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I was just having a sit down at my pc, albeit without a nice cup of tea or any biscuits (soon to be remedied), when something struck me. Do my eyes decieve me or is there actually no reveiw for pink waifers? I'm aware that they are an emotive subject, but the hate has gone on too
long. I think a reveiw from both sides should be included, for deeper understanding of each other and then maybe the killing can stop. Also I would like to see reveiws of different types of tea and possibly an objective review of the 'nice' biscuit (good for dunking, surely?)
One last thing, is it acceptable to occaisionally say 'biccie-teer' rather than biscuiteer, or does it implie that somehow the biscuits are sad?
|Nicey replies: Mark,
Thank you for that thoughtful and well meaning email. Alas we have a stack of review biscuits which should keep us going for at least the next couple of months so don't hold your breath waiting for a pink wafer or nice biscuit review. That is my stated excuse for the moment.
As for what biscuit eaters call themselves that is a matter for their own conscience. Personally I don't think that it particularly needs a name. However, people who don't partake in biscuits tea and sit downs probably do deserve a term, 'biscuits and tea total'? Oh dear.
|Esteemed Mr Nicey,|
Biscuits come in nice bright packets, all red and yellow (which we retired publishers know are Colours That Sell).
These Oreo things come in dull blue and black packets. In Australia, at least. Other products that are offered in this way include (a) those loo-blue things you use to clean your toilet, (b) fly spray, and (c) rat poison.
Is there a message in this?
I am, Sir, your humble.
Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
|Dear Mr Nicey,|
May I first congratulate you on an inspirational website, Never before has any site made me want to leave my computer so much, venture downstairs and make a cracking cup of Yorkshire tea. Thank you.
I feel compelled to add to the mighty Tim-Tam debate that is unfolding before our very eyes by including a couple of instructions for the sucking up of tea through a Tim-Tam that Mr Pigstabber wrote to you about. The Tim-Tam must slightly give way underneath your fingers when the tea has been sucked up, so don't grip the biscuit too hard, and then, the MOST important thing is to put ALL of the Tim-Tam into your mouth for the complete and unadulterated satisfaction and semi-orgasmic experience.
These extra additions I feel will make those virgin Tim-Tam Slammers quiver with sheer delight.
Thank you Ian Norris, you are a legend in your own mixing bowl. Long live the Tim-Tam,
Humble biscuit fan
Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
|Tim Tans are on the streets for London already but at a price! From the Australia Shop in covent garden at about £3 a packet but a must every time you go to London the caramels ones are best especially when used as a staw however twix bars come a close second when used in the same way another one to try!|
|Nicey replies: Yes, I think thats where our first review pack came from, and it looked to be a an Australian domestic pack. The ones in Tescos are export versions as the packing has lots of Arabic on the back.|
Since we spend most of our working day sat on our arses we actually enjoy a nice cup of tea and a stand up. It was during one of our daily tea breaks whilst discussing the various merits of Fox's Butter Crinkle Crunch and the dunking abilities of Rich Tea Fingers that we decided it would be a great idea to create a website dedicated to the pastime of tea drinking and biscuit appreciation. Surfing the net several minutes later looking for some pre-scanned images of biscuits for our new site we stumbled upon your fantastic site and soon realised that you had surpassed anything that we would be capable of. Therefore we'd like to congratulate you on your excellent work in the promotion of all things tea and biscuit and would like you to just give those of us who like a nice cup of tea and a stand up a quick mention. Also would it be possible to provide some advice on sensible dunking technique for various biscuits, as one of our members is experiencing regular "snap-offs" during dunking, perhaps you could provide this for our top ten regulars in our biscuit tin (in no particular order) :-
Fox's Butter Crinkle Crunch
Rich Tea Fingers
Chocolate Malted Milk
|Nicey replies: Ross,
Thats an admirable biscuit tin running list you've got there. Also good to see that you are taking good care of your crinkle crunches. Personally I would like to see a fruit shortcake or maybe a HobNob in there to get a good all round tin.
I'm a bit of a reformed dunker myself, but when I did partake of that habit it really came down to confidence and timing, these can not be gained overnight but must be learnt. Out of the biscuits in your list I would only dunk the Rich teas, Digestives and as rank outsiders the Crinkle crunch. Dunking chocolate biscuits or cream filled biscuits is generally a no-no although I understand that many people do choose to do this. Cow biscuits are much too pretty dunk and should have the cows nibbled out of them. Gingernuts are all about crunch so again I wouldn't choose to dunk them. Of course when dunking any large diameter biscuit such as the digestive, one has a window of opportunity, whilst the tea level in you cup/mug is high enough to let you get the edge in. As the tea level falls much more dunking and nibbling are required to access the tea. Don't feel bad to ignore all of this if it threatens your personal enjoyment of tea and biscuits.
As for the standing up, it sounds a bit foolhardy, and I'm sorry that your working conditions drive you to such outlandish behavior. I hope that this doesn't extend to your enjoyment of tea outside of the workplace, where sitting down is certainly the optimal way to drink it.