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“Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being ‘round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me”

Why do I have Help by The Beatles stuck in my head? I have no idea, though that particular song suggests that perhaps I am stressed and need help. I think I know why I keep replaying that song. I’ve been cash stricken lately and very low on funds. It’s my mothers and my husbands birthday tomorrow (5th November) and not have I had to ask my hubby for money to put into my mothers card but I have no money of my own to buy him a gift. I feel like the worst wife in the world. I agreed to pay for a tattoo for him when I have the money to compensate for the lack of a birthday gift but it’s killing me to think of him not opening anything for his birthday. It’s not like anyone else buys him anything, the only other person that buys him anything is my mother and he’s already been given those gifts. ….Woah that was a lot to get off my chest. Moved on to Let It Be by The Beatles now and it’s got me in tears. Perhaps I should move on to the tea review. Lord knows I need something chocolatey right now.

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This tea certainly smells chocolatey, not cocoa like or nib but actually chocolatey. Also malty but it’s not as strong as the chocolate.

It tastes sweet, chocolatey and malty. The sweetness is very strong and dominates the malt too much for my liking. Not that I like strong malted drinks (like Horlicks) but more would have been nice in this blend. The chocolate tastes almost artificial even though it smelled like pure, indulgent chocolatey goodness. Maybe not artificial chocolate but the cheap chocolate that you may try at one time or another and it leaves a filmy feel in your mouth? Well it’s like that. Dry and filmy in the after taste.

It’s ok but I may struggle to drink the large pouch full, it’s much too sweet for my usual moods.

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I also want to apologise for my rant/break down at the start of this review. My husband will have to settle for a 2 tier chocolate cake (home made), a 3 course Italian meal (home made) and the promise of a tattoo in the next couple of weeks.

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Sil

i was going to say. you could make him a card! put in some i owe you coupons he can redeem for massages or stuff

Lala

I think your gift of a meal and a cake sounds wonderful. I was going to say you should make him something. I bet you could put together a tea gift package for him.

KittyLovesTea

@Sil – I’ve made coupons before but he never cashes them in. I could offer a surprise massage though. I could even make him a special oil from my collection. I’m a qualified Masseuse in Indian Head Massage :)

@Lala – I’m not sure what to make him. I could have a go at making a card like Sil suggested, I have lots of supplies for that. I’m also thinking of going to our local park to watch the fireworks display. Could also take a flask of tea :)

Everything is different this year. Due to my misfortune of back problems the half of this year I left one of my jobs so that is half my income missing and my jewellery shop on eBay is slow at the moment. Calm before the Christmas storm. I guess I just need to accept it and carry on.

Sil

time spent together> any sort of gift. I think the fireworks display sounds amazing!

keychange

As you and your husband share in the joys, so too will you weather this financial storm together. It isn’t as though you’re spending a fortune on yourself and run out of cash only when it comes to him. I hope this passes soon. I prmose he won’t be nearly as concerned as you are about his gift this year.

Nicole

Mine usually always gets a meal he likes with one of his favorite desserts. He would rather have that than a purchased gift he says. I’m sure yours will love the time you are spending on him. :)

mrmopar

When a man loves a woman….(another song) the best gift he has is coming home and finding the one he loves there.

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Sil

i was going to say. you could make him a card! put in some i owe you coupons he can redeem for massages or stuff

Lala

I think your gift of a meal and a cake sounds wonderful. I was going to say you should make him something. I bet you could put together a tea gift package for him.

KittyLovesTea

@Sil – I’ve made coupons before but he never cashes them in. I could offer a surprise massage though. I could even make him a special oil from my collection. I’m a qualified Masseuse in Indian Head Massage :)

@Lala – I’m not sure what to make him. I could have a go at making a card like Sil suggested, I have lots of supplies for that. I’m also thinking of going to our local park to watch the fireworks display. Could also take a flask of tea :)

Everything is different this year. Due to my misfortune of back problems the half of this year I left one of my jobs so that is half my income missing and my jewellery shop on eBay is slow at the moment. Calm before the Christmas storm. I guess I just need to accept it and carry on.

Sil

time spent together> any sort of gift. I think the fireworks display sounds amazing!

keychange

As you and your husband share in the joys, so too will you weather this financial storm together. It isn’t as though you’re spending a fortune on yourself and run out of cash only when it comes to him. I hope this passes soon. I prmose he won’t be nearly as concerned as you are about his gift this year.

Nicole

Mine usually always gets a meal he likes with one of his favorite desserts. He would rather have that than a purchased gift he says. I’m sure yours will love the time you are spending on him. :)

mrmopar

When a man loves a woman….(another song) the best gift he has is coming home and finding the one he loves there.

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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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