Review of Fruiteatox 14 Day Detox Tea

Now I am a girl who loves her cups of tea. Not a day goes by when I don’t help myself to a cup of tea. It’s fair to say it’s an integral part of my daily routine. Blogging has enlightened my tea palate encouraging me to try a variety of new teas. So when I was Fruiteatox contacted me and asked if I would like to try their 14 day Teatox programme I of course said yes. Fruiteatox is a UK based detox tea company born out of a passion to live a healthy stress-free lifestyle. The teas are made from 100% natural ingredients using real fruit. The 14 Day Teatox includes a pouch of Lemon Daytox Tea containing 14 pyramid teabags to be drunk every morning for 2 weeks and a pouch of Orange Sleeptox Tea containing 7 pyramid teabags to be enjoyed every other night before bed for 2 weeks. All ingredients are naturally sourced, gluten free and suitable for vegans. The teas are said to support weight loss, promote radiant skin and boost your metabolism as part of an active and healthy lifestyle. I have to admit to being a tad unsure of what to expect. To be honest I just wanted to enjoy the teas and if I noticed any of the health benefits this would be a bonus.

Onto the packaging the tea is packed in a simple brown packages. To the top centre is their brand logo and to the bottom it is clearly labelled as either the Daytox or Sleeptox on a white background. Simple but effective. I also liked the ability to easily re-seal the packet to keep the freshness of the tea. On the back of the packets there is information about the tea, how to make your tea and a disclaimer.


Onto the ingredients list. For the Daytox ginseng, ginger root, yerba mate, liquorice root, tie kuan yin oolong, lemon grass, fennel seed, lemon peel is listed. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list. There is a warning that the tea is packaged in a factory that handles nuts. For the Sleeptox chamomile, senna, valerian root, hawthorn leaves, lavender, orange peel, and orange oil are listed. There is a warning that the tea is packaged in a factory that handles nuts.

On opening the Daytox packet I was greeted by vibrant lemon which was very inviting. This remained the same on my famous close up sniff test although weakened slightly on smelling an individual teabag. I added freshly boiled water to the tea and infused as instructed. The water soon changed to the light yellow colour. As the tea infused with the water a delightful and inviting lemon aroma was produced. It reminded me slightly of a Lemsip I mean this in a positive way. I was unable to smell the other elements to this tea and was hoping for a hint of ginger but this really didn’t matter. More importantly the liquorice root didn’t overpower the other ingredients to this tea which is important to me as I can personally find this an overpowering ingredient and has impacted on the aromas of other teas that I have tried. On sipping the tea it was just like its aroma. The lemon took centre stage. It was definitely a lemon tea with faint undertones of ginger root and liquorice noted. It was a shame that I was not able to taste all of the ingredients to the tea, but on this occasion it didn’t matter. It was a comforting soothing yet refreshing tea with a lemon kick.

On opening the Sleeptox packet I was greeted by a mixed aroma of chamomile senna and orange. The senna was quiet overpowering and slightly off-putting. This remained the same on my famous close up sniff test although weakened slightly on smelling an individual teabag. I added freshly boiled water to the tea and infused as instructed. The water soon changed to the light yellow/brown colour. As the tea infused with the water an uninviting senna aroma with faint undertones of chamomile and orange was produced. I was unable to smell the other elements to this tea and was hoping for a hint of lavender. I found the aroma to be quiet off-putting and if I am honest I struggled to start sipping the tea. On sipping the tea I was a little surprised it wasn’t really like its aroma. It was flavour was pretty nondescript-descript and slightly bland. I was able to taste the chamomile but it wasn’t the nicest I have tried, this was intermingled with a very faint hint of senna and orange.

So did I see any benefits from undertaking the 14 day Fruiteatox? I am afraid not. I did not notice any weight loss. I thought it may have initially helped with my bloated stomach but this fluctuates and it was certainly present half way through. As for my skin no change there either. I certainly didn’t have an improved sleep pattern or an extra burst of energy either. On a positive note I really enjoyed drinking the detox lemon. I had it first thing in the morning and I enjoyed its aroma and flavour and found it to be a refreshing yet comforting tea. It was not a tea that I would normally choose to start the day but after this I would certainly purchase daytox lemon tea on its own.

Disclaimer: I received a sample of this tea in return for an honest review. All of the opinions are honest and my own.
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Review of London Tea Company Sencha Green Tea

As a lady who enjoys her cups of tea on a daily basis I am always on the lookout for new teas to try. Yet for some unknown reason I tend to drink very little green tea. This is strange as it is a great tea to be enjoyed milk free so it is therefore perfect for dairy free me. I have tried a couple of brands of green tea of varying qualities. So when London Tea Company contacted me and I asked if I wished to try some of their teas I said yes. One of the samples they sent was sencha green tea.

I liked the design of the packaging with this tea. It was light green with picture of the logo of the London Tea Company in the style of a table and chair. On top of the table is a cup of tea. Simple yet clever. Onto the ingredients only sencha green tea is listed. There are there no allergens highlighted or any may contain warnings listed. It is also labelled as being suitable for a vegan diet.

On opening the packet I have to admit to be a tad disappointed I wasn’t really greeted by any aroma. I was hoping for a slightly grassy meadow that I associate with green tea. There was a hint of this on my famous close up sniff test, but it was quiet faint. I placed the teabag in my teacup and added my slightly cooled freshly boiled hot water. I left the tea to infuse with the hot water as instructed. The hot water soon changed to a light brown/green colour. The aroma from the tea did not intensify and remained the same, even on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea I could taste the delicate grassy element. This made a pleasant change to other green teas that I have tried which have had a stronger slightly bitter flavour. It was nice to experience a lighter green tea. It was a nice refreshing tea that somehow had a nice soothing and comforting effect as I drank it. I personally think that it would be a nice tea to be enjoyed in the afternoon.

So would I recommend this green tea, yes definitely. I liked the delicate subtle aroma and flavour of this tea. It was a light refreshing yet and soothing tea. So if you fancy a milk free tea, why not give this green tea a try. So thank you London tea Company for producing a light refreshing green tea. No doubt I shall be purchasing some in the near future.

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this tea. All of the opinions in this post are honest and not influenced by this.

Review of London Tea Company Zingy Lemon and Ginger Tea

As a lady who enjoys her cups of tea on a daily basis I am always on the lookout for new teas to try. I am really enjoying my quest to find new caffeine free teas to try. So when London Tea Company contacted me and I asked if I wished to try some of their teas I said yes. One of the samples they sent was a zingy lemon and ginger tea. I saved it until the new year to try as part of my quest to really reduce my caffeine intake.
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I liked the design of the packaging with this tea. It was bright vibrant orange with picture of the logo of the London Tea Company in the style of a table and chair. On top of the table is a cup of tea. Simple yet clever. Onto the ingredients this surprised me a little if I am honest as apple pieces are listed as the first ingredient. There are there no allergens highlighted or any may contain warnings listed. It is also labelled as being suitable for a vegan diet. On opening the tea I was immediately hit with the aroma of apple with faint undertones of ginger and lemon. This surprised me although apple was listed as the first ingredient I expected the teabag to smell of lemon and ginger, not apple. On my close up sniff test this aroma didn’t intensify and remained the same.
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I placed the teabag in my cup and added my freshly boiled hot water. The hot water soon changed to a pale misty style yellow/orange colour. I left the tea to infuse with the hot water as instructed. I could predominantly smell the ginger with a subtle undertone of lemongrass. The apple aroma seemed to disappear. On sipping the tea my taste buds initially seemed to get hit by lemon followed by a warming ginger. This made a pleasant change as sometimes I find the ginger to be a little too strong and overpowering. I enjoyed this tea it was refreshing yet soothing on my stomach at the same time.
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So would I recommend this tea definitely. It was nice to have a lemon and ginger tea whereby the ginger element was subtle and not too strong and slightly overpowering. The combination of the lemongrass and ginger worked well together. This made for a refreshing tea. So thank you London Tea Company for producing an enjoyable lemon and ginger tea.

Disclaimer I received a free sample of this tea. All opinions in this review are honest and my own.

Review of Mighty leaf organic earl grey tea

Our first part of our journey on the California Zepher started in Chicago. We got complimentary use of the lounge whilst we waited to board the train. My friends went exploring to find out what food and wine they could sample I went straight to the hot drinks section. To my amazement there was a little selection of teas and it wasn’t Lipton. It consisted of earl grey and decaffeinated breakfast teas from a company called Mighty leaf. As you can as you imagine I was a little excited. So I got a cup added the hot water and grabbed a teabag, or silken package as I later found out.
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I Googled the Mighty leaf website to check the ingredients and it consists of organic black tea leaves and organic bergamot oil. No allergens are highlighted in the ingredients list and there is a no may contain warning. It is also listed as being gluten free and suitable for vegans.
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On opening the package there was a delightful aroma of bergamot intermingled with a slightly strong black tea. I was unable to work out what tea this was. Not only was this a posh teabag it smelt wonderful. This was looking promising. It had a recommended brewing time of 4 minutes, so I let the tea infuse with the hot water for this time. What I noticed was the lack of aroma it had simply disappeared, even on my close up sniff test it just about smelt like a weak everyday black tea. On sipping the tea it tasted like a reasonable quality black tea, what had happened to the bergamot ? I was a little disappointed to say the least. On a positive note I preferred it to the Lipton tea that had been on board the train on our trip from New York. So I had another cup as I knew that I was about to embark on a long journey with limited access to tea. I also grabbed an extra one to have on the train after my dinner. I put this somewhere so safe that I couldn’t find it. I found it once I had unpacked at home. So I gave it another try to ascertain if it tasted any different with freshly boiled water and in a nice tea cup. Sadly, its the aroma and flavour were just the same as I remembered.
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So would I recommend this earl grey tea ? I’m afraid not. The initial exciting aroma just seemed to disappear and I was unable to taste the bergamot. Sorry Mighty leaf this tea just wasn’t for me.

Review of Teapigs apple & cinnamon tea

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My mission to reduce my caffeine intake continues to prove successful. I am still discovering lots of caffeine free teas, fruit and or herbal infusions. So I was a little excited when I was lucky enough to receive a free sample of the Teapigs apple & cinnamon tea. I couldn’t wait to dive in and give them a try as it seemed like the perfect autumnal tea.
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As it was a sample there were no ingredients listed on the packaging. So I went straight onto the Teapigs website to check that they were safe for me to try. The tea primarily contains apple (38%), cinnamon (25%) alongside apple pomace (20%), roasted chicory root, citric acid, sweet blackberry leaves, and natural flavourings. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list. It is highlighted that they are made in a factory that handles nuts. They are labelled as being both dairy and gluten free and suitable for vegans.
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On opening the packaging I was greeted by the sweet aroma of both apple and cinnamon. The intensity of this didn’t intensify on the close up sniff test. It reminded me of a nice apple crumble. I was really looking forward to giving this tea a try. I just hoped that the lovely aroma remained the same or intensified on infusing with the hot water. I have tried and reviewed several teas when the aroma and flavour seem to diminish once the tea is added to the hot water. Fingers crossed this wouldn’t be the case.
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I placed the tea in my cup and let it infuse with the hot water for 5 minutes as instructed. The water soon changed to a light orange / brown colour. The aroma from the tea seemed to weaken as it infused with the water. It was only on my close sniff up test that I could smell a hint of apple and cinnamon. On sipping the tea the flavour was weaker than I had hoped. I could taste the subtle flavours of both the apples and cinnamon, but these were weaker than I had hoped. I was anticipating a refreshing yet comforting tea, but sadly this wasn’t the case. It was a light refreshing beverage that had a hint of apple and cinnamon. Completely different to the warm comforting autumnal tea that I had hoped for in both aroma and flavour.

So would I recommend this tea. If you want a light refreshing tea with just a hint of apple and cinnamon than this could be for you. If however, you want a tea that reminds you of an apple crumble then I think you may be a tad disappointed. I’m sorry Teapigs but this tea just wasn’t for me.

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product. All of the opinions in this review are honest and my own.