Constant Comment

Tea type
Black Tea
Black Tea, Orange Peel, Spices
Orange Zest, Spices, Cloves, Orange, Cinnamon, Smooth, Citrus, Cardamon, Spicy, Bitter, Clove, Cream
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 246 ml

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  • “I was reading one of my classmate’s essays for senior seminar and it was about her family—her mom, specifically. It was so well written that it made me homesick for my mom. Two of the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “So, I’m sick and staying with family/friends in Colorado. I was craving some comfort tea from the moment I woke up. Something with lavender. So my cold-medicine-addled self put on boots and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Had this for afternoon tea. I think I overbrewed it a bit, but it was still drinkable. That’s what is great about this tea- it takes abuse and still tastes pretty much the same way you...” Read full tasting note
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From Bigelow

Created by Ruth Bigelow in her kitchen over 60 years ago “Constant Comment” is today America’s most popular specialty tea. This original blend of the finest mountain-grown tea is deliciously flavored with rind of oranges and sweet spice. There’s no other tea in the world quite like it.

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159 Tasting Notes

22 tasting notes

This tea gets really strong, really fast! It’s far too bracing if left to brew too long; I prefer this with a shorter brew time of 3 minutes or less. It’s nice with a touch of sugar. This was one of my mother’s favourite teas, and just the scent of it brings me back to wintery mornings in the kitchen, watching the deer outside in the backyard. I love this tea for that reason, though I rarely keep it on hand.

ETA: Upon visiting my parents for the holiday this November, I had a nostalgic cup of this again. The same as ever, excellent with just a little sugar.

2 min, 45 sec

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16 tasting notes

Let me just say something here. One, this tastes like sh*t. Two, I do NOT like spiced teas. Three, this tea smells Christmasy!

Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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149 tasting notes

This is a fairly decent orange spice tea. It has a lot of orange flavor and isn’t bitter as long as you don’t steep for over 3 minutes. I really don’t care for the spices in this tea, but I generally don’t like cloves in anything. Prepared with stevia and occasionally almond milk.

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15 tasting notes

This tea is not overwhelming – it’s very mild. I enjoy with a teaspoon of honey.

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7 tasting notes

I have a possibly irrational love of this tea because I have drunk it since I was eleven or so. Leave the bag in the water for a while, since it’s a tad on the weak side.

5 min, 45 sec

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60 tasting notes

When I first tried this I really liked it, but I think I also am becoming a tea snob because it’s starting to lose it’s charm. The orange is now musty, the spice is too dusty, wah wah wah…

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34 tasting notes

This is an obvious personal taste tea to me. I don’t really care for it. Too busy with too many powerful flavors other than tea. Yet I can understand how others could like it.

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18 tasting notes

Like previous posters, this tea is nostalgic for me. My mom used to mix it with Tang to make a hot beverage. Lowering the steep time helps alleviate the bitterness of the black tea. I find it sweet enough to enjoy without adding a sweetener.

2 min, 0 sec

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2 tasting notes

This tea is available at my work, and is largely responsible for converting me to a tea drinker. Love the orange flavoring and the sweet aroma.

185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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9 tasting notes

This tea is ok, a very generic orange tea (but with a lot of orange flavor). My box has bags made for 3 cups, so making tea for myself is not easy. overall, ok, not too bad, but not great.

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