Cha Yi Tea is a weight loss tea that promises to provide a proven formula that has helped millions of people lose weight.
Personally I have a few doubts about some of the claims made by this product, therefore I have decided that it is best that I look more closely at this weight loss tea to see if the claims stand up to scrutiny.
Claimed benefits of Cha Yi Tea
Cha Yi Tea has made the following claims on its website:
- Lose up to 10lbs in one week
- Increase your energy levels
- Boost your metabolism
- Remove harmful toxins
Although these claims sound impressive I am a little dubious of their claim that using this tea could help you lose as much as 10 pounds in just one week.
This sounds a little unrealistic to me, and the recommended safe amount to lose is only 2-3 pounds a week.
Also it claims that Cha Yi Tea has “helped millions of people lose weight”, which again sounds a little unrealistic, especially as this product is still relatively new.
How does Cha Yi Tea work?
It is claimed that drinking Cha Yi Tea can help a process called fat oxidation to occur, which is when the body burns its fat reserves as fuel.
Another claimed benefit is that it can reduce your bodies ability to absorb fat from food.
Ingredients found in Cha Yi Tea
Cha Yi Tea contains the following ingredients:
- Oolong green tea
- Lotus leaf
- Cassia seed
- Gynostemma pentaphyllum
- Alisma rhizome
- Flavones 3-4g
- Total triterpene saponins (gypenosides): 120-180mg
Unfortunately this is all that is mentioned, with no indication of the dosages of each ingredient.
This makes it difficult to believe the claims made as although some of these ingredients are proven it is always recommended that before you buy a supplement that you are aware of what it actually contains.
How else will you be able to tell what benefits will be expected?
Will Cha Yi Tea cause any side effects?
You may think that using a natural product such as Cha Yi Tea would be safe, however with a little research you may find that a few of the ingredients found in this tea may cause problems.
• Cassia seed may cause IBS and psoriasis, as well as gastrointestinal side effects like gas, diarrhoea and nausea.
• Gynostemma pentaphyllum may cause severe nausea and increased bowel movements.
• Alisma rhizome can cause diarrhoea and vomiting.
How much does Cha Yi Tea cost?
One pack of Cha Yi Tea will cost €29.95, this pack contains enough teabags for a 15 day period.
There is also another 3 for 2 option for €59.90, with 90 teabags that is better value for money.
Is Cha Yi Tea recommended?
It is always best that you do a little research before you jump into buying a dietary supplement, even one such as Cha Yi Tea that at first glance looks like a good product.
Unfortunately after a little research Cha Yi Tea has been found out. Its ingredients are not as good as hoped and any weight loss experienced is likely going to be waste materials due to the large amount of diuretics present in the formula.
I recommend that you look for an alternative.
Alternative to Cha Yi Tea
A proven alternative to Cha Yi Tea is Tava Tea that is made from 3 powerful Chinese teas; Sencha, Oolong and Puerh.
This weight loss tea has been featured in a number of UK newspapers including the Sunday Express who have all expressed their delight at its benefits.
You can buy Tava Tea online for €23 per packet, which is also slightly cheaper than Cha Yi Tea.