When talking about tea breaks, we have to admit – nobody does it better than the British. Their average household eats up to 103 packets of biscuits a year.
However, people all over the world have always traditionally enjoyed tea with biscuits. Many tea drinkers like to dunk their biscuits in tea, allowing them to absorb liquid and soften up. The most popular “dunking” biscuits are McVitie’s chocolate digestives, Rich tea biscuits, and Hobnobs. But why is it that we like this tea and biscuit combination so much? Is it the taste? Or the ritual itself?
Many would agree that a tea break is not complete without a biscuit. Whether you like your tea with or without milk, choosing the right biscuit is an art. Will Rich tea biscuit go better with Green tea or some fruit-flavoured tea? Maybe Hobnobs go best with Earl Grey? The wrong choice may ruin your tea break. Don’t let your biscuits dissolve too quickly, and don’t ruin their taste with the wrong kind of tea. These are the TOP 5 biscuit and tea combinations you simply must try.
Oolong Tea and Cornish Fairings
Oolong is a light tea, the kind of mixture between a green and white tea. A dark biscuit with a taste of ginger and golden syrup, such as Cornish fairings, pairs perfectly with it.
Rooibos Tea and Jaffa Cakes
Rooibos tea has an earthy taste, but doesn’t contain caffeine and has low tannin level compared to a black or green tea. The taste of orange jelly, light biscuit, and chocolate is guaranteed to make your day a lot better. Dunked or not.
Lemon Tea and Gingerbread
Refreshing Lemon tea is perfect because it tastes good both hot and cold. You can even sweeten it with honey instead of sugar. When thinking about the perfect biscuit to go with this tea, gingerbread ones are the first thing that crosses our mind. We can already see us dunking the biscuits in the tea and enjoying the mixture of hot spices and zesty lemon.
Rose Hip Tea and Danish Butter Cookies
To make this tea, simply pour a cup of boiling water over a tablespoon of crushed, dried hips and let it steep. You can almost smell the roses, right? Danish Butter Cookies that are lightly covered with confectioners sugar will add just the right amount od sweetness to your tea.
Chamomile Tea and Shortbread Biscuits
Due to the gentle and light taste of the chamomile, you can pair almost any biscuits with this tea. Use Shortbread biscuits of your choice, they melt perfectly in your mouth after a few sips of tea. Try spicing it up by mixing regular shortbreads with the ones covered in nuts, glazed with lemon, or dipped in chocolate.
Tea and biscuits are more than just a hot beverage and a snack. Make them a part of your daily ritual; relax during your break, bring over some friends and most importantly – have fun discovering new flavours and textures.