Cacao Tea vs Caffeine

Cacao Tea vs Caffeine

There are some questions more common than others when our wonderful customers contact us with inquires about Tisano Cacao Tea . The most popular by far is how much caffeine does Cacao or Chocolate tea contain.

Cacao tea is caffeine free but  it does contains a central nervous system stimulant called theobromine.

This ingredient is a far relative of caffeine and they are nothing alike.  Comparing them its like saying that your weird 4th cousin, (that one you only saw a few times while you where growing up and never really understand) and you are similar.

If after this colorful explanation you are still not sure if you should pick Cacao Tea over any drink with caffeine or you are worried about the effect of this “new”  healthier option called on Cacao Tea offers  here you have a short fact list to make your life easier 

Organic Tea in a Cup
Theobromine is ….


Mild effect

Very slow onset

Long lasting

50% in bloodstream after 6-10 hrs

Increases feeling of well being

Mild antidepressant

Smooth and sensual stimulation

Stimulates cardiovascular system

Stimulates muscular system

Mild effect on central nervous system

Almost no one is allergic

Not addictive

No withdrawal symptoms

Mild diuretic

Stimulates the kidneys

Organic Black Coffee in a Cup
Caffeine is …


Strong effect

Fast acting

Rapid dissipation

50% in bloodstream after 2-5 hrs

Increases alertness

Increases emotional stress

Jagged, nervous stimulation

Stimulates cardiovascular system

Stimulates respiratory system

Strong effect on central nervous system

Many people is allergic

Physically addictive

Many proven withdrawal symptoms

Extreme diuretic

Requires intake of fluids due to diuretic effect


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2 Responses to “Cacao Tea vs Caffeine”

  1. David S Pollock April 29, 2013 at 11:24 #

    I read your comparison of theobromine and caffeine with interest. While I agree that theobromine is somewhat milder that caffeine, I find that there are more similarities than differences, at least to my brain. For example 1 tablespoon of the cocoa shells steeped for 10 minutes brings on a familiar alertness at about the level of green tea that I can feel about half- way through drinking it. I do wish that you would follow up your product notice of “no caffeine” with “but does contain theobromine, a mildly stimulating substance whose effects resemble caffeine”. By the way, the latest research that I have read shows that caffeine is only mildly diuretic in studies that compared identical intake volumes of tea, coffee and plain water.

  2. Lisa Bennett June 28, 2013 at 13:11 #

    I am highly sensitive to caffeine and the only stimulating effect I have from Tisano tea is euphoria because it tastes so delicious, as a matter of fact I have a big cup of this tea before I go to bed at night.

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