Tea Ave might be a Vancouver-based company, but their delicious oolong teas have their roots, quite literally, in Taiwan.
The company’s brother and sister team, Jeff and Heidi Chen, were born and raised in Taiwan, where their love of Oolong was formed, and they source their fragrant teas directly from tea farms in their home country—one of the best places in the world for growing tea.
For today’s pairing, Tea Ave selected three of their favourite teas to complement our shortbread: Oriental Beauty, Ginger Lily Oolong and Rose Oolong.
Oriental Beauty and Sweet Caramel Shortbread
The colourful leaves of Oriental Beauty Oolong, when steeped, produce a fruity flavour with subtle honey notes. This combination of bold and mellow pairs beautifully with the smooth sweetness of our caramel shortbread.
Both Oriental Beauty and Roses’ Shortbread are processed entirely by hand, making them an extra-special treat when enjoyed together.
Ginger Lily Oolong and Zesty Lemon Shortbread
To produce this tea, Taiwanese Ginger Lily blossoms are blended with high mountain oolong tea. The light, sweet ginger finish produced by this combination is the perfect way to follow up a bite of our bright, tangy lemon shortbread.
It’s “summer in a cup” meets “summer in a biscuit”.
Rose Oolong and Creamy Original Shortbread
Fresh Taiwanese roses and mountain oolong combine to create this elegant tea. The pure, creamy simplicity of our original shortbread provides the perfect backdrop to bring out the delicate floral notes in this full-bodied tea.