When I found out I was allergic to gluten, dairy and yeast I also found out I was allergic to coffee. Compared to gluten and dairy, coffee has been the very easy to avoid. However, it was extremely difficult to give up. This wasn’t because I was a coffee drinker out of necessity by any means. I wasn’t the type of person who NEEDED a cup of coffee in the morning. It was more of a calming thing for me. When I was stressed out I’d make myself a nice hot cup of coffee. Even better, I’d head to Starbucks to get one. It put me at ease and made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Don’t get me wrong – I think tea is great! Green and peach teas in particular. However, they just don’t give me the same response as coffee once did.
One day, I was griping about this to a family friend and she gave me a recipe that’s been a game changer. She calls it Coffee Tea and it’s only made out of three ingredients that seem odd, but are fairly simple to get. She made me some at her house for the first time.
Now I don’t want anyone to be misled. Coffee Tea obviously doesn’t taste EXACTLY like coffee. It’s definitely tea that tastes like coffee. In my opinion though, it’s better. It isn’t nearly as bitter and has a warm, nutty flavor to it. You can also mess around with the components to get slightly different flavors to suit your taste!
Another thing to mention is that there is no caffeine in Coffee Tea. But let’s all be honest: that’s a good thing! Caffeine isn’t good for our systems and we should all work to drink less of it in general. Anyways, without further ado, here’s the recipe!
That’s it! You just throw all that stuff into a tea strainer like this one and put it in your pre-boiled water! Simple, right? Personally, I like to add a little more chicory and a little less carob to my Coffee Tea. It makes it taste more like a darker roast coffee that way.
I hope you all try it out and enjoy! Let me know below what you think or if you have any ideas on how to improve the recipe! I’m always looking for feedback.