Friday, September 15, 2006

Teeccino Herbal Coffees

I would like to introduce you to a long-time favorite product of mine called Teeccino Herbal Coffee. Now, I know what you're thinking: "For the love of Mike, this is a Tea blog! You know.... Insani-*TEA*... And you are talking about herbal COFFEE!" Now, I understand your thinking this, but allow me to explain.

You see, there is more than one type of tea. First, we have infusions. An infusion is a tea made from pouring hot water over fresh or dried herbs (generally leaves and flower petals and the like.) This is what most of us think of when we think about tea. Green tea is always an infusion. A decoction, on the other hand, is most commonly made from other parts of the plant, such as bark, fruit, nuts, twigs, and the like. Decoctions are also generally boiled for some period of time and used for medicinal purposes.

Technically, Teeccino is a tea infusion (even though it contains roots), and a right tasty one at that. Teeccino was developed by Caroline MacDougall, who, as some of you real tea buffs might know, did a great deal of tea designing and research for companies such as the Republic of Tea.

Teeccino is made from a blend of nuts, fruits, and herbs (the dark tones of teeccino come from roasted carob, barley, and chicory root, which form Teeccino's base) that brew up quite nicely when made using traditional coffee or tea preparation methods (with the Teeccino, and most other brewed beverages, I prefer the french press method.)

If any of you have the opportunity, I strongy recommend that you give it a try! You will be glad you did!


1 comment:

  1. I would say that is a very healthful drink - benefits from different ingredients.