Eastbluff Trading Co. Introduces First Organic Herbal Cacao Tea

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Sip by sip, naturally antioxidant rich cacao tea provides health, balance and well-being

Eastbluff Trading Co., makers of the highest quality organic Venezuelan cacao products on the market today, announced at Expo West the introduction of 100% organic cacao tea, the first pure chocolate tea. Containing over 300 compounds including tannins, catechins, polyphenols and other antioxidant agents and Theobromine, Eastbluff Trading Cacao Tea provides the sweet aroma of dark chocolate with many of the same health benefits.

Unlike traditional hot cocoa mix, East Bluff’s innovative patent pending process uses 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.

As the first pure chocolate tea, Organic Herbal Cacao Tea provides the following health benefits:

  •     Boosts energy & stamina: Theobromine which is found in cocoa and chocolate provides a mild, long lasting stimulant with a mood improving effect to help you maintain energy, stamina, and vitality.
  •     Caffeine Free: Cacao tea is similar to green tea in its catechin and tannin levels as well as a caffeine free herbal tea.
  •     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.

Eastbluff Trading Co. Organic Herbal Cacao Tea is made exclusively from the most prized organic cacao fiber available on the US market today. In order to guarantee freshness and maximum nutrient potency in all of its products, Eastbluff Trading Co. hand picks its cacao and controls the process from farm to package. Through exclusive supply partnerships Eastbluff ensures that all their cacao products not only of the highest international standard but are also commited to paying above fair trade prices to the farming communities.

“We are thrilled to introduce the first ever 100% Organic Herbal Cacao Tea to the US market,” said Patrick Pineda, President of Eastbluff Trading Co, Inc. “We believe that it will provide an innovative and healthier alternative to coffee or black tea for US consumers. We continue to be committed to our goal of bringing premium single origin, organic Venezuelan cacao products to the US market and hope that this product will encourage chocolate lovers to try all the different varieties and origins of cacao.”

While conceiving of developing a company to bring high-quality, organic Venezuelan cacao to the U.S., Pineda became impassioned with the plight of the local farmers. In an effort to help promote sustainable farming and living, Eastbluff Trading Co. gives 2% of its profits to the farming cooperatives from which is sources and harvests its cacao as well as extending micro credits and participating in workshops across Venezuela to engage and inspire farmers to transition in organic and sustainable farming practices.

The new 100% Herbal Cacao Tea joins Eastbluff Trading Co’s successful line of organic Venezuelan cacao products including cacao butter, cacao beans, cacao liquor, cacao nibs, cacao powder and dairy free ready made hot cocoa mix. Eastbluff Trading Co’s Cacao Tea retails for $3.00 for 4 ounces and $5.50 for 8 ounces and is available at select locations in Southern California, Maryland and online through Amazon and http://www.eastblufftrading.com .

For more information, visit booth #5690 at Expo West from March 11-14, 2010.

About Eastbluff Trading Co., Inc:
Founded in 2009 with the goal of creating organic cacao products with a commitment to sustainable business, Eastbluff Trading Co., Inc helped pioneer the Organic Cacao movement in Venezuela and offers a line of single origin organic products sourced from the tropical mountains of Venezuela. Committed to sustainable business practices, Eastbluff Trading Co provides 2% of profits to the partners and farmers that they source their cacao from as well as being heavily involved with local NGO’s and the Ministry of Agriculture in promoting the Organic Farming movement. Eastbluff Trading Co. always sustainably harvests its cacao to ensure the highest quality and maximum freshness. For more information, please visit http://www.eastblufftrading.com.

Press Contact:
Jamie Walker
Jamie(at)eastblufftrading(dot_com
(510) 502-2981

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