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A Video Tribute To Family And Bigelow Tea!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

There’s nothing like a snow day and tea to create a little extra family time, as Kyle Elliott explains in this nostalgic video. He remembers shoveling snow, then coming back into a warm house and sharing a mug of tea with his dad! As family tea blenders for nearly 70 years, Bigelow Tea agrees that tea and togetherness go hand in hand! 

Judging by all the Facebook chatter about this crazy winter, Kyle’s not alone in finding comfort in a cup of tea. After one recent storm (who can keep track?!),Christine said she was “having lots of tea parties with the girls.” Love that!
 

Bigelow Tea Wins Platinum Healthy Workplace Award Again!

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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The Bigelow Tea team is feeling very proud after being recognized for promoting a healthy workplace! A big thank-you to the dedicated employees who helped the family-run company earn a Platinum Healthy Workplaces Award from the Business Council of Fairfield County for the second year in a row! Bigelow Tea was one of just 15 Fairfield County, CT, businesses given this top honor at a recent awards ceremony.

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Helping employees improve their health and well-being has always been a high “priori-TEA” for the Bigelow family—it’s right up there with ensuring the quality and purity of every single box of tea you purchase! And while everyone at Bigelow Tea is proud to be recognized with awards, the team is always on the lookout for new programs and initiatives to keep those healthy initiatives going! From regular blood pressure and skin screenings to “Be-Health-Tea” programs focusing on weight control, nutrition, headache prevention, stress management and even financial wellness, employees have lots of opportunities to improve their health.

These programs are right in step with the Bigelow Tea mission to keep both consumers and employees happy. As third-generation President and CEO Cindi Bigelow says, “Do the right thing and good things will follow.”

(Pictured from left to right: Chris Bruhl, President & CEO, The Business Council of Fairfield County, Bruce Ennis, VP Human Resources Bigelow Tea, Pat Sorgenti, Human Resources Manager Bigelow Tea and Matthew Fair, Regional Sales Director, Pierson & Smith, Inc./First Niagara Risk Management)

Rock #SXSW with Bigelow Tea

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at SXSW 2013

Trending right now: people are heading to Austin, Texas for the SXSW music, film, and interactive festivals. Get ready for ten exciting but potentially exhausting days of entertainment and #selfies galore … and remember to keep a snack on hand and stay hydrated with Bigelow Tea. It’ll keep the mood light and your voice pitch perfect for rockin’ with your favorite artists!

Don’t forget your to-go mug or tumbler for those long waits. Bigelow Tea bags easily slip into your pocket for the festival, so all you need to do is #JustAddHotWater and perhaps ice. If you’re looking to save money during your SXSW stay, this is the way to go.

One tea lover, @IHEARDISSUE, tweeted “I’m bringing 200 liters of tea to sxsw.” Now that would be a lot of Bigelow Tea! Can’t wait to see that #selfie.

Top image by Dinesh Shankar via SXSW Press Images

Cindi Bigelow Shares Why Bigelow Teas Always Make The Grade!

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Brew a mug of your favorite Bigelow Tea blend and hit “play” on this video to join Bigelow Tea on a virtual tour of the family-owned business, which was started by Ruth Campbell Bigelow in 1945 with “Constant Comment®” tea (not chai, as mistakenly noted in the clip).

WFSB-TV in Connecticut visited the company’s Fairfield, CT headquarters and spoke with Ruth’s granddaughter Cindi Bigelow, third-generation president and CEO of Bigelow Tea. The news piece covers a range of topics including these interesting facts:

  • After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world.
  • Bigelow Tea sells approximately 1.6 billion tea bags a year in 128+ varieties. Wow!
  • Tea leaves used in Bigelow Tea are grown in ethical tea gardens in such places as China, India, Sri Lanka and our Bigelow’s own Charleston Tea Plantation in South Carolina, then shipped to Bigelow Tea, where they are “tested, blended and tested again.”
  • Personnel in the Fairfield, CT headquarters analytical lab taste between 25,000 and 30,000 cups of tea and ingredients per year to ensure that the flavor, color and aroma are up to Bigelow Tea’s high standards (and yours!).
  • Tea leaves are mixed into a machine before being placed in tea bags and packaged in boxes for each variety.
  • Quality is paramount, which is why every five minutes, a tea bag is pulled from the machine and inspected.
  • And those beautiful new boxes? They’re designed by an artist in Bridgeport, CT!

See for yourself how the dedicated Bigelow Tea team ensures that every mug of your Bigelow Tea is perfectly pure and flavorful!

Which Bigelow Tea Would The Mysterious “A” Drink On Pretty Little Liars?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

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Followers of the twists and turns of the teen mystery drama Pretty Little Liars will be smitten with this image: the whole posse gathered for a posh tea party. It’s fabulous to see tea make a cameo appearance, and it’s entertaining to speculate which types of Bigelow Tea the girls might enjoy based on their very distinctive personali-teas!

Smart, people-pleasing yet scheming, Spencer (Troian Bellesario), was the last person to see “A” alive. She’d probably enjoy Bigelow Cinnamon Stick Black Tea for its spicy kick.  (And apparently, @moonboatcafe finds it pretty magical, too, tweeting that “”Bigelow Cinnamon Stick is perfect for a gray winter afternoon. It’s almost magical.”) Hanna (Ashley Benson), is the new “it” girl. Outspoken and bold as well as fiercely loyal and kind, the most popular girl must drink the world’s most popular tea of course—Bigelow Earl Grey.  And how about Bigelow Green Tea with Peach for Emily (Shay Mitchell), the “jock” of the group, and also the sweetest? As for Aria (Lucy Hale)—artsy, mysterious on the shy side—brew her up some Bigelow Vanilla Chai.

So, PLL fans, which tea flavor do you think the mysterious “A” drinks?

Image via prettylittleliars.us

Bigelow Tea Announces February Sweepstakes Winners

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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We are so excited to announce the winners of our February Sweepstakes…woohooo. You will be contacted within 2 weeks to confirm your mailing address so we can ship you your prize. Congrats!!

 

Cheryl from Idaho

Laura from New York

Claire from Minnesota

Monica from Indiana

Janette from Indiana

Virginia from Michigan

Rosary from Texas

Karrie from Florida

Dave from Pennsylvania

Jenny from Georgia

Deb from Texas

Cindy from Indiana

Lourdes from CA

Jenny from Kansas

Bigelow Tea’s Celebrate Green Sweepstakes Starts Right Now!

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Are you wearing the green and feeling lucky this month? Then maybe you could be one of 17 winners of this Green Tea Triple Pack—the perfect prize for anyone who loves drinking the green stuff! And because it’s fun (and important!) to celebrate all things green this month, here are some Bigelow Tea “eco” facts:

1.     Bigelow Tea is a certified Zero Waste to Landfill company!
2.     Bigelow Tea is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership – an organization that is focused on worldwide workers’ conditions and good farming practices to ensure the safety of the employees and the consumer!
3.     Bigelow Tea paper filter bags are bleach and dioxin free and 100% compostable!

This is what we call sustainabili-TEA the Bigelow way!

Now, back to your awesome “green” prize! This tea trio features three Green Tea favorites: Green Tea with Wild Blueberry & AcaiGreen Tea with Lemon and Green Tea with Pomegranate, because … really, can you ever have enough green tea? 60 tea bags in all. But you can’t win if you don’t enter!

Here’s what to do:

Simply “Like” the Bigelow Tea Facebook page (if you haven’t already!), click on the sweepstakes icon at the top of the page under the large cover photo, and follow the instructions. For even more good luck—and more entries—be sure to share the sweeps on Facebook and Twitter!

The sweepstakes ends on March 27. Winners will be announced on the Bigelow Tea blog. Good luck, and here’s wishing you a very happy and green St. Patrick’s Day from the Bigelow Tea family!
 

What Bigelow Tea Will You Be Sipping On Oscar Night?

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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Some Bigelow Tea fans love the movies almost as much as they love drinking tea! This month it’s time to relish the ritual of watching the star-studded 86th Academy Awards for its glitz and glam, and for those defining moments that make headlines.

You know the ones… Who can forget Cher’s outlandishly scant Bob Mackie beaded frock and headdress (1986)—which set the standard for Oscar fashion as we know it today? Or Jack Palance’s wacky one-armed pushups to prove a point about aging and fitness (1992)! And how about Kathryn Bigelow’s first-ever win for Hurt Locker, both as a director AND a woman (2010)?  (Notice her awesome last name).  Last year, you may recall, Bigelow Tea was featured as part of several DIY Oscar viewing parties complete with good friends and Bigelow Tea cocktails, one of which was chronicled on The Mommy Files.

So everyone has their predictions, as well as a favorite beverage they like to sip while curling up and ogling Hollywood’s elite at their finest…”Constant Comment” might just be our pick, what’s yours?
 

Enter The Bigelow Tea Valentine Sweepstakes … NOW!

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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Tomorrow is the last day to enter the Bigelow Tea Valentine Sweepstakes! Enter by midnight EST, to get a chance to win the Valentine Gift Duet!

In case you’ve missed our shout outs, here’s the deal: a total of 14 lucky winners will get one box each of White Chocolate Obsession Tea and Sweetheart Cinnamon Herb Tea—40 tea bags in all!

Never tried these tempting Valentine teas? You’re in for a treat, courtesy of the Bigelow Tea family of master blenders! And if you don’t win … don’t fret. These “seasonal” teas are actually available year-round on the Bigelow Tea website. Sweet, right?

To enter, hurry on over to the Bigelow Tea Facebook page, hit “Like” and click on the Sweepstakes icon at the top, right under the large cover photo. Share the love on Facebook and Twitter to get more entries—5 bonus entries for every Facebook friend who enters and 5 bonus entries if you send a tweet about the sweeps! Then check the Constant Comments Blog to see if you’re among the 14 winners.

Best of luck, and here’s hoping you had a TEA-rific Valentine’s Day!
 

Best Documentary Short With Bigelow Tea In A Supporting Role

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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You’re watching a movie on Netflix. The main character (who has likely been trekking for days) finally reaches the end of his journey. The music soars to a crescendo. Pretty great, right? Now imagine that same music accompanying you in the kitchen while you brew your Bigelow Tea!

Tea lover Katie Duncan took the music of Blake Neely (“He is my favorite composer EVER. Just sayin’ “) and created a crazy adorable video about “The Life of Tea” that will tickle anyone who embraces their daily mug! The anticipation of filling the kettle with water … the build-up of lighting the gas stove … the culminating moment showcasing the perfect cup of Earl Grey … this is Oscar-worthy stuff here.

Check out the video (above) and see how it makes you feel. Popcorn is optional.

Hey @apichea, would you have appreciated background music when you brewed your Bigelow Peppermint Tea recently?