Martha Washington's Cacao Shell Tea Tin - 1.5oz loose roasted cacao shells, now blended with peppermint leaves.
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. The brew yields a full-bodied, slightly bitter infusion with strong notes of chocolate, and light flavors of melon. Peppermint is added as a natural complement to the flavor of cacao.
Caffeine: Cacao shell tea is caffeine-free, but it does contain other natural stimulants.
Brewing: Suggested serving per 10oz cup: 2 tsp, 195 degrees. Cacao shells take 10 minutes to infuse their full flavor.
Hand Packaged by Oliver Pluff & Co. in Charleston, South Carolina