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Constant Comment® - Case of 6 boxes (120 tea bags total)
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The Bigelow original. No recipe makes us prouder. To this day members of the Bigelow family are still the only ones who blend this secret recipe of black tea, rind of oranges and sweet spice. One sip and you will know there is still no tea like it… take a whiff then enjoy the one and only “Constant Comment”.
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Ingredients

black tea, rind of oranges, sweet spice, natural flavor.

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foilpack

We use a special foil pouch to protect your tea from any air, moisture and surrounding aromas. So open and enjoy the unparalleled flavor, freshness, and aroma of Bigelow Tea everywhere you go!

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Taste Profile
Pleasantly spiced bright tea with complex orange back notes
Aroma
Complex bold brew sweet orange accented with a distinctive spicy finish
Liquor
Bright coppery liquor
Recommended Temperature
208º F
Steeping Instructions
1

Be sure to start with fresh cold water and bring to a rolling boil.

2

Pour over tea bag, steep for 4 minutes (or whatever time you like), remove bag (but no squeezing please!).

For Iced Tea by the Glass: Steep a little longer. Pour over ice.

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Constant Comment
by Rowena from San Diego on 4/25/2014 6:56:11 PM
I have been drinking Constant Comment for 50 years. Really. Probably 4 cups per day. But recently, you changed to a strong black tea which is bitter and unpleasant. I cannot taste the orange or spice at all: just the unpleasant strong tea similar to strong Scottish tea. I can't drink it and am looking for an alternative. Whatever you did, you have lost a long-term customer. And I do love my tea...
PAY MORE, LESS TEA!!!!!!!!!
by Lynn from Centereach on 4/27/2014 12:59:02 PM
I fell in love with this tea years ago. Then something changed!!!! I thought is was me. Then suddenly I realized the reason I was not getting the full flavor of the tea was that the "COMPANY" DOWNSIZED the tea leaves causing people like me to use LESS water OR MORE teabags per cup! AGAIN paying more for LESS!!!!! I would rather pay more and have the same great taste of the tea that I fell in love with than the watered down tea they have been selling for years!!!!
Changed Constant Comment
by Lori from Roann on 5/6/2014 5:53:18 AM
I tried to think that it was just me. However I found some "old" boxes of Constant Comment at my local mom and pop grocery store and bought them out. in side by side trials with both kinds of tea the old one has far more taste and aroma. The new box is weak, thin, and really has a bitter, quality. Whatever you have done PLEASE undo!
Constant Comment Black Tea
by Ruth from Raleigh on 5/9/2014 6:14:43 PM
I have been drinking this tea every morning for many, many years and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't know what you did when you redesigned the box and I guess the tea, but it is not the same. As others have said, I will have to find a new morning tea. There is no flavor and it is very weak. Sorry, you'll be losing another customer.
Constant Comment constantly changing
by Leslie from Houston on 5/19/2014 10:27:27 PM
I still remember when one tea bag of Constant Comment tea could deliver 2 cups of wonderful orangy flavorful brew. Around the time of the new box design, I needed 2 tea bags for one cup that was still mildly weak but still had the orange tones. Now the the Constant Comment box I bought last week tastes more like your English Breakfast tea and I only need one bag per cup. The pouch it is packed in smells right, almost like you are spraying the pouches with orange essence. But the tea bags do not smell orangy at all and the bits of orange are so small, they are not even visible. Like the other reviewers, I would rather spend more if you are doing this to keep costs down and get the Constant Comment tea that I remember.
Constant Comment
by Sandra from Houston on 5/23/2014 5:29:39 PM
You have changed the flavor, WHY???? Please offer Constant Comment in K-Cup and bring back that great flavor!!!
My long time favorite tea
by Janet from Arlington on 6/3/2014 11:33:22 AM
Would you pretty please make this tea in k-cups? :)
What have you done to our tea?
by Bobbie from Hamilton on 6/12/2014 11:49:53 AM
Been drinking this for years and now it does not taste the same… What happened?
My old friend is back
by Carol from San Antonio on 6/13/2014 2:17:59 PM
I have sympathy for people who are dismayed when something is changed, so I do not want to hurt anyone's feelings. I was drinking Constant Comment, 2 large cups in the morning and often a cup at night, daily since the 80's until maybe 3 or 4 years ago (unsure on exact date). It used to be my one luxury when I scrimped on everything else. A few years ago it started tasting like the spices were not blending into the background or something, maybe too much orange rind, I have no idea. Hard to describe but it seemed more pungent than aromatic, and bitter (not quite the right word), unlike what I was used to. I thought maybe my tastes had changed after menopause or something, it didn't occur to me the recipe might have changed. I finally quit drinking it after all those years. I tried it again this month and now it seems back to being more like I remember when I used to drink it all the time. I had assumed when I quit liking it that maybe it was something about me (thought possibly I was becoming sensitive to a spice such as the orange rind or something), but now the tea is good again so maybe it wasn't me. Anyway, I would like it to stay the way it is, I am back to drinking it! I am basing this on the 40 count box, which never tasted the same as the 20 count, will have to try the 20 count. I am so glad to have this back.
Where are the spices?
by Betty from Danville on 6/17/2014 5:00:46 AM
Purchased my usual four boxes of Constant Comment yesterday, made a cup this morning. Tasted it and poured it out, wondering what went wrong with my every morning tea I have drank for the last 10 years.I made another cup and it tasted just as bad, as if all the spices have been left out, and has a terrible bitter taste. I was hooked years ago with my first cup and drink several cups each morning.Please bring back the original!!
What Happened?
by Valerie from Turlock on 6/30/2014 12:41:50 PM
I give this a "one-star" as this is a complaint. I have been noticing a difference in the quality of this tea, and am very disappointed in the company for changing their standards. If it does not get remedied, I will find another basic tea and infuse it with orange and clove myself. I have been a loyal customer for decades, so this is big disappointment.
something has changed
by Lillian from Murrells Inlet on 7/11/2014 1:29:36 AM
I have been drinking your Bigelow constant comment tea for 20 yrs, we loved this tea. Then something happened, the taste changed, and not for the good. Everyone in the family could tell there was a change in the taste. Not enough orange, and toooooo much spice. I have had to buy another brand of tea, and add my own orange rind for flavor. I can see others are not likeing the flavor either. Please change it back
Less is not more
by Al from Centennial on 7/12/2014 9:44:24 AM
I want to express my disappointment in your decision to save a few cents and reduce the quantity of tea per bag. I would think the savings are negligible as your costs for packaging have to be way more significant. I have made sun tea with Constant Comment for many years. This summer I really noticed that the amount of tea in each bag is significantly less. I hope you get the message that many of us are sending you.
A Sad Day
by Elizabeth from Dallas on 7/18/2014 8:45:17 AM
As noted by many others, Constant Comment has changed for the worse. I was hoping that I had bought a bad batch but after reading other comments I see that the mix has changed. The new mix is weak and flavorless. My daughter is a the third generation to drink Constant Comment in our family. This is to say, we have been drinking Constant Comment for over half a century. It is a family tradition. If I do not see "Original Mix" across the box I will not be buying Constant Comment again. It is a sad day.
Watery tasting Constant Comment
by sherry from oakley on 7/21/2014 12:50:32 AM
I used to love Constant Comment. Didn't buy it for a while and recently bought 2 boxes. Very watery now, very little flavor and looks to me like 1/2 the tea in a bag too. Wow. You guys are going to lose your customers.
terrible taste- change back
by Carol from Joshua Tree on 7/25/2014 8:57:09 AM
Lost another customer! The new black tea Constant Comment is no longer a good tasting...now it is going to be "bad constant comments" to all I talk to. Please return to the old recipe.
HELP!!!
by David from Tulsa on 8/3/2014 5:48:41 PM
I've enjoyed Constant Comment 45 years. What happened? Did someone on your manufacturing line accidentally mix other teas in with it? It tastes like a blend between Earl Grey and Peppermint; YUK!!! Constant Comment had always been by far my most favorite tea (at least 4 cups a day). I feel betrayed. If in fact this was the result of a new blend and not a mistake, please take a lesson from Pepsi and Coke who both attempted new recipes with disastrous results.
Cindi Bigelow, President & CEO,hears you and responds
by Cindi from Fairfield on 8/4/2014 2:20:15 PM
As a family company, we appreciate each and every comment found in our product reviews, and read each one very closely. We want you to know that we realize that these comments are being made by some of our most loyal and long term tea drinkers, who know the product best, and need to communicate to us that the taste is definitely not what they remember. I am also reading that the words "black tea" on the front panel of our new design is presenting some confusion. Black tea has always been the base ingredient in "Constant Comment" and was/is the first item listed in our ingredient statement. Our recipe always begins using hand-picked black tea from the top of the Sri Lankan Mountains, which is then carefully blended with our special recipe of orange and sweet spices. My parents are still the only ones that actually create "Constant Comment". I can promise you that we are still buying the EXACT same ingredients from the same suppliers. We continue to blend the “Constant Comment” following the same steps, absolutely no short cuts. Although we do taste all our raw ingredients prior to creating this "special blend recipe" the fact that you are not pleased with the flavor, has prompted us all to work as hard as possible to determine the cause. Our entire family reputation is based on the integrity of our name. We cannot and would not change my grandmother's recipe, as it’s this particular recipe that built our company. So I can promise you we all will be drinking "CC" here at Bigelow and overseeing our raw ingredients EVEN more carefully than ever, but we are 100% not changing our original recipe. Please know our commitment and dedication to that original recipe created by my grandmother in her kitchen is as strong today as it was when I joined the company 30 years ago. With deep appreciation for your passion to our products, Cindi
Zero Stars for Constant Constant Comment
by William from Nashvillle, TN on 8/17/2014 8:08:19 PM
Cindi, You lie. You and others at Constant Comment do not have any taste buds or do not drink the tea. I have drunk Constant Comment for decades and I have thrown away my package of the new formulation after using the first bag. I will not buy another packaged of the changed formulation. Sorry I could not give the product zero stars.
Very disappointed and confused
by Kris from Glenwood Springs on 8/22/2014 2:57:51 PM
I, too, found the new packaging confusing. I never remember the box saying "black tea" on it. I looked at EVERY tea box on the shelf at our local City Market because I wasn't sure that this new box was the brand my husband wanted. I bought it because it said "constant comment" on it. He brewed a cup and said " this isn't the right tea". I searched the internet and found this site with all the negative reviews. When I read one review about the taste being more like English Breakfast flavor and it's more bitter then the "old" CChe said, yes, that's right! He says it also lacks the traditional orange flavor he's used to. And he's been drinking this tea for over 40 years! So clearly something has changed. We won't be buying this again. Sad that the company says nothing has changed when clearly something has.
New Constant Comment is not the same
by Stanley from Houston on 8/22/2014 3:37:48 PM
The tea that I've enjoy for years no longer exists. The new iteration of C.C. does not have the same bold flavor. The taste is now thick and muddied. The orange and spice aroma and flavor are masked…very disappointed with the “New” C.C. If I had known, I would have bought a couple of cases of the pre-changed tea.
Tea
by Victor from San Luis Obispo on 8/23/2014 11:37:42 AM
Unfortunately I to have noticed a change in the tea - not for the better. There definitely seems to be less orange rind flavor and content within the tea bags. Thank you for your comments about reviewing the tea. I have a suggestion - try brewing CC in an "after market" K cup in a Keurig machine and see if it matches your quality/taste standards? Perhaps this now very common practice is the cause of some issues? Perhaps a higher quantity of tea is need when using these machines?
Good flavor, could be better.
by Audrey from Wyoming on 8/23/2014 12:23:02 PM
Hello, This is a pretty good tea. In my opinion, this tea needs a little extra black tea and the strength of the whole tea increased slightly. I think this would make this a five star tea. I have given this tea a four star rating for those reasons. Audrey
Same Taste of Chldhood Memories
by Becki from Hibbing on 9/4/2014 3:08:55 PM
While I respect others comments and personal points of view, I respectfully disagree with most of what has been written here since April 2014. I have been drinking this tea on and off since I was probably 7 or 8 years old (I am 51). From my first taste, and to this day, it was, and remains, my most loved tea. I do not believe the "formula" of this tea has changed. I do however agree that there may be less tea per bag resulting in more frequent purchases, and the loss of potency of flavor (or in the use of more bags and less water). BUT, the flavor is ALL I remember it to be through the years. AND, even IF there was a change in the blend of this tea, and even IF there is less tea per bag, I will continue to be a loyal customer. I WILL NOT deny myself one of the most wonderful mind, body, and soul therapies I have ever known! ~Becki
Bitter, Bitter, Bitter!
by Lisa from on 9/11/2014 11:24:13 AM
Why is it that a perfectly good thing has to change? It was PERFECT! Please, bring back the original.
What Changed?
by Christopher from Minneapolis on 9/11/2014 1:53:09 PM
I've been drinking Constant Comment for 38 years as my standard breakfast and morning beverage. I buy in bulk to save money, so when I ran out of Constant Comment, I bought a box at the grocery store while I searched for a good deal on a bulk buy. The tea is thinner, the spices don't seem to "pop" as it did on the last batch I had. What changed? I' haven't changed how I make my tea, nor the source of my water or the size of my tea mug. Not impressed with the current batch.
Switched to Lipton tea
by Dennis from Worthington, OH on 9/12/2014 9:58:56 AM
I've been drinking and enjoying Constant Comment tea for well over 30 years. I always enjoyed and treasured the fragrant orange notes when sipping this tea in the morning. And, I have always managed to get two cups of tea from one bag. Now all of that has changed. It seems to be more bitter and weaker so that I can get only one cup per bag. Now, there is very weak orange essence too. I searched high and low for the old packaging (and I assume older formulation) with no success. Now, CC is as strong and bitter as even your Earl Grey tea. I now am purchasing and drinking Lipton tea (and I shudder at the thought) because it is cheaper and taste the same as CC. I would never have thought that I would be typing this last sentence but it is true. So long, trusted friend!
The tea is unchanged.
by Jeffrey from Chicago on 9/12/2014 10:58:46 PM
I've been drinking constant comment my entire life and this tea has not changed. It is just as perfect as it has always been.
Pleasure
by Alice from LAUDERDALE, MS on 9/13/2014 7:05:49 PM
I have used this brand of tea for probably over 40 years. This is the only brand and flavor of tea that I like. Don't ever stop making this. I love this tea.
Where can I get the old constant comment
by Larry from Petaluma on 9/18/2014 1:27:34 PM
You've changed the flavor. I thought I would get used to the new. No way, bring back the old.
Still wonderful
by Carol from Anderson on 9/19/2014 8:45:43 PM
I too have been drinking Constant Comment for many years. If it has been changed, I'm okay with that because it's still delicious with that heavenly aroma. I don't find it bitter and I make it the traditional way with a kettle, rather than a Kcup. If I use a huge cup, I do use two bags, but I like my tea strong. Still perfect for me.
It does taste different
by Marcia from Chicago on 10/1/2014 8:12:32 AM
I regretfully join the chorus of people who say the tea had changed. I've been drinking it since the 70s. I was drinking Lemon Lift for a while and then went back to CC. It just doesn't have that fragrant spicy fruity flavor that made it so memorable. It basically tastes like plain black tea. This morning I tried two bags in one cup and it made no difference.
Taste good to me
by Bill from Menomonie on 10/1/2014 3:28:44 PM
I'm a tea drinker of 40-some years. Mostly I drink herb tea or normal black tea. I've never had Constant Comment (or even consciously known about) until getting a box that was on sale at the local grocery. I've had two cups and I think it's pretty good. People can get very sensitive when it comes to their personal routines and expectations, so I sympathize with those who feel abandoned or betrayed. But speaking as a neutral observer, this is pretty good tea. Flavor is smooth, the aromatics are well balanced. I can't imagine how their are so many vitriolic feelings about this tea.
Hate to say it, but it's true
by Michael from Murphysboro on 10/6/2014 5:25:30 PM
Cindi, I appreciate your attention to the comments of Bigelow customers and CC lovers. Constant Comment is my only departure from a particular black tea to which I am partial and it has been a favorite of mine since childhood. I too detect a change in CC tea. The flavor is not as bright overall, and the individual flavors are muddled--the citrus is barely detectable. I do hope you "find" and restore the old blend. Thank you, Michael
The change in taste of Constant Comment (rind of oranges and sweet spices
by Gary from Sherman, TX on 10/13/2014 1:13:00 PM
Several family members and I have noticed a change in taste of our favorite type of your signature Constant Comment. A rep. from your company said she was going to send me a envelope, so I could send a tea bag of the one before the package changes and one of the new one. She said it would be sent to the lab for comparison, and send me the results of their finding. I will post again after the results are received by me. I found the taste of the newest one was bitter (or better description) had an after-taste I wasn't use to and weaker. I've been using this tea a very long time. Who knows it might be time for a change of brands!!!! Bigelow might be seeing other customers saying good-bye.
Something is Different.
by Vicki from Woodstock on 10/21/2014 9:09:27 AM
I must agree with the reviewers that say something is different with the tea. It's not just the label that's different. However, if a tea is going to be called Black Tea then it should be black tea. If a tea is going to be "Constant Comment" then it should be tea with oranges and sweet spice. I can't taste (and smell?) the oranges and sweet spice like I once could. I have drunk this tea since the 1970's.
Constant Comment disappointmentment
by alma from Miami on 10/24/2014 4:41:10 AM
Sadly, Constant Comment is not what it used to be. Back in 1975, I tasted CC at a friend's house and fell in love with it. I have been drinking CC since then, however, it has changed. Why change a successful product? This doesn't sound like a good business move. Yes, it is acceptable, but it is not the real CC. The old box was fine, why even change that? CC drinkers were accustomed to it and we could easily find it by its looks. OK, so you wanted to look different, but why change the taste? Now, just like it happened when you changed the box, I cannot find it anywhere. Why are the supermarket's shelves empty? Are you changing packaging again? Are you going back to the old recipe? That would be very welcome news,, all loyal customers would be extremely happy if you reversed to the old CC. It had lots of orange flavor, and spices that could be tasted. Please don't leave us without our morning waking tea.
BRING THE ORANGE PEKOE BACK
by Iza from Coral Gables on 10/25/2014 7:51:57 AM
Bought the new NOT IMPROVED black tea CONSTANT COMMENT and we are CONSTANTLY COMMENTING how awful it is!!! The wonderful mysterious flavor is GONE GONE!!!! Don't buy this black tea thinking it's ANYTHING LIKE THE CONSTANT COMMENT OF OLD.
Disappointed....
by Ric from Bellingham, WA on 11/4/2014 10:20:14 AM
I have been a very satisfied customer for many years, as many of the Constant Comment reviewers are, and I too must reluctantly admit your tea has changed and is no longer the excellent tea it once was. This week I bought 4 more boxes of CC and with my first cup i noticed it did not taste like the same tea I have been drinking for so long. I was sure it couldn't be the tea, so I changed cups, grabbed another tea bag and I realized it was the tea! Something has changed, regardless of what Ms. Bigelow says to the contrary. It was because it changed that I came to this page today and read the reviews of many others who have said the same thing about the obvious change in your product. I am afraid you have lost yet another long time customer. The new flavor is not enticing or aromatic or something I want to drink. I would love to continue to be a loyal customer if you would please restore your CC product to what it once was. Ric
the original constant comment
by Dave from Oscoda, Mi on 11/7/2014 6:47:47 PM
the "new" constant comment is NOT the same as what you have selling for decades. I have tried the "old" and the "new" side by side. New package vs the traditional. NOT THE SAME..........................this smacks of New Coke and the Coca Cola Classic screw up PLEASE bring back the old Constant Comment, otherwise I will switch from the Bigelow brand!!!!!
Memories lost.
by David from Redwood Valley on 11/8/2014 10:00:26 AM
You know how a smell, a song, or a flavor has that powerful ability to recall old memories. In my case, it was the flavor of the Constant Comment tea with orange flavor. It brought back times with my mother as a child. Your alteration to the tea has lost that pleasure. Worse, your denial of a change and the lack of management to listen to the customers and a least recreate the original and make it available is death blow to your brand. I will be joining the others that must find a replacement to raise our children on.
flavor
by rob from floral on 11/9/2014 6:17:09 PM
I have been drinking orange and spice tea for a while. I recently purchased another box and after drinking some I thought I bought the wrong tea it tasted nothing like orange spice but like cinnamon tea and I had to pour it out !now I'm trying to find a replacement brand .
What happened!?!
by Tim from Dublin, Ohio on 11/12/2014 6:14:02 PM
My grandmother introduced me to Constant Comment in the nineteen fifties, and I've loved it ever since. My wife just brought home a box of the "new" Constant Comment. It is terrible and ordinary. What happened to the spices and orange flavor? This stuff tastes like the cheap stuff that you get at economy motels. Is there anywhere I can get the original Constant Comment. You have really made a big mistake with this stuff you're trying to sell now.
Old vs new
by Jen from Chicago on 11/13/2014 2:25:22 PM
I discovered the greatness of CC while in the south. Honestly, the tea reminds me of an "old fashioned" which happens to be my favorite adult beverage. Luckily, I started with an old box. The next box was newer. Unfortunately the taste is remarkably different. The flavor is not as bold & the aftertaste is bitter. I'm going to search high & low for the old boxes... Please go back to the old formula!! Thanks- Tea Time
Tastes the same
by Susan from Le Claire on 11/14/2014 7:41:21 PM
Been drinking Constant Comment, earl grey, and English for 40 years. I think the tea tastes the same, as long as I use quality water. I think it is mind over matter. My sister was visiting and she said oh the tea tastes different now. I don't like it. then I said let me make you some of this awesome new stuff. Not showing her that I was making cc. Sure enough she was like ooh this tastes just like old cc what brand is it. Yea, different box made her think different flavor. The times it has tasted off we can always trace it back to the water. We are on a community well and sometimes the chemical/chlorine is higher and sometimes my filters on my fridge needs changing. My husband laughed as I said must be time to change the fridge filter the tea tastes funny. And I was right. I never realized I could order direct, and in flavors my store does not carry. I'm so happy. Merry Christmas.
Not the same
by Jamison from Frederick, MD on 11/15/2014 8:20:45 PM
I agree with the others on this page. This is not the same tea that I discovered a few years ago. Around 2009, I never did drink tea, but was at an event and they asked if I wanted to take any of the leftover food/drink home. One of the things I brought home was the Bigelow Tea Sampler Pack. I tried the tea and when I tried the Constant Comment tea, I was blown away at how good it was. That lead me to buy Constant Comment. Over the past year, the Constant Comment that I bought was not the same that I tried in 2009. It lacks any orange flavor and tastes like bland stale tea. I'm not sure what happened, but I'm looking for another brand to replace it. I recently found an old bag of constant comment tea that was in the back of the cupboard. It tasted like "Constant Comment". You stated that you are creating the same recipe. Are you using less tea in the bag? Did you use new tea bags? What is going on?
Smells different
by Haley from Moorestown on 11/16/2014 10:52:19 AM
The thing that made me most aware of a change was the aroma. Where I always thought of clove as a dominate scent in the classic constant comment, the new blend has a cinnamon smell that is dominate. Not as sophisticated, too sweet and ordinary. Makes me sad after a 30+ year habit.
Constant Comment Changes Formula
by Peter from Ambler on 11/18/2014 2:59:57 PM
Please bring back the original formula of Constant Comment. The Original Formula had a hint of spices and flavour that left no after-taste and bitterness. The new formula just does not cut it and has now occupied the shelves of other black teas with no special flavour or taste. If this is what Bigelow today is all about, I will have to move on to another manufacturer. Tradition means too much to me. Bring back the original Constant Comment Black Tea.
Disappointing Change
by christopher from phoenix on 11/21/2014 3:49:54 AM
The President & CEO says she hears our complaints, and wants us to know they aren't falling on deaf ears, yet our complaints keep pouring in and the problem remains. She left a vague somewhat misleading comment on here, leading us to believe that somehow greater care or attention is being put into Constant Comment now (all the while not forgetting to sneak a 5 star rating on here from herself) she basically concluded, Oh everything is the same, don't worry nothing has changed, it's all in your heads, I don't know how hundreds of you are coming to the same conclusion, but since so many of you aren't satisfied, I have to save face and pretend to care etc etc.. Well we shall see.
LOVE IT
by Margie from Indianapolis on 11/21/2014 7:02:42 PM
I would love to read a follow up from the CEO to see if they found something that had changed. I, for one, think this tea is wonderful and I find no fault with it. I have read that one's taste buds become less sensitive as one grows older, but, being older myself, I have say, for me, it's as good as it ever was. But still, climates change, processing can change. Is the orange processed differently, chopped into smaller pieces? Wish there were an answer.
Flavor Cut in Half :(
by Pam from Pleasant Hill on 11/21/2014 9:00:44 PM
So disappointed. This used to be my "go to" tea. Something has indeed changed with the quality of Constant Comment. I now need to use two tea bags to get the same amount of flavor. It is almost like the tea and spices have been cut in half. It would have been more acceptable to increase the price than to cut the quality in half. Apparently, I am not alone in my opinion of the lesser quality of Constant Comment. So very sad.
bitter tea, bitter lady.
by Shannon from Englewood on 11/23/2014 5:16:43 PM
My husband and I drink this tea everyday or we used to. We noticed right away that the packaging, as well as the flavor had changed. It was extremely bitter and the orange was barely there. We have been struggling with this for months and have finally decided to stop buying it. I resent the fact that Bigelow has done nothing to address this issue, while pleading innocence. So long Constant Comment, you were wonderful while you lasted. No longer will I be purchasing ANY products from Bigelow.
New flavor is not good!!
by Nancy from Durham on 11/27/2014 2:35:00 AM
I am so glad I found this site and see that my taste buds are not deceiving me. I've consumed 1-2 cups of Constant Comment daily for at least 15 years. I carry it with me every where I travel in the world. All of my friends know that it is "my brand". I've even "made" event planners for conferences etc. provide Bigelow teas because of my love of Constant Comment. At work people come to me for tea when they feel sickly. But when the new red packaging came out, the flavor changed. ICK! I have no reason to stick with Constant Comment anymore because it simply isn't the tea that I love. WHAT HAPPENED?!?! Did you get a bad batch of tea leaves? This is like the "New Coke" corporate disaster. BRING BACK OLD CONSTANT COMMENT!
What Happened to My Tea?
by Lynn from Collierville on 11/30/2014 4:09:41 PM
My husband and I have enjoyed the orange rind and sweet spice flavor of Constant Comment in the evening for forty years. Now the package has changed and so has the flavor. I cannot smell the spice and orange when I open the pouch and the tea tastes just of black tea. Please bring back the old recipe. We miss the smell and taste of the original Constant Comment tea.
K cups
by Carolyn from Fountain, CO on 11/30/2014 8:02:58 PM
I love constant comment tea and I have been drinking it for years. Recently, I have had to cut caffeine from my diet so I was excited to see that you offer this tea in decaf. It would be perfect if I could get the decaf. version in a K-cup. Could you please consider making constant comment teas in K'cups?
Not Just This Tea
by Barbara from Schenectady on 12/2/2014 7:12:06 PM
I have noticed this problem with other brands of tea as well. One company that shall remain nameless was quite condescending and rude about the problem. They pretend that there is no difference when there so obviously is. They say that a natural crop like tea can vary due to weather. Really? We've had the same weather for decades, and suddenly, boom! There goes the tea? I think it is just a cost issue myself, and they won't admit to it.
What has happened?
by Beth from Aurora on 12/3/2014 9:02:54 AM
You have pushed me to Teavana... I have drank this tea since I was a little girl. What have you changed? I no longer enjoy a nice cup - the orange spicy aroma, the wonderful mingling of flavors, it's all GONE! My mother even asked me if one of her medications could have altered her taste enough to change her perception of the tea, and was relieved when I told I had noticed the change as well. Booooooooooooo!
Great Tea
by Jean from Las Vegas on 12/4/2014 12:50:07 PM
Love, love, love Constant Comment tea. Waiting for it to come out for my Keurig in the little cups. Thanks for such a great tasting tea!!!
What changed
by Jan from Austin Texas on 12/7/2014 12:37:54 PM
The flavor seems to have changed. It used to be my very favorite but now seems less orange and spice and more just black tea.
I Remember
by Gretchen from Columbus on 12/7/2014 1:26:46 PM
I remember drinking Constant Comment in 1960. It was a special thing that my Mother and I shared. I have drunk it almost every day since. Today's product is NOT the same tea I have drunk most of my life. My tastebuds have not changed on other foods. I have city water. I make it in a pot, not a Keurig. I use china cups. I agree with the lack of taste, the absence of orange, and the suggestion of cinnamon (which is one of my favorite spices but NOT in tea). I tried to like the new situation, but I am moving on. I will be trying to replicate Constant Comment for a long time to come.
Same Great Tea As Ever
by Joan from Clarksville, TN on 12/7/2014 9:28:48 PM
I can't understand all the complaint about a change in taste. There is none. I've been drinking Constant Comment my entire life and I'm in my 50's. It is as delicious, rich and flavorful as ever. I'm sure the company hasn't changed a thing, but maybe some people's taste buds have changed.
I thought it was just me
by Kristin from Allentown on 12/10/2014 7:25:36 PM
I thought maybe it was just me. I'm glad to see all the comments about the apparent change. It's not so much that it's bitter, there is definitely much less orange and spice. It used to smell so good out of the box. I always thought it would make good sachets for drawers! Now there is hardly any scent prior to and after making. Very sad. If you (meaning Bigelow) have decreased the spice level....please bring it back!!! I love making ice tea with it. It's just not as enjoyable anymore. :-(
constant comment
by laura from mukilteo on 12/12/2014 6:20:39 PM
i thought it was just me... when the packaging changed i noticed a difference in the taste and smell of constant comment. i grew up drinking this stuff with my mom. so i've probably been drinking it for the last 20 years or so and the flavor and smell just isn't the same anymore. i hope they bring back the old constant comment!
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