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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?

Shenae Grimes Says Her Drink Of Choice Is Tea!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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Actress Shenae Grimes traveled from the Canadian TV show Degrassi, all the way to Beverly Hills 90210 and now to the filming of a Lifetime movie!  Grimes is quickly building a name for herself on the small screen.

Perhaps it was the change in locale that prompted a bit of a lifestyle makeover in Grimes.  Like actress Emily Blunt, many celebrities seem to be making more healthful choices when it comes to what they put in their bodies.

“I’m a tea drinker now! I’m totally off coffee and diet (soda),” said Grimes.  Along with other positive decisions, like her interest in yoga, Grimes is making many fantastic choices.

Plus, she’s in some pretty impressive company! Actor Tom Hanks also made the switch from coffee to tea and has been feeling the positive effects ever since!

Image via Imbd.com

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.