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3 Black Tea Pairing Tips for Beginner

Written By Frankie H 11 Jun 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 - 3 Black Tea Pairing Tips for Beginner.

3 Black Tea Pairing Tips for Beginner

Do you love teas but find them too mysterious?

Wish the journey of enjoying teas could be simpler?

Last month, 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 teas

Smoky black teas which can taste intense, should go with dark meats, grilled red meats, and dark chocolate.

e.g. Lapsang Souchong

 

2. Earthy black teas

Earthy black teas will enhance the flavour of earthy foods such as hearty stews, gravies and vegetables.

e.g. Chava Chai & Keemun Black Tea

 

3. Fruity black teas

Fruity black teas are amazing when paired with sweet desserts. It’s richness perfectly complements sweet, rich and creamy desserts.

e.g. Elegant Earl Grey & Lotus Blossom Tea 

 

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 black teas!*

Stay updated for our next post, as we look into oolong tea alongside the type of foods they pair well with!

 

P.s. Want to do some black tea pairing? Get 6% off all black tea NOW. Promo code "BLACKPAIR" ends in 14 days.

 

* Only applicable if you live in Malaysia. Valid until 21st June 2019.

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