So I’m back on the reviewing wagon and I’m starting off with this lovely little number I acquired shortly before Christmas.
Pu’erh Tea by Slimming Solutions
So what is Pu’erh Tea, you ask?
Well, this is the description on the box..
“Pu’erh Tea is a traditional Chinese tea commonly used as an aid for weight loss helping with fat metabolism, burning calories and digestion. Drinking a cup of Pu’erh Tea after each meal is the correct way to use tea as a metabolism booster.
For weight loss, it is recommended to drink two to three cups a day after meals for three months, then a cup a day for weight maintenance.”
But this tea boasts Victoria Beckham amongst it’s fans- and nothing says slim-chic glamour quite like dear old VB does it? So I was mega excited to trial this particular product!
So- how does it work?
The people at Pu’erh recommend you have a cup of the tea after each meal. The “Brucey bonus”, if you like, is that the tea can be used to make two cups, meaning you get more for your money.
A box containing 20 tea bags will therefore do you for 40 post-meal cups. That’s 40 cups of tea all for £14.95! I have to say, price wise, that pees all over some other big name brands that charge a mighty £10.99 for 7 teabags, that can only be used once… No names being mentioned but if you’re knowledgable in the detox tea world, you can guess which brand I’m talking about here!
**One thing I might point out is that it took me a while to realise that you can reuse the little bags- that the tea bags come individually wrapped in- to transport your once used tea bag in between meals. I don’t know if this is the intention of the little bags because it doesn’t say it on the box. But for a few days I was using little sandwich bags before I discovered the extra use of little bag wraps, so I thought I’d point that out for future tea drinkers!**
The ingredients stated on the box are:
“Pu-erh (70%) Rosehip (16%) Water Lily (7%) Cassia Tora (7%)
Naturally sugar free with no artificial additives”
I have to say- I love the flavour of this tea! It’s delicate, it’s light, it’s comforting. It’s a winner in my books! No sharp overpowering flavours come up to smack you in the face. It’s just lovely.
Any side effects?
I can’t find any potential side effects listed on the box or website, so I take that to mean you shouldn’t get any. And I didn’t. Not nasty ones anyway!
When testing out some other brands I’ve experienced headaches, dehydration and stomach cramps to name a few. With Pu’erh I experienced none of the above. In fact, I believe it helped my digestion positively! I suffer with IBS and therefore get lots of cramping and bloating. In my two weeks drinking Pu’erh I experienced no cramping and my bloating was quickly eased after my post-meal cuppa!
But the big question is- do they work?
And the answer is, with this particular brand, yes. I’ve had success. Alongside my usual diet of relatively healthy eating (with the occasional treat thrown in!) I managed to lose 2.5 pounds in the first week and a further 2 pounds in the second week- this might not sound like a life changing amount but if you know me, you’ll know I struggle to lose big weekly. My general weight loss is usually 0.5-1 pound a week, so this tea has actually helped my weight loss 3 fold!!
So- final question, would I buy the tea?
Yes! Pu’erh now has another loyalist to add to their lists! I would buy this tea again (in fact, since drinking my last load, I have put in an order!) But I wouldn’t just buy this tea for the weight loss element.
See this tea is simply LOVELY! Again, if you know me, you’ll know I love tea. I mean LOVE tea. All the tea, all the time. Black, white, herbal, green, loose leaf- you name it, it’s in my cupboard!
This tea, is delightful. It’s subtle, it’s calming, it’s perfect for a post-meal drink and, most importantly, it helped control my bloating and IBS. It was excellent! And I don’t think the prices are too steep. Slimming solutions actually do lots of great bulk buy deals too which is fab 👍🏼
Overall rating? 5 big fat stars from me!
Competitively priced? ✅
Free from side effects? ✅
Weight loss achieved? ✅
Overall experience enjoyable? ✅
Well done Pu’erh!
***I was given a free two week sample to trial this product but, as always, the opinions here are 100% my own. I have not been paid to write this review.***