You can take it at any time of the day, alone, with sugar or the sweetener of your choice. Cocoa tea is a hot drink that is making its way into the chocolate market due to its chocolate properties, flavor and aroma.
Made from the roasted cocoa husk, which is what surrounds the grain of this fruit, in a dry and crunchy state, it emanates a strong aroma of chocolate.
Its production is handmade, but a careful process is needed so that it can preserve all the properties and nutrients of cocoa.
Who produces cocoa tea
In the Barlovento area, in eastern Venezuela, cocoa producers take advantage of the shells of this fruit, which is thrown away or given other uses in other places, to market this exotic drink.
The small family business my poems has in its line of cocoa products shells of this fruit to make infusions that can be purchased at its store in Barlovento, in the State of Miranda, or in some supermarkets in Caracas, in a 75-gram presentation.
In the Dominican Republic, the chocolate shop kahkow It also has its own cocoa tea in its catalog of products made with chocolate. In a 120-gram presentation, this renowned brand has mixed cocoa husks with cinnamon and star anise.
In Colombia, the brand of cocoa-based products Grandpa's Chocolate It also has its own presentation. cocoa tea of 200 grams, which is promoted for its "healing" properties and the ways in which it can be enjoyed.
How cocoa tea is prepared
Cocoa tea is an infusion based on the husk of cocoa beans that is very easy to prepare.
You will only have to add a heaped teaspoon of this product to a cup of boiling water and let it rest for about five minutes. Then strain and, if desired, add sugar, honey, a calorie-free sweetener, or brown paper.
Depending on the taste of each person, if you want stronger or softer, you can try adding more or less cocoa husk to the water.
Properties of cocoa tea
In addition to its delicious chocolate flavor and aroma, cocoa tea has been found to have many health-promoting properties and vitamins.
This infusion is rich in vitamins A and C, pectin, theobromine, calcium, magnesium, oleic acid, linoleic acid, antioxidants and fiber.
Among many of its benefits, it protects the intestinal bacterial flora; It is anti-inflammatory and reduces fluid retention. It is an energy drink and helps fight insomnia.