Ok, so because of my wonderful kidney stones, my hubby wants me to quit drinking coffee. The caffeine and coffee acids contribute to them. That
Well, I didn't go exactly....but that's what friends are for right? Now, actually she was already there and called and asked if I needed anything. Since she asked, "Oooh yea! I need some more Dr. Bronner's liquid castile, face cleanser and check out their choices for a coffee alternative and let me know what they have please?!" Of course she did. Actually, she brought me everything I asked for and gave me a website to order a coffee alternative.
I was on Twitter and chatting with a friend and she mentioned that she had gotten her Teecchino in the mail and she was so excited! I asked her what that was....I was curious because the website I was given was written "Teechino". I found out that she was talking about the same thing and I had been given the wrong spelling. She told me a little about it and how great it was.
My next step was ordering! On http://www.teeccino.com/ I found that they have a sampler pack that I could order to try 10 of the flavors. And of course, I did. I was also told that I could order this from Amazon.com. I got my samples yesterday in the mail.
This afternoon I tried it. I opened up the Teeccino Mediterranean Original herbal coffee, smelled it (I could totally smell the carob. Honestly, it doesn't have a great smell), brewed me a pot and sat down with my cup of Teeccino. I wanted to try it black first, to get the real flavor. Then if I needed to I could add cream and sugar. I was excited about this Mediterranean flavor because it is described like this:
Citrus notes of orange peel sweetened by dates and figsMy favorite coffee is Starbucks Breakfast Blend. Folgers Breakfast Blend is my 2nd choice. But both use citrus flavors and maybe I like that? I was a little disappointed to find that there wasn't a breakfast flavor, but this has to be it!
When I took my first sip, I couldn't believe how much like coffee this tastes! It's amazing! I am looking up now because I will be able to keep my flavors! And the best part? It's 75% organic! The ingredients for this blend include:
Organic carob, organic barley, chicory, organic dates, organic orange peel, almonds, organic figs, natural citrus flavorYou can add cream and sugar if you want. So far, I have drank 2 cups without cream or sugar. I think I may add some in the next cup.
I am still in shock at how much like coffee this tastes! There is a slight drawback. It is a little more expensive than coffee. But, as someone who spends at least $15 on coffee products per week, I can handle just a couple more dollars for health! I am doubly sure that I could serve this to people and they would never know that it wasn't coffee.
This is definitely a 5 star product for me!