Organic Cacao Husk, Organic Orange, Compostable Packaging
100% Organic Product
Made in Yorkshire
Fully Compostable Packaging
Sacred Cacao: Bitter + Sour
The husk used in Rasa Teas comes from organic small-holder farms in Chililique, Peru and Maya Mountain, Belize via Ali Gower, director of Chocolate Tree in Scotland.
Sadly, most modern cacao farming has a detrimental effect on the land where it is mono-cropped. The trees that Rasa Teas are born from are grown as a companion to other plants and wildlife. Cacao trees are in fact well suited to growing in the shade and therefore make for an easy addition to a thriving ecosystem, composing of giant and tiny flora alike. Heirloom variety trees are those that have not been genetically modified, instead, they encapsulate a much richer historic, nutritional and flavoursome profile.
Cacao provides the bitter taste which is cleansing for the body and since the beans are fermented, we can benefit from the sour taste which is stimulating for the whole digestive system as well as the mind.
Unwaxed Spanish Oranges: Sweet + Bitter
Organic fruits of mother nature offer bountiful sweetness. These oranges are sliced by hand and carefully dehydrated over a 12+ hour period to delicately encapsulate their rich juices to later be released when you come to brew your Chocolate Orange tea. The skin remains and offers greater benefits from the bitter taste.