BIGELOW® JUST GOT COOLER WITH NEW, CERTIFIED ORGANIC HOME BLEND ICED TEAS

“The home-brewed tea experience so good, we had to bottle it.”

Fairfield, CT –The Bigelow family is excited to introduce their newly-crafted line of certified organic, brewed and bottled iced teas. With so many sugary drinks out there, Bigelow® Home Blend Iced Teas deliver a deliciously different and refreshing home-brewed tea experience for the ultimate in taste and convenience.

Made from real organic tea leaves and natural flavor ingredients, Bigelow Home Blend Iced Teas capture the made-at-home, fresh brewed taste that tea drinkers love and the healthful benefits of polyphenols, the naturally occurring compound in tea associated with a healthy lifestyle!

“As the #1 Specialty Tea company in the U.S, we are so thrilled we could create a recipes that not only taste so delicious, they were blended specifically to be loaded with the antioxidants levels usually only found in brewed tea,” says Cindi Bigelow, the family company’s CEO and third-generation president. “Our new family recipes have the same polyphenol count as found in drinking a cup of brewed green tea.  (Most other bottled teas contain little or no antioxidants in them!)  So we are delighted that ours taste great, are 100% organic and have the same healthful properties as drinking a cup of fresh brewed tea.  They are certified USDA Organic, non-GMO, gluten free, and reasonably priced. What’s more they are brewed and bottled right here in the USA.  We know true iced tea fans are going to love them.”

All five flavor varieties of Bigelow Home Blend Iced Tea are expertly brewed from special family recipes to deliver fresh, homemade taste.  Complimenting one zero-calorie unsweetened variety are four varieties that are lightly sweetened with real organic cane sugar – all 70 calories per serving or under.

Sweet Orchard Peach – a beautifully balanced combination of rich, organic black tea, the flavor of freshly-picked peaches and a light touch of organic cane sugar.

Half & Half tea/lemonade – a distinctive blend of rich, organic black tea,  refreshing lemonade, lightly sweetened a touch of organic cane sugar.

Citrus Pomegranate Green Tea – a burst of juicy citrus is enhanced with naturally sweet notes of pomegranate and a dash of organic cane sugar, allowing the essence of organic green tea to come through.

Mango Lychee Green Tea – this perfect balance of organic green tea with the natural flavors of mango, sweet lychee and just the right amount of organic cane sugar.

Simply Unsweetened – for the purist at heart, this Bigelow family blend is all about tea. No sweetener, no fruit, just the rich, revitalizing taste of organic black tea.

Bigelow Home Blend Iced Teas are available now in cold boxes and floor displays at grocery stores.  The MSRP for each 16 oz. bottle is only $1.79. They are also available by the case on the company website: www.bigelowtea.com

“For 70 years, our family-owned company has been known for the passion with which we create uniquely delicious teas,” affirms Cindi Bigelow. “With our new, organic line of bottled iced teas, we’re at it again. Finally, consumers can enjoy the convenience of ready-to-drink iced tea made the way it should be. That’s why we sincerely say it’s the home-brewed tea experience so good, we had to bottle it.”

About Bigelow Tea Company

Based in Fairfield, CT and 100% family owned, the Bigelow Tea Company pioneered the specialty tea category 70 years ago. The three-generational company takes pride in its heritage and successful growth from a one-product, entrepreneurial venture into America’s leading specialty tea company. Producing 1.7 billion tea bags annually, the Bigelow Tea line includes more than 130 varieties of Flavored, Traditional, Green, Organic, Herbal, Decaffeinated and Iced teas – including its flagship specialty tea flavor, “Constant Comment”®, an all-time American favorite.

In 2003, the company purchased and restored the Charleston Tea Plantation, a 120-acre American tea plantation located on Wadmalaw Island, just south of Charleston, South Carolina.  It is here where hundreds of thousands of ancestral tea bushes that go into the making of Charleston Tea Planation teas are grown and cultivated without pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or insecticides.  The Charleston Tea Plantation has become a “must see” destination for more than 70,000 travelers from around the world who visit annually to learn how tea is grown and harvested, and sample products made from tea grown on the premises.

Bigelow Tea products are available nationwide. Tea lovers and enthusiasts can also enjoy sharing entertaining stories and facts by visiting Bigelow Tea website, blog Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.