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Maple Salmon paired with Tea Monde English Breakfast Blend

The malty and smoky notes of our English Breakfast blend make this tea the perfect complement to salmon dish. 

In this recipe, we used maple syrup which pair very well with the tea.

All together, this pairing has everything to please your palate!

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Recipe: Maple Salmon, recipe by STARFLOWER in

1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound salmon

In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.  Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).  Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a  fork.  


My personal touch tho this recipe

Put the salmon in a warmed serving plate and deg-laze the cooking pan with 1/2 cup of hot English Breakfast tea.  Add one tablespoon of maple syrup and one teaspoon of soy sauce.   Let boil for a few minutes, until it has thicken a little.  Pour over the salmon and serve with a cup of Tea Monde English Breakfast House Blend.

Bon Appétit!


English Breakfast - House Signature Blend
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A blend of premiums black teas from India, Ceylon and China.  Brisk and energizing but still smooth, this blend will gives you a satisfying cup with a right dose of malty taste and a surprising subtle smokiness.


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Posted on January 24, 2017 and filed under Tea and food pairing, Recipes.

Hojicha Japanese green tea and Sundried tomatoes cheesecrakers


This month’s pairing is Hojicha Japanese roasted green tea with one of our delicious Canadian Cheeses.

Finely cut dried tomatoes and sizzled basil, mixtogether. Take aplain unsalted cracker put a thin piece of St-Honoré triple cream cheese and top with the tomato mixture.   Serve with Hojicha Japanese green tea. A surprising delicious pairing! The nutty and roasted taste of the tea brings out the roasted flavour from the tomatoes; the cheese smooths the basil and the acidity from the tomato and balances everything perfectly.


You can buy an excellent high grade hand crafted Hojicha from Shizuoka Tea Garden on our website.  For those who prefer the quick solution, you can buy a powdered Hojicha very convenient and good for baking.

If you try it, please share your appreciation with us…

Posted on August 30, 2015 and filed under Recipes, Tea and food pairing.

Tea and food pairing is as easy as 1, 2, 3


Pairing tea and food is easier that you think.  My best advice is to trust your palate.
Two common questions are:

1. Where should I start?
2. How do I proceed?

My answer is:  Keep it as simple as 1, 2, 3!


  1. Taste the tea and find the primary note that stands out on your palate
  2. Find a matching note in the food you want to pair the tea with
  3. Taste both together and focus on what is happening on your palate

Sometimes it’s going to work out well at the first attempt or you may have to try other experiments until the perfect pairing is created.

Once you have acquired some experience and your skill has developedstart experimenting with notes that are more complimentary enhancing to each other.  For example, try spicy food with Jasmine green tea, or goat cheese with Chinese green tea, or Chorizo sausage and smoked black tea…

There are infinite combinations to try.  It is fun to develop your palate.

Posted on August 30, 2015 and filed under Tea how to, Tea and food pairing.