Cascara Ginger No.1
Cascara Ginger No.1
Artisan Loose Leaf Cascara Tea (Caffeine)
From the islands of Hawaii comes this perfect blend of 100% Hawaiian grown ginger and cascara (coffee cherry tea) to transfer your tea time to paradise.
Cascara also known as Coffee Cherry Tea, makes an amazing tea with a very soft and natural taste. The term Cascara comes from the Spanish word "cáscara" which means "husk". This is very different from the herb cascara sagrada which is a powerful laxative. The outside skin or husk of the coffee bean starts off as a beautiful crimson protector to the coffee bean that is growing inside. The coffee bean will easily pop out of the fresh husk leaving two separate and wonderful parts to this glorious plant!
Cascara typically ends up as compost on many coffee farms. Most places spread the coffee cherry's out in the open air, let them dry, and then husk them to get the coffee bean out of the middle. This may produce a great coffee bean product, but definitely not a great cascara product. With birds flying overhead, perching on rafters, and "doing their business", its no wonder that most cascara needs to become compost. I've tried many many cascara products and let me tell you, you can always taste the difference and its quite disturbing! So I was on a mission to find a farm that covers their cascara to dry it...and I found it! On the Big Island of Hawaii, right outside of Kona, I found an amazing small scale coffee farm that dries cascara the way we like it!! They husk the coffee cherries before they dry them and then dry the cascara and the coffee bean separately in covered drying racks! This results in an amaaaaazing Cascara!!!
(More on this amazing blend and our journey to find the ingredients in our blog post here)
How to Brew: Steep 1-2 rounded teaspoon of tea per 8 ounces of water (212 degrees) for 4-5 minutes. Take time to take a few deep breaths and relax. After the tea has reached the desired strength, strain out the loose leaf and savor the superior flavor found in a cup of the Cozy Leaf collection.
Abby's Tea Tip: Re-steep and sip two or more cups with the same tea leaves
Ingredients: Hawaiian Cascara (Coffee Cherry Tea), Organic Hawaiian Ginger, Hawaiian Lime Juice (added before drying for freshness)