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Finding good Chinese/Asian pastries for tea

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Finding good Chinese/Asian pastries for tea

comestible | Dec 6, 2012 08:55 PM

I'm crazy for really fine loose-leaf green and oolong teas, and I've noticed that the only pastries or cookies that really go well with them are Asian too. Minimally sweet, sometimes with interesting filling like bean paste.

I'm inexperienced with Chinese bakeries, but most I've ventured into seem to feature oversweet Western-style cakes, sponge cakes, and Chinese buns, maybe scallion pancakes.

I'm thinking more of small, light pastries. I've had some but I'm afraid I don't know what any of them are called by name. For all I know they may be made with something other than wheat flour.

Any suggestions of bakeries, groceries, and specific items would be welcome. Even pre-packaged, if they're good.

Thanks.

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