Fresh basil is the stuff of summer, plucked from the garden for added depth to sandwiches, or pressed between mozzarella and tomatoes for a caprese plate. Daily Detox tea from the Tea Can Company doesn’t have that kind of basil, but the smell of the dry tea leaves did bring me back to fresh summer days in our family herb garden. Instead, the ingredient this tea is Tulsi, holy basil.
There are other ingredients like rose hips or spearmint, but they take a back seat to the strong, forward flavors of lemon myrtle and holy basil. I was surprised– usually rose hips like to make the tea pink and sour, but I had no problem sour fruit flavors, even after steeping this tea long and hot.
I love herbal teas with savory spices like sage, or chili, or fennel, and a basil tea is a great addition to this category. Lemon and basil are often used together on food, and it is no surprise that the flavors work well together in a tea. This blend sweet enough to still be a traditional tea, with plenty of creamy lemon flavors and soothing mint, but the pop of basil really sets it apart. The basil adds a “green” flavor that is very different from the usual grassy senchas or hay-like green rooibos, adding a distinctly full, leafy note.
Both holy basil and Linden blossom have long histories of sacred respect and healing properties, so the detox they provide might be both physical and spiritual, if you buy into that sort of thing. If nothing else, you will experience the peaceful moment of enjoying a tasty cup of tea.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Tea Can Company
This unique blend of Medicinal Herbs and Berries provides a host of antioxidants and health benefits. A feel good drink that lasts all day. Serve hot or cold.
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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 Tea/Tisane
Where to Buy: Cha Tale
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
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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!