Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing MiCacao’s Organic Cacao tisane. MiCacao (pronounced “mē-ka-cow”) was born out of a passion for health, wellness, and community. Their co-founders are two Army Veterans who truly believe in the value of service and have a deep desire to empower others to do good. Their commitment to these ideas inspired them to create a brand with a simple message: Be healthy. Do good. They are a veteran-owned food and beverage company specializing in cacao tea. Their mission is to deliver the highest quality cacao tea to communities all over the world and help improve the lives of others by promoting health, wellness, and social responsibility.Here’s what MiCacao have to say about this tisane on their website: Tea made from the shell of the cacao bean. Our cacao tea is completely natural, preservative free, and without any artificial flavours or starches. Organic. Sugar-free. Gluten-Free. Vegan.
Ingredients: Cacao Shells & Cacao Nibs
Tisane Tasting Notes
This is my first pure cacao tisane, I’ve had chai’s and other blends that use it as an ingredients but I’ve never had a tisane that has been purely cacao. So I wasn’t sure what to expect from this tisane but was excited to try it nevertheless. When I opened the package the aroma that came from it was just like a fudgy brownie, It’s an absolutely mouth-watering aroma. I’ll be honest I wasn’t expecting it to be so enticing and I hoped more than anything that the flavour to be just as amazing. (There is nothing as disappointing as a tea or tisane that has an amazing aroma but doesn’t deliver flavour wise.)
The flavor is not what I expected at all but nevertheless It’s lovely and tisane that is perfect for those of us who love chocolate but want to cut down on it. It’s a little bit toasty, a little bit woodsy, and then a rich chocolate hit. That chocolate note is a Lingering, satisfying chocolate, especially on the exhale. I just wish the flavor was a little more intense don’t get me wrong it’s really tasty but it feels a little bit watered down and could do with being a little more full-bodied. I think if I were to buy another pouch of this, I would use even more than I did this time and double my steeping time as this seems to really benefit from steeping for a quite a while. I can see this being so fun to experiment with and add to different blends and bakes so make sure you keep your eyes on my Instagram for posts featuring it throughout 2019. It’s not naturally sweet so I did have to add a small teaspoon of honey just to amp it up a little bit but once I did that it was perfect for me. I’ve seen a few people say that they have tried this with milk and honey and made a ”latte” with it I’ve not had chance to do that yet but it’s something I’ll try in the future.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4.5/5
If you want to find out more about MiCacao and purchase some of this tisane for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley