juliet perfect pairings
At coco love, perfect pairings we create. Premium Teas and tasty treats, allow us to demonstrate.
Each tea is cupped for nuance and flavor, then paired with delectable dishes to savor!
pure vanilla tea cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 vanilla bean pod or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (we love Nielsen-Massey)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted after measuring
3/4 tsp kosher or other coarse salt
cream together butter and sugar in stand mixer with paddle attachment, aprox. 2 minutes or until light and fluffy
if using vanilla bean pod, split the vanilla bean lengthwise with a paring knife. working with one half at a time, hold down the tip of the bean against the cutting board and scrape out the seeds with the back of your knife. repeat with the other half
add egg and vanilla seeds or vanilla extract, mix on low until combined
separately, sift together dry ingredients
slowly add dry ingredients to wet on low speed until just combined
halve dough, shape into 2 logs, and freeze for 1 hour
slice 1/4" rounds, space 1" apart on parchment-lined baking sheet, bake for 16 minutes, rotating once during baking
let cool & enjoy with Juliet Shimmer Chai
how to host a juliet pairings party
One of our favorite ways to entertain is by hosting a pairings party. We sample our teas with many other foods to find fun and unique pairings. When done well, a pairing will elevate individual flavors into a harmonious choir.
In Stefania’s own words:
“Birchrun Blue is made by the beloved Sue Miller from Birchrun Hills Farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is sweet and peppery. This flavor profile makes it a great match for the equally bold flavors in coco love’s Juliet Chai. Chai, like chutney, is of Indian origin, making Tait Farm Foods’ Tomato Chutney a perfect way to round out this pairing. It brings out the savoriness in the cheese and the spiciness of the tea. When enjoyed together, this trio is as satisfying as a hearty meal!”
In addition to being delicious, Stefania focused on cheeses local to Pennsylvania, where coco love is based. Supporting local cheese benefits not only the local economy, but your gut health, too! We encourage you to find local cheeses to pair with our teas. If you find a pairing you love, we’d love to hear about your edible adventures!
candy pairing with sugarfina
We. Love. Candy. Many of our favorites are from Sugarfina, a chic candy boutique and online shop. We value the same things: exceptional ingredients, gorgeously giftable packaging, and of course, great taste! Did someone say shimmer? Both our Juliet Shimmer Chai and Sugarfina's bespoke milk chocolate Pearls feature a shimmering touch. As you warm your palate with Juliet, pop one or two candy-coated chocolate pearls in your mouth, close your eyes and enjoy this deconstructed latte...like the unicorn that you are!