Anyone who knows me well knows that I love tea. While I grew up in an English family, my mom and grandma were primarily coffee drinkers. However, the tradition of tea was not lost to me. When I reached adulthood I gradually began to drink more and more tea and now I drink 2-3 cups everyday. My favorite cup of tea is the one I enjoy right after I put the kids to bed; a nightly ritual of decaffeinated Constant Comment made by Bigelow Tea. I do truly love tea. Aside from being delicious, tea is packed with antioxidants, is easy to make, and is known for creating special moments. I have shared tea with countless friends and family members in my home. It is an intimate drink that makes people feel like they are sharing something special at tea time.
A friend of mine has recently reduced the amount of coffee she drinks due to a dairy allergy she was diagnosed with. She complained to me that coffee just isn’t the same without the products she is used to adding to her drink. While I do often add cream to my tea, most teas are so good that they do not require the addition of anything other than maybe some sweetener. Since my friend is inexperienced in the tea world, I offered to introduce her to several varieties so I went on a tea shopping trip at Walmart and put together a basket full of teas. Check out this tea gift basket with over a dozen flavors of Bigelow Tea. Surely, she will find something she loves in there!
To those who do not drink tea, this may simply look like a basket full of tea. But a tea-drinker knows that this is a basket full of love, relaxation, health, joy, friendship, and tradition.
I have been a loyal Bigelow Tea customer for years so when I heard that this family company was looking for several bloggers to share the company’s story and its teas, I knew I had to participate. One reason I love Bigelow is because it is a family-owned business. The company was started in 1945 when Ruth Bigelow created Constant Comment tea in her own kitchen. She was looking for a way to spice up the tea experience and her tea blend had everyone constantly making comments about it. Bigelow Tea is still owned by the Bigelow family and is operated by Ruth’s son and granddaughters today.
Aside from the family tradition, I love Bigelow tea because it is both delicious and affordable. Check out this picture from my Bigelow Tea shopping trip. These boxes have 20 teabags inside and cost just over $2.00, which works out to about a dime per tea bag. That is really unbeatable.
Another reason I buy Bigelow Teas is the fact that every tea bag comes sealed up in a foil wrapper ensuring that the tea is always fresh. I don’t have room in my pantry for 10 boxes of tea so I usually dump all the tea bags into one large canister. The foil wrappers on the tea bags keep the flavors from mingling and the tea bags from getting ripped open. The foil wrappers also allow me to easily carry Bigelow Tea in my purse.
Bigelow Tea is a tradition in the making in my house. My children love digging through my tea canister to pick out the tea they are craving. My son enjoys making tea for me and his little sister on especially cold days. I have never given my children tea and not been thanked with a smile. Tea brings them joy, warmth, and comfort. In fact, if my children wake up with a sore throat or a cough, tea is the first thing they ask for.
Tea is more than a drink in our family – it is a tradition. I hope that my friend finds a tea or two in this gift basket that she can add to her family traditions. I also encourage you to head to Walmart and pick up some Bigelow Tea. There is a variety for everyone.
Have you tried Bigelow Tea? What is your favorite flavor of tea? Do you have a tea tradition? Feel free to leave a comment. Share and let’s talk about it.
There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.
– Bernard-Paul Heroux
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