[This is a guest post from noted tea expert, Peter Strantham]
Drinking tea after eating fruits can be dependent on the type of fruit you eat (more so than the tea you choose to drink). For instance, some fruits are extremely high in citric acid and therefore drinking an acidic tea (different version of black tea or green tea) may cause you to have too much acidity in your system. However, for most fruits, a cup of white tea, oolong tea or black tea is a perfectly acceptable pairing and can certainly be consumed after eating the fruit. Lastly, fruits are a popular choice for breakfast and so is tea (and one may take tea after consuming the fruit) which clearly shows that tea can be consumed after eating fruits.
I would suggest the following fruit and tea pairings:
- Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and mangosteen: White tea [as pictured here]
b. Strawberries can also been paired well with some lighter Green teas
2. Bananas, mangoes and pineapples: Oolong tea
and some Black teas
3. Peaches, plums and Apricots: Oolong tea
4. Cirtus fruits: Earl Grey and black tea
blends work very well [The Enchanted Orchard pictured here]
Most iced teas (made from black tea, oolong tea or white tea) are usually flavoured with fruits/fruit infusions and pair excellently with almost all fruits. My personal favourites are pineapples, green apples, raspberries and peaches (when it comes to iced tea flavours and fruit pairs).
Note: I always recommend using only high-quality loose leaf tea to brew any teas or make iced tea.