Apple, Fig, Pecan & Honey Scones & A JING Tea Giveaway

Apple, fig, pecan and honey scones with a hint of spice - Domestic GothessIt is no secret that I love tea; I drink about seven cups of tea a day but barely notice most of them as I am so busy doing something else at the same time; but sometimes it is good to stop for a moment, take a step back from whatever it is that you are so incredibly busy with and breathe. Take ten minutes for yourself to relax, regroup, savour the tea and come back to whatever you were working on refreshed and focused.

Fig, apple, pecan and honey scones with a hint of spiceOf course a tea break isn’t a proper tea break without something sweet to nibble on…That is where these apple, fig, pecan and honey scones come in. They are quick and easy to throw together and make a very satisfying snack come elevenses or the 4pm slump. The hearty flavours are perfect for the colder weather and the apple, fig, honey and honey butter glaze provide plenty of sweetness; I added a hint of spice, but just a hint as I didn’t want to overpower the other flavours, feel free to double the amount I used if you want a bit more of a kick. The scones need nothing more than a slathering of butter and a drizzle of honey to serve (and a cup of tea of course). They can also be frozen once baked so you have a stash for whenever you need a tea break; just allow to defrost at room temperature for an hour or two then refresh in a low oven for five minutes or so before serving.

Apple, fig, pecan and honey scones - Domestic GothessI was kindly sent some products by JING tea to make my tea breaks more enjoyable, a hand blown glass tea infuser mug which is a beautiful piece of kit which allows you to enjoy loose leaf tea wherever you like. The clever lid inverts to become a receptacle for the infuser section meaning that there is no mess; it also comes with a little sand timer which ensures that your tea is brewed to perfection, not too weak and not too strong. I was also sent a caddie of loose leaf Chai tea, and one of Earl Grey; they are really delicious teas with far more flavour than a standard teabag; and any of these products would make great gifts for Christmas, which is approaching at a frightening pace… JING are also very kindly giving away an infuser mug set to one lucky reader, all you need to do to enter is to fill out the competition form at the bottom of this post. That’s not all though, if you visit Supergolden Bakes she is giving away a beautiful teapot set and Patisserie Makes Perfect is giving away a tea for two set.

JING tea infuser mug

Apple, Fig, Pecan & Honey Scones & A JING Tea Giveaway
 
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Makes: 8
Ingredients
Scones
  • 450g (3 + ¾cups) self-raising flour
  • 2 rounded tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 85g (1/3 cup) cool butter, cubed
  • 160g (5.5 oz) dried figs, roughly chopped
  • 1 large eating apple, peeled and diced
  • 75g (2.5 oz) pecans, roughly chopped
  • 5 tbsp honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100ml (1/3 cup + 1 tbsp) full fat milk, plus extra for glazing
To Glaze
  • 25g (scant 2 tbsp) butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/gas mark 7 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, spices and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the figs, apple and pecans.
  3. Whisk together the honey, eggs and milk, pour it into the dry ingredients and mix to form a soft dough; turn it out onto a floured surface and shape into a ball then flatten out into a round about 2-3cm thick.
  4. Use a sharp knife dipped in flour to cut the disc into eight wedges, transfer them to the prepared baking sheet, slightly spaced apart as they will rise and spread.
  5. Brush the top of each wedge with a little milk then bake for 18-20 minutes until risen, golden and cooked through (a skewer should come out clean). Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  6. While the scones are baking make the glaze by heating the butter and honey together in a small pan until melted and smooth. When the scones come out of the oven, give each one a generous coating of the glaze using a pastry brush.
  7. Store in an airtight container, they are best on the day they are made but are still moist the next day, after which they are best split and toasted. They can also be frozen, just allow to defrost then refresh in a low oven for about 5 minutes.

Fig, apple, pecan and honey scones with a hint of spice - Domestic GothessApple, fig, pecan and honey scones I was provided with some products by JING, however I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.
JING Tea Infuser Mug Set Giveaway

JING Tea Infuser Mug Set Giveaway

– One winner will receive the following: A JING Tea Infuser Mug And Timer

– The giveaway open to UK residents over the age of 18 only. 

– The giveaway ends on the 9th of December at 11:59:59 PM.

– Entries using an automated process or software to create bulk entries will be disqualified.

– The winner will be randomly selected, announced in the Gleam giveaway box and contacted via their provided e-mail address shortly afterwards. Please claim your prize within 4 days of being notified.

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109 Comments on Apple, Fig, Pecan & Honey Scones & A JING Tea Giveaway

  1. Annie Allen
    November 18, 2015 at 9:12 am (9 months ago)

    oh my god these look totally incredible! and what an amazing mix of flavours! i would normally just pick plain scones, but your choices are all things i absolutely love! i need to make these. and again the picures do them justice. x

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  2. Saffy Shariff
    November 18, 2015 at 10:41 am (9 months ago)

    What a gorgeous tea set. Perfect with those scones.

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  3. bevchen
    November 18, 2015 at 10:49 am (9 months ago)

    These look delicious! I can’t say I’ve ever seen wedge-shaped scones before 🙂

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  4. Louise K
    November 18, 2015 at 10:55 am (9 months ago)

    These look amazing! Chai tea is definitely a favourite but sometimes you can’t beat English Breakfast!

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  5. Kasia
    November 18, 2015 at 11:21 am (9 months ago)

    My favourite is green tea

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  6. iain maciver
    November 18, 2015 at 11:35 am (9 months ago)

    breakfast tea

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  7. Louise | Cygnet Kitchen
    November 18, 2015 at 11:58 am (9 months ago)

    My favorite tea is Earl Grey, but it has to be really good quality as some are far too overpowering! I would love one of those scones to go with it, they look delicious Hannah! x

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  8. ELAINE DALE
    November 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm (9 months ago)

    like Yorkshire tea gold

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  9. Sharon Freemantle
    November 18, 2015 at 12:32 pm (9 months ago)

    My hubby likes a decaf tea

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  10. Laura Nice
    November 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm (9 months ago)

    My favorite tea is Earl Grey <3

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  11. Jo Hutchinson
    November 18, 2015 at 1:14 pm (9 months ago)

    Good old black breakfast tea.

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  12. Fiona Hogan
    November 18, 2015 at 2:45 pm (9 months ago)

    Your recipes are delicious and so easy to follow. X

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  13. Tracey Peach
    November 18, 2015 at 5:27 pm (9 months ago)

    I love builders tea hot & strong 🙂

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  14. Rose Elise
    November 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm (9 months ago)

    Chai has been my favourite this month!

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  15. jemma dwyer
    November 18, 2015 at 9:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Earl Grey 😀 x

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  16. pete c
    November 18, 2015 at 10:53 pm (9 months ago)

    a nice fruit tea like a raspberry infused one

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  17. Annamarie V
    November 19, 2015 at 4:05 am (9 months ago)

    I drink all sorts of tea but my favorite right now is Earl Grey or an orange flavored black tea.

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  18. Maxabella
    November 19, 2015 at 9:16 am (9 months ago)

    These look so good – I’m pinning to make for my kids’ lunch boxes. x

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  19. Louise Fairweather
    November 19, 2015 at 9:47 am (9 months ago)

    Call me boring but i like English Breakfast best.

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  20. Susan B
    November 19, 2015 at 10:43 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you so much for including giveaway entry for non-social media types like me.

    This brought back memories of learning to bake scones when I was a child; it was one of the first things we were taught to cook at tech and our mothers would all be able to whip up a batch of scones without using a recipe when unexpected visitors arrived. Such a shame that so few people bake scones these days.

    My favourite tea at the moment is Redbush, either plain or with flavours.

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  21. Kathryn
    November 19, 2015 at 11:19 am (9 months ago)

    These scones look amazing! I love all the flavors you used here… such a perfect fall treat! And I’m with you on taking a few minutes to slow down and breathe – I need to do that more often!

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  22. Kevin Honey
    November 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm (9 months ago)

    White tea

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  23. Lyla
    November 19, 2015 at 7:32 pm (9 months ago)

    I like good ole PG tips

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  24. Kym Robson
    November 20, 2015 at 2:11 am (9 months ago)

    Earl Grey

    Reply
  25. Stevie
    November 20, 2015 at 8:47 am (9 months ago)

    I’m going to try this recipe, I’ll probably have a cuppa red bush tea, if we have any.

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  26. Loretta
    November 20, 2015 at 1:29 pm (9 months ago)

    Welcome to Fiesta Friday and thanks for bringing these tantalizing scones. I’ll have to confess, scones are my weakness. I love all the ingredients in these, they definitely will satisfy my sweet tooth. A cuppa with those scones will definitely go down well, I do love your presentation too. Have a great weekend, do stay around and visit with other bloggers, and thank you again for your contribution. 🙂

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  27. Ruth Harwood
    November 21, 2015 at 8:09 am (9 months ago)

    I do love a glass of Mint tea xx

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  28. Karen Laing
    November 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm (9 months ago)

    I love lemon tea,I’ve tried green tea and I know it’s good for you but I think perhaps it’s an acquired taste.Raspberry tea is another favourite but their are so many I’ve still to try.Hopefully I’ll win this diffuser,it looks so nice x

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  29. Judith Allen (@JudeVFR400)
    November 21, 2015 at 5:55 pm (9 months ago)

    I don’t like the taste of tea at all and I’ve tried lots of sorts. I do like some herbal infusions though, particularly rosehip and hibiscus.

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  30. Amandeep Sibia
    November 21, 2015 at 6:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Anything with ginger!

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  31. Suchitra
    November 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm (9 months ago)

    The apple fig pecan honey scones look delectable! I would love to sink my teeth into one of them! Happy weekend!

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  32. dishofdailylife
    November 21, 2015 at 11:18 pm (9 months ago)

    These look AMAZING! They would be perfect for a holiday weekend!

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  33. Amy
    November 24, 2015 at 3:59 am (9 months ago)

    I do love my cuppas 🙂 I think I have about 7 cups a day too. Usually green tea while I am working away, but my favourite cuppa is the one just before bed when I can relax a minute. I also love my Sunday morning pot of tea. I go for a run, and then pull something delicious out of the oven to treat myself for breakfast – I think these scones are going to be the next baked treat to accompany my tea!

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  34. Eb Gargano
    November 24, 2015 at 11:36 am (9 months ago)

    These scones look absolutely delicious! My favourite tea is probably Earl Grey, but Lapsang Souchong comes a close second. Eb x

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  35. Feeding Finn
    November 24, 2015 at 9:40 pm (9 months ago)

    These sound amazing – I love all those flavours and they are perfect for this time of year. Pinning 🙂

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  36. Honest Mum (@HonestMummy)
    November 24, 2015 at 11:46 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m so hungry so this is painful, wow, utterly delicious and love the marriage of fig and honey (I can’t eat nuts sadly) Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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  37. Ray Becker
    November 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm (9 months ago)

    Lemon

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  38. Sumayya
    November 26, 2015 at 1:56 pm (9 months ago)

    It has to be a builder’s brew, of decaff tea. Mm – would be so good with these scones.

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  39. Rachel Butterworth
    November 26, 2015 at 10:30 pm (9 months ago)

    English Breakfast

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  40. Katie skeoch
    November 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm (9 months ago)

    Peppermint tea

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  41. Helen M
    November 27, 2015 at 5:48 pm (9 months ago)

    My favorite is Earl Grey

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  42. Cristin williams
    November 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm (9 months ago)

    Japanese cherry great tea from a local company

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  43. Steve Dickinson
    November 28, 2015 at 5:18 am (9 months ago)

    Earl Grey

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  44. Ashleigh Allan
    November 28, 2015 at 7:27 am (9 months ago)

    i like green tea!

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  45. Helen Gossage
    November 28, 2015 at 8:02 am (9 months ago)

    Lemon tea is my favourite

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  46. Fiona K
    November 28, 2015 at 9:14 am (9 months ago)

    Camomile Tea

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  47. Andrea Storey
    November 28, 2015 at 9:19 am (9 months ago)

    Im very partial to Lapsang Souchong. We’ve a little tearoom here in Newcastle called Tea Sutra which specialises in all manner of weird and wonderful teas. Its just wonderful 😀

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  48. caroline walliss
    November 28, 2015 at 9:23 am (9 months ago)

    Breakfast tea.x

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  49. debbie smith
    November 28, 2015 at 10:15 am (9 months ago)

    these look fabulous what a wonderful blog so many tasty thing its all very inspiring and the pics are really motivating me to make some thing different and out of my comfort zone fab giveaway too my fave tea is good old honey and lemon xx

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  50. Jackie ONeill
    November 28, 2015 at 10:37 am (9 months ago)

    English Breakfast Tea

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  51. Holly G
    November 28, 2015 at 6:20 pm (9 months ago)

    Black tea scented with rose

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  52. Iris Waldburger
    November 28, 2015 at 7:32 pm (9 months ago)

    I love any green tea and at night a nighttime or camomile tea

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  53. DarrenL
    November 28, 2015 at 9:26 pm (9 months ago)

    A nice strong Assam

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  54. Jon Sellers
    November 29, 2015 at 8:50 am (9 months ago)

    Cant manage without Yorkshire Tea

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  55. carole n
    November 29, 2015 at 10:36 am (9 months ago)

    i enjoy a good cup of breakfast tea

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  56. Laura Jeffs
    November 30, 2015 at 1:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I love Lapsang Suchong

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  57. Sarah Brokenshire
    November 30, 2015 at 3:17 pm (9 months ago)

    Green tea 🙂 x

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  58. helen tovell
    November 30, 2015 at 3:36 pm (9 months ago)

    PG tips with a dash of milk and no sugar

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  59. JODIE BEAUMONT
    December 1, 2015 at 10:16 am (9 months ago)

    earl grey

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  60. Lauren Old
    December 3, 2015 at 10:30 am (9 months ago)

    Turkish apple

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  61. Laura Baker
    December 4, 2015 at 1:20 pm (9 months ago)

    Camomile

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  62. squishylove1989
    December 5, 2015 at 11:19 am (9 months ago)

    I love PG Tips. When we went to America they were selling PG Tips but it just didn’t quite taste the same and I was so disappointed. It is always my go-to tea. I really love the smell of fruit teas but find they don’t seem to have much flavour? Perhaps I am not leaving the teabag to steep for long enough.

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  63. Paul Scotland
    December 5, 2015 at 11:59 am (9 months ago)

    I love Assam

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  64. EJ Dunn
    December 5, 2015 at 6:12 pm (9 months ago)

    I love green tea with lemon

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  65. spuddy11
    December 6, 2015 at 8:54 pm (9 months ago)

    breakfast tea

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  66. Amy Eastwick
    December 7, 2015 at 4:52 pm (9 months ago)

    I like peppermint or green tea with lemon 🙂

    Reply
  67. clair brown
    December 8, 2015 at 2:27 am (9 months ago)

    I love green tea

    Reply
  68. jo liddement
    December 8, 2015 at 8:08 am (9 months ago)

    My favourite teas are Liquorice tea and Earl Grey Tea

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  69. Julie Ward
    December 8, 2015 at 12:56 pm (9 months ago)

    Yorkshire tea

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  70. Nazrana Haque
    December 8, 2015 at 5:57 pm (9 months ago)

    green tea!

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  71. Kim Styles
    December 8, 2015 at 7:29 pm (9 months ago)

    I love lapsang souchong

    Reply
  72. Louise Hutchings
    December 8, 2015 at 8:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Earl Grey

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  73. Kirsty
    December 8, 2015 at 8:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Daytime – breakfast tea. Evening – Mint tea

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  74. olivia280177
    December 8, 2015 at 9:38 pm (9 months ago)

    Earl Grey

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  75. straysuzi
    December 8, 2015 at 10:46 pm (9 months ago)

    Strawberry and Raspberry

    Reply
  76. Allan Wilson
    December 9, 2015 at 6:53 am (9 months ago)

    It’s a bog standard builders

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  77. Kim Lam
    December 9, 2015 at 8:13 am (9 months ago)

    I’m Chinese and I love jasmine tea

    Reply
  78. Emilia nastaly-howard
    December 9, 2015 at 11:46 am (9 months ago)

    Jasmine tea

    Reply
  79. Jordan Bentley
    December 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm (9 months ago)

    My favourite tea is green tea (any kind!)

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  80. Kirsteen Mackay
    December 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm (9 months ago)

    My favourite kind of tea is black Breakfast blend.

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  81. Chris Fletcher
    December 9, 2015 at 2:01 pm (9 months ago)

    I love a Rooibus tea especially in the afternoon

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  82. Gem Cook
    December 9, 2015 at 4:52 pm (9 months ago)

    My favourite is green tea x

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  83. Emma
    December 9, 2015 at 8:51 pm (9 months ago)

    English breakfast

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  84. Victoria Prince
    December 9, 2015 at 9:10 pm (9 months ago)

    My favourite tea is English Breakfast 🙂 though I am attempting to expand my horizons atm!

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  85. blackbis5
    December 9, 2015 at 9:55 pm (9 months ago)

    Breakfast tea, but im willing to try all

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  86. Natalie Crossan
    December 9, 2015 at 10:33 pm (9 months ago)

    English breakfast xx

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  87. Andrew Fearon
    December 9, 2015 at 10:59 pm (9 months ago)

    The photos of the scones have added to my Infusiasm!

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  88. Andrew Fearon
    December 9, 2015 at 11:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Love ‘proper’ Northern tea, but always willing to experiment!

    Reply

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