History: Martha Washington enjoyed drinking cacao shell tea, which she made from roasted shells and sipped at breakfast. George Washington wrote to his agent, “She will, . . . thank you to get 20 Lbs of the shells of Cocoa nuts, if they can be had of the Chocolate makers."
Tasting notes: Aroma of toast before brewing. Steeping in hot water unleashes a tonic of chocolate with a touch of tart citrus. The brew yields a full-bodied, slightly bitter infusion with strong notes of chocolate, and light flavors of melon.
Caffeine: Cacao shell tea is caffeine-free, but it does contain other natural stimulants.
Brewing: Suggested serving per 10oz cup: 1 teabag, 205 degrees. Cacao shells and citrus peels take 10 minutes to infuse their full flavor.
NOTE: During initial processing and roasting, Cacao Shells may be exposed to Nuts, Soy, and Dairy.
Hand Packaged by Oliver Pluff & Co. in Charleston, South CarolinaWeight: 5 oz. Width: 2.75 inches. Height: 5.25 inches. Depth: 2.75 inches.