Earl Grey Tea Biscuits

Earl grey is one of my favorite teas and it is one of the only tea, other than masala chai, that I would add milk and sugar to. I adore how fragrant it is and how mild and comforting.

These tea biscuits are inspired by the flavors of Earl Grey Milk Tea. Start first by making the Earl Grey Butter by blitzing earl grey tea leaves with sugar and milk powder in a blender and then creaming it together with some butter (I love the Earl Grey Butter and would highly recommend making some extra to spread on toast, waffles, popovers etc). After the butter is nice and fluffy, add in flour, shape, wrap in plastic wrap and transfer it to the fridge to solidify so it is easier to work with. You can either slice the dough into biscuits or you can roll it out and cut it. The process is very similar to making shortbread cookies.

earl grey tea biscuits

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Earl Grey Tea Biscuits

Fragrant & milky shortbread cookies inspired by Earl Grey Milk Tea


  • 113 g (1 stick) butter room temperature
  • 35 g granulated sugar
  • 1 earl grey tea bag
  • 8 g milk powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 120 g all purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine sugar, milk powder, earl grey tea leaves and salt in a blender. Blend until powdery. Cream the sugar mixture with butter and add flour, mixing until no dry spot remains. Do not overmix.
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/4" thick and slice into squares. Using a fork dot holes all over.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cookie has set and the edges are just starting to brown.

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