The practice of preparing cacao husks, the outer shell of cacao beans, as an herbal tea originated in Peru. Visiting foreign chocolate makers learned about it and realized that the husk did not need to be discarded as waste and began marketing the delicious beverage.
Cacao Husk Tea as it is called is not a tea at all, but a tissane. an herbal infusion made from 100% natural cacao husks, It is a healthy chocolate drink. It contains numerous vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, is caffeine and sugar free, and extremely tasty. The highest quality ethically sourced cacao husks are organically and sustainably grown on chocolate plantations in South America. When brewed in hot water, cacao husks create a delicious chocolate infusion.
The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is how antioxidant content is measured. Cocoa Husk Tea has a value of 7900 TE, which is 6X higher than Green Tea.