Tea, Wine's Sober Sibling

What do tea and wine have in common?

  • Tea and wine can enhance flavors
  • Tea and wine can connect flavors
  • Tea and wine can emphazise individudual ingredients
  • Tea and wine can bring harmony
  • Tea and wine make for a complete taste sensation

Tea and food pairing explained

What do tea and wine
have in common?

  • Tea and wine can enhance food
  • Tea and wine can connect flavors
  • Tea and wine can emphasize specific ingredients
  • Tea and  wine can bring on harmony
  • Tea and wine make for a complete flavor experience

Tea: Wine’s Sober Sibling is thé tea book about tea. It is a multilayered digital handbook about tea in general, the many types of tea, different steeping styles, tea and food pairing and a cookbook with tea in the lead. It is an in-depth guide into the myriad possibilities of tea for tea connoisseurs and beginners alike. This book explains how similar tea and wine are and how they react when associated with food. Try over 70 original recipes, each with three matching tea suggestions and mouthwatering pictures, and experience the wonders of tea for yourself. There are chapters that explore the relationship and pairings of tea and cheese, tea and chocolate, and tea in mixed drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

This tea book will teach you about how food pairings work and how to use tea as an ingredient for cooking through easy-to-follow recipes. Various methods of steeping tea are covered, and you will learn how to easily prepare tea for everyday enjoyment to the best practices for restaurant use to more advanced, intricate methods for the experienced tea lover. 
Explore the many infographics, tables, overviews, and graphs used to illustrate the major concepts of the book, and take a deep dive into the world of tea and food pairings with 294 pages brimming with information, including 6 pages with tea-related links to recommended tea shops, schools, and interesting videos about tea. You can order your copy here. 

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tea wine's sober sibling
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Tea wine's sober sibling
Tea, Wine's Sober Sibling

Super easy and tasty tea: the by-pass system

Everybody knows what tea is, yet hardly anybody experiences the full potential of tea, as most people do not how to steep tea correctly. That is why I developed a foolproof, easy and efficient method to steep it in such a way that it tastes delicious, reveals its complexity and does not become bitter. Not even when cooled off. No sugar is needed and it is prepared in advance, so there is no hassle when dinner is served. In other words: the perfect method for tea and food pairing. How does it work? Look at the infographic above, or send me a message and I will let you in on this super simple secret!

In short:

This book is a must for everybody who is looking for the best food and tea pairing experience, but especially for those who look for a non-alcoholic option for wine. Tea is that option. In fact, it is the only true replacement for wine, as it enhances the flavor of food, just like wine does. Often even better so.

 

About Mariëlla Erkens

Mariëlla Erkens is a tea connoisseur and educator, and a tea and food pairing specialist living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She was the owner and head chef of Eden, a restaurant in the fishing village of Itacaré, Brazil, from 2003 to 2008, where she served contemporary dishes with seafood and vegetarian food. From 2008 to 2011, Mariëlla Erkens worked as a freelance chef and food stylist in Amsterdam.