Looking for a light snack? We know where to buy the best rich tea
An oldie but a goodie, the rich tea biscuit has been around since the 17th century as an upper-class nibble between light courses.
However, its sophisticated linage goes much deeper and if this classic biccie is among your favourite you’re in royal company.
According to a report by McVities, alongside a pot of Early Grey, the rich tea is one of Queen Elizabeth II’s biscuits of choice.
Such an avid fan of the light, crunchy treat, her chef of 11 years (Darren McCrady) reveals it is a key ingredient in her beloved chocolate biscuit cake. The English classic is said to give the cake its “lovely, crunchy texture.”
We tasted six rich tea biscuits looking for the best.
How we test:
From a selection of biscuits from brands and supermarket own labels we tried and tested six rich tea biscuits, assessing each product on appearance, aroma, taste and texture. We looked for ones that were gently balanced in sweetness and that had a light crunch.