I finished the Tiny Tea Tox by Your Tea last week so I want to share my experience. You can read my original post here. The tea is meant to be consumed 3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals for 14 days. It is said to help with digestion, bloating, food sensitivities, cravings, mood, and complexion.
Let’s start with the taste. The tea smells amazing, like some kind of patchouli hippie candle. Unfortunately, I do not like putting anything floral or perfumey in my mouth. I struggled with the flavor at first but it slowly grew on me. It kinda has to since you’re drinking it 3x a day. In the afternoons, I started brewing it in a mason jar and then adding ice and lemon and sometimes maple syrup or honey. That was crazy delicious but maybe the tea works better if you drink it hot? Not sure.
Your Tea recommends an eating approach/plan that I followed because my sister Amber said we should we really go for it. It encourages hot cooked food for all meals to aid in digestion. I struggled with this at first as I’ve been on a long running smoothie-for-breakfast-salad-for-lunch kick. Hot foods during the day tend to weigh me down and make me sleepy. By the second week, I was comfortable with hot lunches but went back to smoothies for breakfast.
After the first week of the tea tox I felt ok, but no noticeable differences in digestion, bloating, complexion, or cravings. I experienced horrible headaches during week 1, but they subsided by week 2. The second week is when I really started to hate my life. The headaches were gone but I felt like my digestion got even worse. By the end of the week, I was more bloated than I have been in a long time. Not good.
I’m not delusional. I wasn’t expecting to drop 10 lbs and look like Jennifer Anniston. But I definitely was not expecting to look and feel worse. I honestly don’t think it was the “detox” effect where my body was getting rid of toxins either. The Tea Tox is not that intense and I am already pretty healthy day to day. My sister said she could not tell a difference either way, but was very disappointed that 7 of her tea bags broke before she could use them.
In the end, neither of us had a great experience. I would consider trying it again in the future to see if my symptoms were just coincidence, but I won’t be doing it anytime soon. The Tea Tox is far less money and effort than a juice cleanse or any other detox program I have seen and the reviews tend to be positive, so it might be worth a try if you are curious. I’ll stick to lemon water and smoothies. Thanks.