A Herbal Coffee, and other new flavour experiments

by TeaLady on November 22, 2010

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This past month included a lot of playing around with different flavours and different ideas. A few came to fruition and a few did not.

The headache tea is going to take a while longer since one of my ingredients are contra-indicated with several medications. This is not ideal, and I will research more to see if I can find something more appropriate. Sorry to those who volunteered to try the headache tea….but I promise that I’ll come up with something as soon as I can. The other failure is the christmas tea, or yule tea. I had a good start but I just couldn’t get it right, and I ran out of time to deal with it. It just wasn’t good enough. It has to be exciting, rich, celebratory, flavourful and beautiful and I just wasn’t satisfied with what i have come up with so far.

Luckily I have two successes to blog about, however.

The big excitement this weekend was all about the herbal coffee substitute. This does not taste exactly like coffee but it sure is something that can satisfy the palate as much as a coffee as it is rich and black and can totally stand up to milk and sugar if that is what you like. I personally love it with almond milk. The main ingredient is Roasted Chicory!! Then to add some more sweet toasty taste, I have roasted organic barley and added it to the blend along with cardamom pods and cinnamon chips. This is a blend that is full of B-vitamins, may help to balance blood sugars and soothes the nerves; all the opposite effects of coffee. But THE TASTE is what sells this new flavour. People are really impressed and excited about it.

Chicory contains a carbohydrate fiber called inulin which doesn’t change into sugar and trigger an insulin response, but which does regulate blood sugar giving the pancreas a rest. This important fiber also helps to restore the balance of beneficial bacterias in the gut and promote colon health. Anyone who drinks a lot of coffee would benefit from these effects, and continue to enjoy a toasty black cup of comfort by opting for Take Charge Chicory tea.

There was another flavour success which I am going to keep you in suspense about. It’s just waiting for our designer to dress it in a label worthy of it. Let’s just say it’s another white tea blend.

Please stay tuned…and try to get out to a tea tasting to check out the new Roasted Chicory tea. “Those who like it, like it A LOT”

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Leiladancer June 9, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Love this blend! It’s really satisfying, rich on the palate and absolutely inspired.

Caycee November 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I have to say, the Roasted Chicory and Spice is my favourite blend so far!

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