Over the last 18 months or so Teatoxes have really took off in popularity with a number of brands all promising to detoxify your system, banish bloating and reduce the spare tyre, simply by drinking a cup of tea. I jumped on the Teatox bandwagon last year by trailling SlendertoxTea and now I’m giving another brand a try; BooTea which can be found at Holland & Barrett stores.
The BooTea 28 Day Teatox (RRP £37.99)* consists of a morning tea which you drink daily and a nighttime tea which you drink every other evening. The nighttime drink contains amongst other ingredients Senna Leaves that are commonly known to have a laxative effect and when combined with a healthy diet is said to rid the body of toxins, ease bloating, and leave you feeling more energised.
I tried a 28 day course of BooTea and if I’m honest I was quite happy to reach the end. The laxative effect was very mild and fortunately predictable – no emergency bathroom dashes or explosive, gut wrenching episodes – and the taste was pleasant but the hunger pangs I felt really got me down. I felt hungry all day, even after eating, and it took all my willpower not to constantly graze as a result. I’m guessing this was perhaps a shift in my metabolism and that possibly I was digesting food more efficiently but I could imagine this hunger may cause people to eat more and gain weight, which surely defeats the object of a Teatox? As for weightloss and inchloss I lost a couple of pounds and inches but as I was eating healthily and exercising too I would’ve expected that result over a month even without BooTea.
In defence of BooTea nowhere on their packaging or website do they claim customers will lose weight on the Teatox and of course everyone is different so what works for one person may not work for another, but by using success stories and before / after photos the implication is definitely there. What the website does state is that the “aim of Bootea is to give you the boost you need to get back on track with your healthy eating and active lifestyle” which is pretty sketchy and definitely something you’d struggle to measure, indeed I couldn’t really say for sure that I felt any more energised or ‘detoxed’. All in all I found BooTea to be quite a pricy yet ordinary tea.
Have you tried BooTea? If so i’d love to hear how you got on!