For whatever reason, you may not be a keen coffee drinker or just don’t like drinking coffee. If you prefer to drink a cup of tea you can make that a cup of Bulletproof® Tea. You follow nearly the same steps used in the Bulletproof® coffee recipe in the Bulletproof® tea recipe. Instead of using coffee beans you just ideally use cacao tea.
Brewing a cup of tea is a great alternative option to having coffee. Remember that, the concept of Bulletproof® Coffee was created from the tradition of making yak butter tea in the Himalayan mountains. So the traditional origins of putting butter into tea is historically older than doing so with coffee.
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How To Make a Cup of Tea Bulletproof
- Brew the tea as normal in a tea pot
- Add 1 teaspoon (5ml) of Brain Octane Oil to 8oz. (237ml) of Cacao Tea. Gradually increase the amount added each day, as desired, to reach max of 1-2 tablespoons (15-30ml) per cup.
- Add 1-2 tablespoons (15-30ml) unsalted, grass-fed butter.
- Mix all ingredients into a food blender & blend for 20-30 seconds until it is frothy on top.
- Pour it out to drink and enjoy your cup of Bulletproof Tea.
In the video you can see the guys over at Onnit™ labs supplement store love using Upgraded™ coffee beans and Upgraded™ MCT oil. You can also see in their video example that you still use a grass-fed butter, like Irish Kerrygold butter, and a medium chain triglyceride oil or pure C8 oil (which is Brain Octane Oil).
There is one point in the video that Dave Asprey, the Bulletproof Exec, would probably not want to you to do. That is to use black tea bags. In fact, he recommends to use green tea as an alternative to regular tea bags, like English breakfast tea. Then of course there is the best cacao tea available, which is the optimal ingredient option.
Back in 2014, Dave released the first and only official tea product just for Bulletproof fans. Bulletproof® Cacao Tea was born and is the perfect alternative to drinking coffee.
If you were wondering what the ingredients are let us explain. The final product is made from 100% single estate, rare heirloom cacao beans that meet Bulletproof food testing standards. Basically these things are premium quality!
What happens is that the beans have a shell around them. This shell is taken off, dried and then gently roasted. The roasting helps to release the beautiful natural flavors that come from cacao.
What you end up with when you brew these roasted cacao shells is a tea that has a smooth cacao flavor on your taste buds. Plus, it is packed with good nutrition that supports the regenerative antioxidant processes we all need, and it has a naturally relaxing effect on your body. Perfect for detoxing periods, trying to come off or take a break from coffee and especially if you are sensitive to caffeine this is a great replacement hot drink.
You can now purchase a large 4 oz. bag of loose leaf cacao tea help you to start making a paleo tea that tastes amazing. Using these loose leaf cacao shells is the recommended type of tea when making a Bulletproof cup of tea made with added Brain Octane™ Oil and grass-fed butter.
Here are some extra details about Bulletproof Cacao Tea:
- Rare heirloom cacao beans that meet Bulletproof food quality standards,
- Rich source of useful antioxidants called procyanidins,
- Contains theobromine, caffeine’s calming little brother,
- Helps to maintain healthy serotonin levels for natural relaxation,
- Delicate tea flavor, and not like hot chocolate.
P.S. [Fan Idea Suggestion] On a hot Summer day why not try make a Bulletproof® iced tea version using the same ingredients.
Benefits of Tea Versus Coffee
There are definitely benefits to drinking tea. Especially green tea products because they have substances that coffee beans do not like:
- EGCG, a compound that reduces body fat accumulation,
- L-theanine, a relaxing amino acid that smooth’s out the stimulating effects of caffeine.
Green Tea Versus Black Tea
The reason green tea is preferred over black tea is that a 2001 food quality study done in Portugal on tea leaves showed that black tea could contain as much as 88% mycotoxins. Particularly one called fumonisin.
There are the normal reasons why food molds are not good for you. These are like: weight gain, brain fog and inflammation. However, the fumonisin mycotoxin is linked to human esophageal cancer.
This is not saying drinking tea made from regular tea bags will give you cancer. It is that when you look at what are best tea leaves to drink for keeping healthy, it appears green tea is the better option of the two.
Use Activated Charcoal to Absorb Mycotoxins in Tea
You can help to detox your body and get rid of those unwanted mold spores. You do this by using the best activated charcoal to help detox. The right stuff has an amazing ability to efficiently absorb harmful substances out of our guts.
The recommended activated charcoal product to use would be Bulletproof® Upgraded™ Coconut Charcoal. This particular activated charcoal product goes through a more expensive acid washing process to help get rid of toxic heavy metals that are common in the manufacture process. Plus, it is ground much finer than most brands which means it has a much better absorption ability.
At the end of the day it is about practicing Bulletproof lifestyle principles and not following a plan rigidly. Test, test and test again on yourself to see what works best for you and your health needs. So yes you can make Bulletproof tea instead of coffee.
Stay Bulletproof 🙂