The most obvious, simple and delicious way to enjoy Cacao Tea, is... as a tea!
For the perfect brew, we recommend steeping 2 teaspoons of loose leaf cacao tea in 250ml boiling water for 5-7 minutes, or until desired strength. The longer you steep it the more the flavour develops so it depends on how you like your chocolate, mild or stronger and slightly bitter.
Try adding a touch of coconut sugar or preferred sweetener to bring out the true chocolate flavour. Be careful though, as you won't need much if any at all!
Once brewed you'll experience a unique chocolate aroma take over your senses.
If black tea is not quite your thing, it also pairs nicely with a splash of milk.
If you're in the mood for a refreshing beverage, look no further than iced chocolate tea!
Brew as normal then chill in the fridge for a few hours and serve with plenty of ice.
Go a little fancy and try adding your favourite flavours like orange & vanilla or some fresh mint leaves. Adjust sweetener to taste if required.
If you haven't seen our smoothie recipes by now, you have to check out our Cacao Super Smoothie or Vegan Tahini Cacao Thickshake, both using kkao Co. Cacao Tea as a base.
It adds a nice rich chocolate flavour to the smoothie, means less milk is required and comes with it the array of health benefits cacao tea is known for including high in antioxidants and magnesium plus a natural mood booster.
You won't look back at another smoothie base again.
A favourite discovery of ours is a crunchy candied snack we created; check out our Cacao Coconut Buckini Crunch Recipe. (Psst, if you make this recipe and then blitz it up in a blender, it turns into the most amazing 'milo-like' dessert topper)
We experimented recently with making a body scrub with the end of our cacao tea packet. The recipe still needs a bit of perfecting but have a go yourself. The basic ingredients you need are:
Stir all ingredients together in a bowl and store in an airtight jar to use on your face or body, just massage gently into skin with water then rinse off.
These are a few of the amazing ways you can enjoy and get creative with cacao tea, and we expect the list to grow.
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We tell you the best method to brew a really amazing cup of cacao tea, and some delicious variations so you can adjust as you like to your personal taste.