10 Vegan Dessert Recipes and Tea Pairings

Posted by Heather Hunsaker Haan on 23rd Apr 2018

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 CrispGluten Free Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed CakeEasy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies, Soy-Free Vegan Blueberry MuffinsLemon Lavender Shortbread CookiesVegan 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:

GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN LEMON POPPY SEED CAKE

1. Gluten Free Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cake {via Rhian’s Recipes}

Tea Pairing: Earl Grey Black Tea

BREAKFAST STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP

2. Breakfast Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp - Vegan and Gluten Free {via Kitchen Concoctions}

Tea Pairing: White Peony White Tea or Machu Peach-U White Tea

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies

3. Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies - Vegan {via A Virtual Vegan}

Tea Pairing: Chamomile Vanilla Bean Herbal Infusion or Lavender Vanilla Earl Grey Black Tea

EASY VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

4. Easy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies {via Baker Bettie}

Tea Pairing: Jasmine Blossom Green Tea or Brandy Oolong

Easy Skinny Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

5. Easy Skinny Overnight Cinnamon Rolls - Vegan and Gluten Free {via A Mindful Mom}

Tea Pairing: Vanilla Cinnamon Chai Black Tea

SOY-FREE VEGAN BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

6. Soy-Free Vegan Blueberry Muffins {via Stetted}

Tea Pairing: Chamomile Vanilla Bean Herbal Infusion

GLUTEN FREE VEGAN CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

7. Gluten Free and Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes {via The Loopy Whisk

Tea Pairing: English Breakfast Black Tea or Mint Chocolate Black Tea

VEGAN CHEESECAKE WITH SALTED CARAMEL FUDGE SAUCE

8. Vegan Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Fudge Sauce – Vegan and Gluten Free {via Loving It Vegan}

Tea Paring: Darjeeling Black Tea

Vegan Gluten Free Morning Glory Muffins

9. Vegan and Gluten Free Morning Glory Muffins {via Delightful Adventures}

Tea Pairing: Orange Blossom Special

VEGAN HAZELNUT CARROT CAKE WITH CASHEW CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

10. Vegan Hazelnut Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting {via Veganosity}

Tea Pairing: Toothless Tiger Rooibos Chai


This article featuring 10 Vegan Dessert Recipes and Tea Pairings was written by Heather Haan of Kitchen Concoctions. Heather has spent most of her life developing and concocting recipes inspired by the rich southern traditions and flavors she grew up with. She is passionate about food, travel and cooking and enjoys sharing this passion; as well as stories about life in Texas, on her blog Kitchen Concoctions. You can also find Heather online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest