How to brew Coffee Cherry Tea or Cascara?

Coffee beans are seeds of a fruit called coffee cherry. These beans or seeds are removed from cherry and eventually roasted. What happens to the cherry that was protecting those coffee beans all along? They are usually discarded unless they are used in farm as fertilizer. In some cases, the cherries can be dried and brewed as ‘tea’ known as Cascara Tea. Although it comes from a coffee plant, it tastes nothing like coffee.

 

Brewed hot or iced, Cascara is known to be high in antioxidants.

Steps to make Hot Cascara

1. Take 12 gm Cascara in a tea pot or a cup and add 230 ml hot water.

2. Let it brew for 4 minutes.

3. Strain and enjoy your hot Cascara tea

 

Pro Tip: You can also brew Cascara in a French Press

Steps to make Iced Cascara

1. Take 12 gm Cascara in a tea pot or a cup and add 120 gm hot water.

2. Let it brew for 4 minutes.

3. Strain and pour over 120 gm ice.

Cascara Fizz

On a hot summer day, all you need is this refreshing, incredibly tasty and healthy drink.

 

1. Take 12 gm Cascara in a tea pot or a cup and add about 70 gm hot water.

2. Let it brew for 5 minutes.

3. Strain and make a cascara syrup by adding 2tsp sugar or jaggery and 1 tsp lemon juice

4. Stir and pour cascara syrup over 90 gm ice.

5. Pour 80 gm sparkling water and enjoy your refreshing summer drink!

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