Dark chocolate pairs seamlessly with several black teas. This is the case with Grand Yunnan Imperial and its honeyed notes which combine perfectly with the intensity of dark chocolate. For a extra gourmet touch, you can also prepare a Thé des Gourmets with ample almond glints or a Montagne Bleue, a flavoured black tea blending honeyed, lavender, strawberry and rhubarb notes. Finally, for a tone pairing, opt for a Jukro, a tea which reveals gourmet cocoa and vanilla notes.
Try out a fruity pairing with La Poire, a pure delight which combines the freshness of a Mao Feng green tea with the sweet taste and caramelised hints of pears. The Thé des Moines also pairs perfectly with milk chocolate thanks to its gourmet citrus and candied notes. For a complementary, innovative combination, you can prepare Bancha Hojicha, a roasted green tea with woody aromas, or a Genmaicha Yama with its soft roasted notes.
The sweetness of white chocolate pairs well with the fruity and floral notes of the famous Thé du Hammam. Its Rooibosversion is another sweet option. You could also choose the Dong Ding, a subtle oolong with a floral, vegetal and buttery flavour. It makes for a balanced, subtle pairing with the smoothness of white chocolate. Finally, Blue of London, a bergamot black tea from Yunnan, is the perfect pairing for chocolate.