|Hello,Nicey, Wifey and YMOS!
I had never seen RICH TEA biscuit for about one year, since I flied back home in Tokyo from London last winter. But the other day, I was able to see an imported RICH TEA biscuit again, at my local ALL-100yen-store (about 45p/U.K.) in Tokyo Japan. It is "Julie's RICH TEA"biscuit, which is manufactured by PERFECT FOOD in Malaysia, although not from the U.K.
As you may know, we have not RICH TEA but MARIE in Japan. So I sometimes miss the British RICH TEA biscuits in Japan. I think that RICH TEA in the U.K. is not the same biscuit as MARIE in Japan ,as far as I have had in both countries. I prefer RICH TEA , as it is thicker, bigger and has richer taste than MARIE in Japan. Hence, I was so excited when I found this "Julie's RICH TEA" in Tokyo, even if it was not from the U.K.
As soon as I got home, I started to eat some of them. There were 32 biscuits in the red box (200g). Sad to say, it is true that I was let down by finding the differences between Julie's RICH TEA and the British RICH TEA I know ! "Julie's RICH TEA" was quite thin and had not much taste. But I love "Julie's RICH TEA", because it is enjoyable for me to eat this biscuit, seeing the writing "RICH TEA" inprinted on the top, anyway.
I appreciate that Ms.Julie choiced the name "RICH TEA" for her biscuit, and delivered it all the way to Japan from Malaysia.
By the way ,if possible, I would like Ms. Julie to bake her RICH TEA biscuit" thicker next time.
(FYI) The ingredients are: flour, sugar, palm oil ,corn stach, glucose, milk powder, salt,enpansive agent, lecithin,flavouring.
Thank you very much.
Hiromi Miura (Tokyo,Japan)