4 Tea and Cake Pairings You’ll Adore
Is there a better pair than tea and cake? Whether you're a tea enthusiast or a cake lover, choosing the right tea flavour to go with your favourite cakes makes all the difference in bringing out the texture of the cakes and the brightness of the tea. If you're hoping to indulge yourself with teas and cakes, choose a pairing that will tantalise your taste buds. And to help you out, we’ve put together a list of the best four tea and cake pairings that you'll surely adore! From sweet and fruity flavours to rich and decadent treats, these tea and cake combinations will leave you wanting more.
1. Black Tea and Dark Chocolate Cake
Black teas have robust flavours and are incredibly bitter. Given this bold flavour, black teas pair well with dark chocolate cakes that are just as bold in terms of their flavour profile. Perfectly matching the intensity of the black tea, dark chocolate makes for a good match with this bitter tea, leaving you with a very smooth mouthfeel. If you have Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea at home, pair it with Pâtisserie CLÉ’s Noisette. Imagine layers of dark chocolate sponge cake, hazelnut, and crunchy milk chocolate that are topped with a 64% dark chocolate ganache and dark chocolate mousse - truly complementing the distinct taste of the black tea.
2. Oolong Tea and Vanilla Sponge Cake
Light oolong teas have a strong floral flavour, almost similar to green teas. If you prefer drinking tea with intricate flavours, such as oolong tea, it's best to pair it with pastries such as a vanilla sponge cake or Pâtisserie CLÉ’s Marble Cake. This way, the combination of flavours from the oolong tea and the fluffy and light texture of the vanilla sponge cake gives you a flavour combination that works well together. Light oolong tea is also great to pair with fragrant desserts such as the Lemon Meringue Tart because the floral taste of oolong tea is complemented by the citrus flavours of the lemon meringue tart.
Dark oolong teas, on the other hand, give you much more room to experiment on which cakes or desserts to pair with it. The bold and smoky flavour makes dark oolong tea a perfect accompaniment to cakes that have hints of citrus or cinnamon such as apple pies or cranberry cheesecakes.
3. White Tea and Strawberry Cake
White teas are delicate and light when drunk with their silky and subtle flavours, making it difficult to find the perfect dessert to pair with it. If you drink it with an intense dessert such as dark chocolate cakes, it will overpower the tea’s flavour to the point that the white tea may taste like water.
You’ll be able to enjoy the white tea's natural sweetness when you pair it with fruity desserts. Strawberry cakes such as Pâtisserie CLÉ’s Pink Lady is a great accompaniment to white tea, as the fruity tang of the strawberries and the kick from the vodka-soaked lychees add more depth to the tea’s delicate taste. Fruity desserts such as the Mango Berry Tart or the Blueberry Rose Tart are also great to pair with a cup of white tea because the zesty flavours of these tarts won’t overshadow the tea’s natural sweetness. You can also enjoy this tea with light and flaky desserts such as croissants and pastries as these desserts won’t suppress the delicacy of white tea flavours.
4. Green Tea and Lemon Meringue Tart
When you take a sip of green tea, vibrant and earthy flavours await your palate. Since green tea has a rich earthy taste, you can pair it with the Lemon Meringue Tart from Pâtisserie CLÉ. The luscious texture and tangy flavour of the lemon cream doesn’t overwhelm the full taste of the tea, making this dessert the perfect companion for a cup of green tea.
You can enjoy your favourite green tea with a warm buttery croissant if you prefer something lighter. This pair is an effortless match because of how well the flavours are balanced. You’ll be able to enjoy your green tea with the flaky and satisfying pastry, as you won’t be overwhelmed with too much sweetness.
Pair Your Favourite Tea with Desserts from Pâtisserie CLÉ
Finding the perfect, delectable cake to pair with your tea preference will elevate the experience of enjoying desserts. When searching for cakes to drink with your favourite tea, you don’t have to look far. Pâtisserie CLÉ’s is a French cake shop that offers online cake delivery in Singapore. Whether you want to try our dark chocolate cake or our unique tart creations, you can order them online and we’ll deliver them for free for a minimum purchase of $100. Have questions about how you can order our chocolate cakes, tarts, and other French desserts? You can send us a message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.