The Evolution of teeccino

Celebrating 25 years of Teeccino!

When I was inspired to create a caffeine-free cappuccino in 1994, I never would have ever imagined that I’d still be marketing Teeccino 25 years later. As an entrepreneur, the challenge of getting herbs to run through an espresso machine just possessed me. I don’t know about you, but when I’m struck with a vision, I never imagine all the hard work that will go into manifesting it. I just am filled with enthusiasm and think it will all be fun!

Well, it has been fun…and hard…and everything in between. The greatest reward is always hearing from all of you, whose enthusiastic embrace of Teeccino continually juices my inspiration to new heights.

For this 25th year, we are planning big things. I’m busy in my kitchen creating two new families of Teeccino flavors: Mushroom Adaptogen Herbal Coffees & Teas and Prebiotic SuperBoost Herbal Coffees & Teas. We’re planning on helping you “Stress less and digest best!”.

When you’re 25, it’s time for a new look. Soon you, our readers, will be the very first to see all new Teeccino packaging rolling off the production line. To get you ready for the change, I made a video with Galen, my son and Teeccino’s VP of Sales, showing you the evolution of Teeccino packaging from the beginning until now.

Hope you enjoy watching it! Stay tuned for more details on the launch of our new flavors in March. You’ll read it here first!

Teeccino Caramel Nut Macchiato

Enjoy this sweet treat with friends and family for a night to remember! When Caroline shared this with us at the office, we couldn't believe our taste buds! It was creamy, sweet, and bubbling with warmth. We hope you enjoy this home-brewed delight just as much as we did!
Fun fact: Macchiato means “stained” or “marked” in Italian!
Course Hot Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel, creamy, sweet
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 jar of sauce
Calories 1892kcal


Teeccino Macchiato Caramel Sauce

  • 5 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp finely ground Teeccino Dandelion Caramel Nut use a coffee grinder or nut & seed grinder to make the powder
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream


Teeccino Macchiato Caramel Sauce

  • In a heavy saucepan, whisk to together the sugar and water and bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
  • When the sugar has melted, lower the heat. Add the butter and continue to whisk occasionally for 5 minutes as the liquid simmers and thickens.
  • Add the ground Teeccino.
  • Pour in the whipped cream slowly. Whisk while it bubbles and hisses until the cream is blended in and the sauce is smooth.
  • Pour into a glass jar and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Teeccino Caramel Nut Macchiato

  • Brew Teeccino Dandelion Caramel Nut as an espresso in an espresso machine or a Mocha pot or make a strong brew using your drip coffee maker or French press pot by adding 1 ½ times more Teeccino grounds than you would normally use.
  • In a glass mug, fill the bottom ⅛ – ¼ high with Teeccino Caramel Sauce.
  • Pour in brewed Teeccino.
  • Top with frothed hot milk or non-dairy milk or whipped cream.
  • Drizzle Teeccino Caramel Sauce over the top of the foam.
  • For extra delight, use a spoon to dip into the Caramel Sauce at the bottom of the mug while scooping up Teeccino and foamed milk along the way.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 1892kcal | Carbohydrates: 205g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 123g | Saturated Fat: 77g | Cholesterol: 395mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 134mg | Sugar: 200g | Vitamin A: 4373IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 133mg

Lose Weight with Teeccino dandelion Caramel Nut As featured in woman's world magazine article "drop fat fast"

Woman’s World asked us to query our customers to find out who had lost weight drinking Teeccino Dandelion Herbal Coffees and Teas. We had many people respond who had lost varying amounts of weight. Woman’s World picked Peggy Jean to feature because her story is so dramatic! Follow her example, drink Dandelion Caramel Nut when you feel the sugar cravings  and see if you lose weight too!

The Catholic Mothers Conference held in Mooresville, NC, on Saturday, November 16, went very well, and Teeccino was a much-loved part of it! We were very grateful for your generosity in providing two full bags of grounds to brew and a hundred teabags to set out on the table. The attendees all received teabags in their goody bags, too, so we hope they tried some Teeccino at home if they didn’t at the conference.

After the conference ended I went back to the kitchen to collect any remaining Teeccino. I was surprised and delighted to discover that they had used up both bags of grounds and all but a couple dozen of the Dandelion Dark Roast teabags (those were not a favorite, I guess, or at least less appealing than the Dandelion Caramel Nut). They said they ran out of brewed Teeccino before the conference ended, it was such a hit with the ladies attending. 🙂 My friend Diana, holding her cup in the picture, was grateful Teeccino was an option as she has given up her beloved coffee for health reasons.’

Feeling inspired? If you want to have Teeccino at your next function, we’d love to support you with Teeccino! Simply apply to become an ambassador here.


Tasting 25 Year Old Vintage Teeccino


Teeccino is 25 years old! Seems like ancient times to look back at it now. No cell phones, no internet, no social media, photographs on film that had to be developed and printed. We actually did business by making phone calls, writing and mailing letters!


Teeccino was started in my garage like all great entrepreneurial start-ups in America. At the time, I worked for Odwalla Juice Company selling their dried orange peel from their newly built juice plant in Dinuba, CA. We had a big blender and that’s where the very first batches of Teeccino were made in August of 1994.


This summer I made a discovery while cleaning my garage. Ok, I have cupboards that are deep and full of herbs and other ingredients I use in my product development. Way back in the recesses of the bottom shelf, I found a box marked Teeccino. Inside were ziplock baggies holding the retained samples from that very first production run. Yes, 25 year old Teeccino!


Watch my son, Galen, our VP of Sales who was 6 years old in 1994, join me in tasting vintage Teeccino 25 years later. It was a lot of fun and we lived to tell the story!


Happy Holidays to you and your families,


Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

This delicious recipe for gingerbread cookies uses Teeccino Gingerbread to add that special something to a holiday staple. Enjoy with friends and family next to a cozy fire this holiday season!
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword gingerbead
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 9 minutes
Servings 6 cookies
Calories 600kcal


  • 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour or Pamela's All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour
  • 3/4 cups palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 tbsp butter softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp Teeccino Gingerbread brewed strong by using 2 tbsp Teeccino to 2 cups or 10 oz water in a drip coffee maker or french press (enjoy the remainder of Teeccino while you make your cookies!)
  • Decorations chopped apricots, almonds, walnuts, raisins, golden berries, goji berries, coconut, and any other dried fruits and nuts you enjoy.


  • Using 2 knives or a fork, blend the flour, sugar, baking soda, spices and salt with the butter. Cut the butter into small pieces until the butter is thoroughly mixed into the dry ingredients. You can use your clean fingers to further crumble the butter while mixing it into the dry mix.
  • Using an electric mixer, blend the dry/butter mixture with the brewed Teeccino and molasses. The moisture should be thoroughly spread throughout the dough which will take a minute or so.
  • Make a ball out of the dough and cut it in half. Roll one half ¼ inch thick between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Leave the paper in place while you place the rolled dough onto a baking sheet.
  • Freeze the dough on the baking sheet for 15-20 minutes until firm. Or refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350º.
  • Place one dough sheet on the counter. Peel off the top parchment paper. Using a cookie cutter, cut out the gingerbread people or other shapes for your cookies.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a metal spatula, place the cut out cookies onto the paper on the cookie sheet.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough, refreezing it as needed. Keep rolling out the dough scraps until they are all gone and the cookie sheet is full. Use a second sheet for the remaining dough.
  • Decorate the cookies with chopped fruits, nuts, candied ginger, coconut, etc. Have fun making your gingerbread people look different from one another!
  • Bake the cookies until an imprint with a finger is barely seen, approximately 8-9 minutes. Cool the cookies on the sheet for a couple of minutes and then use the metal spatula to place them on a wire rack or cool plate.
  • Store the gingerbread cookies in a tin or airtight container.
  • Eat the cookies while sipping a cup of Teeccino!


Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 852mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 4mg

Teeccino ToFruity Smoothie

Created by the author of the Fat Flush Plan Cookbook, this incredibly appetite-satisfying smoothie is divinely delicious. We hear testimonials from Fat Flush dieters all the time that Teeccino brings them so much pleasure as the pounds drop off!
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy, quick
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 375kcal


  • 1 oz extra firm tofu
  • 1 cup berries frozen, or fruit of choice
  • 1 cup brewed Teeccino flavor of your choice, chilled.
  • 30 grams whey protein powder about one serving
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed oil
  • Stevia extract to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  • Mix until rich and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 1mg
Pausing to Feel Grateful

It takes just a moment, only a second or two. It requires simply pausing. It can happen in the middle of anything you’re doing and if you’re like me during the holiday season, that’s an overwhelming amount of tasks.

Pause to take an in-breath. Pause to center yourself. Pause to feel gratefulness well up from the heart. Pause to exhale gratitude into the world.

It’s pretty simple and yet it’s probably the most profound thing we can do to shift our mood, change the atmosphere, and generate goodness. Feeling grateful is something we humans are uniquely capable of emanating. It benefits both ourselves, our health and it positively affects everyone around us.


When we radiate gratitude, when we give thanks for our beautiful planet that supports our wellbeing, when we are grateful for each other and the worldwide community that we depend upon, we shift away from fear and anxiety and renew our deepest sense of connection.

Here’s my Thanksgiving wish for all of our wonderful customers – you!

When you take a cup of Teeccino into your hands, remember how grateful we are for you. Take a sip and know that the brewed liquid we call Teeccino is just a symbol of that gratefulness.

Sipping Teeccino or any other hot beverage this holiday season is the perfect moment in which to pause and feel grateful. We will be sipping our Teeccino and sending our gratitude to you. You are our community. We strive to bring you the best possible herbs full of health benefits to enhance your optimal wellbeing.

Join us in sipping and being grateful this holiday season and throughout the coming year!

                                                    Fasting Tips To Reap Healthy Results!

Have you ever fasted or does the idea make you immediately feel starving? There was a time not long ago when fasting was out of fashion with claims that it slowed down the metabolism, wasted muscle and made blood sugar unstable. Now there’s a surge in fasting popularity as new science has proven its many health benefits that have been touted throughout the ages.

If you haven’t yet experimented with fasting, allow me to give you some tips that will help you get started. Over many years, I’ve tried every type of fast from juice fasting to water fasting, from fasting for weeks to fasting a day at a time. As my body has aged, I’ve learned how to fast differently than I fasted in my twenties and yet still get great results.

This summer, I decided to lose some weight (the age weight creep is the worst, isn’t it?). I turned to fasting when nothing else was moving the scale downwards. Having successfully lost 8 lbs or 6.5% of my body weight, I’d like to share with you how to fast and reap the health rewards!

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