Review of Bigelow Constant Comment Black Tea

One of the teas that I like enjoy during the autumn and winter months is chai. I find it a comforting tea that I associate with Christmas. On a trip to America I found it quite difficult to get a cup of tea. So I have to admit being a little surprised when I was offered Bigelow Constant Comment tea as an option. It was completely different to any of the other teas that I had been offered so of course just I had to give it a try. Now the good thing I noticed about being in America was that you tended to get given two packets of tea. This meant one to have after my dinner and one to take home.

Now onto the tea itself I liked the simplicity of the packaging, with the bold red colour with a black strip scheme to the top with constant comment to the centre. I checked the back of the packet where the ingredients were listed as black tea, rind of orange, sweet spice and natural flavour. The tea is also labelled as being gluten free and there is no may contain warning.

On opening the packet I have to admit to being a tad surprised. There was a fairly strong sweet spice aroma coming from the teabag with a faint undertone of citrus noted. On undertaking my famous close up sniff test the sweet spice aroma remained the same but the citrus element intensified. I placed the teabag in my cup and added the hot water. It didn’t take long for the tea to infuse with the water resulting in a light/medium brown colour. On infusing the tea the predominant aroma was the black tea but both the sweet spice and orange were fairly strong. The aroma remained the same on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea I have to confess to being surprised. It tasted like a nice every day black tea however the sweet spice and orange added a chai element to this tea. This impacted more on its flavour than I had anticipated and as a result made for a much nicer drinking experience. I gave the tea another try at home to ascertain if it tasted any different with freshly boiled water and in a nice teacup. It’s aroma and flavour were just the same as I remembered.

So would I recommend this tea? Yes I would it is nice to have an everyday black tea with a chai twist. The overall combinations of aromas and flavours complimented each other nicely. I liked everything about this tea which I have to admit being pleasantly surprised. So thank you Bigelow for producing a nice black tea.


  1. October 17, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Great to hear that you were so pleasantly surprised by this tea! Anything Christmassy will definitely have to wait til at least November for me, just so that I don’t run out of festive cheer before the big day, but after that, I may well pick up some of this to sample!

    Abbey 😘

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      Hi, I am not sure how easy to get here but worth a try later in the year.

  2. Corinne and Kirsty
    October 17, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I am not sure I have ever tried black tea… trying to think of a time but nothing is coming into my mind… I am glad you recommend this one! xx corinne

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      It’s worth giving a black tea a try, if you do ever give it a try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  3. October 17, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    I love love love tea but sadly never been a black tea lover everything else yes yes yes! But sounds quite nice, would actually use it in my home made ice tea ;), Lea, xx

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Oh let me know what its like as a cold tea as I’m intrigued. Thanks.

  4. October 17, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Oooh, this tea sounds interesting! I’ve never had black tea before but I would definitely be willing to try! Great review! 🙂

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Thank you, please do let me know what you think, thanks.

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Oh if you do give it a try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  5. Rebecca Rose
    October 17, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Absolutely LOVE black tea, ill have to give this one a try! Your blog is adorable! Love it xx

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments much appreciated.

  6. October 17, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I’ve never tried black tea before but after reading your post I really want to try it.

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Oh please do let me know what you think,thanks.

  7. emmasoffagain
    October 17, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    This sounds really different, I’ve wanted to try Chai Tea for ages. You might have just pursuaded me 🙂 x

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Oh please let me know what you think once you’ve tried it, thanks.

  8. October 17, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Not a fan of pure chai tea, I feel like this would be a really good combo for me.

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Hi, I think it could be.

  9. October 17, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I’ll have to add it to my shopping list:)

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Greta let me know what you think, thanks.

  10. October 17, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    This is my favourite tea! I have been drinking constant comment tea since I was a little girl having tea parties with my Mom. Great review!

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Thank you, I need to find more of this tea or move 😊.

      • October 22, 2017 / 3:44 am

        I order all of my tea’s from Amazon. Can you order from them? 😊

        • October 23, 2017 / 5:13 pm

          Hi, I have checked and yes you can 😊.

  11. October 17, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    This sounds good. Im also a fan of Chai.

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Never mind not everyone likes it.

  12. October 17, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Reading this post has made me want the chai.

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:46 pm

      I hope you managed to great one.

  13. October 17, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Omg I love Chai. Especially in winter. There’s something about having it in Winter by the fire. Makes me feel all Christmasy! Thanks for recommending this brand!

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:46 pm

      Oh yes I may have a few chias by the fire already 😊.

  14. October 18, 2017 / 9:02 am

    I like the sound of the aromas 🙂 Good to see a positive review this week and thanks for linking with #bloggersbest

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Hi, the aromas are lovely, yeh for a positive review.

  15. October 18, 2017 / 11:32 am

    I love chai tea! You’re right, it is a bit autumnal or a bit Christmassy. I’m glad you found this tea and found it to be tasty! #HumpDayLinky

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Hi, yes it sure is perfect for this time of year.

  16. October 18, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    This is a great tea for cold weather. Bigelow is one of my preferred everyday tea brands; I also particularly like their classic green tea and lemon lift.

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Oh that sounds like a lovely tea. I shall have to see if I can get it online.

      • October 20, 2017 / 7:58 pm

        It looks like it’s available on Amazon’s UK site.

        • October 20, 2017 / 8:00 pm

          Oh now this could be dangerous 🙈.

  17. EmmaMc
    October 18, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    I love chai lattes but never tried chai tea! Think i’ll give it a go! #humpdaylinky

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Oh you should, I’ve never had a latee.

  18. October 19, 2017 / 6:19 am

    Awesome, i like to drink and i will add this to my collection as well :))

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Oh great please let me know what you think, thanks.

  19. October 19, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Looks good! I also really like the packaging-it’s very unusual..

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Hi, it certainly is.

  20. randommusings29
    October 19, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Ooh this sounds lovely and I love the packaging too!
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂

    • October 20, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Hi it sure is lovely I need to try and get some more.

    • October 23, 2017 / 5:18 pm

      Hi, its the perfect time of year to give it a try.

  21. October 21, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    This sounds really different – the spice and the citrus definitely sound like it would be a great Christmas tea! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • October 23, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Hi, it sure is a great to for the festive season.

    • October 23, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Oh I am jealous I would have loved to have Gombe to that Master Class.

  22. October 22, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Oh I love tea, I could drink it all day, but I don’t think I’ve tried one like this before! X

  23. October 22, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    I’ve never tried this tea but I am looking to try some new tea. I love a good cup of tea.

    • October 23, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Oh please give this one a try and let me know what you think , thanks.

  24. October 23, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Ooh sounds like a wonderful cup of tea, I’ll have to give it a try! Thanks for the recommendation and for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG

    • October 23, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      It sure is a wonderful tea and well worth trying.

  25. October 24, 2017 / 6:30 am

    I live on tea at the moment, but all herbies….#TwinklyTuesday

    • October 24, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      Nothing wrong with herbies 😊

  26. October 24, 2017 / 6:36 am

    im a tea lover. and this is a very informative.

    • October 25, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      Why thank you.

  27. lacyngo
    October 24, 2017 / 10:18 am

    I enjoy relaxing with a cup of warm tea. Thanks for this review. I am always looking for tea to try.

    • October 24, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      You can’t beat a cup of tea for relaxing. If you try this tea please let me know what you think, thanks.

  28. October 24, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    I’m not big on chai tea but I may just have to try this one.

    • October 24, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      I think it’s worth giving it a try as it’s like a chai tea with a slight twist. Thanks for stopping by.

  29. October 24, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    I hardly ever drink black tea but this does sound delightful. The hubby enjoys black tea so I will recommend this.

    • October 25, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      Oh I think your hubby might like this one.

  30. October 24, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    Never had black tea, but I am a huge lover of green tea! Maybe I’ll have to try it!

    • October 25, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Hi, you should give it a try even if it is not green tea.

  31. October 28, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I am so very simple when it comes to tea but it’s good to hear you found a good one for you 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • October 29, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      You cant beat a nice simple cup of tea.

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