By Lorna Reeves • Photography Courtesy of Bigelow Tea
Colorful foil pouches of Bigelow Tea’s many flavors seem to be everywhere—in restaurants, hotel rooms, and grocery stores. Company president Cindi Bigelow, granddaughter of founder Ruth Bigelow, is proud of this feat. Cindi’s grandmother developed Constant Comment, a Ceylon black tea flavored with orange peel and spices, in 1945. For almost 30 years, it was the only tea the Bigelows produced—its recipe such a closely guarded secret that to this day, only family members make it.