Had to sneak in this Terry’s Chocolate Orange inspired tea during one of the days this month where I finished off my advent teas early in the day…

I couldn’t find a Terry’s Chocolate Orange this year, so it definitely feels a little bit like I’m missing out on a Christmas tradition – but this was a very tasty cuppa and it’s preettttyyyy darn close to the real thing in terms of taste (more orange though) so I guess it’s as good as I’ll get this year!

Cameron B.

Oh no! I love chocolate oranges.

J-P

I didn’t think Terry’s Chocolate Oranges were known about this side of the pond… it’s been years.

Roswell Strange

@J-P, from what I understand they’re definitely not anywhere close to as popular/commercial as in the UK – but they do exist (and seem to have a pretty passionate following).

Dustin

Do y’all have Cost Plus World Market in Canada? They have Terry’s Choco Oranges.

J-P

@Dustin – https://candyfunhouse.ca is where I go for stuff (and they apparently have them). Unfortunately, it’s a very occasional treat for me as I have to limit sugar. You can’t just have one slice of Terry’s…

Cameron B.

Stop it, now I want one! XD

Dustin

True fact about chocolate oranges.
Trader Joes has a pretty convincing version of them this time of year, so I usually stock up and hide them from the roommates.

Mastress Alita

You know those little gummy Orange Slices candies? That is my favorite candy. Once, and only once, I found those covered in chocolate, and they were so good that way!

J-P

@Mastress Alita – that reminds me of another oddity from the UK. ‘Jaffa Cake’. They also have something of a cult following.

Mastress Alita

I have always wanted to try Jaffa Cake, but alas, in my poduck area of the US, import UK items are all but nil to find. I’m very luck that one tiny little shelf of my grocery has McVities Chocolate Covered Biscuits that I like with my tea!

Cameron B.

Alita, I know my grocery has Jaffa Cakes, I’ll have to send you some to try! And I love Digestives too. This time I got HobNobs which are like oatmeal Digestives. They remind me of Nature Valley Oats & Honey granola bars, but with chocolate!

Mastress Alita

Those sound delicious, Cam!

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Cameron B.

Oh no! I love chocolate oranges.

J-P

I didn’t think Terry’s Chocolate Oranges were known about this side of the pond… it’s been years.

Roswell Strange

@J-P, from what I understand they’re definitely not anywhere close to as popular/commercial as in the UK – but they do exist (and seem to have a pretty passionate following).

Dustin

Do y’all have Cost Plus World Market in Canada? They have Terry’s Choco Oranges.

J-P

@Dustin – https://candyfunhouse.ca is where I go for stuff (and they apparently have them). Unfortunately, it’s a very occasional treat for me as I have to limit sugar. You can’t just have one slice of Terry’s…

Cameron B.

Stop it, now I want one! XD

Dustin

True fact about chocolate oranges.
Trader Joes has a pretty convincing version of them this time of year, so I usually stock up and hide them from the roommates.

Mastress Alita

You know those little gummy Orange Slices candies? That is my favorite candy. Once, and only once, I found those covered in chocolate, and they were so good that way!

J-P

@Mastress Alita – that reminds me of another oddity from the UK. ‘Jaffa Cake’. They also have something of a cult following.

Mastress Alita

I have always wanted to try Jaffa Cake, but alas, in my poduck area of the US, import UK items are all but nil to find. I’m very luck that one tiny little shelf of my grocery has McVities Chocolate Covered Biscuits that I like with my tea!

Cameron B.

Alita, I know my grocery has Jaffa Cakes, I’ll have to send you some to try! And I love Digestives too. This time I got HobNobs which are like oatmeal Digestives. They remind me of Nature Valley Oats & Honey granola bars, but with chocolate!

Mastress Alita

Those sound delicious, Cam!

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Hello! My name is Kelly, though many people in the tea community call me Ros or Roswell.

I am a twenty five year old proudly queer tea addict, blogger, and all around tea geek. I grew up in the Prairies, but a few years ago I relocated to Quebec to pursue a career with DAVIDsTEA in the tea industry! I’m still working on getting my French language skills down…

My first introduction to tea, in any form outside of instant and bottled iced tea, was about seven years ago when I happened to stumble upon DAVIDsTEA while looking for a birthday present for a friend! I tried their Birthday Cake rooibos blend, and I’ve been hooked on tea ever since! In those seven years; I was introduced to the online tea community, expanded my interest in flavoured teas to include a deep love and appreciation for straight teas and traditional brewing methods, got a tea themed tattoo, started reviewing teas, amassed a sizable tea and teaware collection, became a TAC certified Tea Sommelier, & even came full circle by beginning a career in the tea industry with DAVIDsTEA!

I consider myself a Jack of all Teas, and strive to have a knowledge and appreciation of all tea types, formats, and styles of drinking. I don’t like to feel boxed in to just being a “flavoured tea” or “straight tea” drinker – my expectations may vary depending on the type of tea or how it’s been processed/prepared but if it’s good tea, it’s good tea no matter how it’s been made!

You name it, I probably drink it- and I’ll absolutely try anything at least once.

My default method of preperation is hot, Western style, and straight – but I’m not opposed to additions if I’m in the right mood. If I ever add something to a tea or use a different method of preparation I will ALWAYS call it out in the tasting note though.

I like to listen to music when drinking tea, especially when I’m brewing a large pot at a time or steeping Gongfu. Often I curate very intentional tea and music pairings, and sometimes I share them here in my tasting reviews. Music is something that I find can deeply affect the experience of having tea.

Favourite flavour notes/ingredients: Pear, lychee, cranberry, cream, melon, pineapple, malt, roasty, petrichor, sweet potato, heady florals like rose, hazelnut or walnut, sesame, honey (in moderation), and very woody shou.

Least favourite flavour notes/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger, strongly spiced profiles (and most Chai in general), mushrooms, seaweed, chamomile, stevia, saltiness or anything that reminds me too much of meat that isn’t supposed to taste like meat…

Currently exploring/obsessed with: Sheng from Yiwu, Yancha (Qilan in particular), anything with a strong sweet potato note. Also, I need to try ALL the root beer teas! Searching for a really good caramel flavoured blend, ideally with a black tea base.

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