With so many ‘latest and greatest’ products constantly arriving on our markets, I wanted to start a new blog; Want it Now; product reviews of the latest beauty, fitness & health trends. An insight to help you decide if these products are worth the immense desire, the ‘want it now’, and a must have purchase.
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” Buddha
A product I am absolutely loving right now is Tiny Tea by Your Tea. If you are like me and follow anyone Fitness and health related on IG, you would have definitely been seeing this brand pop up.
I have always been a big advocate for Herbal Teas and their amazing qualities and benefits; so I couldn’t wait to get my delivery of my 14 day Teatox.
It is designed to be consumed 30 minutes prior to meals, with specialised herbs to aid digestion and beat the bloat.
I definitely felt healthier/leaner and cleaner and suffered from less of my normal digestive issues. The only note, was I struggled 3 x daily to get the tea 30 minutes prior (it is ok to have after a meal), I’m not sure if this alters the results. I will definitely do this again, with 100% commitment to 3 x daily prior to 3 meals.
So what is Your Tea?
YourTea.com is a reputable online shop specialising in organic herbal tea blends. We started selling our tea’s to customers in 2012 however have been drinking them ourselves for years, safe to say our bodies have been enjoying the benefits! Our teas were created with the intention to help people reach various physical and aesthetic goals. All of our blends are derived from Chinese Medicine principles with each ingredient playing an important role in the overall performance of the tea.
‘Happiness is not a mater of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.’ Thomas Merton
2. Everyone says TinyTea is ‘different’ to all the other ‘weight loss’ teas out there – can you elaborate?
Yes we certainly are and we really pride ourselves on this! The average ‘weight loss’ teas out there are pretty horrendous in the sense that they tend to contain a lot of laxatives.
TinyTeatox is a not a laxative tea at all!
TinyTea is a mix of 12 herbal ingredients that were chosen based upon Chinese Medicine Principles. The ingredients work together in the body to nourish the digestive system. From a TCM perspective, the digestive system is the corner stone of health – once this is functioning properly many positive side effects will follow on including; increased energy levels, rejuvenated skin, enhanced mood, reduction in cellulite/fluid and increased blood quality.
Basically TinyTea starts with the digestive system and creates the best game of dominos your insides have ever played!
3. What is your take on laxative teas then? Reviews can be mixed…
Laxatives are fantastic at making a person best friends with their toilet, but not much else. Apart from the fact that laxatives deplete the body of digestive and energetic well-being, they leave a person merely temporarily dehydrated… this is why people presume they’ve lost weight.
We don’t agree with or endorse laxatives as a ‘method’ of losing weight – however everyone is entitled to their own opinion!
4. If a customer purchases a TinyTea – do you recommend a particular diet or exercise plan?
Yes and we can’t stress enough how important eating well and exercising regularly is – both in general AND when doing our TinyTeatox.
With eating, our approach is quite different to the traditional Western way’ of eating. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, eating shouldn’t be about watching every calorie or limiting every fat. Your body needs to be nourished and this includes eating a balance of good fats, certain carbohydrates and protein. We endorse eating foods to serve a particular role of nourishment in the body. Food is your friend! More importantly, we promote eating meals that are easily digested by the body. The digestive system can become exhausted when trying to digest food that is difficult to digest such as cold fruits, raw vegetables and salads, starchy/fatty foods or too much water. When the system becomes exhausted, it’s ability to digest any food – good or bad – becomes compromised. This is where weight gain can become apparent. We explain the concept of creating and maintaining a healthy digestive system on our website at www.yourtea.com.
As for exercise – this is important! We don’t necessarily think everyone needs to slog it out at the gym each day as for some, it can deplete too much of their Qi.
Going for a brisk 3-5km walk each day, which some weight bearing exercises is vital for the body.
“When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, ‘It’s not the days that are old, it’s you that’s old.’ I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good.” Karl Lagerfield
5. Can girls just drink your TinyTeatox and expect amazing body results?
Yes and no.
Customers should notice change within their body without changing too much.
However, that magic potion that you drink to transform your body into a Victoria’s Secret model… is non-existent!
6. So who is behind YourTea?!
That is something we’ve decided to keep anonymous… We wanted our products to speak for themselves – which they’ve done with ease! We are a group of young entrepreneurs who love tea!
We can say though, we are very passionate about health and wellbeing – particularly Chinese Medicine. We use TCM and teas on a daily basis and have done for years – as this held us in such good health this is where the concept of YourTea stemmed from. We knew that while TCM doesn’t suit everyone, it can and has helped a lot of people cure all sorts of ailments. From decreasing the size of a derriere, to kicking a hangover up the derriere.
Maybe one day we will show our faces?! Until then, we think that YourTea is doing a great job of holding up the fort 😉
7. We noticed that you have an ambassador for your brand, why have you taken this approach?
Our ambassador is a lady named Natalie Kringoudis and she is a qualified Chinese Medicine Practitioner. We would never offer a blend of tea for sale that hasn’t been approved by her as she guarantees and agrees with their promoted functionality. More importantly, we felt that it was really important to provide our customers with information about the herbs and the intricate roles each herb performs.
8. What are you top 5 tips for losing bloat and excess fluid quickly?
1. Avoid raw fruits/salads/vegetables. Cook, heat up or blanch everything
2. Start the day with a glass of hot water and lemon
3. Eat larger meals in the morning, smaller at night and eat your last meal no later than 6:30/7pm (depending on what time you go to bed)
4. Sleep with a heat pack on your stomach
5. Unless you’re running marathons, try not to drink in excess of 1.5L of water, it can waterlog your body
9. What are your top 5 tips for beautiful skin
1. Eat lots of green, leafy vegetables ie; baby spinach, broccolini, beans, bok choy, asparagus and Kale
2. Take a handful of parsley and boil for 4 minutes in 2 cups of water – drink!
3. Buy some cold pressed coconut oil and smother your face in it at night before bed
4. Include almonds and flaxseeds in diet
5. Avoid sugar – it heats up the body, bloats the skin and can aggravate blemishes
‘Beauty is only skin deep. I think whats really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit.’ Jennifer Lopez.
10. Do you recommend a tea for everyday consumption?
Once your body is harmonized and working well following a course (or a few) of our Tiny Tea we certainly do!
We’ve designed “Her Tea” for exactly this purpose – it’s a blend of ingredients that aid in keeping the body balanced ongoing.
Alternately, an Oolong tea is fantastic for everyday consumption too. In addition to Oolong Tea leaves our ‘Her Tea’ contains Goji Berries, Juniper Berries, Nettle Leaf, Chrysanthemum, Lavender Flower and Ginger – a potent blend jam packed with antioxidants and vitamins to support your immune system and general well-being.
I sincerly thank YourTEa for their time (YES I am so curious as to who these masterminds are behind this amazing product!)
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Happy Monday gorgeous lovers; todays thought, be present in the moment, accept all that you are right now, and be thankful. You have created the amazing life that you are living.
Love & light, Charlie x.
Yourtea are sponsoring my event Be Well; 12 steps to Wellness, held at Anytime Fitness Randwick. October 9th – 6pm, $25, call now 02 9326 6155.