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2 Oolong Tea Pairing Tips for Beginner

Written By Frankie H 17 Jul 2019

Like you, we are frustrated when a simple cup of joy has been made so complex. Because pairing the right tea with the right foods will enhance the taste of both the tea and the food, we have put together this little guide to help you with your culinary adventures - 2 Oolong Tea Pairing Tips for Beginner.

2 Oolong Tea Pairing Tips for Beginner

Do you find teas 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 tea would be your best bet.


1. Lighter oolong teas

Lighter and greener oolongs are fragrant, slightly sweet and floral-aromatic, 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 teas

Darker oolong teas (which are more prominent in flavor) 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

Hope these tips help you to serve the right teas to your dinner guests confidently!


Repost this on FB or Instagram, comment below and tell us what do you usually pair your black tea with, and stand a chance to win FREE oolong teas!*


P.s. Want to do some oolong tea pairing? Get 15% off all oolong tea NOW. Promo code "OOLONGPAIR" ends in 14 days.


* Only applicable if you live in Malaysia. Valid until 31st July 2019.


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