• Cacao Tea

    Cacao Tea

    CHOCOLATE TEA / COCOA TEA / CACAO TEA Cacao tea is made from the shell or husk of the cocoa bean (not the pod). The shell is a byproduct of making chocolate from cacao beans. Historically, it has been viewed as a waste product in the chocolate industry. Today it is viewed as a valuable bio-mass, especially in large cacao producing countries, such as Africa. Closer to home you can also often find it sold as cocoa mulch at nurseries. I should also mention, in the past and even today, it has been used to help cut costs by mixing it with cacao powder or even replacing it entirely.           More recently, retailers have started to market…