Weather forecast missed it by a mile: “party sunny” turned out to be bone-chilling fog giving way to cold spritz. Was rummaging around this evening in the decaf basket, trying to find something heavy and strong enough to chase off the blugggh and found a few remaining packets of this stuff.
No, it won’t fool a coffee drinker. But the roasted chicory is sweet and savory at the same time; it’s pleasant and filling with milk. I think I’ve mentioned before that if you like(d) Celestial Seasonings Roastaroma (is that still around?) or Morning Thunder, this is a similar but slightly beefier brew.
Nearing the end of my bag; saving what’s left for stone-cold, wickedly grey, dreary evenings. (And the weather’s kind of yucky, too ;)
This is as close to coffee as I need to get. The chicory is just sweet enough to make additions unnecessary (though it’s tasty with milk and sugar). Roasty, toasty, and comfy.
After a month of temps dancing 10-20 degrees above normal, we’ve plummeted back into a wet, raw, typical early April day and I am chilled to the bone.
This not-quite-coffee with a little sugar and milk is hearty enough to stick to your ribs and warm you a bit.
(Hope it warms up for tomorrow—thinking about my poor, skinny little fifth graders who will insist on wearing their sleeveless Easter dresses to church regardless of the weather and will show up with frostbitten little arms and legs :)
The research and side reading I did for this review was as much fun as trying the not-quite-tea itself: