Caffeine Boost!

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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Tea drinkers longing for a stronger wake-up brew – and coffee drinkers wanting to add variety to their repertoire of caffeinated beverages – now have options! Bigelow Tea introduces American Breakfast teas, an all-new line of robust black teas naturally formulated with 50% more caffeine than the average cup of tea.

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New niche, new opportunity

Bigelow American Breakfast Tea creates a new niche in the category that will be embraced by tea lovers and coffee drinkers alike. As one early taste tester noted: “This tea is perfect for someone like me who likes the boost and buzz of coffee but not the acidity. I would keep this on hand as an alternative to my morning java, as well as for a mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up – not just for breakfast.”

Not your ordinary cup of tea

Line priced at $2.99, this unique and innovative beverage naturally delivers all the benefits of Bigelow’s smooth and flavorful black tea with a higher caffeine boost than typically found in a cup of tea. It’s the perfect way to start the day — or get an extra dose of energy any time of day, without nerve-jangling side effects. The full line consists of:

Perfectly blended pick-me-up for any time of day.

New Bigelow American Breakfast Teas are specially formulated with natural black tea extract – a concentrated form of brewed black tea – to deliver 60-90mg of caffeine per cup, versus the typical 30-60mg in regular black tea.

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Yet despite the significantly higher caffeine content, drinkers will not experience the ‘rush and crash’ effect typical of coffee thanks to L-Theanine, the naturally occurring compound found almost exclusively in tea.

Cindi Bigelow, 3rd generation president and CEO of the family-owned company, explains what tea drinkers instinctively already know. “The lift you get from the caffeine in tea is different from that of coffee. That’s because tea has the added benefit of Theanine, a naturally occurring component in tea. Studies have shown this unique combination gives tea drinkers a sustained energy boost and, at the same time, a feeling of relaxation and focus similar to what is achieved through meditation.”

All natural, all delicious

True to family tradition, Bigelow American Breakfast Tea is crafted with premium, all natural ingredients to create a beautiful cup of tea. Its superb tea leaves are from the preferred high-grown bushes sourced from the world’s finest tea gardens. These pure blends — even the honey-flavored option that derives its flavor from natural honey, contain no sugar and no calories.

Like all Bigelow teas, each bag is individually wrapped in Bigelow’s signature foil pouch to protect it from air, moisture and surrounding aromas, to keep the tea as fresh and flavorful as the day it was blended. This special packaging makes it easy to tuck away in a pocket or handbag to enjoy the fresh, robust flavor on the go.

And All-American!

Bigelow American Breakfast Teas are teas created for the American consumer’s palate and are blended and packaged in the U.S.A.

Consumers will be further pleased to know that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the American Breakfast Tea line goes to support our U.S. service men and women.

In the words of Cindi Bigelow, “I invite you to sip a cup of our beautiful American Breakfast Tea; made in America, by an American family, for the American consumer. And as always, we hope our teas delight you.”

 

Bigelow Tea Community Challenge Fundraiser 2014 Big Success

Monday, September 29th, 2014

 

Thank you to everyone involved from the team at Bigelow Tea who did an unbelievable amount of planning all year, to the sponsors, community volunteers and of course all of the kids, runners and walkers who participated!! All of the charities who will be recipients of the $130,000 we raised are incredibly thankful as we all are.  Thanks once again to all!!

Try “Tea For One” From Bigelow Tea

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Singing about “tea for two” is so 1925! Yes, sharing tea is awesome, but sometimes sipping solo is really the best part of the day. Here are two gift sets for people who like to have their mug of Bigelow Tea in peace.  The Tea for One and Green Tea for One gift sets each come with an exclusive Personali-Tea Mug, 44 Bigelow Tea bags and a 3-oz jar of Savannah Bee Company honey—all neatly packed in a keepsake box.

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These gift sets are ideal for those who can’t live without their #dailycup and appreciate a good mug! It’s always fun to see adoring Bigelow Tea “mug shots” on Instagram, like this shot from @mandaleigh8905. Thanks Amanda, for sharing the love! So go ahead … make someone’s day with Tea for One!

 

Video Vignettes Celebrating Family And Bigelow Tea!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

From moments of messy mayhem to sweet timeouts with tea—as seen in the video above!—family time is precious. And as a family-owned business, Bigelow Tea appreciates just how much the highs and lows enrich each unique family story, including yours! So thanks to those who’ve shared scenes from their family life, with tea as a supporting player. Here are a few more videos to make you smile:

Crayons, a chatty baby and Cozy Chamomile for Mom:


Tea parties? Not just for the adults! Check out these little cuties all dressed up and ready to pour:

Do you have your own family tea tale to show or tell? Post it on Twitter or Instagram and tag it #BigelowFamily for all to enjoy!
 

Take Bigelow Tea on a Picnic in the Park

Friday, July 18th, 2014

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This summer, make plans to go picnicking in a park—and bring along some Bigelow Tea! July marks both National Parks and Recreation Month and National Picnic Month, two great reasons for packing up a delicious spread and a big thermos of iced tea for a sunny day or a warm night outside.

While whipping up salads, sandwiches or finger foods, brew one of Bigelow’s iced teas to go with these munchies. Both Perfect Peach and Red Raspberry herbal iced teas provide a taste of summer with their in-season fruit flavors.

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If guests prefer lemonade, Bigelow’s Half and Iced Tea and Lemonade provides a friendly compromise (even consider Half and Iced Tea and Lemonade with Pomegranate). Pinterest friend Penny Zeiter Shamy loves this half and half combination; it’s her “summertime choice.”

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This summer, spend time at the park and sip on #Bigelow iced tea!

Top image thanks to @dailydishrecipes

Forget Orange. In July, BLUE Is The New Black At Bigelow Tea

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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In the world of Bigelow Tea, blue is definitely the “it” color of July. Not just because of Independence Day, where blue joins red and white on the American flag, but also because it’s National Blueberry Month!

Blueberries are not only deliciously versatile, they’re so ridiculously healthy it’s like a whopping, blue-tea-fulbonus—on pancakes, in yogurt, or by the handful! And for purists, the luscious flavor of blueberries can be enjoyed year-round in Bigelow Tea’s delightful Green Tea with Wild Blueberry & Acai or Wild Blueberry with Acai brewed hot or poured over ice. @Fitness_Ron calls Bigelow’s Green Tea with Wild Blueberry & Acai “amazing stuff!” Thanks, Ron!

If you can’t get enough of blueberries, here are two recipes for a blueberry tea-infused cocktail and a blueberry vinaigrette. Yum!

Wild Blueberry Delight

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Ingredients

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Instructions

Place tea bags into measuring cup and add boiling water. Let steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags. Refrigerate until cold. For one drink: Pour 2 ounces of the cooled tea, 1 ounce vodka, ¼ cup Blue Curacao and ½ ounce Grand Marnier into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into serving glass.
For a hint of citrus in this delightful drink try this flavor combination: 3 Bigelow Lemon Ginger Herbal Plus Tea Bags and 3 Bigelow Wild Blueberry Acai Herb Plus Tea Bags

Looking for a twist on traditional salad dressing? Here’s a tried and true-blue version of a classic:

Wild Blueberry Acai Vinagrette

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup white wine vinegar (125mL)
  • Bigelow Wild Blueberry with Acai Herbal Tea*
  • 1 tablespoon honey (15mL)
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon Mustard (30mL)
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (250mL)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (5mL)
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • *Optional – tarragon, fresh, chopped or dried

*Variations – Try using our Cranberry Hibiscus Herbal Tea or Green Tea with Wild Blueberry & Acai

Instructions

Pour the vinegar into a small microwave-safe bowl, and cook on high for 1 minute, or cook in a saucepan on medium heat, until bubbles are visible. Remove, add the teabags, and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the teabags to a small strainer and, using the back of a spoon, press as much liquid as possible back into the bowl. Stir in the honey and mustard, then pour the mixture into an electric blender or a food processor. Add garlic and salt. Slowly drizzle the oil while the machine is running until it is smooth and creamy. Cover and refrigerate if not using right away.

May we suggest Green Tea with Wild Blueberry and Acai to pair with this recipe?