And although you may not want to turn down a pour-over or americano in favor of a cup of cascara on a daily basis, yet the tea is worth trying at least once. If you like herbal teas, you may like the flavor quite a lot. Additionally, you might find that it’s a good alternative to coffee in the afternoon or evening when you want a little pickup but don’t want all the caffeine that coffee contains.
The most common way to brew cascara is to steep it in hot water like tea (although you can also make a cold brew). The resulting tea tastes a lot like a fruity, herbal tea — but its caffeine level is more akin to that of a black tea.