I figured out recently that I have to cut down my sugar consumption and enjoy a little less caffeine in my life. That doesn’t mean, however, that I still can’t have fun! I read a great new post called How to Kick Your Caffeine Addiction and Actually Enjoy Your Coffee Again on the blog LifeHacker (an offshoot of Gawker media). The article gives multiple tips and techniques on how to lower or completely eliminate your caffeine/coffee consumption. They also give examples of multiple coffee alternatives, and that included an herbal tea that supposedly tastes similar to coffee called Teeccino. Teeccino is a gluten-free beverage, too.
I thought, “No way could herbal tea taste anything like coffee,” but I was intrigued. I found Teeccino “medium roast” Java on Amazon. com and ordered it for 10 bucks. Could it work? I decided to give it a whirl. I got my favorite mug and single cone filter ready. Apparently, you even brew this like you would coffee!
And then I tasted it….Wow! Teeccino is great, everyone! I completely recommend this as an alternative. My mom tasted it and thought it was a cup of mocha cocoa.
For those of you that have more technical knowledge of tasting, Teeccino has similar undertones of Mocha Java coffee–nutty, chocolately, and medium roast–but you don’t have the same acidic mouth feel as you would when taking a sip of coffee. This means a cup of Java teeccino tastes like a non acidic, more chocolately and smooth cup of slightly weak coffee. Coffee is acidic and sometimes even vibrant (depending on the bean), and you can feel this acidity in your mouth. Teeccino has none of the acid that is rough on your system, but retains all the undertones of coffee. Brilliant! I love it!