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It’s been a few hours since I arrived back from my long weekend in Eastbourne/Brighton and I’m absolutely knackered (British slang for exhausted). We had a nice time, luckily the weather held for the most part and I even managed to find a gorgeous Crown Derby antique cat to add to my ornament collection (even if it did cost £80 it was worth it).

I got this tea out to pack it as part of a tea exchange and my husband asked where I was hiding the Jaffa Cakes because he could smell them :) This tea has such a strong scent, it’s gorgeous. Fooled him anyway.

In appearance it has good sized orange and chocolate pieces along with large yellow petals and finely chopped black tea leaves.

Once steeped the tea was dark brown in colour with a rich chocolatey aroma.

Flavour is very chocolatey and tastes like a thin/watery cocoa drink. The orange is not strong but subtle citrus and fruit tones are noticeable. Amongst both the orange and the chocolate there are slight velvety, smoky and sweet tones that blend well together and make a delicious chocolate based tea.

This is on the upper end of the scale when it comes to chocolate tea but only reaches average grade for orange tea, purely because it’s overpowered by the chocolate. So what I am getting at is that this is more of a chocolate tea with a hint of orange rather than being a chocolate and orange drink or even an orange and some chocolate drink.

It’s nice and a shame that Ovation closed down so I can’t get any more but I have a feeling it could be fairly easy to replace. Still a nice warm welcome home treat.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec
bookshark

Now I would like some Jaffa Cakes. Or tea that tastes like them. Yum.

Sil

i don’t think i’ve ever had or heard of jaffa cakes heh

KittyLovesTea

Wow I just did a Google search and it would seem that Jaffa Cakes are not usually sold in Canada/USA. I thought they were global. Well they are a small round snack cake with chocolate on one side and orange marmalade in the middle. The whole thing tastes like a mini mouthful of chocolate orange cake but in handy snack size.

Sil

oh god that sounds delicious.

KittyLovesTea

Looks like you will be receiving an extra treat in your swap box lol :)

Sil

hahaha you’re too good to me.

Nxtdoor

I want to go to Brighton. Heather Peace is from Brighton. drool

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bookshark

Now I would like some Jaffa Cakes. Or tea that tastes like them. Yum.

Sil

i don’t think i’ve ever had or heard of jaffa cakes heh

KittyLovesTea

Wow I just did a Google search and it would seem that Jaffa Cakes are not usually sold in Canada/USA. I thought they were global. Well they are a small round snack cake with chocolate on one side and orange marmalade in the middle. The whole thing tastes like a mini mouthful of chocolate orange cake but in handy snack size.

Sil

oh god that sounds delicious.

KittyLovesTea

Looks like you will be receiving an extra treat in your swap box lol :)

Sil

hahaha you’re too good to me.

Nxtdoor

I want to go to Brighton. Heather Peace is from Brighton. drool

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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