REVIEW: TEATOX WITH BOOTEA
A few weeks ago I decided to order a teatox online, I chose Bootea purely on the reviews and the hype I have seen on Twitter. The company is based in Europe and since I live in England it made sense since the other teatox companies are primarily based in America or Australia.
The product I chose from Bootea was the 14 Day Teatox which included the Bedtime Cleanse. You receive 14 daytime detox teabags and 7 bedtime cleanse teabags (which you drink every other night starting on the first day). The teabags come in these really cute pyramid shapes which apparently help infuse the herbs so everything blends.
(Taken from the Bootea website)
Daytime tea: Chinese Oolong tea, Maté leaves, Ginger root, Fennel seeds, Lemongrass, Dandelion leaf, Ginseng root, Gotu Kola leaves, Nettle leaves.
NOTE: The Daytime Detox does NOT produce a laxative effect (only the Bedtime Cleanse will operate in this manner). The Daytime Tea contains a small amount of caffeine.
Bedtime Cleanse: Senna leaves, Pepprtmint leaves, Fenugreek seeds, Liquorice root, Burdock root, Hawthorn leaves, Valerian root, Psyllium seeds.
PERSONAL NOTE: The bedtime cleanse DOES produce a laxative effect (that’s what the Senna leaves are for). Also the factory that makes Bootea DOES HANDLE NUTS
DELIVERY & PRICES
14 days – £19.99
28 days –
£37.99 SALE £34.99
If you live in the UK, Holland and Barrett have just began stocking Bootea (which will save on delivery costs).
UK – £3.99
Europe – £5 (2-5 days)
US & Canada – £5 (2-5 days)
Personally I found that Bootea’s prices were not as reasonable as some other teatox brands especially with the delivery costs added on. Delivery wise the package arrived in five days in a plain brown giffy bag, it had no labels identifying the parcel as Bootea. I ordered my teatox to my parent’s business so it was not in my name and because of the lack of identification on the parcel I didn’t actually open the package for three days after it arrived!
Day one on the teatox began at around 8am, following the instructions on the back of the pack I left the teabag in for three minutes to let it infuse. The smell of peppermint began to waft around the kitchen and I can’t pretend I wasn’t nervous about spending money on something which I didn’t actually like! Normally I drink a lot of green tea which I add two natural sweeteners, so I did the same with this. Fortunately the tea actually tasted alright and I could defiantly tolerate it!
The nightime cleanse was the worrying part for me, I had read some reviews that stated the nightime tea was foul and they couldn’t drink it or the laxative effect was awful. All that aside I boiled the kettle just before I headed up to bed, again I added two sweeteners and left the bag for a few minutes. I wasn’t surprised when the smell of the tea wasn’t to my taste and I was honestly dreading drinking it. However after the first few sips I realised I recognised the taste a bit: mint chocolates. This may sound crazy but to me the tea actually had a taste of mint chocolates to it and I loved it!
Obviously the concerning part of the detox is the warned laxative effect that is said to go to work after eight hours. Again feeling quite apprehensive in the morning, it took about 10 hours to start. There was a slight stomach discomfort for an hour and then I was fine. After the first bedtime cleanse I never really had any problems from the added senna leaves, the laxative wasn’t as bad as I expected at all!
Overall I found that Bootea did give me a more energised feeling over the fortnight I used it and I felt a lot less tired during the day too. I sort after a teatox to help fight against bloating and I have to say it really did work against it, I’m unsure of the weight loss aspect but I did feel lighter in myself if not only down to not be bloated! I have to say this is the first teatox I’ve ever used I would most likely use it again.