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Review and Giveaway: Bigelow Holiday Teas

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter.  If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Ho Ho Ho!  I love the holidays and all of the great holiday products that come out at this time of year!   What flavors could say “holidays” more than Apple Cider, Eggnogg’n, Ginger Snappish and Pumpkin Spice? Bigelow Holiday Teas are the perfect addition to your holiday traditions.   Sitting by the fire with a plate of cookies and a cup of Eggnogg’n tea.

A cup of Ginger Snappish and a bowl of piping hot oatmeal for breakfast.  A sip of Pumpkin Spice tea with that slice of pumpkin pie that your grandma brought over,  A big mug of Apple Cider tea after  a day of sledding with the kids.

  Did you know you can also cook with tea?  Bigelow has some great recipes on their website.    I’ve been enjoying Bigelow Pumpkin Spice Tea ever since I received my sample in the mail.  I love the flavor so much, I decided to try one of the many gluten-free recipes, Hot Pumpkin Spice Buttered Toddy.  Now, I know what you are thinking.  This isn’t really “cooking” with tea.  Well.  You figured me out.  I didn’t feel like cooking last night.  I just wanted to sit down, read a little and have a nice after-dinner drink.  This recipe is easy and delicious!!!

Hot Pumpkin Spice Buttered Toddy

Ingredients:

6 tea bags Bigelow Pumpkin Spice Tea* 6 cups (48-ounces) hot water

Spiced Butter:

¾ cup light brown sugar ½ cup butter,

softened 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

8 to 12-ounces (1 to 1 ½ cups) clear rum

Whipped cream, optional Extra pumpkin pie spice, optional

Instructions:

In large glass batter bowl, place tea bags; add hot water.  Brew for 4 minutes.  Squeeze tea from bags then discard bags. Meanwhile, in small mixer bowl add all Spiced Butter ingredients; beat at medium high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until light in color (1 minute). In 6 mugs or heat-proof glasses, place 2 tablespoons spiced butter, 2-ounces rum, and 6 ounces hot brewed tea.  Mix until Spiced Butter melts. Garnish with whipped cream and a dusting of spice,  if desired.

  I cut the recipe to make only enough for two cups, one for my hubby and one for myself.  We both drank it down!  Sooo good!   You can also substitute some of the other holiday teas:

 

*Variations: Try using  Bigelow Eggnogg’n Tea   or Bigelow Apple Cider Herb Tea

 

 

I think I will try both!!!  I’ll even bet that you could put all the ingredients in a slow cooker and serve it at a party!  Yum!   Bigelow Holiday Teas are available on their website, along with some BEAUTIFUL gifts such as gift baskets and teapots for that tea lover on your list! Bigelow Teas are also sold at stores near you!

I am happy that the wonderful folks at Bigelow have offered to give away one Holiday Tea Assortment shown above to THREE lucky readers!

 

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.   You may also garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Bigelow Tea on Facebook.
  2. Following Bigelow Tea on Twitter.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, December 5, 2012) until Wednesday, December 11, 2012 at 5pm Pacific Time.

 

The winners will be notified via email!!!

Good luck as always!

~Lisa