Thoughts on Detox Tea

Detox TeaJanuary seems to be the month where everyone attempts to ‘sort themselves out’ by joining the gym, trying a new diet, or try the latest trend in weight loss, which seems to be ‘detox tea’ at the moment. As an avid tea drinker myself, I enjoy trying lots of new types, whether it’s green tea matcha, fruit flavours or your standard English Breakfast. Personally, I’m not trying to lose weight (I’m a size 8 anyway), but I did join the gym in November and have been trying to be more cautious about my eating habits, in an attempt to feel healthier, stronger and have more energy. So I jumped on the bandwagon and tried out one of these detox teas, a lemon and ginger flavoured one, which was lovely, but I can’t remember the brand, and I don’t think it really had any ‘detoxing’ effects.

Fast-forward to January, and noticing how tired I am as I drag myself out of bed for lectures and the gym, I was keen to try a teatox again, but ‘properly’ this time (…by properly, I mean not sporadically drinking the detox tea when I remember to!). Conveniently, I had an email from Slimming Solutions asking if I wanted to try out their teatox, so I of course complied and waited eagerly for the post like a crazy person. 

Slimming Solutions Pu-erh Detox Tea

To be honest, my first impression of the ‘Puer-eh’ tea was ‘eww this tastes disgusting’, but I decided to give it a go anyway for the sake of blogging. The second time I tried it with a teaspoon of honey, which made it taste much better. With this particular teatox, you’re supposed to drink it three times a day, which seems a bit much, but I drink a lot of tea anyway so that wasn’t an issue for me. Of course it gives me a bit of a stomach ache, but that means it’s working! Apparently you can reuse the teabag to make two cups of tea, but I haven’t tried that. With only 5 calories per bag (plus the honey that I added), you can’t really go wrong. I wouldn’t say I lost any weight, but I wasn’t trying to anyway, I just wanted a detox after Christmas, but I did find that I had more energy and motivation to go to the gym.

Pu-erh tea is £14.95 from Slimming Solutions for 20 teabags.

Have you tried a teatox?

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  • Not really sure I’d be comfortable with the stomach ache, especially if I’m drinking this whilst in work etc. I’m still on the fence about detox teas, most of them seem to just be laxatives and I can think of slightly more pleasant ways to detox than that! That being said, what works for one doesn’t always work for another and if people see results off these teas then great :)

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

    • I totally agree! I don’t know the extent to which these actually work, apparently they help with metabolism… I felt more energetic, but I don’t know how good detox teas are for weight loss etc.

  • Megan Roisin

    I’ve not tried a teatox. There are so many I wouldn’t know where to start and I’ve heard mixed reviews so I’m a little hesitant! Glad to hear you had the results you were hoping for :)

    Megan x

    London Callings

    • I didn’t have very high expectations so was happy with the increased energy / motivation for the gym! I’ve seen very mixed reviews too, and you’re right, there are so many now!

  • I’m always a bit |: over teatoxes, mostly because the natural laxatives they add are really not the best way at losing weight, if that’s the aim, as it’s unsustainable. I’m glad this one gave you more energy though :) Are the ingredients listed on the box at all – because it’d be interesting to see how they compare with the other teatoxes floating around :)

    Fii | little miss fii | uk fashion & lifestyle

    • Oh me too, I’m totally skeptical! According to the box, it contains 70% ‘Pu-erh’, 16% Rosehip, 7% Water Lily, and 7% Cassia Tora. I’m going to do a bit more research on what each of those ingredients actually do!

      • Well there seems to be none of the sneaky natural laxatives that some of the other companies use but i have no idea what cassia tora is. Reading up on them would be a good idea :) Though I wish these things were more thoroughly checked, since a lot of them mess with your hormones and can stop contraceptives working. :/ some of the month long stints really worry me x

  • I tried a teatox once and could not stand the stomach pains that were caused through the laxatives in the tea. It is good that you got results you were hoping for an increased energy is always a great thing xo

    Emily |

  • I actually tried a teatox but did not like it at all. It made me really emotional and gave me lots of horrible stomach pain. But what shocked me about the one I tried is it contained an ingredient (natural) that if you take it for over a month, it can actually stop your body from being able to digest food which is crazy. Teatoxes also often stop the pill from working too, so there’s a lot of things people don’t really understand about teatoxes before they try them. As you can tell I remain skeptical haha. But I think it may work better for others x

    • Oh wow that’s crazy! I have been very emotional recently, but I put it down to my boyfriend going to California for 6 months rather than the tea! I didn’t know about the pill thing, I guess people should be cautious before trying these things.

  • Laura

    I completely understand the want to detox a little after Christmas. So much overindulgence! I use BooTea and love it! xxx

    • I’ve heard a lot about BooTea, but I haven’t tried it myself!

  • Elizabeth

    I haven’t tried a tea-tox because I believe it’s a gimmick. I have a perfectly fine liver which does a very good job of detoxing my body on its own without any help. Drinking plenty of water is good, eating sensibly is good, these teas, I believe, are just fads and have no real benefit. Saying that, I am a big fan of the Yogi tea brand and I’m addicted to them!

    • I agree with you somewhat on that one. I’m a big supporter of green teas being good for you though, I have more energy when I drink it! I drink a ton of water as well, and I haven’t heard of Yogi tea, so I’ll google them!

  • Rhian Westbury

    I have tried both bootea and slendertoxtea (with the later being much better!) and I find that I do feel less bloated and stuff after, but these sound good as I’d expect the more you drink the more affective it is x

  • Leanne Dolan

    I’ve never tried a detox tea I’ve heard really mixed reviews about them. Not being a tea lover anyway I’m unsure whether I would try it to be honest!

    • If you’re not a tea fan anyway, I probably wouldn’t recommend trying it! I drink a lot of tea anyway so it didn’t take much to remember to drink this one.

  • Eve Redmond

    I’ve never tried this. I find these types of products react differently with everyone! For some they work and others they dont!

  • Emma White

    I have to admit as an anorexic I am used to detox tea and yes its something we use to speed up metabolism and therefore help us loose weight – of course as long as your doing it safely then I agree it can work but you also must eat a balanced diet and exercise and never take it to the extremes

    • Extreme use could be very dangerous! Of course eating properly and maintaining exercise is very important.

  • I am a bit skeptical about detox teas because some people substitute for food which you should never do. It is not healthy but as part of a balanced diet I am sure it is good!

    • Oh I haven’t heard of people doing that! It definitely shouldn’t be used for that purpose, it’s not a meal replacement at all. In fact, they recommend drinking it after or with a meal.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I think it has to be a personal choice as to whether or not you want to use them, I tried them and the results were not mind blowing, but they did help with bloating x

  • Working Mum Blog

    I tried a teatox a few years ago but can’t remember if I saw any changes. Best results I’ve ever had for more energy, weightloss and generally improving my health is when I’ve had a balanced diet and moved more.

  • Bex Smith

    I’ve never tried a teatox but I know people who have

  • Looks interesting. I will look the brand up.

  • Kacie Morgan

    I love the sound of detox tea, I wonder if it’ll work well for me :)

  • I’m not sure about some of these detox teas, but this one seems safe.

  • i tried tinytea ages ago but didn’t really notice a difference, i might have to try a different one soon though :)

  • A teatox sounds interesting, but I’d be so worried about the stomach ache it gave you.

  • bloggingastrid

    This sounds good. There’s a lot of controversy about detox/weight loss tea because of some of them containing laxatives you can get addicted to. Then again f you don’t use them for a long time, you’re probably safe and that said detoxes usually last not too long.

  • Charlotte

    I need to realise that January has been and gone and start sorting myself out! I missed the detox memo! Too many Christmas chocs left! X

  • This looks interesting, I went off tea in pregnancy so maybe I could try this to help clear myself, although I too would be worried about stomach aches.

  • London Mum

    I’ve always wondered how these teas work. Thanks for posting! x

  • I’m always sceptical about these, I’m not much of a tea lover anyway! I am warming to gingerbread tea though x

    Tamz |

  • Good to read a true life experience. Keep hearing about this tea everywhere.

  • Good to hear your experience particularly as I find the reviews of these teas so mixed. Personally I find the teas make my metabolism mess up and have heard they can be appetite suppressants or contain laxatives.. So I’ve been mindful ever since! X

    Cleaning your teeth and braces for a brighter smile over on –

  • Big big tea drinker here and love detox teas as well

  • Big big tea drinker here and love detox teas as well

  • Jenna Von Abbott

    I love tea. It’s great to read an honest review, I haven’t heard of this before but the price seems reasonable if you only need one box for the teatox and the bags can be used twice which is great!

  • Jenna Von Abbott

    I love tea. It’s great to read an honest review, I haven’t heard of this before but the price seems reasonable if you only need one box for the teatox and the bags can be used twice which is great!

  • Hannah Malanga

    Never tried any detox teas. Nice to see an honest review for if i ever try them

  • Mason

    I have always been very sceptical when it comes to reading eat this drink this it will make you live for ever until a friend of mine suggested I try Green Tea, well I got some from my local supermarket and though to myself not bad, it was suggested to me to have a cup of green tea every morning before hopping on a train to work, I must say it really does give you a boost of energy in the morning, I then started looking around online for other places to buy green tea from and came something I never know even existed, loose tea, its opened my eyes to tea in the seance of did this really exist, I found a company called The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, they have so much tea to choose from over 1000 I think, there green tea selection is amazing I never know adding different flavours to tea could be so nice, they have a really good article on there website which goes into detail about the health benefits of green tea which really opens your eyes –