Coconut Oil in My Tea

by lydia on March 3, 2013

Many years ago, in a land far far away, there lived a fair maiden who learned of the marvelous benefits of coconut oil and decided to put some in her morning cup of tea.

Yeah, so that would be me and I still do to this day. If you by any chance follow me on Facebook (if you don’t yet, what are you waiting for?), you will know that I often post what I eat/drink daily. You will also know that I like to put coconut oil in my tea. Ew, oily tea?, you say. Yep, oily tea and now I can’t drink my tea without it. It’s really quite yummy and much more satiating this way!

Here’s the deal: way back when I read the book, ‘Eat Fat Lose Fat‘. This was back when I still needed to shed a few pounds, I also was on a massive urgent mission to get healthy. Anyway, what I read about the benefits of coconut oil astounded me. I also read that consuming a large quantity daily was a great weight loss trick. So, what did I do? I attempted to consume copious amounts of coconut oil daily. I had to find creative ways to get it in, so putting it in my tea became my ‘go-to’ way to get a bunch in in one fell swoop. In just 2 short months the weight began to come off. Now, I want to disclaim that was not the only thing I did to shed the baby weight I was still carrying, but it was a nice boost that is for sure!

Coconut Oil in My Tea //

Recently, I’ve had many people ask me about why or how I put coconut oil in my tea. I’ve explained the why, now here’s the how. I simply put about 1 -1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil into my already brewed cup of tea, add some raw honey and that’s it. I didn’t start out with that much oil, I started out with much less and worked my way up. Truth be told, I really don’t measure, I just eyeball it. It also may vary how much I put into my tea depending on my mood.

I want to disclaim briefly that the quality of your coconut oil matters. It’s really not as beneficial to use just a basic expeller pressed oil. You really want the antioxidants that come in the coconut oil to begin with. Most coconut oils are refined to some degree. I recommend trying Tropical Traditions Organic Virgin Gold Label. It is made in small batches and contains higher amounts of antioxidants than any other coconut oil out there. To learn more about their high quality coconut oil check out how they discovered this unique coconut oil. Of course you can use any high quality coconut oil out there,  just do your research and make sure the method in which it is processed allows it to still contain those benefits.

Coconut Oil in My Tea //


In case you are not already familiar with the benefits of coconut oil, check out my post ‘The Benefits of Taking Coconut Oil’. Also, this post by Hybrid Rasta Mama includes 333 uses for coconut oil. And yet another post by Delicious Obsessions talks about the health benefits of coconut oil, and 122 uses for it.


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Robin March 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

And here I thought I was the only one who does this! It helps me to use less honey, I have to watch my blood sugar!

Joy March 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

After reading your post I have been drinking tea with Coconut oil too. I was suprised at how it tastes and like it. I feel some tea tastes better with Coconut oil than others though. What are your favorite herbal teas to drink with Coconut oil?

DIEM April 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm

my first time used coconut oi with tea. i am using Numi oraganic tea Toasted Rice.

Marie November 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I love it in my tea too! It also makes my lips soft.

Dalal AlYousef July 31, 2015 at 5:12 pm

hehee yess exactly, it makes my lips extremely soft

amanda April 8, 2014 at 11:13 pm

it makes my lips soft too :3 I LOOVE coconut oil , i even put in in my hair as a conditioning mask right now!

Emilie August 25, 2014 at 6:09 am

Mmm, I can just imagine it in a Licorice tea. I LOVE Licorice teas. I also use it in my bathtub, it has jets and I always feel wonderful getting out.

Mo April 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

I tried putting coconut oil in my tea for the first time earlier today. I mixed it with a coconut-flavoured chai and found that the two are a perfect pair!

Kia November 20, 2015 at 12:39 pm

My favorite tea with coconut oil is white blueberry and pomegranate Lipton tea it’s so delicious!

Jennifer January 18, 2016 at 3:49 pm

I have been drinking mango tea with raw honey and lime for sore throat and just today added coconut oil..

Jane February 24, 2016 at 5:04 am

I like it in irish breakfast tea with a splash of milk but lately I’ve been just having it in boiling water before bed its so yummy smells divine and soft soft lips…

lydia February 24, 2016 at 6:10 am

Ooh Irish Breakfast Tea sounds good Jane!

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