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Cacao Shells

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 212°F
  • Timer 5-7 Min

Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 212°F in a kettle. Add 1 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 5-7 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 5-7 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Price: $3.00

4oz(20% off)$9.60
8oz(35% off)$15.60
16oz(45% off)$26.40
Packaging Options
Gift Tin w/ Label$4.00Holds approx. 4oz. of this tea.
Extra Label$.50For your own tin (3.75" x 2.4")
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The husk or shells of the cacao beans, a relatively new ingredient in the worldwide culinary scene but, was enjoyed by the Mayans and the Aztecs since the early 1500s. Cacao shells have an earthy aroma and deep cocoa flavor which are delicious as a tea ingredient or in herbal infusion blends.


Cacao Shells,



5 Stars

I have added cacao shells to tea before and it is really good. It is also good steeped by itself. Cacao shells are not sweet and are not many calories. It is a nice alternative to hot chocolate without the calories. I steeped for 10 minutes. I added honey and milk and it is delicious! It tastes like an herbal chocolate tea. Cacao shell tea has a lot of health benefits. Definitely give it a try!


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