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Bigelow Tea And Conservation

Friday, July 31st, 2015

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For Bigelow Tea, conserving land and caring for the environment is a top priority. That’s why the Charleston Tea Plantation is far more than just a place to grow the tea leaves that are harvested for Bigelow’s American Classic Teas. The tea garden on South Carolina’s Wadmalaw Island is a thriving example of the Bigelow family’s commitment to conservation.

Here’s the story. In the book “My Mother Loved Tea,” David Bigelow explains that his family got a phone call from one of the plantation’s original owners asking for help to save it from being shut down. It hadn’t produced tea for a number of years, yet it was still a much-loved local treasure.

At first, the Bigelow family was torn about bidding on the plantation, but when they learned of a real estate developer’s interest, they sprung into action. After obtaining the property in 2003, and giving it a little TLC, the Bigelows opened Charleston Tea Plantation three years later.

Today, the tea fields contribute to local tourism and economic growth as tea lovers flock to see the gardens and sample the made-in-the-USA teas! Thanks @Tom Williams for posting that it’s “A great place to visit. Truly one of a kind.” When it comes to sustainability, Bigelow Tea knows that taking steps to preserve green spaces is the right thing to do.


Bigelow Tea: Committed To World Environment Day!

Friday, June 5th, 2015

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Bigelow Tea is committed to sustainability and keeping the environment healthy—after all, the environment is the sprawling canvas on which this family-owned company grows and produces its delicious teas! And today, on World Environment Day, there is much to say about what is done before you enjoy that first cup in the morning! Bigelow Tea’s environmental awareness is present in every sip you take with energy conservation steps like efficient transportation of Bigelow products, reduced emissions with solar power and membership within the Ethical Tea Partnership.

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World Environment Day encourages mindfulness and action – it’s a global environmental celebration in over 100 countries. This year’s theme is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” That certainly relates well to Bigelow Tea’s family business, from responsible cultivation and conservation practices to production methods, even requiring environmental standards for our supplier relationships! Every little bit helps. Bigelow Tea employee Jim Gildea knows that’s the case, and he tweeted as he honored the environment by planting trees. (Thanks, Jim!)

Embrace the cup that’s brewed with generations of love and environmental commitment. Taste’s great doesn’t it?

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Bigelow Tea Raises Its Mug Of Chamomile To John Legend

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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At Bigelow Tea, it’s music to our ears when we hear about singers who drink tea before a performance. Bigelow Tea imagines vocalists enjoying a mug of Cozy Chamomile® Herbal Tea to soothe the voice and calm the nerves backstage!  We found out that nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and musician John Legend is known to sip hot chamomile before a big show. And if he loves the taste of chamomile, maybe he would enjoy Novus Citrus Chamomile Herbal Tea at home too—perhaps over conversation with his newlywed wife, actress and model Chrissy Teigen.

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With its mellow, delicate and slightly floral notes, Cozy Chamomile offers understated flavor along with the calming quality of chamomile flowers coupled with a hint of lemongrass in Novus Citrus Chamomile which is legendary.  With the busy life that John leads, he certainly deserves a bit of relaxation between shows on his #AllOfMeTour. And, hey, it looks like @THE_Umrani has a pretty peaceful view to enjoy a cup of tea while listening to John Legend’s music! Bliss!

Image thanks to John Legend’s Facebook page

Bigelow Tea Spotlights Belle Of The Ball Lily James

Monday, May 18th, 2015

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Bigelow Tea loves a good tea party—it’s a delightful way to celebrate most any occasion— even movie premieres! Recently, the cast of Cinderella joined guests at a tea party before the New York City premiere of the new film, based on the timeless classic fairytale. And, of course, the enchanting princess herself, portrayed by Downton Abbey’s Lily James, was in attendance.

Perhaps Lily enjoys a cup of robust Bigelow Earl Grey or rich “Constant Comment”® while hosting tea parties as Cinderella. Or maybe the Britain-born starlet prefers drinking classic English Teatime while traipsing around the Downton Abbey set. No matter which blend you prefer, the ambiance of Downton is enough to put anyone in the mood for a tea party. Avid watcher @carolinespruill shared, “Thanks #downtonabbey now I can’t get enough #tea #bigelow #missinglondon.”

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Treat Mom With A Personalized Mother’s Day Treasure From Bigelow Tea

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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As a family-owned and operated company, Bigelow Tea thinks it’s important to celebrate moms. This Mother’s Day, say thanks with one of these personalized gift ideas she’ll surely love.

Engraved Tea Chests

Make teatime special with an engraved Bigelow Tea wooden tea chest. Each chest is beautifully crafted and comes with an assortment of delicious teas.

Personalized Tea Tins

Does mom have a photo stockpile at home or on her computer? Go with a Bigelow Tea Personalized Assorted Tea Photo Tin. This tin contains a well-rounded variety of individually wrapped black, green, herbal and decaffeinated teas. Just upload your favorite image and message, and give the gift of capturing a treasured memory.

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Personalized Tea Boxes

If your mom is always sipping a cup of “Constant Comment®” or Bigelow Green Teapersonalized tea boxes might be the perfect treat. Add a favorite photo and message on a box of select Bigelow Tea blends. Each case contains 6 boxes, with 20 individually wrapped tea bags apiece.

Or, when Sunday, May 10th arrives, you could follow in the footsteps of @MySweetSanity and treat mom with a little relaxation and a “Mommy Time-Out” with a Bigelow Tea Peach Teallini. Whatever you decide, be sure to let the moms know how much you care.


Bigelow Tea Celebrates Founder Ruth C. Bigelow’s Birthday!

Friday, February 6th, 2015


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Ruth C. Bigelow with husband David E. Bigelow Sr.

Sunday, February 8th, is a very special day as Bigelow Tea celebrates the birth of founder Ruth Campbell Bigelow! One hundred and nineteen years ago in Providence, R.I., the indomitable Ruth was born! Later, as an adult, Ruth took a great leap of faith in 1945 to launch Bigelow Tea based on a single tea she created in her kitchen: “Constant Comment®.”  What a legacy to commemorate as the Bigelow family also marks the company’s 70th anniversary this year!

Ruth will be forever remembered as a visionary whose passion for quality, family and American ingenuity continues to fuel the Bigelow Tea mission. How proud she would be to know that the business continues to be family-owned and is now America’s number one specialty tea company with more than 120 varieties blended and packaged right here in the USA!

It took determination, grit and hard work for Ruth and husband David Bigelow Sr. to achieve their version of the American dream. Driven by the belief that the country was ready for a more flavorful tea, and inspired by a Colonial recipe, Ruth spent weeks blending black tea, orange rind and sweet spices to perfect  “Constant Comment®.” It remains one of America’s best-loved teas and still generates lots of conversation, as @sharoncady shared in this heartwarming tweet:  “If friendships had a smell, ours would be #ConstantComment tea!”

Happy birthday to Ruth and her beloved Bigelow Tea … here’s to many more generations as America’s Family Tea Blenders!


Bigelow Tea Is Ready to Play During National Game and Puzzle Week

Friday, November 28th, 2014

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As Thanksgiving week rolls in the start of holiday gatherings, Bigelow Tea wants to see families and friends enjoy some quality game time! National Game and Puzzle Week is held this week….the week of Thanksgiving, so after the dishes are cleared from the table, pull out a game and pick sides.

Consider classics such as cards, checkers, Monopoly or Instagrammer @kduckmanton’s choice SORRY! “It’s games night with the family!” she posted along with an image of the board game and a mug of tea! Or go with current faves like Cards Against Humanity. Or maybe get fully hands on with a 1,000-piece puzzle?

Even Bigelow Tea has a game. It’s more electronic. The Bigelow Matching Game goes like this. First, click on one square to reveal a flavorful Bigelow tea like Salted Caramel or “Constant Comment®” and then click on another square. If both squares have the same tea, you’ve got a match. If not, try again. Once all matches are made, there’s a chance to win the prize that’s revealed.

Now go play!

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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.

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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:

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