Earl Grey Butter Biscuits
- THE STORY
Butter biscuits from Partridges, the family-run food shop in London, are handmade to exacting standards in Scotland. Creamy Scottish butter blends with Earl Grey tea to make delicate, fragrant biscuits that are perfect for afternoon tea or to serve with fresh fruit for dessert.
In 1994, Partridges was granted the Royal Warrant as Grocers to Her Majesty the Queen, indicating royal family endorsement of the business. So it should come as no surprise that Partridges Butter Biscuits, which carry the Royal Warrant on the package, rise above the legions of tea biscuits that suffer from overwhelming artificial flavor and sweetness. These buttery biscuits with their restrained flavor, presented in lovely boxes, make a gift fit for a queen.
The original Partridges was opened by Sir Richard Shepherd in the fashionable area of Sloane Street near the Kings Road and quickly gained a reputation for selling the best quality foods from British producers and importing food and wines from all over the world. Their slogan was, and still is, 'good things for the larder'.
Today Partridges is still very much a family business with Richard's brother, John Shepherd, now the Managing Director. In fact, it is one of the few remaining family run food shops in central London and still cherishes its original ideal of providing the very finest quality foods.