Do you love the warm and comforting taste of masala chai tea? Made from a blend of black tea, and aromatic spices like ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon, this popular beverage is a staple in households all over the world. But did you know that you can elevate the taste of your cup of chai by pairing it with different types of food? That's right! In this guide, you'll learn how to discover the perfect food pairs for your masala chai tea.
Start your tea and food pairing journey by exploring the sweet and savory options available. Here are some of the best foods to pair with chai that will bring out the full flavor of this delicious beverage.
- Indulge in Milk Chocolate: The warm and spicy notes of masala chai pair perfectly with milk chocolate. The sweetness of the chocolate balances out the tea’s spices, creating a delicious and decadent treat. For an amped-up combination, try chai with coffee, such as our Dirty Chai. The spices and notes combined with both chocolate and coffee make for an irresistible pairing.
- Enjoy Spiced Cookies: Cookies flavored with spices such as clove, ginger, and star anise complement the flavors of masala chai tea. The spices in the tea and cookies are brought together to create a warm and comforting snack. Our 11 Spices Chai makes for a perfect match.
- Savor a Fruit Cake: The rich and fruity flavors of a fruitcake match the flavors of our Dirty Chai. The fruit in the cake brings out the sweetness of the tea, while the spices in the tea complement the spices in the cake.
- Bite into Samosas: Masala chai and samosas are a classic pair in Indian cuisine. The spicy and savory flavors of the samosas balance the sweet and spicy notes of the tea, creating a delicious combination. Traditional Indian spiced food is also luxurious when paired with unique flavor notes, such as exotic dried rose and spices such as nutmeg and turmeric found in our Saffron Masala Tea. It’s an authentic chai flavor particularly enjoyed in the Northern part of India - Kashmir.
- Add Chutneys to Your Cup: Chutneys, such as mint or coriander, add a burst of flavor to your cup of chai. The sweetness of the chutneys complements the spices in the tea, making for a tasty and satisfying snack.
- Pair with Spicy Curries: For a filling meal, pair your cup of masala chai with a spicy curry. The heat from the curry balances the sweet and spicy notes of the tea, creating a delicious and enjoyable meal.
- Cheese and Crackers: The sweetness of the tea balances the saltiness of cheese and crackers, making for a delicious snack. The spices in the tea also complement the flavors of the cheese, making this pairing a perfect match.
By exploring different tea pairings, you’ll discover new and exciting ways to enjoy your cup of masala chai. Don't be afraid to get creative and try out new combinations, you never know what amazing flavors you might discover.
In conclusion, pairing your cup of masala chai with different types of food can enhance the flavor of this beloved beverage. Whether you're in the mood for a sweet snack like milk chocolate or a savory meal like a spicy curry, there's a perfect food pair out there for you. So go ahead, and start your tea and food pairing journey today!