Teeccino Organic Dandelion Dark Roast satisfies the person who loves a French roast coffee without any other complexities beyond that pure flavor of dark coffee. It brings the health benefits of roasted dandelion root to your cup including inulin, a prebiotic soluble fiber that feeds your probiotics, along with antioxidants, minerals, and its bitter stimulating effects on liver function. With more dandelion root per serving than any other brand puts in their tea bags, Teeccino Dandelion French Roast produces a cup where the deep, full body of coffee meets the health benefits of nature’s healing herbs.
Understanding that gluten-sensitive people, just like caffeine-sensitive people, can be hyper sensitive to trace gluten, I decided it was time to create a barley-free coffee alternative that is absolutely gluten-free. No other brand of coffee alternatives offers certified gluten-free flavors. Even though Teeccino's Maya and Mediterranean flavors have been tested to have no detectable levels of gluten at 5 parts per million when brewed using a paper filter, you may be worried that you might still experience a reaction to the barley in Teeccino. Enjoy all of Teeccino's Dandelion flavors knowing that you don't have to worry about any exposure to gluten!
Ingredients: Roasted organic carob, organic chicory, organic dandelion root, organic ramón seeds, natural dark roast flavor.
May contain trace amounts of almonds.
By: Jennifer from Bonita Springs, FL US on December 22, 2016
"i just recently quit drinking coffee. This herbal coffee has helped the process go smoothly. I look forward to my cup of herbal coffee every morning. It tastes great on its own or with a little grass-fed butter and mct oil. "
By: Penny Fleming from Fresno, CA US on October 8, 2016
"I love the dandelion dark roast blend. It is my favorite! It has a good rich flavor without caffeine or acid or gluten. I purchase the 5 LB package as it is the best price. It lasts me about 3 months. I am on a restricted diet for health reasons and this is such a treat for me. Thank you Teeccino for a great product. "
By: jbmissouri from WARRENTON, MO US on March 23, 2016
"Interesting. It's quite delicious and extremely smooth. But I'm writing about how it promotes sleep. I have trouble sleeping. I would drink this at night without knowing about the ramon seed ingredient and sleep great. I just now looked up ramon seeds on the internet and it mentions that it helps promote sleep. It's true. That is why I'm writing this review. "
By: KPDemC from Los Angeles, CA US on March 18, 2016
"I have been drinking various Dandelion tea for years and when I saw samples at my Lassen's grocery store of this new brand I'd never heard of, I snagged a couple. After brewing and tasting, I will gladly exclaim that this is THE BEST DANDELION TEA EVER! From the rich, dark color to the amazing aroma...I have never had a dandelion tea quite like it. I am hooked and am looking forward to trying the other flavors.
By: Mixytrixi from Los Angeles, CA US on November 18, 2016
"I started with one package and recently ordered another three. I drink this at work and love the lightness, the full flavor and the soft bitterness. It has helped me a lot to give up coffee. In high quantities, I find it a little dehydrating, so I drink water intermittently but it even decreases my appetite, which is a welcome side effect sometimes. All my friends who have tried this tea like it too."
By: yogagirl from Ventura, CA US on October 27, 2016
"I purchased Teeccino as a coffee substitute and have been really happy with the taste. I'm cutting out real coffee and was missing it so much. I put honey and a bit of milk in the Teeccino and though it is not the same flavor as coffee it is as good or better. It actually has more nuanced flavors as coffee but is much less acidic. My stomach is happier, too!"
By: Kate from Ohio, US on August 31, 2016
"Finally a larger size of the Dandelion Dark Roast! I go through the box of ten tea bags way too fast! I only wish more stores would carry this size. I love it because its organic, alkaline and because it contains dandelion root and chicory root (they're full of awesome nutrients), oh yeah and it's delicious!! "
By: Picky Consumer from San Diego, CA US on May 25, 2016
By: Peter Boyd from Washington, DC US on March 7, 2016
"I love the taste of the Teeccino. It has a very nutty flavor that I really enjoy.
I must say that the packaging is quite poor. This is my only criticism. The bag is difficult to open, and the only option for resealing the bag is a little sticker. WHY?
Why not use the plastic bends that are typical on coffee bags. They're extremely easy to use.
If you guys address this issue, I will rate you 5 stars and be a life-long customer."
By: Jessica from Picayune, MS US on February 19, 2016
"I don't think this tastes the slightest bit like coffee. I tried it when I first quit coffee and then again month later to see if I liked it better. Nope!! Nor did my husband or mother. I would not purchase this again."
By: Myriam from Encinitas, CA US on February 12, 2016
By: Pretty Scriptorian from Salt Lake City, UT US on January 11, 2016
"This is the perfect actual coffee substitute that I've finally been able to find. The dandelion in it wakes me up just like coffee did in the past, but I feel relieved to know that I can't get addicted to this because there is no caffeine in it. Plus with all the other health benefits I'm enjoying from it, I will keep ordering this!"
By: Carly from Denver, CO US on November 18, 2015
By: coffeelover from Worthington, MN US on July 28, 2015
"Thank you so much for your Dandelion Dark Roast! Because i have Candida I cannot have regular coffee. I love coffee so this was difficult to do until I found your product. I love the taste and am thankful for the health benefits as well!"
By: Marilyn Walker from San Anselmo, CA US on July 24, 2015
"This is as close to a real coffee taste as I have found (to my taste) and I have been searching! Tried 2 of the other flavors - French Roast and Vanilla Nut - and the Dandelion Dark beat them both and it's gluten-free! Only issue is that I can't find the loose tea in stores so must order online."
By: Nettie from Chicago, IL US on June 22, 2015
"This Teechino product is the best tasting I've had. I've tried several other Teechino blends and this tastes most like coffee to me. I love to drink it hot and black or with coconut milk and also iced with coconut milk. Delicious, really good for your kidneys and doesn't leave me in the jittery, irritable state that caffeine does."
By: Deena from Napa, US on March 15, 2015
"Love this! I feel totally satisfied when I make it in my French press machine and add my frothed soy or hemp milk. I am glad it is gluten-free as well. It does not sap my energy like coffee was doing. Wonderful drink!"
By: NoCaffNoMore from Dalton, GA US on February 23, 2015
"I have drunk Teeccino off and on for years, and used to like the original Vanilla Nut flavored product best. I have no problem with gluten, but am more comfortable avoiding barley specifically. I'm really happy with the dandelion root and ramon nut formulations. And, finally, the Dandelion Dark Roast Teeccino is the closest thing to a coffee flavored experience. (Helps that they add coffee flavor, but I appreciate an option that is so much better for my health and well-being.)
I will add, though, that these are such good prebiotics that consuming too much or too often can lead to significant intestinal gas. And be sure your diet is conducive to beneficial flora! "
By: Drew C from Batesville, AR US on December 16, 2014
By: Kathleen from Maidens, VA US on September 9, 2014
"I haven't been diagnosed with sensitivities but wanted to try the barley free. I chose the dandelion dark roast. My all time favorite is the french vanilla but it has barley. The dandelion dark roast is fine but doesn't appear as rich as the french vanilla. Hopefully they will try to do a french vanilla dandy dark roast to get a little closer to my fav. I like the idea of barley free and the health benefits of dandelion - just wish it was closer to french vanilla flavor."
By: Mike from alameda, CA US on August 19, 2014
By: Emme from Boone, NC US on August 16, 2014
"I've tried them all, coffee substitutes. This is the best by far. Truly bitter, smooth and hits the spot every morning! I started by using Almond milk as my creamer. That was nice. But found that black was best. A great product."
By: B Bujas from Norwood, NJ US on August 14, 2014
Needed a coffee substitute on The Fast Metabolism Diet. Tried the dark dandelion organic and have been using it for several months. I brew it by opening the bag and putting it in my tea strainer inside my small teapot. Let it brew and enjoy. Have been using the bags and have asked the Matter of Health food store to order but it hasn't happened yet. Can hardly wait for the order to arrive."
By: Coffeesnob from Whitinsville, MA US on February 6, 2014
"I just had my first cup of Teeccino Dandelion Dark Roast. I purchased the tee-bags. I use cream in my coffee and no sugar and it really does taste like coffee. There is a hint of sweetness and I don't like my coffee sweet, however, I give it a high mark for coming close enough to coffee. I am changing from coffee to Teeccino Dandelion Dark Roast for my health. Thank you for creating this. I appreciate it very much!"
By: Susie McFeeters from Rohnert Park, CA US on September 1, 2013
"I bought this as a substitute for the original, which I really like but which was out of stock. I was surprised by how much I really liked this! It has a rich coffee-like taste - delicious. Also appreciate that it's quite gluten free."
By: Trisha from NYC, NY US on May 9, 2013
By: Andy from Burbank, CA US on May 6, 2013
By: Elizabeth from Ashfield, MA US on March 30, 2013
"I've tried decaf coffee and a lot of herbal coffees in search of a gluten-free, caffeine-free alternative, and this is by far my favorite.
The reason I'm reviewing it actually is to offer a brewing tip - I've been making it stronger than the package suggests, and it's great. For one 12-16 oz. cup of coffee, I use 3 tablespoons of Teeccino and a healthy dash of ground cinnamon. I brew it up in my french press and it comes out great.
By: Rene from Richmond, IL US on January 20, 2013
By: Jaye from Hartford, CT US on January 6, 2013
"I recently learned that I am sensitive to gluten, and because I decided to decaffeinate myself, I tried this product. I liked the first cup and quickly decided to buy more and use it regularly. Sometimes after dinner, I will have a cup sweetened with a bit of stevia. Satisfies my need for dessert! It's very good."
By: joan horning from basking ridge, NJ US on December 20, 2012
By: Colleen from WA on October 24, 2012
By: Linda Hudson from Santa Maria on October 7, 2012
"Thanks,Teeccino for making this wonderful coffee substitute!!I have been searching for 10 years or longer for a barley free coffee substitute that was tasty and you've done it!I honestly didn't expect the natural energy boost "THANKS" I needed it.I have been dealing with intestinal candida for sense 2002.This is my first day with your new Dandelion French Roast so if your dragging through the day and need a natural tasty pick me up THIS IS IT!I look forward to the day they will carry it at Lassen s my local health food store. "
By: Joan from Basking Ridge NJ on June 4, 2012
"I have tried most all of the Teeccino blends and the Dandelion French roast is by far the best. Much better than the Maya French Roast. It has a clean, strong taste and is the most like real coffee. As a matter of fact, I am actually preferring it to real coffee now. Just wish it as offered in larger(more economical) sizes. "
By: Joan from Basking Ridge NJ on May 18, 2012
"I have tried just about all the Teeccino flavors and have to say the Dandelion French Roast is the best. Much better than the Maya French roast. It has a rich, clean taste. I find it the closest thing to real coffee and after drinking it for many months actually prefer it now to real coffee! Just wish they made it in larger more economical sizes. "
By: Barb S. from Oceanside, CA on April 30, 2012
By: Barb from Oceanside, CA on April 16, 2012
"I tried the Dandelion French Roast after reading rave reviews stating that it tasted even more like real coffee than the Maya French Roast. I definitely agree. Just wish that restaurants stocked either French Roast Teecchino, so I could get my "fix" dining out."
By: Mary Bieszk from Chicago IL on April 11, 2012
By: Tim Guthrie from Sequim, WA on April 6, 2012
"This will be the one I buy in bulk (just in case they ever run out I want a lifetime supply). With the "coffee Flvor" ingredient this one comes the closest (among GF products) to what I remember and used to love as a regular coffee drinker. Super to have the choice finally as a Gluten-Allergic, Caffeine-free (by choice) individual to have my "hot drink" whenever I want it. I use a French Press for speed and best flavor."
By: Mallory from Utah on March 13, 2012
"I was anxious to try the new Dandelion French Roast Herbal Coffee ....since I had given up coffee several months ago and was looking for a good substitute. Dandelion has many health benefits...one being a liver/blood cleanser... I ordered 2 bags...they arrived in a timely manner....I LOVE THE TASTE...makes great "lattes" and a teaspoon or less makes a very dark brew, rich in flavor & taste...a GREAT product...plus health benefits...what more could you ask for?"
By: Verena from NY on March 8, 2012
"I have been drinking Teeccino for a couple of years now and I don't miss coffee at all.
When I first started giving up coffee I would mix coffee and Teeccino, gradually more Teeccino.
The flavor to me far surpassed coffee, it's rich and great. Get the individual strainers they sell for a per cup basis and you can easily take it to work, or a french press.
LOVE teeccino and love the Dandelion brands because they are gluten free. I used to drip the regular Teeccino but was worried that it might not be 100% gluten free (it says it is dripped but I am very sensitive). I don't have to worry with the Dandelion blends.
Get some! You'll love it.
The teebags are good too but don't brew as strong a cup as you can but are great to stuff in your purse or for at work."
By: Susan from Florida, USA on January 9, 2012
By: Laura from Utah on November 17, 2011
By: Susan from WA on November 8, 2011
"I can really taste the difference between the regular and the GF free product. For me it tastes much cleaner. I am GF intolerant and so thankful for this product which tastes just like coffee. I hope I can buy it in a store soon."
By: Lynn from Fort Worth,TX on October 28, 2011
"I love the dandelion! It has a very rich flavor,more like coffee. I don't like flavors so this is the best for me. I like it better than the original. I do wish it was available in stores because shipping is too steep for me. I do appreciate the free shipping offers.
Thanks so much!"
By: Reitanna from California on October 18, 2011
"i bought this for the sake of having to give up caffeine. i had to go to the hospital because of caffeine withdrawal, and i can't even drink decaf coffee. i JUST now tried this stuff, cause it came in the mail today, and it tastes like coffee! of course, i have to put sugar and cream in because i don't like black coffee, but still, great product!"
By: Laura Fink from Dundee, MI on September 14, 2011
By: Wendi from CA on August 31, 2011
By: Carl from Chicago, IL on August 12, 2011
By: Alia from San Francisco, CA on August 11, 2011
By: Thinmint from Alameda, CA US on July 14, 2017
"Because I have celiac sprue disease and irritable bowel-D, I have switched from the French Roast to the Dandalion. I was concerned about the trace amount of barley in the French Roast and have to admit my stomach is better. I have adjusted to the Dandalion and really look forward to a cup each morning. Your product is excellent and am so delighted that your product is available."
By: Liana from LOCKPORT, IL US on October 21, 2016
"I'm glad I tried it but not a huge fan. I wasn't expecting to taste hints of chocolate as I like my "coffee" plain. My husband enjoyed it. It went down pretty smoothly and does look and brew like coffee. The other issue is the cost. It's pretty expensive. "
By: Lloyd Altizer from Riner, VA US on September 16, 2016
By: Linda Richardson from St. Louis, MO US on June 4, 2016
"I am a coffee lover. However, the caffeine and the acid no longer love me. Teeccino's Dandelion Dark Roast is the closest I have found to satisfy that robust coffee taste that I desire. I add flavored creamers and that makes it even better.. I wish you would add the other flavors such as Pumpkin Spice, Amaretto, etc., Thank You for coming up with a delicious substitute for those of us who can no longer tolerate the caffeine and the acid.
By: Wellness warrior! from Rushmore, MN US on April 28, 2016
By: Nettie from Chicago, IL US on February 4, 2016
"I soooo love this tea. It is enough like coffee that I was able to get completely off it and now only drink a little tea with caffeine sometimes. I feel so much better and I don't have all the jagged energy highs and crushing lows. I prefer the taste of the Roasted Dandelion to any of the other Teechino flavors I've tried, plus the Dandelion is really healthy for the kidneys. Since I've had both kidney and bladder issues in my life, this product has been a real find for me. Thank you Teechino!"
By: Maama from Fresno, CA US on January 13, 2016
"I love the dandelion Teeccino. I was so sad when I had to give up Coffee, then had issues with the regular Teeccio. I love the flavor of the dark roast dandelion Teeccio and drink it every day. And I'm pleased it doesn't have caffeine. "
By: Phyllis Brown from Derry, NH US on January 8, 2016
"Needed a coffee substitute on an alkalizing diet. Tried many flavors -- though I've never been a flavored-coffee gal. Truly enjoy the dark dandelion organic and have just re-ordered! This is enjoyable in the morning, and often as a pick-me-up in the mid-afternoon. In the summer it made great "iced coffee." I take one or two tea bags in my purse when I travel and want "coffee" rather than herbal tea or tea with lemon. Thanks for making such a delicious product!"
By: TseTse from Springdale, AR US on November 23, 2015
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By: Alexis Spence from Fallbrook, CA US on July 31, 2015
By: Johnbenem from Petersburg, MI US on June 22, 2015
"A friend of ours introduced us to Teeccino. We ordered some for ourselves and could be more satisfied with our purchase. We reuse the same bag twice as the flavor last. Also, we love to add a touch of honey. Will continue to purchase Teeccino!!"
By: KLSO from Sebastopol, CA US on June 21, 2015
"Living without coffee felt like punishment until I found Teeccino. When I chose to avoid gluten, Teeccino Dandelion Dark Roast became the only product I could find to satisfy my desire for coffee flavor AND good health. Thank you for making Teeccino Dandelion Dark Roast!"
By: Nettie from Chicago, IL US on March 21, 2015
"I love coffee and black tea, but for health reasons, cannot drink it. I have tried many coffee substitutes. I have never much like any of them. Dandelion Dark Roast is the best I've tried and I like it better than any of the other Teechino products I've tried. I enjoy it hot and iced, black or with coconut milk. It is sooo delicious! I drink it every day."
By: Edie Gilbreath from Mt. Pleasant, PA US on February 27, 2015
"My favorite teeccino is the original French Roast. It must be popular, because it is difficult to get. Closest to tasting like real coffee. The Dandelion has an aftertaste that is lingering and unpleasant for me. I will not buy this again."
By: Meira from Manalapan, NJ US on February 23, 2015
By: Bigfan from Rushmore, MN US on February 3, 2015
"Thanks for this product! Because of Candida I am supposed to steer clear of coffee, and I am not supposed to have barley. Your Dandelion Dark Roast is the only product I can drink that actually tastes pretty close to coffee without the bitterness.
Please keep this product in your inventory. Because of your product, I can stick with my diet restrictions and not feel deprived of life's little comforts."
By: JazzRus from Williston, ND US on November 30, 2014
"My husband & I own an office coffee service & love our coffee so when my husband was told,while being treated for something, he was to stop all but a small amount of coffee he was not happy! I had tried teeccino before but he never would. Desperate for something we read the reviews & decided to try the French roast & the Dandelion Dark Roast Organic. He has drank 2 cups of the dandelion one & just said you better get more on the way! All I can say is WOW!"
By: L Hawkins Cockrill from La Vergne, TN, TN US on October 16, 2014
"As a Latter-day Saint (Mormon), I follow the Word of Wisdom as much as I can. At first going without my coffee&chicory was daunting to say the least. However, discovering Dandelion coffee has been a Godsend! I'm working hard to go caffeine-free and this coffee makes it easy to do. I wish I discovered Dandelion Dark Roast years ago."
By: Beth from Philadelphia, PA US on July 19, 2014
"This particular flavor has grown on me and I drink it in place of my usual morning coffee, since I can't handle caffeine anymore. At first, it tasted okay, but didn't compare to coffee. However, I didn't give up on it and kept drinking it throughout the week, and now I savor it. It's like my little treat for the day. It really does have a nice aroma and good flavor similar to coffee and I would recommend this as the best coffee sub I've found thus far."
By: Patricia Harrington from Portland, OR US on April 18, 2014
"I was given samples of teeccino at the San Mateo Gluten & Allergen Free expo in January 2014. I have long been looking for a coffee substitute, because I can't drink coffee and I get tired of tea. This has been a great find for me and I want to make sure all my gluten free friends know about the gluten free version that is available!"
By: Roxanne from Murrieta, CA US on April 1, 2014
"I have not been able to drink coffee for almost 2 years since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. My body thinks coffee is gluten and it makes me violently ill. Today, a co-worker brought me the Dandelion Dark Roast tee-bag, and after scouring the ingredients, a brewed a cup. Can I just tell you that I sat there drinking it and wanted to cry! People may think I am nuts, but you have no idea how monumental this is for me. Finally, I am able to enjoy the taste of coffee again. Thanks for making it possible!!"
By: Donna Kelley, Nutrition from Volcano, CA US on December 20, 2013
By: Earthmom from Aberdeen, SD US on November 1, 2013
By: Cress from Washington DC, US on June 19, 2013
"This is a great coffee substitute for those who cannot enjoy regular joe. I suffer greatly from migraines, so coffee has been off limits for over 10 years. Teeccino Dandelion Dark Roast has been a delicious addition. I even make a great iced coffee drink using it. "
By: Karen from Grand Rapids, MI. on October 17, 2012
"The Dandelion French Roast Herbal Coffee is very similar to the regular French Roast Herbal Coffee except the "Dandelion" one seems to be smoother or silkier in taste. They are both very good in flavor.
I also, have bought the French Roast Herbal Coffee in bags and use it in my Hamilton Beach l cup coffee brewer. I use 1 tablespoon of herbal coffee to 14 oz. of water.
I really can't tell the difference now between regular coffee and the herbal coffee. I am very glad that Teeccino makes the herbal coffee available to those of us that can't or maybe those of us that shouldn't drink caffeine."
By: Nicole E. from West Henrietta, NY on September 16, 2012
By: Sunny from San Diego on July 8, 2012
"It doesn't taste exactly like coffee, but it got me off the stuff. I was so addicted, I would think about it every morning until I had some. Now I have coffee once a week, usually on Sunday, and its a treat. I have a heart condition so that's why I had to stop drinking coffee. but I couldn't, not until this product. The bulk product is more full bodied and rich than the bags. "
By: Russell from Moose Jaw, SK. on June 20, 2012
By: Toni from Palm Desert, CA on May 25, 2012
Teeccino's Maya flavors feature roasted ramón seeds, a nutrient-rich food of the Maya civilization. Ramon seeds are actually the seed of the ramon fruit. Ramon seeds do not contain tree allergens like almonds, walnuts and pecans.
Dandelion root is popular in modern cleansing and detox diets due to its reputation for stimulating the liver and bile. It has a long history of use as a coffee alternative.