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On Memorial Day, Bigelow Tea Salutes Our Troops

Monday, May 26th, 2014

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On Memorial Day, Bigelow Tea feels extra proud to pay tribute to U.S. servicemen and women overseas through “Tea for the Troops.” Started in 2009 by third-generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow, the program has donated roughly 165,000 boxes of Bigelow’s American Classic Tea to military bases around the world.

Sent as a taste of home, this tea is 100 percent grown and produced on American soil at the Charleston Tea Plantation in South Carolina. It’s packaged in a specialty box sporting the patriotic colors of red, white and blue! Just the colors to remind us of the importance of today’s holiday.

So today, on Memorial Day, the Bigelow Tea family says a heartfelt “thank you” to the men and women in the military, past and present. And thanks to you too, @SandiWoods, for your special “salute” on the Bigelow Tea Facebook page!

Get Your L-Theanine And Relax With Bigelow Tea!

Monday, April 28th, 2014

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Stay calm, tea lovers. It’s National Stress Awareness Month and Physical Wellness Month. If that info makes your neck muscles tighten, grab a mug of your favorite Bigelow Tea and get ready for some great news you can use to get motivated for healthy pursuits this spring and beyond!

It’s true that stress and anxiety can be debilitating, both mentally and physically. Yet “taking it easy” is hardly an option for most people (final exams in your near future, anyone?). You’ll be happy to know that tea—particularly green tea—is rich in L-theanine, an amino acid that research suggests has a calming effect on the body, while also working synergistically with caffeine to heighten mental alertness. So try sipping Earl Grey Green Tea or Green Tea with Mango for a refreshing and relaxing drink before a run or yoga class!

Thanks @autumnhealth24 for sharing some #health inspiration via Instagram about how Bigelow Green Tea with a lemon slice is “super good” and is helping you break your morning coffee habit! During physical wellness month, that’s great to hear!

Photo by GarretWardPhotography via Flickr.com

Quick Flicks Featuring Bigelow Tea!

Friday, April 11th, 2014

 

Bigelow Tea fans are bringing the funny today in two comical videos! First (above) dougannajordan shows some comic wizardry. The clip will have you chuckling when you see what happens when he notes that Bigelow Tea has “a taste so good, it really knocks your socks off!” (And his toupee too, apparently!)

Next, check out what happens when “Daddy” brings his big—and we’re talking seriously big—mug to his daughter’s quaint tea party (below). It seems he just can’t get enough! “Big Taste. Bigelow.” That’s right. Thanks, gibbydog3, for the great video.


Bigelow Tea Says “Thank You Mom” With Sweepstakes Prizes!

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Get ready for the best Mother’s Day ever and enter the Bigelow Tea Thank You Mom Sweepstakes TODAY! A total of 175 lucky winners will take home one of three TEA-rrific prizes for pampering your mother—or yourself if you prefer!

As a family-owned business founded by matriarch Ruth Campbell Bigelow nearly 70 years ago, Bigelow Tea proudly celebrates hardworking moms everywhere. What better way to say “I love and appreciate you” than with a heartwarming gift of tea? Here’s the lowdown on all three prizes:

  • 25 Grand Prize winners – $200 SpaFinder gift card plus a Fine Tea & Herb Tea Gift Assortment that includes a variety of traditional and flavored black, green and herb teas. 64 tea bags in all.
  • 50 first-place winners – Flavored & Herb Tea Wooden Tea Chest features a beautifully crafted wood chest with 8 tea bags each of 8 assorted black, green and herb teas. 64 tea bags in all.
  • 100 second-place winners – $25 Walmart gift card plus one box of “Constant Comment“®.

Entering is easy … simply “Like” the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, click on the sweepstakes icon at the top of the page under the large cover photo, and follow the instructions. The sweeps ends on April 30. Look for the names of the 175 lucky winners on the Bigelow Tea blog. Happy Mother’s Day from the Bigelow Tea family to yours!
 

Bigelow Tea Respectfully Disagrees With Kermit The Frog

Friday, March 21st, 2014

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A beloved Muppet amphibian once said “it’s not easy being green.” And while Kermit The Frog’s feelings are certainly valid, Bigelow Tea has shown not only that it is easy being green … but that being green is the only way to go!

Muppets Most Wanted, the latest caper featuring Kermie and friends, opens on March 21st. And with March being a month full of all things “green,”—St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of spring to name a few—it seems like an appropriate time to mention Bigelow Tea’s green sustainabili-TEA initiatives.

In addition to energy conservation steps and waste reduction programs, one green effort that swamp-loving Kermit would appreciate is the Bigelow family’s land preservation efforts. Company founder, Ruth Campbell Bigelow had the vision to acquire open space in New Hampshire.  Today, the family shares Ruth’s commitment to support New Hampshire’s land conservation program with a firm commitment to hold and maintain the 220 acres in its current undeveloped condition.

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And if living green and being green isn’t quite enough, there’s always sipping green too! Bigelow Tea’s Green Tea is smooth and flavorful. And, there are so many Green Tea varieties—from mint to mango to Earl Grey—that there’s definitely a taste to please every palate (and perhaps even every Muppet)!

Thanks, Kermit, for making “being green” look fun!

Image by Kevin Galens via Flickr.com

Bigelow Tea Welcomes Spring!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

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Spring starts officially tomorrow, woohoo! Goodbye snow and hello springtime flowers. As the days grow longer and the warm sun dazzles the senses, Bigelow Tea thinks it’s time to trade those fuzzy boots for sandals and add ice to that delightful Green Tea with Wild Blueberry and Acai or any flavor that you prefer…ice your favorite or combine flavors to celebrate the new season.

Bigelow Tea fans like Facebook friend Staci have been having Sweet Dreams of sunshine throughout this long, cold winter. Take advantage of warmer days by heading outside with your best friends to enjoy a nice chat and your favorite Bigelow Tea on ice. Looking to make the perfect cup of iced tea? Third-generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow offers great how-to tips in this video:

Or, if you want a cool, upscale and slightly naugh-TEA sip, this I Love Lemon Gin Fizz recipe is for you. For a few more springtime entertainment tips, head over to the Bigelow Tea Pinterest board dedicated to tea parties.

What is your favorite springtime Bigelow Tea?

Image thanks to @bohobunnie

Get Green For The Game With Bigelow Tea

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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For those diehard football fans who are actually attending the big game on Sunday, please, for the love of all that is good, bundle up! Fortunately, they’ll be giving ticketholders earmuffs and hats for this first non-dome NFL championship game in a cold—seriously cold—city. For the rest of you, stay toasty in front of the TV with a cup of Bigelow Tea!

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Bigelow Green Tea is the tea of choice for Sunday. Why, you ask? Because it’s a favorite of Phil Simms (one of Bigelow Tea’s favorite football players!) and there’s kind of a “green” theme going on at the stadium this year. Yep, MetLife Stadium is home to Gang Green, the New York Jets, during the regular season and (this just in!) the dining there is going to be the “greenest in history.” Niice! The venue is the first Certified Green Restaurant stadium from the Green Restaurant Association and is the largest food service operation ever to receive this certification. (They compost, they recycle, they’re proud of their accomplishments … hmmmm … this sounds like a certain family-run tea company and and it’s Sustainabili-TEA initiatives!)

Simms has been busily analyzing the season in his Bigelow Tea Sports Report, (thanks for the retweet Bonnie Stewart!) and picks Seattle to go all the way over the Broncos.  Do you think he has had a change of heart?  What do you think? And which variety of Bigelow Tea will you be drinking on Sunday? #Bigelow #GreenTea #PhilSimms #BigelowFamily

 Image by 19Melissa68 via Flickr.com

Thank You Begins With Bigelow Tea

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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1. Even if it was a six-pound fruit cake, a gift’s a gift and a “thank you” is still in order. So whether you send a tweet, a paperless message or even—gasp!—an actual  handwritten note, say “thanks” during National Thank You Month! And, hey, slipping a foil-wrapped Bigelow Tea bag into the envelope would make your “thank you” so awesome that the recipient might even thank you for your thank you. Wait, now we’re getting confused.

2. During the month of January offer a little shout-out to the people who hosted you, gifted you and made you smile over the holidays. And while you’re in the thanking mood, hop online and express your gratitude for tea! Bigelow Tea lovers aren’t afraid to proclaim their love for the drink. According to @twolinepass  I love lemon is the “greatest hot beverage” ever. Anyone in agreement?

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3. Thanking others is really a year-round deal, but this month in particular, a little “thank you” will go a long way.

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The Attitude Of Gratitude Bigelow Tea Sweepstakes Ends TODAY!

Friday, November 29th, 2013

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Today’s your last opportunity to enter the “Attitude of Gratitude” Bigelow Tea Sweepstakes for your chance to win our amazing harvest teas! Enter on our Facebook page by midnight EST and you could be one of 24 lucky winners! Simply “like” our page (if you haven’t already!) and click on the sweepstakes icon under the large cover photo. Look for the names of the winners on our blog.

We are incredibly grateful for our many loyal Bigelow Tea fans, and are delighted to join in the spirit of Thanksgiving by offering this sweepstakes. The 24 lucky prize winners will receive one box each of our Pumpkin Spice Tea and Apple Cider Herb Tea, both of which feature fall flavors like cinnamon, cloves and licorice root. Delicious … and the aroma? Heavenly!

Enter the sweepstakes TODAY … and take a minute to tell us what you’re most grateful for this Thanksgiving season. Add a few words in the form or we’d love to hear from you in the Comments section below, on Facebook or via Twitter.

All of us at Bigelow Tea hope that your Thanksgiving was a joyous occasion, filled with wonderful food, family, friends and lots of laughter!

 

Happy Hanukkah From Bigelow Tea!

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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As the Festival of Lights begins tonight, the Bigelow Tea family wishes all those celebrating the once-in-a-lifetime convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving a happy “Thanksgivukkah”!

Image via @flickr by Robert Couse-Baker