Island Essence Tea Collection

Cacao Colada

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Cacao Colada features chocolate, coconut and pineapple with an uplifting vibe and a nutty creamy finish.  It's part of the new limited edition line of CACAO TEA utilizing single origin cacao shells and organic black tea.

Hawai’i is the only state in the U.S. that grows cacao, the tropical fruit used to make chocolate.  The shell around the roasted cacao bean is removed and the inner nib is used to make chocolate.  The shells, once a throw away by-product of chocolate making, is now re-purposed for its aromatic flavor and made part of this delicious tea.

Cacao tea contains mood enhancing L-theamine and theobromine that promotes feeling relaxed and calm. 

Features:
  • High in antioxidants
  • Contains L-theanine and theobromine
  • Great as iced tea
  • No sugar added
Cupping Notes:
  • Taste: coconut, chocolate, pineapple
  • Bouquet: chocolate, coconut, pineapple
  • Body: medium
  • Liquor: golden brown 
Brewing Technique: 
  • Steep: 4 minutes
  • Leaf Amount: one round teaspoon per cup
  • Water Temp: 195 degrees F (90 C) 

Ingredients: organic black tea, cacao shells, marigold petals, flavoring 


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