A satisfying line of tea- and coffee-infused shortbreads


Biscottea was founded in 2007 by Laurance Milner to cater to “real” tea enthusiasts who prefer traditional shortbread biscuits over Italian biscotti. The Seattle-based company’s tasty organic cookies are made with real tea, in a range of flavors like Earl Gray, chai, mint, blueberry and African honeybush. They also make a line of gluten-free cookies, which pack just as much punch in an easy-to-digest alternative.

At the same time, the tea enthusiasts at Biscottea haven’t forgotten about their coffee-drinking friends. The brand’s Bis*coffee line infuses the same shortbread cookies with real chocolate and coffee for a perfect compliment to your morning espresso. We’ve been taste-testing all of the flavors with our afternoon caffeine fixes—we’re equally divided between coffee and tea at CH HQ—and found you can’t go wrong with any of the mildly sweet treats.

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The full range of all-natural, fair trade cookies sell online from Biscottea’s well-designed website, with prices starting around $6 for a 5.6-ounce box and $30 for gift sets.