Yogi Tea - DeTox with Organic Dandelion Caffeine Free - 16 Tea Bags (1.12 oz. / 32 g)
Yogi Tea DeTox Healthy Cleansing Tea Caffeine Free supports healthy liver and kidney function. DeTox is a healthy cleansing formula herbal tea supplement. This tea uses time-honored herbs Burdock and Dandelion in combination with traditional Ayurvedic cleansing blend "trikatu" (Ginger, Black Pepper, and Long Pepper). Licorice, spicy Indian Sarsaparilla, Cinnamon, Cardamom and Clove add delicious spicy flavor to this blend that, when combined with an overall wellness program, helps bring healthy balance from within. DeTox can be used every day for up to 30 days
Yogi continues to expand and evolve their tea offerings to address specific needs by creating specialized herbal formulas, blended for both flavor and healthful purpose. DeTox Healthy Cleansing Tea Ingredients: Indian Sarsaparilla Root
Traditionally used as one of the herbs that gives the delicious taste to root beer, Indian Sarsaparilla Root has also been used medicinally as a spring tonic for its detoxifying features. Sarsaparilla contains plant hormones that are throught by herbalists to support and balance heat in the body.Cinnamon Bark
Cinnamon Bark comes from a small evergreen tree that is native to Sri Lanka. Cinnamon is a pungent, sweet and hot spice that can warm and invigorates the body and support function of the respiratory and digestive systems. It can also help to promote circulation to the joints and support immune function.Ginger Root
Ginger Root, the underground stem, or rhizome, of the plant Zingiber officinale, has been used in many herbal traditions since ancient times. In Ayurveda, ginger is known as the wonder herb, and it's no wonder, since Ayurveda uses ginger for a wide variety of conditions, including supporting digestion. Historically, ginger root was one of the most respected herbs for supporting joint health. Ginger has also been traditionally used to support healthy peripheral circulation, so it can help warm up cold hands and feet, and will also promote sweating when that is needed.Licorice Root
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a flavorful, sweet herb that has been used for thousands of years and is still one of the most widely used herbs in all herbal systems. Licorice has been used traditionally to support the skin and the liver. It also is thought by herbalists to help soothe indigestion and the throat.Burdock Root
Burdock Root is a member of the daisy family that originated in Eurasia and is now firmly established as a naturalized plant in North America. Herbalists value burdock for helping to detoxify the liver. The root is served as a food in Japan, where it is known as gobo. Resembling a long brown carrot, burdock can be prepared in the same way you might enjoy a carrot, such as fresh juice or in a stir-fry dish.Dandelion Root
The root of a plant that many see as a pesky yard weed is a celebrated liver cleanser in the world of herbal medicine. Dandelion root has been traditionally used to support the liver, which in turn can support the skin.Cardamom Seed
Cardamom seed is a uniquely flavored culinary herb in the ginger family. But cardamom seed is more than its delicious flavor. This herb is warming and has been traditionally used to support healthy stomach and digestive function as well as the respiratory system.
Clove Buds are the aromatic dried flower buds of a tree in the Myrtle family. The English name clove derives from Latin clavus (nail), as the shape of the buds resembles small nails. Clove bud is widely used as a spice in ancient Asian herbal traditions. With a warming quality, clove supports circulation and digestion.Black Pepper
Not only is Black Pepper one of the most widely used culinary spices in the world, it also has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine. A spicy herb that can help support digestion, it also supplies antioxidants, which can help to reduce free radicals. As a diuretic, black pepper can support water balance in the body.Long Pepper Berry
Long Pepper Berry (Sanskrit pippali) is a peppercorn approximately one to two inches in length that is used in Ayurvedic and Chinese herbalism. Ayurveda considers pippali to help cleanse the blood. It is also renowned as a beneficial herb for supporting the digestive and respiratory systems.Chinese Amur Cork Tree Bark
Chinese Amur Cork Tree Bark, called Huang Bai in China, is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. It includes berberine, a natural chemical that makes the herb appear yellow. Traditionally used primarily to reduce heat energy in the body, this herb is also used to support bowel, vaginal and urinary function, and can help support healthy joints.Japanese Honeysuckle
Japanese Honeysuckle is a species of honeysuckle native to eastern Asia. Highly valued in Traditional Chinese medicine, where it is known as ren dong teng (winter enduring vine) this cooling herb is used to help balance excessive heat in the throat and support the lungs. It is also used as an overall support to the immune system.Forsythia Fruit
Forsythia fruit is the dried seed pod of Forsythia suspensa, a lovely bright yellow flowering bush that is among the first spring blooms in many northern climates. Native to China, forsythia fruit is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for detoxifying. Because of its detoxifying qualities, forsythia fruit often finds its way into TCM formulas to support the kidneys and skin.Gardenia Fruit
Gardenias were originally found only in China and Japan, but today there are over 200 different species of gardenia, mostly hybrids, throughout the world. Gardenia fruit is used extensively in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), where it is known as zhi zi. TCM uses gardenia primarily to promote calm, but it is also used to support bladder and urinary tract health.Chinese Goldenthread Root
Chinese Goldenthread Root is one of the coldest and bitterest herbs used in Chinese medicine. Goldenthread is a close relative of an extremely bitter and very useful American herb, the well-known goldenseal. In Chinese medicine, goldenthread is used to promote a calm mood and to support sleep.Rhubarb Root
Rhubarb Root (Rheum palmatum) is a cold herb that is traditionally used to support bowel elimination. It has been used as a detoxifying herb for the entire body.Winter Melon Seed
The winter melon seed (also known as wax gourd) has been used as a food and medicine for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The seed is thought by herbalists to be one that can help to reduce heat, particularly in the large intestine. It also is used to support healthy lung function, the respiratory system and with urination.Juniper Berry Extract
A juniper berry is not a true berry, but is a seed cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales that give it a berry-like appearance. Used as a spice in European cuisine, juniper berry has been used in traditional herbal medicine to support kidney and urinary tract function, as well as to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels that are already within the normal range. The essential oil can be stimulating to the kidneys. The warming and bitter properties support digestion and can soothe intestinal gas. Juniper berry can also be warming for the joints.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Yogi teas contain caffeine?
Yogi has about 60 varieties of herbal, green, and black teas. While some of the teas contain caffeine, many are naturally caffeine free, and they also offer several that contain decaffeinated green tea leaf.
Caffeine content information can be found in two different places on Yogi tea cartons. On the front of the carton, near the bottom, it will say either 'caffeine free,' 'decaffeinated', or 'contains caffeine.' You can also look at the Supplement Facts panel on the outer carton to find out if a particular Yogi tea contains caffeine. If it does, the caffeine amount would be noted beneath the ingredient list.
Are Yogi teas vegan?
Yes, all Yogi teas and the natural flavors used in the teas are vegan.
Are Yogi teas Kosher?
Yes, all Yogi teas are Kosher certified and parve certified through Orthodox Union.
Do Yogi teas contain gluten?
Yogi takes a very conservative stand whenever individual health issues, especially food sensitivities are concerned. All natural flavors used in Yogi teas are gluten-free as are the tea bag material and packaging.
Yogi has over sixty varieties of tea, and only four of their current recipes contain barley malt, and therefore gluten: Calming, Healthy Fasting, Kava Stress Relief, and Stomach Ease. At this time, Yogi is pleased to share that they are in the final stages of examining the removal of barley malt from these four formulas without disrupting the flavor of the teas. Expect the transition to gluten-free versions of all four teas by the second half of 2015.
What kind of paper is used for Yogi's tea bags?
Yogi uses a non-heat sealable filtration paper made from a select blend of high quality manila hemp (abaca) fibers and wood pulp. It does not contain epichlorohydrin, nor plastic, or polypropylene. The filtration paper is oxygen bleached using a natural process that is completely free of chemicals or toxins, including dioxin.
Are Yogi teas GMO free?
Yes, all Yogi teas are GMO free. They are in the final stages of solidifying a partnership with the Non-GMO Project.
Do any Yogi teas contain any known allergens?
All Yogi teas are made without any of the eight FDA recognized allergens and therefore do not contain milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, or soybeans. This applies to the natural flavors used in Yogi teas as well.
All natural flavors used in Yogi teas are gluten-free and non-GMO, and do not contain Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG).
How are Yogi teas decaffeinated?
Yogi uses a natural steam processing or supercritical carbon dioxide to decaffeinate the teas. No chemicals are used in the decaffeination process. Because the process is completely free of chemicals, Yogi decaffeinated green teas often contain a residual amount of naturally occurring caffeine. In light of the process, Yogi does not have any green teas that are completely free of caffeine.
What does USDA certified organic mean?
"Certified organic" means that a product contains a minimum of 95% organic ingredients, and that the product has been certified by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited organization. Yogi teas are certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), an independent third party organic certifier.
What does "made with organic" mean?
A product that is "made with organic ingredients" contains 70% or more organic ingredients, but does not meet all the criteria for certified organic.
The Yogi Tea Story
A small group of students in Southern California have just finished their yoga class. They are milling around, chatting, and sipping an aromatic spiced tea prepared for them by their yoga teacher, Yogi Bhajan, an inspiring teacher of holistic living who came from India to the West in 1969. Soon, the students began making the tea on their own, and that's where the story of Yogi begins.
Yogi Bhajan shared his wisdom and knowledge of healthy living and the beneficial properties of herbs, all while serving a comforting and aromatic spiced tea the students affectionately named "Yogi Tea". Included in the recipe were five traditional Ayurvedic spices: cardamom seed, cinnamon bark, clove bud, ginger root and black pepper. When blended and brewed, these delicious and aromatic spices leave you feeling vibrant and alive, while supporting overall well-being. Intrigued by the complex flavor and inherent health benefits of this unique combination of spices, it wasn't long before several of the yogi's students were inspired to brew their own "Yogi Tea."
In 1984, this grassroots endeavor blossomed into the Yogi Tea Company. Packages of the dried spices began to appear in natural foods stores throughout Southern California and in Europe. By 1986, Yogi Tea was distributed nationwide in three flavors. As demand increased, the spices were more finely ground, packaged, and sealed into individual tea bags.
Yogi has continued to expand and evolve their tea offerings to address specific needs by creating specialized herbal formulas, blended for both flavor and healthful purpose. Today, Yogi has over 60 tea blends, many of which are created using the five original Yogi spices. Yogi teas are available in natural, grocery, and mass market stores in the US and Canada as well as in Europe and Japan. It is the strength of their people and guiding principles that have contributed to Yogi tea becoming and remaining the #1 tea brand in the US natural channel.
Yogi Philosophy - "Feel Good, Be Good, Do Good."
Yogi believes the purpose of business is to serve. Their company was founded on that belief and uses service as its guiding principle: "Feel Good, Be Good, Do Good." They are committed to providing healthy, natural teas that are accessible to as many people as possible. With more than 40 years of experience, they strive to support the health and well-being of consumers by incorporating the highest-quality natural and organic ingredients in Yogi teas.
Yogi is dedicated to sourcing the highest quality ingredients from around the globe so that every delicious cup of Yogi tea is rich with flavor and healthful purpose. Yogi's philosophy is rooted in Ayurveda, which combines natural therapies with a balanced approach to overall health and well-being. They invite you to experience all that Yogi has to offer and achieve balance and joy in every aspect of your life.
From their site-visits to the source, to packaging and quality testing, Yogi takes care that the processes measure up to their own scrutinizing standards and ensure that all Yogi teas are made sustainably, ultimately delivering unsurpassed quality in every cup.
At Yogi it's not just about creating deliciously purposeful teas. With every ingredient they source, and every cup of tea they make, they strive to support quality, sustainability, and social responsibility on a local, national, and global level.
Yogi embraces their founding values, as well as the values of their partners and customers, illustrating the desire to "do good" on a local, national, and global level. They do this with every ingredient they source - over 120 from more than 30 countries around the world - and through numerous programs that support quality, sustainability, and social responsibility.
Yogi has been creating delicious, functional teas for more than 30 years. They believe in using whole spices and botanicals for their natural goodness and complement them with intriguing, delightful flavors - qualities that make all of their teas uniquely Yogi.
Yogi is proud to partner with other local, small businesses in Oregon. Last year, through their local partner Food For Lane County they donated over 700,000 servings of tea to local food banks for distribution to people in need.
Another example is their two-decade-long partnership with non-profit organization Pearl Buck Center. They provide work and vocational training to adults with developmental disabilities. The work they do for Yogi helps develop skills that can be applied to more full time positions in the community.
International Partnerships -The Kumari Project
"Building safe and joyful childhoods for orphans in Nepal."
The Kumari Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is especially near and dear to Yogi's hearts. Not only does its mission to "educate and empower Nepalese orphans by providing basic health care, nutrition, education, and life skills" align with Yogi's core values, but it was founded by a Nepalese native who was adopted by a former Yogi employee.
Yogi's support of The Kumari Project helps fund its efforts to pioneer a safe, long term home for female Nepalese orphans. In addition to providing stable housing and meals, this home offers forward thinking care encompassing education, physical, and emotional support services.
Contributions for Peace
Each year, Yogi contributes over $500,000 to non-profit organizations that train people in techniques of relaxation and peace of mind in more than 100 countries around the world.
Certified B Corporation
Yogi is proud and honored to be a certified B Corporation. B Corporations use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Unlike traditional corporations, they are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment, thus meeting higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods. Yogi is proud to partner with the Rainforest Alliance and to purchase exclusively Organic Rooibos Leaf from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. Buying Yogi products with the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal of approval safeguards the rights and well-being of workers, conserves natural resources and protects wildlife and the environment.
To ensure consistency and quality, Yogi's ingredients are handled carefully, from the time they're harvested, through the manufacturing process in their organically certified facility. Yogi is extremely selective with their suppliers, and only work with those who can document that they follow the National Organic Program (NOP) for all ingredients procured from them. Yogi's sourcing team travels often to the places where the ingredients used in their teas are grown and harvested, checking to make sure both the working conditions and growing practices meet their standards.
In addition, Yogi requires that all of their vendors perform Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) audits regularly. These audits focus on best agricultural practices to verify that the herbs and botanicals Yogi sources from them are produced, packed, handled, and stored in the safest manner possible to minimize risks of microbial food safety hazards. These processes ensure that Yogi teas are made to scrutinizing standards and ultimately deliver unsurpassed quality to you, the valued Yogi customer.
National Organic Program
According to the standards set forth by the NOP, Yogi strictly adheres to the prohibition of GMO ingredients and any ingredients contaminated by ionizing radiation (irradiation), artificial ingredients or sewer sludge. In addition, their facility is Organically Certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), an independent third party organic certifier. QAI audits all of the ingredients used in Yogi teas to ensure that they adhere to the NOP's strict guidelines and regulations.
Tasting and Testing
For every ingredient used in Yogi teas, they conduct substance and sensory testing to verify its identity before use. This is a fundamental confirmation that the ingredient is exactly what it is purported to be. Further, with sensory identity testing, it is validated that every ingredient meets high standards for color, aroma, and taste. Yogi's top quality identity testing leads to using top quality ingredients, which lead to top quality Yogi tea products - cup after cup after cup.
Packaging and Shipping
Yogi is actively doing their part to protect forests and reduce landfill burden. They print all of their packaging with environmentally-friendly, vegetable-based inks. They package all of their teas in 100% recycled paperboard and ship the product in cases of 100% recycled cardboard. Yogi tea packaging has a minimum 55% post-consumer waste content. Their recently updated case box uses 13% less corrugate than their previous case box. This equates to over 110,000 pounds or 1 million square feet every year!
Yogi herbal blends are carefully placed into non-heat sealable paper made from a select blend of high quality manila hemp (abaca) fibers and wood pulp. The filtration paper is free of epichlorohydrin and plastic. It is oxygen bleached using a natural process that is completely free of chemicals or toxins. In addition, all Yogi tea packaging, including their tea bag filtration paper, does not contain gluten, GMOs, corn, nor any of the eight FDA recognized allergens (tree nuts, peanuts, milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat or soybeans).
Sewn with pure cotton strings and stapled with inert metal, every Yogi tea bag is then individually packed in heat-sealed envelopes to preserve the intrinsic health benefits of our herbs, and to maintain freshness and delicious flavor.
Yogi's commitment ensures the highest quality products for you, while respecting our planet. It is their hope that this goodness shines through in every Yogi product.
Where They Are
Yogi is privately owned and is operated by East West Tea Company, LLC. Based in Springfield, Oregon, Yogi headquarters is approximately 100 miles south of Portland, Oregon, where they have a sales and marketing office.
In the beautiful Pacific Northwest they enjoy a temperate climate with abundant opportunities for outdoor and cultural activities. One hour to the west is the Pacific Ocean and picturesque Oregon coast beaches, while one hour to the east you will find the Cascade Mountains that provide for recreational activities throughout the year, including hiking and skiing.