I recently found out something VERY interesting! Martha Washington and I had/have something VERY IMPORTANT in common! We both admire and appreciate Cacao! Therefore I MUST tell you more about Cacao Tea from Oliver Pluff & Co.
Cacao Tea from Oliver Pluff & Co. is a WYSIWYG type of tisane! What you see is what you get – that is! The one and only ingredient in this herbal tea is roasted cacao shells. According to the company’s website Martha Washington enjoyed steeping the shells of roasted cocoa nuts from the cacao tree for the interesting flavor and health benefits.
There have been historical documents pointing to this. On the back of the label and tin there is mention of how George Washington asked his agents to get 20 pounds at a time of ‘shells of cocoa nuts’ from chocolate makers. Martha Washington would sip on cacao shell tea during breakfasts. I like to file this tidbit of information under ‘Learn something new everyday!”
Upon opening the tin the wonderous aroma of dark, dark chocolate filled my nose. It tasted as such, too! Dark and Roasted. Those are the two adjectives that come to mind while describing Cacao Tea from Oliver Pluff & Co.
I suppose one could add their favorite milk or milk alternative to this but I don’t think it’s necessary. For those who don’t eat many sweets in the form of desserts this might be your new best friend. Whether you are looking for that or a historical piece to contemplate during your cuppa…give Cacao Tea from Oliver Pluff & Co. a whirl, won’t you?
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Oliver & Puff
Cacao Shell Tea – roasted cacao shells
Martha Washington enjoyed steeping the shells of roasted cocoa nuts from the cacao tree for the interesting flavor and health benefits.
Tasting notes: Aroma of toast before brewing. Steeping in hot water unleashes a tonic of chocolate. 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.