Friday, January 18, 2013

Bigelow Tea and Chocolate Chip Scones #Recipe #AmericasTea #CBias


While some can’t start their day without a cup of coffee, I can’t start my day, afternoon, or evening with a hot cup of tea. I’ve always enjoyed a cup of tea here and there, but when I found myself pregnant with my daughter I looked at tea in a whole new way. I was plagued with morning sickness and willing to take any advice on how to ease my discomfort, when my midwife recommended a lemon and ginger herbal tea blend.

I never thought herbal teas were for me, but like I said I was willing to try anything. I was beyond surprised to find that, not only did I enjoy the tea and its soothing effects on my queasy stomach, but it was caffeine free and safe for me to drink throughout my pregnancy. I guess you can say this is where my real passion for tea began. After giving birth I continued drinking tea and experimenting with different blends. It didn't take long for me to note the quality in one brand in particular, Bigelow Tea.

Bigelow Tea flavors

Bigelow Tea offers a huge variety of tea’s from a company enriched with a deep family history. The freshness in each tea bag is preserved within individually sealed foil pouches found inside a box of Bigelow. If you’re a tea drinker who has yet to experience Bigelow's fresh, flavor bursting combinations, you won’t be disappointed. Right from the package you'll immediately sense the soothing aroma from #AmericasTea.

#AmericasTea

This year my husband and I are really making an effort toward living healthier. We’ve added two additional brands of Bigelow to our daily tea drinking experience. Bigelow offers me and option one step above my normal lemon and ginger blend, with a Lemon, Ginger Tea rich in probiotics. Additionally, we’ve been starting our morning with a simple Lemon Green Tea, ample in flavor and antioxidants. 

Probiotic Teas

As we do every week we headed to our local Walmart for our weekly grocery shopping, which of course includes a trip to the Bigelow Tea display. I’m always amazed at how fast this tea seems to fly off the self. I really had to dig to find that last box of ginger tea with added probiotics.  Luckily, with so many varieties available, even if my usual choices are sold out I can find something equally good tasting and good for me to substitute for the week. 

You can check out our entire shopping experience on Google+


Walmart Tea display

After stocking up on Bigelow, I enjoy taking some time to bake up a tasty treat to complement our tea fueled mornings, like Chocolate Chip "Biscuit" Scones. 

Chocolate Chip Scone Recipe

What you need:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  •  1/3 cup sugar
  •  2 tsps. baking powder
  •  1/2 tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup Orange juice
  •  5 tbsps. butter
  •  1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
  •  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat baking sheet with non-stick spay  
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar,  salt and baking powder. Add slightly softened butter mixing by hand until the mixture becomes crumby in texture. 
  • Mix in orange juice to form dough. 
  • Make 2 inch balls flattening into a circle and bake until golden brown, about 10- 12 minutes; cool and serve.

We enjoyed these tasty treats with yet another Bigelow favorite, Vanilla Chai Tea!



Vanilla Chai Tea and Scones



Bigelow tea has really changed the way I think. I'm not normally one to ramble on or even listen to message about healing herbs etc. But, since I enjoy tea anyways it’s become an added bonus to learn about healing properties within certain blends. I suffer terrible migraines which ginger is said to be great for. And whether it’s all in my head or not, my headaches have certainly been less intense and less frequent since adding ginger to my diet. My husband has also been enjoying Bigelow Green Tea to aid in his weight loss and overall wellbeing.

Whatever your reason is for enjoying a cup of tea, Bigelow has a variety that will leave your palate happy!

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25 comments:

Grace Hodgin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am a coffee drinker but there are always moments in the day that I want a cup of tea. Tea is just the right drink to have when I want some calm time to myself. That Vanilla Chai is wonderful.

Barb W. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the Vanilla Chai, so wonderful! The scone recipe looks nummy, too. Will have to try!

Melanie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love Tea.. and your scones YUM.. I sooo have to try it. Thanks for sahring....

Karen Glatt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, my goodness these scones look so delicious! I am going to make these. And I love Bigelow tea, I drink it often.

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Denise Taylor-Dennis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh I would love to try the lemon ginger tea with probiotics that sounds good.

Donna George said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just found out last week that i have a grandmother from England. That must be where I got my love of tea

Nikita said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love bigelow teas, the Lemon ginger is perfect for nausea too. I am going to try the scones for sure!

VickeC said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

those look so good,an i love me some nice hot tea an flavored one are the best

Turning the Clock Back said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I literally JUST bought the Lemon Ginger with probiotics to help sooth a stomach bug. It tastes DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing this!

Daisy TrendyMomReviews said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yum! I want the tea with probiotics. I didn't even know about that!

jala0228 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These look really good. I drink a lot of soda and one of my NY resolutions was to cut down, so I think I'll try these.

Minta's Creations said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just bought the other day the vanilla chai one and I really like it a lot. I love all the flavors that they have to choose from.

Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yum. I love scones so I will have to try this recipe.

Jan Messali said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I never would have though to put orange juice in chocolate chip scones, but I'll bet it adds a nice sweetness to them. Thanks for the recipe. I love Bigelow teas!

Alison in Arlington Heights said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Bigelow's Vanilla Chai and chocolate chip scones sounds like a great way to take some me time.

Mer said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those look delicious! I love the vanilla chai (the decaf is the perfect way to wind down in the evening!), and will have to try the lemon ginger.

Helga said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love bigelow teas! And a good scone is hard to find.

Donna George said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've been drinking tea FOREVER. Love it

Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your chocolate chip scones with Bigelow tea sounds delicious! I really enjoyed reading how you came to drinking tea and how it helped you during your pregnancy.

Evelyn D. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That looks so good! I love their teas, especially their berry ones

hallies_mom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love tea and especially chocolate!

Rose-Marie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love tea and scones - this is a nice recipe! My mom and grandmother were Scottish, and we were brought up with Scottish ballads and scones. Every time I make scones, it brings make many wonderful memories.

Marysa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am a huge tea drinker too. I totally hear you about having a cup of tea in the morning!

As far as migraines, check out magnesium supplements. I take Migrelief and it works great, but there are plenty to choose from. Can take a month to get results, but I have far fewer migraines now.

Laura Jacobson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh those scones look so good! I am going to have to try that recipe!

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