As I have droned on for the past several reviews, the novelties of winter have long lost their twinkle and we’re cold and tired, and for another day or so, more or less iced in. Even the cats have claws-trophobia. (You knew that was coming, didn’t you?)

This is just the season for comfort tea. Constant Comment takes me back to the farm kitchen—back in the days when it didn’t seem so small—drinking a cup out of Mom’s Corelle coffee cups and then curling up under two or three quilts to watch whatever February miniseries was hot that season (Shogun!)

You don’t see the decaf version on store shelves around here very often, so I was glad to grab a box. It mirrors the warming orange rind and cloves of the original very nicely, and unlike the fully leaded version, doesn’t have a tendency to get pithy and bitter. (Unlike the writer of this review ;)

Michelle

Hmmm is claws-traphobia better than being catatonic? Asking for a friend.

mrmopar

This was my gateway to tea years ago. And who could forget Richard Chamberlain.

gmathis

a) Better yet, his comrade/rival was John Rhys-Davies in his early days. I am going to have to go dig out that DVD!

b) CC was my gateway tea, too. I’m trying to figure out how it branched out from there. Probably a Celestial Seasonings thing or two…back in the day, it was what you could find at the store or what you could find at the store.

c) Catatonia, please! I’m tired of cleaning up this-is-my-territory messes!

tea-sipper

Whoa, makes me think how tea buying was probably impossible before the internet!

gmathis

Lipton might’ve had a few flavored varieties in the 80’s as well.

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Michelle

Hmmm is claws-traphobia better than being catatonic? Asking for a friend.

mrmopar

This was my gateway to tea years ago. And who could forget Richard Chamberlain.

gmathis

a) Better yet, his comrade/rival was John Rhys-Davies in his early days. I am going to have to go dig out that DVD!

b) CC was my gateway tea, too. I’m trying to figure out how it branched out from there. Probably a Celestial Seasonings thing or two…back in the day, it was what you could find at the store or what you could find at the store.

c) Catatonia, please! I’m tired of cleaning up this-is-my-territory messes!

tea-sipper

Whoa, makes me think how tea buying was probably impossible before the internet!

gmathis

Lipton might’ve had a few flavored varieties in the 80’s as well.

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