To make sure our last tea pairing was a memorable experience, we reached out across the Rockies for a taste of the Wild West. Calgary-based Tearrific not only hand-blends many of their teas in small batches, they also sell them out of Canada’s only loose leaf tea food truck — The Tea Wagon.
Putting a new twist on a traditional favourite is something we admire, and we knew Tearrific teas would get along swimmingly with our shortbread. We were not disappointed.
Lemon Shortbread and Lavender Earl Grey
Your taste buds will do a happy dance when they meet these two fresh flavours together. The Lavender Earl Grey blends lavender, black tea and cornflower petals, for an invigorating effect.
Paired with our zesty lemon shortbread, the Lavender Earl Grey is sure to make you feel lighter on your feet.
Tea Lovers Recommend: Tearrific uses this tea in their aromatic London Fog. Try it yourself at home by replacing one third of your hot water with steamed milk.
Original Shortbread and Caramel Apple Rooibos
This bright tea with apple pieces and healing calendula is bold enough to stand alone. But with its natural sweetness and crisp fruity flavour, the Caramel Apple Rooibos makes a delicious match for our creamy original shortbread.
The smooth simplicity of the shortbread is the perfect canvas for this colourful tea.
Chocolate Shortbread and Chamomile Mint Tea
This soothing duo is sure to make your worries melt away like ice cream on a hot day. The tea’s simple blend of chamomile, peppermint and lemon balm is a light, breezy counterpart to our shortbread’s warm, indulgent palette.
Curl up on your front porch with a book and this pair, and you’ve got the perfect summer evening.
Caramel Shortbread and Strawberry Rhubarb Tea
This combination might be better than your grandma’s homemade pie. Papaya and strawberry pieces, lime and blackberry leaves are just a few of the summer-fresh ingredients in this fruity black tea. Fragrant jasmine and safflower add to the bouquet.
Sweetening the deal is our caramel shortbread. This pair gives traditional summer desserts a run for their money.
For a full menu of Tearrific’s vibrant flavours, visit their website. And, of course, after trying all these pairings, you’ll need to stock up on your Rose’s Shortbread.