Mint Food & Teas
Jan 23, 2021
Ritual & Secrets of Mint Tea
Food & Tea Pairing with Mint
Maison NANA1807 magnifies the art of Mint Tea by associating it with the culinary art. Ancestral arts enshrined in a daily ritual, a moment of sharing and a symbol of hospitality.
Matching dishes with table drinks is at the heart of any great dining experience. A very large literature describes experiences and advice on the marriage of food and wine.
For various reasons, Tea has never had as much exploration and exposure as in recent years.
The Mint tea being the favorite flavored tea in France, Maison NANA1807 invites great chefs to combine their talent with the authentic tastes of our Mint Teas.
In order to support them in this process, the know-how on food and wine pairings also applies to Mint Tea pairings. There are a few differences to take into account, such as the added dimension of heat for Mint Tea , which can play an important role in mouthfeel (think about the impact of heat on soft cheeses or chocolate on your palate).
The lack of acidity in Mint Tea is offset by the tannins and astringency of some Mint Teas .
In the world of wine, pairing by origin (what grows on the terroir, agrees with excellence) is a respected principle.
At Maison NANA1807, we retain this principle and look for particular terroirs for the Mints that we blend with Great Teas . In this, the field of possibilities is almost unlimited…
Imagine that there are over 400 varieties of Mints and several thousand different Teas in the world. Cooking styles around the world offer you food pairings and Mint Teas beyond your imagination.
At Maison NANA1807, we consider that the ideal scenario is to taste and determine these pairings for yourself!
Thus, Maison NANA1807 invites you to forget your past experiences of Mint tea for this subtle exercise. Instead, observe the dominant or subtle aspects of the aromas and flavors of each of our Mint Teas .
Once you identify these elements, they can be combined for compatibility, contrast or balance with your current mood. The best pairings often go hand in hand on several levels.
In a future section of our blog, entitled " Mouima's recipes ", Maison NANA1807 will reveal the secrets of certain dishes that go perfectly with an excellent Mint .
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