Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bullet proof Tea

Good Morning Folks!
Awhile back I came across a recipe on one of my favorite blogs The Wellness Mama for Bulletproof Coffee.  I am no longer a coffee drinker but instead enjoy a big cup of tea in the morning.  I wanted to adapt this recipe to my own tastes and make it work with tea.  Some of the ingredients are gonna make you say "Has she lost her mind? Gross, oil in my tea (or coffee)?"  Really kids, this tastes good and is so good for you!

Don't laugh at my Harley cup, I could have photographed one of my handmade pottery cups but this is actually what I drink my morning tea out of!

Bullet Proof Tea (or coffee) 
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil (work your way up to a tablespoon)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Assam, Irish Breakfast, Earl Grey, or even just a bag of Lipton
  • 2-3 Cardamon Pods
  • 2 Whole Cloves
  • Sweetener of choice, to taste
  • Grass-fed Raw Milk, optional to taste
Combine the Cardamom pods, Cloves, and tea, if using loose, in a tea ball or sock.  Dollop the Coconut oil in the bottom of your cup with your sweetener of choice.  Pour boiling water into your cup and add the tea.  If you are using a tea bag the spices will simply float to the top and you can remove them when done steeping.  Add milk, if desired, and steep for 2-3 Minutes.  Remove tea, give a stir and enjoy!  Wellness mama suggests you whir it up in a blender to emulsify the oil for a smoother consistency (she also uses grass-fed butter, not there yet for me).  I however like the fact that the oil coats my lips and I have the added benefit of instant lip balm while I sip my tea.  Not everyone likes an oily feeling with their morning drink however, so whir it up a bit if you want!
You can check out Wellness Mama's recipe for Bullet Proof Coffee Here.

I buy the majority of tea from a good friend Butiki Teas. She has an amazing, wide assortment of teas and tea wares. She really does her research to bring you the best quality teas available.  She has a new Irish Breakfast coming out this week, I can't wait to try it!


  1. You might try making this in a French Press - I've done coffee and tea using one. I can easily imagine putting the spices in there, then after waiting a bit, pressing them to the bottom along with coffee grounds or tea leaves. Don't know how the oil would do, but the oils in the natural coffee beans get through and make for a really smooth cup of coffee.

    1. That sounds like a great idea! The Hubinator uses a french press all the time and I never thought to use it with my tea. I probably would still add the coconut oil to my cup before pouring so as not to coat the press apparatus. Still an interesting idea to experiment with, thank you.