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Ever had the old-time (traditional) Jamaican Chocolate Tea, aka 'Chalk-lit tea'?
I tell you I absolutely love it! I have it at least twice per week now!
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For those unfamiliar with this, it is the traditional Jamaican version of hot chocolate, except in my opinion, richer, more organic and healthier :-)
( See health benefits below )
And so, I, like a child, can't wait for the dawn of day for that sought after school trip, couldn't wait to get to the little rural farm where the entire production takes place.
It is called ROCK FARM and is located in the hills of St. James, a place called Catadupa.
It was a long trip, challenged by rocky, windy roads, but it was totally worth the effort.
I observed the entire production and managed to capture the entire experience on video so I could share it with you!
I also have a simple recipe to share with you!
Let's start with the video!
It is a simple family business but Mr. Atkinson was totally open to share the entire process with me.
With the use of pictures posted as well as live demonstration, he demonstrated the entire process which involves...
Oh, and did I tell you I had a freshly brewed mug of Chocolate tea before I left? Of course I did!
A refreshing learning experience I tell you.
By the way, I ran into an aging flyer posted on the wall that highlighted the amazing benefits of chocolate tea, made from Jamaican cocoa beans.
If you read closely you would have noticed that, amoung other things, it mentioned that.
'According to Cornell University, Rock Farm Chocolate, which is made from Jamaican cocoa beans, has nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine and up to three times the antioxidants found in green tea.
Rock Farm chocolate also contains magnesium, iron, chromium, vitamin c, zine and also reduces high blood pressure".
All wonderful stuff right?
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New! You can now get authentic Jamaican chocolate sticks, as well as other authentic Jamaican products conveniently via my Etsy store.
Here is the link:
At this point my only reservation is that this is product is not widely available outside of Jamaica as I would have hoped.
But that said, I noticed that Amazon has a particular brand on their website. You may check the current price here.
For those persons in Jamaica, several of the leading supermarkets in Jamaica has Jamaican chocolate tea, even though it may not necessarily be from Rock Farms.
To contact Rock Farms directly, you may call Mr. Atkinson using the following information:
Phone is 876-567-0351
What part of the tour do you find interesting. Please be sure to leave a comment on the video on YouTube.
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