FAQs

CACAO TEA
What are Cacao Bean Husks?

Cacao husks are the fibrous outer shell of the cacao bean. During the chocolate making processes, the harvested beans are fermented and dried, then winnowed to crack the shell and separate it from the nibs. 

How do I make Cacao Tea?
Steep 2 teaspoons of cacao tea in 1 cup of boiling water for 5-7 minutes (or until desired strength). We recommend adding 1/2 teaspoon of coconut sugar or preferred sweetener for a true chocolate flavour. Cacao tea can be enjoyed hot or cold, or with your milk of choice.

What does Cacao Tea taste like?
Our teas provide a unique rich, yet delicate chocolate experience. With a dark chocolate aroma, and a natural sightly bitter cocoa flavour; the ultimate chocolate infusion. Each region boasts slightly different taste characteristics, try them all to find your favourite!

What are the health benefits of Cacao Tea?
Cacao husks contain many of the health properties of the cacao bean as the shell absorbs the nutrients from the bean. Rich in antioxidants and magnesium, and other vitamins & minerals, cacao husks also contain theobromine. Theobromine is a mild, naturally occurring stimulant similar to caffeine with a gentle, slow-release effect that gives you a littlpick-me-up and keep you feeling good for longer.

Are there any other ingredients in my tea?
No, our teas contain 100% cacao bean husk. There are no additives, sugar or preservatives.

Where are your teas sourced from?
We source the highest quality of cacao from around the world to bring you a natural and delicate chocolate tea. 

All of our cacao teas are sustainable and have been ethically sourced from suppliers trading directly with cacao farmers to ensure the highest quality cacao, and also cutting out the middle man so farmers are paid beyond fair trade prices. This not only improves the farmers' livelihood, but also enables them to continue investing in higher quality equipment resulting in the best quality cacao. 

In addition to this, we source only organically farmed and where possible, certified organic cacao that is good for the environment, and food for you.

There are many cacao growing regions in the world and our teas come from a range of regions including Vietnam, Mexico and Dominican Republic.

Are the teas organic?
We source only organically farmed and where possible, certified organic cacao. Organic certification can be very costly, and supporting the farmers is important to us. This is why we source from suppliers with direct relationships wit the growers who respect the environment, and produce the best quality organically farmed cacao.

Are the teas fair trade?
Our teas have been ethically sourced from suppliers trading directly with cacao farmers to ensure the highest quality cacao, and also cutting out the middle man so farmers are paid beyond fair trade prices. This not only improves the farmers' livelihood, but also enables them to continue investing in higher quality equipment resulting in the best quality cacao. 

Can I cook with the tea?
You sure can, get creative, we'd love to see what you come up with! Think anything tea infused - muffins, syrup, iced tea, add to smoothies, candied cacao, add to toasted muesli the list goes on.

Do the teas contain caffeine?
Our teas are caffeine free. Cacao contains theobromine, which is a naturally occurring stimulant similar to caffeine. Theobromine has a gentle slow-release effect, to give you that little pick-me-up and keep you feeling good for longer.

SHIPPING
Where do you ship to?
We ship Australia wide, and internationally to New Zealand, USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and United Kingdom.

What is the cost of shipping?
Shipping starts from $7 and depends on weight and location. 

  • $7 regular shipping for all orders Australia wide (flat rate) up to 500g.
  • $10 express shipping for all orders Australia wide (flat rate) up to 500g.
  • $15 regular shipping for all orders Australia wide (flat rate) up to 3kg.
  • $20* international shipping rate up to 500g  

For orders $50 or over, shipping is FREE!

How long does shipping take?
All orders are dispatched within 2-3 business days from our Sydney HQ.

Parcels are shipped via Australia Post with an estimated delivery time of

  • Regular - 2-6 business days from dispatch.
  • Express - 1-3 business days from dispatch.
  • International – 6-15 business depending on location

Do you accept returns?
Please make your purchase wisely, as our products are consumables, unfortunately we do not accept returns. 

If you are unsatisfied with your product or it arrives damaged please contact hello@kkao.com.au