I was a brownie scout for a brief time as a kid, so Girl Scout cookie time is nostalgic for me. I also have a huge sweet tooth so I can’t resist getting a few boxes — to fulfill my craving and help young girls find a place of belonging. This year I only bought three kinds — S’mores, Thin Mints and Samoas (aka Caramel deLites). Read on for the tea I paired with each cookie.
Many troops are out selling this year, but if you are concerned about staying safe, check out the Girl Scouts website for groups to order from. You can search by name for scouts in your region in the online cookie finder, ask a scout for her link, download the app or text COOKIES to 59618 to get your hands on some. If you want to help Girl Scouts in need, you can also order from Troop 6000 and support girls in the New York Shelter System.
Thin mints & Arbor Teas Emerald Spring Lung Ching
I paired this classic minty, chocolate cookie with a sweet, smooth green tea. The nutty, grassiness of this steep meshes well with the cool, cocoa taste of the thin mint, for the perfect snack.
S’mores and Plum Deluxe Fireside Chat Black Tea
S’mores is a newer cookie, but one of my favorites! This cookie also is available in a sandwich style, depending on the region you order from. I paired it with Plum Deluxe’s Fireside Chat Black Tea, and it felt like summer nights camping under a canopy of trees, sharing stories around a campfire with friends.
Caramel deLites (Samoas) and Adagio Fujian Baroque
Whenever I eat something super sweet, I like to enjoy it with a simple, smooth black tea. Adagio’s Fujian Baroque is low in astrigency, and its cocoa and fruity notes complement the coconut and caramel on these cookies.
Let me know in the comments what your favorite Girl Scout cookie is, and what tea you pair with it!