Nature looks and smells enchantingly pure and fresh after the rain. Similarly our own nature has the ability to renew itself in regular cycles. Herbs can help us with this. YOGI TEA® Detox is a balanced blend of sweet liquorice and spicy ginger, combined with time-honoured herbs dandelion and burdock root. The addition of cardamom, coriander, sage and fennel complete this great tasting and popular tea. The essence of this tea is: ‘Sweet renewal’.
Liquorice has been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties and is one of the 50 basic herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is around 50 times sweeter than sugar and tastes mild, sweet, bitter and aromatic. Liquorice was selected as the Medicinal Plant of the Year in 2012 due to its valuable nutrients.
The first mention of this medicinal plant was found in the documents of Persian doctors around 900 A.D. The Ancient Greeks also quickly learned that the young, bittersweet dandelion leaves not only tasted delicious, but also contained numerous bitter and important substances.
Cinnamon is one of the most expensive herbs in the world and is thought to have been used in China around 3,000 B.C. as a herb and medicinal plant. Cinnamon is extracted from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It tastes aromatic and sweet, and contains nutritious tannins as well as valuable essential oils.
Burdock belongs to the daisy family, which was cherished as early as Ancient Greek times for its medicinal properties. It grows on the edges of forests and fields, and its roots contain a high amount of valuable inulin as well as essential oils and tannins.
Ginger has been used in the Far East for more than 3,000 years as a condiment and medicinal plant. It has a fruity-tart taste and contains essential oils and important minerals as well as various vitamins.
Fennel is considered one of the oldest medicinal plants. It belongs to the umbellifereae family and has been popular worldwide for many thousands of years due to its intense aroma. Fennel has a sweet yet spicy taste, somewhat reminiscent of aniseed.
This annual plant thrives in Asia and southeastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea; its sweet-tasting fruit has been adored by people for thousands of years. Aniseed used to be presented as a sacrifice to the Gods: nowadays it is used in cakes, Christmas baking and as a delicious herb in many YOGI TEA®s.
Most people know the small, black juniper berries as a sour, tangy and initially slightly sweet spice. But 3,500 years ago the ancient Egyptians had already discovered that the juniper fruit also contained many nutritious properties. Its German name comes from the Old German word ‘wauhal’ meaning ‘freshness/lively’ and ‘der’ for ‘tree’.
In the Middle East and Asia, the gentle, sweet-tasting coriander is used in just about every dish. Firstly, because of its magnificent aroma that resembles an aromatic-spicy blend of mint, nutmeg and orange. Secondly, coriander is full of nutrients and was even referred to in the Old Testament as a medicinal plant.
Cardamom has been one of the most popular spices in the Asian and Arabian regions for thousands of years. Its delicate, sweet yet sharp aroma means that it is perfect for use in numerous dishes – from spicy curries to aromatic Christmas baked goods. Thanks to its essential oils and other important nutrients, cardamom is one of the oldest healing plants in the world.
Black pepper, known as the ‘King of Spices’ nowadays is one of the most important spices in the world, together with salt. It originates from the Malabar coast of India and it has an intensive spicy flavour, ranging from mildly spicy to spicy. Ancient traditional medicine of Ayurveda recommends black pepper not only for its spiciness, but also for its valuable properties as a medicinal plant.
Folklore says that the mild, spicy and slightly peppery-tasting parsley is healthier than the meal to which it is added. In fact, the herb and medicinal plant, which originates from South America, is full of important nutrients. As well as above-average levels of vitamin C, parsley contains important micronutrients and minerals.
The name of this Mediterranean herb comes from the Latin word ‘salvare’, meaning ‘to save’. In ancient China, sage was weighed in gold due to its fresh, spicy, slightly bitter taste and important nutrients.
Cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree and are mainly used in our part of the world as a spice in foods such as Lebkuchen (gingerbread) or red cabbage. They belong to the Myrtaceae family and have an intense, spicy aroma, which led to them even being weighed up with gold in ancient China and Egypt.
Turmeric is an old medicinal plant, which mainly flourishes in southern Asia and Mediterranean regions. It belongs to the ginger family and is a main component of curry powder. In India, the gentle, spicy, ginger-like turmeric was one of the most important spices over 5,000 years ago and was even considered holy due to its medicinal properties.
Pour 250 ml of freshly boiled water over the teabag. Allow to infuse for 5 to 6 minutes - or longer for a stronger flavour.
liquorice*, cinnamon*, burdock root*, ginger*, dandelion*, fennel*, anise*, juniper berries*, coriander*, cardamom*, black pepper*, parsley*, sage*, cloves*, turmeric root*
* Certified organic