Lemon Detox Tea

by Amie on August 5, 2013


You guys know I love tea. And I love lemon in tea, too.

And since you’ve been with me throughout my detox period ridding the heavy metals from my body the last few years, I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite beverages that’s always refreshing and quite tasty.


I created this tea detox recipe a few weeks ago on a Friday night in my Manhattan apartment.

I had just been told that I had to cut out sugar from my lifestyle.

And I almost lost my mind.


I had Candida and it wasn’t fun. So, just like anyone else that is in excruciating pain- you do what you’ve gotta do to heal and help your body get better asap.

So, I purchased a few bottles of purified spring water. A few different herbal and green teas.

A bottle of organic apple cider vinegar.

Liquid stevia.

Fresh, organic cilantro and a whole ‘lotta fresh, organic lemons.

Yep, that’s all you’ll need.

I love tea but I’ve never written about it on my blog, which is kinda sorta crazy since I drink about 10 cups a day.

Don’t look at me like that. I know you like tea, too.


Or some sort of beverage that you drink 10 times a day. (I really hope it’s not soda)… Please tell me it’s not soda.

This is totally a summer beverage your whole family will be loving. Or maybe just you.

As for me, I’m heading downtown to the West Village to soak up the sunshine and read a new book. Of course, I’ve packed two water bottles with this tea to enjoy all afternoon.

Store-bought teas just aren’t the same.


Believe me. You’ll love it.

Here’s to cooling off the heat wave wherever you are this week.




4.8 from 13 reviews

Lemon Detox Tea
Recipe type: Beverage
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan
  • 2 cups purified water
  • 2 tsp. Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 bag of organic white tea, brewed and cooled
  • 1 tsp. Navita’s Naturals Liquid Stevia
  • 1 organic lemon, halved
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large glass pitcher. Mix well to combine.
  2. Place in the fridge until chilled, approximately 30 minutes.
  3. Serve.
Serving Size: 1¼ cup Calories: 12.0 cal • Fat: 0.0 g • Protein: 0.2 g • Carb: 4.1 g • Fiber: 0.2 g • Sugar: 1.1 g • Sodium: 0.0 mg

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Aggie August 5, 2013 at 8:31 am

I could drink 10 cups of this tea a day too :) I love lemon in everything. I’m glad you shared this!


BEVERLY MILLEY August 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm



Meredith Welborn August 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm

How much cilantro are you using?


Amie August 5, 2013 at 1:52 pm

There isn’t cilantro in this recipe Meredith but I add it into this tea and use 2 Tbsp. of chopped organic cilantro!


Heather August 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

On the subject of drinks….any thoughts on the sobe lifewaters or the vitamin water zeros that are sweetened with stevia??


Amie August 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Thanks Heather; I haven’t tried Sobe waters but the vitamin waters I know are filled with a bunch of additives so they may bother people’s stomachs, etc. as the ingredient list is pretty long. Hope that helps!!


brittany marie doerfler August 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

thank you for posting this, i hate plain water so this will definately be great


Amanda August 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

Wow this sounds delicious! I LOVE tea (and drink A LOT of it), but I’ve never tried white tea. Will certainly try now :D


Michele R. August 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

Looks delicious, thanks!


Laura Gay August 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

So easy, a must do!


Michele R. August 6, 2013 at 10:16 am

Looks wonderful, can’t wait to try, thank you!


Jessica August 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

I especially love iced tea that is fresh and chemical free. What intrigues me about this is that you are using it as part of a detox for candida. This is something I have struggled with for a long time. I am always looking for new (natural) methods to control it. Also, I just went off “the pill” and the sooner I can get my body back to it’s normal hormonal levels, the better. Hopefully, this tea will help in my cleansing efforts w/ that too! Thanks so much!


Lori Williams August 6, 2013 at 10:27 am

I drink a lot each day, and even more this month since my husband and I have been trying to eat (and drink) cleaner this month, thanks to your challenge. And Amie, I promise we have not been drinking soda. :) We have been drinking lots of water. I think I will give this a try. Something different with flavor will be nice for a change. Thanks for sharing! And I do believe this tea would go great with the Sahale Snacks!!


Amy S August 6, 2013 at 10:29 am

This looks like a nice summer drink. Everybody is talking about adding fruits and herbs to their water, but I keep forgetting to try it.


Nicole Trevisan August 6, 2013 at 10:40 am

great recipe!


Christine L. August 6, 2013 at 10:43 am

Fantastic — I’m making this *tonight*! Sounds like the perfect refreshment to pair with Sahale Snacks. ;-) Thanks for sharing, Amie!


Jessica Dennis August 6, 2013 at 10:43 am

thanks for this recipe, I never thought of adding apple cider vinegar to drinks (I’ve been drinking it by the tablespoon to battle my candida)

I hope I will the Sahale Snacks!!!


Kevyn August 6, 2013 at 10:45 am

I never thought of putting apple cider vinegar in tea. My husband is supposed to drink it before each meal but usually forgets. This would make it much easier as pretty much all we drink is tea, water and wine.


Stephanie G August 6, 2013 at 10:47 am

Great Recipe! I usually always have these ingredients on hand so I am looking forward to making up a batch of this tea. I’ve tried to cut out any processed food and refined sugar so this will be a nice change up from all the water.


Jessica @ OrganicallYou August 6, 2013 at 10:50 am

YUM! I love lemon & tea! Great idea! Thanks for the recipe :)


Rae August 6, 2013 at 10:52 am

Looks so yummy!


Jody Haller August 6, 2013 at 10:57 am

This tea sounds fantastic! I drink apple cider vinegar in the morning with a little maple syrup, but this would be a wonderful way to reap the benefits all day long!



MelSum August 6, 2013 at 11:10 am

I will definitely give this a try!


Angela Taylor August 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm

White tea? Huh, never heard of it. I always have green tea on hand. Is there much difference as far as taste goes?


Amie August 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm

White tea is a bit lighter; I love it Angela!


Jessica August 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Sounds refreshing!


Chris. August 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Delish, thanks so much…


Janice August 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

always knew lemon was good for you. And perfect for summer!


Rhonda August 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I drink herbal teas all the time and this is one that I am going to give a try.


michele August 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Have you read this article about tennis star Novak Djokovic’s experiences with integrative medicine and the success of his gf eating? http://www.online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324354704578638142604610644.html?mod=WSJ_article_TennisHeadlines
I hope the publicity surrounding his book and his tennis improvement focuses not on the “out there-ness” but rather on the growing use and acceptance of holistic treatment. Unfortunately, the growing awareness of gluten intolerance has resulted the perception of gf as just a diet trend — maybe you could take a poll on the number of celiacs whose traditional drs. have misdiagnose/accused them of eating disorders…? But now that a male — bonus points for being a professional athlete and straight — is “coming out” about eating gluten free, will the rest of us get some respect (although the words “Jeremy Piven” are stil a curse…)?


Michelle B August 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Wow, this really looks delicious! I love tea but have not tried white tea yet so this is definitely peaking my interest. :) Thanks so much Amie for posting all these delicious recipes!


Debra Lee August 7, 2013 at 12:57 am

This is just what I needed!


Joy with Mom it Forward August 7, 2013 at 10:45 am

I love a good sun tea! Can’t wait to try this out. YUM!


yummychunklet August 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Sounds refreshing!


slimdetoxteas August 8, 2013 at 1:30 am

I think this is one superb recipe for preparing green tea. Nice one. … the great taste can make me drink herbal teas.….


Lisa P August 9, 2013 at 10:12 am

I normally drink ACV, honey and water, but this is good variation, and I love tea! Only change is I will use local honey instead of stevia.


Jessica August 9, 2013 at 10:21 am

I have done the acv, honey and cayenne so I’m excited about this one.


Karen D August 9, 2013 at 10:31 am

Reminds me of switchel, an old time hydrating beverage used by New England farmers when they’re haying.


Laura Gay August 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

I was buying Barlean’s and it has slipped my mind! Wonderful product to get in those needed Omeaga’s. Hope I’m the winner. You have such nutritional give a ways!


Jessica @ OrganicallYou August 9, 2013 at 11:08 am

Sounds great! I love lemon and tea also :)


Violet August 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Looks yummy AND refreshing! Can’t wait to try it ;)


Angela August 10, 2013 at 10:06 am

Love tea this recipe looks great!!


Jessica August 10, 2013 at 10:41 am

Loving all your healthy information on Facebook! Hppy to have found your website too! Cheers to health, healing, lemons and Omegas! ;) Crossing my fingers and toes for your contest too!
Peace :)


Samantha August 11, 2013 at 8:07 am

Made this tea this week and really enjoyed it. So refreshing & clean!


Merle August 11, 2013 at 8:27 am

Funny, Bragg’s makes a similar drink that I sometimes buy, Kavita does too…. But so much better when it’s homemade! I’m going to try this, seems simple enough!


Colleen August 11, 2013 at 9:08 am

Just 2 cups of water? Did the author mean 2 quarts maybe? Sounds great though!!


Amie August 11, 2013 at 9:31 am

Colleen, 2cups is correct! Enjoy.


Sarah Elizabeth August 11, 2013 at 9:14 am

Sounds good! Thanks for the post!


Haynes August 11, 2013 at 9:29 am

Yum! I’ll definitely have to try this. I get tired of the same old lemon water.


Colleen August 11, 2013 at 9:39 am

Hmmm or maybe I was confused because I thought it was a recipe for the whole pitcher and it is just for a serving?


Amie August 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Yes, Colleen I doubled the recipe for a party!


Nicole August 11, 2013 at 9:43 am

This looks good!


Alicia C August 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

It’s another hot summer day in Kansas, so I’m making this today! Thanks!


Sophia August 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Do you boil the water first & then cool it after or does your white tea not need any boiling water? (The only white tea I could find was with ginger in it too…)
I’m making the switch to cleaner eating / drinking (I already had celiac & just found out I have bacterial overgrowth & lactose intolerance on top of that)
I have already made several of your recipes but drinking just water was getting a bit boring so I’m excited to try this too.
Thank you so much for your website!


Amie August 12, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Thank you, Sophia. Yes boil the water like you are making tea then let it cool. Enjoy darling. xooxx


Sophia August 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Thank you fot your sweet, awesome and quick response!


Amie August 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Anytime; enjoy! xoox


Jeri August 14, 2013 at 2:27 pm

This looks so awesome! Can’t wait to try it this weekend for a family gathering! Loving your recipes!


Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living August 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Great, recipe. But what would you recommend as an alternative to Navita’s Naturals Liquid Stevia?


Amie August 14, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Tess, you can use honey, agave or raw sugar!


Detox Tea September 9, 2013 at 5:47 am

thanks for sharing the great receipe of lemon detox i love lemom >>i must try this


Melanie October 21, 2013 at 12:17 am

The tea test beautiful!! I’ve never never fought that i can actually use the apple vinegar in a beverage!! thank u so much! I really enjoy my tea time! :D


Amie October 21, 2013 at 9:35 am

Thanks Melanie; enjoy!!


Mary Leming December 12, 2013 at 5:12 pm

I am trying this Lemon Detox Tea today!! I have Candida issues and you are right…they are NOT fun! Thank you so much for sharing!! Happy Holidays :)


Lori Leal December 12, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Wow what a great idea! I’ve done a lot of detoxing but I have yet to try the detox lemonade. Thanks for the great recipe :)


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