Citrus fruits, like zesty lemon, sweet orange and aromatic bergamot, an ingredient used in Bigelow Earl Grey tea, are welcomed into teacups everywhere. Naturally loaded with vitamin C, flavonoids and more, a variety of citrus used in our tea blends provides not only refreshing flavor but also a variety of health and wellness benefits too.
At Bigelow Tea, a third-generation, family-owned company, we deliver the finest teas in exciting, new flavors. Our teas that feature citrus are a great example of how we continue to pay special attention to the art of blending premium, high-quality ingredients. We do this so we can create good-for-you, unique flavors.
Grab a cup of your favorite citrus-infused tea like BENEFITS LEAN AND FIT Citrus and Oolong tea or I Love Lemon Herbal Tea plus Vitamin C and read more about the history and benefits of these delicious ingredients.
Lemon has been used for thousands of years due to its high Vitamin C level which studies say, is vital for healthy skin, bones, and teeth, as well as a proper functioning immune system. Today, people still love lemon for its bright and tangy flavor, as well as its health benefits.
As an essential ingredient in many of our teas like #1 in the U.S. Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea plus Probiotics, lemon provides a harmonious balance of sweetness and tartness that delivers a flavor profile the Bigelow family requires and our tea drinkers count on. To achieve a beautiful cup of tea featuring lemon as an ingredient, Bigelow Tea has partnered with a family-owned lemon supplier for the past 30 years. Our partners have been at the forefront of the lemon industry since 1947, perfecting its state-of-the-art processes to harvest, juice, and zest some of the world's best lemons. Hailing from Central Valley California, the lemons we use are 100% USA grown and meet strict USDA, FDA, and California standards. Only the best for our teas!
Sweet and Tangy Orange
Forever loved oranges are highly prized for their sweet and tangy flavor and vibrant color. Supporting the immune system, studies say, is just one of the benefits of sipping fan favorite flavors like Orange and Spice herbal tea and the iconic “Constant Comment” tea created by Bigelow Tea founder, Ruth Campbell Bigelow close to eighty years ago.
We are committed to meeting the growing consumer demand for fruit profiles in a variety of teas with Blackberry Citrus Herbal Tea plus Zinc being a great example of a balanced blend of tart blackberry and blood orange that will not only brighten up your day but is a perfect addition to your wellness check-list due to the addition of zinc. Our Botanicals Blueberry Citrus Basil Cold Water infusion is another citrus example which, different from iced tea, is a gentle herbal infusion using cold water that will create a refreshing new way to enjoy your water.
Oil of Bergamot
Bergamot is an aromatic citrus fruit, originating from the Italian region of Calabria, and is believed to be a hybrid of lemon and bitter orange where its skin is yellow-green and has a bumpy texture. Historically, bergamot was used in traditional Italian medicine to treat sore throats and fevers, but in recent years, studies have shown it may reduce cholesterol. Knowing that Bigelow Tea uses only the highest quality ingredients, the Bigelow family has partnered closely with a Calabrian bergamot family of farmers since the 1970s who produce the citrus fruit without pesticides and by only using natural methods that have been in existence for over 80 years. Part art and part science, the early processing of this fruit requires impeccable timing and demands great skill to maintain the integrity and flavor while protecting the subtle nuances and proper balance of more than 100 flavor components that are inherent in the bergamot fruit. The gently pressed pure bergamot oil is considered the cream of the crop, and Bigelow Tea buys 100% of this coveted “first cold pressing” to achieve the unparalleled, velvety-smooth flavor and invigorating aroma that makes Bigelow Earl Grey the #1 selling Earl Grey tea in America.If you are a fan of citrus like we are, Bigelow Tea has options that will surprise and delight, always with the idea of creating the best cup of tea or cold-water infusion for your everyday enjoyment.