Coloured perception

14 : 12 : 2015 Tealeaves : Pantone Color Institute : Palette For Your Palate

North America – Luxury tea purveyor Tealeaves has teamed up with world authority on colour Pantone to launch a new collection of tea-infused cocktails and food recipes.

  • Online exhibition Palette for your Palate explores the subconscious role colour plays in emotional engagement
  • All 34 recipes are on display online and are available to taste at hosted venues across the US and Canada
Palette for your Palate by Tealeaves and Pantone, North America Palette for your Palate by Tealeaves and Pantone, North America
Palette for your Palate by Tealeaves and Pantone, North America Palette for your Palate by Tealeaves and Pantone, North America
Palette for your Palate by Tealeaves and Pantone, North America Palette for your Palate by Tealeaves and Pantone, North America
Palette for your Palate by Tealeaves and Pantone, North America Palette for your Palate by Tealeaves and Pantone, North America

Tealeaves challenged 34 celebrated culinary, pastry and mixology artists, including Grant Sceney and two Michelin-starred chef Shaun Hergatt, to create a recipe from scratch using a tea flavour, a Pantone colour and its associated mood.

Hergatt’s dish Celebration of Summer, a tomato nasturtium flower soup, was inspired by organic vanilla rooibos tea, Pantone’s 714C, a lively orange and the mood imaginative. ‘Colour has the ability to draw us in and immediately create an emotional connection to the things we love,’ says Laurie Pressman, vice-president of Pantone Color Institute. 

The Big Picture

Restaurants are becoming more adventurous in exploring the connection between food and its effects on the body’s chemical composition not just to suit the diner’s mood, but to change it. Read our Mood Dining microtrend for more.

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