A review of Constant Comment Tea by Bigelow Tea
Company: Bigelow Tea
Tea Name: “Constant Comment” Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: Black Tea
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: Cup / Tea bag
Liquor Color: Dark golden brown
Leaf Characteristics: tea bag smells of tea, I cannot note any spices.
- Steepings 2 good steeps
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.
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.