Eating food from Canadian companies today so I’m curating my teas to match! I placed a truly ridiculous order with a vegan grocer in British Columbia, initially because I wanted the specific vegan gummies they had in stock but then because they had a bunch of other intriguing treats. Canadians, your vegan options are SOLID!
I paired this with vegan lox on a bagel and cream cheese. Not the best pairing, but I don’t have any non-sweet low-caffeine/no-caffeine options from a Canadian company. My thinking here was that at least the roastiness of the hojicha might complement the smokiness of the lox. Which it probably would, but the cinnamon sugar really clashes. I ended up waiting until I finished the bagel and drinking most of the tea afterwards.