Dandelion root tea is a decent coffee replacer, if you find yourself off coffee. Though I rarely find myself off coffee, I do enjoy a decaf tea latte mid-afternoon when I work from home. It's a nice little pick me up. It feels like a treat and gets me past that midday hump when I want to dip into something sweet. The roasted root tea has a flavour reminiscent of coffee and when blended together with non-dairy milk, a little cinnamon, vanilla, coconut oil, and maple syrup it makes a deliciously frothy beverage.
Ideally you'd whiz this all up in a blender, but in a moment of desperation I once successfully made this in a mason jar, simply shake the heck out of it until the frothy bubbles form.
Dandelion Root Tea Latte
1 Dandelion root tea bag, steeped in 1 cup boiling water for 5-15 minutes
1/2 cup milk (I like almond or coconut here)
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp maple syrup (sub honey)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Combine the tea and milk, reheat on the stove or in a microwave until hot, but not boiling. Combine all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend for 30 seconds.