I received this as a sample in another purchase, as this is not the type of tea I normally drink. It was quite underwhelming and I nearly spit it out. It did not mix with my palette at all.
“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 things that...” Read full tasting note
“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
“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 remember....” Read full tasting note
“Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011 1st Steep of the Day. After 2 Hours of Shoveling Snow. Came in to a Steamy Hot Cup Of Biggie's Constant Comment. Could not have been a Better Choice this Morning. Big...” Read full tasting note
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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I add milk to almost all of my teas, and Bigelow’s Constant Comment is no exception. But I love the way it tastes, light and creamy and warm with just a hint of citrus, not enough to curdle the milk.
Honestly, this is my favorite teak and I drink multiple cups of it throughout the day. Definitely something I will be purchasing for the rest of my life.
It’s a little hard to rate the tea that has somewhat of a cult status, though I am not sure if teas can do that. I am usually very picky when it comes to anything “spiced” but this tea sure hits the balance just right. It’s a perfect any time of the day tea when you need to warm up from inside – hearty, soothing, rich. It’s complex enough to savour, so yea, it lives up to it’s cult status. Also, how can you hate on anything that has a cool coming to be story :P
I am literally writing this as i’m drinking the tea. I got this tea as a sample bag inside of a box of Bigelow Vanilla Chai tea I just picked up at the grocery store.I read some reviews of it before I decided to drink it, wondering if it would be something I would like. Well, it is. This tastes amazing. Only problem is, it’s soooo clove-y. Not that it’s bad, but I tasted right after I was done steeping it, before I added splenda, it tasted like I just drank some cloves. After I added 3 teaspoons of splenda and a dash of 2% Milk, the clove flavor toned down a little and I tasted the orange flavor. Needless to say, I will be buying a box of this. :)
For me, this tea cannot be separated from all the wonderful memories associated with it. This has been my “studying” tea ever since I was 12, and whenever I get stressed having a cup of this calms me down. I steep it longer than recommended, maybe 4-5 minutes and then add a little bit of sugar.
This is my daily go-to tea. I probably drink 3 bags a day, some of it being decaf. I even use it to blend with other teas. One of my favourite blends is a bag of Oolong, a Tetley British Blend pouch along with a Constant Comment in a 10-ounce mug steeped to about four minutes (but remove the Oolong bag after two minutes or it will dominate the blend). Absolute heaven!
Staying in a small town and I ran out of the tea I’d brought with me… thus limited to the rather small selection in the local grocery store.
I was pleased to see this, though, as it is quite good enough to serve in a pinch. Holds up well to my lazy habit of not timing the steeping and my cheap-o habit of stealing a second steep from the same bag.
The tea is well-balanced with the other flavors. Not oily like Bigelow’s Earl Grey.