Sumitta wrote:The problem with tea is that there isn't a compliment food for it... Subpar Lipton black, white or green tea is horribly bitter. It only tastes good with lots of cream and sweetener.
Au conrtraire!! There are only a few countries that don't pair tea with all sorts of meals. The US happens to be one of those, but we change our patterns pretty frequently. 20 years ago very few people were drinking wine with dinner either. Globally tea is FAR more popular than coffee. I don't think the failure is in the leaf.
Tea, depending on the type, pairs marvelously with everything from spicy Spanish dishes to rich Italian pastas to traditional American meat and potatoes. Eduction in this country is lacking, but the first step is to overcome the perception that tea is bitter and requires sweeteners and milk. A quality tea prepared correctly - black, oolong, green or white is most decidedly NOT bitter - and this is where the Adagio Retail Store finds its mission. Introducing people to quality tea!