Do you love black tea but find it too mysterious?
Wish the journey of enjoying teas could be simpler?
We explored the keys and nuances to tea pairing of green tea – how the right kind of teas can perfectly complement and enhance your meals for a sensory bomb explosion.
Now we want to guide you on how to perfectly pair black tea!
Remember, an important key in tea pairing is that they should complement, and not override each other.
Black tea is full bodied and has an extremely robust flavour due to its high tannin content, thus it should be paired with full flavoured dishes to prevent overriding.
1. Smoky Black Tea
Smoky teas can have varying degrees of smokiness. The teas are usually dried and smoked over smouldering pine boughs, which allows varying amount of smoke to permeate the tea leaves. As the taste is quite intense, it should be paired with dark meats, grilled red meats, blue cheese and dark chocolate.
e.g. Lapsang Souchong
2. Earthy Black Tea
3. Fruity Black Tea
There is a great variety of fruity tea. It can be paired with different types of food. Regardless, fruity teas are amazing when paired with sweet desserts. Its richness perfectly complements sweet, rich and creamy desserts, such as a decadent and luscious chocolate cake.
There is much that you can pair black teas with. Hope these tips help you to serve the right teas to your dinner guests confidently!
It is no question that tea lovers tout green tea as THE miracle tea of choice. But what about its counterpart, the black tea? Don’t brush it off just yet. Scientists have discovered a whole host of health benefits linked to it.
By the end of the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644), the culture of tea drinking was growing in the West. But black tea did not find appreciative drinkers until the Dutch embraced Chinese tea after 1640, when Dutch traders introduced tea to society patrons in Hague and it became a fashionable lifestyle. Eventually, it became the most sought-after trade commodity of the English East India Company.
Civilisations in China and Japan have been using green tea for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Green tea is tea in its purest form because tea makers have minimal room techniques.