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Tea Pairing with food.

Postby Cyphre » Dec 2nd, '10, 14:07

What Teas match with what foods? Like Wine, you can drink the same tea with everything but some teas work better with some foods. What are some of your suggestions for a type of tea with a type of food? I like the basic Green tea/brown rice tea with Sushi.
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby IPT » Dec 2nd, '10, 14:09

I personally don't tend to drink tea with my food. I do in the restaurants when they serve tea, but it's tea in name only. I call it "Chashui" which translates as tea colored water. I'd rather drink tea when I can sit and enjoy it without my palate being polluted with food flavors.
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby teaisme » Dec 2nd, '10, 14:52

lots of blacks pair well with different deserts and butter biscuits
I enjoy oolong with fruits too
sencha with sweets like mochi and other japanese confections
Wuyis that are thick and sweet brewed strong with the right mix of spicy food can be interesting.

Usually I just enjoy tea by itself though. I like to keep my hands clean and not get crumbs and sugar all over, or get my cups all oily or confuse the taste of the tea I have focused on.
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby TwoPynts » Dec 2nd, '10, 16:04

I agree with the others that quality tea is best enjoyed on it's own. For Japanese meals, I like either genmaicha or mugicha. Standard black iced tea is an acceptable accompaniment for most American fare and many other foods.
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby Chip » Dec 2nd, '10, 17:03

TwoPynts wrote:I agree with the others that quality tea is best enjoyed on it's own. For Japanese meals, I like either genmaicha or mugicha. Standard black iced tea is an acceptable accompaniment for most American fare and many other foods.

Sounds good to me ... :mrgreen:
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby David R. » Dec 2nd, '10, 18:21

Shu puerh with cheese (Comté, Cantal.)
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby nickE » Dec 2nd, '10, 18:44

David R. wrote:Shu puerh with cheese (Comté, Cantal.)

Oooh! I rarely, if ever, pair tea with food but that sounds really good!
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby IPT » Dec 2nd, '10, 21:25

That does sound good.
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby edkrueger » Dec 3rd, '10, 09:42

My preferences for food with Japanese teas:
Konacha - Sushi
Yanagi - Ramen/Udon
Genmaicha - Donburi
Hojicha - Yakitori and other meaty meals including steak
Gyokuro/sencha/matcha - tea sweets if anything
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby fdrx » Dec 3rd, '10, 10:45

Shu puerh with cheese (Comté, Cantal.)


Laguiole too? :wink:
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby IPT » Dec 3rd, '10, 12:28

fdrx wrote:
Shu puerh with cheese (Comté, Cantal.)


Laguiole too? :wink:



Oh come on! Now you're just being mean! We don't have cheese here and I miss it terribly!
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby Cyphre » Dec 3rd, '10, 14:54

We have a truffle cheese here. I think it is basicly a parm with truffle inside. It went really well with a Dan Cong.
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby entropyembrace » Dec 3rd, '10, 15:03

tea-food pairing of the day....

Mangaro Estate Noir 65% (chocolate) with early 90´s Baozhong :wink:
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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby Herb_Master » Dec 3rd, '10, 19:35

fdrx wrote:
Shu puerh with cheese (Comté, Cantal.)


Laguiole too? :wink:


And what better than a Laguiole knife to pick away at your Pu Beengs and Bricks?

http://www.laguiole-france.com/index.php?module=Produits&id=1071743850

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Re: Tea Pairing with food.

Postby David R. » Dec 3rd, '10, 21:18

Herb_Master wrote:And what better than a Laguiole knife to pick away at your Pu Beengs and Bricks?


I'd say a good oyster knife. :wink:
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