Jing Tea x German Gymnasium

Disclosure: I was invited to dine at German Gymnasium. All opinions are my own.

Across the road from the hustle and bustle of Kings Cross station stands this glorious 19th century ex-gymnasium building (with a jaw-dropping floor-to-ceiling height of 57ft). It was funded by the local German community and is now, fittingly, home to the Mittel-European restaurant German Gymnasium. When I found out that Jing Tea were doing a "breakfast of champions" collaboration here, I immediately knew it would be something special.

Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu

Our first pairing was the Jing lemon verbana (which has a subtle citrus scent) and a chia pot with coconut, almond milk, vanilla, pomegranate and lemon balm. This tea is so perfect for a gentle mood-lift in the morning.

Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu

Next came the Jing assam breakfast tea, whose full-bodied and rich taste paired beautifully with eggs Benedict, served with smoky Black Forest ham on a perfectly cooked rösti.

Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu

The Jing jade sword is a floral and light green tea (one of my favourites). We had this with the Leberkaes Semmel, a Bavarian meat loaf on top of rösti, sauerkraut and cheddar cheese in a little bun.

Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu

To end this magnificent morning, we each took away a Jing matcha smoothie with spinach, kiwi, grapes and apple. Breakfast of champions, indeed!

Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu

Oh hey Jo! I'm a total sucker for those timber roof trusses and cast iron details.

Jing Tea x German Gymnasium | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu

This particular Jing Tea and German Gymnasium pairing menu ends on 31 May 2016... definitely do not miss out if you're a tea lover!