When chef Heston Blumenthal was a kid, he wondered why people loved to dunk their biscuits into tea. Courtesy of the University of Nottingham hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of the University of Nottingham The Salt Dunking Science: Do Cookies Really Taste Better Dipped In Tea? March 21, 2013 With a high-tech gadget, scientists can measure how much flavor is released from foods while we're eating. One British chef uses the device to figure out why we love to dip biscuits into tea. A quick plunge really does make the cookie yummier.