Cacao tea can be made in a variety of ways depending on your preferences!
To ensure that the full flavor of the cacao husks is released into your tea, we recommend using boiling water and a longer steep time. We recommend using a french press to brew 2 teaspoons of cacao tea per 250ml of boiling water. Allow the tea to steep for 6 to 8 minutes, or longer if you prefer a stronger brew.
Alternatively, if you do not have a french press, we recommend using a tea ball strainer or infuser. If you take this approach, please ensure that the top of your cup is covered with a lid or other cover during the steeping process. For best results, the water needs to stay as hot as possible during the steeping in order to extract the best flavour from the cacao husks.
For those who enjoy very strong brews, you can boil 2 teaspoons of cacao tea per 250ml of boiling water on a stove for 7 to 10 minutes, or longer if you prefer an even stronger brew.
While our cacao has a natural delicate sweetness, you can increase the sweetness by adding your preferred sweetener to further enhance the chocolate flavours of the tea. Coconut sugar provides an excellent complement to the flavours of cacao tea.
Our cacao tea can be enjoyed either black or with any milk of your choice. We find that almond milk is a delicious addition to cacao tea.
For alternative methods to brew cacao tea as well as a full guide to making the best cup of tea, check out our Complete Guide to Brewing Tea.