Cacao Shells – (loose ‘leaf’ tea), per 100g

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)


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Brew up your very own ‘chocolate’ tea!

18 in stock

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Ethically sourced Cacao Shells!

Ever had chocolate tea? 

Often see as a waste product from chocolate making, we have a much better use for the outer shells from the roasted cacao nibs – brew them into a beautiful, light chocolate-y tea! With a natural sweetness and wonderful aroma you’ll also get to add some vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to your life. Plus a natural compound called theobromine, which can provide a gentle energy boost while relaxing the body, decreasing blood pressure, improving brain function, and supporting healthy digestion, circulation and respiration. Wow!

We are so lucky to stock these ethically sourced beauties from Nottingham-based Luisa’s Vegan Chocolates.

Why we work with Luisa for these Cacao Shells

Luisa is devoted to sourcing the best cocoa beans which also support female cacao farmers directly. This means families are well looked after and so is the environment where the cacao plants are grown.

If you love chocolate (like I do),  you’ll love to chance to try these on their own in brew, or add a sprinkling to your favourite loose leaf tea brew. Or even use to flavour gin or vodka!

We also stock Luisa’s cacao nibs in our shop. Our regulars love to have them for breakfast in porridge. Some even use it for baking too as it is quite versatile.

Directions on how to use our cacao shells for your drink

Just add a couple of teaspoons into your favourite tea (or tea on its own) in an infuser. Add just off the boil water. Let brew for aprox 5-7 minutes. Why not try adding 1/4 tsp of Chai spices, or a 1/4 tsp of ground Cinnamon, or a tsp of vanilla extract. Experiment with quantities until you have the tea at the strength and flavour you prefer. You can even try making cacao liqour!





Additional information

Weight 0.11 kg

2 reviews for Cacao Shells – (loose ‘leaf’ tea), per 100g

  1. 5 out of 5

    Steph (verified owner)

    We use these as a lovely addition to our tea, as they give it a nice chocolately note!

    • Sarah Maloy

      Good to hear you enjoy the cacao shells in your tea, Steph. They are lovely aren’t they. And wonderful they are produced locally too.

  2. 5 out of 5

    MK (verified owner)

    5 stars

    • Sarah Maloy

      Thank you for your positive review.

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Cacao shells per 100g for loose leaf tea
Cacao Shells – (loose ‘leaf’ tea), per 100g