The past few months have been strenuously taxing on my system. It’s been a roller-coaster ride of bloat, over-eating, travel, time differences and jet-lag. With minimal time to unwind and detox, the idea of a teatox sounded very inviting. Just swap my regular cuppa with a Bootea if you please!
For those who need an introduction, the Bootea 14 Day Teatox has been getting a great deal of social media hype lately. Essentially a set of day and night tea-bags that you sip morning and night, Bootea promises to cleanse and detox the system in 2 weeks flat. A sucker for pretty packaging, I fell in love with the gorgeous pastel pack, and the adorably cute pyramid-shaped teabags.
I’ll perform a much needed, intensive cleanse of your digestive system to help achieve the results you want. I’ll leave you feeling energised and motivated to reach your goals. – Bootea website.
Chinese Oolong tea, mate leaves, ginger root, fennel seeds, lemongrass, dandelion leaf, ginseng root, gotu kola leaves, nettle leaves.
Senna leaves, peppermint leaves, fenugreek seeds, liquorice root, burdock root, hawthorn leaves, valerian root, psyllium seeds.
How to use Bootea 14 Day Teatox:
The pack contains 14 Daytime Detox tea-bags, and 7 Bedtime Cleanse tea-bags.
Making the tea is super easy. Simply pour boiling water over a bag, and let it infuse for 3 minutes before drinking.
A Daytime Detox has to be had upon rising, or with breakfast every day.
The Bedtime Cleanse starts from Day 1, and has to be had every alternative night before bed. It has a laxative effect approximately 8 hours post consumption, so you might want to schedule your brew accordingly!
My Experience with Bootea 14 Day Teatox:
So as you already know, I love pretty packaging and Bootea looks so pretty! The packaging color scheme of mint green and pastel pink looks girly good, and the pyramid shaped teabags look so dainty and ladylike; very apt for a stylish dip-dip while you sip!
Isn’t it cute how Bootea has been made to sound like ‘beauty’? Surely a thorough detox will add that much needed glow of beauty and vitality I was greatly lacking!
I started off the Bootea regime the same week I had family from overseas visiting. Bad idea! With family in the house, we were doing a great deal of eating out and late nights roaming about town. The packaging clearly advises eating clean when doing the program, and there I was overtaxing my inners with more junk!
It was obviously a battle of junk and teatox, and the brunt of the war lead me having an unprecedented number of visits to the bog. On one occasion, I was taking my sister to the old souk in Bur Dubai, and I had a major stomach cramp. It got so bad that my sister was convinced I had food poisoning!
The teatox is supposed to cleanse and elevate your mood. I saw myself going all frumpy and grumpy, and would prefer being a bog queen to socializing. Not the ideal situation when you have house guests!
After 4 days into the teatox, I decided to give it a break. As I waved farewell to the family at the departure gate over a week later, I had a cup of the Bedtime Cleanse before hitting the sack.
The next ten days saw me eating cleaner, and starting off the day with the Daytime Detox tea really spruces up the spirits and makes me want to be ‘good’ with my eating habits.
The Daytime Detox has a lovely herbal scent and taste. I actually started looking forward to my morning ritual. It didn’t energize me as such, but surely the mix was doing my inners some sort of good.
The Bedtime Cleanse is not as nice. The main ingredient in this tea is Senna leaves, a well known laxative. I’m glad the flavor is disguised under the freshness of peppermint.
I was still doing more than the usual toilet runs, but with eating clean, the urges didn’t feel as urgent, and stomach cramps were down to a minimal. Surely this is a sign the teatox is doing its cleanse.
For those of you wondering if the scales budged downwards, it was all very minuscule and I’d say the trauma of the upset tummy I had initially is not worth the tiny scale shifting.
On the positive side, the Bootea regime definitely elevated my mood, reduced bloating, and encouraged me to eat clean. I enjoyed having tea morning and night, something I often skip in my hurried, hectic lifestyle. Taking time off to sip warm tea is now an indulgence I am planning to turn into a habit, be it a teatox or good old green tea.
If you are planning to try out the Bootea 14 Day Detox, keep in mind that:
- You also need to eat clean… for 14 days!
- Stop the teatox if you have severe cases of stomach cramps.
- Don’t expect miracles. This is not a quick-fix weight loss alternative. Nor does it boost energy levels on first sip.
- You will have more toilet stops than usual, so be prepared!
Overall, I would recommend the Bootea 14 Day Teatox for anyone looking for an inner cleanse, and a general need for healthful motivation.
It is called a ‘cleanse’ so it does literally that; it cleanses out your colon which is a great thing. Expect many toilet visits, but remember to schedule a teatox around your lifestyle and don’t expect this to be a quick fix for weight loss.