A few days ago I received an email from Your Tea asking if I’d like to do a review on their product. Your Tea specializes in organic herbal tea blends for digestion, skin, mood, energy etc. Since I am already a huge tea drinker (the asian in me lol ^_^), I thought to myself, “Why not?” But of course me being me, I do my research and dissect everything.
The first thing I look for in ANY product, especially if I am putting it into my body, is INGREDIENTS.
Jue Ming Zi
Lai Fu Zi
The only ingredient I recognize is Oolong Tea so I went on handy dandy Google to see what the other ingredients were and its benefits ^_^. Before I go on and explain each ingredient, one thing I discovered during my research is that all these ingredients are found in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which I am a huge fan of. Growing up, my mom had a cure for everything and it was all from TCM. So YAY!!! ^_^ Here we go…
- Oolong Tea: Comes from a plant called Camellia Sinensis. Teas from the Camellia plant (also found in green and black tea also) are rich in polyphenols, an antioxidant that detoxify cell-damaging free radicals in the body. Polyphenols can also help activate thermogenesis, which increases fat oxidation in our body. In addition, Oolong Tea also prevents aging of skin, reduces high blood pressure, and lowers blood sugar levels! Pretty cool right? ^_^ You can read more here.
- Jue Ming Zi: Also known as Foetid Cassia Seed. This seed nourishes the kidney and liver by moistening intestines and unblocks the bowels – basically helps with constipation. It also lowers blood pressure and helps with cholesterol.
- He Ye: Comes from the Lotus Leaves! I am a huge fan of Lotus!!! Read my previous post here. Lotus leaves helps burn fat, eliminate constipation, and works as a diuretic. How? Because it contains a wide range of alkaloids naturally. (Some examples of chemical alkaloids are yohimbie, and ephedrine/ephedra).
- Shan Zha: Also known as Hawthorn Berry. Shan Zha has been used in TCM to treat indigestion, as it promotes digestion, transforms food retention, invigorates Blood, eliminates accumulation, etc. by enhancing the functions of spleen, liver and stomach channels. I found this information here.
- Lai Fu Zi: Comes from Radish/Turnip Seeds and it goes to 4 meridians. The spleen, stomach, lung, and large intestine. It promotes digestion, relieving food stagnation, descending qi, and transforming phlegm.
- Chen Pi: Tangerine Peel!!! Chen Pi regulates Qi, improves function of the spleen, relieves bloating and fullness. This is my favorite ingredient yet. Who knew tangerine peel has benefits too! Hooray!
- Mai Ya: Also known as Barley Sprout, Malt. Also reduces food stagnation, and strengthens stomach.
Here is what the packaging looks like. Super cute!
Now that I have the ingredients dissected, I am ready to try Your Tea. I will do a full review on taste and effectiveness when I finish the 14 day TEAtox.
December 26, 2014
Finished my TEAtox today and I must say I am very pleased with this tea ^_^. It definitely eliminates bloating and keeps that tummy flat! And the amazing thing is the ingredients are all natural (read my post above). If any of you guys follow Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)… a lot of the ingredients are in this tea. I will be reordering more this week for sure!