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What is the best Biscuit/Cookie/Pastry to eat with Tea?

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You know how good it tastes to drink your tea or coffee though a cookie?

I've heard Australian Tim Tams are the best.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks!

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  1. Madeleines, of course.

    1. I second the madeleines! But a close contender, especially for certain types of tea, would be lemon poppyseed shortbread cookies.

      1. The other suggestions are mouth-watering, but best is biscotti.

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        1. Does it have to be a sweet cookie?

          On a recent FoodTV show (Roker?) the owener of a tea shop (Harlem Tea Room?) recommended different foods for different teas. While she recommended some sort a lemon cake with one tea, she recommended a savory sandwich with a different tea, and so forth. What's the classic British tea sandwich? Water cress and cucumber?

          Maybe this British tea and biscuit site has the answer
          http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/
          This site rates the Abby Crunch as the best biscuit (cookie). I haven't had this, but do like Hobnobs which are in the same category.
          http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.co...
          presents the biscuit of the week.

          http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.co... looks at the tamtam.
          An Austrialian cookie that you can make yourself is the ANZAC biscuit, a coconut/oat/golden syrup cookie.

          paulj

          Link: http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/

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            PommieCrumpet

            No, you can't beaet a Tim Tam *Orgasm* as its known here in Oz. Bite each end off and suck the tea up through the middle, while the whole chocolate gooey mess just melts into heaven - YUM! Its even better now as there are about 8 different Tim Tam flavours to choose from.

            Also great is a plain digestive biscuit, McVities of course, though I can see the attraction of Hob Nobs - very similar to Anzacs (which I have a good recipe for if your interested)...