4 Surprising Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

Making apple cider vinegar tea a normal part of your weekly routine will bring you a world of surprising health benefits.

What is Apple Cider Vinegar Tea?

Apple cider vinegar tea is made by infusing hot water with apple cider vinegar, a powerful form of vinegar made through the fermentation of the natural sugars in apples. This popular form of vinegar is used in countless natural remedies for an assortment of health conditions, and it is created in a two-step process. First, the apples are mixed with yeast, which starts the fermentation process. Following this, a bacterium is added to the fermenting apples, which turns the alcohol into acetic acid. This is the primary ingredient in this healthy beverage. When it is mixed with tea, it can deliver a number of impressive health benefits.

Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits

Apple cider in glasses, next to cinnamon sticks and apples

Homemade apple cider, flavored with cinnamon Photo Credit: Shutterstock

The most impressive health benefits of the tea include weight loss, lower toxicity levels in the body, blood sugar regulation, and good respiratory health, among others.

Immune System

The acetic acid in this beverage makes the environment in your body acidic, in which most bacteria can’t survive. It also boosts the metabolism and kickstarts the immune system into defense. It also helps in maintaining blood sugar. [1]

Weight Loss

This tea is known to suppress the appetite, which can help with overeating and snack between meals, aiding in your overall weight loss goals. [2]


This herbal tea can increase urination, which will reduce the levels of toxins in your body. The acetic acid can also improve kidney function and health. [3]

Sore Throat

There is an anti-inflammatory quality to this tea that can aid in respiratory health, while the antibacterial nature of this vinegar tea will help to eliminate the underlying infection causing your symptoms. [4]

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Tea?

The recipe for tea with apple cider vinegar is very simple and can be additionally spiced in different ways.

A glass of apple cider vinegar tea with cinnamon, star anise, and apples in the background

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Tea Recipe

This tea is a folklore remedy to detoxify the body and lose weight. It is recommended that you have the tea first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. 
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Course: Tea
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cider Vinegar Tea
Appliance: Saucepan, Kettle
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 2 cups



  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the hot water.
  • Additionally, you can mix in 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, honey or cinnamon for flavor. Enjoy your spiced homemade detox tea! 
    A glass of apple cider vinegar tea with cinnamon, star anise, and apples in the background

Make this tea at home and enjoy a simple detox!

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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