The final stop on our tour is Australia. Here you can find several biscuits, but the crowning glory is the Tim Tam. On first taste, this chocolate-covered sandwich biscuit seems nice yet dull. The biscuit is a bit like cardboard, and the similar Penguin is far superior in this respect. But wait, there is a special trick to eating this biscuit, and it involves dunking in hot tea (the Tim Tam, that is!).
Place the Tim Tam horizontally. Bite a corner from end, on the diagonal, for greatest tea imbibement (not a real word, but it should be). Place the bitten corner delicately in the top portion of a hot cup of tea, and suck through the other bitten end. As soon as the tea is felt on the tongue, whip the Tim Tam out of the mug and ingest before it falls apart. It is truly orgasmic, as one pop starlet once described the experience.
I can barely imagine the sheer ecstasy a dunked Tim Tam would have given a starving spice trader, back in the 1600’s. We truly live in a very fortunate, blissful point in history.