Mother’s Day is on its way, and as you contemplate how to celebrate– might I suggest an intimate tea party for the two of you? Most mother’s would love nothing more than to sit and enjoy a conversation with their daughter. Boil up some delicious green tea or chai tea, then invite mom over for some one-on-one time! Do you know what goes well with tea? Organic chocolate pairs with tea excellently!
This Mother’s Day, Green & Black’s Organic is inviting you to celebrate mom with a ‘hot’ new trend; pairing organic chocolate with organic teas for a one-of-a-kind taste experience.
Taste Specialist, Brandt Maybury, says, “What I love best about pairing chocolate and tea together is how the union of two very classic, incredibly comforting tastes can provide such a unique experience with minimal effort.”
By exploring complementary flavours there are an endless number of tasting possibilities.
Green & Black’s Organic Milk paired with Green Tea
The soothing and earthy flavours of green tea can be elevated when paired with rich, creamy milk chocolate. “The creaminess of our milk chocolate offers the perfect balance to the dry tannins in the tea, allowing the flavours to come together beautifully,” says Maybury.
Green & Black’s Organic Hazelnut & Currant paired with Chai Tea
Those with a taste for adventure appreciate Chai teas as they often feature aromatic spices like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and cardamom. Maybury recommends complementing these exotic flavours with Green & Black’s Organic Hazelnut and Currant bar: “These warming flavours work perfectly with the hazelnuts and currants, as well as our cocoa rich dark chocolate, leaving you with fond memories of spiced festive treats from the holiday season.”
Green & Black’s Organic Dark 85% paired with Peppermint Tea
Fans of herbal teas can also enjoy delicious chocolate pairings. “The bold flavours found in mint tea requires a chocolate such as Green & Black’s Organic Dark 85% that is packed full of cocoa solids, giving a full-bodied chocolate taste,” explains Maybury. “The extra cocoa butter and vanilla in this bar provide extra body and creaminess to the tea. Enjoying the two together is the ultimate dessert experience.”
Green & Black’s Organic Ginger paired with Earl Grey Tea
One of Maybury’s favourite combinations! “The black tea leaves of Earl Grey are infused with the citrus flavours of bergamot, which play brilliantly with the spiciness found in the crystallized ginger pieces of
Green & Black’s Organic Ginger bar. These flavours help to really bring out the fruitiness in our dark chocolate.”
Start a delicious family tradition this Mother’s Day by trying any one of these chocolate and tea pairings or get creative with your own combinations. From the richest milk chocolate to the most intense dark chocolate,
Green & Black’s Organic tantalizes the taste buds with bold and scrumptious flavours. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day indulgence and a sweet way to say ‘thank you.’
Chocolate and Tea Tasting Tips
As everyone’s palette is unique, the same chocolate and tea tasting experience can be completely different for each person. When matching aromas and flavours, there are no rules. However, there are steps you can take to ensure your tasting experience is as special and enjoyable as possible.
- To protect your chocolate and tea, store in a cool, dry place away from other food items with strong flavours or smells to ensure the do not absorb any ambient flavours.
- Always start with fresh-drawn water brought to a rolling boil, then allow it to cool to the desired temperature before beginning to steep your tea leaves.
- Pre-heat your tea cups with additional boiling water to ensure tea is served nice and hot.
- Chocolate should be served at room temperature on a glass or china platter. Tempting as it may look, serving chocolate on the saucer of your tea cup may cause melting and impact your tasting experience.
- Begin by observing the look and smell of your tea and chocolate. To help detect the aroma of chocolate, pinch a small amount between your fingers.
- When tasting the chocolate, let the chocolate melt slightly on your tongue before biting into it.
- Try alternating which is first: a nibble of chocolate then tea, or a sip of tea then chocolate to release different tasting notes.
This Mother’s Day why not give mom a tea gift basket filled with a variety of Green & Black’s Organic chocolate and Tea Gallerie Tea (teagallerie.com.)
About Green & Black’s Organic
Established in 1991 in England, Green & Black’s Organic has grown to become a world leader in organic and Fair Trade chocolate and is committed to the creation of chocolate products that provide a taste experience like no other. Using only organically grown cocoa, sourced principally from the Dominican Republic, Green & Black’s Organic believes it’s possible to respect our earth while indulging in the best things it has to offer. To find out more about Green & Black’s Organic products and values, visit www.greenandblacks.co.uk and www.facebook.com/GreenandBlacksCanada