Oh So Tasty Not-Coffee Substitute
Recipe type: Drinks
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Serves: 4
  • 1 tbsp - Roasted Dandelion Root
  • 1 tbsp - Cinnamon Chips
  • 1 tbsp - Red Rooibos Tea
  • ½ tbsp - Orange Peel
  • ½ pinch - Vanilla Powder
  • 5 cups - water
  • Coconut milk - or milk substitute of choice
  • Optional: ground cinnamon
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a separate container, set aside
  2. Add water to sauce pan bring to boil
  3. Add dry ingredients to water
  4. Cover and turn down temperature (at this point I usually put my electric stove on medium low)
  5. Let it simmer/steep for 20 minutes
  6. Strain into large jar
  7. Choose your favorite cup for drinking tea or coffee - I use a 12 ounce pint jar with a handle
  8. Pour desired amount of tea into cup or jar, leaving room for coconut milk
  9. IF blending with milk substitute, add desired amount coconut milk to cup
  10. Pour combined tea and coconut milk into a 30 ounce immersion blender cup - or other immersion blender safe tall walled container
  11. Blend for 10-20 seconds with immersion blender.
  12. Pour back into your cup, sprinkle with cinnamon if desired, and enjoy!
  13. Save the remaining tea for later by putting into a glass container and put in fridge. Should last about a week
It's perfectly fine to combine some of the steps for making the tea. I typed out the extra steps for those of us who make mistakes the first time we follow a recipe and measure out too much of anything. Feel free to toss the dry ingredients right on into the water before it's warm. Just remember to turn it down and cover it while it simmers!

This recipe is based on creating a drink with the tea and coconut milk that is about 12 ounces. As such there should be enough tea made for approximately four servings. How much you end up with depends on how much your tea steams(or how much steam escapes from under the lid) while it is simmering. Add more water if you don't think there is enough, or if you want your tea less strong.
Recipe by Nosh Nerd at http://www.noshnerd.com/substitutions/how-to-live-without-coffee-or-how-to-make-great-tea/