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Hē Chá Tea: El Salvador Cascara - 1 Lb

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Origin: Finca Buenos Aires, El Salvador. Apaneca Illamatepec Mountain Range, 1300 to 1550 meters above sea level

What is Cascara?

Cascara is the dried skins of coffee cherries. Normally coffee cherries are considered a by-product of the coffee-making process and are either discarded as waste or used as compost. Now these cherries are being reused to produce a unique drink of their own.

Cascara is found somewhere at the intersection of coffee and tea—although it comes from the coffee plant, the drink doesn’t taste anything like coffee. Cascara is often described as having a sweet, fruity taste. Since a number of tisanes are made from fruit, perhaps the best category for cascara is as a fruit tisane.

While cascara is already fairly sweet, some people recommend adding a little honey or sugar for extra flavor. Another option is to add ginger, nutmeg or cinnamon to the drink for a take on the historic qishr.


Brewing Recommendations

Amount of tea: 1-2 Tbsp per 10 oz of water

Water temp: Boil water and cool to 195F / 90C

Infusion Time: 5-10 minutes to taste

Can also be cold brewed and used as an iced tea.  

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