Martha Washington's Cacao Shell Tea Tin - 20 teabags with roasted cacao shells, blended with peppermint leaves
History: 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: 1 Teabag, 205 degree water. Cacao shells take 10 minutes to infuse their full flavor.
NOTE: During initial processing and roasting, Cacao Shells may be exposed to Nuts, Soy, and Dairy.
Hand Packaged by Oliver Pluff & Co. in Charleston, South Carolina