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Tea can certainly play a role in a healthy lifestyle, but I believe a big part of staying sane and mentally fit also involves treating yourself sometimes, like in the case of these delicious tea desserts.
It’s great to be strict and to take great care of yourself, but it’s also okay to enjoy treats, and what goes better with a treat than a cup of tea? Granted, some people can’t eat sweet or certain things on this list, and others simply don’t like sweet things, but… those people probably aren’t looking for articles about tea party desserts or pastries, so let’s go a little crazy on the dessert tray today.
Here are some suggestions of delicious desserts and treats that people enjoy all around the world.
7. Baklava is one of the best tea desserts
Baklava is an incredibly rich dessert that goes nicely with Turkish tea if you’ve got an insatiable sweet tooth. Baklava is made from layers of filo pastry, held together with honey or syrup, and with an assortment of nuts and spices, depending on which style you end up fortunate enough to enjoy. The only problem? It’s so sweet, so rich, and so delicious… so good luck only having one piece.
6. Leibniz ButterKek Biscuits
These tasty German cookies are excellent dipped in some hot tea. The ButterKeks are the staple, and there are a few other varieties available too, like ones with chocolate on top.
5. Stroopwafel is one of the most perfect green tea desserts
These are made from two very thin layers of waffle, with syrupy goodness in between them. Frankly, they’re one of the best cookies on the planet and quite underrated. They also fit perfectly on top of a cup, so there’s unlimited Instagram potential.
In particular, we love it with a cup of green tea. No milk, no sugar, just your favorite green tea to dip it in. Amazing!
4. Short Bread is one of the essential tea pastries
Butter… sugar… what else do you really need? Short bread is so rich that you should only really have one piece, but so tasty that it’s almost impossible to accomplish such a lofty goal.
3. Biscoff Biscuits
They’re known as “Europe’s favorite cookie with coffee”, but they actually taste better with tea. Smooth, buttery biscuits, with just a light touch of cinnamon, and they’re great for dipping in tea.
2. Dry Sugared Black Soy Beans
A lighter option than some of the other items on this list, yet delicious none the less. Keep some on hand for when you need an instant tea treat!
1. Premium Dark Chocolate (Bean to Bar style)
Bean to bar is peak chocolate. It’s about as good as it’s going to get, and when you’re sipping your favorite tea (organic, or otherwise), why not spring for the best? Basically the name says it all. They take the beans, add some sugar, work their magic, and voila. Minimal ingredients, best taste.
Lead image: Dessert bears!
Any other tea desserts that we missed? Let us know, we’ll expand this list until we’ve covered all of the absolute best ones out there. Also, take a look at some of our favorite tea cocktails if you’re an adult and looking for something even more wild than dessert.