On the 6th of June, 2017, in Zaragoza, the best Tea Masters of Spain demonstrated their skills in the Tea Pairing category. Juliana Perpen Perez became the winner of the first TMC Spain Tea Pairing competition.
Juliana Perpen Perez, better known as Spicy Yuli, as she likes to be called, was born in La Línea, Cádiz, in southern Spain. A place so close to Gibraltar (UK), that Tea is deep inside its cultural background. Our Spanish representative grew up surrounded by Tea and spices and quite young left her homeland to work in tearooms both in Spain and also in England, till she started her own business, “Spicy Yuli”, named for her alias and born in the heart of the fashionable Malasaña area in Madrid. Hundreds of Teas and spices, apart from other culinary delicacies and teaware are available in there together with her expertise and friendly hospitality. What about her magic potion to conquer the hearts of the jury in the TMC Spain 2017? A tea-pairing matching fragrant Assam Harmutty 1st flush with homemade chutney of nectarine and apricot as well as Spanish goat cheese with a hint of caramelised brown sugar, all of it served on a crunchy toasted English cracker of butter. What a mouth-watering tea-pairing!