When I found out about The Ultimate Tea Diet, i was intrigued. I love tea and am an avid tea drinker, be it caffeinated, or decaf, herbal, or black, just give me some tea and I'm a happy camper. I bet the first thing you think of when you hear The Ultimate Tea Diet, is that it's a diet where you simply drink tea all day and your weight will disappear. Right?.....WRONG!
Thankfully Mark "Dr. Tea" Ukra, the author of The Ultimate Tea Diet focuses on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle which includes diet and exercise while adding to it, the consumption of tea. Said to be one of the hottest diets of 2008 by Dr. Ian Smith's, The Ultimate Tea Diet will claims to help you lose weight by the three main ingredients in the tea: caffeine (stimulates), L-theanine (appetite suppressant), and EGCG (helps burn fat faster and more efficiently).
To combat the cravings that may come along while on your new diet and lifestyle, Dr. Tea has come along with some really great tasting Craving Teas. With flavors such as Candy Bar, Blueberry Pie, Pina Colada, Chocolate Cream Pie (my fav), and many more, these really do set those cravings to the side and satisfy them. I can speak for myself when I say these tea's are just GREAT! They also come in two forms, either in the tea bag, or you can have them in the loose leaf form.
I'm still reading my book, and plan to actually follow the entire diet through (once we hit our next grocery trip). It is a pretty basic low fat, high fiber, low carb diet where you just add some tea! There is also a 14-day meal plan that is provided for some help along with some recipes, this is very helpful for one just starting out, or if your like me need that extra help and push to get started on something new. Even if your not into going right into a new diet, the book is a great read for any tea lover. Mark Urkra gives some great tips on the 'art' of making a great cup of tea, and the book has many different quotes about tea, and some information about the different types of tea available.
Visit the Dr. Tea's Tea Garden website for more information. You can also visit Tea Tips with Dr. Tea and watch a 3 minute video podcast hosted by Dr. Tea as he explains the different varieties of tea, the health benefits and the secrets of the world of tea. There's a new podcast every week, check it out!
Win The Ultimate Tea Diet book along with a Craving Tea Sampler: Mark Urkra has offered my readers a great giveaway, you can win a copy of The Ultimate Tea Diet as well as a Craving Tea Sampler in either the loose leaf tea, or the tea bags samples (your choice). All you have to do is follow the guidelines below to be entered to win. We will be giving away 3 of these packages to 3 lucky winners.
- Visit The Ultimate Tea Diet website and leave me a comment letting me know which craving tea you would most look forward to trying, and then let me know if you'd like your sampler in a loose leaf tea sample or a tea bag sample if you were to win.
- Make sure there is a way for me to contact you, non bloggers can enter but if your not a blogger please leave your email address in the comment, if there is no way for me to contact you via a blog or email address you will be disqualified and your comment will be deleted. If you do not leave a comment with the above criteria and follow the guidelines your comment WILL BE DELETED and you will be disqualified.
- This contest is open to those with a US mailing address ONLY! (sorry)
~ Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link in a separate comment
~ Add my button (or text link) to your blog/sidebar and leave me a comment letting me know where it can be found (if already added let me know and you'll gain an extra entry)
~ Non Bloggers and Bloggers subscribe to my RSS feed and let me know you've subscribed (if you are a current subscriber let me know and you'll gain an extra entry)
**Make sure you leave separate comments for each 'extra' thing you've done (makes it easier on me)**
Winner will be chosen randomly from random.org
GIVEAWAY CLOSES August 5, 2008 @ 11:00 pm EST