The rules of tea dueling are relatively simple. The duel is a contest of wills between two competitors.
- Each competitor is provided a cup of tea and their choice of a Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookie.
- The competitors must hold the cookie in a two-fingered hold. Any two fingers may be used.
- When instructed to dunk, the competitors must submerge at least 75% of the cookie in the tea for a count of five and then pull the cookie out of the drink. This is where the duel begins!
- The Winner is the last person to cleanly eat the entire cookie without it breaking or falling apart. One elbow is allowed on the table as a steadying mechanism, but competitors may not use gravity to achieve their goal.