Cacao shells are the outer shells of the cacao bean, which, when brewed as a loose leaf style tea, have a subtle taste reminiscent of dark chocolate.
*99.5% caffeine-free. Cacao shells contain Theobromine, a natural 'feel-good' stimulant.
What are cacao shells?
During the chocolate making process, cacao beans are harvested, fermented and dried before being roasted. The beans are then cracked in a winnower to separate the cacao nibs from the shells; the nibs go on to make chocolate, and the shells are usually discarded as an organic by-product.
What is the origin of cacao tea?
Cacao husks have been used to brew cacao tea for thousands of years, starting with the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilisations.
The word “chocolate” stems from the Nahuatl wordschocolatl, which when translated literally means 'hot water', andcacahuatl- 'bitter water'.
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