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drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
698 tasting notes

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/07/bigelow-teabag-black-tea-constant.html

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 8 ounces hot water from carafe
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: orange, spice
Steeped Tea Smell: orange
Flavor: spice, orange, black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: dark brown

Enjoyable, and great selection if your choices are teabags in a conference center. It resisted over-steeping as I had multiple cups of this. It was better with a bit of sugar.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec
TeaParT

While this is far from my favorite tea, I’ve always felt such respect for Constant Comment. For me, this was my first gourmet-style tea. You have to give a lot of credit to Bigelow for bringing specialty tea to supermarkets. Like you mentioned, at many a conference I’ve sipped this and been taken down memory lane to tea times with my grandmother. Here’s a link about the history of Constant Comment:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigelow_Tea_Company

AmazonV

Thank you! i love little notes about how a tea came about, i would not even have thought to check wiki for that tea :)

I still love ‘gormet’ supermarket teas, sometimes you just need a quick bag of tea, everything has a place i think

and i find smell is a very strong memory trigger

TeaParT

There is actually a video with Mr. Bigelow talking about his mother. I actually was looking for it when I found the wiki page. Be warned – it is not a flashy video. If tea makes me think of my grandmother, the video reminds me of my grandfather’s story telling that could vividly take me into the good ole days.
http://www.bigelowtea.com/our-story.aspx?video=1

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TeaParT

While this is far from my favorite tea, I’ve always felt such respect for Constant Comment. For me, this was my first gourmet-style tea. You have to give a lot of credit to Bigelow for bringing specialty tea to supermarkets. Like you mentioned, at many a conference I’ve sipped this and been taken down memory lane to tea times with my grandmother. Here’s a link about the history of Constant Comment:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigelow_Tea_Company

AmazonV

Thank you! i love little notes about how a tea came about, i would not even have thought to check wiki for that tea :)

I still love ‘gormet’ supermarket teas, sometimes you just need a quick bag of tea, everything has a place i think

and i find smell is a very strong memory trigger

TeaParT

There is actually a video with Mr. Bigelow talking about his mother. I actually was looking for it when I found the wiki page. Be warned – it is not a flashy video. If tea makes me think of my grandmother, the video reminds me of my grandfather’s story telling that could vividly take me into the good ole days.
http://www.bigelowtea.com/our-story.aspx?video=1

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I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

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50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
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