Celebrate Mother’s Day with a festive spring tea party! Plan your celebration with these helpful tips and delicious vegan dessert recipes and tea pairings!
Photos, vegan dessert recipes and tea pairings featured above are as follows: Breakfast Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, Gluten Free Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cake, Easy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies, Soy-Free Vegan Blueberry Muffins, Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies, Vegan Hazelnut Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting
With the warmer spring weather and festivities this time of year brings, it is the perfect season for a lovely spring tea party! Whether you are hosting a bridal or baby shower, honoring Mom for Mother’s Day, or simply want to get together for a relaxing afternoon with friends; a tea party, with vegan dessert recipes and tea pairings, is a fun way to celebrate almost any occasion!
When planning your tea party, you’ll of course want to have a colorful tea pot and tea cups and saucers on hand; but a delicious menu selection and carefully selected tea pairings is a must. Just like you would carefully select the perfect bottle of wine to pair with dinner, different varieties of tea can help complement different flavors and textures found in food.
For example, creamy desserts, such as cheesecake, mousse or creme brulee go well with black teas. Black teas such as, Darjeeling or Earl Grey, typically have stronger, more robust flavors and aromas that pair well with these creamy, luscious desserts.
Fruit desserts, such as pie, cobbler or fresh fruit served with whipped cream; should be paired with a lighter tea with hints of floral or other herbal infusions. Consider serving white tea or chamomile tea with these types of desserts.
For chocolate lovers, serve smooth, grassy green teas; since the slight nutty or toasted flavor enhances intense, rich chocolate desserts. Or you can serve dark chocolate desserts with black teas, because they have similar bold and robust flavor profiles.
And if light, citrusy desserts are more your thing, then you’ll want to serve a full-bodied tea with hints of citrus, such as Earl Grey Tea. Citrus desserts can also be paired with earthy green teas, which will complement the tangy citrus flavors.
Now that you know how to pair desserts with tea; you can host a picturesque spring tea party to celebrate any occasion!
For more tea party menu inspiration, check out the vegan dessert recipes and tea parings below (click on the photo or link below the photo to view the recipe)!
10 Vegan Dessert Recipes and Tea Pairings:
Tea Pairing: Earl Grey Black Tea
Tea Pairing: Vanilla Cinnamon Chai Black Tea
Tea Pairing: Chamomile Vanilla Bean Herbal Infusion
Tea Paring: Darjeeling Black Tea
Tea Pairing: Orange Blossom Special
Tea Pairing: Toothless Tiger Rooibos Chai