Cherished Family Moments & Values: Bigelow Tea family-owned company passed down generations #cbias
Family traditions and values are priceless. Carrying on traditions that my mom and grandma started like drinking Bigelow Tea is important for many reasons. It’s not just about drinking tea, but it’s about the memories and calming effects that I love from a company that values the same things that I do. It’s about all those Sunday dinners at grandma’s.
It’s about even as a adult coming home and enjoying a cup of Bigelow Tea with my mom before the boys wake up. My mom and I have a close relationship no matter where my husband’s job relocates us too! Girl Talk with my mom drinking a cup of Bigelow Tea is definitely a cherished moment. Since my dad died last year, I think I have come to cherish these moments even more!
We are 3 generations of strong women that can be
high strung I mean intense that are nurturing and hardworking as well! Bigelow Tea is my moment of zen. When I am drinking my tea, it’s like everything slows down for a moment. Being a work-at-home mom of 3 boys who is trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, I need that moment of zen at least twice a day!
What really speaks to me about Bigelow Tea? Beyond it being one of my family’s traditions…
It’s a family owned company started 60 years ago that has maintained their family’s values!
Bigelow Tea speaks to me both on a personal and professional level. It inspires me to know about brands that value the same things that I do as well as their dedication to sustainable, healthy living. We all have the ability to make a difference no matter how big or small. I think along the years some brands forget their roots whatever they may be.
A little bit of Bigelow Tea history…
Over 60 years ago my mother, Ruth Campbell Bigelow changed the way we drink tea in the United States. An avid tea connoisseur, Ruth thought tea drinkers like herself would enjoy a more zestfully flavored tea. Happening upon a special colonial recipe that called for tea to be blended with orange peel and spices, she decided to try and re-create what she felt sounded like a wonderful idea. After much trial and error in the family kitchen, she finally hit upon what she thought was the best tasting recipe. After sharing samples with family, friends and acquaintances, one of them reported back that her new tea had caused nothing but constant comments. Thus the “Constant Comment”® name was born. (Courtesy of Bigelow Tea’s website)
Since then the Bigelow family has carried on the same personal foundation that created such a love for Bigelow Tea!
Not too mention that it warms my heart when brands take the time to label products gluten free. Just seeing that special little label that has such a huge impact on our family means so much!
As a healthy living blogger (and as a mom of 3), my biggest drive for a healthier lifestyle is to teach my kids…
“Do the right thing and good things will follow.”
I am a brand loyalist to companies, like Bigelow Tea, that encourage others to live a healthier life inside and out. Not only has their family business held strong over the past 60 years, but they continue to honor the values Bigelow Tea was founded on. I think it is awesome that such a respected company is striving to have 0% waste going to landfills from their facilities. We compost our Bigelow Teabags (did you know you could compost them?) and do everything we can to help cut down on waste. If big companies can use green living to better our environment that should be inspiring to each and every household.
Why have a Sustainable Tea program? Why be “green”? Why put so much energy into protecting our planet? Because it is the right thing to do…
One of the most important things that the Bigelow family as well as everyone at Bigelow Tea tries to do is make a difference. How do we do that? We do it many ways, and it was a philosophy started by my grandmother, Ruth Campbell Bigelow and very much continued by my parents, David and Eunice Bigelow. Today it is ingrained in the culture of our company as articulated in our Mission Statement. It is simple “do the right thing and good things will follow.” (Courtesy of Bigelow Tea’s website)
Please note: I was not compensated for this post. This serves as my entry into the Bigelow “What about Bigelow Tea Speaks To You?” contest for Social Fabric members.