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Cacao Shell Tea


A favorite of Martha Washington, this tea is made from roasted cocoa shells and has a lightly bitter, chocolate taste. Take home this lightly stimulating, loose leaf blend in a 1.5 oz tin.

In colonial America, the new availability of stimulating beverages like tea provided a welcome alternative to alcohol, and helped coffeehouses become gathering places for community discussion and debate. Tea was also popularly drank at home. In the collections of the Newport Historical Society is the epitome of eighteenth century fashionable tea consumption - a rococo teapot made by Paul Revere.