Nicaragua Cascara Tea
Region: La Dalia
This is Cascara Tea, which is not technically tea at all, but the dried fruit (coffee cherry) that surrounds each coffee bean(s) when picked. The coffee cherry is a sweet red fruit that is stripped from the coffee bean before drying it. A careful drying process yields this tea which is a lovely way to experience the coffee plant in a different way. This Cascara comes from the same farm as our Nicaragua Limoncillo coffee. Cascara contains some caffeine, but significantly less than coffee (maybe 1/4 the amount).
We have tried a number of different Cascara Tea's over the years and this one is sweet, refined and elegant. This one is a favorite for us and shows great care was taken to process it properly. This tea is a wonderful change up from Coffee and traditional tea and has a sweetness that tastes as if honey has already been added.
Flavor Profile: We Taste Peach notes, Hibiscus and Sweet Honey on the finish.
Brew Suggestions: Our favorite method is to take water just off boil and pour it directly over the Cascara Tea at a ratio of 30:1. You can vary steep times to get different results, but we enjoy a 6 minute steep time best.
Note: 6 oz of Cascara will make a good amount tea. It weighs significantly less than coffee beans, so 6 oz is quite a bit by volume.
ROAST DAY: Every Monday - (PLEASE NOTE: We cannot guarantee your ship date unless orders are received by 1pm. on Monday)
SHIP DAY: We ship every Tuesday using USPS Priority.