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Oliver Pluff & Company recreates Martha Washington's Cacao Shell Tea Tin - 1.5oz loose roasted cacao shells, blended with dried citrus peel - orange peel and lemon peel
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."
Aroma of toast before brewing. Steeping in hot water unleashes a tonic of chocolate with a touch of tart citrus. The brew yields a full-bodied, slightly bitter infusion with strong notes of chocolate, and light flavors of melon.
Cacao shell tea is caffeine-free, but it does contain other natural stimulants.
Suggested serving per 10oz cup: 2 tsp, 195 degrees. Cacao shells and citrus peels take 10 minutes to infuse their full flavor.Dimensions: W2.75" x H2.75" x D3.25"