A source of Constant Comment

In 1945, inspired by an Early Colonial recipe, Ruth Campbell Bigelow disappeared into her New York brownstone kitchen to create a better cup of tea.

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Thank goodness for that little jar…

When Ruth Campbell Bigelow started Bigelow Tea in 1945, the going was tough. She had created a wonderful tea, “Constant Comment,”

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Our First Home: Where Bigelow Tea Was Born

Sometime in 1942 or ’43, Ruth and David Sr. decided they wanted to start a tea business.  At the time, they lived in a small apartment in Manhattan. 

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"Son, don't tell your mother…"

Back in 1945, when the Bigelow Tea company first started, Ruth Bigelow and the family could only afford a single-color label for her tea. 

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The Connecticut Tea Party

In 1955, Bigelow Tea moved from New York to Connecticut.  Soon afterwards, back-to-back hurricanes hit! Connecticut rivers, including the Norwalk River, where the new factory resided, rose up over 35 feet, moving over 50 miles an hour.

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Because Mama Moved the Pony Stable

In 1945, Ruth Bigelow was trying to establish a market for her new product, “Constant Comment” Tea. This was no easy task.

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In the kitchen

In the early 1960’s the Eunice and David conducted all of their tea tasting and purchasing from the comfort of their kitchen in Westport CT. 

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Who's idea was this anyway?

I knew my mother in law (Ruth) was a peppermint fan. But I loved spearmint. Every time I would mention spearmint to Ruth she showed no interest.

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Dressed for the Holidays

When Lori and Cindi were very young, their mom Eunice would dress the girls up in matching holiday outfits;

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Tasting teas in Bigelow Kitchen

Tasting teas in Bigelow Kitchen when Cindi was young

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My First Bigelow Tea Community Challenge Road Race

I will never forget the first Bigelow Tea Community Challenge Road Race.  I actually scheduled it for my wedding day back in 1988. 

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