One of the most common brands of tea in supermarkets in the USA is Bigelow. Bigelow is a mid-twentieth century American company. They also own the only(?) USA tea plantation, in South Carolina. I must admit that since this was one of the few brands available when I was a child, I have a certain deep nostalgia for several flavoured Bigelow teas. One of these is Constant Comment, which is Bigelow's oldest product. This is Bigelow's version of orange-spice flavoured black tea. Bigelow's flavoured teas are strong on the flavourings, with the tea providing a supporting backdrop.
|Overall Rating (1-5)||4 - Orangey, spicy, and black|
|Presentation (1-5)||4 - Nice little foil/paper packets sealed around each tea bag. This helps shelf life greatly. The visual design is nice. Sadly, I no longer seem to see tins of loose leaf Constant Comment in stores, and can only find tea bags. Nonetheless, chunks of spice are visible through the tea bag.|
|Dry Scent (1-5)||4 - Lovely orange/clove/tea aroma. Good enough to use as sachets.|
|Brewed Scent (1-5)||4 - Much the same orange/clove/tea aroma as dry.|
|Brewed Color (1-5)||4 - Nicely medium-black|
|Taste Summary (1-5)||4 - If you like tea, orange peel, and cloves, this is lovely. Try it with sugar and cream (or with honey).|