Afternoon Tea is a firmly established dining tradition. Today’s diners though aren’t just looking for sandwiches and scones to have while they sip their tea, they’re looking for a tantalising journey of taste. So take a tip from fine-dining restaurants and introduce a Tea Pairings menu. Complementing your finest tea selections with delectable desserts will lift your Afternoon Tea from mundane to memorable and give guests a dining experience that is engaging, interesting and delicious.
DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE AND PURE BLACK CEYLON
This pairing punches a powerful flavour profile. The strong black tea an equal, yet mouth-quenching, match for the rich, slightly bitter chocolate cake. The crumbly sponge, creamy filling and vibrant tea work together to deliver an intense and satisfying taste.
LEMON CRÈME BRÛLÉE AND CLASSIC EARL GREY
Silky, fragrant and utterly devourable is the only way to describe the coupling of Earl Grey tea and Lemon Crème Brûlée. The light, airy dessert with its gentle lemon freshness is pleasantly complemented by the citrusy tones of the tea.
DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES AND GREEN TEA & INTENSE MINT
Mint and dark chocolate is a classic and delicious combination. The taste journey from intense, decadent and bitter dark chocolate to slightly salty green tea, and finally, refreshing spearmint is one diners will love.
ALMOND BAKLAVA AND CAMOMILE & HONEY
Camomile and honey are favourite choices as ingredients for baklava syrups, but in this pairing, it’s the sweet, aromatic tea that gives the sugary contrast to the crunchy, nutty baklava. Tasty, textural and made for Afternoon Tea.
NUTTY CHOCOLATE BROWNIES & FOREST FRUITS
The tart, fragrant flavours of strawberries, cherries, redcurrants and raspberries are fresh and tangy, and the perfect contrast to the earthy, nutty chocolate brownie. A combination so moreish, your guests will be asking for more.
VANILLA MACARONS AND DELICATE MINT
This dainty pairing is all about softness and subtlety. The crispy, pleasant-tasting Vanilla Macaron is gently enlivened by the delicate mint flavour of this tea. The perfect transition from sandwiches to dessert.
Are you a Food & Beverage manager, responsible for buying tea for your professional establisment? Contact the tea specialist closest to you for more information.
Johannesburg | Nelspruit
082 462 2222
Durban | Bloemfontein
060 980 9440
Cape Town | Port Elizabeth | George
082 466 8446
Available exclusively through our tea specialist trade partner, Del Trade.