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185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 15 oz / 443 ml

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What’s in Ersatz? Roasted rice, roasted peas, and roasted chicory, in a brewing-bag (teabag). Ersatz is: Caffeine-free, Gluten-free (and Barley-free, unlike some of our competitors), Lactose-free, Soy-free, Peanut-free, Nut-free, Casein-free, All-natural, no preservatives — and actually, believe-it-or-not, tastes good!

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Weather forecast missed it by a mile: “party sunny” turned out to be bone-chilling fog giving way to cold spritz. Was rummaging around this evening in the decaf basket, trying to find something heavy and strong enough to chase off the blugggh and found a few remaining packets of this stuff.

No, it won’t fool a coffee drinker. But the roasted chicory is sweet and savory at the same time; it’s pleasant and filling with milk. I think I’ve mentioned before that if you like(d) Celestial Seasonings Roastaroma (is that still around?) or Morning Thunder, this is a similar but slightly beefier brew.


Foggy here this morning as we drove to Durham. I think it rained last night and that certainly wasn’t in the forecast. But it did warm up into the 70’s as promised so I’m not complaining!


Have you ever had Postum? I wonder if this is similar…


No, haven’t had the pleasure of Postum…just looked at ingredients online; no molasses in the Ersatz, but I’d think the roasted grain would make it similar. I like this.

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I have had this one for a really long time too! I have been afraid to try it. I’ll admit.
It smells and looks like coffee once infused/steeped. It’s mellower tho – thankfully. I can taste the rice and peas but paired with the chicory it seems to make sense.

Gutsy combo and I understand the appeal for those who are coffee fans, I suppose. It’s ok…not loving it but it’s better than I thought it would be.

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Not a fan of coffee? Possibly a fan of genmaicha? Sensitive to caffeine? This may be up your alley. It’s a coffee substitute utilizing chicory, roasted rice and roasted peas. It took me awhile to get past the rice, personally. I’m not one for steeping rice…only eating it. However, at a bare-minimum steep (and doses of milk and sweetener), it was a damn good “coffaux”.

Full Review: http://lazyliteratus.teatra.de/2011/06/23/attack-of-the-coffee-clones/

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yes i would definitely recommend this tea!

155 °F / 68 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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yes i would definitely recommend this tea!

190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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