Stories told through taste
In the world of luxury food & beverage, we tell our stories through taste. Hours are spent perfecting techniques and scouring the world for the best ingredients to add nuance and flavor to these stories.
Tea as Muse
TEALEAVES’ Nutcracker and Sugar Plum Fairy blends served as muse for our Executive Chef and Mixologist friends from major cities worldwide. Let their stories and memories of this classic fairytale dance upon your palate in these tea-infused treats.
4+ hours to depict the Sugar Plum Fairy through dessert
“I abstracted my image of this iconic character into a pink “tutu” and string of pearls on a plate. When tasting the tea, I wanted to balance its sweetness with the tartness of raspberry and the fattiness of mascarpone. It took me 4 tries in total to determine the perfect balance.”
— Pastry Chef Sarah Perrells, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
3+ hours to finesse a dish with charred leek
“I first charred the leeks very slowly until it was nearly petrified. I added the tea to the mix, charred it for another hour, and got it to a nice, rich, dark black color. I wanted to take the time, and do the tea and the plate justice.”