Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Constant Comment

Seriously, does the name of this Bigelow-brand tea make sense to anybody else?

I've seen it a hundred times before but only really noticed it for the first time yesterday. After initially reading it as "Constant Cement" I re-read it, only to be nonetheless baffled. And why is the name in quotes? Is that the comment? The hell?


  1. Drew,

    Thanks for your wondering out loud! To answer your question, Ruth Campbell Bigelow over 60 years ago realized how much she loved tea and wanted to make a new recipe of black tea with orange and spice. She gave it to a friend of hers who was having a tea party. When Ruth asked that friend how people liked it, the reply was that there were "constant comments" about how good the tea was. Hence the name and the quotation marks.

    Go to for more about Bigelow and other tea facts.


    Valorie for Bigelow Tea

  2. Yeah, I don't know. I'm not certain of my opinions on much, but I do drink a LOT of tea, and I was never really impressed by this particular brand.

    I'll be living in SB for the next year or so, possibly in a private-school-teaching capacity. So there's that.