Before we get started, I just wanted to point out that i'm not looking to lose weight and I do not whatsoever believe that I 'need' to. With only 2 and a half weeks until my holiday, i'm definitely feeling the pressure to reduce any bloat and trim down as much as possible before I step onto the beach in just my bikini, and that's where Skinny Boo tea comes in.
Being a huge instagram addict (find my profile here), i've noticed in the past few months that there is a crazy amount of people jumping on the tea-tox wagon, immediately making me curious - and here I am today finding out for myself what the crack is and why people love this stuff so much. I went for the Skinny Boo teatox (Lucy Watson's teatox of choice) which is a delicious blend of oolong tea, cinnamon, lemon myrtle, mate green, nettle leaves and ginger - that claims to boost metabolism, regulate blood sugar levels, suppress appetite, burn calories and assist with food digestion - all by drinking just 2 cups a day, morning and evening, alongside a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle.
Upon opening the packet, the first thing that hit me was the smell of ginger and cinnamon. I'm a huge fan of ginger flavours so this was a lovely surprise for me, and on brewing the tea, this smell just got even more delicious.
If you're used to herbal teas or green teas, the taste will definitely not be a problem for you. I'm a huge green tea drinker, so I don't have any issues drinking any other teas, but if you haven't before, it may be an acquired taste for you - but I find it is definitely sweet enough from the cinnamon flavours to enjoy.
The first cup definitely perked me up a little and gave me a bit of an energy boost after a long night shift and lack of sleep lately, it was exactly what I needed to get through my day. It also helped curb my usual headache that I get when I wake up from my abnormal sleeping pattern, which was like a heaven-send for me.
I had my second cup at around 11pm and I was super tired, and again, the tea perked me up and gave me an energy boost (enough to keep me up to finish working at home), but keeping me relaxed enough to sleep.
So, that's day one over and i'm really excited for the next 14 days to learn all of the benefits from this tea (it's my new fave already, just from the flavour!). Bring on day two!