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

updated May 2, 2019
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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?

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– 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.

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