Macaron and Taiwan Dong Fang Mei Ren. Reduces the sweetness of the macaron and makes them nice and chewy. The tea becomes even sweeter than it already is! 7 grams of tea on 500 ml 90 centigrade water. Infusion time of 1-1.5-2 minutes .
A simple tomato and mascarpone pasta, some Asiago on top and paired with a China Tie Guan Yin spring tea. 9 grams on 110 ml of water and infusion times of 20-20-30-35-40 seconds
@cornish.yarg a beautiful cheese made by Lynher Dairies and a Taiwan Dayuling. Brings out the nettles and makes the cheese even more complex.
During my visit to Simon Lèvelt I bought this combination: a fruity nougat and a Da Hong Pao Oolong. Nougat made the tea very fruity, tea reduces the sweetness of the nougat and enhanced the nutty tones. 8 grams of tea in my gaiwan (they sell great ones at their shops), 110 ml of 90 degrees Celsius water and steeping times of 25-20-25-30-35-40-45 seconds.
Cacao butter from Ecuador, milk chocolate from Madagascar and 90% pure chocolate from Panama. Taiwan Aged Oolong (10 years old) is the winner with all three options. 9 grams of tea on 110 ml of boiling water. 30-45-60-60-70-80 seconds
100% Rwanda chocolate and a China Duck Shit Ya Shi Xiang. 10 grams on 500 ml 80 centigrade water for 1 minute. Enhances the fruity flavour in the chocolate and sweet notes in the tea!
Grilled zucchini and a China Anxi Tie Guan Yin Qing Xiang. 2 grams of tea directly in the glass, 95 centigrade water and just keep adding water.
Dumplings and China Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong. 9 grams of tea, 110 ml of 85 centigrade water. Breaks the fatty mouthfeel and enhances umami flavour
Rocky road and a roasted Tie Guan Yin. 7 grams of tea, 110 ml 95 centigrade water. Infusion time 10-5-10-15-20-20 seconds. Enhances caramel tones in both rocky road as the roasted Tie Guan Yin