A couple of months ago Teatox very kindly sent me their Skinny Detox tea from their tea range to review. The reason why it's taken so long to blog about it, is because last week they launched their English website (they are based in Berlin) and I wanted the post to coincide with their launch. As I love a good herbal tea I was excited to try a slightly different variation to my usual tea tendencies.
The detox tea market is massive at the moment so it is hard to find the right one for you. This particular tea, the 'skinny detox' comes in two tins of loose tea, one you drink in the morning and one in the evening. The only other detox tea I've tried before is yourtea tiny teatox. That came in teabags, but I found to be a little bit of a struggle to take three times a day for two weeks, so already I found it much easier already to have this tea only twice a day, even if the way it was prepared was slightly longer. What I love most about this teatox tea is that every single ingredient in it is completely natural and organic, and all their teas are certified organic too. All the ingredients of the tea are listed on the side of the tin too, and there isn't anything added. Once you get the hang of making the tea it is quite simple to do, and it has such a mild pleasant taste, which I know the taste with some detox teas seems to be a big issue. This one tastes great, and I'm not just saying that.
Preparing the tea to start with was the trickiest part for me, although there are simple instructions on the sides of both tins (and it comes with a downloadable guide which lists all the ingredients) but no where says how to make the actual tea, and I can't find it anywhere on the website either. I've not had much (any) experience with loose leaf teas, so in the beginning I wasn't even sure I needed a strainer as I read the instructions as: literally put a teaspoon of tea into the mug and add water. Oops. I really wasn't thinking to start with.
But you learn something new everyday and I got the hang of it after one disaster of a go. Basically to make it as easy as possible for me instead of using my big Hornsea teapot (above ^^ which looked pretty at first so of course it had to be in the picture) I downsized to a small milk jug as it was easier to fill and I didn't have to measure the water every time as it was the perfect size. In the mornings I left it for the recommended 5-7 minutes to infuse and made breakfast so it was really easy to fit into my daily routine, and in the evening I usually made it a little after eating tea, which again was easy to fit in. I admit I did miss a couple of night time ones as I was out on a few occasions but there is a generous amount of tea in the tins that you can definitely make it last a little longer than two weeks, and missing a couple won't make much, if any difference.
The main benefits I found for me after taking the tea was that my stomach definitely seemed less bloated throughout the day, and I honestly did feel all round a lot better, however I didn't seem to have any more energy than usual. But the biggest difference is actually my skin. It looks so much better. It's been quite bad with breakouts recently but after taking the tea they're pretty much gone. I'd try this tea again for that reason alone.