Tea and food pairings
Posted 07 February 2005 - 12:52 PM
I've been wondering--are there any other combinations out there that are especially good? It would never have occurred to me to put Earl Grey on ice. Having this combination at lunch, makes lunch a much better meal. And it's such a simple thing to do. I've served it to others many times, and even those without adventurous palates just love it.
Other recommendations, anyone?
Posted 07 February 2005 - 01:00 PM
if you want a quick rundown of tea and food pairings that folks love, check out the recent thread "i confess: tea and chocolate."
Posted 16 February 2005 - 06:26 PM
As a boy I learned to love tea for it's revitalising qualities and many a time out ice fishing with my Father a hearty sandwich and tea lunch kept me from succumbing to the Northern Ontario cold.
Posted 18 September 2005 - 10:53 PM
Maybe someone can go into greater detail on actual specific food pairing advice...
Posted 18 September 2005 - 10:55 PM
Posted 22 September 2005 - 11:19 PM
Remember, protiens soften tannins.
Therefore, high tannin teas, such as ffl Darjeelings, Ceylons from higher elevations, Keemun Mao Feng can be tamed, if that's what you want, with either a small dose of milk or a pastry which incorporates whipped cream.
Earl Grey indeed goes well with chocolate as does matcha.
Both the acidic nature of Earl Grey and the bitterness of matcha pair well with the bittersweetness of chocolate.
I once made an orange flavoured rooibos tea then added gelatin sheets and made oranges rooibos jello.
works with earl grey and jasmine tea as well.
In fact, gelatin sheets are great for many applications.
Pardon the spellin', much wine after a bath = Mmmmmmmmmmmm....relaxxxxxx.