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# Reviewing the Best Detox Tea of 2019

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Fueled by social media and growing scientific evidence, detox tea has grown to become one of the world’s trendiest supplements.

Today’s best detox teas promise to leave you healthier, slimmer, and rejuvenated. They claim to cleanse the body and detoxify your system. Instead of using artificial chemicals, detox teas emphasize natural tea ingredients like dandelion root extract, oolong tea, and green tea mixed with herbal extracts like goji berry, fenugreek, fiber, and garcinia cambogia.

Want to reset your system? Feeling the need for a cleanse? With so many detox teas on the market – and so many confusing claims across the internet – it can be hard to know which detox tea is the right choice for you.

## Best Tea for Detoxing:

Fortunately, our editorial team combed through every major detox tea available today. We compiled our rankings below. Keep reading to discover the best detox tea of 2019.

### FitTea 14 Day Detox

FitTea’s 14 Day Detox has been heavily promoted across social media. It may be a little expensive for what you get, but it also provides an effective two weight body cleanse program, making it an ideal way to start a weight loss program. Inside the formula, you’ll find green tea, matcha, and garcinia cambogia.

FitTea claims these ingredients complement each other, making it easier for your body to burn fat. The garcinia cambogia may also supress your hunger. Together, that means a great start to your weight loss routine fueled by natural detoxifying ingredients.

### v-Tea t-Detox

One of the things we appreciate about v-Tea’s t-Detox supplement is that it contains ingredients you won’t find in many other supplements on this list. You won’t find herbs like tulsi, fenugreek, and nettle leaf in many other formulas, for example.

v-Tea advertises their formula as an “organic weight loss” formula. By taking the supplement for 14 days, you can cleanse your system and kickstart a weight loss routine. T-Detox also comes with a unique and refreshing mint flavor that isn’t as overpowering as some of the other t-Detox ingredients.

### ZeroTea 14 Day Detox Tea

Zero Tea claims their 14 Day Detox Tea supplement will “charge your metabolism” while also “promoting proper digestion, and aiding in the optimization of the digestive tract.” There’s a popular 14 day option, although hardcore cleansers may opt for the 28 day option as well.

Instead of flooding your body with weird herbal extracts and laxatives, Zero Tea has basically combined a bunch of natural tea blends and flavors. Active ingredients include organic rooibos, green tea, cloves, orange peels, cinnamon, nutmeg, red peppercorn, and cornflower, for example.

Plus, priced at around $15 for a 14 day supply, Zero Tea’s 14 Day Detox Tea is surprisingly reasonable compared to other options on this list. It’s also one of the few on this list to be listed as an Amazon’s Choice product for the keyword “detox tea”. And, with over 4,300 customer reviews on Amazon, Zero Tea’s 14 Day Detox Tea has maintained a rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. ### Kiss Me Organics Dandelion Root Tea This is one of the best detox teas on this list, which is funny because the tea doesn’t actually call itself a detox tea. Kiss Me Organics has labeled their tea as an “Organic Dandelion Root Tea”. The tea claims to support healthy digestion and help you detoxify the liver and kidneys. There are three listed ingredients in each 2g sachet, including 1.5g of organic dandelion root tea, 400mg of organic hibiscus petals, and 100mg of organic Ceylon cinnamon powder. Unlike many other detox teas listed here, Kiss Me Organics has given us the exact dosages of each ingredient. We appreciate the transparency. The tea is also USDA Certified Organic, 100% vegan, all natural, and non-GMO. If you’re looking for a detox tea that contains 10 different ingredients in small dosages, then this supplement isn’t it. If you’re looking for a detox tea containing three proven ingredients in effective dosages, then the Kiss Me Organics Organic Dandelion Root Tea may be the best option. ### Total Tea Gentle Detox Total Tea’s Gentle Detox supplement claims to increase energy, boost stamina, and flood your body with antioxidants. Each package with 25 sealed teabags is priced at around$20, making Gentle Detox one of the more expensive options on this list.

However, the supplement contains ingredients you won’t find in other formulas, including echinacea, probiotics, and anti-inflammatory blend, and more. There’s also gynostemma (which acts as a scavenger in the stomach to eliminate waste and toxins), papaya, peppermint, cinnamon, hibiscus, ginger, rose hips, chamomile, and senna. These ingredients work in different ways either as natural laxatives, antioxidants, probiotics, or digestive health supplements.

Total Tea is also one of the longest-running companies in this niche: the family-owned business has been selling detox herbal tea for over 11 years.

### Everlong Detox Tea

Everlong Detox Tea sells a popular 28 day cleansing supplement. The product comes with two packages: one for the morning and another for night. Everlong claims to use premium, 100% organic ingredients that correct the dysfunction of certain organs, reverse unhealthy body patterns, enhance nutrient absorption, and eliminate harmful toxins.

You brew Everlong Detox Tea just like you would brew a normal mug of tea. The morning blend will energize you and prepare your body to absorb nutrients, while the nighttime blend will help your body flush toxins, cleanse your digestive system, and get rid of belly fat overnight.

### Yogi Detox Tea

Yogi Detox Tea comes with a diverse blend of herbal extracts that claim to improve the functioning of your liver and kidneys. While other detox teas listed here claim to specifically offer weight loss, Yogi Detox Tea offers a full spectrum of health benefits.

Amazon sells 96 teabags (6 packages of 16 teabags) of Yogi Detox Tea for around $24, making this one of the most cost-effective supplements on this list. Yogi Detox Tea also uses a formula called “trikatu”, which is just a blend of ginger, black pepper, and long pepper, to enhance its benefits. Other listed ingredients include ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom. We also appreciate that Yogi Detox Tea is USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Oh, and if you don’t like the default Yogi Detox Tea flavor, there’s also a cleverly-named “Yogi Berry” detox tea flavored with berries. ### Traditional Medicinals Organic Dandelion Chai Probiotic Tea The Organic Dandelion Chai Probiotic Tea from Traditional Medicinals is another tea that doesn’t specifically advertise itself as a detox tea. Instead, it’s a probiotic tea that claims to support healthy digestion using ingredients like ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon. Don’t like the taste of green tea and other teas traditionally used in detox tea? This tea uses chai and has a much different flavor. If you want to cleanse your body with a more ordinary type of tea, then the Traditional Medicinals Organic Dandelion Chai Probiotic Tea may be worth it. ### Gaia Herbs Cleanse & Detox Priced at under$5 for a 16 two-gram teabags, the Gai Herbs tea claims to naturally detoxify and cleanse your body using ingredients like orthosiphon leaf, licorice root, fennel fruit, and artichoke leaf. These ingredients may be particularly effective at cleansing the liver.

Another nice thing about Gai Herbs is that the company has extensive experience in the supplement space. Other detox teas on this list are made by flashy startups selling overpriced green tea mixed with random herbs. Gai Herbs tends to be more reputable.

Baetea’s 14 Day Teatox Detox Herbal Tea supplement is one of the highest priced options on this list. 14 teabags (a 14 day supply) will set you back around $20. Hey, all of that social media marketing has to be funded somehow. Another unusual thing about Baetea’s formula is that the company doesn’t list any specific dosages: every single ingredient is packaged into a mysterious proprietary blend. That makes it difficult to tell if Baetea’s 14 Day Teatox contains effective dosages of any ingredient, or if it’s just mostly rooibos, green, and oolong tea mixed with trace dosages. Nevertheless, each serving (1 teabag) of Baetea’s 14 Day Teatox Herbal Tea contains 4,500mg of rooibos leaf, green tea leaf, oolong wu yi leaf, ginger root, pomegranate, guarana seed, matcha green tea, and garcinia cambogia extract. Although Baetea’s 14 Day Teatox supplement is one of the most popular detox teas on the market, it has one of the lowest Amazon’s ratings on this list: with over 5,600 customer reviews, Teatox has a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Many of the 5 star reviews also seem suspiciously complimentary. ### Triple Leaf Tea Detox Triple Leaf’s Tea Detox supplement doesn’t have the same sexy packaging as other detox teas on this list. However, you can buy 120 teabags of the supplement for just$19, making it one of the best-value options on this list.

Triple Leaf’s Tea Detox also uses ingredients not commonly found in other detoxifying teas, including 20 powerful Chinese purification herbs. Unique ingredients include red clover, dandelion, Schisandra, ginger, fo-ti, burdock, Chinese licorice, lysimachia, loranthus, Japanese honeysuckle, Tokyo violet, Chinese mint, Chinese cinnamon, lophatherum, pulsatilla, duckweed, white mulberry, perilla, and phellodendron.

Triple Leaf claims these herbs have been used in ancient Chinese medicine for centuries. If you haven’t been satisfied with other detox teas on this list and want to try something completely different – and with minimal risk of losing a lot of money – then the Triple Leaf Tea Detox may be the right choice for you.

What do you get for $2.30 per serving? SkinnyFit Detox Tea contains a mix of sencha green tea, nettle leaf, oolong tea, dandelion leaf, goji berry, yerba mate, lemon grass, milk thistle, guarana, peach flavoring, ginseng, citric acid, stevia leaf, and matcha green tea. SkinnyFit claims all 13 ingredients are “superfoods”, which seems like a bit of a stretch. SkinnyFit Detox Energizing Tea Blend contains around 20mg of caffeine per serving, or about 1/5 of the caffeine in a cup of coffee. With about 500 reviews on Amazon, SkinnyFit’s Detox Energizing Tea Blend has a dismal rating of just 3.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon. ## Our Rankings There are dozens of major detox teas on the market today. There are also plenty of herbal teas that function like detox teas. Ultimately, our rankings took a number of factors into account. After careful deliberation and hours of research, our editorial team came up with the above rankings based on the following factors: Ingredients: Does the detox tea use ingredients proven to detoxify the body and fuel weight loss? Or is the detox tea filled with ingredients with limited scientific evidence? Dosages: Certain detox teas use effective ingredients – but the dosages are far too small to have any meaningful impact on the body. We emphasized teas that used the same dosages used by researchers in most of the studies listed below. Price and Value: When two detox teas contain similar ingredients (and a lot of them do), then it helps to compare them based on price and value. How much tea are you getting in each serving? How much does each serving cost? How much will a 14 or 28 day cleanse cost? Are the ingredients worth that much? Or is the detox tea just an overhyped green tea blend with trace amounts of herbs? The detox teas listed above range from as little as$5 to as much as \$70 for a 14 day cleanse.

Advertised Benefits: Some detox teas are marketed with a ridiculous range of benefits. They claim to specifically target unwanted belly and thigh fat, for example, or supercharge your health and cure all diseases. We tried to avoid detox teas that made absurd claims.

Proprietary Blends Versus Transparent Labels: Some of the detox teas listed above don’t even list their nutritional labels online. Others hide ingredients inside a mysterious proprietary formula. We penalized supplements that used mysterious dosages or lacked transparency.

Reputation: The detox tea industry has become like the diet pill industry. There are plenty of shady, low-quality manufacturers looking to make a quick buck. These companies may pay influencers huge amounts of money to promote their teas, making a particular tea look more popular than it really is. Generally, our research showed these teas were some of the worst detox teas available. We emphasized detox teas made by reputable, long-time supplement makers or tea companies.

## Who Should Use Detox Tea?

Detox teas are primarily marketed towards women who want to lose unwanted belly fat. In reality, of course, detox teas can be used by anyone.

Some people take detox tea after a long period of unhealthy behavior, for example. Did you just get back from a 2-week holiday filled with booze and unhealthy food? Your body might thank you for detoxifying with a detox tea.

Others take detox as part of a weight loss routine. Detox teas often have laxative properties, making them an easy way to kickstart a weight loss routine. Some people take a detox tea in conjunction with healthy dieting and exercise, while others take it before beginning weight loss.

Some detox teas claim to support healthy kidneys and organs. Research on this area continues to improve, although early results for some of the ingredients in detox tea are promising. Some people swear by the ability for detox tea to cleanse your liver.

You can take a detox tea as part of a 14 day or 28 day cleanse. Many of the detox teas listed above are specifically advertised as 14 or 28 day cleanse supplements. Other use detox teas only periodically – say, 3 times per week.

Ultimately, detox tea can be used by anyone wanting to cleanse their bodies, lose weight, or enjoy other potential benefits.

## Benefits of Detox Tea

Detox teas advertise a range of benefits. They claim to jumpstart weight loss, for example, boost your energy, raise your metabolism, reduce bloating, fight constipation, and improve digestive health, among other benefits. Some claim to suppress your appetite, while others claim to increase fat burning.

None of the detox teas listed above have been studied in any published, peer-reviewed scientific study. However, the individual ingredients inside each detox tea have been studied. Below, we’ll list some of the research that has been done on the ingredients in detox tea and how well they cleanse the body.

First, let’s look at some ingredients affect your gastrointestinal health. Many of the detox teas listed above claim to “boost digestive health” or help you “maintain a healthy gut”.

Many of these detox teas rely on a natural laxative called senna. Research has verified that senna is a powerful natural laxative. In fact, in this study performed by researchers in Germany, senna was found to be a superior natural laxative to pharmaceutical drugs and other supplements for relieving constipation. Researchers also praised senna for being well-tolerated and naturally-derived. The same could not be said for the other supplements and drugs tested. It’s not known why senna acts as a laxative, but it has a proven effectiveness of increasing the rate at which solid waste moves through the colon.

In a separate study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology in 2006, researchers compared senna to a medical-grade laxative given to patients prior to a colonoscopy and praised senna for having fewer side effects. Senna did not outperform the medical-grade laxative in this study, although researchers still found it was effective for cleaning out the colon.

Many detox teas also claim to increase your metabolism. That means your body more rapidly processes food and breaks it down. Typically, detox teas use green tea or black tea to achieve this benefit. In various studies, both green tea and black tea have been shown to safely boost your body’s metabolic rate.

Meanwhile, this study showed that green tea could have other weight loss benefits: green tea could act as an appetite suppressant. In a study published in Nutrition Journal, researchers found that people consuming green tea with a meal reported feeling more full and satiated than a control group.

In this study, similar effects were observed in green tea and black tea. Researchers found that a combination of green and black tea could provide additional caffeine to work alongside the active compounds in green tea to increase fat burning.

Many of the detox teas listed above also contain garcinia cambogia. Garcinia cambogia was a trendy diet pill ingredient several years ago, although it remains relatively popular today. Research has shown that garcinia cambogia could suppress the appetite, helping you naturally eat less food during meals.

Many detox teas claim to detoxify the body in various ways. “Detoxification” is a general term that’s hard to quantify (simply using the toilet, for example, is a form of detoxification). However, some research has shown that certain ingredients in the detox teas listed above could genuinely reduce toxicity in your body.

In this study from Korea, researchers found that a dandelion root extract supplement could protect rats from liver damage. Rats were given a dandelion root extract supplement then exposed to toxic compounds. Rats that took the extract were better protected from liver damage than a control group. Dandelion root extract can be found in many of the detox teas listed above.

Some of the above detox teas also contain ginger. Growing evidence shows that ginger could protect your body from liver damage. Ginger has shown particular promise at protecting your liver from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, for example. Those who maintain an unhealthy, high-fat diet over a long period of time may develop scarring and inflammation from fat deposits in the liver. Detox tea with ginger could protect your liver from that damage.

Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation throughout the body could lead to disease. Some people now take anti-inflammatory supplements specifically to reduce the risk of disease. In this study published in Hepatitis Monthly in 2016, researchers suggested that ginger could reduce the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by reducing inflammation and regulating insulin levels.

A separate study seemed to verify the benefits of ginger even further. This study, also published in Hepatitis Monthly, involved 44 participants with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The participants were randomly assigned into two groups. One received a placebo supplement, while the other received a ginger supplement. After 12 weeks, researchers measured each groups liver health with a series of blood tests. Researchers found that the ginger supplement significantly improved the health of the liver based on certain tests, although not all of them.

Ultimately, that means detox teas – or any tea – containing ginger could genuinely protect your body from toxins by boosting the health of your liver.

You may have noticed that plenty of detox tea supplements contain stinging nettle extract (usually listed simply as nettle or nettle extract). That’s because in certain studies, stinging nettle extract has shown powerful anti-inflammatory activity. In this study published in Phytomedicine in 2014, for example, researchers concluded that nettle extract “possesses potent anti-inflammatory activity”. Researchers also praised nettle for not being cytotoxic. Ultimately, researchers suggested nettle extract “may be superior to traditional tinctures for treating inflammatory disorders.”

Some of the detox teas listed above contain caffeine. In many cases, this caffeine is naturally found in black tea or green tea, which is why a small amount (typically 20mg to 40mg) shows up in the detox tea. In other cases, however, manufacturers add higher doses of caffeine to trick you into thinking you are more energized. Caffeine content isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This landmark study published in 1994, for example, showed that caffeine significantly improved cognitive and physical alertness in soldiers.

Caffeine may also help you lose weight. Researchers in this study published in 2018, for example, reviewed randomized controlled trials of caffeine to determine its effects on weight loss. Researchers concluded that “caffeine intake might promote weight, BMI and body fat reduction” based on major caffeine studies to date.

Some detox teas contain fenugreek. Fenugreek is also a common ingredient in one other type of supplement: male enhancement supplements or testosterone pills. This study published in 2010, for example, found that a 500mg fenugreek significantly enhanced strength and body composition of men compared to a placebo. So why is fenugreek included in detox teas? Well, separate studies – like this one from 2014 – showed that fenugreek seed extract could prevent fat accumulation by blocking fat digestion and absorption. Fenugreek also improved glucose and lipid metabolism, enhanced insulin sensitivity, and increased antioxidant activity. In other words, fenugreek was associated with a range of weight loss benefits due to its ability to block fat absorption.

What about using matcha for weight loss? Matcha green tea has been linked to powerful weight loss benefits. This study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, for example, found that consuming green tea increased thermogenesis, which is the body’s natural rate of burning calories. In that study, participants that took matcha increased calorie burning from 8-10% to 35-43% of daily energy expenditure. That means your body burns more calories and fat without a significant change.

Other studies have shown that matcha delivers higher levels of EGCG than other teas. EGCG is a plant-based compound that may boost energy and increase fat burning according to this study from 2016.

Let’s look at one final common ingredient in many of the detox teas listed above: cinnamon. Many of the above teas contain cinnamon. Why? Surprisingly, cinnamon has shown to have powerful benefits in multiple studies. Cinnamon gets its unique smell and flavor from the oily part of the tree, which is rich in a compound called cinnamaldehyde. Growing evidence suggests this compound is what gives cinnamon many of its health benefits and metabolism boosting effects.

Cinnamon is also loaded with powerful antioxidants like polyphenols. In this study comparing 26 spices, cinnamon beat all others for antioxidant activity, including purported superfoods like garlic and oregano. The antioxidant effects of cinnamon are so powerful, in fact, that it can even be used as a natural food preservative. Other studies have shown that cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties, could reduce the risk of heart disease, and even have anti-diabetic properties by mimicking insulin and reducing insulin resistance.

Ultimately, many of the ingredients in detox teas are included for good reason: they’ve been linked to powerful health benefits in numerous studies. It’s hard to definitively say the ingredients “detoxify” your body. However, they have certainly proven to be effective at protecting your liver, cleansing your body, acting as natural laxatives, and delivering disease-fighting anti-inflammatories and antioxidants.

## Side Effects of Detox Teas

Detox teas are generally well-tolerated when following the recommended dosages. Most people have no issue taking detox teas for short periods of time. However, using detox teas for extended periods of time is generally not recommended.

This study showed, for example, that using high doses of herbal laxatives like senna for a long period of time could cause chronic liver damage.

Other ingredients in the average detox tea tend to have no or few dangerous side effects among the vast majority of users.

One exception to this rule is caffeine, which has side effects when taken in certain doses. Caffeine can cause jitters, for example, or even death when taking a high enough dose. Make sure you avoid detox teas with high levels of caffeine – particularly if you’re sensitive to caffeine. Try to avoid taking detox teas that contain black, green, or oolong tea in the evening if you want to avoid sleep issues.

Since ingredients vary widely among detox teas, it’s hard to list every side effect in every detox tea. We recommend doing your own research prior to picking a detox tea. Or, better yet, consult with a medical professional.

## Recommended Dosage of Detox Tea

It’s generally recommended to follow the dosage of detox tea listed on the packaging. Again, most major detox teas are well-tolerated when taken at the recommended dosages for short periods of time.

Many detox teas come in tea bags. You steep the tea bag in hot water. It’s generally not a good idea to reuse tea satchels.

Some detox teas may come loose. In this case, you may want to use your own tea satchels. Or, follow the recommended serving size on the packaging.

Detox teas come in all different varieties, which means recommended dosages vary widely. Follow the manufacturer’s daily recommended serving.

Q: Do I really need to take a detox tea? Doesn’t my body naturally cleanse and detoxify itself?

A: Your body’s kidneys and liver detoxify your body. Because of that, some believe they don’t need to take a detox tea. However, detox teas aren’t designed to replace the functioning of your liver or kidneys; instead, the ingredients in the tea deliver antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and other compounds into your body. Many detox teas also contain ingredients like ginger that have proven to protect the health of the liver. So yes, your liver and kidneys are already doing a lot of detoxification work, but high-quality detox teas may give them a boost.

Q: Do detox teas really work?

A: In our rankings above, the worst-performing detox teas were the ones heavily advertised on social media. The best detox teas contained organic ingredients, transparent dosages, and ingredients with proven scientific benefits. If you pick the right detox tea, then our research indicates that it should work as advertised.

Q: Can detox tea help my lose weight?

A: Many of the detox teas listed above claim to help you lose weight. Based on our research, this is certainly possible. Detox teas can aid weight loss in multiple ways. Some suppress appetite, for example. Others increase energy expenditure, fat burning (thermogenesis), metabolic rate, and other factors. At the very least, the laxatives included in many detox teas are guaranteed to help you lose short-term weight.

Q: Can detox teas reduce constipation?

A: Many of the detox teas listed above contain natural laxatives like senna. In the studies mentioned above, senna proved to be as effective as certain laxative drugs. So yes, detox teas with senna and similar ingredients may be able to reduce constipation.

Q: At what time of day should I drink detox tea?

A: Some detox teas contain caffeine. We recommend drinking these detox teas in the morning. Other detox teas are specifically designed to be used at night. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid disrupting sleep patterns.

Q: Can I make my own detox tea at home?

A: You certainly can! And that’s why many people do. Some of the detox teas listed above are just a blend of green tea powder, black tea powder, senna, and ginger, for example. You can buy these ingredients in bulk, then combine them into your own teabags. Congrats – now you can start a detox tea company.

Q: For how long should I drink detox tea?

A: Most detox tea manufacturers recommend not drinking detox tea for more than 14 or 28 days in a row. Up above, we linked a study where prolonged use of natural herbal laxatives like senna could lead to significant liver damage. Stick to short-term detox tea usage.

Q: Can detox tea reduce my risk of disease?

A: Many detox teas above are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, both of which may reduce your risk of disease. Inflammation and oxidation are the root cause of all types of diseases.

Q: Is detox tea safe?

A: Generally, detox tea is safe when following the manufacturer’s recommended dosage and taking detox tea for short periods of time (no more than 4 weeks).

## Final Word

Ultimately, detox tea is a trendy supplement. Detox teas claim to “reset” or “cleanse” your body in various ways. It’s easy to make fun of detox teas because of their heavy advertising among Instagram influencers. However, numerous studies have indicated that the ingredients in detox teas can genuinely cleanse the body, provide antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, and potentially offer other health benefits – as long as you choose the right detox tea.