I’ve definitely been skeptical of the whole ‘teatox’ craze that’s going on, but at the same time, I just love my tea and if it’s full of good ingredients why not drink it? The Purgo Teatox* is proudly Canadian, and has a 14 and 28 day option.
I tried out the 14 day Purgo Teatox, but I did not complete it properly which would be having the Morning Detox every day, and the Evening Cleanse every second day. I was drinking the Purgo Teatox during a very stressful time when I was unexpectedly away from work (where I had the tea) and although I did it whenever I could, I definitely did not complete it as it is intended.
Purgo Teatox Morning Detox Tea contains Sencha, Dandelion, Lemon Grass, Goji Berry, Hibiscus, Chamomile Flower, Acai Powder, and Ginseng Root. You’re supposed to drink this tea in the morning before breakfast, which I did, although sometimes it meant that I was a bit hungry and grumpy because I had to delay drinking my smoothie until I drank this tea, and that’s a lot of liquids.
My main issue with the Purgo Teatox Morning Detox Tea was that I really did not find it tasted good at all. It may have been the dandelion, because most of those ingredients are ones I generally like in tea, but it tasted kinda like grass to me. Drinking the tea in the morning did help fill me up a little, so I think I drank my smoothie slower and was less likely to snack in the morning, but in terms of energy, I didn’t find it was a huge boost in comparison to my regular teas.
Purgo Teatox Evening Cleanse Tea contains Locust Plant, Sencha, Key Lime, Lotus Leaf, Cassia Seed, Pu’erh, Oolong, and Chamomile Flower. It’s pretty strange that a night-time tea contains caffeinated ingredients, but although it didn’t help me fall asleep, I wouldn’t say it prevented it either. You are supposed to drink it after your evening meal, not right before bed, so that might make a difference too. However, there are definitely teas that help me fall asleep, and that’s never going to be the case when there’s caffeine in it.
In comparison to the morning tea, the Purgo Teatox Evening Cleanse Tea doesn’t taste too bad. It has a light taste and you can definitely tell there’s a bit of chamomile in it, it would be nicer during colder weather but I don’t mind it. I may have noticed a slight decrease in bloating, but because of the inconsistent use it is hard to tell.
The fact that I didn’t use the Purgo Teatox precisely as it is intended means I can’t give you a full assessment of how it worked, just my general impressions. I really disliked the morning tea, and the evening tea was just okay. They do have great ingredients in them, and I think that adding tea (and more water) to your diet is a great idea, but you don’t actually need to purify yourself with tea. I do drink several cups of tea every day though, and it’s a great way to cut back on snacking.
Have you ever tried a ‘teatox’?