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    Updated on Aug 31, 2020. Posted on Mar 1, 2016

    17 Incredibly Perfect Tea And Biscuit Combinations

    Dunking perfection.

    Everybody loves a cup of tea. And the only possible way to make it better?

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    None of this cookies and milk shit. Biscuits dunked in tea are the only right and proper way.

    But which biscuit to pick? Will a hobnob be better with Earl Grey or a pot of Assam? The wrong choice and that's your tea, and the rest of your day, ruined.

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    The most important question of our time: wtf kind of biscuit do you have with green tea?

    To avoid any biscuit mishaps, we called in the experts: Twinings, masters of proper tea since 1706.

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    We spoke to Twinings Masterblender, Mike Wright for the low-down on which biscuits you should be having with your tea.

    From hobnobs to digestives to lemon thins, here are his suggestions.

    1. Breakfast Tea and Digestives

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    "As a stalwart of British life, this needs a classic biscuit like a good digestive or rich tea biscuit."

    2. Chamomile Tea and Palmiers

    Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed

    "Chamomile is very light with a soothing flavour, so I'd suggest something light, crumbly and relaxing – I'm rather partial to a Palmier, flavoured with orange and lavender if possible."

    3. Earl Grey Tea and Lemon Shortbread

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    "Earl grey is a light Chinese tea with bergamot – it goes particularly well with citrus and perfectly with a crumbly-textured biscuit like shortbread."

    4. Chai and Lotus Biscotts

    Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed

    "Chai originates from India and contains five key spices, one of which is cinnamon – so a biscuit with cinnamon will compliment this beautifully."

    5. Assam Tea and Hobnobs

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    "Oh a good, solid chocolate-covered hobnob will definitely go with this strong, malty tea."

    6. Darjeeling Tea and Florentines

    Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed

    "This is the champagne of teas and deservedly so; it needs a majestic but not overpowering biscuit to complement it – a slightly fruity Florentine is ideal."

    7. Jasmine Tea and Madeleines

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    "Jasmine tea is beautifully delicate, so it'll pair perfectly with something floaty and light like a madeleine."

    8. Mint Tea and Macaroons

    Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed

    "If you are drinking this for health purposes, perhaps skip the biscuit, but if you drink it because you love the minty freshness, it pairs perfectly with a chocolate-covered coconut macaroon."

    9. Rose Tea and a Vanilla Viennese

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    "Floral teas are notoriously difficult to pair with anything. Just be sure to always go for something light to marry with the floral notes – I'd recommend a fluffy vanilla Viennese Whirl."

    10. Green Tea and Matcha Macarons

    Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed

    "Green tea is a favourite from the far east, and with it being quite light and on trend at the moment, would pair beautifully with some Matcha macarons."

    11. Lemon Tea and Gingerbread.

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    "Lemon works great with so many flavours, but my simple, non-fussy recommendation would be just a piece of really high quality gingerbread."

    12. Ceylon and Lemon Thins

    Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed

    "Another beautifully light tea and one not to be played with too much – perhaps just a hint of citrus from a lemon thin."

    13. Rooibos Tea and Jaffa Cakes

    Matthew Tucker / BuzzFeed

    "Rooibos is quite earthy and works brilliantly with orange, chocolate and spices – a bold orange and chocolate Jaffa cake would make a suitable partner."

    14. Lapsang Souchong and Chocolate Cookies

    Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed

    "Bold and smoky, Lapsang Souchong needs a chunky biscuit to stand up to the flavours – I'd suggest a chocolate and hazelnut cookie."

    15. Russian Caravan Tea and Biscotti

    Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed

    "A slightly mystical tea, this is usually a blend of nutty Chinese Yunnan and Keemun tea, so will go perfectly with an almond biscotti."

    16. Ginger Tea and Chocolate Teacakes

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    "Zingy ginger matches classically with chocolate, so it's a little off piste but try it with a chocolate teacake!"

    17. Oolong Tea and Custard Creams

    Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed

    "Oolong is a light tea, half way between a green and a white tea – often referred to as a "peach tea". A biscuit with a little soft caramel would go perfectly, or a simple custard cream."

    Happy drinking ☕☕☕

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