Straight chicory. Comes in a tea-bag. Add powder milk.
You can boil liquorice bark. Makes a powerful concoction nice with honey.
Heard of Milo or Horlicks?
What do Milo, Horlicks & straight chicory taste like - coffeeish or ???
So you don't want to drink caffeine but you can't quite go cold turkey on coffee 'cause its got that 'real' taste nothing else gives. I tell you now - there's nothing else. The problem is secularism. Coffee is secular fanaticism. Its a drug. We're fascinated with it. Zen approach doesn't work. You stop drinking the stuff, create a Zen garden, but then it just fills up with weeds. So don't kid yourself. Nothing wrong with coffee now and then. Or a pie, a steak, McDonalds whatever. Its this culture of trying to find a kill-all solution - one ring to rule them all. You believe in a goal, an end. There's no end, just cycles repeating. You actually think there's a way out of coffee, or a karma free life. HA! You get rid of lesser passions and the biggest one just gets bigger. That's demonic. You know what they do with bacteria - they pit them against each other. The smaller ones with the bigger ones. They recreate the food-chain, the ecosystem. Everyone has their place. You take one species out and the whole thing tumbles down. I'll touch a Brahmin any day. Even the bad is good. So let Milo and coffee live side by side. Alternate days. Then you add chicory. Then horlicks, some tea, and why not green. Its not Zen see. But at the end of it there's just no space for the weeds to grow. Its a balanced diet. But maybe you don't like perceptions of diversity. They irritate you. Fine, its not the dots themselves. You're just looking too close. Too focused. See the wave, the natural order. Order in chaos - without YOU. Or does that scare you? Every corporate's nightmare, these self-organizing teams. See the wave and that's compassion. The seeing is the compassion. And you let go - it just happens. Things take care of themselves, and that's wisdom.