Usually nothing. I can go for biscuits though. Not sure why you have a McVitie's category but no other biscuit category, maybe that's an American thing? Are all biscuits known as cookies over there?
I just wanted to pop in and let it be known that tea time is absolutely not a thing in America, and so I would have to assume the topic creator is not American.
But also, biscuits in America are fluffy, buttery, dinner roll type things. A cookie is very different from a biscuit here.
Anyway tea time sounds like a great time.
This is the second most British thing I've seen today.
While we don't really "tea" 'round these parts outside of simply drinking the beverage here and there, I have been to an afternoon tea that was amazing, and I do occasionally have a scone while drinking tea. And while not drinking tea. Scones are awesome, is what I'm getting at.
As an Asian dude, who immigrated to the US, I do enjoy my English Breakfast Tea nearly every-goddamn-day.
I do prepare it the British way, with some sugar and milk (one teaspoon and a splash). Better than coffee.
However, the snack pairing varies on whatever I have/feel like. More often none.
On a decadent day, probably a mini-bundt cake; on particular cravings, daifuku mochi.
I totally get the contrast of subtle creamy tea and a sweet snack.
One of the many things my friends and family think why I'm a complete weirdo.
None of the above. I'm not a tea drinker, but I'd drink it without food.
Snacking these days is typically a honeycrisp apple, banana, jerky (chicken or turkey is preferable), or a protein bar...maybe some almonds (my bad cholesterol is amazing, but my good cholesterol needs some work...gotta squeeze in those almonds and avacados...).
I'm Canadian. Personally the only tea orientated custom I have is after a family dinner, like Thanksgiving or Christmas, tea is usually offered at dessert time. Sometimes that dessert might be cake. I picked the candy option because what immediately came to mind was a wafer based chocolate bar like a Kit Kat or Coffee Crisp. I don't typically have them with tea myself, but I've heard they are popular in the UK for tea. And I think more Americans need to know their chocolate bar game is sorely lacking because they don't have Coffee Crisp down there.
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