As someone who was heavily into energy drinks, coffee, and other stimulants in college, I’ve tried every way of perking myself up in the morning.
And bulletproof tea is the best. Hands down.
It gives you plenty of energy, but it’s a calmer, more sustained energy, and you don’t crash from it. You also don’t feel the need to keep “refueling” as you do with coffee.
And it has a lot of health benefits:
It’s all good things. And since I’m normally not a coffee drinker, this is a great replacement.
There are a ton of ways to make it, but after getting some inspiration from Tim Ferriss and messing around with my own ingredients, this is the bulletproof tea recipe I’ve come up with.
(I call it bulletproof tea in homage to “Bulletproof Coffee” by Dave Asprey who popularized putting butter and coconut oil in your coffee. Bulletproof Exec is his brand, not mine, not claiming it, please don’t sue me, etc.).
To make the tea, you’ll need:
You can also get a pre-made blend of the green, pu-erh, and mate teas from Cup & Leaf which makes the tea-making process part much easier.
You’ll also need:
First, boil ~1 Liter of water, and combine about 2tsp Pu-Erh, 1tsp Sencha, and 1tsp Yerba Mate in your steeper.
Second, brew the tea for ~1 minute. Once it’s done, pour the tea into your mixer / blender.
Third, start the next brewing with the rest of the water (same tea leaves, they can be infused multiple times).
Fourth, add 1tbsp butter and 1tbsp coconut oil to your mixer with the already-made tea.
Last, pour in the second infusion of the tea after it’s steeped for another minute, stir it all up (or blend it) and enjoy!
You’ll be off to the races in no time.
The fun thing with this recipe is that you can experiment with adding any other types of tea that you want to it. So if you come up with a new combination of teas that tastes great, let me know what worked for you!