Yogi Tea for the Summer


Sure, we all enjoy a delicious cup of piping hot tea on a cold winter’s day, but we’ve had some hot weather here in Oregon lately. How about some cooling, if you please?

An Ayurvedic note of full disclosure here. According to the principles of Ayurveda, ice-cold beverages are a distinct no-no, based on the idea that cold potions slow down the digestive processes and lead to incomplete digestion. How critically important this is a matter of debate. At the least, do not drink iced beverages with your meal. Maybe you can sneak by with some iced drinks between meals, if you wait a half hour or so after your last bite of food, especially if you have high pitta and it’s a broiler outside.

But you can get away with cool drinks. To enjoy cool herbal teas, brew them normally and allow them to cool to your preferred quaffing temperature.

Here are some that many people like as a cool afternoon drink on a hot summer’s day:

  • Classic India Spice. Tastes as good cool as it does hot. Sweetening it makes it more cooling in the body.
  • Green Tea Mint Garden. Includes a generous allotment of spearmint, one of nature’s most cooling herbs. Mix it with sweet fruit juices for an elevated cooling experience.
  • Green Tea Kombucha Decaf. Another cooling formula based on spearmint. With no caffeine to speed you up, it’s perfect for a lazy summer afternoon.
  • Comforting Chamomile. A calming, cooling tea chamomile is enjoyed around the world. The finest chamomile in the world comes from the Nile valley in Egypt, and Egyptians have certainly learned how to deal with the heat.

Have you tried any of these chilled? We have reviews and star ratings now on each tea’s product page, so please feel free to share your thoughts.



  • Patricia Clark says:

    Hi, I’m looking for a tea that has weight loss benefits. Any suggestions? I’m 52 yrs old and 170 weight!
    Thank you! Patricia

  • Yogi says:

    Thank you for reaching out, Patricia! We appreciate your interest in our line of teas. At this time, we do not have any teas that are specifically formulated to help with weight loss. However, you might be interested in our Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life and Caramel Apple Spice Slim Life teas, which are both formulated to energize and support a dieting program. Be well!

  • Tony says:

    How long after brewing do you have consume yogi detox tea?

  • Yogi says:

    Thank you for your question, Tony! When preparing Yogi DeTox tea, we suggest that you bring the water to boiling, then steep the tea bag for 5 to 10 minutes. Once the tea has steeped, you may allow it to cool to your desired temperature. Be well!

  • Alison Bauer says:

    Can you drink the blueberry slim life cold?

  • Becca Lesser says:

    Hi Alison, great question!

    The functional benefits of Yogi teas work the same whether iced or hot as long as you follow our recommended brewing instructions. For optimal results, we recommend that you bring the water just to boiling and steep for the time indicated on the outside of the Yogi tea carton (3-10 minutes depending on the type of tea). Once the tea has fully steeped, allow to cool. You may then add sweeteners, lemon and/or ice to suit your preference.


  • Danielle Howard says:

    Are all yogi detox tea caffeine free

  • Yogi says:

    Hi there Danielle,

    Thanks so much for your question! We appreciate you reaching out and giving us the opportunity to provide you with information on our DeTox teas. The following Yogi DeTox tea varieties are Caffeine Free:

    Yogi DeTox
    Yogi Peach DeTox
    Yogi Berry DeTox
    Yogi Roasted Dandelion Spice DeTox

    While the following Yogi DeTox tea does contain caffeine:

    Yogi Soothing Rose Hibiscus Skin DeTox

    If you have questions about the caffeine content of our other teas, this information can be found in two different places on our cartons. On the front of the carton, near the bottom, it will say either “caffeine free,” “decaffeinated” or “contains caffeine.” Also, if a particular Yogi tea does contain caffeine, the approximate caffeine amount would be noted in the Supplement Facts panel, just beneath the ingredient list.

    We hope this information is helpful! Enjoy and be well 🙂

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