Cacao Moroccan Mint Chai Tea
The Chai You Find in Nearly Any Coffeehouse Today Has a History That Dates Back Thousands Of Years Ancient Chai Is Steeped In Tales Of Royalty & Herbal Medicine. We've Added Our Own Touch Of Cacao & Moroccan mint To Compliment The Aromatic Flavors To Bring You a Heart Warming Experience All While Giving You The Perfect Chai With Every Cup.
All Blends Are Made Fresh With Organic Loose Leaf Ingredients.
1Tsp Per 8oz Of Hot Water.
30 Servings Per 8oz Container Comes Out To .59 Cents a Cup!
Please Consult Your Doctor Before Consumption.
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Herbs: Cacao Nibs, Morrocan Mint Leaf, Black Tea [Contains Caffeine] , Cinnamon,Cardamom, Ginger, Orange Peels.
The Positive Impacts of Cacao on Mood
Regularly working with ceremonial cacao can have therapeutic health benefits, including creating new neural pathways that change our daily experience to include more joy, love, and connection. Pure cacao contains beneficial neurotransmitters and neuro-modulators already present in our brain, most notably including:
Norepinephrine - The joy molecule
Serotonin - Helps with wellbeing, and creates resistance to stress. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of serotonin.
Dopamine - Gives feelings of motivation and pleasure. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of dopamine.
Anandamine - The bliss molecule, it moderates pain, and is associated with the "runners high" effect. Cacao also has N-linoleoylethanolamine, the re-uptake inhibitor for anandamine.
Phenylethylamine (PEA) - Helps with excitement, alertness, attention. Gives the perception of time slowing down.
How Much Caffeine Is In Cacao?
Caffeine is often confused with the primarily stimulant molecule in cacao, theobromine. There actually isn't much caffeine in our cacaos at all .... the misconception arises from the fact that the cane sugar used to sweeten most chocolate bars gives a caffeine like energy rush. But since we make pure cacao without sugar you are probably wondering now:
What is Theobromine, and How is it Different than Caffeine?
Theobromine is an alkaloid in the methylxanthine class of compounds, which also contain caffeine, mateine, and more. Theobromine simultaneously stimulates the heart and relaxes blood vessels, together producing an effect of 30-40% higher blood circulation. This improves absorption of other important nutrients in cacao or other superfoods that it is paired with.
When Shouldn't I Drink Cacao?
We definitely DO NOT recommend cacao if you are taking any sort of mood altering medications, such as anti-depressants with SSRIs, or any medication that works in the dopamine or serotonin pathways.
You can see more on this topic under the Ceremonial Cacao & SSRIs FAQ.
Other health contraindications we have heard of over time:
It may cause an aggravation of acid reflux or ulcers.
It may cause breaking out when an individual has herpes.
If pregnant, we recommend not starting with cacao if you don't already have a practice with it. If you do have a cacao practice, we recommend 1/4-1/2 of what you normally intake. Ashwagandha, which is in our Vibrant Vitality blend, is not recommended during pregnancy.
While breast feeding, cacao is safe. Just keep an eye out on the baby, and see if the baby likes it or not.
Spiritual Junky/ DharmaTeaLeaf does not assume any liability for any damage or injury that may result from the use of our products.