There's something special about teatime, that afternoon hour for indulging in a steaming cup of caffeine and a biscuit. Oakland baker MK Mcgoldrick literally puts the tea in tea cookie with her genmai cha, matcha, oolong, assam butter, and lapsang souchong flavored cookies. Perfect on their own or dipped in tea (of course), these pleasantly crispy cookies have an insanely delicate flavor: a little sweet, a little salty. The packaging, replete with a gold-stamped version of Mcgoldrick's understated logo, adds to the luxury of taking time for tea. You can find the two-cookie packets (perfect for sharing tea with a friend) at Asha Tea House in Berkeley, UMAMI MART in Oakland, and Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar in Berkeley. If you prefer cake with your tea, Mcgoldrick's two-bite jasmine and matcha financiers are delightfully airy. Can't get enough? Join the cake subscription and get a lovely teatime treat every month.
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