Pros: nice flavor; very mild, produces no adverse effects; organic ingredients
Cons: when steeped too long, becomes a very intense tea
I had decided to try out a detox tea after doing a lot of reading on various health and nutrition information. The liver is greatly responsible for so many functions, so I wanted to try something to aid it's daily functions. I wanted something mild, and after looking over the various brands of detox teas at the store, I decided upon Yogi Berry DeTox tea.
I have consumed other Yogi brand teas in the past. I feel they are a good company, providing great teas with some health effects. I trust that their ingredients won't be too harsh for my body or cause any real secondary effects.
Yogi Berry DeTox tea comes in a box of 16 individually wrapped tea bags. It is a naturally caffeine free tea containing organic ingredients. I feel that if I am going to use a tea for medicinal properties, like detox, it should be mostly organic. After all, detoxing the liver involves removing toxins, and if my tea isn't organic, it has more toxins from pesticides and herbicides.
The tea contains a moderate list of ingredients. The back of the box explains how they've blended this tea, telling consumers what the detoxifying herbs are. This formula is blended to be safe for up to 30 days of use, drinking 1-3 cups daily. Though this tea aids in both liver and large intestine detox, it states that it is mild and won't cause laxative or diuretic effects.
When you unwrap a tea bag and begin steeping, the aroma is a bit odd. It's like potpourri, and honestly, doesn't smell like something I'd really want to drink. Luckily it does not taste perfumey. Every time I had a cup of this tea when my husband was home, he'd wrinkle up his nose and ask what that smell was. He's not a potpouri fan.
I was intrigued by the fact that Yogi Berry DeTox tea was berry flavored. This is a very potent tea, and the longer you steep it, the more potent it becomes. Most teas consumed for medicinal properites are best steeped covered for a minimum of ten minutes. This box states to steep for five to ten minutes. If you get to the ten minute mark, it will be an intense cup of tea. Towards the end, it's almost too much for me. All of the flavors burst open it seems, and the longer it steeps, the less of the berry flavor there is. I think that is mainly because of the other flavors stepping out in front of the berries. It's a lot of the ginger and fennel flavors that come through later on.
At five minutes, it has a nice flavor that is well balanced. I like the berries, it makes it mildly sweet on its own. The stevia leaf adds to that sweetness, and I really like that. I don't add anything to my teas, so having one that is naturally sweet is quite tasty.
It's always a good idea to look at the ingredients as you choose your tea, as it could change. I love that most of the ingredients in this tea are organic. They use strawberry, raspberry, and pomegranate flavors for this tea.
I drank just one cup of this tea every day, missing two days. I can't say I feel any different, but it didn't hurt anything either. I didn't expect to actually notice a difference, given that it really is a mild type of detox tea, and that's what I wanted. I plan to use this a few times a year to help my body help itself.
This tea produced no adverse effects for me. I'm pretty sensitive to anything which may deliver undesired results, like digestive upset. So when I say this tea gave me do digestive troubles, I feel confident to recommend it to others who may have concerns in that area.
The grocery store closest to my home has a large assortment of specialty and medicinal teas, which I love. They sell Yogi tea for about $4.00 per box, but it'll go on sale for just over $3.00. Even at the higher price it's worth it, I think. I truly trust Yogi brand teas to deliver just what I want, and nothing more.
Yogi Berry DeTox is, I feel, a great choice for a nice, mild detox tea to help the intestines and liver better rid of impurities. I do recommend it, but also suggest reading up on it first if you have health problems or concerns.