Are you a tea drinker? It may surprise you that we are not. We don’t drink tea. With the exception of Herbal tea. There are so many reasons why we enjoy a nice cup of herbal tea. For relaxation, stress reduction, immune boosting, or to help fight off colds or combat the flu! For all of these we use Bigelow Herbal Tea! But we aren’t your average herbal tea drinkers either. It is rare that we drink Bigelow Tea steeped in water. The Husband can do it. But it’s just not for me. I grew up with my Mom always steeping our herbal tea in hot juice when we were sick. Nothing helped us to get feeling better, faster than a nice hot cup of herbal tea steeped in Apple juice. It tasted just like apple cider! Since then I have tried different herbal teas in different juice mixtures. And my favorite is definitely the Bigelow Herbal Tea blends. Let me share some of my favorites!
Why I love Bigelow Herbal Tea
I’ve always loved the Bigelow brand. After trying many different brands of Herbal Tea I eventually settled down with Bigelow. The blends are more friendly to my taste buds. They have a delicious blend of herbs such as mint with lemon. I never would have thought of that. But it is quite delicious. Or Pomegranate with Apple, blackberry leaves, orange peel and licorice root. Amazing. And the husband loves Sweet Dreams when he is stressed from school and needs a little something to help him unwind. It is a brilliant blend of Chamomile, Hibiscus, peppermint leaves, rose blossoms, spearmint leaves, and orange blossoms.
I also love the Bigelow Herbal tea blends, because they are caffeine free. And they are full of quality herb blends. So I can often use them with my kids when they get sick, just as my mom used herbal tea for me when I was a little girl. And they really love the flavor of the Bigelow herbal tea steeped in apple juice! It helps them feel better and get better a lot faster. And with the herbs being in Tea form, I can actually get them to ingest the herbs they wouldn’t take otherwise.
And to help my love for them grow, I recently discovered the Bigelow SustainabiliTea Program. Basically Bigelow is showing that they care for our environment. They have taken huge strides to ensure their product, production plants and more are more Green and Eco-friendly. Such as
- ZERO waste to landfill accomplishments in all Three 3 of their production plants.
- Their energy conservation such as using Solar Panels to cut energy costs
- Land preservation movements.
- Plus they have joined the Ethical Tea Partnership!
I support taking efforts to improve our environment. We make little changes to help make a difference and have less waste. For us this year that includes making our own garden. I already have my Pallet garden bed‘s created. So it came time to fill them. I went to Walmart to look for some herbs to grow. First I’m tired of paying the expensive prices for herbs in the grocery store. But I’ve also always wanted an herb garden. Not to mention it also saves on energy and packaging waist when you grow your own. I found some amazing herbs at Walmart. You can see everything I found from my shopping trip in my Google + Album.
I immediately zeroed in on the herbs with the eco-friendly containers! Some of the plants and herbs at Walmart feature biodegradable planting pots! Not only does it help our landfill, but it also improves your garden bed!
Once I got them home I had a nice afternoon of planting my new Peppermint, Leafy Sage and Pineapple Sage.
Now I have my own herb garden. But they won’t be taking the place of my Bigelow Herbal teas anytime soon. Those will always be stocked in our cupboard. Bigelow is known as #AmericasTea. It can’t get much better than that! Let me share two of my favorite Bigelow Herbal Tea concoctions. Once you try them, you will be hooked!
Raspberry Mint Lemonade Bigelow Herbal Tea Recipe
When I need a nice relaxation moment I love using the Mint varieties of the Bigelow herbal teas. Sweet Dreams and Mint Medley are fantastic for this. But more that that. The mint in the herbal tea actually helps to open your air passages allowing for more oxygen. This helps to calm nerves. And can help combat colds or allergies! Now like I said, when I was little my mom always made me hot juice with herbal teas. But in the summer, you don’t always feel like having a hot drink. So I love a nice Iced Raspberry Mint Lemonade. It is super easy to mix up too! You need:
- 1 cup hot lemonade flavor of your choice (pink, regular or Simply Raspberry Lemonade)
- 1 Mint Medley Bigelow Herbal Tea packet
- 1 handful Frozen Raspberries
Heat the Lemonade in the microwave for one minute. Then Steep the Bigelow herbal tea for 3-5 minutes in the hot Lemonade. Finally add the frozen Raspberries. Wait for a few moments, and then enjoy! If you like an even colder drink, add in some ice cubes.
The Mint Medley Herbal tea not only features Mint, but also plays very well with a fresh lemonade drink. It features Peppermint Leaves, Spearmint leaves, rose hips, lemon peel, and hibiscus.
Sore Throat Buster Lemon Honey Herbal Tea Recipe
Now this last weekend, the kids passed off a nasty head cold. It is one of those that leaves you with a very sore throat. I mean it was on fire! Nothing I took would make it feel better. And I was starting to lose my voice. That is just not acceptable for a Mom! Who has time for that? No one! So I thrived on our Sore Throat Buster Lemon Honey Herbal tea recipe. It is the only thing that gave me any relief for my sore throat. And in one day my voice had returned! Not saying that it will happen for everyone. But the ingredients are known by speaking experts everywhere to be beneficial to your vocal chords. You will need:
- 1 cup Hot apple juice
- 1 I Love Lemon Bigelow Herbal Tea packet
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon powder.
Heat the apple juice until quite warm. Steep the Bigelow Herbal tea for 3-5 minutes. Then stir in the honey and cinnamon. Mix well. And then sip and enjoy relief from your sore throat. Repeat this every 3-6 hours as needed until the sore throat is gone and your voice has returned.
Sharing the Joy of Bigelow Herbal tea
Bigelow tea has helped me so much over this last week. I wanted to share that benefit with someone else. And frankly who better than my own husband. He has been so stressed from school. Upper Level Mechanical Engineering is not something to laugh at. He is gone more than he was when he was working full time. And he still struggles to get all the homework finished. They really do take the old saying “2 hours of homework for every hour in class” seriously.
He comes home each night, tired and stressed. He is in some serious need of unwinding and combatting stress. So I put together a fun little “Battle Stress Bottle” gift for him. It includes his favorite Dove Dark Chocolates and a variety of his favorite Bigelow Herbal teas. Especially the Sweet Dreams and Mint Medley for unwinding. All packaged in the perfect Mason Jar cup with lid! This way he can take his herbal teas to school with him each day in his lunch. And enjoy them when the stress starts to climb.
To learn more about Bigelow’s amazing tea blends, visit them at Bigelow Tea. They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. And be sure to check out this E-Guide full of Summer ideas. Keep Summer festive and full of enjoyment!
How do you unwind at the end of the day?
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