5 TEA AND CHOCOLATE PAIRINGS FOR EASTER
Over the years, celebrating Easter has become synonymous with celebrating the arrival of spring. This is an ideal holiday to celebrate the warmer weather, to enjoy tea with family or with friends! To make sure your Easter celebration is perfect, we suggest some tea and chocolate pairings that will make your guests salivate. Sweet tooths will be happy to know that their favourite teas go hand in hand with their guilty pleasure: chocolate.
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TEA AND CHOCOLATE: THE PERFECT MATCH!
When you have guests over to celebrate Easter, there are many alternatives offered to you. Brunch is an option appreciated by many, notably because of its relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Others prefer celebrating this holiday around a big dinner. Whatever formula you choose, a large variety of chocolates and teas needs to be included in your celebration. Indeed, did you know that certain chocolates are known to go well with specific teas and tisanes? Yes, taste harmonies are not a myth, far from that! We warn you, our tea and chocolate pairings will probably make you hungry. You can’t say we didn’t warn you!
1. DARK CHOCOLATE + JASMINE TEA PEARLS
Dark chocolate is surely one of the strongest tasting chocolates. This is a rich chocolate that goes well with the taste of jasmine tea. For its part, this green tea, with its discreet floral notes, counterbalances the full-bodied aromas of the dark chocolate. A combination that will delight your senses, as pretty as delicious, it is definitely a pairing you should try!
2. MILK CHOCOLATE + EARL GREY TEA
Earl Grey is a very popular hot infusion with tea and herbal tea amateurs. Made with black tea leaves, natural bergamot and rose petal aromas, this beverage is versatile since it can also be drunk as a latte. For a balanced combination, we recommend drinking this tea when you have milk chocolate. You will automatically feel they harmony and you won’t be disappointed.
3. WHITE CHOCOLATE + CHAI TEA
The more delicate taste of white chocolate is ideal with spicier teas. In this sense, chai tea is the perfect match. Made with a mix of black tea leaves, spices, milk and honey, this tea won’t leave you indifferent. Lightly caffeinated, your guests will be comforted by this amalgam of chai tea and white chocolate.
4. FRUITY DARK CHOCOLATE + GREEN TEA
There exists a multitude of chocolates for everyone! In this perspective, why not try a fruity chocolate to change things up a bit? Whether it is chocolate with hints of orange, raspberries or blueberries, it is the perfect occasion to surprise your guests by being original. A classic green tea, with its appeasing taste, will be a perfect match to balance the fruity notes of this type of chocolate.
5. BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE + BLACK TEA
Originating from pure cacao, bittersweet chocolate is often used in fondues. For it to be a bittersweet chocolate, it needs to be at least 67% cacao. To get an optimal combination and a successful pairing, we suggest you savour this type of chocolate with a delicious Four O’Clock black tea. Certified fair trade, this tea is not only delicious, but you will also have a clear conscience when you serve it to your guests!
Finally, if your heart’s in it, why not prepare a tasting space for your tea and chocolate pairings during your Easter celebration? This way, you and your guests can try all the different tea and chocolate pairings suggested above! We recommend you write down the different pairings with some cute labels. Your guests can make new food discoveries and they will surely thank you for this new knowledge.