“There’s nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
“I like all sorts of chocolate. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, anything.”
- Author, Freddie Highmore
“Life is like a cup of tea, to be filled to the brim and enjoyed with friends.”
You may have noticed that I wrote in two previous Instagram posts; May 19th and June 10th...Did you know that there is such a ‘thing’ as pairing chocolate with tea?
Well, it is a ‘thing’, for those who think only Chocolate and Coffee pairings are a thing. 😊
Here are a few suggestions for you to try at your next #teatime.
Milk chocolate and Black Tea pair well. Chai, Darjeeling, Sencha or Ceylon Green are a delicious match. Drinking these teas black, without added milk is recommended as the milk is an ingredient already in the chocolate.
White chocolate pairs well with Lemongrass, Jasmine, or Matcha Teas. When you choose a strong tea, it counterbalances the pure, richness of the white chocolate.
Dark Chocolate with it’s full-bodied, earthiness and higher cocoa content is more palpable and powerful for the tastebuds. Pair it with an Indian Black Tea, a citrusy, Bergamot Earl Grey Tea or Milk Oolong Tea.
It’s perfectly okay to add milk and sweeteners to your tea, though the flavours of your teas and chocolates will be purer when your tea is “clean” and “free.” Try it; you will enjoy a pleasing, tasty experience.
Pairing tea with chocolate, is a delicious and pure delight and a unique way to enjoy the two together. The flavours, aromas and earthiness of these pairings are unique and delectable. Try a few combinations and discover what your discerning palate prefers.
The combination of pure, high quality tea and high quality chocolate equals sheer pleasure. When you discover a pairing that you love, choose the absolute finest of both. Less is definitely more, when pairing top-shelf ingredients. Spend the most you can for your Chocolate and Tea pairing experience. You are worthy of the best!!
Invite a friend or two (safely and socially-distanced) for an amazing #afternoontea with chocolate! 🤤 😋
What chocolate and tea pairings do you enjoy?
Share your flavours in the comments.
Author - Rita Siebert
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