I spent the weekend visiting Brooklyn Sis – in, you guessed it, Brooklyn. Besides eating copious amounts of leftover birthday cake, we tried Dover restaurant, went for a run through the various 'hoods, and went to an evening vegetarian picnic.
And. I learned about something called cacao tea. I'm predicting this will be a trend in six months' time. The scoop:
- Cacao tea is basically a bag of cacao bean husks. The smell alone is lovely.
- Put some in a mesh strainer, pour boiling water over it & let steep for a few minutes.
- The result? It actually does taste like chocolate. Not as strong or creamy as hot chocolate, but mildly chocolatey. It's chocolate-flavored water. And it's actually kind of pleasing.
With coconut water having blown up, I can see cacao bean-infused beverages being next.