Detox from TeaTaxi. . . . . .

Well it’s that time of year again. Everyone is making resolutions and trying to recover from all the decadence of the holiday season. Diet and detox ads are everywhere and it seems as if this month’s TeaTaxi package is no exception. My monthly subscription envelope arrived with a whole variety of feel good blends focusing on health and wellness.

First thing I noticed was the vast amount of ingredients in this blend. For something meant to cleanse my body, it seems I am putting a whole lot into it. All natural ingredients but ones I normally would not seek out on my own, such as birch leaves, willow bark, etc. I also noticed a whole lot of natural sweeteners that I tend to avoid due to their aspartame-like aftertaste (I’m looking at you, Stevia and Licorice Root!). Nonetheless, I figured why not give it a try and see how detoxed I felt.

The scent of the brew was a sickly sweet odor. Atop the sweetness was also an earthy scent, perhaps from all the bark and leaves and grass in the mix. Tastewise, that sweetness is all there, leaving a cloying flavor as the sip ends. There is also a fair amount of lemon flavor which I wouldn’t mind on it’s own though it conflicts with everything else happening here. Also, that earthiness transfers over to the taste, though only slightly. I am supposed to be reminded of pine and the cool winter air but instead this has me thinking of pledge and artificial sweeteners. I really don’t think that was the type of clean feeling TeaTaxi was going for here.

Honestly, I didn’t have high hopes going into this between the murky water and the scent. To me it seemed more muddy then anything and I think that is attributed to the vast variety of ingredients in the mix. I think cleaning it up a bit and removing all the sweetening agents would improve this a great deal. As it is, I don’t think this is the tea for me and certainly don’t think its the detox I need from the holiday season. Luckily, I have 9 other feel good teas from TeaTaxi to try!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Herbal Blend
Where to Buy:  Tea Taxi

This herbal mixture will remind you of the freshness and well-being experienced during long winter walks. The smell of pine filling your nostrils and the cool air in your lungs.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Soothing Rose Hibiscus Skin Detox from Yogi Tea

I have been a fan of Yogi teas for quite awhile. I discovered this skin detox tea a few years ago, and I love it so much. It tastes a little sweet, a little floral-y, and very refreshing. The rose seems to balance out the hibiscus, so there is none of the hibiscus tartness. It tastes delicious hot or iced.

As far as the benefits to the skin, I really do notice that my skin has an extra glow after drinking this. The results are almost immediate. I enjoy the taste and the benefits of this tea. I like to have a cup in the winter, especially if I’ve been out and about on a cold, blustery day and my skin feels damaged and dry from the cold.

If you enjoy Jasmine green tea, you’ll probably really love this delicious blend from Yogi Tea.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green/Herbal
Where to Buy: Yogi


Our skin reflects our diet and lifestyle choices: cleansing from the inside can help promote healthier skin. Soothing Rose Hibiscus Skin DeTox tea combines Rose Petal and Hibiscus – used in Ayurveda to soothe the skin – with Green Tea for a deliciously floral tea to support your healthy glow.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Detox Tea from Cha Tale

59d6c6fc6b944f03aa56c09338fdd469Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal Tea/Tisane

Where to Buy: Cha Tale

Tea Description:

Beautifully presented with a sweet and creamy taste.  Detox

1 portion per cup, 3 min at 95°C Serve: Hot or Cold, Perfect on its own

Contains: Goji Berry, Chrysanthemum, Cassia Seed, Rock Candy

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Detox Tea from Cha Tale is one of the better if not the best tasting Detox Teas I have had thus far!  This tisane only contains Goji Berry, Chrysanthemum, Cassia Seed, and Rock Candy.  That’s it!  Of course the flowers provide a bit of floral flavor and the Rock Candy gives you that bit of sweet but not TOO sweet!  The Goji Berry is a wonderful addition and I would be fibbing to you if I said that I didn’t take one of them and nibble on it after infusing!  I really LOVE that this had Cassia Seed in it, too!  I have been doing a lot of research on it and the benefits are darn impressive!  I will say this tisane isn’t much for aroma but it’s pleasant on the tongue and leaves you hydrated but also craving more of the semi-sweet treat!  If you are looking for a Detox Tea be sure to check this one out!