Constant Comment® - Case of 6 boxes (120 tea bags total)
SKU 00105
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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black tea, rind of oranges, sweet spice, natural flavor.

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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!

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

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


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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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