Caffeine-Free Hot Drinks: 5 Alternatives to Coffee and Tea

Caffeine-Free Hot Drinks: 5 Alternatives to Coffee and Tea

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Emily Han
Jan 8, 2013
Whether you're sensitive to the caffeine in tea and coffee or simply looking for something different, there's a wide world of alternatives. Some are delicate, like "white coffee" made from orange blossom water, while others are earthy and robust, like rooibos or roasted barley tea. Here are a few of our recommendations for caffeine-free hot drinks. What are your favorites? • 1 Herbal Teas - From hibiscus to mint to chamomile, the possibilities are practically endless when it comes to herbal teas or tisanes. • 2 Rooibos - With its naturally sweet, woody, tobacco-y flavor, rooibos has a depth that makes it a good alternative to coffee. • 3 Roasted Grains - For an earthy, roasted flavor, try Korean (and Japanese) teas made from barley (bori cha), corn (oksusu cha), or brown rice (hyeonmi cha). • 4 White Coffee - This Lebanese after-dinner beverage is made with sweet-scented orange flower water. • 5 Ginger Honey Lemon Tonic - Perfect for chilly winter days, and particularly soothing for sore throats and stomach aches. And, of course, there's always decaf coffee. Related: Going Caffeine-Free: What Are Your Best Tips for Kicking a Coffee Habit? (Images: See linked posts for full image credits)
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