The 6 Best Detox Teas of 2019

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Detox teas are herbal teas (or tisanes) that are used to detoxify the body. Most detox tea blends are based on traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and other forms of herbalism.

Detox teas are commonly used for liver detox, weight loss, laxative effects, or detox after overindulgence in heavy foods, alcohol, or even drugs. In general, these teas aim to clean out your body from toxins and potentially harmful substances.

Detox teas are not a cure-all and it's important to choose wisely when shopping for one. Some products claim amazing benefits or spectacular results and these statements should be taken with a grain of salt for the marketing pitch that they often are.

Instead, look into the detox teas listed below as they are some of the best and most popular on the market. You can also opt to use single-herb and single-tea detox teas

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    Rishi Tea's Turmeric Ginger Herbal Tea

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    This powdery, ochre-colored blend of Rishi Tea's Turmeric Ginger Herbal Tea is seriously detoxifying. It has turmeric powder, bits of licorice root, ginger root, orange peel, lemongrass, and lemon essential oil.

    Many of these are reputed to be naturally detoxifying, and others make this blend far tastier than most. It has a peppery, fiery flavor and a surprisingly sweet finish.

    Ginger lovers will find this to be an ideal detox tea. Even people who generally dislike spicy foods (including those heavy in ginger or turmeric) tend to love this balanced blend.

    Heads up: If you drink it slowly, the last few sips will be thicker and stronger, as the turmeric will begin to sink to the bottom. Also, it's usually good for two infusions.

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    Pukka Detox Tea

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    Pukka Detox Tea is naturally caffeine-free, organic and ethically sourced. It is a blend of aniseed/Chinese star anise (40 percent), fennel seed (20 percent), cardamom seed (15 percent), licorice root, coriander seed, and celery seed.

    It is intended as an "everyday" detox tea, and it has well-designed packaging that makes it a good option for a gifting. It would make the perfect foundation for a "detox home spa" gift basket.

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    Traditional Medicinals' EveryDay Detox Tea

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    Traditional Medicinals' EveryDay Detox Tea is one of the most widely available and most respected herbal detox blends on the market. It is available in regular EveryDay Detox and in Lemon EveryDay Detox. Both blends taste better than you'd guess a detox tea might taste.

    According to the Traditional Medicinals website, EveryDay Detox is intended to "promote healthy liver function" using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It includes liver-friendly herbs like licorice root, Lycium fruit/goji berries, and schizandra fruit. It also uses chicory root to "remove heat from the liver, stimulate bile secretion, and promote digestion."

    While Organic Lemon EveryDay Detox is also formulated for liver protection, it is based on traditional European herbalism rather than traditional Chinese medicine. It includes burdock, stinging nettle, and cleavers. It has a bittersweet, lemony flavor.

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    Yogi Tea's DeTox Teas

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    Yogi Tea offers a range of detox teas in different flavors and with different focuses. These include a general detox tea, a skin detox tea, a berry-flavored detox tea, and a peach-flavored detox tea.

    Yogi DeTox Teas are intended to counter "everyday impurities" by helping the body cleanse the liver and kidneys. The blend includes:

    • Burdock and dandelion roots, which are traditionally used for liver support.
    • Juniper berry, a traditional herb for aiding in kidney function.
    • An Ayurvedic blend called "trikatu." This is a mix of ginger root, black pepper, and long pepper used to stimulate blood flow.

    Berry DeTox is a more flavorful detox tea. It includes organic hibiscus and the superfruit açai berry, as well as detoxifying herbs.

    Yogi Tea's Peach DeTox is the best-tasting tea of the Yogi detox teas line. It is made with fo-ti (a traditional Chinese herb) and dandelion root. It also incorporates the Ayurvedic blend of "trikatu" for increased circulation.

    Yogi Skin DeTox claims to help "shed impurities." It's made with rose petals, hibiscus, and green tea. Burdock root, yellow dock, and red clover are also added to boost its liver detoxification and blood cleansing capabilities.

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    Triple Leaf Detox Tea

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    You've probably seen Triple Leaf Detox Tea at your local health food store. It's nothing fancy (think flat paper bags in a cellophane-wrapped paper box) and it certainly does not taste good. However, it is a long-used and fairly respected brand in the health food community.

    It uses Chinese herbs that were traditionally used to cleanse and promote the "healthy function of the liver, kidneys, lungs, and blood." It is also designed to clean out the body's toxins and promote healthy skin.

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    The Republic of Tea's Get Clean Detox Tea

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    One of the tastier detox teas in the list, Republic of Tea's Get Clean Detox Tea blend includes natural vanilla and almond flavors for a more enjoyable character. 

    It is intended to stimulate the liver to promote detoxification. The blend includes organic rooibos, milk thistle seed, Indian sarsaparilla root, dandelion root, chicory root, burdock root, and red clover.