Before Paleo, I was introduced to barley tea by a foreign exchange student my family hosted. It's basically just roasted whole barley, steeped like tea. Served iced, it's really nice - it kind of tastes like weak coffee without the bitterness or caffeine. Very refreshing.
Does anyone have any preferred alternatives to it? I know that it may not be necessary to go to that level of grain avoidance, but at the very least it would be helpful for the gluten-sensitive.
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I don't know if this would suffice for everyone as a "replacement," but I switched over to strongly brewed dandelion root tea with personally satisfying results. For some people, decaf coffee also satisfies the urge.
Yes, you have to prepare it correctly.
I just love it! It smells and tastes like coffee! I mostly drink it to treat digestive disorders as it improves digestive and prevents constipation.
But it is also good to fight cold symptoms and to keep you refresh in the summer!
I have never had it, but someone I know was just raving on Facebook about brown rice green tea -- I looked it up and it sounds like green tea with some grains of roasted brown rice mixed in. Sounded tasty from the reviews on Amazon.