We enjoyed a fantastically indulgent weekend recently at The Cake & Bake Show, ExCeL London! It was great to meet so many tea and cake fans who came along and savoured our live tea pairings.
Brioche Pasquier PITCH brioche and Supreme Earl Grey – No. 07 by The Tea Makers of London
Throughout the 3 days we had great fun pairing up some deliciously devilish desserts with tan-tea-lising teas and infusions. First up, we paired Brioche Pasquier’s PITCH brioche with the Supreme Earl Grey – No. 07 by The Tea Makers of London. The PITCH brioche is filled with a generous helping of hazelnut chocolate filling, and was a huge hit with everyone, young and old! The well-rounded flavour of the Supreme Earl Grey matched perfectly. The distinct citrus notes of this blend of exquisite Ceylon teas, scented with flavours of Bergamot oil with blue cornflowers, enhanced an already sensational chocolate flavour with layers of citrus and chocolate creaminess.
Gooey Chocolate Brownies from Ridiculously Rich by Alana and Nazani Tea Roasted Spring Oats
Next up, we paired the famous Gooey Chocolate Brownies from Ridiculously Rich by Alana with Nazani Tea’s addictive Roasted Spring Oats. Made with 70% dark Belgian chocolate these brownies paired so well with the Roasted Spring Oats. In isolation neither infusion nor dessert contained any nuts. However, when paired together the moreish and sumptuous nutty flavour profile of the oat infusion created a magical choc-nut dream.
Ridiculously Rich by Alana’s Sticky Toffee Flapjack and Oteas Strawberry & Cream Tea
Finally, we paired Ridiculously Rich by Alana’s Sticky Toffee Flapjack with the classic British flavour pairing that is Strawberry & Cream tea, by Oteas. With a wonderful hibiscus flower base, enhanced by hints of sweet apple, distinctive rose hip, zesty orange and the creamy taste of strawberries, our yummy tea pairing complimented the buttery and nutty notes of the flapjack in all its glory.
After chatting with so many lovely tea fans about all things tea and cake, our very own Diaz took to the Cake & Bake Stage! He demonstrated the tea pairings, explaining why each pairing worked in the way it did. The talk was then rounded off with giveaways and tastings. All in all a truly delectable weekend of tea and cake – what’s not to love!
Check out the highlights video on our Youtube channel!