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Posted by on 14th Sep 2014
We are very excited to launch our latest Ecuadorian Heirloom Cacao product. Using the naturally occurring theobromine from the cacao shell and nibs, our teas have a euphoric effect. This specialty tea is perfect in the afternoon, post-dinner, or just to relax. Buy the loose tea in it's purest form or with a flavor infusion of chai spices, hazelnut, or peppermint.
It made sense that the same quality cacao we use to make
chocolate, could produce such a lovely & delicate tea
In general, theobromine levels are higher in dark chocolates (approximately 10 g/kg) than in milk chocolates (1-5 g/kg). Higher quality chocolate tends to contain more theobromine than lower quality chocolate. Cocoa beans naturally contain approximately 300-1200 mg/ounce theobromine (note how variable this is!).
Anandamide is synthesized enzymatically in areas of the brain that are important in memory and higher thought processes, and in areas that control movement. That implies that anandamide's function is not just to produce bliss.
Heirloom Cacao Tea has only the same amount of caffeine as a cup of decaf coffee. Acting as a mild stimulant and relaxing the smooth muscles of the bronchi in the lungs, this tea will stimulate the mind without the crash later.
Looking to sample a new, exotic, and healthy specialty tea?
Experience the tranquility, beautiful aromas, and delicate flavors of Pure Cacao Tea. Try the Hazelnut Cacao Tea for a truly elegant combination of warm, rich, and seductive flavors. Try the Chai Spice Cacao Tea for the exotic journey with a blissful fusion of all natural spices. Or try the Peppermint Cacao Tea for a refreshing, crisp, and playful infusion of peppermint flavors.
What is Cacao?The name of the species is Theobroma, or Food of the Gods.The cacao bean is actually a seed and grows in pods on trees. This small evergreen tree grows in tropical climates. The football sized fruit of the tree is the cacao pods and hold approximately 30-50 seeds. To produce one pound [...]