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2 Oolong Tea Pairing Tips for Beginner

Do you find oolong tea too complicated?

We explored tea pairing of green tea & black tea – but now, we want to guide you on how to perfectly pair oolong tea!

Remember, an important key in tea pairing is that they should complement, and not override each other. 

Oolong tea has beautifully complex notes, which make it perfect for pairing with a diverse range of foods. If you are at a buffet, and have a wide variety of foods to taste and sample, oolong would be your best bet.


1. Lighter Oolong Tea

Lighter and greener oolongs are fragrant, slightly sweet and floral-aromatic. It is lightly oxidized and smooth in texture so they tend to go well with lobster, scallop and other sweet-rich foods.

For something a little more adventurous, pair with light salty/savory snacks! The sweet and salty contrast will be such a delight.

e.g. Jade Tie Guan Yin, Dong Ding Oolong

2. Darker Oolong Tea

Darker oolong teas are more prominent in flavor and robust in taste so it will compliment stronger foods like grilled dishes and smoked meats. Notable examples are such as duck meat, smoked salmon and ham.

Dark oolongs can also be paired with sweet maple desserts.

e.g. Ai Jiao OolongTraditionally Roasted Tie Guan Yin

There are various types of oolong, but generally, it will be quite smoky and complex and therefore pair well with smoked meats, herby meals and fruity desserts. Hope these tips help you to serve the right teas to your dinner guests confidently!

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