Ten tea pairings with food for you to enjoy…
Earl Grey Tea –
Have Earl Grey with fine pate or ham and mustard sandwich’s or crème Brule or Leicester cheese, to enhance the flavour of the tea and/or food.
Fruit Teas –
These make fantastic pairings with Brie. Sweet, citrus flavour’s bite through the buttery cheese, producing a wonderful and unique taste sensation.
Oolong Teas –
They range in character between green and black teas, many can be paired with food along the same lines as their green or black counterparts. For instance, greener oolongs tend to go well with scallops, lobster and other sweet rich foods, while darker oolongs compliment somewhat stronger-flavoured foods such as duck and grilled meal.
Kenya Tea –
Have this with beef and horseradish or ham sandwiches or chocolate cake or Austrian smoked cheese.
Ceylon Tea –
Try this with cucumber or tomato sandwiches or tarte au citron or mature cheddar cheese.
Lapsang Tea –
Enjoy it with chicken or smoked salmon sandwiches or walnut cake or Stilton cheese, to enhance the flavour of the tea and/or food.
Green Tea –
In general, the subtle, vegetative flavour and aroma of most green tea is well suited to mild or subtly-flavoured foods, such as seafood, rice, salads, melon or chicken.
White Tea –
Because of the extremely subtle flavour of white teas, we recommend pairing them with only the mildest of flavours, so as to not miss the sweetness that is so loved in white tea.
Black Tea –
The more robust flavours and aromas of most black teas, as well as the most pronounced tannins, are well suited to pairing with full-flavored foods such as meat and spicy dishes.
Pu-erh Tea –
Worthy of special note, pu-erh teas are known for their digestive benefits. Not only do these teas pair well with meats and oily foods, but they can also offer a welcome settling effect after large, multi-course meals!