Cacao tea is brewed from the husks of cacao beans after being dried and roasted.
Studies have shown that during the process of cacao beans fermentation, a high percentage of valuable compounds migrates from the beans to cacao husks; such as:
- Theobromine: A caffeine alternative that helps boost your mood and get better sleep, as well as lower blood sugar.
- Flavanoids: Have beneficial anti-inflammatory effects and they protect your cells from oxidative damage.
The effects of cocoa on the immune system, Perez-Cano F, Massot-Cladera M, Franch A, Castellote C, Castell M, Front Pharmacol, 2013. PMID: 23759861
You can try cacao tea as you would any other herbal tea; Place a few teaspoons in a cup, brew with hot water and leave to infuse for 5-10 minutes. Or you can make “hot cocoa” with your cacao tea by adding in some coconut milk, a teaspoon of honey, and a dash of cinnamon.
It’s also possible to turn it into a chocolate iced tea, brew it up as normal and pop it in the fridge we do suggest a sweetener though as it does go bitter gradually.
- Chocolate Iced Tea.
- Hot Cacao.
- Cacao Tea Chocolate Cupcakes.
Air-tight packaging. Avoid direct sun and heat exposure.