Family tea blenders since 1945
The Bigelow Tea Company (formally R.C. Bigelow, Inc.) is an American manufacturer of dried teas based in Fairfield, Connecticut. It was founded by Ruth C. Bigelow in the late 1940s, based on a recipe she marketed as "Constant Comment" tea. The company markets over 50 varieties of tea, including black, green, and herbal, all of which are blended in Fairfield. Their Charleston Tea Plantation South Carolina is the only one in America. Still a 100% family-owned business, Bigelow employs 350 and had annual sales in 2009 of approximately $90 million.