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Bootea offers a novel detox programme called a Teatox that you can take over 14 or 28 days simply by drinking two different types of tea. The advertising claims that the Bootea Teatox will get you the figure you want but medical opinion is not convinced that detoxing even works.

We take a look at Bootea to find out whether it is worth trying or is just a cleverly marketed diet supplement that comes with a good name and image.

Bootea Pros

  • Website looks good
  • Social media presence seems fun

Bootea Cons

  • Negative side effects reported
  • Detoxing is a waste of time according to medical opinion
  • Unlikely to work in the way advertised
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Bootea Detox Diet Tea

Bootea Review

Bootea Facts

  • Bootea is a UK company but ship all over the World
  • Contains natural ingredients
  • Causes unpleasant side effects

Bootea is a new diet supplement on the market that comes in the form of two types of tea – the Daytime Detox and the Bedtime Cleanse. The aim is that you should drink a cup of each tea over a two-week period or a month and it will help you lose weight and detoxify your system. Bootea also comes with a free diet plan you can follow for added results.

Bootea is a UK based company (no other details are supplied though) that according to the advertising specialises in 100% natural health supplements. The Bootea range comprises of the two teas, which you buy as a complete package, but they are available to buy individually as well.

Bootea Daytime Cleanse is a loose tea, which you drink in the morning and contains stimulant yerba mate and Bedtime Cleanse described as a colon cleanse comes in tea bag form, is stimulant free, and should be taken just before bedtime.

According to the company, the daytime tea will suppress your appetite and give you energy.

Chinese drinking teaThe Bedtime cleanse said to remove toxins, contains laxative Senna and will ensure you open your bowels 8 hours after taking. This sounds alarming and makes you wonder what will happen if you happen to be a heavy sleeper and sleep in longer than 8 hours! You take the Bedtime cleanse every other night.

As well as the tea, the website offers a free diet plan, which you can download as a PDF file, but there is no reason why you should use this plan over any other diet regime.

You are advised to avoid meat products while you are on your detox but apart from this, it is hard to see what special significance the diet plan has for detoxing or for taking with the tea.

It looks a fairly ordinary low calorie diet plan to us and you will probably lose weight it you follow it to the letter. Many detoxes advise you to avoid tea coffee and alcohol but this is not mentioned in the product information.

The Bootea advertising is slick and professional and has a cutting edge appeal. The name itself – Bootea a play on words around the word booty – meaning Butt, ass, specifically female posterior – as defined by the urban dictionary and the website features an image of the sort of backside that many women would love to have!

The company are fully engaged with social media with a twitter account a Facebook page and even an Instagram account which you can join and see images as well as uploading your own.

The Instagram account seems to have backfired a bit for Bootea, as many of the comments on the Instagram page are along the lines of customers not having received their Bootea packages in the post.

Shockingly, the company have entered into dialogue on this public forum and have included customer’s confidential PayPal account information for the world to see. There also is an issue of non-delivery because many customers do not appear to have received the orders they have paid for.

Bootea supposedly provides a method for detoxing and this in itself is questionable. According to medical opinion, detoxing and the notion of removing so called toxins from the body is unnecessary.

Detoxification is a cornerstone of many alternative medicinal practices but scientists have dismissed this practice.

Respected UK medical charity Sense about Science concluded that,

‘detox’, as used in product marketing, is a myth and worryingly many of the claims about how the body works were wrong and in some cases the suggested remedies were potentially dangerous.


You may also be interested in reading our article on the dangers of detox diet pills.

Bootea Concerns:

  • The ingredients may be unsafe
  • Lengthy shipping delays and dispatch problems
  • The advertised benefits of Bootea are misleading

What Does Bootea Claim To Do?

The Bootea advertising claims to “get you the figure you want with an intense mix of natural ingredients” and claims five key benefits:

  • Burn Fat and Lose Weight
  • Increase Your Metabolism
  • Suppress Your Appetite
  • Improve Your Skin
  • Detox Your Body

The advertising also claims,

At Bootea, we like to encourage each and every person to feel good about themselves. Today’s magazines & media have distorted what beauty is and created an impossible stereotype.

Despite this worthy statement, the advertisers have done exactly what they have criticised today’s the media for doing, and have used impossible stereotype image themselves for their advertising.

Most of us could drink all the detox tea in the world and not get a body like the one used on the Bootea advertising.

So What Is Bootea and What Are The Ingredients For Bootea?

Bootea is a range of two types of tea. You drink one cup of Daytime Detox in the morning at morning and then a cup of Bedtime Cleanse every other night before bedtime. One tea is supposed to perk you up, help you burn fat and lose weight. The other is described as a colon cleanser and is essentially a laxative.

Daytime Detox contains the following ingredients:

  • Chinese Oolong tea: Type of green tea and a powerful source of antioxidants. Drinking green tea is good for health but there is just not enough substantiated evidence to support the idea that drinking green tea or slimming teas truly results in weight loss. See our earlier investigation into green tea.
  • Maté leaves: Have proven effective for weight loss and contain high levels of flavanoids and antioxidants. This stimulant contains caffeine, but amounts contained in the tea are not disclosed. See our earlier article on Yerba Mate.
  • Ginger root: Culinary ingredient and flavouring often used to treat stomach upsets
  • Fennel seeds: commonplace herb with aniseed flavour and an ingredient in gripe water – given to babies as a cure for wind. Fennel is a diuretic.
  • Lemongrass: When taken in large enough quantities lemon grass can have a calming effect. It is used as a tea in some countries.
  • Dandelion leaf: Is a well known diuretic. It may cause you to urinate more depending on quantities included in the tea (not given)
  • Ginseng root: Medicinal root with numerous potential benefits to health and a high number of side effects included high blood pressure or low blood pressure. Common ingredient in herbal teas or tisanes.
  • Gotu Kola leaves: Also called Centella. Indian vegetable often used as an ingredient in a soft drink. Although touted for its health benefits there is no evidence it has any particular effect upon illness or weight loss.
  • Nettle leaves: Well-known weed with Diuretic properties.

The Bedtime Cleanse does not contain stimulants but will have a laxative effect. Contents include:

  • Senna leaves: Senna is a natural plant that contains a chemical called sennoside, which irritates the lining of the bowel and creates a laxative effect. According to the American Herbal Products Association, the leaves are harsh and the association warns against long-term use. They suggest that products containing Senna leaves should come with a health warning. Source: Senna Web MD
  • Peppermint leaves: Natural plant leaves often drunk as a tea. Used medicinally to treat bloating and stomach disorders.
  • Fenugreek seeds: Indian spice familiar to many as the pungent aroma of some types of curry. Fenugreek may play a role in the treatment of diabetes by improving glucose tolerance.
  • Liquorice root: May have many medicinal benefits but should always be taken in moderation because of potential side effects. Believed to have a laxative effect
  • Burdock root: British medicinal herb that works a laxative.
  • Hawthorn leaves: Are used medicinally for digestive problems and works as a diuretic. Avoid if taking other medication because it interacts with many prescription drugs. Can cause drowsiness. Source: Web MD
  • Valerian root: Natural herb that is well known as a remedy against insomnia. Might help you sleep
  • Psyllium seeds: Come from an Indian plant Plantago Ovata and a source of dietary fibre. Can cause allergic reactions in many people but may have potential health benefits.

So What Does All This Mean?

The Daytime Detox contains many ingredients that will cause you to urinate more frequently so may cause you to lose water weight although it is unlikely to do anything else.

There is no reason why daytime tea should reduce your appetite and the energy boosting qualities will probably not exceed those you get from drinking an ordinary cup of tea or coffee.

Green tea is good for health but has not been proven to promote weight loss and some of the other ingredients may cause side effects.

The Bedtime Cleanse is essentially a laxative combined with a diuretic. It seems counter intuitive to go to bed after taking a laxative and you may be up in the night to visit the bathroom. Some of the ingredients can cause side effects.

Does Bootea Have Any Side Effects?

Bootea has a whole range of potential side effects.

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain. According to the American Herbal Association has recommended that products containing Senna leaves should come with a health warning
  • It is a laxative so you can expect sudden and unpredictable bowel movements especially at first.
  • The teas have a diuretic effect so can cause dehydration.
  • Hawthorn can cause interactions with other prescription medicines
  • Ginseng can cause a range of side effects including high blood pressure and low blood pressure.
  • Bootea can interact with contraceptive pills and you are advised to use condoms while taking the teas.
  • Taking laxatives is not recommended and can cause your body to become dependent on them according to the NHS


Caution: Avoid if pregnant or breast-feeding and do not take Bootea if you are taking prescription medicine or have an existing medical condition. Avoid if you suffer from digestive problems such as IBS or abdominal pain. Avoid if you take oral contraceptive because Bootea will interfere with the contraceptive function making it useless.

Any Bootea Reviews From Customers?

Bootea is only available from the product website so there are no independent customer reviews available. However there appears to be a problem with shipping delays and many customers have been kept waiting according the company’s Instagram page.

So Does Bootea Work?


Bootea is touted as a detox product and there is no medical reason why you should need to detox because your liver and kidneys can carry out this process without any help from you.

The teas mainly have a laxative and diuretic effect and although this may help you lose some weight initially, it is not healthy and not recommended for health.

Bootea does not look as safe as drinking ordinary green tea and will probably not help you get the body you have always dreamed of.

Where Can I Buy Bootea?

Bootea is available from the product website.

The 14 day teatox comprises of 14 days supply of Daytime and 7 servings of Bedtime and costs £14.99. The 28 day Teatox costs £27.99.

14 days supply of Bedtime Cleanse (or 7 teabags) costs £7.99. 14 days supply of Daytime (loose tea) costs £7.99.

Shipping is free to UK addresses. It costs £3.00 to ship to Europe and the rest of the world costs £5.00 and takes between 5-10 days.

What About A Guarantee

No money back guarantee is on offer.

Watchdog Verdict

Bootea benefits from some powerful advertising and a lively social media presence and the teas look stylish, healthy and natural. However, the ingredients are questionable and can cause a wide range of unpleasant side effects. Added to this if you take oral contraception it will not work and if you take other prescription medicine, it may interact.

In addition, many customers have been left waiting for their products and the Bootea customer service team have given confidential customer PayPal information out on their Instagram page. All this in addition to the medical advice warning about detoxing in general, leads us to only one conclusion and that is to reject this product.

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  1. Emily says:

    I have to say, I tried this teatox when it first launch back in summer 2013 and it really does work in making you feel less bloated and certainly gives you a kickstart (that most people want) to reach your weightloss goals. I had no side effects, but felt amazing after the 14 days!

  2. Sophie says:

    Still waiting for an order i made nearly 2 months ago. The responses on email are automatic as i have emailed so many times i realise they replied the same message. I’m very annoyed and want my
    Money back

  3. Brittany says:

    I’m using this product right now, and it’s says the bedtime teas gives a laxative effect…. I haven’t had a laxative effect once… Just stomach pains and gas… I can tell a difference about my eating habits, I’m eating less amounts of food. But other than that I don’t feel like it’s cleaning my colon out at all…

  4. callum says:

    i bought the 14 day pack two days ago and it has arrived today i have yet to try it and wish i had read this post before i had bought it. ill post to let you know how it works.

  5. Faye says:

    The product works without a doubt but had to stop after one night time tea bag I have had the laxative effect for nearly a week!

  6. Hannah says:

    This tea does work!

  7. Megan says:

    Bootea is great I’m currently using it! no side affects and the laxative effect isn’t bad it just helps cleanse your colon! I’m not snacking inbetween meals so I find it to be really good! don’t see why people are giving it such bad reviews apart from the delivery which I didn’t have any problems with!

  8. Moya says:

    Don’t understand this “review” at all, apart from the shipping (which I did not have a problem with). This tea is making me feel less bloated, more awake (I do not feel more awake with normal tea) and I feel generally healthier! Maybe try the tea before slating it on a review…

  9. Candie says:

    Hi there I’m from canada and I’ve tried 5 times to buy it at the last step it says that it doesn’t work does anyone had problems purchasing it ??

  10. gb says:

    I’m in Canada too and just ordered it last night. My order was processed without any problems and I got an E-mail this morning saying it has already been shipped out. Maybe just try it again because they definitely do ship to Canada.

  11. LM says:

    I think Bootea is a massive scam. Iv’e ordered a 14 day supply (twice in the space of six months just to double check) And both times I have lost no weight, and just had the sh*** for 2 weeks straight. Sorry to be blunt. Do not have it before a day out because I nearly exploded at work! It is good for surprising appetite, and tastes nice, but that is all.

  12. Abbie says:

    I tried this product and it is really awful! After waiting around for the product, which showed up a week late after having to continuously email bootea, I started to experience bad stomach pains. I did not lose any weight or see a reduction in my appetite. I suggest people look elsewhere as there are better products on the market! I came accorss nutrientmanager, and they sell weight loss capsules, which I have tried and work…I think they’re also making a tea, so waiting for that!!

    • Abbie says:

      sorry guys, I should have said…i found nutrientmanager on ebay! the company is called nutrientwise. They are in the process of making a site!

  13. emma says:

    can i drink if i have period

  14. Irina says:

    Do you gain wait after you stop drinking it?

  15. Carrie says:

    I am doing this teatox for the second time this year (first was in Jan – 28 day detox and now I’m doing a 14 day) I must say delivery was quick and I really like this product – it works with bloating which I have a problem with and I feel energised and healthy. Even if it were just a placebo effect (which its not – IT WORKS) then I don’t see the problem if it helps people who find it hard to stick to diets, knuckle down for a few weeks and look after their bodies. The effects are real – I lost 10lbs in the 28 day teatox and I only put 1lb back on when I slacked a bit shortly after due to going out to dine a bit too much – I personally couldn’t thank Bootea enough as they gave me a boost to help me loose that last bit of baby weight! Yey Bootea! x

  16. Brit says:

    I think all these people who are slated it are not eating healthy in general or do not take care of their bodies on a regular basis. Seriously Bootea works its great! I lost 5lbs in 2 weeks from doing the 2 week detox, followed the advise of no alcohol, coffee, meat and dairy, other than that I ate my normal healthy meals with exceptions of a few chocolates here and there, worked out my normal 5 days a week, and felt great the whole time, no bad side effects either. I needed it after a holiday I had and let myself go with loads of food and wine.
    Maybe understand knocking about shipping, but if you want to loose weight and look great it all begins with taking care of yourself first, you cant expect anything to be a miracle drug. So if you looking to give your self a little help with a few pounds to that wont shed defiantly recommend!

    • ginger says:

      if you want to looseweight just go to a restaurant with terrible reviews you will lose your appetite, i lost 5lbs in a week by doing something like that

  17. Chelsea says:

    Will I lose my butt if I do this? Because I don’t want a smaller ass.

  18. Bryan Armstrong says:

    Holland and Barrett now stock Bootea

  19. Shell says:

    Why cant you use it whilst pregnant? I don’t understand?

    • ...*... says:

      Why on earth would you take this if you are pregnant? Your body needs to hold on to as many nutrients as it possible can, not flush them out of you. Laxatives should be avoided when pregnant anyway let alone the other stuff in this tea.

      I dont understand why you would even be trying to lose weight WHILE your pregnant. Maybe thought of thinking about the baby’s health instead of your own vanity for 9 months or so?
      Detox when its done.

  20. Freya says:

    Can I drink tea and coffee, I’m confused I’ve searched online and on the website but it doesn’t mentions anything ?

  21. Vicky says:

    Was really excited to start taking this product, loved the packaging… Everything about it was appealing! Enjoyed the daytime tea, tasted absolutely fine, as did the nighttime tea. However, the laxative effects the next morning were absolutely awful, I had stomach pains, nausea and had to call in late to work. I was extremely disappointed with this, as I had read such good reviews about the product. Needless to say, I didn’t continue to use it!

  22. natalie says:

    Only plus side was I felt less bloated – no visible weight loss. You don’t feel the laxative effect until the 3rd/4th day and it is horrible. Headaches, dizziness and cramps. Although not a listed side effect I believe it brought on my period earlier than it should be and it was an awful amount than normal. Waste of money :(

  23. gillian shepherd says:

    I have diabetes and take metformin, satins, asprin, will it be ok

  24. Sarah says:

    I’m currently on my 14 day detox and I must say the bedtime night cleanse does it’s job except this morning I woke up with horrible abdominal pain and it was so bad it woke me up from my sleep, they should warn you about this I know a laxative effect makes you go to the toilet a lot but this morning was just pain and not going off so this concerned me a lot however the daytime tea does make me feel less hungry I do believe boo tea works you just have to eat well with it and exercise it’s not a miracle tea it’s just a push start In a healthier direction without diet and exercise you won’t lose weight in my opinion, so far so good with this tea just they should warn you about abdominal pain

  25. Kathy says:

    I started this plan last Friday, taking the daily detox tea in the morning and the bedtime cleanse as instructed before going to bed. I was woken up 8 hours later with the most crippling stomach gripes; which has lasted for three days. Yes it is one Sunday and I am still having to rush to the loo every few hours! I have had the most horrendous headache and have felt cold and shivery and completely out of sorts. I hasten to add that after Friday I stopped taking both teas as I couldn’t risk feeling any worse. I am now going to have to risk amore bouts as I am going to visit a local chemist for advice! If this is what happens after one night cleanse, I really do question what is in those bags. I will definitely not be taking Bootea again and definitely will not be recommending it to anyone, as far as I am concerned I have waisted £20!!

  26. Jess says:

    Bootea at first wasn’t that bad to me until about a week or so into it , I started getting sick all the time from it and my stomach was kinda sensitive to a lot of things after taking the tea so I stopped..
    I’m feeling better now that I don’t use it tbh

  27. brenda says:

    Where can I buy this in california usa

  28. Samantha says:

    This product does not work just by itself! In order to get clear results you MUST exercise and eat healthy. It may not work for certain people because they might be allergic to an ingredient or it just doesn’t work for their type of body makeup (genetics wise). You must do your RESEARCH to find out what’s best for you!

  29. Taylor says:

    I completely agree with Samantha, shes right, You can’t just expect this tea to change your whole body in 2 weeks. You have to eat right and have to exercise ALOT. If the product doesn’t work for you then you just don’t need to be using it, everyone’s body is different. Just because some silly site says it doesn’t work your not going to try it? The contraceptive pill thing on this site is INVALID!! It’s not true that its going to completely inactivate your pills, you have to take them 4-5 hours before the laxative effect. everything you guys are complaining about is on their site as a warning. It’s your fault for not reading all the possibilities. This isn’t going to change anything if you don’t actually get your ass off the couch and do something, its there to help you lose weight, not lose it for you.

  30. Mary Adams says:

    You can find this tea elsewhere other than the product website. It is available currently in UK Holland & Barratt stores at a great offer of buy one get one half price.

  31. Lou says:

    I took bootea for two months, using the bedtime cleanse only about once a week. If you take them during the day then you will go in the evening. Stomach pain was crippling and had a massive laxative effect and lasted the whole day. The daytime tea tasted nice and I did like it and felt less bloated and my stomach felt and looked slimmer definitely. HOWEVER now that I have stopped taking it due to the cost, my stomach has gone back to exactly what it was before, even though my eating habits have not changed much and I’m still a regular gym buddy. Quite annoyed about this. I am now just buying tea from the supermarket, such as green tea, peppermint tea or herbal tea.

  32. Kayla says:

    I was really excited to try this tea, which I ordered a week ago and still haven’t recieved. I’m nervous I won’t get it all now due to all the bad reviews on shipping. Also the messing with your contraceptive has really freaked me out because I cannot have that at all. Something that messes with a contraceptive that’s not an antibiotic sounds very risky and strange to me if its all natural products. I guess we’ll see how it goes.

    • brittany says:

      Did you receive a confirmtation email? And did you get your package yet? I ordered my tea a few days ago and I still haven’t gotten an email

  33. Mandy says:

    This tea is absolutely brilliant. I’ve been urinating and excavating for England. I’ve had no side effects whatsoever. I suffer from waterworks and bowel problems and Boo tea has helped me to be regular. I intend to get a bigger box next time and I’ve lost weight using this product. Well done Boo tea 5 stars I love it

  34. al says:

    This tea made me feel so ill, I felt faint constantly it has lead to IBS as soon as I stopped drinking it I put more weight back on than I lost in the first place, my bowels have not recovered after drinking this tea. Waste of time do not reccomend

  35. louise hulme says:

    Hya started this yesterday. Had morning tea got head ache and feel sick. Had night time tea slept ok no difference in bowl.movement but woke up with raging head ache and sickness. Had morning tea still head ache and sickness. Not sure if I should carry.on with this.

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