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

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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?

Thanks!

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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
                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.com/biscuits/week.php3
                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.

                paulj

                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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