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.




Lemon Detox Tea
Serves: 1
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 2 cups purified water
  • 2 tsp. Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 bag organic white tea brewed and cooled
  • 1 tsp. Navita's Naturals Liquid Stevia
  • 1 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.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Detox Tea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 57mg69%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  2. 5 stars
    Wow, I need to make this asap! This sounds very refreshing and great for this time of year 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    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 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    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 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    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! 😀

  6. 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!

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

  8. 5 stars
    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!