I’ve had these last two bags of Constant Comment from my Bigelow Tea sampler for a while now…the first bag I had wasn’t pleasant at all. I finally decided to just go ahead and brew these, and have it as my first morning cup that, in all honesty, really just has to be more caffeinated than anything.
So, when I sipped this morning, bracing for that horrible spice taste, it wasn’t there. Gone. In it’s place is a spiced, orange-y black tea that’s quite lovely. What the crap?
Oh, I brewed it at 5 minutes before, and 3 minutes this time. Wow, that does make a difference! At 3 minutes, whatever spice I’d been tasting before hasn’t made its evil appearance, and all the flavors blend well together. Upping the rating, because this is very nice this morning.