bulletproof chai tea

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One month in and I’m black tea addict. It all started when a little girl named Joan began waking up at 5am every morning with the reliability of the garbage man. I needed something quiet to make, that I could have multiple cups of, that I could drink all day.

To make things more fun for myself at this grim hour, I decide to buy solidly indulgent supplies. First I bought a nice raw sugar, brown, grainy and faintly molasses flavored. And I bought two nice strong black teas. Still cheaper than a week’s worth of coffee, I did love loitering in the tea aisle at Whole Foods for awhile and browsing the dreamy marketing. Goodbye Twinings Earl Grey: you simply were not strong enough for me. I would love to get some of Cambridge’s MEM tea next time I’m at a retailer.

Then, last week, I went over to Bridget’s house for a playdate (in which the moms play and the children sit quietly and discuss health trends). She offered us bulletproof coffee, which I had never heard of, and it was delicious! Essentially buttered coffee with coconut oil, grass-fed butter, some cream, some cinnamon, all of it blended together into a latte-colored frothy mugful. Satisfying and quenching all in one.

Bulletproof was developed from the animals-fats-and-cholesterol-make-things-better school of thought, same idea as Nourishing Traditions or Nina Planck’s Real Food. (I probably don’t need to tell you that these theories attempt to fight the blame put on saturated fats from the ’70s that older adults are still espousing to this day. Ideas like “butter clogs arteries,” and “don’t eat too many eggs,” that have since been disproven.)

I would link to the guy’s website who trademarked the genius term bulletproof, but frankly: it’s ugly. And he’s a bit obsessed with butter. Let’s take this in moderation, shall we? This is something to have one cup of, in the morning, to begin your day satisfied.

My question was whether it would work with black tea. I tried it with a chai tea blend. It was quite good.

I would still like to be invited to Bridget’s regularly to have her coffee version, but this was very nice before a blustery Boston morning. My only thought is that you should make the tea stronger than you typically would–maybe three bags worth for 16 oz of liquid.

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16 oz water steeped with three black tea bags or chai blend
Spoonful / 2 T unrefined organic coconut oil
2 T butter (grassfed if you can find it, kerrygold is everywhere these days)
dash of cinnamon
dash of cream

Blend, in a blender!

 

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Kacia
Kacia
3 years 2 months ago

On a mission to go get some kerrygold butter this afternoon!!

bridget
bridget
3 years 2 months ago

I like your dedication to doing it up tea-wise. A little pampering goes a long way in the humdrum SAHM-life.

A splash of vanilla is another option though I skip it sometimes and hardly notice.

catty
catty
3 years 2 months ago

Wait butter doesnt clog arteries?? Can you briefly explain this school of thought for me?

Brooke Pulver
3 years 2 months ago

i love it!

Blaze
Blaze
3 years 2 months ago

Sounds delicious, going to try it as soon as I get a chance!!

beaktweets
beaktweets
3 years 2 months ago

I’m so intrigued. This also makes me think I should curb my coffee addiction with a bit of tea. I love imagining you taking your time in Whole Foods. Such a luxury. I rarely do it, but it is so nice, especially when you’re up before the sun. I just finished up my fancy honey from Napa and my giant bottle from Target just isn’t quite the same.

mfvr
mfvr
3 years 2 months ago

So that’s why the bread puddings
leftover whiskey sauce w/ butter & cream worked so well in my coffee!

jolie
jolie
3 years 1 month ago

I’m cracking up that you refused to link to an ugly website, “and he’s a bit obsessed with butter.” HAHA!

noelle
3 years 1 month ago

Bulletproof coffee! As usual, you just told me about the best thing ever that I never knew about.

Gloria Oh
Gloria Oh
3 years 1 month ago

I am so trying this tomorrow! I have everything down to the kerrygold butter. YES. :)

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