Detoxing is a must for me. While I prefer to detox through yoga poses and clean eating, I have tried the master cleanse for 10 days before. Teatox, however, was a first for me. I discovered teatoxing through Instagram when I came across YourTea. According to their website, their 14-day TinyTea Teatox, which I recently tried, claims that the tea helps with bloating, indigestion, problematic skin, reduction of excess weight – all while increasing energy. So this is how my 14-day teatox went…
I received my package on Saturday, March 5th, 2016. I was graciously gifted by the amazing team over at YourTea, and the packaging was accented with my favorite color: PINK! It came in a small, compact box with each tea bag packaged in PINK, and without even a taste, I fell in love! (How can I not when the packaging is this cute and, of course, PINK!) See for yourself below!
TinyTea Teatox aims to cleanse and eliminate your body of toxins and wastes while restoring your body back to its natural state. It is different because it doesn’t contain any laxative effective ingredients. It is also different because many teatox plans include a daytime and nighttime tea. Tiny Teatox, on the other hand, comes with only 1 kind of tea to be taken 2-3 times a day, 30 minutes before each meal. The package includes 42 tea bags with an accordion card that explains the benefits of each variety of tea sold at YourTea‘s website.
Ingredients include: Camellia Sinensis, Catsia, Lotus Leaf, Barley, Tea, Prunella Spike and Adzuki Bean. This is different from most teatox blends as it is missing Senna leaf or Senna root, which is used as a laxative and bowel cleanse.
It was like every other morning. I slipped into my yoga gear, strapped on my yoga mat and went on over to the poolside to begin my morning meditation and yoga. I was in my moment and ready for my day to begin…
Relaxed and in my zen, I enjoyed my first cup of YourTea…
My initial reaction was, it tastes familiar – a reminder of home – light, herby, and fresh. At each sip, I felt more awake but in a calm, serene state. It was the perfect marriage to my morning yoga and meditation, and easily incorporated to my daily routine 30 minutes before each meal.
The only note I may add is to be careful with the teabags as they are very delicate. Upon opening my first tea bag of TinyTea Teatox, I ripped it open. Luckily it didn’t fly everywhere, just a few tea leaves sprinkled around the countertop. To fix this, I used the teabag filters from Teavana, and poured the contents of the tea bag in there to continue to brew! Such a quick fix but a girl’s got to have her tea!
2-weeks flew by, and day 7-14 proved to be the most difficult! I was in the middle of Los Angeles Fashion Week, and more often than not, I didn’t have access to hot water to brew my TinyTea. So, I had to come up with an alternative of transportation – thermal bottles!
Luckily, I had a Hydro Flask on hand. Using this, I was able to keep my tea steaming hot for up to 6 hours without fail. With my TinyTea on the go, I was able to enjoy every cup through the day while I was shooting the runway. With little to no time to eat a meal, I packed light snacks such as apples, oranges and bananas, and ate these between shows.
It was chaos. But I was relieved. What started out as a simple teatox suddenly became therapeutic. Before and in between shows, every sip of TinyTea soothed my stomach and nerves. With the stress from a busy, restless week, it helped bring me back to balance mentally, physically and emotionally.
What Were My Results?
In these last 14 days, I have lost a ton of bloat while drinking this tea. From Day 1 to Day 14, I saw and felt a difference in decreased bloating and increased energy. Paired with a healthy diet and exercise, the results were incredible!
As a yogi and runner, I didn’t compromise fueling my body and eating my little heart out. I did, however, choose to eat only whole, organic homemade foods while maintaining my daily yoga, running and meditation in the mornings. Together, clean eating, exercise, and my daily dose of TinyTea became the perfect blend for what I have been looking for – the recipe to a healthy, happy mind, body and soul!
So there you have it! My first ever teatox experience, and all thanks to the fabulous team at YourTea! If you are considering on detoxing with teatox, give YourTea a shot and let me know your thoughts! And while at it, if you need tips on recipes to cook up in the kitchen while detoxing, hop on over to my recipes!