Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee Review
If you’re anything like the rest of us, you can’t – or won’t – function unless the coffee brewer is fired up, and until you smell the glorious, rich aroma of dark roasted blends gently flowing into your favorite mug. You may not know, however, that there are over 100 acids in coffee, which can be highly irritating to the stomach and digestive lining. This Teeccino caffeine-free herbal coffee review is all you need to make the switch.
Coffee increases production of Gastric Acid, which can exascerbate the symptoms of heart burn and acid reflux. Decaf coffee is worse (yes, really) because the beans used to produce decaf coffee are usually more acidic than regular coffee beans. Once I realized this, I started converting over to Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee. Teeccino’s gentle ingredients, including potassium, allow your body to reduce acidity and restore alkaline balance. ADDED BONUS: It tastes like coffee…!
Is this tea or coffee?
Teeccino is herbal coffee! This product is an herbal beverage that brews, looks and tastes like coffee, yet it’s made from naturally caffeine-free herbs. Teeccino’s Mediterranean and Maya flavor lines are based on three nutritious ingredients that are all certified organic: carob pods, barley and chicory root. Other ingredients like dates, figs, almonds, and ramon seeds provide different flavors between Teeccino’s Mediterranean, which is slightly sweet and nutty, and Teeccino’s Maya, which is unsweetened for a pure, coffee-like flavor.
What are the ingredients in Teeccino?
Carob pods are highly nutritious and contain a variety of antioxidants known as flavonoids, which are highly effective in humans for protecting cells against free radical damage. Pinitol, a unique ingredient in carob, may help reduce insulin resistance and keep blood sugar stable. I found out that the natural energy boost I feel from drinking Teeccino may have something to do with pinitol helping cells take in more energy.
Roasted barley is a popular coffee alternative and has a wonderful, dark roasted flavor. It contains antioxidants which are water-soluble and readily absorbable from a cup of Teeccino. Both cleansing and refreshing, roasted barley is great hot or cold, and it goes so well with carob and chicory, tasting just like coffee!
Roasted chicory root is a popular coffee alternative because of its smooth, less acidic flavor. Approximately 30% of French coffee is roasted chicory root. Chicory root contains 650 mgs of inulin which is the prebiotic soluble fiber that feeds your beneficial digestive flora, also called probiotics. The great thing is that chicory root is non-acidic and very easy on your stomach.
Dates & Figs
Dates and figs sweeten Teeccino’s Mediterranean flavors without adding significantly to the calories per serving. Dates and figs contain antioxidants that are water soluble and that are extracted during brewing. Both dates and figs contribute potassium and other nutrients that are water soluble and easily absorbable from a cup of Teeccino’s Mediterranean flavors. I personally love the nutty sweetness – it reminds me of that vanilla creamer taste that is so hard to give up!
Teeccino’s Maya flavors feature roasted ramón seeds, a nutrient-rich food of the Maya civilization, grown from a 130 feet tall ramón tree which is part of the upper forest canopy where monkeys and birds live. Ramon seeds are actually the seed of the ramon fruit. Ramon seeds do not contain tree allergens like almonds, walnuts and pecans. People with almond sensitivity can drink Teeccino’s Mayan flavors safely.
Almonds are a nutritionally dense food and contribute to the potassium in brewed Teeccino. They are high in vitamin E, and along with their content of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and iron, almonds are heart-healthy and nutritious. Teeccino’s almonds are harvested and roasted in California.
Dandelion root coffee is becoming popular again due to its reputation for stimulating the liver and gallbladder. It is popular in modern cleansing and detox diets and is certified gluten free. In Teeccino Dandelion Herbal Coffees, dandelion root replaces barley to create 100% gluten-free herbal coffees. This certified, organic herbal coffee is gentle and delicious. I love the fact that I could have this at night without the caffeine rush keeping me up all night.
Plant-strong foods are the best source of alkaline minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium – but as we strive to consume whole foods, our diets are still too acidic. On top of that, we drink coffee and other beverages that cause inflammatory digestive issues like IBS and acid reflux. Lucky for us, Teeccino is acid-free!
- Heart Healthy
We all need potassium for heart health, and most of us don’t get enough unless we are eating lots of fruits, nuts, veggies and seeds. Potassium is in all of Teeccino’s products. Almonds, figs, dates, carob, barley and Ramón seeds are very high in potassium. The cool thing is that it is suspended in the liquid after it is released from the ingredients, so it is immediately absorbed! Dates, figs, barley, chicory and dandelion all have soluble fiber, which helps reduce cholesterol and slows the absorption of sugars and carbs.
Dandelion root and chicory contain high amounts of Inulin, a prebiotic soluble fiber. Probiotics are the beneficial microbes that keep our guts healthy and that are essential to optimal health. So, in order to have a healthy gut, the probiotics need to be fed, and Inulin is one of their favorite foods! Inulin is not digested, but rather is turned into nutrients and used by the probiotics in our bodies.
Inulin is a popular additive that you may see in bread, ice cream, yogurt and other supplements. Another way it appears is as chicory fiber, since Inulin can be extracted from chicory root. Teeccino’s Inulin comes directly and naturally from the dandelion roots and chicory used during the brewing process.
What Flavors Can I Try?
Almond Amaretto, Vanilla Nut, Hazelnut, Java, Orange, Mocha, and Chocolate Mint
The richness of roasted almonds over a robust, full-bodied brew with a light tasty sweetness of dates and figs. Perfect for those who normally put sugar in their coffee; you probably won’t need to add any sweetener at all.
Roast Types: Medium and light
French Roast, Chocolaté, and Chai
Darkly roasted with a clean, pure flavor – perfect if you enjoy the bitter profile of unsweetened coffee. Maya Chai is great if you prefer a vibrant, spicy brew with more robust depth than tea.
Roast Types: Dark and Medium
Gluten-Free Dandelion Flavors:
Dark Roast, Caramel Nut, Turmeric, Coconut, Red Chai, Mocha Mint, Vanilla Nut, Mocha
Teeccino’s Dandelion flavors are certified gluten free and they are 100% barley free. Featuring dandelion root, the renowned detox herb, they taste slightly more bitter than Teeccino’s barley-containing flavors due to the combined bitterness of chicory and dandelion roots.
Roast Types: Dark and Medium
French Vanilla, Pumpkin Spice, Caramel Nut, Chocolate Raspberry, Southern Pecan,
These fun flavors are seasonal. Look for ingredients like dates, figs and almonds, carob, to set these flavors apart. They can be brewed or used as the “tee” bags just like all the other flavors.
Roast Types: Dark and Medium
What type of coffee maker should I use?
Using a French Press
- Add 1-2 tablespoons to “3-cup” pots, 3-4 tablespoons to “8-cup” pots, 5-6 tablespoons to “12-cup” pots.
- Pour in boiling water.
- Let steep for 5 minutes before pressing the plunger down.
Using a Drip Coffee Maker
If you are still transitioning away from regular coffee, a drip coffee maker is great because you can brew Teeccino to whatever strength you prefer. A great trick is to blend Teeccino with the real-deal coffee and make half-caffeine, or less, depending on how you feel.
Using a drip filter, either paper or permanent, try this:
- Strong brews: Add 1 rounded tablespoon of Teeccino for every 2 cups of water to a permanent gold or paper filter.
- Medium brews: Add 1 level tablespoon of Teeccino for every 2 cups of water.
- Light brews: Add 1 rounded teaspoon of Teeccino for every 2 cups water.
If you have any brewed Teeccino left over in the pot, put it in the refrigerator and make some awesome iced-teeccino…!
Bottom Line: For a price point similar to the best “real” coffees out there, this is a great alternative. Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee provides me with the natural boost I have come to expect and enjoy, without all the unhealthy side effects of insulin crashes and long-term effects associated with daily jolts from java.