Teatox: A new term used to describe a "detox tea" system to help individuals lose weight.
I first learned about "teatox" through an account (will remain nameless) on Instagram. I was a bit annoyed that someone would advertised their "tea" as a fast and effective way to lose weight. What they didn't tell you was that there was a laxative effect which is not at all healthy for you! My first thought when I heard about a "teatox" was "couldn't that technically be all tea?" With all the health benefits from various types of teas how could someone just label one specific blend as a teatox? The difference with it is that it's sold that way. It comes with a schedule, eating plan and exercise tips. After extensive research, I decided I wanted to try one for my blog. I picked out Your Tea's 14 days Tiny Teatox as it was the most gentle one I found. No laxatives and derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine principles.
Before I begin this review, let me start by explaining my intention for this teatox. I did not want to lose weight, instead my focus was on the tea itself. The taste is what mattered most to me and anything else I enjoyed that came with it would be just a bonus.
"My intricately balanced herbal blend will nourish and cleanse your digestive system, providing it the support it needs to replenish and restore back to its natural state. This cleanse will assist with reducing weight, easing bloating, increasing digestion functionality, improving skin clarity, increasing energy levels and alleviate issues associated with food intolerance. Formulated with Chinese medicine herbs and based upon Chinese medicinal principles, TinyTea is the only herbal cleanse on the market that does not produce a laxative effect. TinyTea has been created by qualified Chinese Medicine practitioners with considerable years of experience."
Ingredients: Oolong tea, Sicklepod Senna See, Loutus Leaf, Hawthron Berry
Steep Time: 7 minutes
Directions: Steep one tea bag in boiling water for 5-7 minutes and consume 30 minutes prior to a meal, three times a day.
Smell: As I opened the package that came to my door step I instantly could smell Your Tea's Tiny Teatox. It's a relaxing and soothing scent that kind of has a "bounce" to it. It is a very strong scent and that's what I love about it. For example, the box was sitting in my room for a couple of hours and now my room is like a Your Tea headquarters!
Taste: Hot or cold, I enjoyed the taste more than I expected. I don't sweeten it at all although Your Tea says you are able to use lemon or honey to adjust the taste and still get results.
Overall: I feel great but then again I feel great whenever I drink tea. I will also say that I did notice a clear up with my skin. To be honest, I didn't stick to the three times a day schedule. Simply because I often forgot about it or because there just wasn't enough time for me to actually make the tea, drink it 30 minutes before my meal and then eat. Whether or not it doesn't help you lose weight it's still a healthy beverage to consume. I think the experiences will differ from everyone that tries this as no two bodies are the same. Don't expect to purchase this tea or any other teatox and let it work it's "miracles". You still have to go out there and put the work in yourself. Take advantage of Your Tea's helpful eating plan. Eat healthy, exercise, and love yourself. Although I am in love with the packaging, I wish that one day Your Tea will move away from bagged tea and on to loose leaf. Show us your all!
You can find out more about Your Tea and their tea products at their website here.
Find them on Instagram: @yourtea & @tinyteatox