Detox – also known as – Let’s Detox from The NecessiTeas is an interesting blend. The blended base is Honeybush and Rooibos. But it also has Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Peel, Star Anise, Ginger, Licorice Root, Juniper Berries, Lemongrass, Marigold, Stevia, Birch Leaves, and Willow Bark.
My favorite part of this mix of ingredients is the ratios of ingredients which are all done nicely. Nothing is overdone. Everything blends well. The Lemon Myrtle, Peel, and Grass really shine but also play well with the Licorice which initially scared me but after sipping on this cuppa my fears were completely calmed. The Licorice wasn’t prominent, overdone, or interrupting any of the other flavors.
Another thing I was a bit frightened about was the Stevia. Many companies tend to over do it with the Stevia…that isn’t the case here, thankfully. I really appreciate the addition of the Juniper Berries, Birch Leaves, and Willow Bark as I’ve learned about them from my local herb lady and find them to be fascinatingly powerful for the heart, body, and soul. Of course I am not making any health claims here but I really do LOVE many of the contents of this loose mix.
Detox from The NecessiTeas or Let’s Detox from The NecessiTeas is thoughtfully put together and tasty on the tongue while soul warming and day unwinding!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: The NecessiTeas
This wellness blend will make you feel good from the inside out. This antioxidant rich blend of organic honeybush and rooibos is combined with marigold, birch leaves and juniper berries to promote a healthy immune system and cleanse away the effects of harmful toxins.
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Orange Detox Tea from Teavery is another herbal/tisane detox tea that we were sent for review consideration here at Sororitea Sisters. I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised at some of the newer herbals coming along the pike!
I was impressed with the diverse ingredients in this tisane. Orange Detox Tea from Teavery has Alfalfa, Dandelion, Orange Peel, Plantain, Red Clover, Peppermint, Nettles, Rooibos, and Orange flavor.
When it comes to the ingredients I have some notes, findings, and opinions I would like to share. Most of these herbs I would consider to be superfoods or super herbs! I have had some really great experiences with them individually-speaking. Of course I am not a doctor, am not offering advice, and am not making any medical claims, here, just sharing my own experiences along the way!
Alfalfa sprouts I enjoyed as a child. Believe it or not it was one of my 3 favorite foods growing up. I know – I know…I was a weird kid! Between that and Red Clover I have sprouted both with success over the years and have enjoy them in various ways! I used to have allergies to Dandelions when I was a teen but have since grown out of that – thankfully. I really enjoy the herbal, sprouty, citrusy, and floral notes in this tisane! When it comes to the Plantains I have to say it offers a sweet and slightly creamy texture to the sip. It’s funny because I HATE Bananas but I seem to like Plantains! The Rooibos also contributes to the hint of sweetness – I’m sure! The Orange flavor and peel really kick this one out of the park in terms of flavor. And Nettles are said to be one of the best things you can consume but I have a hard time incorporating them in my daily life so this herbal tisane was perfect in that regard! And I think you already know my stances and LOVE of peppermint!
I think the reason I am enjoying this cuppa is not only for the taste but for all of the ‘good stuff’ in it that seemed to mesh well with everything else in the cup! Orange Detox Tea from Teavery is another herbal and Rooibos blend I will be putting in my GOOD PILE.
Here’s the scoop:
Leaf Type: Herbal/Tisane/Rooibos
Where to Buy: Teavery
An Herbal Blend, Beneficial For The Mind And Soul. Enjoy A High Noted Orange Tea With Undertones Of Mint, Plantain, Nettles, Clove, Alfalfa And Dandelion.
Organic Alfalfa, Organic Dandelion, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Plaintain, Organic Red Clover, Organic Peppermint, Organic Nettles, Organic Rooibos, Natural Orange Flavor
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Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Tea Drift
You’ll truly enjoy this tea with a delightful fruity aroma. It’s a smooth, full-bodied tea with mild berry notes. This tea is tasty over ice or steaming hot.
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The first thing to say about this one is that it smells so, so good. Strong, rich, fruity pomegranate, as soon as you open the bag! The leaf itself is a pretty thing to look at, too, with whole golden chrysanthemum flowers plus a few stray petals, and tightly rolled oolong pellets. The scent, though! I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 3 minutes in water cooled to around 180 degrees.
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Teatoxy
Teatoxy Energize is a 100% organic blue detox tea blend that is absolutely unqiue and gives you the energy you need to stay fit throughout your day. Our master blenders have created Teatoxy Energize with 3 things in mind: flavour, health and energy. By combining organic Thai lemongrass, Pandan leaves, Moroccan Rose pedals with Bluechai and Lavender you get an amazingly delicious, all natural tea with a vast amount of health benefits.
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I was initially attracted to this tea due to its reputed energy-giving properties, and I’ve been drinking it fairly regularly since first receiving it a few months ago. The first thing that stood out about this blend was the quality of the “leaf”. Although this blend is herbal so there’s no actual tea, leaf seems an appropriate term to describe this particular mixture. The pieces of lemongrass are some of the largest I’ve ever seen – minimum 1cm square, with whole rose buds, whole bluechai flowers, and large, curly pandan leaves. The lavender is the only small thing here, with a generous smattering of buds throughout. It’s a really beautiful blend to look at – pink, blue, green, yellow, and purple. A true feast for the eyes.
When brewing a cup, I’ve been following the recommended parameters and using 2 heaped teaspoons of leaf. It would be difficult to measure much less than a heaped teaspoon in any case! This can be left for up to 8 minutes in boiling water, but in this case I went for a more conservative 4.5. I’ve found that this gives the most pleasant flavour (more on that in a moment), and means that the tea hasn’t cooled too much before it’s even finished brewing.
The second thing that stands out about this blend is the colour of the liquor. It’s bright blue. This is due to the inclusion of the bluechai flowers, which give this tea its energising properties. As an added novelty, lemon juice will turn the liquor from blue to purple. Lemon has the added bonus of lifting the flavour a little, making it sharper rather than sweet, and more refreshing, which might be quite welcome depending on your personal taste.
As it is, the flavour of this blend is another fairly unique thing. It’s certainly not like anything I’ve ever tasted before! The main note I can detect is rose, but underlying this is a thick almost-maltiness, reminiscent of some of “sleepytime” style herbal tea blends or hot chocolate. It reminds me a bit of Lush’s Twilight shower gel, as a matter of fact. The lavender obviously plays a part in this, but I suspect the pandan may also play a part. I’ve no previous experience with pandan to draw on, however, so I can’t say this too confidently. The aftertaste has a very natural, almost “green” flavour, which puts me in mind of a summer garden in full bloom; grass, chlorophyll, and the scent of flowers. This isn’t a tea for someone who really dislikes heavily floral flavours, because there’s a lot of that here, although adding lemon juice can minimise this to some extent. It cuts through what can become a very cloying tea, and makes it sharper and more refreshing. Definitely worth a try if you’re finding a full cup of this one a bit too much.
Since I’ve been drinking this one, I have noticed a slight improvement in my energy levels and ability to focus. I’ve taken to drinking a cup just after lunch at work, when I often start to flagg. It’s not a massive boost, but I’ve found it to be a good mild pick-me-up, without the associated problems of a caffeine slump. This is an interesting, unique, and intriguing blend. It’s definitely worth a try if you like herbals, want to try some new and unusual tea ingredients, or are looking for a natural boost. My first experience with Teatoxy was definitely a good one!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: WayGood Tea
A delicate herbal infusion kissed with fragrant rose petals & jasmine flowers.
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Dry, this Lemon Jasmine Cleanse Tea from WayGood Tea smells more like sage and rosemary than it does lemon or jasmine (or any other ingredient in this herbal tisane). But I don’t mind – I like sage and rosemary!
To brew this, I placed one sachet in my teacup and poured 8 ounces of near boiling (195°F) water over the sachet. Then I allowed it to steep for 6 minutes. The brewed tisane is a golden hue and smells pleasantly of sage and rosemary with hints of flower and subtle notes of lemon. Similar to the dry tea – the fragrance is primarily rosemary and sage but more of the fruit and floral notes are coming through now.
The flavor is interesting. I can’t say that I’ve ever tasted a tea or tisane quite like this. That’s not to say I’m not enjoying it. To be honest, I think I need another minute or two of writing about it before I figure out if I really do like it!
I taste sage and rosemary – not surprisingly based upon my experience with the aroma – but I also taste rose. I appreciate that even though the sage and rosemary are dominate fragrances in this tea, their flavors do not overwhelm the cup.
I’m kind of surprised that the name of this tea is “Lemon Jasmine Cleanse” but of the ingredients in this blend – jasmine, rose, lemon verbena, alfalfa, sage, rosemary & lemon peel – the lemon and jasmine are not very prominent flavors in the cup. The only thing I taste less than the lemon and jasmine here is the alfalfa.
I really can’t recall ever having tasted brewed alfalfa – I very well may have in another tea in my years as a tea reviewer, I just can’t recall having tasted it. So, I wouldn’t know what to look for in the flavor here as an identifying note for the alfalfa.
As I continue to sip, I notice more jasmine and lemon notes, but they never really offer a strong presence in this drink. Despite this, I’m finding this to be an enjoyable tisane. It’s certainly different, but in many cases, different is good! And it certainly has proven that to be the case with this. I’d be happy to sip on this again!