Tea and snacks have long been a popular combination, enjoyed by people all around the world. From the traditional British afternoon tea to the Indian chai and samosas, tea and snacks offer a delicious and satisfying way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The comforting warmth of a steaming cup of tea paired with a delicious snack is a simple pleasure that can brighten your otherwise mundane day. In this article, we will explore the wonderful world of spring flush tea and snacks, including some classic combinations as well as some unique and creative pairings.
- Cakes: Spring flush teas have a light and floral aroma. Complement it with a cake that doesn't overpower the taste of the tea, but rather enhances it with a subtle yet flavorful undertone. You can pair your cup of tea with citrus cakes such as lemon cake and orange chiffon cake. The tartness of the citrus fruits is mellowed down by the delicate floral flavour of the tea. These cakes have a tangy undertone which balances perfectly with the refreshing spring flush tea. Alternatively, vanilla sponge cakes or a berry-based cake such as strawberry shortcake or pound cake can be good choices. The fluffy and airy texture of the cakes perfectly complement the floral notes of the tea. You can also choose frosted cakes such as vanilla buttercream, raspberry cream cheese and lemon curd.
- Cheese toasts: Cheese toasts do not overpower the tea's delicate and aromatic flavours. Instead, let the tea shine through. Cheese toasts are crispy and savoury and can be enjoyed with different toppings such as jalapenos, bell peppers, olives and onions for extra flavours. You can also dip the toast in different sauces and chutneys for the added kick of flavour.
- Samosas: This traditional Indian snack is often paired with tea and has gained worldwide recognition. Samosas are normally spicy and tend to overpower the light aromatic spring flush tea. To avoid this, choose samosas with lighter fillings such as paneer or cheese. Take bites in between sips so it cleanses your palate and the flavour of the tea is not lost amidst the spice of the samosa.
- Paneer Pakoras: Paneer pakoras are an easy and quick snack idea to pair with your evening spring flush tea. Indians usually like to pair deep-fried snacks with their tea and paneer pakora is no exception. The cottage cheese is coated in a batter that gives it a crispy exterior while keeping the interior soft and chewy. Serve them with colourful and tangy dips on the side such as green mint chutney, spiced yoghurt dip or simple tomato ketchup.
- Vadas: Vadas are a delectable snack made by deep-frying a batter of lentils, flour and spices. These crispy delights are typically served with a variety of dips and chutneys, making them a perfect snack to pair with spring flush tea.
- Home-made biscuits: Whether you prefer classic chocolate chip cookies or buttery shortbread biscuits, there is nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked goodies to enhance the tea-drinking experience. The combination of tea and homemade baked items is a time-honoured tradition that brings people together and creates a comforting and indulgent experience.
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