Cascara Chai - Spiced Coffee Fruit Tea: This flavorful tea is our take on a traditional tea that has been consumed for centuries in Yemen. Consisting of a special blend of spices including cardamom, cloves, ginger, and two types of cinnamon mixed with cascara this bold tea is delicious both as a hot beverage on a cold day and as a refreshing iced tea.
Palate: cardamom, cloves, cinnamon
Finish: ginger, citrus
Cascara is Spanish for 'husk' or 'peel' and is used to describe dehydrated coffee fruit. It is higher in antioxidants than cranberries and is delicious to boot! This remarkable fruit has been consumed as a tea for thousands of years. In fact, it was enjoyed long before people learned to roast the beans inside in order to make coffee as we know it today.
With its history and health benefits, not to mention the fact that each serving can be steeped twice, we couldn't resist making a line of teas with it. Each tea has every ingredient carefully weighed, ground and mixed by hand to ensure the best possible flavor. We then carefully package each tea in a sealed bag which is then placed in a tube along with a half dozen empty tea bags (just in case you don't have a tea infuser handy).