The Ultimate Indulgence: Tea and Chocolate Pairing Experience

The Ultimate Indulgence: Tea and Chocolate Pairing Experience

Hello, dear tea and chocolate enthusiasts! Have you ever thought about pairing your favorite cup of tea with a delightful piece of chocolate? If not, then you're in for a delicious surprise. Today, we're diving into a luxurious world of flavors by pairing three of our specialty teas with hand-made chocolates. The key here is to find the harmony between the two, enhancing both your tea-drinking and chocolate-eating experience. Be sure to check out the tasting wheel graphics for a visual explosion of these flavor profiles, and find your own nuances and flavors during the experience.

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Genmaicha Tea | Genmaicha Hazelnut Dark Chocolate

The Pairing: Our Genmaicha tea, sometimes known as "popcorn tea," is a famous blend of green tea and toasted brown rice. We found its perfect match in Genmaicha Hazelnut Dark Chocolate, which features the same toasty, nutty notes.

Flavor Profile: The toasted rice in the Genmaicha tea brings out the earthy, roasty notes in the dark chocolate, while the nuttiness of the hazelnut adds depth to the overall taste.

Why it Works: The complementary toasted flavors merge to create a comforting, warm sensation that’s perfect for a cozy night in. Genmaicha tea's subtle vegetal notes also cut through the rich, creaminess of the dark chocolate.

Gingerzest with Lemongrass Tea | Strawberry Ginger Chocolate

The Pairing: Imagine the zesty aroma of ginger paired with the playful tang of lemongrass. Now, add a bar of Strawberry Ginger chocolate into the mix. Excited yet? Check out our Ginger Zest with Lemongrass tea here.

Flavor Profile: The ginger in the tea complements the spiciness found in the chocolate, while the lemongrass adds an aromatic, citrusy contrast that makes the strawberry pop. 

Why it Works: Ginger's spicy kick enhances the tart sweetness of the strawberry, while the lemongrass brings balance with its herbal notes.

Assam Tea | Espresso Raspberry Chocolate

The Pairing: Last but certainly not least, we have the robust, malty Assam tea paired with an Espresso Raspberry Chocolate bar. This is a match made for the bold at heart.

Flavor Profile: Assam's rich, malty notes match wonderfully with the robust, dark flavors of espresso in the chocolate. The raspberry adds a fruity surprise, tying the strong flavors together.

Why it Works: The deep flavors of ASSAM tea and espresso chocolate mutually enhance each other, while the raspberry provides a refreshing counterpoint, preventing flavor fatigue.

Use the flavor wheels below to help guide your individual tasting experience:

Tea Flavor Wheeltea flavor wheel

By pairing tea and chocolate, you not only get to enjoy each one more but you also venture into a sensory experience that’s rich and fulfilling. Try these pairings out and let us know your thoughts. Until then, happy sipping and nibbling!

Feeling inspired? Try more teas and chocolate flavors at our café in Connecticut or shop online for these delectable combinations. Remember, life is like a cup of tea, it's all in how you make it—or in this case, how you pair it! Cheers to your health and wellness. 🍵🍫

Want to learn more? Additional resources:

  1. "The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook: A Guide to Enjoying the World's Best Teas" by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss — for information on tea types and their characteristics.
  2. "The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs" by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg — for general flavor pairing guidelines.


  1. Chocolate Tasting Wheel  - Barry Callebaut
  2. Tea Tasting Wheel - Chatime

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