CASCARA (COFFEE CHERRY TEA)
Flavor notes: cranberry, plum, citrus
Yes, it’s true. This is tea made from coffee!
The consumption of cascara predates the consumption of roasted and brewed coffee on the Arabian peninsula. Rich in antioxidants, natural sugars and other vitamins, cascara (spanish for “husk”) is coffee cherry tea made from the dried berries of the coffee plant. Once separated from the coffee seed, ripe coffee cherries are oven-dehydrated to preserve their flavors as well as kill any unwanted bacteria. The resulting product comes in the form of a completely edible, lightly caffeinated dried fruit ideal for steeping like a tea. It tastes nothing like coffee, but instead has fruity herbal tea notes of cranberry, plum and citrus. It’s refreshing served hot or cold!
This lot was sourced from sustainable, ecologically mindful farmers from a micromill in Tarrazu, Costa Rica.
Each 4 oz bag comes with an information card including brewing instructions.
Hot: Use a heaping tablespoon of cascara for every 8 oz of boiling water. Add honey, ginger, nutmeg or cinnamon if desired.
Cold: Use 6 tablespoons of tea for every 10 oz of cold water. Place tea in water and let stand in fridge for 24 hours. Strain and enjoy!