Tisano: Cacao, Tea and Chocolate

We invite you to try Tisano Tea. A smooth bold chocolate tea brewed from organic cacao shells. Cacao has many health benefits including but not limited to; high in antioxidants, cardiovascular health, tryptophan (a commonly deficient amino acid in those who consume a diet of mostly cooked food) and serotonin.

Tisano is a family run business that not only makes great cacao products but gives back to the community and farmers in Venezuela that grow their organic cacao. So go ahead, try this delicious beneficial tea and feel refreshed.

If you enjoy the tea you can purchase it directly from our pro-shop for $15.00.

Read the Tisano Story:

"We began sourcing and importing the first Organically Certified Cacao from Venezuela and are still involved in every step of the process – from working the harvest with the farmers, to loading up the truck, processing the beans into powder, butter and paste, to importing, distributing and direct sales.

While watching our first load of beans get processed in Venezuela, we were shocked that more than 12% was lost to the thin fiberous outer shell around the bean. While we didn’t know what we would do with them, we were certainly not going to leave them behind after spending over three months in the jungles to get the cacao plant certified organic.

After reading over scores of academic research, we found that the cacao shells absorb a lot of nutrients from the cacao bean and thus contain many similar health properties as the cacao beans themselves. The shell is also very high in magnesium and potassium and Vitamin D and is comprised of 80% insoluble fiber and 20% soluble fiber. So we tried to develop a high fiber substitute.

First we tried eating the shells and they tasted a lot like chocolate popcorn, maybe slightly more bitter. Then we cooked the shells and they tasted decent, and sort of reminded us of chocolate oatmeal. Finally we brewed the shells and were amazed! The final infusion was a rich translucent copper and had the decadent chocolate aroma that reminded us of hot cocoa, only more powerful. The first sip was smooth and delicious. The delicate flavors mixed with a touch of tannins at the back of the mouth for a taste that is truly unlike anything else.

This was the first time anyone has used the shells of the cacao beans to make an herbal tea and thus how the first real chocolate tea was born."