Autodidact: self-taught


Cup of Brown Joy

by V. L. Craven


Wrapping up the series of posts about tea and biscuits, I present Professor Elemental and ‘Cup of Brown Joy’.


Most of the time the local World Market stocks my favourite biscuit, McVitie’s Rich Tea, but occasionally they run out.

Then I break into the factory and sweep armfuls into bags and run like mad

They then carry something called Balacha Marie Cookie, which I thought may work in a pinch.

I was mistaken.

They taste very much of vanilla, which is fine, but not what I’m looking for in a biscuit. They’re very light and delicate, which is also fine but see previous statement. It’s like trying to eat paper. Tissue paper.

Here is a side-by-side comparison:

Rich Tea on the left, Marie on the right

The nearest thing I can compare the Marie biscuits to are Nilla wafers. Eating them only made me want banana pudding.

Thanks for tuning in for this series on tea and biscuits for Americans. Have a cuppa for me.

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