anyone for a cup of dark roasted herbal coffee?

Rest & relax with a Cuppa

I love hot drinks.

Given that Singaporean weather is hot and humid all year around (except for several days of rain which cools the temps down to a low 25Β°C), that might seem peculiar.

I am not alone, though. Many folks here enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea with breakfast. And for break time. And tea time.

Traditional Singaporean breakfast: soft boiled eggs, kaya toast, coffee or tea (Coffee Hut at Jalan Berseh Food Centre, once upon a time when we still dined out)

We are also a family of tea drinkers. We are not big into cafe culture, but we do like a good cuppa.

I used to love coffee too. That used to be my drink of choice – black. Then after my pregnancy with Older Child, I had palpitations when I drank this once beloved beverage; this condition has unfortunately persisted since, even with decaf.

Recently, I discovered Teeccino’s Mushroom Herbal Coffee, courtesy of Friend Who Also Cannot Tolerate Coffee.

Adapt. Protect. Revitalize.

Reishi, revered for 2000 years in Asia as the ‘Mushroom of Longevity’, is paired with eleuthero, whose ginseng-like properties inspired Russian scientists to coin the term “adaptogen”. Blended with prebiotic chicory and deep roasted ramΓ³n seeds, experience bold, rich flavor with adaptogens fortifying your defenses!


Have your tried it?

Loving Husband says it tastes nothing like actual coffee, but for someone who hasn’t had any for more than 3 decades, it’s heaven! Put your feet up, have a rest & a break with a comforting cuppa of your choice.

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  1. Hi Ju-Lyn! How are you? πŸ˜€
    As someone who actually drinks coffee I’d still like to try this herbal mushroom coffee of yours – it sounds exciting! Even if it’s caffeine-free! LOL! I love both, tea and coffee so I think I wouldn’t mind the taste difference. As you can guess, around here hot drinks are a natural preference. πŸ˜‰


  2. Sorry I’m so late, but I do love a hot cup! You see I’ve lost my voice somehow. Perhaps due to the excessive use of my voice at private I prefer to listen, and I am definitely not the loudest person, but at work (as a teacher) I need to walk a lot. This Wednesday as I was leading an activity my voice did not cooperate at all. Later that day it just got worse and worse, so I went home to rest my voice. I feel pretty good, but I don’t have a voice. I have never considered what a handicap it is to not be able to make yourself heard! LOL. That hot drink was appreciated!


  3. Singapore traditional breakfast looks good. I’d like to try the herbal coffee. Happy belated birthday, Ju-Lyn! Did I miss your birthday cake photo or blog post? Thank you for linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare


  4. Hi Ju-Lyn. I’d never heard of this alternative to coffee. I only mildly enjoy coffee to begin with and even hated it for most of my life. I’ve only developed something of a taste for in in the past 10 years or so.

    From your post, I think I’m more disturbed by the normal temp and humidity of Singapore. I’ve wanted to visit but now think I would only suffer is such a climate.

    Thanks for the visit and the heads up.


    1. I think the most prominent flavour is the dark roast aroma – it’s what reminds me most of what I remember coffee to smell like. There is a undertone of smoky herbs, and a slight nutty aftertaste. I drink it hot, with a splash of milk.

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