Tea goes well with anything but to bring the best taste out of your tea, the key flavour notes in your tea make a world of difference. Who knew that distinct flavour profiles would play a part in choosing the right food or snack to enhance the aroma of the tea?
Well, since it’s crucial knowledge to elevate your appreciation of tea, we’ve put together a guide of three best ways to enjoy your choice selection of Marks & Spencer Tea.
1) Best Pairings With Green Tea
Sweet Jasmine Pearl Green Tea is one classic that everyone loves from Marks & Spencer. You’ll love it even more when this light and sweet green tea is paired with savoury sandwiches, jam or unsweetened pastries. Is there any occasion this tea isn’t ideal for?
If you’re looking to sip on something refreshing in the afternoon, Pure China Green Sencha is best enjoyed with fish or seafood. The fresh and robust flavour – with hints of grassiness – in this tea blends well with the savoury taste of seafood.
The all-new range of Marks & Spencer premium tea – including Sweet Jasmine Pearl Green Tea and Pure China Green Sencha – comes in tea pyramids designed to brew perfectly in a single cup.
Slightly smokier, Matcha Green Tea can find its perfect pairing in the unexpected, like something pan-fried or lightly stir-fried. Typically, smoky green teas are able to enhance the more intense flavours in potatoes and pizzas and neutralise the greasiness of fried food.
Unlike the smokier teas, the tinge of sweetness found in Earl Grey Green Tea makes the tea suitable to be served alongside fruit salads and whole wheat breads. It is also a perfect pick-me-up in the morning with its distinctive aroma.
Both Matcha Green Tea and Earl Grey Green Tea are some of the latest tea flavours from the Marks & Spencer tea range. They are naturally caffeine-free and some of them can be enjoyed chilled, especially as summer kicks into full swing.
2) Best Pairings With Purple Tea
Purple tea in itself is boldly flavoured, which makes it best to balance out the intense flavours in food like spicy Mexican food or barbequed skewers. Purple Tea with Blueberry not only accentuates the taste of these heavily flavoured food, it also elevates your much-needed tea break on a stressful midday.
3) Best Pairings With Exotic Flavoured Teas
The Bursting Blueberry, Pomegranate & Acai Berry is literally exploding with antioxidants and various vitamins. This mellow tea will leave a pleasant aftertaste that may have subtle hints of sourness which can be balanced out by pairing the tea with sweetened pastries or snacks.
Calm your senses with a smooth experience on your tastebuds as you take a few sips of Calming Lavender Limeflower & Camomile Tea. The camomile taste also becomes more pronounced when this soothing tea is paired with sweet treats, like a cookie.
Refreshing Cucumber Peppermint & Spirulina (tea bags) is indeed a breath of fresh air that brings a sense of novelty to tea-drinking. Nothing beats the medley of disparate flavours from the freshness of cucumbers and richness of Spirulina, which goes perfectly well with mildly-flavoured food such as fruity salads and melons.
Give us an iced Ultimate Mint Infusion Tea from Marks & Spencer and we are ready to conquer the world. The energetic tea when paired with bite-sized desserts transports us into a zesty state of mind with such a memorable combination.