Tea: DeTox

A Wellness Tea / Medicinal Tea from Yogi Tea

Picture of DeTox
Brand:Yogi Tea
Style:Wellness Tea / Medicinal Tea
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
# Ratings:2 View All
Product page:DeTox

Review of DeTox

6 of 102 of 52 of 544 of 100

To think, I was on a run of decent to good scores for teas from this brand...no more. DeTox has no real personality because it seems to be an "everything but the kitchen sink" concoction. The dry-bag aroma is interesting: peppery, grassy, a little minty or fruity, depending on the way the vapors waft across the passages. However, the flavor is disheveled, disorganized, an internally conflicted mess that unsurprisingly arises from usage of 19 (!) ingredients. It reminded me of what might result for a soda fan if you poured 1/19 portions each of Coke, Dr Pepper, 7Up, Pepsi, ginger ale, Mountain Dew, Big Red, Fresca, RC, root beer, and 9 other random, disparate sodas into one glass, and said, "drink up!" Perhaps most disappointingly, both the finish and aftertaste had a noticeable twinge of soapiness to it. I promise, I did not use dishwater to steep this tea.

Even if this was blended for health benefits and not taste, how can any particular ingredient have enough quantity of itself, in one little bitty tea bag, to ameliorate the woe that it's intended to target, when it competes for space with 18 others? In both taste and aroma, I can consistently detect two of those ingredients: cinnamon and ginger, which seem to mildly flavor a massive herbal mishmash I've described in reviewing other large-recipe Yogi teas (and which fits here) as scrapings from the underside of a lawn mower. It's drinkable, thanks to the recognizable flavors, but the rest is just...a convoluted mess. I hope this jigsaw puzzle of a herbal tea somehow does detoxify, because I cannot recommend buying it just for the flavor.

Interestingly, a store-brand apparently patterned after this—Trader Joe's Detox Cleansing Blend—tasted really nice, coherent and pleasant to me! I'll get that and not the Yogi tea whenever possible, at around 1/3 the price.

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