Hello there, so I've been feeling extra bloated and gloomy 24/7 lately, definitely no thanks to all the late nights and random binging sessions. I've been seeing a mirror image of Adventure Time's Lumpy Space Princess on and off and it was just naaaastyyyy...Thankfully, I discovered teatoxing on Instagram through Sheryl when she posted a picture of her YourTea, Tiny Tea. I decided to do some research and I discovered a ton of benefits just by teatoxing from their site.
So according to the YourTea site, their 14 day Tiny Tea, which is the one I tried, is
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.
It claims that the tea helps
nourish and cleanse your digestive system, providing it the support it needs to replenish and restore back to its natural state. This cleansing will assist with reducing weight, ease bloating, increase digestion functionality, improve skin clarity, increase energy levels and alleviate issues associated with food intolerances.
So this is how my 14 day Tiny Teatox went...
I ordered my tea from their site on the 28th of September and it arrived on the 2nd of October. The shipment was pretty fast for an overseas package.
The packaging is adorable, lots of cute notes here and there for more information on the product. The smell of the tea is really strong, I could smell it even in the midst of unboxing it. It smells like traditional Chinese medicine but not too bad. This tea comes with only 1 kind of tea to be taken 3 times daily, 30 minutes before your meals. The packaging comes with 42 tea bags tucked nicely into a cute cardboard box. It also comes with an accordion card that explains various types of teas that are sold on their site.
Camellia Sinensis, Catsia, Lotus Leaf, Barley, Tea, Prunella Spike and Adzuki Bean. The one ingredient missing that most teatox’s have is called Senna leaf or Senna root, which is used as a laxative and for bowel cleanse.
Woke up early and had my first cup of teatox 30 minutes prior to breakfast. My first thought was that it didn't have any taste at all! It smelled a lot like traditional Chinese herbal medicine but it tasted like water. The instructions tell you to let the tea bag infuse in hot water for about 5-7 minutes but I ended up infusing it for about 10 minutes, just to get all the extra goodies out. I felt nauseous after my cup of tea but it did state on the site that nausea is common for first timers so I didn't worry too much. I ended up burping a lot after I had my cup of tea and it even made me end up in the toilet 15 minutes after. After I sort of released most of the toxic out of my body, I felt a whole lot lighter and the nausea stopped. I felt more awake than I usually would have been at this hour.
DAY 1 - THOUGHTS
I'm feeling pretty good, it's only day 1 and I can feel the slight changes already. I can't wait to see where this takes me.
After a week of teatoxing, I am feeling pretty good. I'm starting to get used to the taste of the tea and I think the earthy smell & taste is pretty pleasant as well. I have been skipping a few doses due to busy schedules and the lack of hot water but since the instructions stated that if you miss a dose, you're not allowed to double it up the next time so all I try to do most of the time is to take it as constantly as I possibly can.
DAY 7 - THOUGHTS
I lost a kg and my stomach has obviously flattened. I feel less bloated and healthy because this tea makes me release all that toxic in me just with a snap of two fingers. 7 more days to go. I really hope that I am able to lose another kg after the whole course has ended. Fingers crossed!
Today is the last day of my teatox and I have noticed that my bloating has indeed went down. I've been carrying two sachets around in my purse everyday so that every time it's time for a dose I just sit myself down at a cafe or restaurant and get them to make the tea for me.
DAY 14 - THOUGHTS
I don't lose weight easily but I've managed to lose 2kg in 2 weeks. To others it might not be much but it is a big deal for me. I'm starting to miss the tea haha but I'm still contemplating
on whether I should continue relying on it or start trying to fix my own system without the help of YourTea.
**The tea is slightly on the pricier side but it was honestly pretty worth it. It actually helped me lessen the bloat and detox. I think for $35 + $10 (?) shipping it was actually really worth the money. If you want to get updates on discounts and deals (which they have quite often), follow them on their official Instagram account (@yourtea on Instagram).
- The packaging is small and compact, it's easy to hand carry it everywhere you go.
- The taste isn't too strong. It tastes like Chinese tea.
- It actually works if you strictly follow the program.
- Not very convenient as you have to sit yourself down at a cafe/restaurant or find a hot water dispenser & cup whenever you need to drink it.
- You have to take it 3 times a day and due to busy schedules it can be difficult to follow.
- Since you have to take it half an hour before meals, you sometimes have to sit and wait while your food gets cold or while others are already eating.
You cannot depend only on this to lose weight. You have to incorporate exercise and healthy living to see effective results. The tea is basically sort of a base for you to start and it enhances whatever you're doing right for more effective results.