Some of you have recently seen me post on my Instagram, a few photos of my husband and I with our Teami Tea. I have had several inquiries, 'What is this detox?' and 'What is this tea like?' so, I wanted to share it here!
My husband Asa, was actually the daily consumer of this product so here is his story:
In a world of cleanses and detoxes, it can be challenging to find one that is more than just a gimmick or fancy label. It can be overwhelming to even know where to start! When I discovered TeaMi, I was ecstatic but admittedly skeptical too. I ordered the Skinny Loose Leaf Tea and the Colon Cleanse Tea Bags, to be drank together over a 30-day detox. I didn't closely study the reviews of weight loss, or the claims for health benefits because I wanted my experience to be authentic to me.
The tea, tumbler, and infuser arrived and I was impressed with their bright colors and high quality. The loose leaf tea in the tumbler has started more than a handful of conservations with strangers--when you see the tea leaves floating in the water, they are taken back by the full sized (not cut) leaves, swirling around and how I keep from drinking the leaves (they can't see the small strainer at the top). Who knew a tea tumbler could be a social experiment?
The plan is simple enough: drink the skinny tea every day for thirty days. I typically steeped mine three times a day, never less than two. I'm a coffee fanatic, and I drink about 150oz of water a day; so for me, this pretty much looked like drinking something around the clock (but I don't think the average person needs to worry about this!) The Skinny Tea tastes good. If you like green tea, I think you will be pleasantly surprised with its' aroma and earthy flavors. I did not find the tea to be bitter, but if you must, I would suggest honey to sweeten it. To be honest, I don't typically eat breakfast, (I know...send in a nutritionalist to yell at me now!) but the Skinny Tea was great at helping keep my belly 'satisfied' until lunch time at work.
The Colon Cleanse is also simple enough. You drink a cup of it before bedtime every other day. On day two, I drank a cup. Except... I didn't do it at bedtime. I did it around 7pm. I'm happy to report from day one it definitely did the job of cleansing...but I wish I had done it at bedtime (as recommended). On day four, I thought I would drink it way early and get the 'cleanse' before bed. Again, bad idea. Day six, I finally stopped pretending that I knew better than TeaMi so I drank a cup before bed and slept just fine and my stomach was much happier when I awoke. The flavor and aroma of this tea is a little different than the Skinny Tea, and it is definitely more earthy. However, it still wasn't too bitter for my pallet and I quite enjoyed the comforting warm drink at bedtime. It claims to have a little caffeine in it, but that never had an adverse effect for me.
As the detox went on, I noticed a few things:
- Drinking water really DOES make a difference when I'm expecting to cleanse
- I was sleeping more soundly with less frequent wake ups (verified by my Fitbit)
- I felt more alert at work and not nearly as groggy in the mornings
- I lost 5 pounds and 1.2% body fat
To be perfectly honest, I exercise about sixty minutes a day, six days a week. Before I started the Detox, my weight at plateaued at 211.5 (I'm 6'4"). It didn't seem to matter how much I exercised or how few calories I ate, I couldn't get the scale to move. So I appreciate that this cleanse didn't perform a drastic miracle BUT that it did get me over the hump! It's been during this time that my family and friends have actually noticed a transition in my body composition. I know five pounds doesn't sound like a lot, but I'll take slow and steady weight loss that isn't going to come right back on after a day. I know that weight quickly gained or lost is not truly authentic. Bottom line? In a market flooded with detoxes, I am very happy that TeaMi provided a natural and SAFE way to cleanse my body of toxins, clear my mind and stimulate some weight loss!
So for those of you who have had questions, here are the answers! I am so proud of my husband for going through this 30-day challenge and I absolutely witnessed firsthand, more energy and alertness coming from him, better nights sleep, and his body composition changing. Woo hoo, let's give him a huge air five! And HEY! If you use my PROMO code, ASHLEYGLASS10, you can get 10% off your order! If you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me!
*Thanks to TeaMi for sponsoring my post! As always, all opinions are 100% my own.*