In Tea and Cookies, acclaimed cookbook author Rick Rodgers celebrates this time-honored combination of beverage and dessert, offering delicious hot and cold tea varieties as well as sweet things to nibble on between sips. Rodgers starts with tea, revealing its rich history and demystifying the process of preparing the perfect cup - from choosing the right tea leaves to the proper steeping times for every flavor. Here, too, are an array of recipes, from the indulgent Orange Spice Tea and Rooibos Hot Cocoa to the refreshing Mango Tea Slush and Peachy Iced Tea Cooler. Rodgers then provides dozens of recipes for whipping up the perfect accompaniments, including international delicacies like French madeleines and macarons and Scottish shortbread; elegant varieties such as Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Earl Grey Ganache; and tearoom treats like Pistachio Meringues and Currant Cream Scones. Whether you are serving a large group of friends, preparing a quiet tea for two, or indulging in a personal treat, this book will guide you through the perfect pairings of tea and cookies.