- Natural Source of Antioxidants
- Less caffeine than Green Tea
- 100% Organic Pure Cacao
- The Original brewed cocoa beverage.
- Contains Theobromine – the feel good stimulant in dark chocolate that raises seratonin
No better than high quality cocoa in your hot water
Side comment: I never received the lid to the tin. Who sends a tin without a lid? I am really not sure.
Good, Not Great.
I like it!
Yummy and Good for You
The tea contains nutrients such as Vitamin D, potassium, and magnesium, antioxidants and Theobromine which boost energy and mood.
Pure Chocolate Bliss
Decadent, chocolatey WOW!!!! The most delicious “tea” ever
The heavenly aroma of chocolate filled the kitchen as soon as I opened the tin.
The cocoa shells are light, crispy, delicate, and CHOCOLATEY.
I nibbled a few of them as I waited for the kettle to boil…. Crispy, crunchy and delicious!
I decided to use a coffee press for my cacao shell tea. I measured out the approximate amount, and marveled at the aroma.
As I crunched on a few more of the delicious cacao shells while waiting for the boiling water, I became aware of my mood subtly brightening. The kettle whistled, and I poured the boiling water carefully into the cafe press. Rising along with the billowing steam, an unmistakeable scent of fine chocolate was strong and beautiful.
I took my first sip and it was HEAVEN. This is like drinking the smoothest, purest dark chocolate. Even without added milk and sugar it is just beautiful.
The mood-brightening effects of the theobromine are amazing. I feel happy. Coffee can make me crabby, but these cacao shells are having the opposite effect.
I am very happy with this product.
great tea !
Chocolate tea recipe
Wow! Chocolate heaven.
exotic chocolate flavor without the calories
Tasty, earthy cocoa flavor
I love this stuff. No, I mean I LOVE it. Seriously. While it isn’t actually tea at all, it’s prepared the same way – add the ‘leaves’, steep, add preferred additives, drink, YUM. There is no actual tea in this product, it’s all cocoa bean shells. Because of this, you have to like the natural, earthy cocoa flavor (like that of dark, dark, dark organic chocolate you might find in a health food store) to like this tea. If you’re expecting it to taste like a candy bar or cake you’ll be disappointed. While it DOES smell like candy, it simply does not taste that way. (However, I suppose you could add an absurd amount of sweetener to give it a candy taste but that really counteracts a lot of the health benefits of this tea. It also takes away from it’s natural taste which is amazing!)
The thing that caught my eye about this tea initially was the flavor, of course. What made me really decide to make the purchase was all of the claims. The description says it has vitamin D and iron – which is especially good for someone like me who is both anemic and vitamin D deficient who could use as much of that in their daily intake as they can get- and it also claims to have natural serotonin raising capabilities due to the fact it’s pure cocoa, which as most people know, is good for you and full of feel-good elements.
While I can’t prove or disprove any of those things, I will say this tea is delicious and worth the somewhat hefty price. You get a lot of bang for you buck and unless it’s your staple tea you drink every day, several times a day it should last you quite a while.
I’d like to note that the tea-to-water ratio recommended on the container might be a little exaggerated. I use a little over half the recommended tea to go with the amount of water I’m using, and it does just fine. It doesn’t taste watery or weak at all. And unlike most teas, you can let this steep while you’re drinking it and there’s no gross, over steeped taste. I’ve also found you can also re-steep the tea 2-3 times before any substantial loss in flavor. Knowing that that, it can more than double the cups of tea you get per tin.
Anyway, the main point is I really like this tea and recommend it.
So good I forgot to eat!
I gained quite a bit of rebound weight gain after losing 48 lbs from my pregnancy. 160 lbs down to 112! But when I reached 112, well, I did the rebound thing. I was 112 in Dec. By 2nd week of Jan I was 133.
How? I couldn’t control my cravings.
133 not alot. But compared to my 112, it was noticeable.
Not to mention a HUGE jump.
I felt like chocolate was controlling me.
I embarked on a chocolate tea crusade. I bought every chocolate tea i came across. I know this isn’t a weight loss product, but it’s working that way for me!
I was supposed to have lunch an hour ago. Guess what? Not hungry for it. I was in the mood for my yummy chocolate tea. So drinking that instead. It’s great to not be controlled by hunger. Right now I feel relaxed and even a bit high! Whatever is in this tea is WONDERFUL.
Hurry up and buy this because I am about to buy the whole stock! Great addition to my weight loss battle or anyone elses!
I Can Have My Cup of Hot Chocolate Again!!
At first sip, I wasn’t sure, it was like a very dark bitter chocolate, maybe some like that, but not me. But when I added a packet of splenda to it…magic! I swear it was just like a cup of hot chocolate, so good I had to have a second cup! ^_^
Even if I weren’t lactose intolerant, or concerned with calories and sugar content of which this has none of either, I would still be drinking this.
It’s that good!
Great Customer Service
Doesn’t get any better than this!!! Nectar of the gods! Plus organic & fair trade!!
I found out about the tea by accident. I was really looking for chocolate nibs that were not covered in processed chocolate. Their chocolate nibs are sold through “Eastbluff Trading Company” and they got great reviews. The nibs are indeed amazing.
But it is the tea that will keep me coming back. I plan to purchase this for all my tea and chocolate loving friends.
Preparation: The instructions say to use 3 teaspoons full and steep for five minutes. I use more than the recommended 3 teaspoons, but I steep it twice. I also steep it for longer. After steeping I pour it into my Nissan travel thermos and add “Sugar in the Raw” to taste. The “Sugar in the Raw” enhances the flavor of any tea and it is the same with this one. I don’t need much. It is delicious without the sugar, but it is my treat so I do like a little hint of sugar.
As far as I’m concerned, this is better than a chocolate bar any day!
Chocolate flavor without bitterness.
amazing. smells like chocolate.
Fantastic but not for everyone
I received it today. The tea has great chocolate aroma (as it should), and it makes a great (and unique) cup of tea. I also co-brewed my fresh-ground coffee beans with this “tea” using my french press. Result? Makes a fantastic cup of coffee with chocolate aroma. Right now, I am drinking this tea the way I should with some raw honey and fresh mint… YUM!
Great cocoa taste – no calories!
Healthful and delicious; a chocolate lover’s dream
I drink it “straight,” just brewing in hot water and, sometimes, I add a bit of milk to give it that hot chocolate consistency!
It might seem a bit pricey, but, remember, a little bit of tea goes a long long way.
Chocolate Tea like Cocoa without the Calorie Guilt
Pour 8 oz of boiling water to 1 teaspoon of ground cocoa shell. Let it steep 4-5 minutes and when the water has turned chocolate,strain the chocolate pieces out and add milk.