#PaletteForYourPalate: 10 iconic tea blends are muse to over 30+ world-class chefs and mixologists

Plated Expressionism: ‘to infuse a dish with a specific color, a secret ingredient and a particular mood’.

Luxury tea Tealeaves, a brand of choice for five-star hotels and Michelin chefs worldwide, and global color authority Pantone launched an online exhibition that showcases the strong influence color has on food and drink experiences.

The exhibit, paletteforyourpalate.com displays the tea-infused creations of 34 world-renowned culinary, pastry and mixology artists. The exhibit also includes a documentary that explores the potential of color to excite and convey stories and values. It features some of the top names in design and innovation, including the “first lady of nails”, Co-founder of OPI Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, and former Innovation Director at Nike, Dave Schenone.

“This collaboration and online exhibition arose from our desire to create an elevated experience for consumers, using color to connect on a deeper and much more emotional level,” says Lana Sutherland, CEO of Tealeaves. “Color is naturally associated with mood, so we wanted to select the perfect color for our packaging, to match the precision that we demand when blending our teas.”

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Culinary and mixology artists have used Tealeaves’ teas in their repertoire of secret ingredients for more than two decades. At the world’s most prestigious culinary competition, Bocuse d’Or teams have used Tealeaves’ teas to amplify the intensity of their creations. In fact, premier chefs such as Alain Ducasse will be carrying the new Tealeaves’ Whole Leaf Pyramid Teabag collection at their restaurants this fall.

Tealeaves challenged chefs and mixologists to create a recipe inspired by Tealeaves’ Teabag collection + PANTONE Colors + their associated mood. In addition, the final color of each cocktail, entree and dessert was to be derived naturally from the ingredients alone.

paletteforyourpalate-entries-Entree No. 1 Green Meditations

Entree No. 1 Green Meditations = 1 part Tealeaves #LongLifeGreen + 1 part #Pantone 349C + 1 part Mood: Enlightened. Created by Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar culinary artist Executive Chef Alex Chen.

paletteforyourpalate-Cocktail No. 1A Benzaiten

Cocktail No. 1A Benzaiten = 1 part Tealeaves #LongLifeGreen + 1 part #Pantone 349C + 1 part Mood: Enlightened. Created by
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel mixology artist Grant Sceney.

paletteforyourpalate-Dessert No. 1 Fall Awakening

Dessert No. 1 Fall Awakening = 1 part Tealeaves #LongLifeGreen + 1 part #Pantone 349C + 1 part Mood: Enlightened. Created by
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver pastry artist Bruno Feldeisen, with plate as canvas and Tealeaves LongLifeGreen as muse.

Entrée No. 2 Smooth Sophistication

Entrée No. 2 Smooth Sophistication = 1 part Tealeaves #ImperialOolong + 1 part #Pantone 1945C + 1 part Mood: #Sophisticated.
Created by The Rittenhouse culinary artist Executive Chef Jonathan Cichon.

paletteforyourpalate-Dessert No. 2 Seeing Scarlet

Dessert No. 2 Seeing Scarlet = 1 part Tealeaves #ImperialOolong + 1 part #Pantone 1945C + 1 part Mood: #Sophisticated.
Created by Tealeaves pastry artist Christine Yen, with plate as canvas and Tealeaves ImperialOolong as muse.

paletteforyourpalate-Cocktail No. 2 The Royal Tea

Cocktail No. 2 The Royal Tea = 1 part Tealeaves #ImperialOolong + 1 part #Pantone 1945C + 1 part Mood: Sophisticated. Created
by Mandarin Oriental, New York mixology artist Julie Van Zant.

#paletteforyourpalate Participants:

  • US

Andaz West Hollywood;
The Beverly Hills Hotel;
Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort;
Conrad New York;
Delano Las Vegas;
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills;
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach;
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas;
Mandarin Oriental, Miami;
Mandarin Oriental, New York;
The Rittenhouse Philadelphia;
Rosewood CordeValle;
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort;
The St. Regis San Francisco.

  • Canada

Beta5 Chocolates;
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar;
Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie;
Fairmont Pacific Rim;
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto;
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver;
Omni King Edward Hotel;
Railtown Cafe.