I suppose this should have been my first flavor, but in fact I created it fourth. It emerged to satisfy the desire for an unflavored herbal coffee by people who relish the blackness of regular coffee.
Being an herbal beverage designer by origin, I couldn't resist giving Original just a hint of orange peel to produce a fruity top note and of course some dates and figs for sweetness. There is something too wonderful about the contrast between the intensity of a deep roast highlighted by the sparkle of sweet tanginess - well, you'll just have to try it for yourself to see if you agree with me.
If you don't, and purity without complexity is your preference, try medium roasted Java or dark roasted Maya Caffé instead.
Ingredients: Roasted organic carob, organic barley, organic chicory, dates, orange peel, organic dates, almonds, natural citrus flavor, figs.
By: Thomas Searcy from Graysville, Alabama on March 1, 2011
" I wake up with a cup or two of coffee and spend the rest of the day drinking Teechino. It is my beverage of choice because it is smooth, delicious and remains pleasant as an all-day drink.
Teechino is not coffee; rather, it is a tasty drink in its own right--similar to coffee and mixes well with coffee. Teechino is certainly smoother than coffee. Add some honey to it and you have a very smooth drink that won't grow wearisome.
The delicious flavors of Teechino are many, but the Original blend is my mainstay.
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By: Sherry from Claremore Oklahoma on March 7, 2012
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Teeccino selects the highest quality, pure natural flavors that are made from flavoring constituents that are extracted from natural ingredients like fruits, spices, herbs and even coffee.