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Anyone drink Teechinno?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 22, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Hey all!

I have been gluten free for years, but have been slowly converting to paleo over the last six months. Been feeling AMAZING, but am still working out the kinks as I go. One of the foods that has been on my 'No' list for awhile was coffee. It would leave me feeling bloated and stomach-achy for the rest of the day, even after just one cup.

I switched over to tea, but sometimes still miss the richness of coffee... So I did some homework and found Teechinno. Although it contains barley, it has been tested well below the acceptable level for gluten...so no problem right? I'll post the link. You guys tell me. What do you think, is it a paleo friendly drink?

http://www.teeccino.com/

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on April 23, 2012
at 05:55 AM

Thanks for the responses everyone! I have decided to go without the coffee subs, like you all stated. I'm an avid tea drinker...no sweetener or cream. I started to get slightly concerned about the amount of caffeine I was taking in at two to three cups of tea a day. I suppose it could be worse. Thanks again, all!

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+1 for the chai suggestion - I've found a wonderful organic spicy rooibos chai that tastes wonderful with a little coconut milk. Makes giving up coffee SO much easier. :)

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on March 22, 2012
at 01:01 AM

Welcome Melissa! I'm going to vote no on the Teeccino because of the barley. There is no acceptable level of gluten to my mind. The chicory and carob aren't fabulous either. And have you tasted this stuff? It's nasty. Does not taste like coffee in any way, shape or form. I'd say stick with your tea. What about a hearty chai or something spicy?

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on March 22, 2012
at 03:00 PM

+1 for the chai suggestion - I've found a wonderful organic spicy rooibos chai that tastes wonderful with a little coconut milk. Makes giving up coffee SO much easier. :)

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on March 22, 2012
at 04:17 AM

Good question, Melissa. I do know that I am severely gluten intolerant and that I spent about an hour researching this a few months back, and I came away with the sense that this one was too much of a dice-roll. And our bodies are darn sensitive. Some gluten is enough to make our immune systems go oh, gluten! And if staying clear keeps me 5% healthier, well, that's worth it to me. If I wasn't reactive to gluten, and I liked the stuff, I guess I wouldn't sweat it - but it's pretty processed stuff.

How about using this an excuse to go buy some REALLY good tea? Lynn Rosetto Kasper has that one tea expert on her radio show periodically - I'd go google him and see what he recommends. There is definitely some gnarly, complex tea out there.

Ever tried lapsang souchong? That's what my better half adores, and it's sturdy like coffee is sturdy.

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on March 22, 2012
at 12:00 PM

I learned recently that coffee intolerance often goes hand in hand with gluten intolerance; after being in denial for a week or two, I've finally cut coffee and am pretty happy with English breakfast tea with a little cream (and sugar, shhh). If you suspect you may have Celiac, I wouldn't mess with Teecino. I drank it a bit a couple years ago, and I liked it at first but went back to coffee. It didn't elicit a gluten reaction, but I don't seem to be highly sensitive (I'm non-celiac gluten intolerant- had a negative endoscopy but felt better from elimination diet).

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