Its that time of year where everybody is wanting to lose weight, myself included, and you'll probably see a rise in all these Detox/Teatox teas on the market. I'm aware there is a lot of controversy over these as they basically make you poo a lot. But when Teatu got in touch asking if I'd like to review their Teatox tea and curiosity got the better of me and I decided to see what all the hype was about as I've always been quite sceptical about if they work or not.
Disclaimer: I am fully away that these teas contain senna and act as a laxative and was aware of this before I agreed to try this product. Please don't hate on me for trying this.
The basic idea of these tea's is you have a daytime tea, that you drink once a day. Then you have a nighttime tea, that in this case you drink every other day one hour before bed. I found the daytime tea really quite refreshing, as somebody who only really drinks Yorkshire tea with a splash of milk, it made a nice alternative to drink something a little lighter in the morning. The daytime tea contains Green tea, cocoa peel, spearmint, green coffee, ginseng and chilli chai. If you're like me you'll have no idea what most of those ingredients are minus the green tea and the mint, but they tasted alright!
When it came to the nighttime tea, this is where I hit a brick wall. I hated it. This tea contains Peppermint, rooibos, lavender, licorice, cinnamon, cardamon, senna and natural caramel flavour, which are are all quite strong flavours. Having these together in one cup of tea I found it pretty undrinkable, I couldn't even manage one cup. Now not being able to stomach the nighttime tea pretty much makes the whole 'detox' aspect a little pointless. I did continue to drink the daytime tea on its own but I must admit I saw no difference at all. The daytime tea tasted nice, but no different to a simple peppermint tea, or a green tea which are both good for digestion and detoxing.
Are Teatox tea's worth it? In my honest opinion, no. If you really want to lose weight just eat healthy and exercise. If you want to drink 'healthier' teas I'd stick with Green tea, which is a an antioxidant, and Peppermint which is good for digestion.
*This tea was sent for review, but all my opinions are my own