Rich tea biscuit
Rich tea is a type of sweet biscuit; the ingredients generally include wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil and malt extract. The biscuits are popular in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland, where their plain flavour and consistency makes them particularly suitable for dunking in tea and coffee. Originally called Tea Biscuits, they were developed in the 17th century in Yorkshire for the upper classes as a light snack between full-course meals.
- see also: Maria cookies