Organic Chaga Chicory

Rich & robust - a great smooth (caffeine free!) coffee alternative

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Organic Chaga Chicory
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Organic Chaga Chicory


Famous in New Orleans, roasted chicory root is often blended with coffee to create the ubiquitous Louisiana beverage. However, instead of combining it with coffee, we’ve decided to blend organic chicory root with organic chaga to create a caffeine-free herbal tea that is a great alternative to coffee and offers all the health properties of the chicory root and Arctic chaga mushroom. Not only does this blend look like ground coffee, it brews up a thick, rich cup that has the same dark brown liquor and a similar flavor. Excellent with milk and a touch of honey, this organic herbal tea can be prepared in a standard coffee maker, french press, or as a loose leaf tea. It also makes a great iced beverage!

The chaga-chicory combination not only tastes great, but creates a healthful 1-2 punch! Chicory is quickly gaining attention for its prebiotic health benefits. Prebiotics are a helpful companion to the more well-known probiotic. Chaga is an Arctic mushroom that has been used in folk medicine to alleviate gastrointestinal ailments and to boost immunity. It is also known as an adaptogen which is believed to help lower stress levels. The organic chaga used in our blend is sourced from the Finnish lapland forests where chaga has been wild-harvested for centuries to make “mushroom tea.”

Ingredients: organic roasted chicory root, organic chaga mushroom extract

What are Blended Teas?


Our delicious blended teas use the same top-quality organic teas and/or botanicals offered in our single origin varieties, but are comprised of teas, herbs, fruit, and/or flowers of multiple origins and/or varieties. When blending our teas, our goal is to create a cup with a specific flavor profile in mind. Unlike single origin teas, which can vary from harvest to harvest (just like wine!), blended teas trade seasonal variation for year-to-year consistency. As a result, the formula and/or appearance of our blends may change over time, but you can rest assured that you’ll always receive an organic cup of tea with consistent flavor.

Steeping Instructions


At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend herbal and rooibos teas to be steeped for 5 to 7 minutes in water heated to a full rolling boil. For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible, and avoid overboiling. If you want a stronger brew, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Marina

    "This is my comfort tea of choice. I anticipate brewing this tea when I'm on my way home on a cold day. On a hot day I like to dress it up with a touch of honey & milk. On ice, a graham cracker flavor in the tea is enhanced!"

  • Sarah

    "Sometimes you want the taste of coffee, but not the crazy rush and energy dive. This fits the bill! Smooth and tasty!"

  • Aubrey

    "Chaga increases the body of this brew and adds a nice earthiness that compliments the more prominent chicory root. I call it Chaga-licious! :)"

Health Benefits


Chicory Root
Probiotics have received a lot of media attention and scientific inquiry about their benefits to the digestive system. But less attention is given to prebiotics. Chicory has some of the highest levels of prebiotics, which can also be extremely beneficial. Chicory gets its high prebiotic makeup from a soluble dietary fiber called inulin (not to be confused with insulin), which is also found in jicama and Jerusalem artichokes. Prebiotics can promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms in our gut, which act as food for probiotics. This means that prebiotics and probiotics work together, and prebiotics can make probiotics more effective!

Chaga Mushroom
Chaga is a fungi (Inonotus obliquus) that is most often found growing on Birch trees in the wild. It has been used in folk medicine as a medicinal mushroom for centuries in Northern Europe, Russia, China, and Japan to alleviate gastrointestinal ailments and boost immunity. It is also known as an adaptogen which naturopaths believe can help lower stress levels. Chaga contains antioxidants and is considered an immune system modulator. The potential therapeutic effects of Chaga in anticancer activity and suppression of autoimmune diseases has been associated with its polyphenol content and immunomodulating polysaccharides and betulinic acid.

For more information about the health benefits of Chaga Chicory and other types of herbs, and sources for the above information, check out our Herbal Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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  • 5
    Coffee Replacement

    Posted by JUDITH MEINHARDT on 24th Jan 2023

    This is by far the best coffee alternative I have tried. It has 'body' and a pleasant deep roasted flavor but doesn't taste burnt like similar products I've tried. Highly recommend trying this out! I also liked having the option to buy as a small sample first.

  • 5
    Organic Chaga Chicory--What a treat and no caffeine!

    Posted by Virginia Lang on 9th Jun 2022

    When I drink coffee, it is black and medium roasted pour over Columbian. Simple. This Organic Chaga Chicory was good by itself. If I added sweetner, it was a bit too sweet for me. But then for fun I added some Turkey Hill Vanilla Salted Caramel Ice Cream. It was like an Italian cappuccino. Memories of Italy come to mind. Totally hooked on this one and I highly recommend this for a no caffeine treat. Still a treat even without the ice cream.

  • 5
    My weekend treat

    Posted by Susan Gilmore on 25th Sep 2021

    I was hesitant to try this. I added heavy cream to the cup. It is delicious. So I ordered the large bag. I quit coffee, drink green tea and rooibios tea. Now this! Yum!

  • 5
    Best substitute for coffee

    Posted by Emily B. on 4th Jun 2021

    Tried a sample of this on a whim and it immediately became my favorite afternoon drink! Earthy, full-bodied and a little sweet -- great straight up but as others have said, with honey and a little milk it's extra good. Will be keeping this stocked on my "tea shelf" for as long as Arbor Teas carries it (hopefully forever!).

  • 5
    Chaga chickory

    Posted by Dhall on 9th Mar 2021

    This is such a lovely and rich tea. When I make it into a latte with oat milk, it tastes like dark caramel or toffee. The color is also rich and dark and beautiful. This is my new favorite!

  • 5
    100% Coffee Replacement

    Posted by Callie Macaluso on 11th Feb 2021

    As someone who is caffeine sensitive and misses the mouthfeel and cosiness of coffee on the regular, this has become my go-to get that sensation with all the taste, richness, and color I miss. Makes excellent lattes and pairs especially well with a little maple syrup for sweetener.

  • 5
    Chaga Chicory

    Posted by Billie Eversole on 17th Nov 2020

    I recently ordered a sample of this one as well as several others. I love this! I can not have coffee anymore due to health issues and it is truly a perfect replacement, I can not say enough about it. That says a lot as I am really picky about my tea. I have come back to order a bigger bag now!

  • 5
    Great coffee replacement

    Posted by Haley DiRenzo on 14th Nov 2019

    Really does have a coffee like flavor and makes a great latte. It's also delicious brewed with some cacao powder to add a chocolatey element.

  • 5
    Chaga Chicory

    Posted by Aaron B on 24th Jun 2019

    This is my perfect bedtime sip. Like enjoying a coffee at twilight, except soothing, no caffeine and easy on my stomach.

  • 4
    Husband's Fav

    Posted by Abbey on 27th Jan 2019

    I am not a fan personally, although I enjoy the earthy aroma. My husband would give it 5 stars. He uses it as a coffee alternative. Use an infuser that has a very fine mesh, the tea is finely ground like coffee.

  • 5
    Chaga Chicory

    Posted by A. Lauren on 29th Dec 2018

    I ordered the sample size because I wasn't sure what to expect and whether it really would taste like coffee. To my surprise it does really taste similar to coffee. It isn't as bitter as coffee and has more of an earthy, herbal taste to it, but it is reminiscent enough of coffee that it satisfies the coffee craving. I had it with a little bit of unsweetened coconut milk in it and biscotti on the side. I'm reducing caffeine for health reasons so I will definitely order a larger size to have around. I found half a teaspoon was sufficient for brewing but the recommended teaspoon may produce a stronger cup.

  • 4

    Posted by Kara Vesely on 6th Apr 2018

    Interesting! I can definitely taste the chicory and hints of mushroom. Smooth and full-bodied.

  • 5
    Tried this on a rainy day

    Posted by Johanna on 28th Jan 2018

    I just made this tea for the first time and I love it!! The smell in the package is like cocoa and berry. It makes an opaque, thick, dark brew with an aroma of pine, smoke, and brown sugar. The taste is like a slightly woody coffee with low bitterness in the finish. The second steep is a little bit lighter but still makes a robust cup. Fabulous tea, especially for anyone who likes coffee!

  • 5
    Great for coffee lover!

    Posted by Yen-Wen on 9th Jan 2018

    My husband is a big coffee drinker and he must have several cups a day. He is very impressed by the tea! He has it with almond milk and some sugar in raw. With his approval, We will be back for more for sure!

  • 5

    Posted by Yen Wen on 29th Dec 2017

    I have finally got approval from my skeptical coffee loving husband! He can't believe the "tea" is not only give him the satisfaction of coffee, and it's good for health! The tea is great with honey! We will be back for more!

  • 5
    Chaga Chicory

    Posted by Aaron B on 6th Nov 2017

    My wife suggested I try this as a coffee substitute, I was skeptical. It's very earthy. It's like hot chocolate for coffee lovers! No acid bitterness.

  • 5
    Oh, chaga chicory!

    Posted by Karen R Trevino on 19th Oct 2017

    I can't have coffee or tea, and no decaf of either. This chaga chicory tastes better than coffee to me! I'm so thankful for this!!!

  • 5
    Organic Chaga Chicory

    Posted by April Robinson on 4th Oct 2017

    I've been taking chaga for several years now in tincture form and am well aware of its many health benefits. I've also been aware that I'd really like to diminish my coffee intake. Enter this fabulous new blend, which is both energizing and hearty, and a perfect wake-up brew. It's pleasant (read: unbitter) enough for me to drink straight, but is also lovely with milk and honey. Can't wait for my full size to arrive!

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