And when I mean tradition, I really mean tradition. An inspired pun for the blog title may have been intended.
Bigelow Tea is up there with one of the first teas that catapulted me into this passion of mine. You can find it anywhere; hotel lobbies, restaurants, bars, gas stations, catered events, and parties. That’s a good thing.
It’s always been a lower on the price scale compared to other brands and even more so now with all these teas coming to prominence that over $5.00 per pack.
The higher the price doesn’t always equate to quality just as the lower price doesn’t necessarily mean it’s lower-tier. But a few of their teas I’ve never been the biggest fan of. Some I’ve loved and always tend to have on-hand when I’m in the mood to boil a kettle and brew a cup.
I found myself at a local bar in Baltimore and was not in the mood for an alcoholic beverage nor a cup of coffee. I asked the friendly bartender if they carried tea and I shouldn’t have been surprised. She brought out a beautiful case with a variety of Bigelow’s finest.
Naturally, with little hesitation, I grab a bag of the Pomegranate Pizzazz as it’s something I’ve been familiar with and always enjoyed. I believe that with the weather changing and cooler temperatures rearing their head, that more comforting and soothing drinks will be sipped on. It’s the natural way our body craves and reacts to our environment and the universe.
In that same vein I’ve been yearning for soup with much more frequency. So I ordered an incredible spicy Thai style pumpkin soup to go with it. This is a meal fit for a king, or someone who is freezing. It was actually a decent day outside but I felt a chill in the air. I usually would have this and go hide under my blankets. I hope I’m a few months away from that, if at all.
The joy I felt from this tea and soup combo is from my love for the simple things. There’s nothing out-of-the-ordinary about what I had, but it made me feel good. And if something makes you feel good and hits your soul, that’s all that matters.
What drinking this tea has done has reminded me that Bigelow has so much value in the tea drinking community. They’re only getting better with time with their social responsibility and pride in helping others. And their teas and packaging seem to have gone to a whole new level. This is just the beginning.
On that note, I know I usually only post to this blog on Tuesdays, for Tea Tuesdays, and that’s no accident. But that may have to change if I discover all these awesome season teas from all over. We’re already in November. Where did the time go?
I hope to make time.
And a Happy Belated 70th Birthday to Bigelow! And many more!
Thanks so much.