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The Best Tea & Christmas Cookie Pairings

best tea and Christmas cookies pairings

Cookies might just be the best part of Christmas, and what a better way to eat them than with a cuppa? We compiled a list of our favorite cookie recipes and teas that pair perfectly with each flavor.

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Green tea's earthy flavor pairs beautifully with nutty desserts like toffee and pecan cookies. On the sweeter side, try a jasmine green tea with a chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie.

We recommend these Toffee and Pecan Cookies from Eazy Peazy Mealz:

Toffee and Pecan Cookies


Black tea has a robust taste which is great combined with rich desserts and bold flavors like chocolate. This combo will make your taste buds happy for the holidays. We highly suggest trying Gunpowder Black Tea - Made of Tea

We recommend these Christmas chocolate desserts:

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Minimalist Baker

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from Fifteen Spatulas


Teeccino Pumpkin Spice  

The sweet floral blend of jasmine tea pairs well a cookie that won’t overpower the tea’s delicate flavor. These cookie recipes are a perfect choice to complement your tea.

We love

Jasmine Gold - Asheville Tea Co

We recommend these desserts:

Soft Batch Christmas Sprinkle Cookies from the Salty Marshmallow

Cream Wafer Tree Cookies from Inspired by Charm


The pleasantly bitter taste of Earl Grey will create a nice balance with the citrus flavor of these lemon and ricotta cookies or the subtle taste of cream wafer tree cookies.

This perfectly traditional tea tastes great with milk and sugar

Earl Grey - Ahmad Tea

We recommend these recipes:

Lemon and Ricotta Italian Christmas Cookies from Cooking Classy

Cream Wafer Tree Cookies from Inspired by Charm


Why not add an extra kick to your cookies with a cup of chai? Holidays are the perfect time to indulge in spices and sweet treats.

We recommend these cookies:

Christmas Spice Cookies from Homemade Hooplah

Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies from Diethood

Check out one of our favorite Chai teas

Nepali Breakfast - Nepal Tea


Lemon tea is a great sipping drink for the cold season. Ginger snap cookies and lemon tea just belong together.

We recommend this recipe:

Snow Topped Gingersnaps from Homemade Hooplah

Pair it with

Chamomile Lemon - The Republic of Tea


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