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Paleo alternative to roasted barley tea?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Before Paleo, I was introduced to barley tea by a foreign exchange student my family hosted. It's basically just roasted whole barley, steeped like tea. Served iced, it's really nice - it kind of tastes like weak coffee without the bitterness or caffeine. Very refreshing.

Does anyone have any preferred alternatives to it? I know that it may not be necessary to go to that level of grain avoidance, but at the very least it would be helpful for the gluten-sensitive.

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on June 19, 2012
at 11:55 PM

Yes, roasted dandelion root has a similar flavor.

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on June 17, 2012
at 09:19 PM

It is tasty. Look for Genmai Cha - not a brand, just what the tea is called. It's much better in bulk than in tea bags.

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on June 17, 2012
at 07:38 PM

SSDD (Same stuff, different definition).

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on June 17, 2012
at 06:50 PM

The student was Japanese, but I think it's basically the same as boricha.

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on June 17, 2012
at 06:35 PM

Is it Korean boricha? By the way, if prepared correctly (filtered really well) it contains no gluten. I really love Teeccino's roasted dandelion tea. Tastes perfect!!!

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on June 17, 2012
at 06:15 PM

I don't know if this would suffice for everyone as a "replacement," but I switched over to strongly brewed dandelion root tea with personally satisfying results. For some people, decaf coffee also satisfies the urge.

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on June 19, 2012
at 11:55 PM

Yes, roasted dandelion root has a similar flavor.

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on July 02, 2012
at 05:58 PM

Yes, you have to prepare it correctly.

I just love it! It smells and tastes like coffee! I mostly drink it to treat digestive disorders as it improves digestive and prevents constipation.

But it is also good to fight cold symptoms and to keep you refresh in the summer!

http://www.therighttea.com/barley-tea.html

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on June 17, 2012
at 07:40 PM

I have never had it, but someone I know was just raving on Facebook about brown rice green tea -- I looked it up and it sounds like green tea with some grains of roasted brown rice mixed in. Sounded tasty from the reviews on Amazon.

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on June 17, 2012
at 09:19 PM

It is tasty. Look for Genmai Cha - not a brand, just what the tea is called. It's much better in bulk than in tea bags.

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