Hobnobs are the last word biscuit to dunk in cup of tea, specialists reveal

Hobnobs are the last word biscuits to dunk in your cuppa.

Food boffins have revealed the most effective flavours to pair with a traditional brew are earthy, oat-based snacks. The survey of tea drinkers discovered the best biscuits to go along with an English Breakfast cuppa are Hobnobs, Digestives and Oaties.

Experts from London and the Netherlands mentioned: “Breakfast tea pairs well with a light and earthy snack such as an oat or nut-based biscuit, that will complement the almond aroma.”

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Hobnobs are ultimate biscuit to dunk in cup of tea, experts reveal
A cup of builder’s tea goes effectively with the oaty flavours of a hobnob (inventory)

A typical cuppa’s robust, malty style serves to reinforce sweetness in a biscuit, making one thing too chocolatey, like a bourbon, overpowering to the palate. Builders’ tea lovers ought to go for a traditional Digestive – though 42% mentioned they might plump for the chocolate model.

The research marked the launch of the Guide Dogs’ Make Every Cuppa Count fundraiser on April 19, backed by TV’s Lorraine Kelly and Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden.

Scientists beforehand discovered oat-based biscuits had been additionally the most effective for holding their form when dunked in a sizzling cuppa. Boffins in contrast Hobnob-style, digestive, shortie and wealthy tea treats.

Hobnobs are ultimate biscuit to dunk in cup of tea, experts reveal
The research marked the launch of the Guide Dogs’ Make Every Cuppa Count fundraiser, backed by Lorraine Kelly

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Each biscuit was dunked for 2 seconds earlier than being held above the cuppa. After the oat biscuit managed to retain its form for 29 seconds earlier than it separated and splashed into the brew.

By comparability wealthy tea broke after simply two seconds, BBC studies. The shortie got here second, lasting a mean of 17.5 seconds, whereas the digestive took third place and remained stable for about eight and a half seconds.

However Hobnobs weren’t the out-and-out winner of the tasty contest. Digestives saved extra of their crunch than some other biscuit, and choosing them sped up how rapidly a tea cools to a drinkable 61C (142F).

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