Orlando Entrepreneurs Bringing Cocoa Tea To Central Florida

By Kyle Arnold Orlando Sentinel

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) I love coffee and I love chocolate so I can't wait to get a taste of a new "cocoa tea" which an Orlando couple is trying to popularize in Central Florida. The "Kashmiir" cocoa tea comes in small blocks. The cocoa is mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg and bay leaf. The blocks are dissolved in boiling water, which then can be mixed with sugar or milk to taste. YUMMY!

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando's De Licia and Moonish Badaloo are trying to get cocoa tea on the lips of Central Florida chocolate lovers.

The couple are importing the cocoa tea from their native nation of Trinidad under their company Kashmiir.

"It's very popular with our family in Trinidad and it doesn't have any preservatives or anything,' De Licia Badaloo said.

Kashmiir sells at Caribbean Supercenter in Orlando. But she is hoping to stock it soon at specialty grocers such as Whole Foods.

The cocoa tea has a coffee-like quality with more of a chocolate flavor. Kashmiir cocoa tea comes in small blocks. The cocoa is mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg and bay leaf.

The blocks are dissolved in boiling water, then can be mixed with sugar or milk to taste.

The Badaloos aren't food experts by trade. They work in technology consulting, she said.

The cocoa tea is made and packaged in Trinidad. The Badaloos have an unusual packaging for Kashmiir, which they distribute through a warehouse in Central Florida.

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