drank Constant Comment by Bigelow
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A review of Constant Comment Tea by Bigelow Tea

Date: 09/23/2012
Company: Bigelow Tea
Tea Name: “Constant Comment” Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: Black Tea
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: Cup / Tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: Dark golden brown
Leaf Characteristics: tea bag smells of tea, I cannot note any spices.

  1. Steepings 2 good steeps

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 175 Fahrenheit
Time: 2 minutes

Note: When brewing/steeping this tea, nothing stands out about it. It smells mildly of tea I am thinking. Anyhow, I remove the tea bag after two minutes and let it stand a bit longer. When I do take the tea and have a sip of it, at first I am met with malt flavoring that some teas contain, and upon swallowing there is a hint of the orange note hitting my palate.

I guess I was expecting the orange to be more pronounce than is at this time.

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

Note: I thought to increase the water’s temperature and to let the tea bag steep in tea water a bit longer as I hope to bring out more of the flavoring. Tea’s color is the same: darkish brown/red tea. And the aroma is of orange rind and when I taste the tea there is the orange and some spices prevailing in the cup, just hints of spices and nothing more.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec
gmathis

Isn’t it funny? This was one of my first “gateway” teas, back when I was in high school. At the time, I thought it was so tasty! Now, it’s just … eh.

K S

This was the first tea I bought as a teen. I still like it. I am wondering if your tea was just old. It should have a fair amount of clove and orange flavor.

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gmathis

Isn’t it funny? This was one of my first “gateway” teas, back when I was in high school. At the time, I thought it was so tasty! Now, it’s just … eh.

K S

This was the first tea I bought as a teen. I still like it. I am wondering if your tea was just old. It should have a fair amount of clove and orange flavor.

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