Rich Tea originate from the 17th century as a between-meal snack for the upper classes. Made in the United Kingdom they are a light and sweet biscuit with a plain flavour popular for dunking. They were originally called Tea Biscuits before changing to “rich Tea” in 1891.
McVitie’s are the most well known manufacturer but as is the case with most biscuits they are know made by most supermarkets.
Rich Tea Syns
Each biscuit weighs 8.3g and has 38 calories, this means a single Rich Tea biscuit has 1.9 syns which is definitely on the lighter side and one of the lowest syn biscuits you can get.
How many syns are in a pack of Rich Tea biscuits?
There are 36 biscuits in a 300g pack of McVitie’s rich tea biscuits, this mean that there are 68.4 syns in a pack. Asda’s variants has almost the exact the same amount.
Are Rich Tea Biscuits worth the syns?
For those who love a biccie with their brew then a Rich Tea is arguably one of the better choice due to the low calories and syns they have. However, from a nutritional point of view there is no nutrition to be found outside of carbs, fat and sugars so if you are stretched on syns then a piece of fruit is better.
Rich Tea typical ingredients
Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Barley Malt Extract, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt.
You’ll notice this ingredients list to be very similar to practically any other biscuit.