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

Lipps Feb 26, 2006 12:09 PM

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?


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    Nancy Berry Feb 28, 2006 08:39 PM

    Nabisco Social Tea Biscuits.

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      karin Feb 28, 2006 03:46 PM

      wow I'd almost forgotten about tim tams, mmm. But I do think that a spicy ginger snap makes tea time great.

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        arifa Feb 28, 2006 10:58 AM

        if you make really strong black tea with evaporated milk and, if you like, sugar there is nothing that tastes better dunked in it than a mother's cocada cookie. oh man... i wish i had some right now!

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          Carb Lover Feb 26, 2006 11:32 PM

          I like English shortbread-type biscuits w/ vanilla creme or Carr's ginger lemon cremes. Ooooo, that ginger lemon combo!

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            Limster Feb 26, 2006 07:25 PM

            Mooncakes or those Chinese cookies made with powdered mung bean, peanuts or almonds (love that with a nice red tea or oolong), also something with peanuts to go with Dragonwell,

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              PommieCrumpet Feb 26, 2006 05:50 PM

              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)...

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                paulj Feb 26, 2006 05:36 PM

                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
                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.
                presents the biscuit of the week.

                http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/biscuits/previous.php3?item=47 looks at the tamtam.
                An Austrialian cookie that you can make yourself is the ANZAC biscuit, a coconut/oat/golden syrup cookie.


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

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                  yayadave Feb 26, 2006 04:28 PM

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

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                    nooodles Feb 26, 2006 04:19 PM

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

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                      mnosyne Feb 26, 2006 12:53 PM

                      Madeleines, of course.

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