The word biscuit might cause one to wonder what exactly are you going to receive. That being said, these shortbread cookies are absolutely melt in your mouth divine. There is the slight flavor of rose with a stronger flavor of almond, not overwhelming flavors. In my humble opinion, if you like shortbread cookies these will not disappoint. The Rose Almond are my favorite. However, the Earl Grey and Lavender are also excellent. They truly are perfect to serve with tea and definitely great for company. The boxes are a bit small and have 16 "biscuits" per box. Again, in my humble opinion these coupled with a box of Mariage Frères (cotton muslin) Tea Sachets (or your favorite tea of course) they would make wonderful hostess gifts. The presentation of the Mariage Frères and Partridges boxes are lovely...I hope this helps.