Chocolatea is a soothing cacao drink derived from the husk (outer shell) of the finest organic cacao beans. When steeped in water the husks infuse to create a tea with a heavenly chocolate taste and aroma. Each sip is crisp and delicate on the palate but with a deep chocolate flavour to stimulate and satisfy the senses.
Unlike most cacao husk teas, we also use cacao dust and nibs for a richer steep. The beans are sourced via direct trade with small, organic farms that cultivate unique plants to produce more fruity and less bitter tasting cacao. Most importantly, farmers are fairly compensated for their products at a premium higher than Fair Trade prices, to ensure that natural rainforests are preserved and cacao cultivation can continue for years to come.
a powerful source of antioxidants
Like cacao, cacao husks are extremely high in antioxidants. In fact, research has found that cacao has the highest antioxidant capacity when compared to green tea, red wine, acai and blueberries. Antioxidants help to protect the body from free radicals (that come from pollution and toxins in our environment) and can reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes & Alzheimer's.
Chocolatea is a great and healthy way to make the most of the amazing benefits of cacao but without fat and sugar of your typical chocolate bar. What’s more, cacao has been known to boost metabolism and to help the body metabolise fat better.
99.5% caffeine free
Cacao contains Theobromine, a naturally occurring mild stimulant with gentle, slow-release energy. Theobromine gives you a “holistic high” and provides natural, healthy and long-lasting energy without the negative effects of caffeine.
Chocolatea feels like a sweet treat but it's naturally sugar-free. It can help satisfy that sweet craving after a meal but without any sugar or sweeteners... just the good stuff!
a natural mood elevator
Cacao is a great source of the bliss chemicals – serotonin, anandamide, and phenylethylamine. These neurotransmitters are associated with feelings of wellbeing and happiness - a natural, healthy way to get your happy on.
a sleep aid
Cacao is also one of the highest plant-based sources of magnesium, the most deficient mineral in the Western world. Magnesium deficiency is associated with heightened stress and anxiety, a cup of Chocolatea before bed can help to calm your nervous system in readiness for sleep.
packs a nutritional punch
Chocolatea is packed with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, vitamin A, iron, zinc, calcium & magnesium