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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

These all-butter cookies from the England-based Artisan Biscuits company are advertised as "biscuits for tea," and the box comes with a sleeve of oval-shaped cookies and a teapot in serene pastels. The flavors are pure and clean, including Vanilla & Cream, Chocolate & Raspberry, Honey & Almond, and my personal favorite, the Ginger & Lemon (pictured).

These cookies crunch then crumble at the bite, the lemon just as bold as the fresh ginger thanks to a generous proportion of lemon pulp. They're ideal for dunking, and if you were wondering which tea might pair best, have no worries, they're one step ahead with recommendations. Pair the ginger-lemon cookies with jasmine tea— the fragrant jasmine blossoms are well balanced by the slightly spicy ginger and a fresh seal of lemon. Match a pot of English Breakfast to the Honey & Almond cookies, Ceylon to Vanilla & Cream, and bold Assam to Chocolate & Raspberry. Tea or no tea, they're ideal for a light snacking when that afternoon lull rolls around.

Artisan Biscuits

artisanbiscuits.co.uk

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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