Improving the Taste of Essiac

Essiac has an earthy, grassy taste—some compare it to green tea. This tea is not designed for taste—it’s designed for results. We did not want to risk affecting the results of the tea based on altering it to improve taste.

No matter how “disgusting” you find Essiac the first few times, just about everyone gets used to it very quickly. If you can stick it out over the first couple of days, I promise—it gets easier. Many even say they develop an acquired taste for it (this happened to me!)

However, some people just can’t get used to it. If that’s you, no problem!


Here are some things you can add to the tea in order to make it more pleasant.

--Fresh squeezed lemon


--Fruit or vegetable juice (natural only—no added sugar)


--Mix it with another herbal tea such as peppermint


These substances should be added to the tea after it’s prepared according to instructions. Do not add anything to the tea while it’s brewing. This way you will be sure to keep the ratio correct. For example, once you have your normally prepared tea, you can pour your 3 oz. serving of Essiac. Then you can add, say, 3 oz. of orange juice. That means you’re now drinking a 6 oz. beverage that includes the 3 oz. of tea.



Let us know if you have other suggested methods for improving taste! We’d love to hear from you.


  • My daughter turned me onto ESSIAC TEA, approx. a year ago. I drink it cold right out of the fridge twice a day. And I have become accustomed to the taste. But these suggestions are exciting to me, as I was uncertain as to adding anything to my tea. I will definitely try some of these ideas. I was diagnosed with cancer a year ago and am hopeful as is all of my family and friends that this tea is truly helping me to fight off any reoccurring cancer!! Plus all the additional health benefits?! I am a young 75 year old and thank ESSIAC TEA for helping me to achieve my dreams and spending many more active and happy days with my friends, family and grandchildren and great grandchildren!!! And—-my wonderful caring and loving HUSBAND!!!

  • Kombucha masks the taste as well as provides a prebiotic. I use the greens one. You can buy it or make it yourself.

    Laura Garrard

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