Organic Cascara Tea
Organic Cascara Tea |
100% Colombian Coffee Cherry
Elevation: 1,730 m.a.s.l.
Cup Profile: Tamarindo, lemongrass, panela and citric taste.
Net weight: 100 g./3.5oz
XOL brings an exotic drink to the scene: cascara, also known as coffee cherry tea. While cascara isn’t exactly coffee, it isn’t tea either.
Because cascara comes from the genus coffee instead of the Camellia sinensis plant, it can’t be classified as a true tea. Nor is cascara quite what some people imagine when they think of herbal tea, as cascara is made from a fruit rather than an herb.
FROM BERRIES TO TEA
Cascara (coffee cherry skin) is the by-product of the coffee beans after they have been removed from their red skins and dried in the sun, much like raisins.
Cascara comes in an interesting mélange of flavors ranging from sweet, subtle, earthy, to rich, warm, robust and nutty. Its undertones have a fruity flavor with hints of raspberry, red mulberry, currant, cranberry, and cherry.
Even though you may not know whether it’s truly coffee or tea, the health benefits are numerous. Due to its high concentration of polyphenols, Cascara is a true superfood. It will also help boost your immune system, provide antioxidants thus protecting you from free radicals, and offer you a host of anti-inflammatory properties. With extensive research over a decade, FutureCeuticals, has also discovered that Cascara produces BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor), a protein essential for maintaining healthy cognition, and other brain-related processes such as mood and sleep.
1 Bag/100grs./ Organic Cascara