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If you didn’t know it, January is Hot Tea Month! It’s also the 75th anniversary of Bigelow’s Constant Comment Tea this year, so if there’s a tea that needs to be celebrated, it’s Bigelow!
Their Constant Comment Tea has always been my mom’s favorite, so I began drinking it as a teenager because I loved the smell and it became our “tea time”. This was our girl time, and as I got older it became our catching up time, so this particular tea is very special. It’s really the only tea I enjoy drinking hot, not to mention it’s my #1 tea of choice. It has a smooth, lightly sweet taste and the aroma smells like comfort; that’s the only word that comes to mind when I smell it.
I typically buy the tea from Wal-Mart, but you can also click below to buy it online – just hover over the photo below to click through to buy!
When it comes to recipes, I love to think outside of the box, to play around with traditional recipes and make them something completely different, and flavorful and delicious in a new way. When I make chicken on the grill or roast it in the oven, I like injecting it with different liquids to make it really moist during the cooking process. That gave me an idea to inject chicken with Constant Comment Tea. The tea flavors of black tea, orange and sweet spice is perfect for poultry!
I injected it into a 4-5 lb. chicken before and while it was cooking.
I know that might sound a bit off the wall, but it’s no different than injecting any other flavored liquids that season the bird and make it juicy. If you’ve never injected chicken before, it’s really easy. You can buy a small injector at Wal-Mart and use any liquids you want to inject your meats.
I was beyond happy with it! I also made fragrant basmati rice, and used the tea to boil the rice in instead of water.
It gave the rice a nice, subtle flavor without being overpowering.
All of it was so good, and my kitchen smelled amazing. The chicken was so tender, and the carrots were flavored from the tea, herbs and lemon. So, so good.
To read tea tips, find out about the other teas that Bigelow carries, and even read the history of Bigelow go here.