Our Cascara Coffee Cherry Tea from El Salvador offers a sweet, bright and fruity aromatic profile that transcends into the cup as a refreshing blast of strawberry jam with hints of berries, raisins and honey. You can definitely enjoy this flavorful tea either hot or iced; a perfect treat to beat the summer heat!
Our Cascara recently got feature in Food Republic's "Power Ranking" along with a special mention on our very own Mike and Heather Perry!
Coffee cherry tea is an herbal tea made from the dried berries (or "cherries") of the coffee plant. It is also known as cascara, from the Spanish cáscara, meaning "husk", and is different from cascara sagrada tea, a powerful plant-based laxative.
Coffee cherry tea is rarely produced for export, but is common in some coffee-growing nations, notably Bolivia and, as the variant Qishr, in Yemen.
It is commonly consumed in Bolivia, where it is referred to as Sultana, and is made of sun-dried and lightly toasted coffee cherries. It may also be mixed with sticks of cinnamon. It is also called "the poor man's coffee", and "the coffee of the Army".
Coffee cherries contain caffeine, as does the tea, however the caffeine level in coffee cherry tea is quite high. The taste of coffee cherry tea is different from coffee, and has been described as somewhat sweet and cherry flavored, surprisingly pleasant.