Bigelows Recognized for Lifetime Achievement in Tea


Specialty tea pioneers Eunice and David Bigelow will be recognized for their lifetime achievement by the Specialty Food Association at the New York City edition of its Fancy Food Show later this week.

David and Eunice Bigelow

David and Eunice Bigelow

Eunice is the daughter of Ruth Bigelow whose iconic “Constant Comment” introduced millions of tea drinkers to a fruit and black tea blend created in 1945 that remains popular to this day. The company now makes 130 blends and is operated by Ruth’s grand-daughter Cindi. David and Eunice are co-chairman of the family business.

Cindi Bigelow said her parents “are admired not only for the significant impact they have had on the specialty tea industry, but for the positive influence they have had on lives of the 1000s of employees whose privilege it has been to work alongside them during Bigelow Tea Company’s more than 70 years. Their passion, creativity and guidance are without measure.”

The couple was inducted into the Specialty Food Association’s Hall of Fame in 2015 as tastemakers and culinary innovators who helped establish the specialty food industry and who continue to change tastes to this day.

The award ceremony will take place from 5-6:30 p.m June 27 in the Special Events Hall at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.