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Cocoa Bean

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Our organic cocoa beans are harvested from the Crayfish Bay Organic Cocoa Estate on the volcanic Caribbean island of Grenada. A by-product of the chocolate making process, our sustainable cocoa husks and nibs are fermented for 5 days, sundried, charcoal roasted and finally milled slightly to increase dissolution. Expect delicate but complex notes of dark chocolate and wine, without the bitterness. A delicious and sugar/sweetener-free way to consume ethically and sustainably sourced 100% cocoa.

Delivery time 1-5 working days

  • Product Info 
  • Sourcing
  • History
  • Weight: Caddy 100g, Caddy Refill Pouch 100g
    Ingredients: 100% Organic Cocoa Bean (Husks & Nibs)
    Harvest date: June 2020
    Growth & Production Method: Organic
    Country of Origin: Grenada
    Health Benefits: Anti Diabetic,Anti Microbial,Antioxidants,Anti Inflamatory,Circulatory System,Dental,Feminine Health,Vitamins & Minerals
    The word 'chocolate' comes from two words in Nahuatl, the language spoken by many native groups: chocolate, which translated literally means 'hot water', and cacahuatl, which referred to a bitter beverage made with cocoa. Cocoa husks are a by-product of the chocolate making process, representing 10%‒17% of the total cocoa bean weight and are a source of nutrients and interesting compounds, such as fiber (although water insoluble), cocoa volatile compounds, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and a large spectrum of polyphenols.
    Studies have been conducted into cocoa husks and cocoa beans generally to demonstrate the following health benefits: antibacterial, anticariogenic (dental), anticarcinogenic, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antiviral, cardiovascular, circulatory and feminine health. Cocoa beans contain a small amount of caffeine.
    Deliveries outside the UK are available on request, please contact us with your delivery address and order, as we will be able to arrange international delivery via standard postal service or courier.
    Please note the pouches are not airtight, and therefore once opened, your tisane should be transferred to an airtight caddy or storage jar in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and strong odours. We do not recommend glass, plastic and paper containers.
    Medical disclaimer
    Any noted health benefits of our herbal infusions are from traditional medicine and should not be used to prevent or cure any disease. Consult a GP if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any other health concerns.
  • Our organic cocoa beans are harvested from the Crayfish Bay Organic Cocoa Estate on the volcanic Caribbean island of Grenada. Our sustainable cocoa husks and nibs are fermented for 5 days, sundried, charcoal roasted and finally milled slightly to increase dissolution.

    Expect delicate but complex notes of dark chocolate and wine, without the bitterness. A delicious and sugar/sweetener-free way to consume ethically and sustainably sourced 100% cocoa.
  • Cocoa beans seeds possessed so much value, that they were used as a form of currency. One bean could be traded for a tamale, while 100 beans could purchase a good turkey hen, according to a 16th-century Aztec document.
    Originally prepared in drink form, 'chocolate' was served as a bitter liquid, mixed with spices or corn puree shared during religious ceremonies. Both the Mayans and Aztecs believed the cacao bean had magical, or even divine, properties, suitable for use in the most sacred rituals of birth, marriage and death. It was believed to be an aphrodisiac and to give the drinker strength.
    Today, such drinks are also known as 'Chilate' and are made by locals in the South of Mexico. After its arrival to Europe in the sixteenth century, sugar was added to it and it became popular throughout society, first among the ruling classes and then among the common people. In 1828, a Dutch chemist found a way to make powdered chocolate by removing about half the natural fat (cacao butter) from chocolate liquor, pulverising what remained and treating the mixture with alkaline salts to cut the bitter taste. His product became known as 'Dutch cocoa', and it soon led to the creation of solid chocolate.

    The creation of the first modern chocolate bar is credited to Joseph Fry, who in 1847 discovered that he could make a mouldable chocolate paste by adding melted cacao butter back into Dutch cocoa.

Brewing Instructions

Use 2g for every 200ml of 100°C spring water and let this herbal infusion steep, ideally for 5 minutes, to fully unfold its natural flavour.

Caddy 100g makes approx. *50 cups
Caddy Refill Pouch 100g makes approx. *50 cups

*Estimations are based on drinking the traditional way, where one portion will give you at least one cup – just refill with 100°C water and steep for two minutes longer than the original brew time.

Health Benefits

Herbal teas have health-promoting properties. In fact, herbal teas have been used as natural remedies for a variety of ailments for hundreds of years. Learn more about health benefits of our herbal infusions.

Tasting notes and pairing

Delicate dark chocolate and wine notes.

Discover Our Cocoa's Origin

Crayfish Bay has designed its own unique roaster which uses charcoal. We believe it to be the only commercial roaster of this type in the world. Charcoal is purchased locally which supports the village economy. All the wood used for making charcoal is the result of storm damage or land clearance. No trees are cut down specifically for the making of charcoal and this system of roasting gives the cocoa its own unique flavour.

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Customer Reviews

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Thomas

Amazing value for the price

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Victoria

It tastes a little like hot chocolate without any of the sugar. I highly recommend and I will be ordering again.

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Carole

Totally in love with this cocoa tea. It smells and taste like you're having a pudding in a cup :)