Bulletproof Tea Recipe: How to Make Butter in Tea

bulletproof teaFor 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.


Below you will find the step by step instructions for making a hot or iced version of the tea along with the recommended amount of ingredients to use when making a cup for 1 person.

Bulletproof Tea Recipe Steps

  1. Brew cacao tea, or green tea, as normal in a tea pot.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon (5ml) of Brain Octane Oil to every 8oz. (237ml) of tea.
  3. Add 1-2 tablespoons (15-30ml) unsalted, grass-fed butter.
  4. Mix all ingredients into a blender & blend on high speed for 20-30 seconds – until it is frothy on top.
  5. Pour it out, drink & enjoy your cup of tea.

Recommended Tip: Try gradually increase the amount of Brain Octane or MCT oil added each day, as desired, to reach max of 1-2 tablespoons (15-30ml) per cup.

Video Tutorial

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.

Bulletproof Iced Tea Recipe Steps

  1. Brew your tea as normal in a tea pot.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon (5ml) of Brain Octane Oil to every 8oz. (237ml) of tea.
  3. Add 1-2 tablespoons (15-30ml) unsalted, grass-fed butter.
  4. Blend on high speed for 20-30 seconds
  5. Add your ice cubes and blend again for 2-3 minutes till smooth appearance
  6. Pour it out, drink & enjoy your cup of iced tea.

Serving suggestion would be to make the iced tea on a hot Summer day when you want something to quench your thirst plus give you energy without turning to a cold sugary drink.

Bulletproof Cacao Tea

Bag of Bulletproof Cacao TeaAt this point there isn’t a Bulletproof chai tea, but there is cacao tea 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.

Health Benefits

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.

Benefits of Tea Vs Coffee

There are definitely benefits to drinking tea. Especially green tea products because they have substances that coffee beans do not like:

  1. EGCG, a compound that reduces body fat accumulation,
  2. L-theanine, a relaxing amino acid that smooth’s out the stimulating effects of caffeine.

Green Tea Vs 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:

  • Weight gain
  • Brain fog
  • Inflammation

The fumonisin mycotoxin is also linked to human esophageal cancer.However, this is definitely 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 when trying to stay healthy in the long-term, it appears green tea is the better than black tea.

Mycotoxins in Tea Remedy

Bottle of Bulletproof Upgraded Coconut Charcoal CapsulesIf you are at all concerned after reading the passage above that you may have had some mycotoxin exposure, remember, there is a biohacking solution.

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. You can try see if there are any coupons available when buying your bottle.

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 🙂