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Alternative to coffee?

21 replies

BogOffWinter · 04/03/2020 09:58

That’s tea, hot chocolate or decaf versions of coffee! Can’t stand them Grin

I’m constantly frozen (and before anyone suggests putting more clothes on, I wear a thermal vest, long sleeved top and a thick jumper along with leggings under jeans and have the heating turned up high until everyone else complains that it’s too hot and they can’t breathe) - so I drink a lot of coffee to try and stay warm, then even more so when I’m out the house during the day.

Lots of coffee is now increasing my anxiety/keeping me awake most of the night, so are there other hot low caffeine drinks that exist?

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BogOffWinter · 04/03/2020 09:58

*thats NOT tea, hot chocolate or decaf coffee that should say

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PurpleDaisies · 04/03/2020 09:59

I often drink plain hot water. Or peppermint, or lemon ginger tra.

HowlsMovingBungalow · 04/03/2020 10:02

Fruit teas? Hot squash?

Dozer · 04/03/2020 10:05

Herbal or fruit teas, hot squash, hot water, variations on hot milk (eg chai).

BogOffWinter · 04/03/2020 10:07

Never thought about drinking hot water, I might try that, and the fruit tea! We used to get hot squash when we were sick, never could stand it though. Thanks!

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overnightangel · 04/03/2020 10:10

Bovril, Or a chicken or veg oxo cube in boiling water in a mug is perfect in winter

BikeRunSki · 04/03/2020 10:11

Hot Ribena

BikeRunSki · 04/03/2020 10:12

Mulled wine Grin?

sashh · 04/03/2020 10:12

Hot water.

Try it with lemon or a slice of orange.

Herbal / fruit teas

Warm milk

Coffee made 50/50 coffee and water

Bovril / oxo

Squash made with hot water.

Soup, maybe an Asian style broth or miso.

Thislittlefinger · 04/03/2020 10:13

Try the health food shops for Barley cup. Get the granules rather than the powder.

chesterfuckingdrorrs · 04/03/2020 10:19

Peppermint tea or diluting juice made with boiled water.

ChidiAnagonye · 04/03/2020 10:24

I like hot diluting juice sometimes.

spiderlight · 04/03/2020 10:33

Barleycup or Whole Earth no-caf - both much nicer than coffee in my opinion!

I'm currently addicted to fennel tea - really sweet and soothing.

Indecisivelurcher · 04/03/2020 10:34

Mint tea or chai tea

Pentium85 · 04/03/2020 10:36

I’m sure hot drinks actually make your body cooler?

Sapphire387 · 04/03/2020 10:45

I like camomile tea. Not sure if you are including herbal teas in your ‘no tea’ rule! I find it really calming.

PenguinsOnParade · 04/03/2020 10:51

Ovaltine/Horlicks. Whatever the malty milk one is (not chocolatey.)

I also found a peanut butter powdered drink in the hot chocolate area which is a bit different. I'm a fan of peanut butter but wasn't sure of this but other people might like it more than me.

If you get a bunch of different things you can mix it up a bit so it doesn't get boring.

Plain old warm milk is nice and comforting too.

JaneJeffer · 04/03/2020 10:59

Boiled water with a pinch of turmeric and a twist of black pepper. It's really good for you as well.

HowlsMovingBungalow · 04/03/2020 11:18

Horlicks is a bedtime drink!. I'd be drifting off if I had my Horlicks in the daytime Shock.

picklebarrelfalls · 04/03/2020 11:29

Bovril, Or a chicken or veg oxo cube

God I miss these! I used to drink chicken stock alll the time.
Potentially high salt though!

Op, what's wrong with decaf? I try to stick with it after a certain point in the day and would struggle to tell the difference (if I'm not paying much attention, if I really concentrate on the flavour I might be able to tell you which is which)
Which ones have you tried? I'm on kenco at the moment but move between that and gold blend depending on what's on offer.

FruityWidow · 04/03/2020 12:25

Camp or dandelion coffee

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