Experience Chocolate The Healthy Way
One of the best kept secrets of the world is cacao tea (also known as cocoa tea, cocoa husk tea, cocoa bean husk tea and chocolate tea). The Mayan and Aztec cultures discovered cacao tea thousands of years ago and more recently it has been a surprising hit for us and with our customers.
Cocoa tea has incredible mood-boosting properties and is rich in antioxidants. Anarchy Chocolate cocoa husk tea is 100% pure and organic with no artificial flavourings, additives or preservatives, and is completely sugar-free, caffeine-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and GMO-free.
Cocoa tea has delicate chocolate flavours and aromas as well as a mildly stimulating effect, making it a natural alternative to coffee or chocolate.
Discover the Incredible Benefits of Delicious Cocoa Tea
There is a wealth of health benefits associated with cacao. Specifically, cacao is packed with antioxidants, flavonoids and a compound called theobromine. This compound boosts energy while relaxing the body, decreasing blood pressure, improving the brain, and promoting healthy digestion, circulation and respiration. Cacao is also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper and zinc.
Aside from these benefits, cacao tea provides a delicious, exotic and decadent chocolate experience. Chocolate is the dominant flavour and aroma in our tea, with notes of caramel, fruit and toffee. Imagine savouring the taste of a delicate piece of chocolate alongside the soothing warmth of a cup of tea. You’ll know you’re making a healthier choice for your body while doing so. Now you can have your chocolate and drink it too!
Produced with Pride and Grown Exclusively in Trat, Thailand
A wide variety of chocolate-flavoured teas are available on the market, but the most delicious ones are made from cocoa beans. To get cacao seeds, the cacao pod must be cracked open. What is left are the cocoa beans.
After roasting, the cocoa beans are separated into cocoa nibs (inner layer) and cocoa shells or husk (outer layer). Most of the chocolate that we eat comes from the nibs and chocolate tea comes from cocoa shells that are used to create aromatic loose leaf teas.
It is imperative not to waste chocolate, as it is a sin. So we make use of every piece of the cocoa bean. One of permaculture’s central principle is too ‘produce no waste’, as an aversion to wastefulness, what the Japanese call mottainai.
The cacao husks that surround cacao beans are used to make our chocolate tea. Our cacao tea is 100% natural and comprised of the highest quality cacao husks organically and sustainably grown exclusively in Trat, Thailand.
Our tea is grown naturally using permaculture principals, harvested, and roasted with love using traditional methods. As a result, our cacao husk tea is of exceptional quality. You can rest assured knowing that you are enjoying the highest quality cacao tea available on the market today.
Here are Five Reasons Why Cocao Tea is Good For You
A guilt-free chocolate experience
Chocolate and coffee can be very calorific and high in caffeine, but cacao tea is a healthy alternative. There are no artificial additives, preservatives, or flavours in our tea, and it is 100% sugar-free, caffeine-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and GMO-free. Even so, our teas still have a natural sweetness and an irresistible taste and aroma that make them an excellent and nutritious replacement for other indulgences. Cacao tea is perfect for chocolate lovers, tea drinkers, and coffee aficionados who are also health conscious.
Cacao tea is high in antioxidants and flavanoids
In studies, cacao husks were found to be rich in antioxidants and flavonoids. The flavonoids act as antioxidants, helping to fight free radicals that cause cell damage. Furthermore, flavanoids may be beneficial for preventing arterial clogs, improving blood flow, and improving cognitive function. In addition to reducing cancer risks, flavonoids may also reduce risks of cardiovascular disease, heart disease, asthma, stroke, and diabetes.
Research shows that cacao is the most flavonoid-rich food of all the foods we consume, even greater than tea and red wine. No wonder it is known as the ‘food of the gods’.
Delicious energy boost
You’ll feel more energised and focused without the harsh effects of caffeine when you drink cacao tea. There is a high concentration of theobromine in cacao husks, which is an effective bioactive compound that keeps the brain and heart stimulated and active. In addition to being a natural stimulant, theobromine releases its effects gradually. According to research, patients who consumed cacao rich in theobromine reported improved concentration, brain stimulation, and interest in studying. In addition, patients reported reduced mental fatigue and improved performance.
Decreased blood pressure
Chocolate husks contain valuable compounds such as theobromine, as discussed above. This compound widens blood vessels, which leads to lower blood pressure. Studies have shown that even small amounts of theobromine lower blood pressure significantly in as little as one hour after consumption. Another study found that taking theobromine-rich cacao over a three-week period decreased blood pressure.
Positive effects on the mood
Scientists have discovered that cacao husks are rich in flavonoids, which possess memory-enhancing qualities. Theobromine also appears to possess important pharmacological functions, including anti-cancer and muscle-relaxing properties. Cacao contains a powerful stimulant, theobromine, which is responsible for some of our cravings for chocolate. If you drink calorie-free cacao tea, you can satisfy that craving!
How to Make Cocoa Tea
To make an exotic cocoa tea drink that is sure to wake you up to a beautiful new day or warm you up in the cold winter months follow these simple 3 steps.
- Click here to listen to Cocoa Tea music (optional)
- Add a steeped teaspoon of loose cocoa husk tea per person to a mug, pot or infuser.
- Allow to brew for 5 minutes and enjoy.
Add a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg in the winter months, along with a splash of almond milk to taste.
Unlike rich hot chocolate and sweet hot cocoa, cacao tea has a subtle chocolate taste. The strength of the drink can also be increased by adding a few cacao nibs.
Is Cocoa Husk Tea Part of Your Healthy Lifestyle?
Chocolate tea can be enjoyed at any time of day or night. Try it hot or cold over ice as a replacement for tea, coffee, chocolate or soda.
Anarchy Chocolate Cocoa Husk Tea is available loose and in bags. Visit our online store here to place your order today.
Make Time for Cocoa Tea