How a Teacher Prepares for Cold Season with Bigelow Tea #americastea

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It’s cold, cough and flu season.  Since I’m a teacher and work with over 100 students each day, getting a cold is almost unavoidable.  To keep from getting sick, I remind myself daily to wash my hands frequently and to keep my hands away from my face.  These tips have helped to keep me well over my 23 year teaching career.  Any teacher knows that it is much easier to go to school than to try to arrange for a substitute to take your place.  My students hate it when I’m not there, so I only miss for being sick when it’s absolutely necessary.  To help me survive a day when I’m not feeling my best, I made a teacher survival kit with a selection of Bigelow Tea and Hall’s Cough Drops from Walmart.

Cold Season Teacher Survival Kit with BigelowTea and Halls #americastea


This display is behind my desk in an area that students can see but can’t access.  If my throat is sore, I can quickly grab a cough drop to soothe it.

Halls and Bigelow Tea in my Classroom #americastea


Grading never ending papers is much more pleasant while sipping a cup of hot tea.  My favorite right now is Cinnamon Stick.  Not only does it taste good, it smells good, too.

Enjoying Bigelow Tea While Grading Papers #americastea


All of the talking that I have to do can be hard on the throat, particularly if I have a cold.  Sipping hot tea keeps me going when I’m feeling my best.  It also is a treat when I feel good!

Helping a Student While Enjoying Bigelow Tea #americastea


I shopped for my Bigelow Tea at Walmart.  Cinnamon Stick, Peppermint, and Orange and Spice flavors will be much enjoyed all winter.  To celebrate American Education Week this week, each day the teachers get a special treat.  Thursday is a “Bring Your Mug” coffee and tea bar in the teacher’s lounge.  I’ll share my teas with the other teachers on that day.

Bigelow Tea at Walmart#americastea


My husband tends to get a sore throat more than I do and he often shares cough drops with his co-workers, so I purchased four bags of Halls to make sure that we have enough for the winter at home and at work.

Halls Flavors


After a long day of work followed by a workout, curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea is so relaxing.

Enjoying Bigelow Tea on my Sofa#americastea

Bigelow Tea #americastea

I first tasted Bigelow Tea when I was a waitress during college.  The tea was stored in a beautiful wooden chest.  When a customer ordered hot tea, we brought them a cup and saucer, a small tea pot full of hot water, and the tea chest from which they made their selection.  When we had slow times in the restaurant, I used to enjoy a cup of tea.

Do you enjoy hot tea?


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  1. Oh a nice cup of hot Bigelow tea sounds good right about now! Thanks for reminding me Paula!
    Have a great day!

  2. Having a cup of tea in the afternoon and evening is a beautiful ritual and I haven’t tried the cinnamon – but next time I’m at the grocery, I’m going to pick some up! xo

  3. I am a tea drinker! I need to try the Cinnamon Stick! Thanks for sharing! ~Christy

  4. I LOVE hot tea! Drink it all the time but I have not tried Cinnamon Stick….I need to go get some of that. Yum! 🙂


  5. We always have cough drops on hand because without fail one of us will get sick. I love the idea of a little hot tea center!

  6. I’m getting over a cold right now. Might have to try some of this tea!

  7. I have so many teacher friends… I am sharing this post for them! ~Sonya

  8. I grew up drinking a lot of tea, iced and hot. I hot drink at the end of the day is so wonderful, particularly in the winter time. I hope you don’t have a rough cold and flu season. Thank you for teaching the next generation. Good teachers are so important.

  9. What a sweet little gift set! I am a huge tea fan – what a great gift for a teacher!

  10. I love to enjoy hot tea at night before heading to bed, especially during the winter months! 🙂

  11. What a great gift idea for teachers! I loved seeing those new holiday flavors – yum!

  12. Nice seeing you at “work”! Love hot tea…especially in the winter!

  13. It’s fun seeing Bigelow tea as part of the life of a teacher. I haven’t had the Cinnamon Stick in a while, but I do have some on hand and it would go so well with the Christmas season, so I think I’ll have to brew me up a cup! #client

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    Sipping hot tea keeps me going when I’m feeling my best. It also is a treat when I feel good!

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