One of our newest cascara (coffee cherry) teas from Bolivia! The Sultana Lemon Verbena cascara tea offers a bright floral-citrus aroma that transcends into country lemonade, berries, and hibiscus undertones.
Coffee cherry tea is rarely produced for export, but is commonly
drunk 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, though while the tea is popularly understood to have a high level of caffeine,
it actually only has about a quarter the caffeine levels of coffee. The taste of coffee cherry tea is different from coffee, and has been
described as somewhat sweet and cherry flavored, surprisingly pleasant.