Here is a list of different food combinations that should be paired with different varieties of tea.

Tea is one of the most popular hot beverage that is enjoyed by people around the globe. In many cultures, tea is not considered just a beverage but is an important part of the meal. Read on to know about the ideal food combinations that go with each kind of tea.

White tea

This tea has a very light flavor and thus should be paired with preparations of mild flavors such as basic salads and grilled fish. You can also enjoy it with salty pistachios to enjoy the sweetness of white tea.

Rooibos tea

Rooibos tea goes very well with chicken and blue cheese. Apart from that, you can also balance it beautifully with lightly salted snacks.

Oolong tea

This tea has a distinctive strong and earthy flavor that goes really well with savory preparations such as grilled meats and fish. It helps to neutralize the oiliness and greasiness of meat preparations.

Iced tea

Iced tea prepared with real green leaves is best combined with any light vegetarian meal or salad.

Green tea


This tea with subtle taste and light flavor tastes best when combined with seafood and vegetable preparations. Some green tea such as Chinese green tea has a light smoky flavor and pairs really well with fried food preparations such as stir-fried or pan-fried meats.

Matcha tea

It has a subtle flavor and pairs really well with pancakes and light flavored fish or seafood preparations.

Ginger tea


This tea has a bit of zing that mingles nicely with most of the traditional Chinese dish such as steamed buns and dumplings.

Black tea

This tea has a very strong taste and can be served along with breakfast meal where preparations like cheese omelet, grilled cheese sandwich, and other hearty food preparations are served. Fruity black tea can also be served with light chocolate desserts.