It’s official! Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to drinking water.
The Tea Association of The USA notes it is the only beverage commonly served hot or iced, anytime, anywhere, for any occasion. On any given day, it can be found in almost 80% of all U.S. households with over 158 million Americans enjoying at least a cup.
I am no exception. I begin each day with two mugs of “Bulletproof” tea, which I adapted from Dave Asprey’s book, The Bulletproof Diet. He recommends making Bulletproof coffee, but I happen to love tea so I simply made the adjustment and I love it. I blend my piping hot, spicy tea in a blender with about a tablespoon of pasture butter, a tablespoon of MCT oil and a scoop of collagen powder. It makes a frothy, creamy absolutely satisfyingly delicious and healthy cup of tea.
I usually combine several types of teas to reap the many health benefits of each.
My first cup of the day is a combination of Tulsi Masala chai, oolong, and yerba mate. I always add extra spices like cardamom, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and black pepper. I find that while adding all those spices can make the tea too spicy or strong in flavor without the butter, whirring it up in a blender with the butter perfectly mellows out the spices and creates a rich, flavorful, creamy latte-like beverage.
Recently I decided to experiment with my second cup of tea, typically green chai and matcha with some extra cinnamon and ginger or pumpkin pie spice. A while ago, I bought something called Golden Milk, which is a mixable powder of grass fed whey protein, coconut milk, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper. I was hoping I would love it as a stand-alone beverage, especially in the evening, but it never completely dissolved and remained kind of clumpy. So, it sat in the pantry until I had the brilliant thought of putting a scoop in my green tea as it was steeping. I noticed it was still clumpy. But when I poured it all into the blender with the butter and blended it, it was transformed! It became frothy, extra creamy, totally clump-free and so calming! It has become my favorite feel good tea and I am enjoying it daily.
Besides all the health benefits of the teas themselves, each of the spices boosts the nutrition and health value as well.
Here’s the step-by-step recipe for my Feel Good Tea:
Golden Chai Tea
- Boiling water
- 1 Green Chai Tea Bag
- 1 scoop Matcha Green Tea
- ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon each ginger and cardamom or about ¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 scoop of Golden Milk
- 1 dropper of liquid stevia
- Freshly ground black pepper (about 12-15 grinds) for the mug
- 1 tablespoon pasture butter (you can also use organic Ghee if you’re lactose intolerant)
I steep the tea in a 2-cup measuring cup. Fill to 1 cup, cover and steep for about 5 minutes. Then, I add another cup of boiled water to make it piping hot. Pour it all into the blender with the butter. Blend on low for a slow count of 5.
Put freshly ground black pepper into the tea mug and pour the frothy, creamy deliciousness into the cup and enjoy.
Here’s to your next cup of Feel Good Tea!