Sometimes you just need an extra little something to satisfy your sweet tooth. Combining your favorite tea with the perfect treat can be a wonderful sensation for your taste buds. There are so many foods that pair well with tea, so how do you choose? Maybe we can help! Here are five of our favorite tea and dessert pairings.
Craigmore English Breakfast Flowery Orange Pekoe Black tea and Lavender Honey Cupcake
The smooth Craigmore English Breakfast Flowery Orange Pekoe contains tea leaves that are left whole and include the young buds of the tea plant, also known as tips. Uncut tips hold onto all the essential oils needed for a delicate flavorful brew. This smooth tea pairs well with the mouth watering Lavender Honey Cupcake. This sweet cupcake filled with honey and local lavender comes together with the earthy notes from the tea to create a wonderful aroma. Do you like warm earthy flavors with some creamy sweetness? Then you should try this delicious pairing!
Organic Earl Grey Supreme Black Tea and Chocolate Toffee Scone
Our Organic Earl Grey Supreme Black Tea is a classic tea blend that is rich in flavor and pairs well with many foods. The black tea leaves are infused with fine Italian bergamot citrus oil to create this Organic Earl Grey Supreme. This black tea is perfect on its own, but you can always add milk or honey. When you are looking for something to pair with this stronger tea, you do not want to pick something that is too overpowering. That’s why our Chocolate Toffee Scone is a perfect choice. This tasty scone is full of chocolate chips and toffee bites with drizzled chocolate to top it off. The sweet chocolate and toffee flavors in the scone compliment the robust citrus ones in the tea. Love Earl Grey Tea, but don’t know what to eat with it? Try our Chocolate Toffee Scone!
Four Seasons Spring Oolong Tea and Lemon Cream Cookie
The Four Seasons Spring Oolong Tea is admired for its long-lasting aroma. This delightful drink is crafted by oolong tea artisans and highlights the delicate notes of jasmine and lilac. This floral tea pairs well with our sweet Lemon Cream Cookie. The heavenly lemon cream cookie is made with freshly squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest baked in a creamy cookie. This sweet dessert helps emphasize the delicious tropical flavors in the Four Seasons Oolong Tea without overpowering the delicate floral notes. Next time you are looking for a pleasant fruity tea and dessert pairing, come try our Four Seasons Spring Oolong Tea with a lemon cream cookie.
The Fair Trade Organic Jade Cloud is a bright and fresh green tea, that has been nurtured by the clouds and cool mist of early spring. This lively tea is a classically delicious green tea. The Fair Trade Organic Jade Cloud Green Tea pairs well with our Almond Biscotti. The Almond Biscotti is a crisp treat that contains almonds. Biscottis are baked twice to make them extra crisp, perfect for dunking into a cup of tea. This nutty biscotti is no exception! If you’re looking for a light mid-afternoon snack, enjoy a mild grassy green tea, and want to try something sweet and crunchy, then this is the pairing for you.
Organic Peppermint Rooibos and Chocolate Pretzel Triangle
Refreshingly crisp but not overpowering, the caffeine-free Organic Peppermint Rooibos is candy-sweet with a fresh burst of peppermint. The soothing Organic Peppermint Rooibos pairs well with chocolate, specifically our Chocolate Pretzel Triangle. This tasty triangle is full of crunchy pretzel pieces and dark and white chocolate drizzled with salted caramel. Chocolate and peppermint is a popular combination; the surprising addition of salted caramel perfectly balances this sweet refreshing pairing. If you like peppermint and you like chocolate, this is one you should definitely try!
What’s your favorite tea and dessert pairings? Come stop in at any of our Water Street cafes to give them a try. Check out our menu to create your perfect pairings!