Saturday, 24 January 2015

Review: BooTea Detox Tea

Well hello there....long time for real, it's been like 4 months...I've missed you guys!!!! 

"Where have you been?", I hear no-one ask. Well, to cut a long story short. Work. Work is where I have been. Work, and the gym, and in bed, and in the fridge, and work some more, and a theatre production I was in at the end of last year, and then at work again, after spending some quality time in the fridge. So yes, I've been very busy. 

Enough waffling.... *cutting to da chaaaaaaase*

So, I wanted to get back on my health kick after 3 weeks of intense cr*p eating and no gym. It wasn't at all a "NEW YEAR NEW ME" thing... I don't really believe in that... NEW YEAR, SAME ME is my motto... but yeh, my body felt the impact of my poor diet and lack of exercise so I wanted a fresh slate...which meant I was looking for some sort of detoxifying product, a friend recommended BooTea to me, and after reading some reviews I thought why not??

Answer being: It's £20. For tea.

But I ignored that and bought it anyway

First impressions: 

The tea bags were actually really adorable, they weren't made of the usual teabag material, whatever that is...paper? 

Tastes nice. Pretty much tastes like your standard herbal tea...the flavour is like a cross between green tea and liquorice. 

What else do you want me to say? It's tea...

*Btw I'm writing this post whilst listening to The Spice Girls- Viva Forever....*so many feels!!


The results: 

To be honest I wasn't expecting anything amazing, I just thought it would be a nice tea to add to my collection, that might help cleanse my system more than the £1.50 green tea I usually drink. It did nothing of the sort. It actually had the opposite effect and really messed my system up for at least two weeks after. I felt sick, as in I felt like I was going to throw up a couple of days into drinking it. Had really bad stomach cramps as well, and not a cleanse was cleansed if you follow my drift.... 

So I stopped taking it after a week, and couldn't drink my usual green tea either because that made my stomach hurt as well...In all fairness, everyone's bodies are different, maybe mine just didn't take well to it. Or maybe it was repulsed at the idea of me spending £20 on tea....I had a similar response the time I spend £7.20 on a salad from Harrods....but that was more of a "I don't know who I am any more!!!..... what have I become???!!!" moment. 

In conclusion, it didn't work for me, but it may work for others, I know a few people who have used it and saw results, so it's worth a try. If not for the physical benefits, the psychological benefits. By that I mean whilst drinking this you'd probably be less likely to want to eat junk food because you're "cleansing" so you could be doing your body some good. That being said, you can probably get that same impact from making a conscious decision to eat better. And that won't cost you £20. Just saying.