Street Fair Fun with Bigelow Tea #BigTeaBar #AmericasTea
Growing up, I always enjoyed going to street fairs with my father. As a New York City police officer, he took me to many fairs in neighborhoods all over the city. I enjoy sharing this tradition with my family. Last weekend, we attended the Allston Village Street Fair in Boston. It was a wonderful multicultural festival featuring musicians, artisans, local restaurants and more.
My favorite tea company was in attendance with their very own #BigTeaBar. The fun, informative and interactive Bigelow Mobile Tea Bar is designed to give visitors the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of tea, the top quality ingredients that go into American-crafted Bigelow Teas, and the company’s commitment to sustainability and the community.
First, we were greeted by the Bigelow Tea mascot, “Biggie!” My son got a kick out of taking a photo with him and getting to hold a HUGE tea mug. Next, we stepped inside the Mobile Tea Bar (aka #BigTeaBar) to try some tea and have some chill time in the lounge area.
The servers were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about Bigelow Tea. They gave me a great education about choosing a tea and how to properly brew my tea of choice.
I decided to try the new American Breakfast tea. This tea has 50% more caffeine than standard black tea. I have never been a big fan of coffee, so I like the little extra boost provided by this new tea. According to Bigelow, “Tea gives you a sustained energy boost along with a feeling of relaxation and focus that only tea can provide.”
My server also taught me to steep my tea for 2-4 minutes before drinking. We even set a timer. I added a little sugar and really enjoyed this robust cup of tea. It gave me energy to explore the entire fair. There was so much to see and do.
The Bigelow Tea Bar also provides a historic overview of the company. My son and I found it very interesting. Bigelow Tea’s plantation is in Charleston, SC. It is American’s largest working tea garden. Guests are invited to the tea plantation for weddings, tours, music festivals and more. This gives me another reason to want to visit Charleston. Bigelow Tea is also 100% American made by an American Family.
I also like that Bigelow Tea gives back to the community. They have sent almost 4 million bags of tea to troops overseas with Bigelow’s Tea for Troops program.
Thanks to Bigelow for making our trip to the Allston Village Street Fair even more enjoyable. Check out the #BigTeaBar schedule to see if the Mobile Tea Bar will be coming to a location near you. I highly recommend that you stop in and say hi. They will take great care of you!
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