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drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
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Okay, I was tired of seeing all the comments of people who grew up on this tea and had fond memories of it while I had yet to try it. I finally remembered to toss it in the basket tonight while shopping.

When I opened the pouch that the teabag comes in, the aroma was arresting. It reminded me of the instant Russian tea people used to mix as Christmas gifts when I was a kid.

I am so glad I read the package instructions. They say to steep for one to two minutes. Had I not read that, I would have gone five for sure. Since it was my first time drinking it, I compromised and steeped it for about one and a half minutes. Two would have been fine, thoug it was good where I stopped it.

I can see how this tea evokes nostalgia. It is very smooth. The orange flavor is very nice, and though it smelled strongly of clove, which is sometimes too strong a spice for me, it actually has just the right amount. Thank you to all the Steepsterites who kept mentioning this bagged variety. I am very glad to own it! Do I get some sort of initiation into a Constant Comment Club? Or at least the Cheapster Steepsters? LOL!

ScottTeaMan

Hahaha! Bigelow had a tea I drank years ago called Plantation Mint. Really liked it and probably still would

SimplyJenW

I have not had this one in years….. It used to be my fancy tea! LOL!

K S

You can join… but the T-shirts are on back order. I drank this for years and apparently never read the directions. I always steeped it for 5 minutes… IF I even bothered taking the bag out. ha.

The DJBooth

Ha ha we called that friendship tea growing up. Isn’t made with instant ice tea tang clove and nutmeg. My wife was given a bag at church at Christmas…i might have to try this instead

gmathis

Oh, I remember the Tang stuff. It was nasty!

ashmanra

Yes,DJBooth, that is the recipe I remember! My mother hated it because way way back she went to the home of someone who had a baby and they had a pail full of dirty, smelly diapers soaking in the house,, and they were made her some of that tea. She could never separate the smell of that tea from dirty diapers again!

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ScottTeaMan

Hahaha! Bigelow had a tea I drank years ago called Plantation Mint. Really liked it and probably still would

SimplyJenW

I have not had this one in years….. It used to be my fancy tea! LOL!

K S

You can join… but the T-shirts are on back order. I drank this for years and apparently never read the directions. I always steeped it for 5 minutes… IF I even bothered taking the bag out. ha.

The DJBooth

Ha ha we called that friendship tea growing up. Isn’t made with instant ice tea tang clove and nutmeg. My wife was given a bag at church at Christmas…i might have to try this instead

gmathis

Oh, I remember the Tang stuff. It was nasty!

ashmanra

Yes,DJBooth, that is the recipe I remember! My mother hated it because way way back she went to the home of someone who had a baby and they had a pail full of dirty, smelly diapers soaking in the house,, and they were made her some of that tea. She could never separate the smell of that tea from dirty diapers again!

bryghtbeverages

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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