What is a TeaTox + Does it work?

Thursday, February 12, 2015
I was contacted a few weeks ago about taking part in a teatox, firstly, I don't like tea...I know I'm English so I should love it but I don't. The only tea-like drink that I love are the Teapigs matcha green tea drinks; the Elderflower flavour is amazing. Secondly, I was more than a little sceptical about the effectiveness of drinking herbal tea and loosing weight. That being said, I have finished my two week teatox and I'm kind of loving herbal tea!

A teatox is a detoxifying, cleansing process involving herbal teas, most of which have a mild laxative effective; the daytime tea of mine doesn't but the evening one does state that is is a mild laxative. Herbal teas, especially green tea and white tea, are very good for skin health and they are just generally very good for you. Some help with soothing the stomach and they can provide a good source of vitamins and minerals. 

There are so many brands which make a version of a 'teatox' but I have the *Slimming Solutions Teatox (RRP £29.99, now £19.99) which contains a pack of daytime tea and an evening blend; as you can see it is not loose leaf and each teabag is individually packaged. There are 14 teabags of the daytime blend and 7 of the evening blend because with the evening blend you don't have one every evening but every other. 

The first day I tried both blends, the daytime blend was fairly nice although not something I thought I would love to drink everyday; it is herbal and floral in my opinion. The daytime blend contains ingredients such as Chinese Oolong Tea, Lemongrass, Nettle Leaves and Dandelion Leaf. Both blends are natural and sugar free with no artificial additives. 

The evening blend was a little stronger and I really didn't like the scent or flavour the first couple of times I tried it; also the first two/three times I tried it, it made my stomach feel a little bit odd - not ill or uncomfortable and I didn't experience any laxative like effects but I think my stomach just wasn't used to the tea/ingredients.

I have now finished both packets of tea and I did notice a reduction in bloating and I do feel as though I have more energy even though I have had a cold for the past couple of weeks while I have been using the teas. The main effect that the teatox has had is on my thoughts about herbal tea, I now love it, so much so that I've made an order on Teapigs and spent about £25 on tea which I never thought I would do! 

Overall, after my experience with this teatox I do like the idea and I have noticed a couple of positive effects; also I now adore herbal tea which is great as it has so many health benefits; however I'm not thoroughly convinced that I would do one again but it was interesting to try and I would recommend this teatox but don't expect miracles!


Have you tried a teatox? Do you like herbal teas, if so what are your favourite flavours? 

11 comments

  1. It's so great you didn't experience any laxative type effects since these type of teas always seem to cause that problem.

    Angie x |~ Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog ~

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  2. I have tried another brand of teatox but experienced a lot of cramping to the point where I gave up on them, these sound much better. I'm more of a breakfast tea type of girl but I do like fruity herbal teas x

    Beauty with charm

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  3. It seems a little faddy tbh but if you like the taste there's no reason not to just drink some of these when you feel like it if they taste nice and give some benefits :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  4. I've often wondered what this Tea Tox biz was all about, it makes so much sense now! Love your honest insight to it :) I'm addicted to Twinings Cranberry and Blood orange at the min, it's so fresh and tasty.

    Loving your blog Heather - amazing read xx

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  5. I always liked the idea of a Tea Tox - looks like I need to give it a go! I never used to like tea at all. But for some reason, after trying it a few times, I now just love it and atleast need my daily cuppa!

    Laura || Laura London

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  6. I tried it out and I was expecting to have a really bad tummy and didn't have one at all is it bad I was dissappointed haha?! I felt like something was wrong :( I definitely noticed less bloating and liked the taste but maybe I don't eat healthy enough ;) xxx


    Blonde Of Carbs

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  7. I've been wanting to try this for a while but a little sceptical - thanks for sharing your review though, I might try it now! :)

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  8. I'm in love with your blog so I'm going to follow you on bloglovin!

    x Julia from Juliasfashionminute.com

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  9. I haven't tried tea tox, but I would love to! Great blog by the way. Just found it!

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  10. I'm doing this teatox at the minute, it's like my third teatox I love them haha! I love different flavoured green teas :) not a massive fan of fruit tea though.

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  11. I've always wanted to try some sort of tea tox, after reading this I might have to look into it a bit more, so thanks! :)

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