Try It Tuesday : Teeccino


I love my coffee. And I totally blame my parents as they owned a coffeehouse during my highschool years, and I of course worked for them.

It started out as a love/hate relationship as I loved the work but hated the coffee. Soon I figured out that folks just didn’t like buying coffee from someone who knew nothing about it! So I started dabbling, and soon enough I had a “at least 2 tall mocha/latte/cappuccino a day habit”.

After I had to get a real full time job, I just couldn’t afford my habit anymore (so hard to get used to not having a free coffee IV all day!) and I got myself used to some boring ‘ol drip coffee from home. And then came the day we started thinking about babies and I gave up the caffeinated stuff altogether and even rarely dabbled in decaf because of the way most companies take the ‘caf’ out of it. (normally it undergos some sort of chemical processing and I don’t like the fact that some of that may be ‘leftover’ in my coffee)

But I’ve recently found a way to enjoy the full bodied, creamy taste of coffee without actually buying coffee.

It’s an herbal coffee called Teeccino.

I had heard about it last year but never tried it due to the fact that I didn’t want to buy a bunch of it online only to not like it, and my local stores didn’t carry it either. But I found it last week at our health food store in sample size packets!

And let me tell you, I love this stuff!! It tastes amazingly like coffee with just a hint of ‘chai-ness’ to it. I love it brewed up hot in the morning with a bit of rapadura and raw cream, and it’s just as yummy later in the day iced or even turned into a frappicino type drink.

So what is it?
It’s a blend of herbs, grains, fruits, and nuts that have been roasted and ground up so that it brews just like traditional coffee. It even has some health benefits! Right from their website, they claim that it is:

  • Naturally caffeine-free – no processing, no chemical residue
  • High in heart-healthy potassium and soluble fiber
  • Natural energy boost – from nutrients, not stimulants
  • Alkaline – helps reduce acidity and restore alkaline balance
  • Rich in inulin, a soluble fiber in chicory root, that helps improve
    digestion and elimination plus increases the absorption of calcium and minerals

As an added plus, all of the flavors seem to be at least 75% organic!

All in all, I’m so glad I tried it! And while it may be a bit more expensive than the “cheap” coffees, it’s still cheaper per cup than heading to your local coffeehouse. And if you’re trying to cut out some of the caffiene you consume (not good for you or your fertility) check this stuff out! (my favorite so far is the mocha)

*and no, I am not affiliated with Teeccino in any way, I just recently tried and enjoyed their product.

So have you tried anything new lately? If not, let’s get on the ball already! It’s summer and there are plenty of fresh goodies at your local farmers markets! But if you have tried something new, blog about it and leave your url (to the post, not your whole site) and tell us about it. I may just need to try it to!

About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.

Comments

  1. zebe912 says:

    I tried this for a while and just couldn't get into it. It just doesn't taste the way I want. I think I need to try the switch again sometime but do it even more gradually this time. Last time I ran out of coffee earlier than I expected so I had to go cold turkey sooner than planned.

  2. Oh my! I have a coupon tucked away for this product and just never thought about actually trying it. Now I want to. Thanks!

  3. nmetzler says:

    I'll have to try this… It took me a long time to aquire a taste for coffee, (of course, now I love it) so I don't doubt that I could aquire a taste for this as well.

  4. Michelle @ Find Your Balance says:

    I like grain coffee quite a bit. My favorite brand is Inca but I've never had Teechino. With a splash of milk, it's quite good! The key is, I think, to not expect it to taste like coffee too much. Just a roasty, hot beverage. Yum :-)

  5. Hmmm… I don't know about this one!
    I am a coffee addict.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I've recently tried this and I hate to say it, but I didn't like it. Tried it both hot and iced, with cream and sweetener. I don't usually put sweetener in my coffee, but I had hoped it might help with the taste. I think it could be the carob flavor that I don't like. Any idea's to help me like it?

  7. Anonymous – I don;t know, I love it!! What flavor did you try? I definitely like the mocha or chocolate mint much more than the regular.