Tea and chocolate are delightful on their own, and they’re even better together! Over the past few years, we’ve learned a lot about which flavors pair well from hosting Tea + Chocolate pairings at the tea shop.
Of course, everyone has their own palate and favorite combinations, but we’ve seen some common themes. White chocolate pairs well with most teas. This was a surprise to us and our customers. The white chocolate adds sweetness to the teas and still lets their unique flavors come through. Milk chocolate is similar to white chocolate but with deeper chocolate notes.
Dark chocolate can be hit or miss. Sometimes it works with darker teas, and often it overwhelms the lighter teas like white and green teas. Chocolates with dried fruit, salted almonds, coconut, and other flavors are also fun to try with tea, although we recommend pairing them with a straight teas first. Sometimes with a flavored tea you can get so many flavors going on that the combination ends up muddy and none of the flavors stand out.
We hope you enjoy tea and chocolate pairings as much as we do! In honor of Valentine's Day, you can enjoy pairing four teas and four chocolate truffles in the Valentine's Tea + Truffle set.