Tea drinking is a huge part of British culture. We’ve grown up with stories like The Tiger Who Came to Tea which is currently playing at the theatre in London and afternoon tea is a much-loved tradition for special occasions. Many people enjoy sweet treats with their warm drink. But what are the top ten biscuits for dunking in your tea? Let’s find out.
Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to biscuits, but scientists have found Hobnobs to be one of the best for dunking. Why? Because of their ‘structural integrity.’ According to research, oat biscuits have a relatively low absorbance rate as well as the highest ‘dunk break point’ of 34.3 seconds in a freshly brewed cup of tea before falling apart.
Scientists also put Digestive biscuits in second place thanks to their ‘dunk break point; of 28.3 seconds. Not bad at all. If you’ve ever dunked a Digestive, you’ll know they’re pretty solid. If you like the sweet things in life, Chocolate Digestives are also nice to dunk as the hot liquid melts the chocolate quickly offering up a super indulgent treat.
Shortbread biscuits also hold their structure while dunking, but become a lot softer more quickly than alternatives like Digestives and Hobnobs. Still, they’re a nice treat - particularly at Christmas when people tend to buy big tins.
With a simple consistency and plain flavour, Rich Tea biscuits are perfect for dunking into a warm brew at the end of a hard day.
If you’ve never thought of dunking a Jammie Dodger, it’s time to give it a go. The size and softness of Jammy Dodgers makes them the perfect accompaniment for your cup of tea, with the raspberry jam offering a sweet aftertaste.
Bourbon Creams are moorish and a staple in many kitchen cupboards. Due to being multi-layered, they keep their form well when dunked and the cream melts slightly in the middle. Delicious!
Custard Creams dunk in a similar way to bourbons. With a creamy custard-flavoured filling sandwiched between two biscuits, they’re ideal for a relaxed afternoon tea at home. If you sneak one or two while the kettle is boiling too, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Crisp, light in texture and boasting a creamy rich malted flavour that’s made using milk and malt extract, Malted Milks go perfectly with a hot mug of tea. They’re super simple, but super delicious too and won’t crumble into your tea easily.
These cookies are sturdy and great for dunking. The tea will also melt the chocolate chips, offering up an indulgent sweet treat. The only challenge with cookies is to not eat the whole pack.
With vanilla cream nestled between two crunchy golden oat biscuits, Golden Crunch Creams are a real delight. They offer the perfect balance of crumbly biscuit, crunchy yumminess and tea absorbency. You’ll find these in most biscuit selection boxes.
If you’re a tea lover Googling ‘family theatre near me’ don’t miss The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Enjoy a day out with family and make memories to last a lifetime.