Bullet Proof Tea My Way

Part 1 of 2

Bullet-Proof Coffee is fine and I do like coffee occasionally. But, I am really a tea drinker.

It is my understanding that Tim Ferris makes Titanium tea with Pu’er tea, green tea, and shaved turmeric and ginger. After steeping and pouring into the cup/mug he stirs in MCT oil. However, I have made my own changes.

 Karen’s Bullet-Proof Tea

Makes 1 pot of tea.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon Pu’er tea leaves

1 level teaspoon dragon pearls green tea

Ginger shavings

Turmeric shavings

A couple of black peppercorns crushed

A bit of cinnamon bark

1 or 2 whole cloves

1 or 2 cardamom pods

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1 Tbsp. good quality MCT oil

1 sliver of good quality organic grass-fed butter

Instructions:

To begin, fill the tea infuser with Pu’er black tea and the ginger and turmeric shavings, black peppercorns, cinnamon bark, clove(s) and cardamom (pods).

Place the tea steeper into a preheated teapot.

Fill the pot with boiled water.

Let it steep for a couple of minutes.

Green tea is best with water that has cooled a little, so I add the green tea last.

Steep for about 3 more minutes.

Notes:

From what I have read I believe that turmeric (cur-cumin) is better absorbed with a bit of black pepper, I added a couple of crushed peppercorns. I chose to add a cardamom pod(s), cloves and a small bit of cinnamon bark as well. I steep this (creating a hint of chai tasting) concoction (tea) in a teapot or my French press. Into my first poured cup, my other additions are 1 Tbsp. good quality MCT oil and a sliver of organic grass-fed cultured butter as used in Bullet-Proof coffee. I froth it in a simple hand-frother. You can froth it with a Magic Bullet. It is creamy and delicious. Both Pu’er and green tea can be infused more than once. I only drink one cup first thing in the morning with the butter and MCT oil but continue to drink the tea infusion til the pot is empty. I save the spice/tea mix that was in the infuser to make a second pot during the day. I  think Pu’er and green tea loses its caffeine content when brewed a second or third time and still makes good tea with less caffeine.

Part 2 to follow.

Health Benefits of the Ingredients in Bullet Proof Tea follows in the next post.

Author: Karen Monteith

Karen is a writer, needle artist, nature lover and gardener who loves to share such information and to encourage the needle arts.