Valentine's Day is a celebration of love, a time to cherish and indulge in the finer things in life with your significant other. What better way to celebrate than by exploring the sophisticated and romantic world of tea and chocolate pairing?
Moychay.nl invites you to explore and to enjoy intricate flavors of premium teas together with with rich, nuanced notes of chocolates.
This article will guide you through the art of pairing, showcasing how to improve your taste experience and discover combinations that dance harmoniously together on your palate.
The Science of Pairing Tea with Chocolate
Pairing tea with chocolate isn't just about mixing flavors; it's an art that involves understanding and matching the complex profiles of both. The key lies in balancing the bitterness, sweetness, and aromatic components to create a symphony of flavors. For instance, the creaminess of white chocolate can be perfectly offset by the slight bitterness and nutty notes of a good Longjing Green Tea, creating a balance that enhances both elements.
Discovering the Perfect Pair
When it comes to finding the perfect tea and chocolate pairing, consider the intensity and dominant flavors of each component. The goal is to match them in such a way that one does not overpower the other, but rather, they complement and elevate each other's taste profiles.
White Chocolate and Tea Pairings
White chocolate, known for its creamy and sweet profile, finds its match in teas that introduce a refreshing contrast or a hint of bitterness. A vibrant Matcha or a delicately nutty Longjing Green Tea can create a luxurious texture and flavor profile when paired with white chocolate's richness.
Milk Chocolate and Tea Pairings
The smoothness of milk chocolate pairs wonderfully with a range of teas. A Taiwanese Black Tea or a Dark Gaba Tea can enhance the chocolate's flavor without the need for additional milk, offering a taste experience that's both rich and complex.
- Taiwanese Black Tea (Hong Yu Hong Cha)
- Red tea (Xinabin Yesheng, Lincang)
- Dark Gaba tea (Alishan Shou Gong, Mi Huan Gaba)
Dark Chocolate and Tea Pairings
The bold flavors of dark chocolate require teas that can stand up to its intensity. An Aged Sheng Puerh or a robust Yunnan black tea can accentuate the earthy notes of dark chocolate, while Wuishan Oolong like Bai Ji Guan introduces a delightful spectrum of flavors that complements dark chocolate's depth perfectly.
In a unique collaboration between Moychay.nl and Rita Carambole, a special tea and chocolate pairing box has been created. This box is designed to showcase the exquisite synergy between selected teas and chocolates, making it the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the connoisseur in your life.
You can order Tea and Chocolate pairing Box here. Limited quiantity.
Join us on Feb 17th at 17:00 for a special tea and chocolate pairing event in Amsterdam!
This journey will be guided by two renowned professionals dedicated to their crafts, offering you the chance to discover hidden flavor nuances and enhance your tasting skills- Sergey Shevelev and Rira Carambole.
Buy your tickets here.