The Best Tea & Pie Pairings

best tea and pie pairings

It's the most wonderful time of the year to feast. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pie, oh my! What's better than a slice of pie? What about a slice of pie paired with the perfect cup of tea? We're here to help you find the best type of tea to go with your favorite pies for the perfect indulgent fall treat. Bon appetit!



Pumpkin chai lattes have taken the world by storm, so why not sip some chai with your Thanksgiving pumpkin or sweet potato pie? Try our Maple Sweet Potato Pie recipe!

We recommend these Chai teas:

Chico Chai - Original Chai

Ahista Tea - Vintage Chai


Balance out the sweet, roasted taste of pecan pie with some green tea. The honeyed flavor of the pie and the earthy taste of the tea will be a match made in heaven. Try our Innocent Pecan Pie Cookies!

We recommend these Green teas:

Smith Teamaker - Mao Feng Shui

Equal Exchange - Organic Green Tea


Teeccino Pumpkin Spice  

Add a spicy tingle to your Thanksgiving palette with some warm cinnamon tea. This classic combo will make you feel the crunch of autumn leaves beneath your feet.

We recommend these Cinnamon teas:

Davidson’s Organic Teas - Cinnamon Apple

The Republic of Tea - HiCaf® Cinnamon Toast


With its roasted and pleasantly bitter taste, earl grey is the stuffing to any citrus dessert's turkey. This traditional pairing will bring the flavors to life.

We recommend these Earl Grey teas:

Ahmad Tea - Earl Grey

Stash Tea - Double Bergamot Earl Grey


Whip up a delicious shepherd’s pie with Thanksgiving leftovers. Pair it with a cup of after-meal pu’erh and you’re good to go!

We recommend these Pu'erh teas:

Mansa Tea [Menghai 2009] Old Tree Ripe Pu’erh

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Arbor Teas - Organic Pu-erh Tea

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What’s dessert without chocolate? Bring out the smooth, rich chocolate flavors with some black tea. The delectably dark and malty taste of black tea will make the creamy pie flavors shine.

We recommend these Black teas:

Citizen Tea - Yunnan FOP

Churchill’s Fine Teas - French Vanilla Black


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