Tuesday, 7 July 2009


You may not want to give up coffee and the thought of a chicory root beverage may fill you with unsavoury retching...but oh my goodness Vanilla Teechino is like drinking hot vanilla ice cream with the added benefit of being super healthy. It is caffeine free, helps mineral absorption, alkalinises the body and is full of potassium. So yummy!

I found my bag of loose teechino in a large US supermarket and first tried to use it like instant coffee...then all the bits ended up floating on the top of the cup...it doesn't disolve. THEN, I used a tea strainer to make it the second time and the bits were so small that they escaped through the holes. Third time lucky...put in individual teabags...it works. Looks like tea, tastes like sugar-coated heaven nectar!

Ok so you like coffee? or even think decaf is better? but just so you know:
Decaf Coffee increases acidity - so people with heartburn, joint pain, arthritus might want to make some changes. Metabolic acidity contributes to demineralization of the bones. The high acidity of decaf coffee increases the risk for developing osteoporosis.
Studies demonstrate that decaffeinated coffee use may be linked to an increase in homocysteine and inflammation, which are all risk factors for heart disease.
Decaf coffee has been linked to increased cholesterol levels, especially in those people who have switched from caffeinated to decaffeinated coffee. Decaf coffee has been shown to raise the LDL cholesterol or so called “bad” cholesterol 8-10% in 3 months.

Seems like a few US supermarkets are selling it in various flavours and maybe even in ready made sachets...
Hope you get to try it!


  1. I want to try this! Was it in the regular supermarkets in the US - or is it something one may find at a Whole Foods (& possibly in the UK)?

    Bummed about the decaf coffee news. I would have thought it to be 'better', but if you're saying that coffee is like a Coke - if you're going to have one, have a real one (not a diet or a decaf) - then fine. At least I'll know.

    I'll finish my Union Roasted Decaf and go whole hog for those little shots of coffee flavor I crave...

  2. Regular supermarkets in the US sell the teechino in sachets...I'm not sure what else is in those. But there is some 'regular' coffee you can get which is alkaline and has been through a better process...hmm..not sure where it's sold specifically though!
    Sorry to ruin your day!