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Caffeine-Free Alternatives to Coffee and Tea

If you like your coffee and green tea but cannot do caffeine, don’t fret. Here are two healthy alternatives:

1) Starwest Botanicals Organic Barley Grass Powder

Add a teaspoon to a cup of hot water, instant green tea taste without the caffeine. Did you know that the most expensive green tea tends to taste like grass clippings, with a fresh sweet aroma? Well, barley grass isn’t as grassy, but it has a fresher “premium green tea” taste than cheaper green teas. It is not as bitter, more on the level of white tea. Also, even decaffeinated green tea still has caffeine in it, but barley grass does not.

2) Traditional Medicinals Organic Dandelion Root Tea

With some cream and sugar, this can pass for average light strength coffee. For those who absolutely cannot do caffeine, and are craving coffee, this is the next best thing. Use boiling water and put a lid on your mug to steep for 10 minutes for stronger taste. Dandelion root is also a known liver tonic.