The first thing I think of when I pull this tea bag out of the wrapper is pomanders, which is certainly not a bad thing. Because it is a black tea with the many spices, which remind me both of Chai and Earl Grey teas, I felt the need to add milk as well as the usual sugar sweetener. This tea is rather good. Of course, I managed to get my hands on some because we’ve had a few bags wrapped up in a Ziploc (with a few other kinds of tea) in the cupboard for a few years now. I’ll be anxious to see the difference between these older tea bags and a fresh box, as I do plan on purchasing some when my supply of free, aged Constant Comment tea bags runs out. (And because it’s free, I don’t care how “aged” it might be. It’s still good.)
Up date (1/17/2011): So I picked up a fresh box aver the weekend, as I had finished off our “aged” bags of Constant Comment. Wow! The citrus flavor was even more apparent, and that wonderful clove aroma was even stronger! Fantastic!