Pairing Tea With Pastry at San Francisco's Kettle Whistle Pop-Up

Pairing Tea With Pastry at a Modern Pop-Up

First course

From community-conscious eatery Mission Street Food to Dale Talde's Bodega, pop-up shops — roving restaurants open only during select dates and times — have become all the rage.

In fact, they're a dime a dozen, especially in food-centric metro areas like the San Francisco Bay Area. Last weekend, however, saw the debut of Kettle Whistle, a high tea service pop-up and a joint venture between a fine tea purveyor and one of the country's best pastry chefs in a first-of-its-kind collaboration.

At a time when wine or beer and food pairings have become a common topic of discussion, the concept of matching sweets and savories with aged-old tea is a breath of fresh air. Keep reading to scope out pictures from the city's first-ever high tea pop-up — and learn how to pair your own tea with food.