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Cascara- A Fruit Tisane- Coffee Cherry Tea

Cascara emerges somewhere at the intersection of coffee and tea- sort of anyway. Although it comes from the coffee plant, (it is the dried husk of the coffee cherry) the drink doesn’t taste anything like coffee. Our Organic cascara from Bolivia  (Caranvi Region) is described as having a sweet, fruity taste with notes of raspberry and red current  So it is a tea? Or is a coffee?  What the heck is going on?  While cascara isn’t exactly coffee, it technically isn’t tea either. Because cascara comes from the genus coffea instead of the Camellia sinensis (tea) plant, it doesn’t make the classification as a true tea. Ok- so it is an heabral tea? Nope. It not quite herbal either as...

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