A warming embrace of chocolatey cacao, spiced with gently crushed cinnamon and cardamom. Sit back, revel in the delicious aroma and allow the ancient soothing power of African cacao to calm your mind and lift your spirits. Known as the Food of the Gods, cacao is one of the most famous and best-tasting superfoods in the world. The cacao tree, also known as Theobroma Cacao, produces cacao pods which are cracked open to release cacao beans. Cacao beans are highly nutritious and used to make chocolate, cocoa powder, cacao nibs and cacao powder (similar to cocoa powder but processed at lower temperatures to preserve nutrient density and unsweetened). Cacao beans are surrounded by a delicate shell, which are also highly nutritious and exceptionally rich in antioxidants. Cacao is well known for its happiness inducing properties. Rich in neurotransmitters known to create feelings of relaxation, happiness and euphoria including serotonin, dopamine and anandamide, cacao also triggers the release of endorphins – chemicals that reduce feelings of stress and help restore a sense of wellbeing. In our Relax tea, we combine cacao shells with spices like cardamom and black pepper, known to support the normal functioning of the nervous system and promote a sense of calm in the body.