Cacao Tea from MiCacao. . . . .

I don’t eat a lot of chocolate. Mostly because in the area I live there aren’t many dairy-free chocolate store-bought options. Therefore, I choose a cup of Cacao Shells or nibs instead. That is exactly what happened recently with this cup! Cacao Tea from MiCacao is pretty awesome – I have to say!

Herbal chocolate tea made from the shell of the cacao bean. This Cacao Tea is 100% cocoa based and is completely natural, preservative free, and without any artificial flavors or starches. It’s also Sugar-free, Organic, Gluten-Free, and Vegan-friendly!

It’s naturally sweet, naturally chocolaty, naturally creamy, and naturally…WONDERFUL! I guess one COULD add a non-dairy milk of their choice to this but I didn’t find it necessary! It’s great by itself!

I’m super stoked that companies are offering this more now! But I have to say when a company SOLELY offers this – you know it has to be good! I mean – they are throwing ALL of their efforts in THIS offering!

The bagged product is currently sold out but they have the loose product available for purchase on their website – as of the date I am writing this review – that is! I can’t help but wonder if they will be doing flavored Cacao. Wouldn’t THAT be something? Right away I can think of Strawberry paired with this. Orange – perhaps! Vanilla? WOW! And if you are looking for some culinary ideas – take a look at their website – and get those creative cooking juices flowing!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Herbal
Where to Buy:  MiCacao
Description

MiCacao uses 100% organic cacao beans to create a delicious tea that is both healthy and natural. Also known as chocolate herbal tea, Cacao tea comes from a drink that natives of tropical regions in Central and South America have been drinking for centuries. It’s light with a hint of chocolate and is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals – everything you need for a healthy mind and body.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Natural Cacao Tea from Micacao. . . . .

The site for this tea describes cacao as a “superfood” — a fact that almost every woman on Earth innately knows. (Am I right?)

The touted health benefits of this tea include kicking caffeine addiction, weight loss, and boosting mood.

Like I care about any of that.

I just want to drink chocolate.

This is a tasty brew, sweet with a tiny smoky tinge. It has a lot of the impact of eating chocolate, with few (if any) of the calories.

Would I rather be shoveling pure candy bars into my face? Obviously. But this tea does, to a degree, help with the chocolate urge.

I was reading an article about the inevitability of food regret. If you’re trying to eat right and you eat junk food, you regret that. If eat an apple instead of a candy bar, you don’t enjoy the apple as much (regret). The crux of the article was that either way, you’re going to be slightly unhappy with your choice — so you might as well make the right choice.

In this instance, the right choice was this tea. I recommend trying it. Maybe with a little bit of sugar or honey. But I’m drinking it straight, because that’s the responsible food choice. It works that way, too.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Herbal
Where to Buy:  Micacao
Description

Herbal chocolate tea made from the shell of the cacao bean. Cacao Tea is 100% cocoa based. It is completely natural, preservative free, and without any artificial flavors or starches. Sugar-free. Organic. Gluten-Free. Vegan-friendly.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Tricera-Tips Assam from Tea-Historic. . . . . .

The Sororitea Sisters are known for being a bit nerdy – in a GOOD way – of course! We embrace our NERDINESS! We celebrate our NERDINESS! Some of us adore Anime, some like literature, others have a flare for Sci-Fi, and others are VERY pop culture savvy. Today – we can add another NERDY interesting to our running list of LIKES…Dinosaurs!

I’ve LOVED learning about dinosaurs ever since I was 4 or 5. I still enjoying reading about the newest discoveries in world-wide dinosaur digs and finds. So when I heard about Tea-Historic I knew I had to check them out!

The focus of Tea-Historic teas is on the two regions where these two types of plants probably originated – Yunnan Province in China and Assam in India. Most of Tea-Historic’s teas are from one of these two regions. They also have punny dinosaur names to them which I LOVE.

As for the specific tea I am reviewing today – Tricera-Tips Assam from Tea Historic – I feel you really can’t go wrong with an Assam…or a Triceratops for that matter.

Tricera-Tips Assam from Tea-Historic is a tippy Assam black tea that hails from the Nahohabi estate in India. I knew right away by looking at the dry loose leaf that this contained Cacao Husks! YAY! The cacao husks originate in the Dominican Republic and are roasted in the US.

Tea-Historic’s product description couldn’t have described it any better…The combination of tippy black tea and cacao husks becomes a punch in a velvet glove. It’s Energizing but soothing at the same time. This blend is a good morning tea and that is EXACTLY how I chose to start my day recently…with a nice cuppa Tricera-Tips Assam from Tea-Historic!

This doesn’t make a clear tea and there is cacao sediment in the cup due to the small size of the husks being used and I’m totally ok with this! If you aren’t – it’s suggested to use a filter while infusing the loose leaf blend.

The flavor once infused it’s a welcomed ‘punch in the face’. It gives off a deep, rich, dark chocolate taste which is doubly impressive because it’s dairy and guilt-free! The Assam and the Cacao Husks make a strong, sturdy couple!

This experience with Tea Historic was a GREAT one and I can’t wait for my next tea tasting from them! With quality tea and dinosaur themed punny names like this I don’t see Tea Historic going extinct any time soon!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy:  Tea-Historic
Description

This tippy Assam black tea comes from the Nahohabi estate in India. The cacao husks originate in the Dominican Republic and are roasted in the US.

Cacao husks do have a small amount of caffeine but are not the same as cacao nibs or processed chocolate. The combination of tippy black tea and cacao husks becomes a punch in a velvet glove. Energizing but soothing at the same time, this blend is a good morning tea, but use with caution towards bedtime if you are especially caffeine sensitive!

This doesn’t make a clear tea and there is cacao sediment in the cup due to the small size of the husks being used. If this bothers you, you can try using a filter bag. Otherwise, enjoy the extra bit of chocolatey yum at the bottom of the cup!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

MiCacao. . a Cacao Tea. . .Everyone should have some in their tea stash!

 

I’ve never experienced 100% cacao tea before.  I’ve seen it in different tea blends but I’ve never enjoyed the tea on its own. I was quite excited when MiCacaco  contacted the SororiTea Sisters to see if we were interested in reviewing. I had so many ideas on how I personally could use this tea.

First off, this tea on its own is amazing.  I’m not a chocolate fan but even I found myself craving this tea as an afternoon snack. Brewed up with 8 oz of prepped water, this tea will curb any sweet tooth craving you may get. At least for me it did.  When this tea is brewing you get a wonderfully rich chocolate fragrance that makes you instantly start to drool.  I was surprised by how much this tea actually had me staring at the timer. I couldn’t wait for the 5 minute steep to finish.  Rich chocolate notes greet you first sip in. They remind me of a dark chocolate taste but without the bitter notes that seem to always detract me from eating dark chocolate.  This tea was really delicious and one that you find yourself coming back for me.  Simple but spot on chocolate heaven. . even for me.

But I have to say, as much as I loved this tea on its own, where it really shines is when you start experimenting and using this tea in different ways.  This tea is so incredibly versatile. I’ve found myself adding this tea to my coffee lattes (I froth up this tea -brewed for a few more minutes- with some cream) to create a chocolate frothed finish.

I’ve also started adding this tea to my morning fiber smoothie. And holy cow is this tea giving me all the chocolate loving I need to spruce up this meh drink I’ve been making.

Every morning I take my leftover coffee (sometimes I also use a English breakfast tea or a black flavored tea), cream, ice and a banana along with a tablespoon of psyllium husk and blend for a smoothie to enjoy on my morning commute.  The other day I thought that my morning smoothie needed a kick of chocolate so here is what I did.

-Brewed up English Breakfast Tea from Pinky Out Tea  (3 minute steep)

-Brewed up MiCacao Cacao Tea in a seperate infuser for 6 minutes

-Mixed up a banana with the MiCacao Cacao Tea and poured all ingredients including a tablespoon of psyllium husk and fat free cream into my blender with ice.

-Blended all together and enjoyed

Chocolate Banana Tea!! This morning drink was simply amazing and one I’ll be enjoying for time and time again.

So I guess what I’m trying to say is check this lovey organic cacao tea out. You’ll be incredibly happy that you did!  All that chocolate goodness with 0 calories. . doesn’t get much better than that!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: MiCacao
Description

Herbal chocolate tea made from the shell of the cacao bean. Cacao Tea is 100% cocoa based. It is completely natural, preservative free, and without any artificial flavors or starches. Sugar-free. Organic. Gluten-Free. Vegan-friendly.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!