After years of drinking 8-10 cups of coffee a day and looking for a better alternative, Tim Ferriss came up with a morning cocktail he refers to as “Titanium Tea”.
This “Titanium Tea” is hands down the best stimulant drink I have ever encountered. It provides a clean, non-jittery energy that will last throughout the day. Not only does it not give you jitters the way a double espresso would – it gave me the most energy I’ve ever had.
Here’s a quote from Tim’s blog that describes the benefits:
I’m a caffeine “fast metabolizer” according to genetic test results from 23andMe, Navigenics (since acquired), and personal experience. If I drink a cup of black coffee, I feel like a superhero for 30 minutes, then need two cups to get back to baseline. But…
When I use a blend of — say — green tea and fermented black tea, I’m combining slightly different pharmacokinetics and biological half-lives, so respective peak plasma (blood) concentrations of stimulants and other compounds are staggered. Instead of one single high point and then a rapid descent into fatigue, I have multiple high points. Rather than feeling amazing for 30 minutes and then fatigued, I can feel 20% more effective for 3-4 hours.
So let’s take a look at how to make this stuff.
Tim Ferriss’ Titanium Tea Ingredients & Recipe
To make Titanium Tea you will need the following ingredients:
- Pu-Erh Black Tea Leaves
- Kabuse Sencha Green Tea Leaves
- 1 tbsp of Organic Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp Grass-Fed Butter
- A pinch of Turmeric and Ginger
You will also need:
- Boiled water
- Something to steep the tea with. I use this one.
Step 1: Brew the Tea
The first step in making Titanium Tea is to boil around 1 liter of water. After that, you will need to add the following to your steeper:
- 2 Teaspoons of Pu-Erh
- 1 Teaspoon of the Sencha Green Tea
- 1 Teaspoon of any other of your favorite teas. I personally add another teaspoon of Yerba Mate
Brew the tea for one minute, then pour the tea into your cup, or blender if you prefer to use one. Then use the rest of the boiled water to steep the same tea leaves again, since they can be infused multiple times (we want all the caffeine).
Step 2: Add the Fixin’s
Now, this is where it gets interesting.
Now, we are going to mix 1 tablespoon of the Grass-Fed Butter and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil into the tea and stir it until they melt. Just toss in a pinch of turmeric and ginger, allow the tea to cool, and you’ve made Tim Ferriss’ Titanium Tea!
Be sure to have fun with this recipe and add your own ingredients if you like. Sometimes I add cayenne or lemon juice – whatever you think might be healthy and taste delicious. Be sure to check out our article on Tim Ferriss’ Supplement Stack!