Tea & Cheese

Like wine, tea is particularly well suited as an accompaniment to cheese: for each type of cheese there are different types of tea recommended.

Goat's cheese & Long Jing Impérial

A very good match, the cheese reveals more flavour and the tea becomes much less astringent.

The texture of the cheese becomes more melting with the warmth of the tea.

The tea’s mineral note is lessened, while nutty, vegetal notes come to the fore.

The tea tones down the animal note of the cheese and brings out its buttery, milky notes.


Tome de brebis & Butterfly of Taïwan

The cheese enhances the tea’s many notes: cooked apple, quince paste, candied citrus, honey and waxed wood.

Thanks to the tea, the cheese lingers for longer in the mouth.

This is a particularly flavoursome pairing.


Cantal vieux & Pu Erh Impérial

Infuse the tea normally in hot water, or leave it to cool to room temperature and keep in the teapot.

The Pu Erh’s woody, undergrowth and animal notes are a perfect complement to the Cantal Vieux.

The result is astonishingly rich and well balanced.


24 month old Comté & Nepal Mist Valley

This pairing brings out the fruity notes in both the cheese and the tea.

The cheese softens the tea’s astringent texture and makes it rounder.

In the mouth, the notes are less woody and reveal generous almond, floral and fruity flavours.


Pont-l'Evêque & Bancha Hojicha

The tea’s roasted, toasted note is softened by the cheese.

The tea develops plenty of fruity, jammy and woody notes.

Together, the tea and cheese bring out each other’s flavours.

The tea softens the cheese and accentuates its buttery, milky notes.


Fresh goat's cheese & Bao Zhong Premium

For this pairing, serve the tea after steeping it for six minutes, then remove the leaves and leave to cool for 30 minutes.

The tea does not overwhelm the cheese; on the contrary, it proves to be a subtle partner.

The tea’s vegetal, floral notes complement the milky, delicate animal notes of the cheese.

Our suggestions for Tea & Cheese pairings


Hard cheese

Tome de brebis, Cantal, Ossau-Iraty

  • Pu Erh Imperial
    Pu Erh Imperial
    Cooked Pu Erh tea from Yunnan, China
    €9.90 €9.90 / 100g
  • Butterfly of Taiwan
    Butterfly of Taiwan
    Oolong tea from Taiwan
  • Cooked cheese

    Comté, Beaufort

  • Darjeeling Margaret's Hope F.T.G.F.O.P Second Flush
    Darjeeling Margaret's Hope F.T.G.F.O.P Second Flush
    Black tea from Darjeeling, India
  • Pu Erh Imperial
    Pu Erh Imperial
    Cooked Pu Erh tea from Yunnan, China
    €9.90 €9.90 / 100g
  • Soft cheese

    Brie, Camembert, Pont-l'Evêque

  • Bancha Hojicha
    Bancha Hojicha
    Japanese green tea
  • Goat cheese

    Cabécou, Rocamadour, Crottin de Chavignol

  • Long Jing, China Green Tea - Palais des Thés
    Long Jing
    Green tea from Zhejiang, China
    €11.40 €13.70 / 100g
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