Detox teas are teas and herbal tisanes that can be used specifically to detoxify, rejuvenate and boost our energy after overindulging in fatty foods and alcohol or simply feel dull and unenergized. Packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins these types of teas are the best choice to curb our sugar cravings, cleanse and fuel our systems and get our bodies in tip-top shape!
For all of you who feel like you are in need for a little detox, I have listed the top 10 detox teas you must always keep in your tea pantry to care for yourself! Some of these are in loose leaf type (which I prefer) and others come in tea bags which are admittedly more convenient to use and commonly preferred by most people.
Historical tea seller Kusmi Tea, offers among other superior quality tea blends an amazing detox tea. Kusmi tea detox is a delicious blend of maté, green tea and lemongrass that will help you purify your body and renew you with its strong and refreshing aroma! This is a very enjoyable tea to also help you relax and can be drunk anytime throughout the day. To prepare, steep for 3-4 minutes at a temperature of 85-90°C.
Another great detox tea from the same company is Kusmi Tea BB detox tea. This premium luxury blend contains maté, green tea, rooibos, guarana, and dandelion and is flavored with a hint of grapefruit. Soothing and comforting, BB or Beauty Beverage is a real treat that will amaze you with its delightful aroma and delicious taste. It is effective in eliminating excess fluid from the body but also improving your skin’s appearance by boosting toxin removal. It will revive you and beautify you! To prepare, steep for 3-4 minutes at a temperature of 85-90°C.
This organic and fair trade herbal blend is caffeine free and even though not labeled as detox tea, it contains an assortment of herbs and spices to help you cleanse and revitalize your body. It contains spicy ginger and smooth lemongrass, sweet licorice, zesty orange peel and organic turmeric which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Perfectly balanced, this herbal blend will amaze you with its pleasant citrus aroma, spicy notes and natural subtle sweetness. To prepare, bring water to a full boil and steep for 5 minutes.
Pukka detox is a good choice if you are looking for a tea to help you with digestion and purify your body. This caffeine-free herbal tea contains aniseed, fennel, cardamom, celery seed, licorice root and coriander seed. Due to licorice, it is naturally sweet so you might need to avoid extra sweetening and it has a very pleasant but not overpowering taste and aroma. I also recommend Pukka Cleanse which includes peppermint and is also an excellent purifying tea with skin health promoting properties. To prepare bring water to a boil and steep for 5 minutes.
Traditional medicinal offers a number of great herbal teas among which is this amazing tea that will help you detox and protect your body by promoting healthy liver function! Every day detox tea contains a combination of organic herbs inspired by traditional chinese medicine such as roasted dandelion, chicory roots and powerful schisandra fruit the benefits of which were discovered 5.000 years ago. Schisanda or five flavor berry in Chinese, is equally sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent and gives this tea a complex but very balanced taste. Also, included ingredients are lycium fruit, licorice root, ginger and star anise. To prepare bring water to a boil and steep for 5 minutes.
To help our bodies cleanse we need to help our two primary filtering organs to function healthily: the kidneys and liver. Yogi DeTox tea is a gentle way to do exactly that! This herbal tea includes a blend of well-known purifying herbs like burdock and organic dandelion to support the liver and juniper berry that enhances kidney function. It also contains trikatu (ginger black pepper and long pepper), a traditional Ayurvedic cleansing blend that aids blood flow and Indian sarsaparilla which adds a spicy flavor. This is a very effective tea, yet mild enough to be used daily. To prepare bring water to a boil and steep for 5 minutes. I suggest trying all of yogi’s detox teas as they offer great results!
Get Clean by Republic of Tea is a very effective and easy to use two-week detox tea system that will help your body release toxins and come back into balance! I suggest combining this with a healthy detox diet. It includes:
- Wake Up and Get Clean: A refreshing, caffeine-free morning herbal tea with cucumber, dandelion leaves, gotu kola, which has a stimulating effect on circulation, cool spearmint and tangy lemon verbena. This stimulating tea will boost your metabolism and rejuvenate you!
- Get Clean Anytime: This gentle herbal tea can be used anytime to detox and purify the body. It features organic rooibos, milk thistle seeds, dandelion, burdock roots to promote proper kidney function and red clover and sarsaparilla which which have powerful purging properties.
- End of Day and Get Clean: This evening herbal tea contains two time-honored herbs, alma used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine and schisandra (five flavor berry) from traditional Chinese medicine. This tea will not only relax you after a long day and build energy reserves but also aid with digestion due to ginger root and satisfy your taste buds.
To prepare bring water to a boil and steep for 5 minutes.
A favorite brand of mine not only for its artisan crafted blends but for its hand-stitched silken pouches is mighty leaf! This caffeine-free organic detox infusion is a wonderful tasting, mild and non-bitter tea with clean notes of mint and basil ! It contains refreshing peppermint, revered purifiers such as burdock root and dandelion root and licorice for a natural sweetness. This tea will help soothe an upset stomach and support digestion and help you instantly feel lighter and energized. To prepare bring water to a boil and steep for 5 minutes.
Twinings is a well trusted brand and this detox tea is a favorite of mine! It doesn’t only offer a revitalizing taste and aroma but it contains a powerful blend of herbs to help purify and restore your body. It contains aromatic lemon peel, lemon myrtle and cleansing milk thistle. The ingredients are lightly steamed to protect the subtle taste of the herbs. This is a great morning tea to revive and refresh you while promoting a natural detox for a clean and light feeling from within. You will love this one! To prepare bring water to a boil and steep for 5 minutes.
Matcha green tea is a miraculous tea that everyone ought to try. Abundant in antioxidants, this traditional Japanese green tea has a ton of benefits to offer from boosting metabolism and naturally detoxifying to relaxing the body and mind and preventing disease. Sugar Destroyer matcha combines fine quality matcha with gymnema sylvestre, an herb used in the Ayurvedic community to treat diabetes, aid with weight loss, and lower cholesterol. This tea has a pungent aroma and taste, starting smooth and slightly sweet and finishing with some bitter notes. It will effectively help you eliminate those sugar cravings, detox and manage weight. To prepare put 1-2 tsp of matcha in a bowl, add 2oz water (70ºC – 80ºC) and whisk until frothy.
Do you use any of these or is there another tea that you use to detoxify? I would love to know!
Caution: All of these teas are generally mild and safe to use by everyone.You can drink up to 3 cups of any detox tea daily for up to 30 days with or without a detox diet program for more enhanced results. Always consult with your physician before adding a detox diet to your tea as they may not be suitable for everyone.