Tisano’s innovative patent pending process uses proprietary methods to select the delicate fibrous shell around the cacao bean, which carries many of the same antioxidant agents, and magnesium and potassium as well as a high dose of Vitamin D, which the cacao bean does not have.Tisano’s single origin Cacao Tea is the first pure chocolate herbal infusion that is steeped in timeless tradition to provide the following health benefits*: • Boosts energy & stamina: Theobromine which is found in cocoa and chocolate provides a mild, long lasting boost with a mood improving effect to help you maintain energy, stamina, and vitality*. • Immune system support: Antioxidants are free radical scavengers that help defend healthy cells, protect the body and support overall wellness*. • Promotes a healthy heart: A daily dose of antioxidants has been shown to ward of free radicals that have been shown to contribute to various forms of cardiovascular disease*. • Antidepressant: Theobromine naturally raises serotonin levels and increases feelings of well-being*. • Fat and Calorie Free: A chocoholics dream come true, Tisano is a naturally fat and calorie free way to satisfy even the most intense chocolate craving*. “Chocolate is one of the most misunderstood superfoods. It is often considered to be an unhealthy indulgence, but in reality it provides many important health benefits,” said Patrick Pineda, President of Tisano. “And while drinking our new chocolate tea may taste guilty, it is quite the opposite. Not only is it rich in antioxidant and flavinoids, it also contains a rich and enticing flavor without the fat or calories.” Pineda first became intrigued with herbal chocolate tea through his work with his company, Eastbluff Trading Co, which provides high-quality organic Venezuelan cacao to the U.S. After experimenting and brewing the chocolate tea at home for friends and family, Pineda decided to trial the tea at Expo West to garner feedback from industry influencers and consumers alike. After receiving a tremendous response and winning Best in Show from VegNews Magazine, Pineda decided to officially launch Tisano Cacao Tea at the World Tea Expo. Tisano’s Organic Cacao Tea brand of pure chocolate tea is available at select locations in Southern California, Maryland, Colorado, Montana and online at Amazon.com. About Tisano™: Founded in 2010, Tisano is an exotic herbal tea company that is committed to providing high-quality cacao teas. Tisano is a family owned and operated business that is grounded on the three principles of tea: “qualitea” “sustainabilitea” and “integritea.” Tisano believes in giving back and goes beyond fair trade by sourcing directly from the farming communities that grow the finest organic cacao.