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About Us

The Skinny Tea Co™ launched in the summer of 2013 and has grown to become the UK’s biggest Skinny Tea brand. Over half a million cups of our exclusive detox tea have been brewed by customers in over 50 countries around the world.

The Skinny Tea Co™ is completely different to all other skinny teas. We have built up a large and loyal fan base having focused on selling only the highest quality detox teas, rather than producing a cheaper, quick fix solution. All reviews on our website come from genuine customers and are collected by an independent review company who publish these automatically on our behalf - good or bad (95% are 4 or 5 star).

Our skinny teas were first created by Jamie Ewan Henderson for his friend Sophie Macdonald.

Jamie is a tea pioneer and the former Personal Chef to the Dutch Ambassador. For years he had heard about a super detox tea, renowned in South East Asia for its ability to speed up your metabolism, burn fat, and and help build lean muscle tone. This super tea was developed by Japanese Scientists in the 80’s. Scientists found that by exposing freshly picked tea leaves to a nitrogen rich environment, rather than an oxygen rich one, they were able to create a super charged detox tea. This super detox tea contains far higher concentrations of healthy fat burning: Antioxidants; Polyphenols; Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG); and Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) than regular green or oolong teas. It is also the basis for many weight loss products in Asia.

Jamie never thought to buy it though!

His friend, Sophie, approached Jamie following the birth of her first child. She wanted a green tea that could help her lose the last of her baby weight. She’d read countless articles that talked about the health benefits of drinking green tea and she knew Jamie only bought the very best. Jamie gave Sophie a high grade organic Uji Matcha, a powerful powdered green tea from Japan, along with some some organic GABA Oolong (the super tea) from Taiwan, which he bought for her.

There was one slight problem: Sophie really didn’t like how green tea tasted. She and Jamie began mixing these super teas with other naturally scented teas to improve the flavour. Summer Berry Jam was their first creation; it remains our most popular!

Delighted with the results Sophie quickly became hooked. After serving it to some of her friends so did they. It was when friends of friends (and friends of friends of friends) began asking if they could buy some of 'Sophie’s Skinny Tea' she set up The Skinny Tea Co™ with Jamie.

Since our launch we’ve become slightly wary of being on the ‘skinny tea’ bandwagon. There is an increasing amount of negative publicity surrounding the consumption of skinny or detox teas. The majority of skinny teas come nicely packaged but generally only contain the laxative Senna, which has then been blended with various other herbs and additives of dubious value. (Here's an article from Cosmopolitan on this.)

Most of these not only taste unpleasant but can only be drunk for short periods of time before causing serious harm. Many also have potentially dangerous and unpleasant side effects. Some brands actually warn you that their teas are toxic - yes, toxic - in higher doses :(

We’d like to think we were different. All of our teas are 100% laxative free and can be drunk at anytime of day. Most people find our detox teas have zero side effects and are easily incorporated into your daily routine. Our products don’t prevent the birth control pill from working and they taste fantastic too! (Even if we do say so ourselves but, how cool are flavours like Ice Cream, Chocolate, and Peaches and Cream?)

Our detox teas only ever contain our exclusive super Oolong along with a secret blend of hand picked, naturally scented and organic whole leaf oolongs, and a powerful grade of Uji Matcha green tea. We buy our teas directly from farmers and small family owned suppliers plus, we only ever buy the freshest teas available. Like most healthy things, fresh is definitely best! We never bulk up our product by blending in cheaper and potentially dangerous Asian 'weight loss' herbs or additives. Additionally all our products are gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.

We really hope you enjoy our exclusive detox teas however, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all. We always love hearing from our wonderful customers and especially like receiving suggestions for new flavours :)

The Skinny Tea Co • Be Better Teas™