You wouldn't think twice about pairing the right drink with your meal, so why not make it tea? The right tea and food combination creates a balance between the components of your dish and the characteristics of our tea. Get it right, and it's a match made in heaven.
BLACK TEA’S PERFECT DATE
Our black teas can be divided into three flavor categories: fruity, smoky and earthy. Each one pairs with a different group of foods.
Fruity Black Teas. Teas like Lipton® Regular Black Tea have subtle floral tones and go really well with creamy desserts.
Smoky Black Teas. Probably the best-known smoky black tea is Lipton Extra Strong Tea. The strong taste pairs well with similar flavors such as grilled meat or sweet chocolate.
Earthy Black Teas. Hailing from Yunnan, Africa, and Assam, these teas work well with rich flavors such as gravy-based recipes or hot and spicy chicken.
GREEN TEA’S IDEAL PARTNER
Green tea has a light and subtle flavor but can hold its own against delicate flavorings. Mild dishes like seafood, melon, or salads are perfect.
TEA FOR CHOCOLATE
One of life’s great pleasures has to be relaxing with a delicious cup of tea and some equally delicious chocolate. But did you know you can enhance the experience even further by getting the combination just right?
Milk or white chocolate. Our bold black teas - Like Lipton Extra Strong - contrast gorgeously with the sweetness of milk or white chocolate.
Citrus dark chocolate. Citrus is a natural friend to Lemon Ginger Herbal offering so match this fragrant dark tea with citrusy dark chocolate and you’ll be in seventh heaven.
Fruit-filled chocolate. Combine one of our roasted teas - such as our Jasmine Green Tea – to discover the perfect couple.
At the end of the day, one of the best things about tea pairing is trying out different combinations and seeing what works best for you. It’s time to discover your inner tea sommelier.