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A: The science of tea-biscuit ratios best explained.

Posted in Biscuits/Cookies with tags , , on August 20, 2008 by gluttondressedaslamb

A cup of tea and biscuit. It’s really quite self-explanatory. Drink your tea, eat your biscuit. Repeat.

However, when confronted with prime baked goods like a beautiful, lovingly made and presented Wagon Wheel, one does have to think things through before delving into things with little forethought! Wagon wheel= obscenely sweet homemade marshmallow teamed with a classy bittersweet chocolate-covered biscuit. Tea= strong assam with 1 heaped teaspoon of condensed milk to match the sweetness of the biscuit.

Nibble at your wagon wheel while waiting for tea to brew.

Step 1: Nibble at your wagon wheel while waiting for tea to brew.

Fresh, loose tea leaves are key when making a cuppa. It’s more economical, has a smaller environmental impact in terms of packaging materials and it really, really does taste better. And none of this English breakfast dodgy blended tea nonsense. Orange pekoe and assam have a far superior flavour profile as far as I’m concerned.

Follow with another generous nibble at your biscuit and wash it down with your hot milky tea.

Step 2: Follow with another generous nibble at your biscuit and wash it down with your hot milky tea.

By now the tea is starting to cool down, so you might have to follow your next mouthful of home-baked goodness with a couple of mouthfuls of still-warm tea.

Step 3: By now the tea is starting to cool down, so you might have to follow your next mouthful of home-baked goodness with a few extra sips of still-warm tea.

Don't panic if you run out of tea...

Step 4: Don't panic if you run out of tea...

... just make another cuppa! This time perhaps a palate-cleansing cup of black tea to finish it all off.

... just make another cuppa! This time perhaps a palate-cleansing cup of black tea to finish it all off.

Take some time to enjoy the beautiful weather.

Take some time to enjoy the beautiful weather.

While you crunch...

While you crunch...

...and sip...

...and sip...

...the day away!

...the day away!