Andean Black + Cacao (Colombia)

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2 oz. (25 cups) or 8 oz. (100 cups)

For tea drinkers and dark chocolate lovers alike, this is a blend of rare Colombian black tea with cacao husks and nibs. The cacao comes from small producers in the Tumaco region of Colombia who make some of the finest and most aromatic cocoas in the world. The unique flavor experience — sweet notes from the tea balanced with bitter cacao — is unforgettable.

Brewing instructions
Amount: 2 grams of loose tea per cup of water (a pinch)
Temperature: 212 ̊ (A full, rolling boil)
Steep time: 3 - 3.5 minutes

About Our Colombian Tea

Long known for its coffee, Colombia grappled with consistent armed conflict for more than 50 years—until 2016. Now, Colombia is experimenting with tea.

Our high-grown, hand-picked Colombian teas are cultivated at over 6,000 feet in the mist-capped Andes Mountains. The tea is grown in rich, deep, young volcanic soil that naturally promotes lush plant growth. Its nearness to the equator and consistent climate result in tasty, delicate tea-tips throughout the year. The farm from which we import, outside the town of Bitaco, is the only one of its kind in Colombia. It sits alongside a protected rain forest and the estate works with the Agricola Himalaya Foundation on social development of families in the community. Our Colombian teas are Certified Organic and UTZ Certified for sustainability.

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
My favorite!

I like several of the teas but this one is my favorite for sure

Nancy Bethke
Wonderful Taste and Body

Colombian black teas are among my favorites. This combination of deep, flavorful black tea and cacao is a real treat. I drink it quite strong and steep much longer than recommended- plus milk.
Tea lends itself for exploring amount of tea, combinations of teas, other ingredients like cacao, and steeping time. Fun to make and to drink.

Nat Williams
Satisfying in the Winter

Quality black tea with a balanced blend of cocoa flavor. Sort of like hot chocolate with minimal calories. Rakkasan sometimes sells the cacao nibs separately.


Rakkasan tea is a reason to look forward to getting up in the morning. Andean black + cacao has enough chocolate aroma to delight, without worrying I might be having dessert for breakfast.