#TimeForTea: Finding the Perfect Biscuit
Explore our expertly-selected tea & biscuit combinations. Dunking is very much encouraged.
Admittedly, we may be a little biased.After more than three centuries of dedication to the stuff, our feelings towards tea are obvious enough: it is the most glorious drink in existence. We’ve also been making and enjoying biscuits for almost as long. Which is why, for the first time, we’ve put our expertise to the test and paired some of our most famous tea blends with our best biscuits.
Any right-thinking person knows that a swift dip of a perfect biscuit into a fresh-poured cup of tea is one of life’s little treasures.And how, we ask you, can something so tasty possibly be wrong?
#5: Royal Blend w/ Pistachio & Clotted Cream biscuits
Equally as important, it’s a sturdy biscuit too. And that means excellent dunking opportunities.
#4: Breakfast Blend Tea w/ Chocolossus biscuits
It may say Breakfast Blend on the tin, but we know from of countless thousands of Fortnum’s customers that this robust and malty Assam is enjoyed after breakfast, too.
That’s why we’ve plumped for the Chocolossus - a feast of dark chocolate, milk chocolate and macadamia nuts, and the enormous biscuit in the middle of the pile of Fortnum's favourites above - as the perfect partner to a strong cup of this full-bodied and invigorating tea.
But be warned: the Chocolossus is very chocolatey. You may need a short lie down if you try to eat more than two.
#3: Earl Grey Classic w/ Milk Chocolate Lemon Thins
Our milk chocolate coated Lemon Thins pack a similarly sweet and understated citrus flavour, while the chocolate coating adds a delicious counterpoint to the floral notes in the Earl Grey.
Tallied up, all that equals a hugely satisfying tea and biscuit combination. Indeed, the pairing of lemon and chocolate with the citrusy tea might just be our new favourite. We certainly ate enough during these taste tests.
#2: Countess Grey w/ Lucifer’s Biscuits
To pair with all that citrus and orange deliciousness, we’ve plumped for our intensely gingery Lucifer’s Biscuit, whose warming spiciness works in perfect unison with the fruitiness of the blend.
The result? A Christmassy combination of flavours delicious at any time of the year. As for why they’re called Lucifer’s Biscuits? Because of the fiery chili in each one, of course.
#1: Afternoon Blend w/ Chocolate & Macadamia Nut biscuits
To partner this easy-drinking cup, we’ve gone for the nutty and chocolate-laden Chocolate and Macadamia biscuit -- a lighter sibling to our full-on chocolate feast, the Chocolossus. The taste combination of refreshing, subtle Afternoon Blend with macadamia and rich chocolate is perfection.
But as we mentioned earlier, these are just our current favourite pairings. The beauty of tea and biscuits is that there is no right or wrong. Unless, that is, you overdo it on the dunking and having to rescue a fallen biscuit from your cup...