Constant Comment

Tea type
Black Tea
Black Tea, Orange Peel, Spices
Citrus, Tangy, Orange Zest, Orange, Spices, Cloves, Citrusy, Clove, Spicy, Cinnamon, Smooth, Cardamon, Bitter, Cream
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 10 oz / 287 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 things that...” 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 remember....” 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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334 tasting notes

I gave this a try during a busy time at work. The mornings have been very cold and gray here lately, making me wonder if it’s really spring. This is a nice cup of tea to warm up with. Even if it comes in an ordinary-seeming little bag, sometimes that’s just what you need. The black tea base isn’t very strong, which with simpler bagged teas can be a good thing, as it reduces astringency. The orange zest has a nice natural quality to it, and there are little pieces of orange rind in the mix. The spice flavor isn’t too strong, either—and the spice has always been my least favorite part of orange spice so in this case, it’s also a good thing.

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18 tasting notes

I forget about this old standby until I am offered a cup, and then I remember that it’s just wonderful! Slightly citrus-y, slightly complicated, always good. Takes milk and sweetener well.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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1894 tasting notes

Most tea drinkers started out with teas such as “Constant Comment”. I drank my last teabag today (sipdown!) as a coconut-milk eggnog latte (did you know they make nog with coconut milk? Try it!) Overall, it went well with the clove and orange peel in this tea. The creaminess of the nog removed any bitterness from the low quality tea. Overall, it was a good cup. I will always enjoy this blend (but would only buy it in circumstances where I’m desperate and there aren’t any good tea options).

Flavors: Clove, Orange, Spices, Spicy

Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 17 OZ / 500 ML

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17 tasting notes

One of my all time favorites! Grew up drinking it and still love it. Make sure to not over steep or it’ll get bitter.

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59 tasting notes

I attended a managers meeting yesterday at a winery, and while they didn’t serve wine…there was a chest of teas!

This one was the most “unique” out of the bunch. The majority were Bigelow. I’ve always considered Bigelow green to be my baseline for a plain jane good cup of tea, so I was sure it would at least be decent.

Following in line with my feelings on the green…this spiced tea was just a plain jane good cup of spiced tea. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get any taste of citrus though.

195 °F / 90 °C

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2 tasting notes

My all time favorite. Spicy and citrusy and invigorating. I never go on duty without it, but I can’t drink it on an empty stomach so I tend to have it with meals or atleast a snack. Just smelling it makes me feel warm and cozy and happy.

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53 tasting notes

This is the tea that first got me hooked. :)

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36 tasting notes

I’m pretty riding the fence any time I drink this tea. On the one hand it’s pretty decent for a bagged black tea. But on the other hand compared to some of the good loose leaf I’ve had it doesn’t come close.
Even if the taste doesn’t make you scream out for joy, the smell is quite nice. Definitely a scent that would be soothing and relaxing on a cold or stressful day.
I taste and smell the orange flavor for sure. It lingers as the aftertaste for quite awhile too. The spices are right there in the background when you take a sip.
Wouldn’t write home about this tea, but it’s a decent cheap tea bag.

Flavors: Orange Zest, Spices

2 min, 0 sec

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3 tasting notes

I’ve sampled this from a package of Vanilla Chai by Bigelow and was intrigued by the scent of this tea. However, I felt I was hit with the strong aroma and taste of cloves. I am not a fan of cloves, although I did enjoy how unique the flavor was. I did sense hints of orange, and nothing else. I am now curious to taste older versions of this flavor after having read many reviews by loyal Bigelow tea drinkers having this for 50+ years. I was honored to have sampled Bigelow’s first and original tea flavors.

Flavors: Cloves, Orange

3 min, 0 sec

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13 tasting notes

It’s strongly flavored but extremely drinkable and never overpowering. If you add a hint of sugar a rich cinnamon flavor comes through. A great mug to warm you up.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange Zest

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