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Tea & Toast: Pairing Food With Tea

Tea & Toast: Pairing Food With Tea | Stash Tea

Artfully pairing tea with food can add a beautiful dimension to both the tea and food being served, enhancing one’s entire dining experience.

We’ve put together a list of foods that we’ve paired with our teas for you to enjoy at home. You can also substitute our suggestions for teas that are similar in flavor. For example, our Ceylon New Vithanakande Estate can be swapped for the Ceylon Kenilworth Estate!

The most versatile tea to pair with any food or dessert is Darjeeling. It goes well with just about everything; perhaps that’s another reason it deserves to be called the champagne of teas.


Tea and Chicken Pairings

Chicken and tea

The flavor of chicken pairs well with bold, hearty teas.

Spicy Chicken Dishes with Curry or Ginger

Chicken with Lemon


Turkey and tea


Beef and tea

Hearty beef dishes balance nicely with bold black teas, dark oolongs, and Darjeelings.


Tea and Egg Pairings

Eggs, Quiche and tea

A staple in most kitchens, the egg is a versatile ingredient that pairs wonderfully to a strong, full-bodied cup of tea.


Pork and tea

Ham and Tea


Lamb and tea


Fish, Seafood and tea

Seafood pairs nicely with toasty greens, mild smoky teas, and floral green oolongs.


Barbecued Meats and tea

Throwing a summer BBQ party? Don’t forget the tea! Our recommendations are great hot or iced.


Tea and Antipasto Pairings

Antipasto and tea

When tea time and pre-dinner snacking collide.

Salami, Olives, Cheese, Artichoke Hearts, etc.


Just as wine and cheese go hand-in-hand, tea too, makes for a wonderful cheese-platter accompaniment. Treat your guests to a new and delectable hors d’oeuvre experience!

Tea and Soup Pairings

Soup and tea

Winter weather means we’re craving the warmth of comfort food! There's nothing better suited to a cold day than some wonderful hot soup and tea.

Cream Soup


Vegetables or Vegetarian and tea


Mushrooms and tea

For the mushroom, we like to play against its earthy, savory flavors with flavorful teas, whether they’re malty, smoky, or bold!


Tea and Dessert Pairings

Desserts and tea

Just when you thought dessert couldn’t get any better! When served alongside the perfect pairing, tea will only enhance your after-dinner sweet.


Spiced Desserts (such as Carrot Cake or Pumpkin Pie)

Creamy Desserts (such as Crème Brûlée, Cheesecake, Custard)

Fruity Desserts with Apples, Apricot, Peach, Pear, Berries

Minty Desserts

Nutty Desserts (such as Pecan Pie or Walnut Bars)

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