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Bigelow Tea Gifts For Easter Giving!

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Bigelow Tea makes an excellent  gift to tote to any gathering with friends and family—even an Easter brunch or dinner! Here are a couple of options that will have your host or hostess running to turn on the kettle!

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A perennial favorite is Bigelow Tea’s Trio of Chamomile Tea gift pack – providing a most delicious way to relax. The three-box set includes 60 tea bags of Bigelow Tea’s Chamomile Caffeine-free Herb teas in mint, mango and traditional blends!

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 Another idea is the Bigelow® Tea and Honey Gift Set. It features a keepsake gift box and everything needed to make teatime sweeter: a 44 tea bag assortment of individually-wrapped herbal teas, designer 3-piece Set Beehive Honey Jar with Dipper, matching tea towel, plus two jars of Savannah Bee Company® Honey.  And it includes Bigelow Tea’s popular Lemon Ginger Tea … so delicious that it moved @ShineDelux to tweet that she enjoys Bigelow Tea’s Lemon Ginger all day long!

From the Bigelow family to your family, happy Easter!

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Passover With Bigelow Tea!

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Spring is in the air and Passover starts today!  If you’re attending a Passover gathering, take a few boxes of Bigelow Tea, tie them up with a pretty bow and bring the package as a vibrant hostess gift! Most Bigelow teas are certified Kosher, making them the perfect ending to an abundant feast. Here are a few favorites!

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In packages the color of your spring flowers, traditional English Breakfast, rich and fragrant Darjeeling and delicate Cozy Chamomile are three of the many Bigelow Teas that are Kosher for Passover. Take your pick, and enjoy the flavors!

From the Bigelow family to your family, enjoy your Passover gathering … and welcome the spring. As Bigelow Tea assured @AmandaCram on Facebook, it’s finallyhere! #Bigelowfamily

Top Image by Anita Martinz via Wikimedia Commons

Do You Heart Bigelow Tea?

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Whether it’s true love, a little crush or even just a platonic bromance, the gift of Bigelow Tea can’t be misinterpreted. It means you think tea rocks and you want to share it. No mixed messages there!

Sure, you can give someone candies with messages like “Tweet Me” or “Be Mine,” but they’ll be scarfed down in no time. A few boxes of tea, however, will last a bit longer keeping those warm thoughts of you lingering! That’s why, for Valentine’s Day, Bigelow Tea has put together what could possibly be the sweetest little two-pack of tea ever. Sweetheart Cinnamon and White Chocolate Obsession. Together. No joke. “Soul Mates” indeed.

And if you boycott Valentine’s Day, snag the Valentine Gift Duet for yourself. Tea, of course, always loves you back. So sip your tea, take a selfie and watch “Love Actually” in your jammies. No date needed. Like our friend, The Life of Jess, you might just become #obsessed with Bigelow Tea!
 

Bigelow Tea’s New Variety Assortments Make Great Gifts!

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The season of gift shopping is upon us, and Bigelow Tea is here to help you check people off your list. We have two spectacular Variety Pack tea assortments that will please just about any recipient—especially a tea lover! Our latest offerings pack a lot of flavor in our brand new packaging, and each box contains 64 teabags featuring a range of our popular Bigelow Teas! Here are the details.

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First, our Fine Tea and Herb Tea Gift Assortment brings together the best of our blackgreen and herb teas in a robust sample selection. It’s great for longtime Bigelow Tea fans or offers a wonderful way to introduce newbies to our teas. Inside this box, the lucky recipient will find our Earl GrayEnglish TeatimeCozy Chamomile“Constant Comment” ®Lemon LiftMint MedleyOrange & Spice and classic Green Tea.

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Our second Variety Pack is for the person who is devoted to green tea! Our Green Tea Variety Gift Box includes a mix of traditional and flavored green teas. Along with peachmintlemon and mango, other offerings include green tea versions of “Constant Comment” ® and Earl Grey. Plus, we’ve included our decaffeinated version of green tea alongside our classic one.

Each assortment type is budget friendly, with a price of $13.95. Why not choose one—or both!—as a gift for a teacher, a neighbor, a friend or even yourself? We’re sure you’ve been good this year!

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Bigelow Tea Is Buzzing Over National Honey Month

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Since the beginning of time, honey has been used to sweeten what we eat and drink. And, of course, Bigelow Tea has always known that this nectar goes beautifully with tea. During September’s National Honey Month, we’re getting the buzz out about how to find quality honey, locally.

There are a number of places where we can buy this naturally sweet stuff. First, farmers markets are a great source as farmers and beekeepers offer samples and can answer questions. Natural food stores are another option. Or consider joining Community Support Agriculture (also known as a CSA), which is a network of farmers that sell their crops directly to you.

Honey in general is a golden color, yet not all types are alike. The color and flavor can depend on where the honeybees get their nectar. Honey can have a lighter hue and a mild taste or be darker with a stronger flavor. In fact, according to the National Honey Board, there are more than 300 types of honey available in the United States, from flower sources ranging from alfalfa to tupelo!

At Bigelow Tea, we are quite enamored with honey, so much that we’ve created honey-themed gifts. They include our Honey Spoon Gift Set, with spoons that dissolve right in your cup, and our Tea and Honey Basket (pictured below) which pairs our vanilla teas with a honey pot, honey spoons and a jar of honey. They truly are “the bee’s knees.”

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A Gift Featuring Bigelow Tea And Honey: The Perfect Pair!

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Bigelow Tea and honey is a sweet combination anytime—and makes the ideal gift for someone special. Our Tea and Honey Basket includes a delicious assortment of vanilla flavored teas, natural honey and a few little extras to perk up your lucky gift recipient’s teatime ritual!

We have previously celebrated the amazing honeybee for its pollinating powers and ability to produce different types of honey, so we’re delighted to give it a starring role in this gift basket. Did you know that bees have been producing honey for at least 150 million years?  These busy bees must visit approximately 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey—a feat that requires them to fly over 55,000 miles! Tea lovers are certainly thankful for such dedication to sweetness!

Each Tea and Honey Basket contains the following:

  • Hive-shaped ceramic honey pot
  • 100 percent cotton flower sack towel
  • 8 Orange Honey Spoons set
  • 3 oz jar all-natural Tea Honey
  • 48 individually wrapped Bigelow Tea bags

What a great way to enjoy the natural goodness of tea and honey … the perfect pairing. Treat someone —or yourself—today!

 

Bigelow Tea Honors All Dads on Father’s Day

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This Sunday is the 3rd Sunday of June, and that means it’s Father’s Day! We at Bigelow Tea would like to thank all the fathers out there who take the time to be an inspiration, a role-model, and a supporter of all that their kids do. On this special day, there are sure to be golf matches, baseball games, barbeques, and family gatherings. But if you’re wondering what Dad would really love on Father’s Day, we have the answer: dads just want a little time with their children. Yes, a great day of relaxation and kid-time with nothing else to get in the way—that’s the best gift of all.

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And, to make a beautiful afternoon in June even more relaxing, offer your father a tall glass of iced tea! Caring kids (with Mom’s help) can make iced tea for Dad. In fact, they can even try to figure out what flavor—or flavor combinations!—their dad might like best! Maybe he’s a Half and Half Iced Tea and Lemonade kind of guy. Or perhaps he’d like to try a mix of our Pomegranate Pizzazz Herb Tea and Green Tea with Pomegranate. Whatever his choice, we know he’ll appreciate iced tea and time with his family. You might even consider surprising him—even if it’s after Father’s Day—with our World’s Best Dad Tea Chest so he can make tea all year long!

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Tea and time … sounds like the perfect combination for Father’s Day this year! It will leave Dad wishing that every Sunday could be Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all!

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This Father’s Day, Give Dad a Taste of Bigelow Tea

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Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 16th.  And for a man who does his best for his family, and deserves nothing but the best in return, let’s go beyond neckties. In fact, Bigelow Tea has the perfect gift for all dads who enjoy a fine cup of tea or a sentimental “tea” token of appreciation!

Our “World’s Best Dad Tea Chest with Assorted Caffeine Free Herb Teas” takes this title to another level, tastefully. Priced at $49.95, this beautifully crafted, hinged wooden chest holds 64 tea bags of eight different Bigelow Teas. Inside this chest Dad will find some of his favorites—like Cozy Chamomile—and quite possibly some new tastes he hasn’t tried, such as our delightful Orange & Spice herbal tea.

For first-time fathers or long-time pros, our tea chest is also a personal keepsake. Its burled top and light walnut finish is engraved with lettering that he will treasure for years to come. Plus, Dad can restock his gift box with any Bigelow Tea of his choosing, like maybe Earl Grey or English Teatime.

So, with this great gift on Father’s Day, we raise our cups to all fathers and thank them for all they do every day of the year!

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Bigelow Tea Appeals to the Savvy Traveler!

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The first full week of May is recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition celebrated now for 30 years. During this week, May 4 through May 12 in 2013, events are held in cities nationwide, celebrating the power and excitement of traveling. Bigelow Tea loves the opportunity to travel because there are so many fascinating places to explore, especially right here in the U.S. of A.

One of the best things about travel is that it contributes to our national economy; the travel and tourism industry supports millions of US jobs—in fact one out of every eight jobs in the U.S. depends on the industry! This adds up to $2.0 trillion, making a major economic impact in nearly every state. We all contribute to those numbers, whether we’re constant travelers or “Staycation” tourists.

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When it comes to traveling and enjoying this beautiful country, Bigelow Tea is pleased to remind you that our very own Charleston Tea Plantation is a premier destination for the savvy traveler, and for so many great reasons. Located on the beautiful Wadmalaw Island near Charleston, South Carolina,  the Charleston Tea Plantation is the cherished home of our American Classic Teas as well as the First Flush Festival, which was named one of the top-100 events in the US! And we’re also proud to point out that the city of Charleston itself was recently named a top city in the world destination!

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And of course when you do travel, Bigelow Tea is happy to come along in a Tea Wallet or your bag! Remember that wherever you are, if going out for tea isn’t an option, Bigelow Tea is portable and always convenient, perfect to take along with you. Enjoy your tea-time, anytime! What could be better?

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Bigelow Tea Offers Last-Minute Mother’s Day Suggestions

btwedStill trying to figure out Mother’s Day plans? Bigelow Tea has last-minute advice on making Sunday, May 12th quite memorable. First, be sure to pick a gift that shows thoughtfulness and taste. Our dark brown Wicker Teacup and Saucer basket ($25.95) holds a mix of 13 different tea varieties—from Chinese Oolong to Vanilla Caramel—and gives Mom a total of 104 tea bags to choose from. She can refill it later on with more tea, a plant or anything else!

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For a mom on the go, how about our brand new “Find Your Balance” hoodie? Luxuriously soft with a flattering shape, this hoodie will accompany Mom to the spa, on errands or on any casual day at home. Best of all, it has a tiny pocket on the front that’s just big enough for a key or your favorite Bigelow Tea bag!

Don’t stop there! Surprise her with another delight: a delicious treat everyone has a hand in making. Cook up family-friendly recipes like our Pomegranate Yogurt Dip and Fresh Fruit or Chewy Chocolate Mint Brownies. Happy Mother’s Day … and enjoy your time together as a family!

Pomegranate Yogurt Dip and Fresh Fruit

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Ingredients:

1 cup (250mL) plain yogurt (non-fat yogurt not recommended)
¼ cup (60mL) boiling water
Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz® Herb Tea Bags
3 tablespoons (45mL) powdered sugar
Chopped dried cranberries for garnish (optional)

Prep time: 10 minutes – Cook Time: 10 minutes.

Yield: Serves 4

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Instructions:

Pour boiling water over Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz® Herb tea bags. Let stand for 10 minutes. Mix yogurt and powdered sugar. Add 4 tablespoons (60mL) tea mixture and stir well. Place in an attractive bowl and garnish with cranberries (if desired). Place a variety of fruit such as pineapple, kiwi, mango, papaya and bananas around the dip

Chewy Chocolate Mint Brownies

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Ingredients:

Bigelow® Plantation Mint Tea Bags (or Bigelow Mint Medley® Herb Tea Bags)
½ cup water
1 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾ cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
4 large eggs, room temperature
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
9×13 inch baking pan, greased and floured

Yield: One 9″ x 13″ pan

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Instructions:

These chewy brownies are packed with intense chocolate and mint flavor, thanks to Bigelow® Plantation Mint Tea. If you prefer a caffeine-free tea alternative, substitute the same amount of Bigelow Mint Medley® Herb Tea.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set the rack on the middle setting.

Place tea bags in ½ cup of hot water. Set aside to cool, and then remove tea bags, squeezing out liquid from bags.

Meanwhile, place 1-¼ cups of the chocolate chips and butter in a metal bowl. Set over a saucepan filled with about 2 inches of water, to create a double-boiler. Heat on low and let chocolate and butter melt, stirring frequently.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs and sugars until well blended. Add the cooled tea mixture and whisk to combine. Add a few tablespoons of the melted chocolate/butter combination to the egg mixture and stir to combine. Add the remaining chocolate and incorporate. Lastly, add the flour and remaining ½ cup of chocolate chips, mixing until smooth.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake approximately 25 minutes. Center will feel firm but still moist. Bake 5-10 minutes longer for a drier brownie. Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into 20 squares.

Yield:  24 Servings