Like wine, tea goes great with certain things. For example, scones are a favorite tea time treat. So are crumpets. Brits serve the spongy snacks with a variety of toppings. Butter is standard but many people add cheese, bacon, honey, jam or clotted cream. Tea-time traditions vary from country to country but one things remains the same. There are certain foods that complement the flavor of tea.
Some popular pairings include:
- Black Tea: Full-bodied, this type of tea goes well with meat. Try Cinnamon and Spices Loose Leaf Chai Tea with a savory pie or tart.
- Green Tea: Walnut China Sencha Loose Leaf Green Tea has a nutty and fruity flavor. Pair with banana nut bread or pecan roll.
- White Tea: Try Ginger Raspberry Loose Leaf White Tea with fruit-filled pies and pastries or a slice of lemon pound cake. It’s got a mild flavor that goes well with desserts.
- Oolong Tea: Sun Kissed Orange Loose Leaf Oolong Tea with almond cookies. Oolong teas go well with Chinese and Thai foods and desserts.
- Rooibos Tea: Chocolate Mint Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea goes great with fruity, nutty desserts. Think high-end fruitcake with dried cranberries, figs, and walnuts.
You don’t need a special occasion to drink tea. Pair your favorite snack with your favorite flavor of hot or cold beverage and enjoy. Your new morning, afternoon or evening ritual gives you something to look forward to daily.
Experiment with different pairings. You never know what flavors work together until you try them. You may find a few pairings to add to our list. Keep in mind the flavor of the tea. You don’t want a snack that overpowers the nuttiness, fruitiness or freshness of the loose leaf tea.