The Truth About Wu-Yi Tea

Google "diet" and one of the paid advertisements along the side of your screen is almost guaranteed to be for some sort of dieter's tea: the Wu-Yi Source (also at EasyWeightLossTea.com), Wu-Long (at Meltmorefat.com), or one or another of similar versions at websites run by QFL (Quality for Life).

On each of the sites, you find a similar story: this company has access to an exclusive source for special tea that helps you burn fat effortlessly and melts the pounds right off you. Various written testimonials are interspersed with the professed benefits of this particular brand of tea (which is inevitably claimed to be the original and most powerful version), followed by a list of benefits attributed to their brew.

Wu-Yi and Wu-Long are brand names for what is generally known as oolong tea.
Wu-Yi and Wu-Long are brand names for what is generally known as oolong tea.

Benefits of Oolong

Green tea and its semi-oxidized counterpart, oolong tea, have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years, and has been shown in scientific studies to play a role in the oxidation of fat. As one would expect, tea generally has no side effects, but neither is it a miracle-worker. TCM takes a holistic approach to the health, so a practitioner would never prescribe oolong alone for the treatment of obesity, or any other problem.

There are many varieties of oolong, one of the most famous of which is harvested in the Wuyi Mountains of the Fujian Province, which, presumably, is where the Wu-Yi Source got its name. However, it is unclear whether or not the Source's tea is indeed from the Wuyi Mountains. Ironically, the Source's "source" is never credited.

Stategic fonts and photos of Chinese teapots imply the suppression of this "natural" cure by Western medicine.
Stategic fonts and photos of Chinese teapots imply the suppression of this "natural" cure by Western medicine.

The Promotion of Wu-Yi and Wu-Long

On the Wu-Yi Source website, a list of benefits for the product is worded as follows:

1) May brighten skin while improving skin clarity

2) May fortify your immune system

3) May promote stronger, whiter teeth

4) May enhance body-mind wellness

5) It is 100% Natural and Organic

It is interesting to note that each of these claims, except the last, is preceded by the word "may." In addition, though each site has half-a-dozen written testimonials, there are none of the obligatory "before/after" pictures, and the fine print carries the typical disclaimers "Results Not Typical" and "When Used in Conjunction with Diet and Exercise." On the Wu-Yi Source, there are pictures of reputable health magazines strategically placed alongside a few testimonials of particular interest, but nowhere does it explicitly state that these magazines have endorsed Wu-Yi, though that is the implication.

Almost unfailingly, the sites bill their tea "As Seen on Oprah," and sometimes Rachel Ray is implicated as well, but the truth is, neither of these women has endorsed any particular brand, or even flavor, of tea. There is no mention of "wu-yi," "wulong," or even "oolong" on Oprah's site. The extent of the supposed testimonial about tea is found in two slides under Oprah's Snack Secrets, describing that the famous talk-show hostess curbs hunger pangs and cravings with a cup of tea and a light snack. Rachel Ray's site has no mention of tea for weight loss at all.

Several of the sites advertise a money-back guarantee, but this is a common practice among diet supplement dealers, as even unsatisfied consumers rarely go through the effort of sorting through the returns process.

The (Oo)Long and Short of It

Oolong tea, along with its cousins black and green tea, have wonderful mental and physical health benefits, but none of them are "magic brew." Sites like Wu-Yi and Wu-Long prey upon the chronic dieter's desperation to charge an extra buck or two on an already expensive product. The real deal is worth it. The fakes are not.

Please note: I am in no way affiliated with the makers or vendors of any of said teas. I cannot help you with cancellations or returns. You may find what has (and has not) worked for others in the "Comments" section below.

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Roy 3 years ago

I can honestly say with confidence, that I received a free months worth of wu yi tea, that I ordered from wu yi source, I just paid for the shipping which I think at the time was $4.99, I was desperate to lose weight due to medication I was taking. I was at 310 pounds. Before I was on the medication a few years before, I was bench pressing 300 and curling 80 pounds an arm, 500 pounds on my legs, and 290 on my back. I worked very hard to lose the first 30 pounds and dropped down to 271, then I came across wu yi source and had no idea what it was.. but I figured $4.99 if I qualify? what can it hurt? I did qualify for 1 months worth! In the instructions it said I only had to walk 30 minutes twice a week and not eat so late at night, drink lots of water. And that's all I did. I SWEAR, the first day I lost 3 pounds! And then 1 pound a DAY for the following month! I had to stop drinking it! I went from 271 to 240!!! I SWEAR!! I couldn't believe it! I had to stop, because losing that much weight that quick is just not healthy, and I admit I was squirley for 2 weeks after, but I haven't gained the weight back, and it's been 4 years! My WORD it works. And it works QUICK! Thanks for reading! -Roy


YUCK 4 years ago

This tea is a bunch of crock. It's basically regular processed tea with extra orange peels and a bitter seed, extra pricey with a brand name. It tastes nasty. I had real oolong and real green tea brewed with loose leaf. Powerful smell with great aroma.

Wu Yi? It's disgusting. I spat it out and brewed my chai. ANY TEA-brand name or not does the exact same thing Wu Yi does. Certain teas are higher in caffeine or antioxidants. Chai has higher contents than wu yi does in anything healthy.

my roommate has been drinking Wu Yi for I don't know how long, but she was still as fat as ever. I lost ten pounds-doing what? Nothing but sitting on a chair eating gelato, green tea, and chai with milk and honey. She works everyday HARD and physically-standing, walking, carrying heavy items, drinks Wu Yi and NOTHING.

Then I started buying more gelato and more chai and made her try it for the taste-because it is damn good. I had no intentions of her getting hooked on my eating habits.But hooked she did, eating my gelato cups. She lost weight doing that. I was laughing my ass off, because for al her claims of healthy food and healthy tea- my gelato, chai with milk and green tea with honey had her losing weight faster than ever in her entire life.

I also introduced her to the uses of honey. Oh honey. I don't really like straight up sugar in my tea. I can't stand it. I use honey always-a very small spoon. Suddenly with my complete non-sugar and honey only cabinets- she has begun eating less because the honey fills her up better than regular sugar in tea ever could. She even started using it in her cooking. She's losing weight.

When I took a nutrition science class I learned all the hype of 'healthy' ads as complete bullshit. I learned to read into the reality of it. Especially when they call energy drinks as 0 calories. The teacher always hollered out loud every time he saw that. The definition of Calories is energy. Its' a fancy word so no one gets it, but 1 C is essentially the amount of energy it takes to heat up water by 1 degree. It is energy. Anything that says they give you much energy with little calories? Complete bullshit. Anything that says 0 calories? lies. Non fat milk? horrid. You need fat, but no one likes to tell you that there are four different types of fat-one of which is chemically made in a lab and two of which you need to even break down, digest your food. Sat Fat- blegh, Trans fat-kill yourself. Monounsaturate and Polyunsaturated are incredibly healthy but rare is the label that bothers to put them in there.

Notice in some labels when they list sat or trans fat with .2 g, but total fat is for some reason 8 g?

Because according to the rules they can skim on certain things, not mention what other chemical fake fat they're adding or neglect to tell you the healthy fats-because the word fat is automatically associated with something terrible.

Wu Yi is any other tea. It tastes terrible-smells funky, terribly picked, horrible add-ins. This is Not worth the bad flavor. Other teas taste great and vibrant while having the same nutrition and health benefits and they're all the normal teas you can get in an asian store.


mindirella 4 years ago

I have been drinking this tea for a year and lost 50 pounds. My boyfriend started to drink it two years ago and he lost 80. I have not done any major dietary changes and can absolutely tell the difference in my energy level and how I feel when I don't get my two cups of the tea a day. I swear by it. It is spendy but totally worth it.


M.Perkins 4 years ago

This tea does work. i started drinking it in Nov and stopped in March. I lost 20 pounds. forreal. Like it suppressed my apetite like no other and it made my back pain go away. after a month of drinking the tea i started being able to work out cause i felt better and lighter. I can see the lines in my neck now. lol. I had the red box.


Jaclyn Kleier 4 years ago

Whether or not it promotes weight loss I can tell you one positive thing...it definitely curbs your appetite. I first picked this tea up at a discount store and have since become obsessed with it. Every time I go back to that store I pray they have more, but never do. So I buy it online now. I haven't seen their actual website and don't care about their claims; I just know that I love starting my workday with this tea and love having a glass after lunch. And Deliya Novak, I'm glad you had a laugh, but don't knock it until you've tried it!


Deliya Novak 4 years ago

When I saw a box of WuYi being sold at a dollar store, I just cracked up laughing! It made my day.


Los Angeles Chiropractor 4 years ago

Amazing information on hub.


Los Angeles Chiropractor 4 years ago

Amazing information on hub.


Chanel Outlet Store 4 years ago

This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want...HaHa). perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want...HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great! You definitely put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!


Kevin 5 years ago

The previous commenter said "real oolong tea is awesome" and they are so right!

And its so sad that unscrupulous marketing companies predominantly in the US have totally trashed the image of this wonderful tea.

I was totally blown away to learn that the name "Wu Yi" had been used to see this obvious low quality tea to unsuspecting customers predominantly interested in weight loss!

Actually Wu Yi is famous kind of oolong tea grown on the rocks of a famous mountain in China and the tea is of a very high quality and is not sold as a miracle weight-loss supplement within China and also within tea connoisseur circles.

You can read about it here at this "Chinese Tea School" website:

http://chinesetea.kungfucha.net/shopcontent.asp?ty...


ghiblipg 5 years ago

interesting to know about tea. As I am living in Asia, it give me some idea on what to write. thanks =)


Bea 5 years ago

I bought the Wu-Yi tea (black box) supposedly the real thing. Didn't work, went through an entire box, didn't lose a pound and after stop taking it, experienced extreme head aches. also one of my friends had a mild stroke, the only thing he was doing different on his diet and workout routine was drinking this tea. This really scared me and got rid of it.... the best thing to due is work out and healthy diet.... People do not waste your money i learned the hard way


DBM 5 years ago

Just go into a Chinese Food Mart and buy some oolong Tea, or even Green or Black Tea for that matter. You don't need to buy a brand name online anywhere. If you get a good deal - then great, go for it. I'm able to buy oolong tea leaves at a local tea shop that doesn't come in the processed tea bags for a good price. Do some research Wu-Yi Source and other brands just play on the fact that most consumers don't know where oolong tea comes from.


Jessy 5 years ago

This is a joke. I took Wu Yi Source for about a year. I went from 220lbs to 200lbs then desided to also eat healthier (vegetarian) and went from 200 to 160. Wu Yi is a God send. I don't care what anyone thinks. I love this tea. BUT get the real thing. Wu Yi Source and it's in a black box. It's worth the money!


olivia 5 years ago

what makes the person who invented this an expert ???


Karen 5 years ago

OMG! are you people for real.....if you got it at a discount or dollar store of course is not the real deal, its just a version of the tea......i cant believe you going to compare a dollar store tea to a diet regimen formulated to produce a specific purpose.....now how dumb does that sound.....

wow.....unbelievabe, gullable people...


Toni W. 6 years ago

I am drinking my first cup of Wu-Yi and looked up this web site to find out more about this type of tea. It is alot better tasting than the green teas I have tried. As far as losing weight?? I purchased mine online at Amazon.com for a very reasonable price. 60 bags for $4.99/


Hannah 6 years ago

I drank 2-3 cups of Wu-Yi Tea per day for one full year and I lost three pant sizes with no other lifestyle or diet changes. I have now been off the tea for one year and I have put two pant sizes back on, again with no other diet and lifestyle changes. I am back online to find my source of Wu-Yi Tea because it really did work wonders for me. Not only did I drop in size while on Wu-Yi Tea I also had a clarity of mind that I have never experienced in my life. I love it, love it, love it! No, this is not a paid ad, I have no affiliate status with anyone. This is my genuine experience with it.


Josh 6 years ago

Haha i loveeeee Wu-Yi tea...so good [=

Tastes like rice!


pontremolli 6 years ago

I have been drinking Wu-Yi Source Green tea for nearly a year. I love the taste and have a few cups a day. Unfortunately my source has dried up as the supermarket no longer stocks it. I was paying just 50 pence for a large box (yes £0.50) They must have bought a job lot. I now have to use Major Supermarkets for other brands which are not too costly. Surfing through the net I find that Health shops etc. charge ridiculous prices. Since I have been drinking the tea I have put 2 stones on in weight (28 lbs approx), This is because I am disabled and also have a small broken bone in my foot which is going to take months to heal so my mobility is minimal. However, Green Tea helping you to lose weight, pigs might fly???


Ree 6 years ago

I am too tickled. I bought 2 boxes of 60 Tea bags for 69 cents each. I just figured it was a cheap buy for a bunch of bags to make lots of iced tea. Never knew it was supposed to be special. Funny.....haven't lost an ounce. (LOL)


Rosh 6 years ago

Can i find this tea in new zealand. i would like to give it a go.If anyone knows please let me know.

Thanks


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InfinityVal 6 years ago from NNY

I just bought a box of wu-yi source tea for 99 cents. It was a great buy for oolong. Didn't realize there was so much hype about it.


bradmcr 6 years ago

Hi all,

I bought this is in the UK in a discount store when it was on sale for 20p, I just assumed it was ordinary tea so I bought 20 packets of it, it was the one in the fancy pink box. I have to say the tea is very refreshing and as for weight loss there has been none that can be specifically related to drinking it but it was a bargain and makes a change from drinking the normal mass produced brands we get here in the UK.


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Bimendra gun 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

what a great article

hey Maddie is there any possibility to take them for bodybuilders for grow their body well


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Maddie Ruud 6 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

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JohnZ 6 years ago

WU-YI is a rip-off company. Once they have your credit card number, you are charged for 3 boxes of tea at $39.95 plus shipping. In adition you are charge a fee for an online exerize program.


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Bimendra gun 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

what a great article . I didn't find such an article ever before about tea.Even i didn't think so deeply about tea can do such part. thanks for you about that article.


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gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

Did you people read the other comments?I read one that said she is living in China and has never heard of that tea and the people in china don't care to know about it. Sorry I tried to find who said it. Too many to go back through. You can if you want to.


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jaymelee23 6 years ago from United States

I'm not a bit tea drinker, but my mother will enjoy this info. Thanks.


Fran 6 years ago

I just bought a box at the local dollar store. OMG


Rosie 6 years ago

I wish there was some way you could put the most recent comments first. To look at comments from 3 years ago makes one assume your website isn't updated. It's a great site tho! I used the Wu-Yi advertised tea, and didn't lose weight, but after 3 months, old tarter behind my teeth LITERALLY FELL OFF IN CHUNKS. I never get cavities, so didn't bother with cleanings. Secondly, my teeth have gotten darker since I switched to black tea again, after tired of paying high prices. I did buy cheap oolong in China Town, but didn't appreciate the taste at all. Maybe I'll try a nicer Oolong...


Scarlett 6 years ago

I've been drinking the Wu-Yi source tea for a little while now due to a friend introducing it to me. I never even knew that there were claims of weight loss benefits. I like the flavor of the tea, that's what gets me drinking it. Thanks for the heads up.


Emily 6 years ago

I actually bought a sample box of Wu-Yi Source from a local Trader Joe's (which is ironic because, right on the box, it specifically says, "Not available in stores.")

At the time, I had no idea that there were any associated "weight loss benefits", I merely picked up the box because I had never seen the tea before, and had assumed "Wu-Yi" was a different variation entirely from Oolong.

For a few weeks straight I drank the tea ceaselessly with a little bit of Splenda per mug of tea; not because it was particularly good, nor particularly healthy, but merely because it was the only caffinated tea I had in my house at the time.

I did lose weight, but I can assure you that my weight loss was as a result of a recent change to my diet and exercise. The only thing I can really cite to Wu-Yi's benefits were it's appetite-curbing abilities. The tea, as thick and musty as it is, gives the false impression of fullness for a while (which quickly melts away as is the case for anything unsubstantial one puts in their stomach).

However, I believe the same can be said for just about any tea, and certainly for any variety of Oolong; the Wu-Yi source variation was just far too pricey for what it was. Compared to real Oolong tea, Wu-Yi source tasted plain, even artificial. In fact, the ingredients themselves merely list "Oolong Tea, Natural Apple Flavoring".

So, I would say that Wu-Yi is a scam, to those thinking of trying it. There is absolutely no difference between it, and it's less brand-name counterparts of Oolong tea, except in it's inferior quality. If you want to curb your appetite, fine; but otherwise, it is no potion.


patti 6 years ago

i just bought this (in the red box) from a dollar store. I went online here because the brochure about how the tea was picked was a bit over the top so I wanted to see what was supposed to be so special. i cant believe people spent so much money on this, its not even really good tea. good enough for a dollar


Pon 6 years ago

Don't buy it people. I bought it a while back and got bill for something i never got so i cancel it. After i cancel it they still bill me for over a year and never reimburse me for it... Don't make the same mistake i did


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tingyi2521 6 years ago

People attempting to lose weight usually resort to health-threanting measures like fat loss pills, special diets and exercise gadgets. These steps usually make you poorer and generally cause disappointment. A natural option to weight loss is wu yi tea. Wu yi tea is a natural diet tea offering a rapid and natural weight loss


Big Swifty 6 years ago

I just got off the phone with a girl who was trying to sell me this stuff but her supervisor couldn't tell me if I should roll it or smoke it out of a pipe so I guess I won't be trying it out. Oh well, eh.


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darkside 6 years ago from Australia

Hey Maddie, I'd love to see you do a hub on 'monkey picked' tea.


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon

Hi Maddie,

I read this wonderful hub of yours a year ago and that's what convinced me to join HubPages. Your down-to-earth style, just writing what you know about, was something I could do, and this hub made me want to do it. Thanks for being so inspiring!


Gabrielle 6 years ago

I actually the product Wu-Yi tea and I do agree with what you are saying. The reason why some people should choose this tea over other common brands is because Wu Yi tea has the highest amount of polyphenol. I don't think if you drink these tea, you will lose weight without exercise and dieting, BUT in Wu Yi's defense if you work out and have a good diet Wu Yi tea will help break down the fats and help you in losing weight more than if you were working out and dieting without it.


Curtis 6 years ago

It may not have or do what claims to do, but I love the smell of the tea, and it tastes better than green tea, black tea. I like enjoy drinking tea, and have many different kinds. This tea will help you lose weight, drink it while you exercise, it will quench you thirst while you work out losing weight. :-)


maninder 6 years ago

please tell me from where i can get it in North India


Tallorders 6 years ago

Hi Maddie, I was given a box of Wu-Long teabags and have been drinking the tea for a few months and really enjoying it. Not sure about the weight loss side of things but I'd like to buy some more but don't want to pay the price they quote on their website. Is there the same product under a different name I can buy at a store? I live in Los Angeles.

Thanks.


Sonja 6 years ago

My mother in law just gave me a box of Wu-Yi Source tea (in the red box) from Zhejiang Camel Transworld Co. I think she got it in B&M all I wanted to know is if it is safe to drink and if so the best way to drink it ie with milk or without.


minah 6 years ago

i used wu yi tea like 1and half yrs ago when i had my son.And in 2months lost 30 lbs and a couple pants sizes. but then i got pregnant again and gained it all right back.now im about to do wu yi again lol and birth control.but i know wu yi works because i used it 2 times a day and drank water all day and it stopped my appitite and made me feel full.i drank more water in a day then anything which helps with weight loss and eating light foods all the time will also be a benefit with the tea.you cant drink the tea and eat mcdonalds all day but u can havea day out of the week to eat fat lol


k Stone 6 years ago

I would say that oolong tea is great tea which has many good effect. I would also advise , pliz dont spend so many bucks buying online, you can get oolong tea very cheap and its available on market.

Good luck.


Andy 6 years ago

Wi Yu Source Tea can be purchased from B and M Store, Hay Mills, Birmingham, England for 49p yes 49p. Gotwi 4 wi box today will return to get another 10. They are in the Wi Yu source box.....


Wu yi fan 6 years ago

I just wanted to say that I found in a Holiday market OOlong tea and started drinking that and health wise I feel great and love it, I make sure I have a couple glasses a day with plenty of water. I don't exercise other than cleaning up the house and running after kids and I have always eaten healthy but having 4 kids back to back did not help the fact that I do need to lose weight. I don't have the time to exercise yet but I am almost positive that I would loose weight quicker. I have been drinking my tea for 4 months now and have lost about 20 pounds without exercise. Now I just want to say that it takes time to gain the weight and it takes just the same to loose it in a healthy manner, so stop looking for a quick fix because it won't happen that way. Time and patience is key. Eat better (not perfect), get some exercise, plenty of water and with time you will lose. You have to train your body and get matabolism back up, just as you trained it to be slow by being lazy and eating unhealthy. I must say Organic helps as well, it has less added crap in it. WATER WATER WATER, veggies, and fruit. I just got a membership and can post to you guys once I am able to work out to see if I do loose quicker but I am with Maddie it is just an aide to weight loss and you can find it cheaper in a grocery store or Ebay or Amazon. I totally just went to a Christmas party and my gift was Wuyi from the website. I thought it was funny but hay at least I won't be buying for about 5 months cause it was 5 boxes (60 in each box) LOL you guys have a great day and enjoy the holidays.


birdgarden 6 years ago

I just bought several boxes of this tea at Grocery Outlet in the San Francisco Bay Area for .50 a box. Since I am a high-end tea drinker, making a quart at a time, and drinking a couple of quarts a day. This tea is great! I didn't know it was being marketed as a "diet" tea. I wanted to know more about the company. The tea is very high-quality for a tea-bag product. I normally only drink bulk Jasmine green tea, and I buy it in full-leaf or a canister. I think the company has changed their box design; the old box is not on their website. Saw a couple of eBay sellers with the old black box, which I bought in the store. Check out your discount markets. This oolong tea is really quite good. I think the reason why tea companies market this as a "diet" product is because some people get nauseous drinking it on an empty stomach. I have found that green tea actually helps with digestion, and I do not drink it without food in my system. Big difference! Asian communities always drink tea with or after a meal.


Marsha 6 years ago

I bought the Wu-YiSource tea at least 8 months ago and never tried it. I read it was a scam, tried to return it, they kept sending me box after box. Finally, I was able to reach them and they stopped sending and charging me. So, I have 5 boxes w/ 60 tea bags each. After all this time, I decided to try it because I like tea and thought if it had healthy benefits, why not? Might as well drink my inventory :) At the end of the last two days of only drinking 1 cup in the morning, I noticed a serious decrease in hunger. I am not saying this is the answer to mankind. That would be stupid, but I do think it can aid in curbing cravings and hunger. Had a real desire for fruit....interesting. We'll see...can't hurt.


DianeGem 6 years ago

I purchased two boxes of 60 teabags at a local Odd Job Lot store here in Connecticut. It cost me two dollars a box as it was obviously a closeout. I thought I would try it and at the time I thought it was green tea. I decided to look up the tea today and found this site.

So far, I have had 24 cups of this tea and have not noticed any weight loss whatsoever. I have not come down with a seasonal cold yet this year after exposure to others who were suffering with colds and supposedly H1N1. This could also be due to my diligence in taking immune protective herbs as well.

So, perhaps the tea is good for antioxidants but I didn't lose a pound. And as I said I just thought the stuff was green tea in a fancy box labeled "WU-YI Source Authentic Wu-YI TEA." THis teas is manufactured by Zhejiang Camel Transworld Co., Ltd. Zhejiang, China.

Hey, the price was right!


Cait 7 years ago

I just bought some of this from B&M. It was 49p for 60 bags!


vicki 7 years ago

I bought this tea (free trial) also and i live in NZ. Same problem, after cancelling order, found all these other charges on my credit card. CC company told me I had to cancel direct with whoever was charging me - but I didn't know. Quickest thing is to just cancel the card!


Janelle 7 years ago

So for those who have tried this tea and another brand of oolong tea (yeah, I got taken in by this scam too, a couple of years ago. Still working through my origional box) how does the flavor compare? Though I haven't lost any weight, I do enjoy the flavor of this brand and am hesitant to switch, though reading the recent comments I may go see if my local Grocery Outlet carries the stuff. And I am picky about the way my tea tastes.


Jen 7 years ago

I just bought a box of Wu Yi Source tea(60 count) at a discount store for $1. Their shelf was full of the stuff! If I were a dishonest person, guess I could buy a bunch and sell them on ebay for a fortune! Thank God, I'm not like that.


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BlackRockOutlet 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Good info, keep up the good work.

However as others have noted; The FDA does not back claims of weight loss with any tea. And they have done testing. The math for weight loss is calories in verses calories out. Eat smart, exercise regularly and hydrate properly.


cazort 7 years ago

Thank you for this article! I find what you are saying here to be right-on, in particular the following:

"tea...but neither is it a miracle-worker. TCM takes a holistic approach to the health, so a practitioner would never prescribe oolong alone for the treatment of obesity, or any other problem."

I think people often forget this when reading about any health fad, whether green tea, oolong tea, or any kind of new diet or new food that is suddenly found in some study to be very healthy or beneficial to the health.

There are many things that are beneficial to health, and you can't expect any one thing to solve all your problems! Emphasizing the holistic approach is so important.


SteelWolf 7 years ago

Long and short of it - got a box from Wu-Yi with a Des Moines Army Post Distribution Center return address. Lost the box for several months then stumbled on it (yes, I am that unorganized). The box said to call 877-417-2511 before opening the box. I just called the number twice and got a busy signal (thank Heavens). Finally said screw it and opened the box - 60 Wu-Yi Source tea bags (sharp looking black box) and a bottle of 60 tablets of ACAIBURN (the "Secret of the Amazon" no less according to the bottle). So here is what has me puzzled - how did they get my name and address, why would they send me a box of product, the contents of the box contain no invoice nor give a website, nobody has called (at least not that I'm aware of - there are five people in this house), I haven't given my credit card number to anyone associated with this company and I'm not aware of any charges made to my credit card (although I am going to re-check the last couple statements to be certain). After opening the box I did the research, found all these comments and learned that someone was attempting a scam. Anyway, I'm going to drink the tea and toss the pills. Just thought I'd let everyone know that this time the scammer screwed up and got scammed. I'll raise a cup of with a toast to you all that you never get scammed again.


tea_drinker 7 years ago

I just bought this $200 wu-yi tea at a flea market for $1 at a flea market. $200? Honestly? I am shocked at the lengths some people will go to. My question- since it is dieters tea- which I did not know when I purchased it- does it have any negative side effects? Like is it a diuretic? Or is it simply oolong tea? The insert that came with it does not have much info about the diet part, except a short blurb about a 12 week program.


Karen Salzwedel 7 years ago

For those who like the taste of the tea - regardless of whether it aids weight loss or not, our local NW Indiana Buck Stop stores are selling the Wu-Yi Source brand in a red flowered metallic box of 60 for $1.00. I bought some the other day - not realizing it was supposed to aid in weight loss - mainly because it was cheap and I drink a lot of tea. I like the flavor and it doesn't seem to have a caffeine kick that affects my sleep. Of course, I only drink a cup in the am and maybe one later in the afternoon.


MARIPOSA 7 years ago

I JUST GOT IT FOR 1.99 COOL AN IT TASTE VERY GOOD


Joe 7 years ago

Amy, I wonder if we were shopping in the same store, because I also just bought 3 boxes from my GO in CA at 50 cents a box. I didn't even realize it was THAT brand when I bought it. At that price, it's a good deal for just tea. I have no illusions about what it's capable of.


Amy 7 years ago

haha Heather!!! Me too!! We have a grocery outlet her in Cali. too, and I just bought two boxes for a buck!! Pretty packaging, but I must admit, I feel sorry for all the folks that spent $40 and $80 bucks for this stuff. It's just tea for goodness sakes!! GO TO GROCERY OUTLET!!!!


Heather D. 7 years ago

I am so happy I found this tea for .50 cents (box of 60 tea bags) at Grocery Outlet here in Oregon. That is how much tea should be!


Laura 7 years ago

You will loose weight but that weight you loose is purely fluid as Wu yi is a diaretic.....after u have lost your excess fluid the weight you loose will be from the effort you put into exercise and healthy eating.


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hinckles koma 7 years ago from nyc

I drink tea all the time and we order it from Japan, I think you give excellent information.


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sheryld30 7 years ago from California

Cool. Love Oolong. :)


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steffsings 7 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

excellent information and congrats on the GOOGLEness


tracie 7 years ago

sept 2008 i ordered from wu yi source, loved the tea, noticed the 2 other marketed products, cancelled them in a timely fashion. lost 15 lbs. feb 2009, i had run out and missed the tea, ordered again from wu yi and have now lost 25 lbs. all in all the oolong tea with polyphenols and catechins really did seem to burn fat faster and curb my appetite. i am without it again and looking to reorder, only this time i think i'll shop around for a 'good' price. thanks for the tip. i remain convinced about the tea...but who wants to be ripped off? thx for the article.

p.s. the wu yi source site seems to be down now anyway.


Doc 7 years ago

I just wanted to make comment so this site moves further up the list when "Wu-Yi" is googled

Thanks

I did not have a bad experience, a friend gave me a box actually. I just enjoy the taste, but I hate to hear what she possibly went through.


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trimar7 7 years ago from New York

I too ordered the Wu Yi tea. They get you by offerring a "sample" for free. Then you are signed up for their automatic shipements. The tea arrived in bulk, a three month supply. Thus, you are in for some hefty payment. I was able to find the contact information through my bank,as they are obligated to give it to them. I was able to return the product and recoup most of my money. I thought I was done. NOT! A few months later I notice this $4.95 charge has been appearing on my credit statement. I call the company and they tell me that I agreed to some other service by accepting the Wu Yi Tea. I told them that I cancelled that. They told me that did not cover their company, which of course I was unaware of. They were willing to give me one month's fee back. I had to fight hard folks because at this point it was the principle of the matter of trickery. Finally, they relented and told me they would refund all of my money. The bottom line is don't take no for an answer. The last thing I hope that all got from this is DO NOT BUY from this company. They are out to get your money - PERIOD! Thanks for the hub. It gave me a chance to vent.


hubpageswriter 7 years ago

Cool.. this hub is on the first page on Google for the topic Wu Yi Tea; awesome.. good hub. Very well done..


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Win2Win 7 years ago from Wales

My wife drinks all kind of weird stuff like this, and anything that doesn't smell as bad as ginger tea is OK with me as long as she is the one drinking it. The picture of the stuff puts me off though. But then would people eat burgers if they seen how they were made?


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Joel Marison 7 years ago from Singapore

I drink wolong just for pleasure. Usually have if after dinner . I have heard of some websites claim that this chinese tea is good for dieter but I never believe in it. Other than of the good taste, I don't feel any benefits. By the way, here in Singapore, this type is easily available in every supermarket or even small grocery shop.

There are lots of scammer on the internet today.


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LadyJet 7 years ago from ladyjet@pocketinet.com

My husband and I drink green and black teas a lot.  At least 1-2 cups a day with our meals. 

I used to drink more herbal tea. However, when I met my husband and his family are partial to Japanese teas because his father was stationed in Japan for 2 3-year stints and got used to the foods, drinks, and the language.  His dad's been out of Japan for more than 30 years and he still speaks quite a bit of Japanese, which he tries out on anyone who looks even close to being Japanese. Fortunately, most of the people he speaks Japanese to realize what's going on and are nice to him about it even if they themselves are not Japanese.

So, back to my point, drinking both green and black teas have helped with my antioxidants as well as my overall well-being.

Wonderful review, Maddie.

Jet


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ajm5050 7 years ago from NY

Great read, thanks for all the helpful information. I drink oolong tea whenever I go to Chinese restaurants, I just never knew it had so many health benefits.


notorious_HAI 7 years ago

Wise words Maddie. lemon dedox, definitely agree! Good old fashion healthy eating and exercise is the way to go.


lemon detox 7 years ago

Best to stick with the basics of healthy eating and exercise. Some teas though are very helpful. Be careful though if they are expensive or make big claims


steve 7 years ago

I drank a cup and WOW, I lost 15 pounds in 10 minutes!!!!!


maureen5050 7 years ago

hi everyone just happen to come across this site i recived wu yi tea two weeks ago and after reading the horror stories iv just rang my bank and told a little lie told them iv lost my bank card their sending a new one wu yi tea said it was free so im not paying a penny more.


Daria 7 years ago

The WuYi tea is a BIG FAT FRAUD! I am open to new things, and thought that I can try, even if it costs money, but assuming it is a company that cares about its reputation I would have no problems cancelling...in my DREAMS!Their intensive, no, AGGRESSIVE marketing has to be paid for, I still cannot cancel my order because apparently they cannot "find my details", so gonna cancel my card and I hope people become smarter and actually start reading the reviews before committing to something.


JROSE 7 years ago

WUYI....SCAM,SCAM,SCAM....ALL ANYONE NEEDS TO KNOW IS WU YI IS ONE HUGE SCAM..OMG....THEY HAVE BEEN TAKING MONEY FROM ME FOR THE PAST 6 MONTHS.............DON'T BUY FROM THE ORIGINAL WU YI WEBSITE.


Doug 7 years ago

Glad I always check these things out. Now I know I will not be buying.


nynioska 7 years ago

HELLO every1!!

I am so like Wow!!

so many people with the same issue.pretty sad :(

but my question is... From what website did u guys order this product (tea)

because there is hundreds of websites selling this "Wonderful tea".

www.wu-yi.com = this website supost 2 be the real 1.

The Wu- Yi Tea Company 8305 Hwy 71 West, Suite 110Austin, Texas 78735

Did you order a FREE Trial?Did you order from Wu-Yi Source?Call 1 866 449-5567We ARE NOT Wu-Yi Source!They are fraudulent. Beware!

Phone: 512 328-2400 Fax:512 288-1331

Business Hours: M-F 9am-5pm CST


Jackie 7 years ago

Hi, I just read the posts and as always I need to read more to make up my mind. So I went to look for more information. I went on Wikipedia to know more about this miracle tea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oolong_tea

And I went on the official site from the fujian governement site :

http://www.oolongtea.org/e/health/04.html

I think some of you would like to read about the research on obisity. Obviously, it's another version about this tea. And I think all of us need to use our common sense and not to expect too much but saying that I think I will buy some to try myself the benefits and if I lose weight great otherwise I will enjoy a great tea. And I will go in a chinese shop to make sure I get the best product possible at a correct price.

Jackie


saidbint 7 years ago

I have been billed for the past four months for this garbage. I cancelled on the first day and received a cancellation number. I informed my bank and they advised me to cancel my credit card and fill in a fraud claim along with my bank statement detailing date of payments. They will endevour to get my money refunded' Isn't there an international oganisation to deal with internet fraud.I guess I have learnt my lesson from my own stupidity. Cross your Tee's and dot your I's


Jay 7 years ago

OK, I did a comparison of the Wu-Yi Tea (59.99) from the site and the Wu-Yi Tea from amazon (8.99) and they are the same damn thing! If anything, the one from amazon is better quality because it retains a nice golden color, whereas the Wu-Yi turns brown. I will admit that both suppress the appetite.

here is the link for the amazon tea, if you're going to go through with this diet:

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Wu-Yi-organic-extra...

There are a lot of horror stories about returns in this site, but my process was realtively simple (so far)

I Called (866) 449-5567 and talked to a representative within minutes who cancelled my subscription to the tea, and told me I had to pay 59.99 for the tea that I had already received.

I am within my 14 day free trial period, so she gave me a return mailing address: Wu-Yi Source/ PO Box 10233/ Des Moines, Iowa 50381 to return the unused tea. BE SURE TO GET A TRACKING # and SIGNATURE UPON ARRIVAL to make sure this transaction is legit. If the package arrives before the 14 days are up, you will not be billed the 59.99. If not, the refund takes two weeks to process. *write the order # outside of the box as well as inside with all of the materials.

This return procedure is standard, but I will definitely post again and report them to BBB if everything does not go accordingly.

I had to specifically ask to be removed from all subscriptions that I was automatically enrolled in, and she gave me two more phone numbers to cancel those subscriptions. I got confirmation #s for all of the cancellations I made.

the #s are:

(866) 363 0187 for the Insider Secrets To Weight Loss

(800) 898 5907 for the Comprehensive Weight Loss E-book Package

Happy dieting, everyone! And PLEASE follow through with the refund. Give dieting companies some incentive to STOP SCAMMING PEOPLE!


Kimberly  7 years ago

I fell for the trap and I cancelled after a week of trying the tea (which did not yield additional results to what I was doing before starting the tea). FYI- I was told that the free trial was actually a pay for a month but after 2 weeks not upfront. Even though I cancelled they will still charge me for a month. I will supposedly get a refund if I mail all supplies back (they gave me an address in Iowa which is different than other addresses listed above). On top of that I have to track down and cancel 2 other programs that they "sold" my card to for free trials. If you fell for this, it is more than just shipping back tea. Look at your money account and see where your money is going.

I liked the tea, but it wasn't worth the cost. I am going to look for oolong tea because it was pleasant but not a weight loss method.


Sarah 7 years ago

Well i also fell into this scam about a year ago, and i did not order the free trail,instead i order the 10 or 12 box,and finish it all but did not get any result of weight loss the only result i have gotten so far is headache and the money that i gave this wu yi company.


marc-canada 7 years ago

this is a SCAM company , they will automaticaly register u to well automatic shipments of their scammy products , and charge ur card .... i am the one who pays , but u cant cancel their orders and they dont wanna help u , they are scammer for money , when i called them , the girl was rude , it seemed she was listening to tv at the same time , as she was eating on something , it looked suspicious ..... i canceled my credit card and will get another one with a new number ... PLEASE DO NOT CLICK on WU YI TEA SOURCE ... ITS PURELY A FRAUD AND SCAM <


Chloe Gilzean 7 years ago

Daniel - You are missing the point of the review. I have had to cancel my entire account and open a new one because they hide the fact that they wil charge u for all these hidden services that they claim are "FREE" they also overcharge for the actual tea (if thats even what it is). It is also near impossible to speak to an actual persn to complain and they say they will refund then don't bother.

It's a complete scam


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cheryls05 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

I did not even order the stuff and I received the "free trial".  I was within the 30 day period and was able to return it.  I went on-line through the chat.  The scary thing is, I don't know how they got my information.  When I was with a representative, they kept repeating the same thing over and over.  I kept at it - it was very annoying.  I finally got what I needed in order to get a refund.  I paid for postage.  I also checked my credit cards to make sure there were no purchases made. Based on the comments, It looks like there were a lot of horror stories with this company. 

This was a good article.  Very informative.  I also enjoyed reading everyone's posts.


From China 7 years ago

Do not buy Wu Yi Tea or Wu Long online. It's a scam. The WuYi tea purchased online are NOT from the original source in Wuyi Mountain.


Andrea 7 years ago

Do not touch this with a barge-pole!!

I have been stung to the tuneof almost £70 after sending for a "free" sample.Though they said they would only charge £2.95 for postage, they took £18.01 from my credit card. When I contacted them they said they would reimburse me - Instead they took another £6.50 . and now, today they have taken another £44.00 ! (Oh, by the way, I cancelled my original order and returned the unwanted tea which they sent even though they had acknowledged that I'd cancelled my order!) I am FURIOUS!!! I have had to cancel my credit card in case they take any more money from me.


BB 7 years ago

okay guys i need your advice, so i bought this shit too, i cant believe my friend and i fell for it. But i think i can still do something about it.

I bought the product couple weeks ago, and i immediately called the 800 number and cancelled the order. The lady said ok but i will be charged 60 for the trial BUT if i send it back to them within 60 days i will be fully refunded. Now that ive read all of your comments i think i am going to cancel my credit and pay $10 and get a new credit card rather then paying $60 for something i didn't even purchase. I still cant believe i fell into this shit. DO NOT BUY this tea! DON'T DO IT


STACY AGAIN!! 7 years ago

DON'T USE WU-YI SOURCE...............FRAUD!!!!!!!! CAN'T STOP THEM FROM TAKING MONEY OUT OF MY ACCOUNT!!!!!!!!!!!! BEWARE!!!!!!!!! BBB HAS BEEN ADVISED.


STACY 7 years ago

IF IT WORKED SO WELL DON'T YOU THINK OPRAH WOULD BE SKINNY. WHO IS SHE KIDDING!!!!!! SCAM!!!


STACY 7 years ago

SCAM, SCAM, SCAM!!


SCHealth Shop 7 years ago

Hi there, thank you for clarifying what Wu-Yi Tea is as I own a health food shop in Broken Hill and sell China Fujian Oolong Tea 125g for $3.98 and 20 Teabags for $2.24. I have been asked for Wu-Yi Tea and did not know it was one and the same. So try not to get ripped off just for the NAME. I've been selling OOLONG tea for years and depending on the brand as to the cost. I do find that once it has been labeled or companies promote it for "weight loss" the price seems to skyrocket and it prices it self out of peoples reach. People with weight problems do tend to try anything they can.

I hope this helps people, Desi


Shannan 7 years ago

I tried the free sample of the wu yi tea, and then they charged my card for the full amount of the next shipment before my trial term was over! I have no idea what the tea can or cannot do for weight loss, but I do know that the Wu Yi Source company is a scam. But I called the 800 number on the insert that they put in the box (you are supposed to call this number to say you have received your shipment) and complained and got my money back. So Brandie you can get your money back, but you have to fight for it, they are not going to email you back.

I too wish there was a quick fix for weight loss, but the bottom line is that we all nedd to except that we have to turn off the tv or the computer, put down the chips or cookies or french fries, get off our butts and do something!! It stinks. But its the only way...... Just ask yourself...bikini...or......doughnut? fat and unhappy....or thin and healthy.......its a choice you have to make with every meal you eat and every time you don't want to excersize.


janet 7 years ago

well they have been taking money out of my account for the last 3 months and i am having a pig of a time getting it back. bastards


Daniel 7 years ago

Hello I mean this comment only to be informative and not to try to badger you Maddie.

I have researched quite a bit about these two (Oolong and Green Tea) including the name brand style "Wu Yi".

Although the many of the sites over hype the advertisement of the products the references to the fact that they use words like "May" do certain things, it is not really their total choice, especially knowing that any product that directly states that it absolutely does anything to help health these days is immediately scrutinized by the FDA and many times threatened to be closed down and other things.

The HAVE to use certain terminology LEGALLY. Also saying results are not typical is only a protection statement as well. I actually don't know that last product that did not use that wording if it claimed to make anything better for anyone.

Even legitimate money making educational systems must use these disclaimers to protect themselves. And several of these systems have in fact helped many people.

On the site they also say very directly and if I remember correctly, more than once, that if you think you're going to just drink the tea and lose weight by doing nothing else it doesn't show results well that way. Many products do. As a matter of fact, exercise or activity and eating will should be a part of anyone's natural life and making seem like it's such a drag because one may have to do "something" more than just take the product is not a very effective way to think about any product.

People should engage in some form of healthy activity.

My brother took this product simply because my mother told him to drink the tea because it was healthy. He only did a few calisthenics (pushups, situps etc) daily for the first 2 weeks and every other day the last two weeks and to our surprise about 4 wks later he'd lost 20 lbs. (from 243 to 221) He had already been pretty active but only when he took the tea and just ate sensibly and more often did he start shedding pounds.

We see commercials daily of products from private and large medical companies that offer us pills that can cause so much damage or in many cases death. We put more trust in those and look at a company that sells "Tea" and with some formulations "Tea with Acai Berry"... 2 great natural ingredients.

Is is really so bad?

It's been proven by people who've been to these corporate meetings that when the horrifying side effects are brought to the attention of the excutives in the room, the statements like "We'll make our money and by the time the negative side effects are discovered we will have made more then enough to cover small law suits.)

Like I said I'm not bashing your review. But there is more too it. I also looked and saw that Oprah's site does mention Oolong and Green Tea under Dr. Oz's information. The Oprah Winfrey Show: "Look 10 Years Younger in 10 Days" - Nov 10, 2004. This was one of the shows where, although they did not mention the brand specifically they did mention the benefits of the Green tea as an aid to weight loss and better health.

Thank you for your attention.

Daniel


MHB 7 years ago

You are forgetting that there are hidden charges nestled in the terms and conditions. When you sign up for the tea, you also are signing up to receive E-books, and some other product, each charging a monthly fee. Folks don't bother to read the terms and conditions and the business people selling this stuff are counting on that.

Not only that but if you call to cancel the tea, you do not automatically cancel the other products from the terms and conditions. Those have to be cancelled separately and to add insult to injury, most agents are not allowed to mention the other products to the callers. The caller has to mention the other products before they are given separate phone numbers to call to cancel.


Kayla 7 years ago

I'm not going to lie. I drank this tea and felt a crazy jolt of energy. It didn't feel natural at all. I don't know though. It could just effect people differently.


carriedawaygirlfriend 7 years ago

First, well done if you've read all these comments!

This was too much for my perfect sized girlfriend, who often gets carried away with special offers and thinks shes fat, when she bought a trial online and told me excitedly she "just had to pay a one off fee for delivery charges to the UK". I feigned interest and said something along the lines of "it sounds a little too good to be true" and "don't get your hopes up". One month later and the company just took another £50.00 from her account without warning - she didn't read the small print and hasn't lost any weight.

Please be realistic about these kinds of things girls!


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America

Oh that I could have found your Hub about 9 months ago Maddie! "14 day FREE trial" what could I lose right? WRONG! They billed me for 5 months after that without shipping any addt'l product. I called - to no avail; I emailed - with no response; I complained but no-one would listen :( Finally I did get hold of a WuYi rep on the phone and they assured me they would cancel the account but couldn't credit me a dime for my non-receipt of product. I could go on but undoubtedly it just sounds like more complaining.

I would like to share however that I tried it in those first days - - - and haven't ingested anything that made me feel worse in years!

Great service by writing this article dear Lady - can I call you next time I'm tempted by a potential scam? :)


Michelle 7 years ago

For anyone who go suckered like me the return address for the Tea is:

WU-YI USA

PO BOX 10233

DES MOINES

IA 50381

Before you send it off make sure that you have a tracking number from your own postal service. You also need to contact the WU-YI company to get a RMA (Return of Merchandize Authorization number) and mark it clearly on the outside of the package.

I'm not sure how much good it will do though! I posted my tea back over a month ago now and they still claim to have not received it!!!!! I have had to put an enquiry in through my postal service to make sure they have received it. Once I establish the whereabouts of the package I will need to contact them again and try to get my refund. It's certainly not an easy process. No doubt i will take Debra's advice and complain to the Webserver and also call the number that Doug suggest's. Thanks Guy's. I will keep persisting.

Good luck. DEFINATLEY DO NOT ORDER ANY


Debra 7 years ago

Three months ago I got sucked in by this scam and looking at this site again I'm sad to see people are still getting ripped off. I cancelled my credit card and after a long drawn out conversation with their live chat person they did actually refund the charges on my credit card.

What I think helped was the fact I complained to their webserver host company about this scam site. The webserver host companys email is support@theplanet.com. They can remove Wu Yi site if they get enough complaints so drop them an email.


MUFA-eater 7 years ago

I did NOT order this and received a box today in the mail.

I googled "I got a box of Wu-Yi Source in the mail and I did not order it" and thousands of sites came up, all along these same lines; either people couldn't cancel their "free trial" or they got an unsolicited order. Unfortunately these crooks had my credit card on file too (the orderwas placed via a different email account though, not mine). UGH. I called Wu-Yi Source and (hopefully) cancelled my account; fortunately the credit card has already been cancelled so they can't bill me for any other boxes. And I gave the credit card and IP address to my credit card company so hopefully they can find the creeps who stole my card.

Thanks for the info and continued comments.


Joana Prestes 7 years ago

Hi, just to add to the comments, I bought this tea from the UK and a free trial ended up costing me over £40.00 and what I would say is - DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT! It is no miracle diet because there is no miracle diet out there...what they do litterally is give you a kind of brochure with tips of how you should eat, and the portions of food you should have and all the exercise you should do -you will undertsand how you will lose weight, but is not because you are just drinking tea, what they say is - yes drink tea, but no pain no gain...and then to get my money back was just a plava...written 3 emails- no answer. Got on the msgsr service they do and they all very friendly with you till you tell them you want to give up, then they just make you wait and tell you they are helping someone else...and also they charged some fees for membership and assistance, and that was never refunded. Eat healthy, do exercise regularly, and buy ooolong tea or green from a reputable source! cheaper and more effective!


Jessica 7 years ago

Hi i used this tea, on and off for a few months, it's true that it doesn't work by it's self, but if you do execise and healthy eating it seems to work, but really could be just your execizing that's doing the work. If you want to cancel you have to get on the chat site then ask to cancel it, if you still have small amounts coming out, you can get transferred to the other sections of the diet tips and so on, it took me a few months before i realized what to do. Best of luck with it all.


JoJo62 7 years ago

Just called up the 0800 number - got some lady - who told me that I could only get my money back if I sent the tea back to Iowa at a cost to me of about £20 as it has to have a tracking number, with insurance cover too.

If you were considering trying it - buy it from uk through Ebay and save yourself a fortune!

I am so upset I fell for this! I am just trying to lose weight to have spinal neuro surgery so that I can walk properly again! :o(


JoJo62 7 years ago

DO NOT ORDER THIS TEA!

I am in the UK and for a 'free trail' I was charged £15 and now hav found they have taken another £53 out of my account without my authorisation. I wish I had found this first.

Is it possible to show the most recent blogs here first instead of having to scroll down to the bottom - top comments (2 years ago) are almost positive. The only pounds you will lose is the ones in your bank account!

Please be warned.

P.s 0800 numbers from UK may only work after 4pm due to time difference


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Alicia8657 7 years ago from Georgia

its not really a free trial, I tired to cancle and she told me unless the product was returned with in 2 week (which I cancled the day before the 2 weeks) and was in their hands they were going to charge me $60 for it and then another $60 in 2 weeks if the product hadn't gotton there yet! and I had to pay for the shipping back. So I asked the lady wasn't it supposed to be a free trial and she said no it is a taste test. So I cancled but knew I couldn't return it in time so I cancled by debit card and ordered another one so they wouldn't charge me. I'd rather pay $10 for another card than pay $120! I still have it and haven't used it but like 3 times lol it taste nasty to me unless I add lots of sugar. Great article!


Doug 7 years ago

Okay folks, here is how I got a FULL REFUND OF ALL CHARGES ffrom Wu Yi tea. I apologize for the length of the posting, but I wanted to give as much information as possible.Background:In August my teenage daughter inadvertently got hooked into the Wu Yi membership scam on some website, which I think was www.insidersecretsguide.com. She thought she was just ordering an introductory sample of tea, but a few days after it arrived she got a larger package containing several more boxes. She didn't open any of the tea and procrastinated about returning the tea, Then school started and no further shipments came, so she forgot about the whole thing. Meanwhile the Wu Yi folks were billing her monthly for $59.95 plus their bogus membership fee and "web access fee." My daughter has no credit card, only a bank account where she puts babysitting money. The account came with a debit card which she rarely uses. So when the website asked for a credit card # she used the debit card #. Big mistake. In late November she tried to user her debit card and found her account overdrawn, which tipped her off that something was amiss. Obviously there's a valuable lesson there about paying attention to monthly bank statements. Four charges of $59.95 plus all the other charges added up to over $300. Her small bank account had been cleaned out. She called the WuYi phone number listed on her bank statement and asked to cancel her membership. She also asked what to do with the tea, and the WuIy person told her to return it -- no special instructions, just return it. So she took the tea to the Post Office and sent it to the return address on the box. Several weeks later she called WuYi to check on the refund, and was told that they couldn't issue a refund without a tracking number for the package. This was the point where she decided to stop trying to handle this by herself and told me about it. What I did:First I checked on the web and read some of the hundreds of comments about this being a huge scam. One person gave a number for Wu Yi's headquarters: 780-416-0211, which is a Canadian area code. Someone else gave the headquarters address as 722 N 143rd St, Seattle, phone 206-883-5406. I live in Seattle so I started with the 206 number. It went to the voicemail of a woman who didn't identify herself, so I didn't bother leaving a msg. Next I called the number that my daughter's bank statement listed for the charges: 866-449-5567.After a lengthy recording that encouraged me to visit their website, I got someone named Melissa on the line. The first thing I always do when I expect resistance from a company representative is to ask for their full name and the physical address of the building where they are. They never give their last names and are usually reluctant to state their location, but asking these questions is slightly creepy and seems to put them a little off balance. Melissa wouldn't tell me either, so I mentioned the Seattle street address I had found. She sounded a little taken aback but said that that was the correct company headquarters address, and quickly added that she was in a call center outside of Dallas. I said just a second and let her listen to me typing this info into my computer. I then told her the whole history of the situation. As expected, she said she couldn't issue a refund without a tracking number. I explained that I didn't have a tracking number because nobody had told my underage daughter to get one. Melissa took my phone number and looked up the order# for me, which I noted down. Then she put me on hold for a couple minutes, came back and said she couldn't give a refund because they had not received the package yet.I told her my daughter had returned the package several weeks ago, their company had had ample time to receive and process it, and I didn't care if they couldn't find it in their warehouse. They were going to refund all the charges. Now basically I had no expectation that the first person I talked to was going to authorize a refund, because that only happens with reputable companies. My goal was to consume a few minutes of her time and establish that I was determined, without threatening her or otherwise giving her a legitimate reason to hang up on me. I babbled on and on about how I was aware that when returning merchandise it's normal to contact the company first and get some sort of authorization code or a special address, and had it been up to me I would have done that, but they were dealing with an inexperienced minor and had given her no instructions, so whatever they got was what they got. Then I told her that she and I both knew Wu Yi was a scam, that I had found hundreds of customer complaints about her company on the web, that I had in front of me the email addresses of over 150 people who felt they'd been scammed, as well as the address of the Washington State Attorney General's office, who is already investigating their company. All of this was bullshit, at least as far as I know. I was just eating up more of her time. After about 5 minutes she wasn't budging, so I said I wanted to talk with her supervisor. She said sure. When I asked the supervisor's name, she didn't know. I was incredulous -- you don't know the name of your own supervisor? She hemmed and hawed but then put me on hold for another minute to talk to the nameless supervisor. When she came back she said that the supervisor had confirmed that they couldn't give me a refund. I said fine, I'll be happy to talk with the supervisor myself now. She said the supervisor was only going to tell me the same thing. I said no she's not, because I'm going to have an entirely different conversation with her, and I'll wait while you connect me now. I also asked if she would like to add my attorney's contact information to the notes she had been typing, and she said uh... ok, sure, so I rattled off the name and phone number of a Seattle lawyer I had looked up at random on the web. After another brief hold a different person came on the line and preemptively told me that she had authorized a refund of the most recent $59.95 charge, but that's all she could do. Things were right on track. The second person you talk to will usually do something for you, expecting to be rid of you. I asked for her name (Debra), last name (nope), and if she was at the Seattle address -- no, she was at another call center in Illinois. I gave Debra the entire history of the problem, continuing to repeat myself and demonstrate my willingness to consume her time. She mentioned that all the charges were stated in the Terms and Conditions that my daughter had agreed to, etc. I pointed out that she was a minor and could not legally make contracts, and asked for her supervisor. She said she couldn't connect me but gave me a number to call, which turned out to be the 780 number I had already gotten from the web. Bingo. In my experience getting a non-800 number which you have to dial yourself means you are getting closer to the person you actually want to talk to. That call is usually where you either get what you want or you don't. But what happened next was a huge surprise. 780-416-0211 was answered by a wonderfully cheery and pleasant woman named Susan with a Fargo-esque accent. I didn't get as far as asking for her last name or location. As soon as I told her I was calling for a refund on behalf of my teenage daughter and gave ner my daughter's name and the order number, she looked it up and immediately said she would refund all the charges going back to the beginning. Amazing! Suddenly I was past the bouncers who couldn't do anything and was in the Executive Suite with a handful of pretzels and a martini. As Susan pecked away at her computer we chatted pleasantly and I asked what her job was. She said she authorized refunds of payments older than 30 days, and that she also had the "Master Cancel Button." Presumably this is the button that does the real account cancellations, as opposed to the pretend ones that the front-line people do. When I mentioned that there were also some membership fees and web access fees she cheerfully said she would refund those too. I didn't even have to ask. She


angela 7 years ago

I fell for this and had the EXACT SAME PROBLEM as the last three posts. They will take your money and keep charging you for it and you won't get money back unless you fight for it. They never ask you if you want to be charged for what they charge you for, and they are very, very hard to contact if you do have a problem. They have only limited hours and lots of different numbers to call. Just DO NOT ORDER THIS TEA. Will save you lots of hassle and probably lots of money.


Patti 7 years ago

Whatever you do, DO NOT ORDER THIS TEA!!!! I ordered it and cancelled it immediately! However it has been two months and I am still receiving it and being charged! Then they sign you up for all of these other things and share your credit card number with 2-3 other companies. I've had to cancel my credit card to get it all to stop.

You cannot get through to them because the number the put on your credit card statement is not a correct number. So you have to "chat" with them through the web. Then you have to call the other two companies that they scammed you in to signing up with to cancel their services as well. And of course, they don't refund you the money, they just cancel your subscription.


steph 7 years ago

I have been experiencing the same torubles as L.S. with the Wu-Yi source tea. I first ordered it at the end of November 2008, and was shocked when I saw that the price had soared from something reasonable to around £40 for postage for the trial. I also foolishly didn't pay attention to the catch: unless you return the month extra supply they send you along with a reason why the tea isn't working for you, they will charge you for it.

Unfortunately, I had to spend 6 weeks in France over Christmas and January and was not able to check my bank account during this time. I returned to England yesterday and to my horror saw that every week since I first ordered the tea between £4 and £9 was being withdrawn and I had to pay for the overseas transaction fees!!

My account had gone into overdraft and my bank's fraudline said although they had had many complaints about this type of scam it technically isn't illegal and they couldn't cover it.

As it would cost me so much in postage now to send it all back to America plus all the mental energy and persistence required, I don't know if it's worth my time or money pursuing the refund of what has turned out to be £191. I've now had to cancel my card and order a new one to stop the ongoing payments.

Honestly, anyone reading this, please be careful and avoid sites like these.


L.S 7 years ago

11th February 2009

In November 2008 I was browsing the web for inspiration to motivate me to lose a few pounds in weight. I do not believe in quick fix, lazy methods and I know that a healthy diet and plenty of exercise is the only way to achieve your goals – No pain, no gain! But I stumbled across this Wuyi Tea and they sell it so well on the website that I thought I would give the free trail a go. With the money back guarantee, as they say, ‘what do I have to lose’…..I’ll tell you.

Firstly, I am on a site that claims to be for the UK and ends in co.uk. Clearly everything on the site is in USD but I figured that they must have a UK distribution as well.

You have to enter your name, your current weight, your goal weight, your height and gender for them to calculate whether or not you qualify for this product as they say it is not for people who just want to lose a few pounds. This is funny because I have since entered a fake details of someone very tall and underweight wanting to lose just 4lbs and it says they qualify despite displaying this fake person’s BMI as dangerously underweight.

On the next page it tells you that if you do not fill out your details within 4 minutes it will time out. How is this fair trade? Surely you should be given as much time as you need to read all the details carefully? Anyway, if you read fast enough, this page does tell you about two supposed bonus offers they will give you which are ebooks. Personally I did not read this first time round and after 3 months of credit card bills have finally noticed they have been charging me monthly for these two ‘bonus’ offers which apparently you have to revisit their website to download. I didn’t even want these, never had them and yet have still paid for them.

So once you have rushed through that page and entered your name and address, you are taken to the page that requires your credit card details. There it states that you are just paying for the shipping fees of $4.95 and then if you are happy with the product after 14 days they will bill you for it later (monthly). It does not however, say anything about the shipping costing more if you are outside of the USA. I would have expected it to as common sense tells you that you would pay more to send something overseas but then I am on a .co.uk website so maybe not? You enter your credit card details and it asks you to confirm that you are happy to proceed to pay what was around £2 at the time. This is stated on the page in GBP so seen as they had converted it automatically, I was pleased to agree to pay that small amount for shipping to give this thing a go. The next page pops up saying that you for paying us $24.95 at which you can imagine my shock. At no point did I agree to that. For postage of £16.87 I probably wouldn’t have bothered. There is another page somewhere on the site that tells you in small print that outside of the USA the shipping costs more but it had not been shown anytime prior to this stage of the process and I was not happy.

I got in touch as soon as possible to cancel everything and tell them it was a mistake but they said it had already shipped. I’m sure this was a lie because it took a long time to arrive. They said all I could do was return it once it arrived and then they would refund it. I thought that would be okay so that is what I did. They asked me to send it by UPS or similar but for the cost of over £50 I decided to send it recorded via Royal Mail at just over £10 because they were not going to pay the postage for me.

Assuming I would just be around £10 out of pocket I was annoyed but relieved to think this was almost over. No such luck… They would not refund the initial $24.95 for postage overseas to send me the product I did not even want and had asked not be sent to me. They then took a further $59.95 from my credit card for the product as if I had kept it. I had to get in touch again and this was refunded. I asked them to remove me from all records and never charge my credit card to anything again.

I thought that now close to £30 out of pocket, it was all over and I could put it down to a learning experience. Today I saw my online credit card statement showing two payments having been taken yesterday. One for $4.95 and one for $9.95. I looked back and saw that these same two payments had been taken at the beginning of January and the one for $4.95 had been taken another time in December also. That is a total of $34.75 between December and February and I had no idea.

I contacted the credit card company who said they would dispute it for me and once they told me who was taking these fees, I contacted the WuYi Tea people yet again. This time I was given two USA phone numbers to call to cancel these two subscriptions. I did this and they said that although I would make no further payments, they would not refund anything. Am I going to find anymore hidden traps in this in the months to come?

This whole episode has cost me around £50 now and I have had absolutely nothing for it. No product, nothing but stress, aggravation, time wasted and money lost. I think it is outrageous that anyone can operate in such a way. It is not only misleading but I am certain that they actually lie on their website. I don’t know if there is anyone I can go to to claim any of my loss back but I really want to stop other innocent people from falling into the same series of traps with these people.


Kayla 7 years ago

I was just reading through all of these comments and something jumped out at me... one person says "Thanks for saving me 50 dollars" because they were about to buy the wu yi tea,... another person says, "thanks for saving me 37 dollars", and one woman said that the wu yi tea company is in China,... one said its based in Arizona.... well... I was about to be charged $60.00 for the tea and they told me they were based in Iowa... I don't know... I think it sounds like a scam to me


Barb 7 years ago

I am in the UK and was recommended by a friend to use these teas. I too have had my credit card deducted and have sent back the tea (registered parcel service) which was a further £11.00, all in all for the use of 6 teabags spending $84.90 so far + the UK postage. What a scam ! Do not sign up for the "free tea"


Scott 7 years ago

Hello, I found this site. I never heard of this stuff until some lady called to confirm my shipment. I told her I hadn't ordered anything so absolutely don't send me anything. She said that it already had shipped (what was the point of calling me?). Anyway she also gave me the last 4 digits of the credit card. The thing is that I don't have a credit card with those last four digits. So now I'm a little freaked out about identity theft or something. But why order tea and send it to me if you've stolen my identity?

It probably their company doing some kind of push marketing -- if I like the tea maybe I'll reorder? Meanwhile I'm going to review every credit card I have. Unfortunately my family has MANY credit cards.


milly 7 years ago

I just ordered the free trail on the website, omg my fault didn't see it would be extra to ship to uk. I looked up the product after i ordered silly of me and found this. I checked my account straight after as i have a habit of checkin up on my money only to find out some money had been taken even though it says on the confirmation page no money will be take till after the trial period so i contacted the online people and she told me that the money which had been taken was for shipping i was like ok. then she said i would get another charge of 59.95 after, i was like what! for what. i dont want this product for more than two weeks and she sent me terms and condition like im an idiot (i didn't read it i didn't even see it anywere) and it clearly says if AFTER the 14 days you wish to continue do you get that charge. and she said i would have to send it back and i told her i only just ordered i want to cancel n she did and aparantely my money is gonna be put back within 24hrs. il keep u updated. SCAM artists fill their page with a lot of info but not the fine prints.


Maria 7 years ago

Hello everyone! I ordered this tea and i was charged $5 on my visa for shipping,as they had a thing" free trail if ur qulified according to yr weight" and u have to pay only for shipping.I just got it 2day.I've checked my visa they charged me only once so far($5),but after reading all yr posts i just called credit company and i got my card cancelled just "in case". Thanks for the warning!


michelle 7 years ago

Thank God I found your site!


Stephanie 7 years ago

Comments are very helpful in making my decision.


Jostew 7 years ago

I'm spewing that I ordered from them in the first place when I thought it was for trial only ($11 dollars only) but charged $66 and today I received 3 boxes of it and charged $180. The invoice doesn't have any no. on it and its somewhere in America IA which doesn't make any sense to me. How do I get my money back? Every swear word is coming out of my mouth of this low life scammers. I hope they rot in hell with their black, blue or red tea. Bast__rds! I am in Australia..Help! Their website has an email address and when I emailed to him the email came back to me saying with an error message that no such address etc etc.


charlita 7 years ago

Add me to the list of people who have received a package completely out of the blue from these jokers. I've checked both likely credit cards and no weird charges are on there. I'm writing refused on the package and sending it back. I also sent their "support" address an e-mail that I was reporting them to the FTC (which I did) and if they attempt to bill me, I will take further legal action. Happily, I work for a large law firm where the attorneys would take great delight in writing a nasty-gram to these hucksters.


Julia 7 years ago

It is a pity so many people fall for these 'miracle teas'.

What worries me is that because os all these scams the real power of tea - especially green tea - will be ignored just because some stupid people got scammed by greedy people.

Listen, you don't need any miracle tea - tea is affordable and available everywhere. You can buy it without presscription and there are no side effects.

You just need to know a couple of things about tea but you definitely don't need to buy tea from one specific vendor. There is no patent on tea and hopefully there never will be.

Read this article on more info on tea:

http://www.greentea-weightloss.org/

I wish everybody a 'scam free' day:-)


Carmel 7 years ago

I sent off for the "free samples" ! I now want to cancel the order before they start taking money from my account , but, having tried the phone number, and living outside the USA I can't get through. Im at my wits end because I don't know how to get through to these people ... Can anyone give me any advice ? I'd be so grateful...


wondering 7 years ago

doesn't the wu-yi tea have all these other wieght loss aids in it as well that they claim on their site... i cant remember what they are called, but isn't that the reason it is a "weight loss tea" not just purely the tea?


Lurdes Hull 7 years ago

Like many of you, I saw a pop up on my monitor and thought it was worth my while to spend some of my time reading it. I was in the process of filling my details when another pop up came up saying:warning your session is about to expire. We will give you only a few more minutes 9or something like that) to complete your order ... - That was when i decided to press cancel it as I realized it was all a load of bull s**t! Then as if the site new what I was doing, a picture of girl with earphone appeared telling not to go yet as she had an even better offer for the same propduct for me. I just lol and closed the site - how terrible is that? That site is really trying to get into your pockets, no matter what!

Guys out there, be careful.

I am looking at this site, and I can see that might suspicion was proved correct. I am so glad i didn't go any further though.


Karen 7 years ago

I do not recommend purchasing this product from this company. I found that besides being charged $4.95 for the initial shipping of this product, another $4.95 was charged prior to the end of the 14 day trial as explained by the representative as a security deposit for your next order, which is not refundable. I returned the product with in the time allowed to get a refund of the $59.95 which I was charged. The representative told me that it would take 2 weeks to credit my charge card. Besides, I was not told that other charges would be placed on my credit card, one for $4.95 to Ebooks, then another $9.95 2 weeks later. Then, after calling ebooks to cancel this, I was informed that hat they had charged me $14.90 was not refundable. So, I spent a total of $24.90, plus the $11.75 to sent the product back equaling a total of $36.65 so far. Then 2 weeks later I am being charged two charges of $4.95 each. I am being told that these charges are coming from Insider secrets. What is that? I will report back as soon as I find out where these charges are coming from.

By the way, I did not see any results form the this product, nor do I beleive that it comes from where they say it does.


Stacy 7 years ago

Hi,

12 months ago I purchased this product and returned it also in under the 30 days. I chatted with the same rep that I am sure a million other people chatted with...........boy that Ralph guy sure is busy! It took them 3 months before they credited my account .........of course minus the handling fees.

Now the reason for writing you all again is a heads-up on what is coming for all that actually purchased the tea and used credit cards. (Us all I'm sure!!!) Anyway, I found out this January that all of my information was sold or given to other parties (3rd parties) ???? Their sight said it was confidential and had the safety lock symbol. I am now on 3 different international information sharing sights. I receive at least 20-30 calls a day from these people and have had charges put on my account by one of them that I cleary said " No Thanks" to. I still pay a price the price............12 months later.........for trusting this company. Now, for some reason you couldn't understand why your unlisted # is getting all of these marketing calls maybe this info will help. The reason I know it was them is because I always use different names for every purchase done over the internet so I can track info. Also, one of the marketing people let me know that my information was shared by a company I made a purchase from and gave me that same name I used to purchase the tea...........( my system worked, sucks that now I have to change all my personal information, though!)

If you are going through this you can go to Do Not call.gov and have your #'s taken off the national listings. Also, think about changing your credit card #'s

Hopefully, I have helped those of you who were once in my shoes 12 months ago with this new info. Wishing you the very best on not getting put on any telemarketing lists.

Stacy


Amy 7 years ago

Coming from a yo yo dieter!

Trust me weigh loss SUCKS it will NEVER be a quick fix and no ''magic'' tea can lessen your efforts. Its a life change and nothing can help you except for yourself. Please listen to people like maddie the're here to help! i have drunk organic teas for a long time, yes they are good for internal health, however, im fat and constantly struggle with weigh loss.

Thanks Maddie


creditcrunchedmum 7 years ago

thanks for all comments avoided a huge scam at a time where money is tight and not need the hassle even if feeling frumpy ....going for a jog...drinking more water...


Cindy 7 years ago

I received the product (Wu-Yi tea) in the mail (unsolicited) After researching this company, and contactiing my bank, and credit cards, I sent the following email. If anyone is interested in getting the contact information for the agencies I have notified, go to www.consumer.gov/idtheft.

Natura Brands, LLC I received a package from your company and never even heard of you or your product. Please don't try to charge any of my accounts. I would like to know what card you are attempting to gain access and how you were able to gain access it. I am reporting your company to the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Response Center( FRCA), the Office the Comptroller of Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, Office of Thrift Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Department of Transportation, Office of Financial Management, and the State Attorney General. I imagine your company is familiar with these agencies. Your company has continued the illegal practices, in spite of numerous complaints of others.


puglady 7 years ago

I received a package in the mail from Wu-Yi (unsolicited). I returned it the next day unopened. I received my credit card statement and found three charges from Wu-Yi on it. I have no idea how they got my credit card number and am infuriated! I called Wu-Yi and got the line about taking time for my account to be credited, but was so shocked I didn't think to ask how they got my credit card number in the first place. I now have to file a dispute with my credit card company and cancel the card. I would definitely tell people to stay away from this company.


asadd 7 years ago

I ordered the trial be fore reading this. So i went back to the website and went on live chat that same day and asked them to cancel it. They said they have cancelled everything and had taken my credit details off. We'll see if I get charged.


ang 7 years ago

thanks for posting this, good thing I googled it before i bought it! i was really sold on their site.


lissette 7 years ago

Hey,i odered the tea like a month ago,i got a free trial for 14.95 and a week later i received my tea.ive tried it but im not a fan of tea.I think the tea has helped me with my digestive system and im looking forward to lose at least ten pounds.Although if you odered the tea and they are still charging you for it even if you don't want it you can call the costumer service to cancel your subscribtion at 1-866-449-5567 its a toll free call but i warn you that you have to wait like 30 mins for them to answer.sorry my english is terrible!


lou 7 years ago

I got a package with tea and pills. I have never ordered this product, never even heard of it. So far no charges on my card. I have heard that any product sent to you, without ordering is not your obligation to pay. I sure hope that is true.


Shaun 7 years ago

Whew!....thought id check some postings before i made a decision to buy this product. Here's my 10 cents worth...im a fitness trainer currently helping a 46 yr old male who is grossly overweight. BMI of 54 and has been diagnosed with Sleep Apneoa. 4 weeks ago he decided enough was enough when he almost collected a tree nodding off whilst driving with the kids in the car. Ironically enough back in the days he was one hell of an athlete representing his country. 4 weeks ago he came to me for help...talk about focused, he threw out all his mayonaises, sodas, basically anything that tasted good..lol.

I thought id take it nice and slow in the gym due to his absence from physical activity in the last few years...i was wrong. During the last month he has worked on the programme i gave him and then some! More importantly his focus at home ie meals with the family etc has been exceptional. No doubt we all know what made him decide to change his lifestyle. Long story short 4 weeks ago he weighed in 435lbs. He is now 396lbs, a total weight loss of 39lbs! No secret formula here, just exercise and healthy eating. :-)


Derek Troy 7 years ago

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! To Maddie and to EVERYONE of you who has posted a comment. I was contemplating buying this "wonder-tea" and didn't. Now that I see all the negative reviews and the difficulties of returns, etc., I am glad I stuck to my gut feeling and didn't go through with the purchase! I'm sorry for all of you who had problems and hope that everyone gets their money back!Thank you again, EVERYONE!!!


Maria 7 years ago

I have been curious of this tea for a while now and finally went through with purchasing it. After doing that I immediately changed my mind and got really nervous, so I got on the 24/7 online chat and asked loads of quesitons.

According to the person I spoke with, you will not get charged if you send back the months suply within the 14 day trial. In total you get a package with 60 tea bags. The trial includes 28 tea bags so if you send back 32 tea bags you will not be charged. However, to send back the tea, you need to find out the address which is not clearly stated anywhere.

Their website says you can't cancel a confirmed order as it has been sent to the shipping company directly, but the lady in the live chat said cancellation was easy, and there are three ways of doing it.

So I cancelled within an hour of purchase and am hoping it isn't going to be a problem...


Amy 7 years ago

I bought Wu Yi tea and was very upset to find out they automatically charged my account monthly. On the upside, they refunded my money with no hassles and were very nice. I had no other out of pocket expenses with getting my money back. They just credited my account and did so within two days. Thank you so much for the article. I wish I had found this out before even purchasing the product.


marilyn 7 years ago

i just ordered gine credit card details then saw your sit e. Got straight back on to chat line an cancelled. Then rang bank an cancelled card. Hope it all works.Thanks for the warning. Marilyn


rosemary marlo 7 years ago

The tea is yuckkkkk.... I got crabs just smelling the tea.....


Will 7 years ago

Just a note: In your article you mention how it says "May" for the claims. I just wanted to point out that it is against US law (FDA) to state with certainty that ANY herb can have a medicinal effect on the body. If you look at other herb supplements they will say something similar... i.e. "May reduce risk of..."


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SasseGuide 7 years ago from Reno, NV

People are always looking for the silver bullet to fix weight loss issues. The reality is there are no magic solutions and everyone should avoid teas, drinks, supplement and all the bad advice in the magazines at the grocery store. If you really want to lose weight, consume less calories than you burn in a day. If you have trouble with this, as many people do, you should seek the help of a professional. With a medical weight loss program anyone can lose weight and maintain a healthy weight if they are committed to changing their bad habits.


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kenderso 7 years ago from Phoenix

I seems like these supplements have some health benefits but fall short of the claims for weight loss. There's nothing that takes the place of exercise and healthy diet.


brandi 7 years ago

yeah good luck getting a refund back.. ihave asked them not to charge my account for the past four months... Im gonna have to get an attourney.. They wont stop taking my money! I have even sent their product back. Still no refund.


atin 7 years ago

Fantastic site!! - thanks Maddie -you just saved me from this scam with your blofgs


maggie 7 years ago

I got tea & pills in the mail. I have no idea why. I didn't order anything! Anyone else have this problem? There have been so many scams like this going around lately. I suppose we don't punish criminal execs. Who cares about small businesses breaking the law? Like anyone is going to go after them?


Total rip off 7 years ago

I agree whole heartedly with the previous "Easily overlooked" comment. However this company should not be allowed to continue with their misleading adverts. I too was too busy to read their extremely long winded Terms and Conditions properly and have ended up paying $85.00 for 1 month's supply of TEA!!! Time there was proper online advertising restrictions!


Its easy to overlook... 7 years ago

I lead an extremely busy lifestyle as most of us do today. I decided to try WuYi Tea as it came with the 14 day trial.

They told me I would be charged $30 a month on my credit card, of course...I somehow thought that would be $15 for a box of tea. WRONG! It's $30 a box!!!

I have no one to blame except myself, but I get so busy with life's chores that I failed to look at how much I was REALLY paying. AND of course, the tea DOES NOT help you loose weight...lol. The weight loss system included does...but the weight loss system will work regardless of whether or not you drink the tea.

I did find one benefit from drinking WuYi Tea...it kept me regular...yupp...but so does any other Ooolong tea.

Just think twice before you decide to pay $30 for 1 measely box of tea! EEKS!

Someone is definitely laughing all the way to the bank!


Jackie 7 years ago

Thank you so much for the valuble information about this tea. I too was almost taken by the great advertising. What an expensive lesson this would have been! Keep up the great work!

Thank you.


WuYi_Must_DIE 7 years ago

People, these Wu Yi bastards are now stealing people's credit card information and calling them at home, saying they ordered this ridiculous scam tea. When you try to call back, they say that the shipment probably cannot be stopped.

I got a call at home yesterday. With the weakening economy, criminals like this are trying even harder to steal hardworking people's money. Watch out. I had never even heard of this tea and have no idea how these fools got my information.


PA 7 years ago

I've used slim-30 about 2-3 years ago. When I first started taking the pill, i would get very thirsty and would not feel hungry at all. i just kept on drinking water very day, but also ate a little dinner meal. i started at 163lbs. after taking slim-30 for 4 months, my weight dropped to 137lbs. yeah, i'm telling the truth, but after the forth month, i would only take to pill every other day, just to maintain my weight, but i noticed that the pill wasn't working like before-it made me wanna eat more and more food, i didn't feel thirsty anymore, i started gaining my weigh back, now i'm ten puonds heavier than before i started the diet. i don't know what the pill to do my fat, but after i stopped taking it, i feel like my fat are just blowing up like a balloon again, it must of just shrink my fat...not burn it.


Gullible Girl 7 years ago

yeah totally fell for the scam myself!

i got it and it is a "free 14 day trial" what they fail to mention is that they send you the regular product and then just charge you after 14 days!

$60 for tea!

i got my money back, but had to pay shipping

and they charge you for "membership" every two weeks, and "web access"

there went a TON of this poor college girl's money

SERIOUSLY do NOT fall for this crap, diet and exercise and drink regular green tea if you want to loose weight


Fiona 7 years ago

I got an unsolicited email for this tea, normally I just delete such emails but this time I didn't & got sucked in, but used their web chat to cancel and got a refund. Paid £16.45 and was refunded £16.40. Our 'chat' was on the 18 Dec and the money showed in my credit card account on 18 Dec. I'll put a copy of my chat here to help others, please note, I've sent the chat to email several times while we were chatting. Don't just do it once during the chat or leave it till the end of the chat. And as I told 'Trish' I did contact my credit card company and put a block on so they couldn't take any more money from me. Oh, and big thanks to others who have written before me, I wouldn't have known about the BBB's if it weren't for you, we don't have that here in the UK. Keep up all the help & support, we all get duped at times.

info: You are now chatting with 'Trish'Trish: Welcome to Wu-Yi Source, I hope you have had a great day so far. I am happy to assist you with any questions you might have regarding the tea, which has helped countless people around the globe.info: Your chat transcript will be sent to .... at the end of your chat.You: I am asking for a cancellation and a full refund. The order confirmation page clearly states the following: “You will have 2 full weeks after you receive your tea to evaluate the product and see the results for yourself before you are ever billed. If you’re still not sure after that, you are still fully covered by our 60-Day Full Money Back Guarantee (which doesn’t start until after the 2 full weeks).” Yet payment was taken on the very same day as the order was placed. I have not received any confirmation email or the product. Trish: Could you please provide me with your full name and email address, so that I can pull up your details?You: My email address is: .... My order number is: .... Date of order is: 2008 Trish: Ok, please provide me a minute, while I locate your transaction.Trish: You have been removed from the auto ship program and you will not be receiving any further shipments. As per the Terms and Conditions you agreed to before placing your order, your card will be charged the discounted rate of $59.95 for the first shipment of slimming tea after the completion of the trial period.Trish: Your cancellation # isTrish: Trish: You will not be charged the $59.95 for the free trial if we receive the package back before the 14 days trial period is over. If the package arrives after that, then you will still be refunded. info: Your chat transcript will be sent to .... at the end of your chat.Trish: Please return the portions of tea and Burn Pills you wish to be refunded for to:Wu-Yi USA Army Post Road Distribution3600 Army Post Road Des Moines, IA 50321 Please send package back either UPS, FedEx, or if you prefer to ship via USPS, please ask for "Delivery Confirmation". You will be provided with a tracking code - it is very important to PLEASE KEEP THIS TRACKING CODE.Refunds are processed every two weeks; you will receive an email from us immediately after we have refunded you. Please include correspondence in the package with your reason for return and write your RMA (Return Merchandize Authorization) number CLEARLY on the outside of the package so that we can identify it as yours, which is:Trish: Trish: Your trial pack is in transit You: Thank you, when can I expect to see the full refund showing in my credit card account?Trish: Your account has been charged on Dec, 2008 by $59.95 for the international shipping charges Trish: Shipping charges are non refundable You: Excuse me?info: Your chat transcript will be sent to .... at the end of your chat.Trish: Sorry Shipping charges are non refundable Trish: I would like to inform you that we ship international shipments via best shipping method (DHL) which is much expensive. In order to secure your shipment and our authentic Wu-Yi Tea, we charge an extra $20 for international orders. I hope you can understand.You: Where does it say that shipping charges are non refundable in the Terms & Conditions?info: Your chat transcript will be sent to .... at the end of your chat.Trish: https://www.wu-yisource.com/terms_new.phpTrish: Please read the terms and conditions You: I am contacting my credit card company as soon as I’ve logged off here and will tell them that this is a fraudulent charge and that a full refund is due and to block any further attempts for payments. Trish: If for any reason you are unhappy with Wu-Yi after the free trial is over, simply return the tea for a refund. If you have any issues, or want to be refunded, please email us at support@wu-yisource.com or call us at (866) 449-5567.Bonuses, shipping fees non-refundable.Trish: Our 60 Day Money Back GuaranteeTrish: You will not be charged any further You: I have read the Terms & Conditions and it says clearly that a full refund is due.You: I have heard a lot of horror stories about people trying to get replies from the lack of email service and the telephone service is worse than the email service. Trish: Just a moment pleaseTrish: We have refunded your money, your credit will back within 7-10 business days to your account.You: Thank you, if it isn't then I will be reporting you to both The Better Business Bureau of California and the BBB of Billings Montana. I will also post my bad experience with your company on as many blog sites as I can find.info: Your chat transcript will be sent to .... at the end of your chat.Trish: We have cancelled and refunded your account You: Thank you, now I will contact my credit card company and inform them just to be sure. Have a nice day and enjoy the festive season. Goodbye. FionaTrish: Thank you very much for chatting with us today. We hope the rest of your day is an excellent one. Trish: Please feel free to come back, for any further assistance. As our live chat assistance is available 24 X 7.info: Your chat transcript will be sent to .... at the end of your chat.

To make it a bit easier on myself when I was chatting, beforehand I typed up most of what I wanted to say in a word document, so I only had to copy & paste, that way I could choose my wording carefully and was less likely to forget something. I've only deleted my contact info for personal reasons i.e. I don't want them contacting me over my post. Good luck all. Fiona


Margaret Knight 7 years ago

Hi Maddie i live in Scotland and i too have been fooled with this con. It was supposed to be a free trial of 60 tea bags and 60 pills and i thought that would be the last of it but they have took £110.00 from my bank account just two weeks before christmas. I went on the live chat and i got the same load of rubbish as everyone else, they promised they would not take any more money from me and to send back the other 3 months supply by FEDX OR DHL i went to my post office to do this but is was going to cost me a futher £70.00 which i cannot afford so it looks like i will have to keep them. i am going to contact a consumers tv programme about this to see if the can sort it out. also how can they justify paying money for the booklets they sent with the tea.


Jeff and Dee 7 years ago

Well, well, well. Around December 7, 2008 my credit card company called me with some peculiar charges made to my account. Whe I told them that I had not made any purchases on that card for a week, they cancelled my card and retired the account number. Not more than 3 days after the call came, I received a box of Wu-Yi Source products. I don't watch Oprah, and I don't subscribe to any miracle diets. I work out, and try to eat right. I didn't have any idea what Wu-Yi Tea was. I hadn't ordered any from anyone on or off line. But here was this package. A box with a box of tea bags and a bottle of pills. A product preparation guide and a guide on how to lose the weight using the tea. I NEVER BOUGHT IT! What gets me is the fact that I was charged for the kit, and it was sent to me, and I never even heard of this stuff before. Talk about a scam! The Credit card Co. has gone after the un authorized charges. I'm keeping it. I'm drinking it. (not expecting anything more than a cup of tea) Bastards.


tarnz 7 years ago

Hi there, was going thru the process of ordering the wu li tea "free trial" and pay the shippin cost of $4.95....didn't make transaction why "insufficient funds" phew....so i cancelled out the whole website and came upon the above message board.....saved my day.....I will just stick to drinkin oolong tea from the chinese store i go to buy a box for NZ$1.50 and keep up with own exercise and meal plans.....Thanks heaps for this page......


Dee 7 years ago

Doug, that's wonderful information. Thanks for sharing.


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

I had never heard of this tea. I do appreciate the warnings. It is so easy to get pulled in my marketing ploys.


Doug 7 years ago

Okay folks, here is how I got a FULL REFUND OF ALL CHARGES for Wu Yi tea. I apologize for the length of the posting. I wanted to give you as much info as possible. Background:In August my teenage daughter inadvertently got hooked into the Wu Yi membership scam on some website, which I think was www.insidersecretsguide.com. She thought she was just ordering an introductory sample of tea, but a few days after it arrived she got a larger package containing several more boxes. She didn't open any of the tea and procrastinated about returning the tea, Then school started and no further shipments came, so she forgot about the whole thing. Meanwhile the Wu Yi folks were billing her monthly for $59.95 plus the bogus membership fee and "web access fee." My daughter has no credit card, only a bank account where she puts babysitting money. The account came with a debit card which she rarely uses. So when the website asked for a credit card # she used the debit card #. Big mistake. In late November she tried to user her debit card and found it overdrawn, which tipped her off that something was amiss. Obviously there's a lesson there about paying attention to monthly bank statements. Four charges of $59.95 plus all the other charges added up to over $300. Her small bank account was cleaned out. She called the phone number listed with the bank charges and asked to cancel her membership. As far as what to do with the tea, the person on the phone just told her to return it -- no instructions whatsoever. So my daughter took the tea to the Post Office and sent it to the return address on the box. Several weeks later she called Wu Yi again to check on the refund, and was told that they couldn't issue a refund without a tracking number for the package. This was the point where she decided to stop trying to handle this by herself and told me about it. What I did:First I checked on the web and read some of the hundreds of comments about this being a huge scam. One person gavea number for their headquarters: 780-416-0211, which is a Canadian area code. Someone else gave the headquarters address as 722 N 143rd St, Seattle, phone 206-883-5406. I live in Seattle so I started with the 206 phone number. It went to the voicemail of a woman who didn't identify herself. I didn't bother leaving a msg. Next I called the number that my daughter's bank statement list with the charges: 866-449-5567.After a lengthy recording that encouraged me to visit their website, I pressed 1 and got Melissa on the line. The first thing I always do when I expect resistance from a company representative is to ask for their full name. I let her hear me type Melissa into my computer, then I asked for her last name and the physical address of the building she was sitting in right now. They never give their last names and seldom give a street address, but asking the questions is slightly creepy and seems to make these people feel a little less in control. I mentioned the Seattle street address I had found, and asked if that was where she was located. She said that was the correct company headquarters address but that she was in a call center outside of Dallas. I then told her the whole history of the situation. As expected, she said she couldn't issue a refund without a tracking number. I explained that I didn't have a tracking number because nobody had told my underage daughter to get one, so she had just mailed the package at the post office. Michelle took my phone number and looked up the order#, which I noted down. Then she put me on hold for a couple minutes, came back and said she couldn't give a refund because they had not received the package yet.Still going as expected. I told her my daughter had returned the package, their company had had ample time to receive and process it, and I didn't care if they couldn't find it in their warehouse. They were going to refund all the charges. Now basically I had no expectation that the first person I talked to was going to authorize a refund. That only happens with reputable companies. My goal was to consume a few minutes of her time and establish that I was determined, without threatening her or otherwise giving her a legitimate reason to hang up on me. I babbled on and on about how I was aware that when returning merchandise it's normal to contact the company first and get some sort of authorization code or a special address, and had it been me I would have done that, but they were dealing with an inexperienced minor and had given her no instructions, so what they got was what they got. Then I told her that she and I both knew Wu Yi was a scam, that I had found hundreds of customer complaints about her company on the web, that I had in front of me the email addresses of over 150 people who felt they'd been scammed, as well as the address of the Washington State Attorney General's office, who is already investigating their company. All of this was bullshit, at least as far as I know. I was just eating up time. After about 5 minutes she wasn't budging, so I said I wanted to talk with her supervisor. She said sure. When I asked the supervisor's name, she didn't know. I was incredulous -- you don't know the name of your own supervisor? She said it was just a different department. So ok, she put me on hold for a minute or so, then came back and said that the supervisor had confirmed that they couldn't give me a refund. I said fine, I'll be happy to talk with the supervisor myself now. She said the supervisor was only going to tell me the same thing. I said no she's not, because I'm going to have an entirely different conversation with her, and I'll wait while you connect me now. I also asked if she would like to add my attorney's contact information to the notes she had been typing, and she said uh... ok, sure, so I rattled off the name and phone number of a lawyer I had looked up at random on the web. After another brief hold a different person came on the line and preemptively told me that she had authorized a refund of the most recent $59.95 charge, but that's all she could do. So far things were going exactly as expected. The second person you talk to is usually the one who does something for you and expects to be rid of you. I asked for her name (Debra), last name (nope), and if she was at the Seattle address -- no, she volunteered that she was at another call center in Illinois. I gave Debra the entire history of the problem, continuing to repeat myself and demonstrate my willingness to consume her time. She mentioned that all the charges were in the Terms and Conditions that my daughter had agreed to, etc. I ignored this and asked for her supervisor. She said she couldn't connect me but gave me a number to call. It was the 780 number. Bingo. In my experience getting a non-800 number which you have to dial yourself means you are getting closer to the person you want to talk to. That call is usually where you either get what you want or you don't. But what happened next was a huge surprise. 780-416-0211 was answered by a wonderfully cheery and pleasant woman named Susan with a Fargo-esque accent. I didn't get as far as asking for her last name or location. As soon as I told her I was calling for a refund on behalf of my teenage daughter and gave ner my daughter's name and the order number, she looked it up and immediately said she would refund all the charges going back to the beginning. Amazing. Suddenly I was in the Executive Suite with a handful of pretzels and a gin and tonic. As Susan pecked away at her computer we chatted pleasantly and I asked what her job was. She said she authorized refunds of payments older than 30 days, and that she also had the Master Cancel Button. Presumably this is the button that does the real account cancellations, as opposed to the pretend ones that the front-line people do. When I mentioned the membership fees and web access fees she cheerfully refunded those too. I didn't even actually have to ask. She said the refunds should be posted within 3 business days, and sure enough they were. Every dime of the $300+ that my daughter sent Wu Yi is back in her bank account. Total elapsed time: about 20 minutes.


Anne 7 years ago

I purchased this tea without realizing that you will automatically be charged $59.95 US unless you return your unused tea within 14 days from buying it. (even though you may not receive it fo 10 days). I am in the process trying to return it so i won't get charged. This company is a total SCAM and RIP OFF. Read the fine print before you submit for your so called "free sample"!


Nikita 7 years ago

These teas that you have suggested,

do they help loose weight?

Thanks.


Sarah 7 years ago

Hello, girls! And boys, too. I guess, boys also have problems with losing weight sometimes? Doesn't matter really, as today I want to share my secret with everybody. Don't think I will be posting every day as I'm too busy looking after myself, controlling my weight. But I decided to do it today to make my experience available for everyone to read and when next time anyone who hasn't seen me for ages asks "how did you lose all that weight?" I can redirect them to this page and not to tell them my story again and again!

If you don't have time to read all the story - the remedy which helped me to lose almost 3 stones in only 4 weeks is Wu-Yi Oolong tea, the world famous Chinese slimming tea I found on the internet. The cheapest place to buy it is a UK based shop www.wu-yi-oolongtea.com. Anyone knowing cheaper option please reply to this post as I'm buying loads to drink this tea 4-6 times a day.

I've never been what they call a "girlie girl". Never really been into latest fashions, make-up, handbags or collection of shoes or designers sunglasses etc. My sense of style has developed into what I call "comfortable". The reason for this was always to cover up. As you've probably already guessed I have always been "round" since I was a child. I don't remember myself being less than size 14 since I was 13-14 years old and had to wear shapeless clothes ever since.

Lets skip all the years at University and details of many emotional moments I've been through. When it came to the point where I hated my full length mirror I decided that it is time to do something about my body. I desperately joined local fitness club, put myself on starving diet, and bingo! - after two months of torture (don't think anybody interested in details but if you do just ask - I'll share!) I was two sizes down ( to bearable 14!), got new job and met new boyfriend. Thinking to myself that I earned some rest I relaxed so much that slowly but surely over the next 12 months my weight came back and I had to refresh my size 18 collection (if you can call baggy things a "collection" lol). I guess, all overweight people have these ups and downs during their life depending on circumstances, mood, friends etc. But at that time I realized that I don't want to have a "zebra" life, especially if those stripes are either fat or very fat...I've suddenly realized that I was happier when on diet and went to the gym even though I felt tortured sometimes. But looking in the mirror seeing shapeless scuff was even more torturing...After some thinking I figured out that all I need to do is to get slimmer again and to keep it at least size 14 ( size 14 may seem horrific after being size 8 or 10 but after being 18-20 this size is sweet, wonderful, charming, lovely and almost perfect!!!). I spent few days on the internet gathering all the do's and don't's for keeping fit and slim and after some research I had my very own schedule, the rules I've promised to myself to obey in foreseeable future. Those rules were so simple that I laughed because I realized that I can follow them easily! I want to share them with everybody who wants to lose weight and keep yourself slim forever. I want it to be my worst kept secret - there you go:

1. Get enough sleep - best during the night, mother nature created perfect conditions for that! All the help and advice on sleep I've got from this website www.helpguide.org/life/sleep_tips.htm

2. Exercise - go to your nearest gym, not necessarily posh one. I'm using my local council Recreation centre with a gym, a swimming pool and a sauna, and it doesn't cost me a fortune. www.theleisureguide.co.uk will help you to find required facilities locally.

3. Get out of the table when you feel "a bit not full". Don't nibble in between the meals. Not that easy? I found something that helps you feel fuller, digesting your food faster and cleaning your body of toxins at the same time. Guess what - it's part of a meal as well! The remedy is Wu-Yi Oolong tea, aka Wulong tea. Found all the info when searched the internet and now can't imagine my life without it. Went through many websites and now buying from one - www.wu-yi-oolongtea.com as this one sells tea that works and at reasonable price, too, as Wu-Yi is so world famous slimming tea that prices sometimes could be ridiculous. I read different recommendations for using WuYi Oolong for slimming but taking one cup 30 minutes before and straight after every meal works for me best.

4. Persuade yourself that being overweight is harmful for your health, both physically and mentally. I tend to read articles about slimming and health on non-commercial websites as they are not trying to sell anything, just keeping you informed, and I chose for myself this one - www.bbc.co.uk/health

That is pretty much it. Four rules. Not many? Enough for me - I'm 29 now and staying in size 12 (not even 14!) for more than 9 months! Four rules. Too many? Let me guess - you like your mirror!


Donna 7 years ago

This tea is a joke what they don't tell you is that the only thing that loses weight is you bank account. As for ordering this product make very sure you understand that they will contiue to charge you credit card on a monthly basis even if you do not receive the product. And as for the product it is the bigeest joke on the market it don't work!!!!!


Martha 7 years ago

Dear Maddie,

I live in Australia and have fallen for the Wu-Yi scam. I have already lost $200 and have had regular unauthorised payment taken out of my account for web access and ebooks which of course I did not know about and have not downloaded. I have cancelled my credit card and phoned Wu-Yi to cancel. Is this enough or should I also ring the other numbers to cancel ebooks and web access separately? Thank you for your great website it has giving me great comfort. Regards,

Martha


Dayana 7 years ago

Hey,

well i just started the Wu-Yi tea and pills 5 days ago. I ordered the 14 day trial and im having 2 teas + 2 pills a day. I haven't changed my eating habits (started at 178 lbs), i eat exactly the same way i did before starting Wu-yi. Results so far: i've lost 4 pounds (i am at 174 lbs). No ecercise no diet. Maybe it's psychological. Let's just say i tried every diet possible, even tried banishing carbs from my life, and none of these methods helped me lose weight more than these last 5 days :-)

Im happy for now, i'll pass by next week to let u know if there is any improvement. Thanx for the warning


catherine 7 years ago

Hi Debra,

I'm from NZ too and like a lot of people here fell for this. How did you get your refund? By phone, email or live chat on the website?

Cheers for any info


Irene 8 years ago

I wish I would've seen this website before I ordered the 14 day trial package. Honestly, I have seen results and so has my husband. But, I think it is primarily due to the fact that I have been watching what I eat and have been exercising. I basically followed the Wu-Yi 12 week plan. So really, it just boils down to this, do it the old fashion way, eat right and exercise! Again, I'm not sure if the tea aided in my weight loss, but if it did, there are less expensive oolong teas out there, not like the ones like Wu-Yi that really pack a punch to your wallet.

Also, I had no problem returning the unused portions of my package. I went on to their web-site, chatted with their 24/7 live representatives, and she handled everything online, gave me my RA# and instructions on how and where to mail everything back. I was relieved that I didn't experience the hastles that some of these other people did. I also printed a copy of our chat just in case I need it for any future reference. Good luck to all those who are having a problem with the Wu-Yi Source and thank yu Maddie for ALL your efforts. I'm glad I stumbled across your website!


maam3 8 years ago

was just about to buy when i also decided to research and found this article.

Thanks for the heads up,im about to purchase a box of 200 of ebay for $15

Don't expect much from it ,but it wont hurt to try


maya 8 years ago

it does not work at all. don't even try it.


bumblebee 8 years ago

thx 4 info ii was jst about 2 order,,,,,,i was so looking 4ward 2 this tea,,,,,,,,,,damn


Bella Anne 8 years ago

thank u for the info!


Lena 8 years ago

ok. now i really feel like a loser. why oh why didn't i do my research like I usually do, i thought "what's the risk I'll just try it a nd return it... no big deal" and now reading this i relized that people aren't really getting their money back and it scares me, monday morning i'm dealing with this and sending this tea and some new pills called " wu yi burn" right back where they came from.. supousing i know where that place is..... oh god.. i so don't wanna get screwed....:(


pablee 8 years ago

Hello!

If most of you being sucked and scammed by Wu-Yi tea, their email and US address: support@easyweightlosstea.com

Wu-Yi Source, 3919, 109th Street Urbandale, IA 50322 USA.

Write to customer support Team called Victoria.

Hope it works to those being sucked and scammed.

Pete


mudlogger 8 years ago

Boy..after reading all these articles on Wu-Yi do I feel stupid. I paid $47.00 for a 3 month supply. I have just started using the tea..but I unlike many of the ppl who have commented, I do feel better. And I do follow the other instructions, but I feel like an idiot who could have saved the money.


Rudra 8 years ago

Here is some information by a tea expert

Oolong Tea and Weight Loss There is so much interest in weight loss and oolong tea (a.k.a. wulong tea) that we are going to look at research supporting the connection.Let's start at the beginningAll tea comes from one plant Camellia Sinensis if it doesn't come from that plant it is not tea (herbs come from a variety of plants). Over time, the plant has protected itself from photosynthetic stressors by forming chemical compounds known as polyphenols. Polyphenols, which include flavonoids, have the same beneficial class of compounds, antioxidants, that make fruits and vegetables good for you.The difference in green tea and oolong tea is processing. All tea is green when picked. Green tea is heated in order to halt the natural enzymatic reaction (oxidation) of the leaf. Once dried, green tea leaves are then rolled intentionally breaking the cell structure. Oolong tea leaves are plucked, kept under carefully controlled conditions and allowed to oxidize. These leaves are not intentionally broken, leaving most of the cell structure intact. These processing differences make each category of tea beneficially different even though they come from the same plant.The Weight Loss ConnectionThe two main ways to reduce food related body weight are; increase energy expenditure (EE) and inhibit the absorption of nutrients, including fat and carbohydrates. Caffeine is a stimulant so it is widely accepted that the caffeine in tea increases metabolism, hence increasing EE. So the question becomes, is it only the caffeine or are other compounds in the tea contributing to that increase?The ResearchThe Chinese have long believed that oolong tea is beneficial in reducing and maintaining weight. A Chinese study, in 1998, of 102 females showed that continuous consumption of oolong tea for six weeks resulted in a reduction of body weight. This study, along with the question of other compounds contributing to tea's weight loss benefits, spurred further research.In 2001, Physiologist Dr. William Rumpler, of the US Agriculture Research Services' Diet and Human Laboratory, investigated the ancient Chinese belief that oolong tea is effective in controlling body weight. The study measured how tea influences energy expenditure (EE) and included 12 male volunteers who were given 4 separate beverage formulas over three consecutive days. The beverage formulas consisted of; 1) full strength oolong tea, 2) caffeinated water with caffeine equal to full strength oolong tea, 3) half strength oolong tea and 4) non caffeinated water.The participants 24 hour EE was measured and resulted in;- EE levels of about 3% higher when they drank either the full strength oolong tea or the caffeinated water versus the non caffeinated water.- Participants burned an average of 67 more calories per day when drinking the full strength oolong tea.- Participants increased fat oxidation (fat burning) by a whooping 12% after consuming the full strength oolong tea versus the caffeinated water.- This data confirms that a component other than caffeine is responsible for promoting the preferential use of fat as an energy source. The increase in fat oxidation in this study is amazing! Drinking oolong tea can actually tell your body to burn fat for energy! Scientists then speculated that caffeine combined with EGCGs worked together to increase fat oxidation.A Japanese study, conducted in 2003, went one step further comparing the benefits of oolong tea and green tea on weight reduction. Eleven healthy young female students participated in this well controlled study. Participants received three different beverage formulas; 1) oolong tea, 2) powdered green tea leaves and 3) water.Both teas were prepared with boiling water. The oolong tea steeped for five minutes and the powdered green tea leaves were dissolved.After measurements were taken, the results determined;- Oolong tea had higher EE levels from beginning to end and at intervals of 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes. - EE levels peaked at 90 minutes for both oolong and green tea and remained at their respective levels until 120 minutes.- These results indicate that after consuming oolong tea you will expend more energy then if you were to drink green tea or water and that it can last up to two hours. The concentrations of caffeine, individual catechins and other polyphenols were also measured producing these interesting findings;- The caffeine and EGCG content was much higher in the green tea versus the oolong tea.- The concentration of polymerized polyphenols was significantly higher in the oolong tea versus the green tea. These findings show that it's the polymerized polyphenols, highest in oolong tea, that link tea to burning fat, not just the caffeine or just the combination of caffeine and EGCGs. Furthermore, the rest of the compounds compared in the teas were similar or equal to one another with no marked differences, reinforcing the results.We have shown that oolong tea significantly increases EE for up to as much as 120 minutes and can even promote preferential use of fat as an energy source making it a healthy tool for reducing and maintaining weight. So what about absorption of nutrients?Oolong tea's effect on blocking the absorption of fats and carbohydrates is thought to play a key role in its weight reducing benefits. While more studies need to be done, initial studies indicate that oolong tea has absorption blocking potential.There are proven methods for losing weight and keeping it off; exercise, getting enough sleep and eating a balanced diet. Oolong tea can enhance these positive changes and garner faster results.Let's Face It- Oolong tea is not a quick fix despite the recent advertising claims by slick marketing "professionals." -Oolong tea does not have to be expensive to be effective. $39.95 is too much to pay for a 30 day supply of low quality oolong. Remember to get what you pay for.- These studies do not indicate that oolongs grown in a specific area are better fat burners than other oolongs. It's the processing that counts.- Losing 20 lbs in 30 days by adding two cups of oolong tea to your daily routine is nothing more than hype. If this were true, I'd be a size 2. - If you were dieting, drinking oolong and exercising it would be hard to achieve that much weight loss in 30 days.- If it sounds too good to be true, then it is to good to be true! Oolong - The Facts- Oolong teas taste great and are delicious hot or cold. - There is a tremendous variety of affordable oolong tea. - Enjoy a cup of oolong 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your walk, workout or yoga session and reap the rewards! - Drink oolong in the afternoon to stave off late day sweet cravings and energy slumps. - All of these aid in healthy weight loss and maintenance ? 2006 Teas Etc., Inc---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This article may be freely reprinted only in it's enterity and must include the resource box and copyright information. Author: Beth Johnston Author Bio:

Beth Johnston, owner of Teas Etc., is a noted tea expert, importer and tea enthusiast. To learn more about tea, health benefits and the ease of brewing loose leaf teas, sign up for her monthly newsletter at www.TeasEtc.com/Newsletter.asp or visit www.TeasEtc.com


Teilah 8 years ago

Below is a link to studies done by scientists. I don't know who these researchers are or how valid the scientific tests have been or who thay have been commissioned by. Science after all may not be science. But it may seem encouraging. I got my box of Oolong from the Chinese grocer up the road so we will see. Will keep you posted.

http://www.oolongtea.org/e/health/04.html


moonshine 8 years ago

the $4.95 and the $9.95 are both for extra stuff that is tacked on in fine print....you must go to insidersecretsguide.com to cancle the one and call 1800-989-5907 to cancel them...they are not worth the money because you can get all the info elsewhere. However. the wu-yi system is more than the tea itself. there is also an all organic dietary suppliment that is to be taken with the tea. The tea tastes wonderful in my opinion, and to get it where I live from any other source costs about 4x more. I have only been drinking it for 2 weeks now and I just renewed my order on another card because in those 2 weeks I have lost 10 lbs. I already ate healthy; 3 meals a day and 2 snacks, and have been exercising for 45 mins a day 4 days a week for the last 2 years. I cut junk food and corn syrup out of my diet long ago and I only eat at home so I know what is in my food. In these 2 years I have GAINED weight.....now I start the wu-yi system and I lose 10 lbs in 2 weeks....yeah it's a rip off right? I'm sure it doesn't work for everyone because nothing does, but they do have before and after pics, and I have had no trouble contacting the company with my concerns. Yes there is fine print and yes they are a bit shady, but I will keep on drinking my tea and taking my hebs because it is working for me...when I get paid 1k for my before and after pictures in another 10 weeks I'll make sure to stop back and let you know. Your research was good, but you might want to revisit the wu-yi site again. The oolong tea is delicious by the way,...especially with a drop of honey and a cinnimon stick


Linda  8 years ago

I purchased Wu Yi Tea and did not have any weight loss results. I returned the product which was supposed to have a full refund. After many, many attempts of trying to contact the company for my refund, I never did receive it. They kept saying they had no record of my order. I e-mailed several times and I mailed copies of all my receipts and copies of e-mail chats. This was over a year ago and still no refund. I would not recommend buying this product.


Gwen 8 years ago

I received a box of this tea yesterday, which I didn't order. First I went through the cutomer service 'live chat' and was told I ordered this in Nov. and charged through my Visa card. That seems highly unlikely since I never use my Visa card online but of course they wouldn't give me any more information. I then called the customer service number and was told they'd issue a refund once the tea was returned. Again -- wouldn't give any information about the charge. What was most interesting was the oeprator's response when I asked where this company was located -- she didn't answer but repeated back the shipping address. I told her I wasn't interested in the shipping address -- I wanted t know where the headquarters were. The fact that she wouldn't answer means this company is doing something illegal. I'm glad to see all the information here to pursue a complaint since I'm expecting trouble getting a full refund.


Linda 8 years ago

I have just ordered a batch free trial, I have just receieved it, Im scared that I will be charged further. I have contacted my CC


William Danielson 8 years ago

I tried to cancel. Even called the company and they told me they would reverse the charges. It never happened. Do not touch this crap. I am still being charged 9.95 and 4.95 on my monthly bill and can not get rid of it. Time to cancel my card!

Bill


Jennifer 8 years ago

I suggest the following... i just did this will let you know how it goes

Sandra: Welcome to Insider Secrets Expert Tips live chat, how may I help you?

you: sandra i have never downloaded to any of your supposed ebooks and wish to be refunded

you: for all the transactions made to my credit card

Sandra: Could I please have your full name, e-mail address and zip code so that I am able to pull up your account?

you: jennifer rado

you: latinaussie@hotmail.com

Sandra: Kindly allow me a moment, so that I can pull up your account.

Sandra: Ok I have cancelled your account and you will NOT be receiving any further charges from us. Your cancellation confirmation number is:

Sandra: IS-22101984

you: and will i be refunded?

you: when and if i dont how can u account for these charges?

Sandra: As per the Terms and Conditions that you indicated that you had read and agreed to at the time of purchase, past monthly charges are non-refundable. However, since I can clearly see that you did not want this program, I am going to go ahead and issue you one courtesy refund.

Sandra: Your membership has been cancelled and any future charges have been stopped, and you will see a credit to your account of the most recent charge within 3-7 business days. If it does not show up within that timeframe, please come back and we’ll have it looked into and resolved.

Sandra: This cancellation and refund is for $4.95 charge shown as "web access" in your bank or cc statement.

you: this is unacceptable i cancelled my order the same day that i ordered the product and asked to be removed from the program with wuyi source and they inform me that no this has not happened

Sandra: We affiliated with Wu Yi tea but Insider Secrets & Wu-Yi Source, both are separate companies.

Sandra: You have to call both companies separately to cancel your subscriptions.

you: i expect to be refunded for all charges made by your company

Sandra: I have refunded you USD$4.95 x 2.

you: what about the 2 charges of 15.90

you: they were made in the last 7 days

Sandra: The cost of our subscription is only $4.95 for Insider Secrets To Weight Loss (Shows on statement as Web Access Fee) and the $9.95 charge is not from us, Its from Comprehensive Weight Loss ebook. And they are a different company.

you: where do i contact them?

Sandra: If you want , I can call and cancel your account with them on your behalf ?

you: yes

Sandra: Ok, I have cancelled your membership with Comprehensive Weight Loss, you'll not be charged anything further from them.

you: and refunds

Sandra: For your refund of Comprehensive Weight Loss E-book Package please call them on 800-989-5907. They are available 9 AM - 5 PM MST, as they are separate company.

you: i am not in the US and i expect to be refunded

you: if you called and cencelled, call and get the refunds also

Sandra: As said before they are a different company, please call them on 800-989-5907 for refund .

you: what is the confirmation number for the refundes?

Sandra: You can send copy of this chat to your e-mail by clicking send to e-mail link and keep it as a proof

Trish: Welcome to Wu-Yi Source, I hope you have had a great day so far. I am happy to assist you with any questions you might have regarding the tea, which has helped countless people around the globe.

You: trish i have been charged membership and web access fees

Trish: Could you please provide me with your full name and email address, so that I can pull up your details?

You: i never recieved any teas

Trish: please provide me with your full name and email address

You: jennifer rado

You: latinaussie@hotmail.com

Trish: Ok, please provide me a minute, while I locate your transaction.

Trish: Your account has been charged for the ebooks

Trish: Insider secrets expert tips are 4 downloads that contain a bunch of tips & The comprehensive weight loss ebook package has 5 ebooks that range from about 50-200 pages in length which teach about good weight loss advice and strategy.

Trish: When you purchased our product, you automatically enrolled with the E-Books, that's clearly stated in our terms & conditions.

You: i never downloaded or recieved these ebooks

Trish: http://www.insidersecretsguide.com/

Trish: Please click on the above link regarding the cancellation of Insidersecrets tips pakage, where you can chat with live operator of insider secrets tips.Live Chat are available 8 AM - 5 PM MST(only week days).

You: will they refund and cancel my supposed membership?

Trish: Yes you have to contact them only by the above link

You: i would like you to delete and cancel all information that your company has of me

You: including my credit card details

Trish: OK we will

You: why have i been charged for web access?

Trish: Please click on the above link to cancel

You: i would like a confirmation of removal of my details

Trish: You will not be charged any further

You: what guarantee do i have

Trish: I can assure you , you will not be charged any further

You: and if i do who do i contact?

Trish: You can contact us any time

You: will i get refunded for all the charges?

Trish: Yes you have to contact them

You: i cancelled my purchase the same hour that i ordered and yet my membership wasnot cancelled why?

Trish: You have to cancel them separately

You: i was not informed by the customer service officer

Trish: Sorry for the inconvenience

Trish: Please contact them by the above link for your refund

You: who was handling the cancellation, when i was in contact with your company they assured me that all memberships had been cancelled

You: they will not refund all the charges

Trish: To get assistance via phone, please call this number: 1-866-449-5567

Trish: We are available on phone from 5 AM to 8 PM MST on weekdays and 7 Am - 4 PM Saturday & Sunday.

You: no i am not able to do so since i am not in the US

Trish: OK we will cancel your ebooks subscription on your behalf

You: and refunds

Trish: We will request for your refunds to them

You: how will i get confirmation

Trish: We have refunded your money, your credit will back within 7-10 business days to your account.

You: look i have also been in contact with the company you gave me the link too and they tell me that the other transactions made on my credit card were from Comprehensive Weight Loss E-book Package which is a seperate company and they will not refund me the charges

You: they have charged me a lot more than 4.95US and i want that refunded

Trish: We have cancelled your all the transactions

You: this really is unacceptable since i cancelled this whole subscription more that 2 months ago

You: and yet still i recieve charges

Trish: We have refunded you all the charges

You: what is the total amount that i have been refunded?

Trish: $4.95+$4.95+$4.95+$9.95+$9.95

You: and the confirmation number?

Trish: Your confirmation number 47722725

You: if i dont recieve this in the next 7 days i will contact this service again and post a copy of this chat

Trish: ok


Tony Jackson 8 years ago

First of all, thank you, Maddie, for creating this site and providing both information and a forum for others like me to share their experiences. Like so many others, I only wish I had discovered your site before I fell for the slick bait of Wu Yi Source. Ironically, it was only through trying to find a way to contact them that I stumbled across your site. From reading the many comments, my experience is certainly not unique. Also, while the number of comments from consumers victimized by these "sharpies" is overwhelming, I suspect that we are only the "tip of the iceberg". For every one of us willing to share, there are probably many others that we will never hear from. My point is that operators like Wu Yi Source are predators whose sharp practices verge upon and often times spill over into the area of consumer fraud. I think that most of those contributing to this site would agree that a worthy goal would be to PUT THESE PREDATORS OUT OF BUSINESS for starters and have them investigated for possible criminal activity.

In furtherence of such a goal, I wholeheartedly endorse Debra's suggestion to try and have their website closed down. I would also encourage all those who have any doubts about these vultures access to their cc to terminate those cards immediately. From what I have read here and my own personal experience, these people are not to be trusted. Finally, I want to suggest what I believe could be the stake through their hearts. These kind of operations rarely withstand their sharp practices being scrutinized by the light of the law.

Thanks to one of the contributors, we now know the address of the Wu Yi Source office in the state of Nevada. If we would take the time to contact the Nevada Attorney General's Office (Consumer Protection Division): http://ag.state.nv.us/complaints/complaints.htm, download, complete and sign the complaint form, and send it to the North Las Vegas office, I believe the sheer force of our numbers would force the AG's office to give these bad actors a close encounter of the legal kind. I realize that this kind of direct action is going to require some time and energy (nothing like the time and energy that Wu Yi Source expended in getting us here...but then, they are being well rewarded for their efforts). Our reward will be in knowing that we didn't take this lying down or own our knees begging for them to do the right thing. LET'S STAND UP AND FIGHT!

Thanks again, Maddie. You're one of the BEST!


Nic 8 years ago

I did a little research on wu-yi oolong and happened to stumble upon this after deciding to skip the $200 price tag and opt for a box from ebay for under $10 Aussie dollars. Maybe it wont be the tea but i think it will be a good motivator to cut out soft drinks and give me the energy to exercise more.

Doing a little research does go a long way. Why pay $200 for the same product you can get for ten bucks?


Bill  8 years ago

What a great column. Maddie for President!

I'm disbetic and been on insulin for about a year. Are there any teas out there that are especially good for me. I've heard that certain ones help with one's blood sugar levels.

Keep up the good work,

Bill


RejectedAngel 8 years ago

.wow never seen such a compeltely pointless diet. OF COURSE you will loose weight if you CANT eat food. annoyed at them cuz they are charging me and NEVER got the 2nd box. i said no and its been months ya for 85$$!!


Kaz 8 years ago

email support@theplanet.com to get there website taken off!!


Kaz 8 years ago

Man I cant believe I didnt search this site or google this! Thought it was too good to be true.!

Have now been charged $48 NZD and then went on live chat and they were hopless! I cant believe this is happening. Have cancelled my account but do you think they will be able to get ahold of my new credit card?


stella 8 years ago

I too fell for a ridiculous ad! But I have had some fun with the "live robots" until I get my refund.....I have faith...well it is wearing thin.....

Maggie: Welcome to Wu-Yi Source, I hope you have had a great day so far. I am happy to assist you with any questions you might have regarding the tea, which has helped countless people around the globe.You: Hi,I would like to know if you have received my tea/burn pills I returned on the 19/11/08 for a full refundMaggie: Could you please provide me with your full name and email address, so that I can pull up your details?You: stella kikianisYou: stellak@beagle.com.auMaggie: Ok, please provide me a minute, while I locate your transaction.Maggie: Could you please provide me with a tracking number and shipping company to trace the package you have sent back to be processed for a refund? Also, please let me know the total number of boxes you sent back.You: RQ002770409AUYou: Australian postYou: 1 boxMaggie: Just a moment pleaseYou: where have you gone Maggie??? Are you sincerely looking for me or are you "chatting" to other suckers like me....Maggie: I request that you please contact us within 1 or 2 business days as your shipping carrier has not updated the tracking information on their website.You: ok, I will do. Now tell me...have I incurred any debits from your company on my credit card?Maggie: No, we have not charged you $59.95 yet.You: are you going to?I take that $59.95 is US dollars?Maggie: Yes, we charge in US Dollars.You: are you going to charge me 59.95?Maggie: Please contact us 1-2 business days .You: why is that Maggie?Maggie: As we have not received the tea shipment back to us yet, so please contact us after 1-2 business days.You: sorry can you please explain what difference will that make?Maggie: May be that after 2 business days , Australian post will update the tracking information .Maggie: The tracking information has not been yet updated.You: i understand that clearly, but being a 14 day free trial period I shouldnt be charged for 59.95. Is that correct? Maggie: That's why I am advising you that in order to remove the charge for $59.95 , please contact us after 2 business days. You: oh Maggie how nicely you do not answer my questions.....anyway another question before i leave you, has ALL my order been cancelled as advised last week, I will not be receiving anymore fabulous tea? Please confirm with just a simple "Yes" or "No"Maggie: Yes.You: thankyou Maggie, sorry If i appear a tad angered, but i am. nothing personal...have a wonderful time keeping other angry customers "happy" I shall be contacting you again in 2 days prio to cancelling my credit card...I am keeping faith in you..well for 2 days...Maggie: Thank you very much for chatting with us today. We hope the rest of your day is an excellent one.


Gemma 8 years ago

If you guys want to feel great and maybe even lose a little weight you should try the Lemon Detox Diet, do a google search on it i've got it & it's great & the best thing you only have to pay once, you can get it online or from your local health shop for a one off payment - honestly!


ronny  8 years ago

i really dont no if i should buy it bec every body is saying something else


Lila 8 years ago

Well, here's another one scammed! I just found this hub and have been reading for about 2 hours, and with bleary eyes have decided to cancel my card before they can take anymore out of my account. I, too, discovered they took out 59.95 on Nov 6 and then 59.95 again on Nov 20 as well as the other 2 charges - web access and membership for 4.95 and 9.95. I did call today to cancel and was given no problem as others have said recently. It was verified that I need to contact the other 2 "companies" separately myself. (When I called those numbers, all I got was a machine spelling out the website info). I also was told 3 more boxes were on the way and I could not stop them. I mistakenly thought they could not take any other money out as I had a new card due to a change in expiration date and other legitimate companies had emailed me saying they could not send my shipment due to a problem with the card. Once I contacted these companies with the new date, it was business as usual. Even on my receipt that I printed, the expiration date is incorrect and still they can take out money! Lesson learned. I will cancel the card and IF I ever order from the Internet again it will be using one of those pre-paid cards others have mentioned. Thank you all for the information and thank you Maddie. I will be wiser for this experience.


misty 8 years ago

the Wu-yi along with Wu-yi source.com is mentioned on page 30 of the November 24, 2008 issue of First Magazine.


Renee 8 years ago

There are more like them!!!

For instants ACAI Berry! They give you a free trial too. What you don't know is that you agree to an automatically charge for $89,31 every 31 days for a new supply. I want to be free to order if and when I want to. For $89 I could get a personal trainer! It is very difficult to cancel and to get out of it. It will cost you! Beware.


Alice 8 years ago

I like nearly everyone on here was screwed. I was misled by the advertisments. I never had a pop up window telling me that the download of the 'ebook' was going to charge me 4.95 or 9.95 and the price of my tea was 59.95. They've gone up I guess to make up for the others that have cancelled out on them. I have contacted the FTC as well. My credit card co. told me that they cannot block the merchant from posting charges to my card if it is an on going charge, but once it's there I can dispute the charges. Also, they have fixed things where they can change things on the website. I tried to print off their 'satisfaction guarantee' and it will not print off. Go figure. Everyone needs to know that these WuYi SOURCE people are scum.


Amy 8 years ago

silly me i have gone and put my details down for the free trial which cost me about £16.00 but now when i have asked i want 2 canel it says that i will be charged the further $59.95 for the remaining of the month...but there is no where it states that you will be charged for this....i really hope that dont take anymore money off me i have emailed them back to say that they cant take this money but you guessed it no reply. i phoned my bank and they said if they try taking any money out to get in contact with them and they will claim money back for me...just wished i had seen you website and not fallen for this scam in the first place...now i know that i can go down 2 my local shop and buy the tea bags down there....good info on here hope everyone reads this and doesnt fall for the easy way out like i did!!!!


Rose 8 years ago

Will someone please tell me why i wasn't told that i would also have to pay a $47.00 quarantine fee, Something that was supposed to cost me almost nothing now costs more $80.00 all up. Makes one wonder doesn't it. I hope it works. otherwise it would have been a very expensive exercise


Katrina 8 years ago

Thank you so much Maddie for this EXCELLENT information. I, like my fellow "FLUFFY" humans became DESPERATE for assistance in loosing weight. I want to share my live chat conversation. I took the advise & hit the email icon at the beginning of our chat session. I didnt request a refund because I chopped it up as a lesson well learned..Plus I notified my credit card company that "I lost my Card" before I started the chat. Be Blesed and Thank you again!!

Chat Transcriptinfo: Please wait for a site operator to respond.info: You are now chatting with 'Sable'Sable: Welcome to Wu-Yi Source, I hope you have had a great day so far. I am happy to assist you with any questions you might have regarding the tea, which has helped countless people around the globe.You: Hello..I would like to cancel my membershipSable: Could you please provide me with your full name and email address, so that I can pull up your details?You: Katrinainfo: Your chat transcript will be sent to katrina7walker@yahoo.com at the end of your chat.Sable: Ok, please provide me a minute, while I locate your transaction.You: kSable: You have been removed from the auto ship program and you will not be receiving any further shipments.As per the Terms and Conditions which you indicated that you had read and agreed to before placing your initial order, you were charged the first of three discounted monthly installments of $59.95 for the three month supply of premium slimming tea which we have already sent to you. You WILL NOT be charged the final two installments of $59.95, and my supervisor has agreed to let you keep the full three month supply as a thank-you for giving Wu-Yi an honest try. Your cancellation number is:Sable: 483xxxxYou: Thank you very much. You are confirming that my credit card will not have any future withdrawls/billing?Sable: Right.Sable: You will no longer be charged for the tea.You: I appreciate your time and assistance. have a wonderful evening.Sable: I hope I was of assistance to you. Is there anything else I can help you with today?You: Will I be charged the web access and the Comprehensive Loss Ebook?You: Do I need to cancel them seperately?Sable: Yes, you need to cancel them separately.Sable: Regarding cancellation and any other assistance for Insider Secrets To Weight Loss please call at 800 281 9006 and for Comprehensive Weight Loss E-book please dial 800-989-5907You: Do you have the contact information?You: Oh I got it..You: Thank you again. GoodnightSable: Thank you very much for chatting with us today. We hope the rest of your day is an excellent one. Sable: Please feel free to come back, for any further assistance. As our live chat assistance is available 24 X 7.You: kSable: Good Bye and take care.


Llou 8 years ago

One of the reasons that Asians as a group are less heavy than north americans is they eat less and walk more. I'm not referring to the younger generation who are eating fast foods but the traditional diet is alot healthier than we eat here.


Debra  8 years ago

Thanks to my partner I have just emailed the webserver host for this company and made a complaint. If they get enough complaints they will take this website offline.

Their email is support@theplanet.com

Please start emailing them with complaints and see if we can get this website removed.


Tif 8 years ago

After reading this article, I decided to try and sign up for a free trial using false information. I entered that I was 5'10 weighing 115 with a goal of weighing 95 at 23 years old and it said that I was the "perfect candidate for one of [their] remaining weight loss packages". I don't know about you guys, but I've never wanted to be THAT skinny. Wow, I'm glad I decided to do some research about this product. Thanks Maddie!


Debra  8 years ago

I had the same problem. The free trial cost me over $50 New Zealand which turned out to be very expensive teabags. I then got charged a further $100 for something I hadn't ordered. They'be cancelled my account and reversed charges so hopefully I'll hear nothing more. I don't want to go through the process of cancelling my credit card.


disapointed 8 years ago

i ordered the tea and they kept charging my cc in the end it was up to about nearly a grand in nearly 4 months! they conned me withthe free trial, and the try it on us crap. then they kept saying only 543 boxes left. i realise now what an idiot i am.


Indie 8 years ago

Thanx so much....I was nearly ready to order but did research 1st and came across this site....it's definately saved me money. I have now ordered some on EBAY.. 100 bags for £8.98 incl del....not expecting miracles but if it's good for my poor digestive system then it's worth it.


KC 8 years ago

I was about to order but for some reason i decided to google "Wuyi tea" and see if i can find a better deal then i found this page. Glad i did! I'll just head to my local Asian Market and see if i can find this kind of tea. Thanks a bunch!


corina  8 years ago

Damn I wish Id found this site first, cost me 60 bucks for a free trial, by the time I had it shipped to NZ, converted to NZ dollars and some Web Access fee??? I thought i was ordering a miracle tea but did a search on the ingredients and hello, found this site. I rang my bank immediately and cancelled my credit card because it sounds way to messy and difficult to do anything directly with the company. I must admit I was wary of anyone debiting my card at regular intervals for 'MY' convenience. I wont be telling my fiance about this, he'll get way too much mileage out of it. Thanks Maddie and everyone else here.


sherry 8 years ago

i just cancelled my credit card and am very very peed, they kept charging me without my authorization, i always knew there is a catch there.


Haefner 8 years ago

why am I still being charged web fees when I cancelled my account?


Anette 8 years ago

Wu Yi is a lovely tasting tea. But try to cancel your order! Ha, what a joke. What a rip off! I can't believe I fell for it!


Cindy 8 years ago

Wow! I wish I had of seen this site BEFORE I ordered the tea. With what everyone said here, I know I will send my tea back for the refund when I receive it. (I'm still waiting for it to arrive). I guess I'm lucky in one way as the credit card I used had an unauthorized charge on it, so my VISA cancelled the card and is re-issuing me a new one. With that in mind, I assume the company will not be able to collect money off the cancelled card and I have no intention of giving them the new credit card number!!

Thanks everyone for the info, I just wish I'd researched and found this site earlier! I always fall into these "weight loss traps" looking for a 'quick' way to get these extra pounds off. I am going to purchase the tea on-line or at my nearest oriental market and give it a try. Knowing it may help, may be just the incentive I need to get "on track" and start losing!!


sharmk 8 years ago

WOW, great info. I was tempted I must admit to order this tea on line with all the slick advertising. I am overweight, but the weight has crept on over the years due to NO exersise & many steroids perscribed for allergies. Have been eating rather healthy & started working out. (I have'nt worked out in years so its a slow progress) Was just looking for a quicker result. I took the advice of a few other readers & looked up oriental market in my neighborhood. (did not even know I had one) It was pretty cool, my daughter loved it. I bought a a box of 100 teabags for $3.99. (not on sale normal price!) The brand is wei-chun & states 100% natural oolong tea. (what can I loose other than $3.99) When I came home I made my self a cup & it was pretty good. It taste alot like the hot tea you get at chinese resturants. I am gonna try along with diet & exersise and see how it goes. Maybe one of these days I will link to some sort of page with fantastic results! (yes I also have dreams of winning the lotto) Will post back in say 2 weeks, but Thanksgiving is commin up!


pat m 8 years ago

i drink beer and work out and loose weight. if anyone want to know about this "miracle berr" e mail me at gimmiyourmoneysuckers.ca


Bonnie 8 years ago

What everyone that was looking for quick fix weight loss on the internet, and frankly looking for anything on the internet ( acne medication, cheap vacations, hotels, ANYTHING ), if the deal seems too good to be true, all you have to do is put the name of the company into a google search engine with the word SCAM after it. If things pop up, you know that you have a scam on your hands. You can even read some of the websites. My favorite is RipOffReport.com.

When I saw the Wu-Yi website, I read a bit about it, and then the FIRST thing I did was go to google and do my thing. It seems like an unnecessary step but it is WORTH IT.

Same goes for if anyone ever calls you on the phone, whether it be the firefighter's association ( sometimes, it's not the firefighter's association ) or some place saying you've won money, or a vacation, or that you've won a sweepstakes. Ask for their company name and keep them talking, and throw their company name and SCAM into the search engine for almost always positive scam-factor.

Trust me, I've been scammed quite a few times, and it all came from NOT DOING MY HOMEWORK . It is VERY important when ordering ANYTHING on the internet from a site that you're not familiar with ( something that isn't Wal Mart.com, Amazon.com, or Ebay and such ) that you always do your homework before clicking on ANYTHING.

If the Wu-Yi company really wanted to, they could use your credit card number or bank card number that you gave them and take hundreds out of your account, and you wouldn't have been able to stop it until it was too late. Many companies that advertise products like this do that on a regular basis. Your bank depending on what bank might have been able to give you the money back, but sometimes it is very unlikely.

For all of you that got scammed, let it be a lesson to you. Next time you might be worse off than just getting some useless tea and ending up 200 dollars in the hole. CHECK next time!


Lovina 8 years ago

I bought the tea from wu-yi source,,,what a rip off....the weight loss comes not from the tea,,, but from the 1200 calorie a day diet that goes with it & exercise...the tea is just a crutch...what a waste if money...


Betty 8 years ago

Oh my gosh! I wish I would have read these before I got scammed with this stupid Wu-Yi Source Tea. I started to order from them and when I saw the monthly $59.95 charge I immediatly closed my browser. Unfortunatley they had my phone number and a place called Global Research at 213-426-2708 started calling me on a daily basis. This was the Wu Yi place. I finally gave in and told the lady I would accept the 14day trial for $4.95 but I would be calling to cancel any further shipments because I could not afford it. She told me that was not a problem. Yay, maybe not for her. I called after three days of receiving my pkg when I realized I had a 30 day supply and needed to pay return postage to send it back. Now, up to $4.95 and $4.80 to return. Then she said it had to be back to them within the 14days for me not to be billed. I was happy I had called early. I sent it back and low and behold, they did not get the package in time and billed me $59.95. I sent the pkg USPS and did not ask for confirmation of receiving the pkg (stupid) so I have no tracking number just a transaction number. It shows 8 days as the max for them to receive it so with the holiday (veterans day) they many not have received it yet, but they said no matter what it will take anywhere from 10 to 20 days to refund my account the $59.95 and god only knows how many other charges they would have tried. I had used PayPal and I have already cancelled that account and ordered a new one. The person with the prepaid card has a great idea, but I think the best one is not to be scammed by these bad places and just don't order!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was linked with my checking account and had I not noticed it right away, I could have had things bounce. Please Please do not ever order from this WuYi BS place. It is a scam. They give you a diet plan to follow with their tea and if you follow a good diet plan on your own you can lose weight without their stupid tea. Drink a good quality Oolong tea or even a green tea with a balanced diet and it will cost you no additional headaches. Thanks for listening and good luck


Darci 8 years ago

Thank you Maddie for researching this. I have been lured to the Wu-Yi website several different times and I was always skeptical. I haven't ever ordered from them but have been drinking oolong tea for a couple years now, for the taste, I can't say I've lost any weight from drinking it but I just love the tea. I would however like to offer some advice for whatever it's worth. I am one of those people who is always lured by deceptive marketing, and until the internet became populated w/Blogs I never realized how many people are. So after being taken in by product after product and probably losing $1,000's of dollars to scams, I have developed a new approach. I have a couple of pre-paid credit cards that I use exclusively to buy stuff from online sites. Some are one time use and some are the kind you can add money to. This way if do get scammed it's only for the initial purchase and the company cannot continue to bill me. If the product turns out legit (rarely) I can always call the company and change the billing to my real cc if I want to receive it on a continuous basis. Those cards are available anywhere and even if you're buying from a trusted site or national chain, you never know who is going to have access to your info, this at least offers me a better level of security than putting my bank account out there to the world. It has saved me so many times. The other thing I've come to do is while being sucked in to an infomercial or website and reading/hearing exactly what I want to hear about the product (instead of what they really are saying), I Google it and immediately start looking for reviews. I try to read as many as I can to weed out the cronic skeptics or planted positive ones. This may all seem like common sense but with our hard earned dollar already stretched to the max, it pains me to see so many people continue to get ripped off by scam artists. I think the time has come for a BBB for the internet. Sorry for being so windy but I hope this helps someone out there from being repeatedly ripped off.


Cindy 8 years ago

i am in australia and I have ordered this wu-yi tea, I am half way through it, I only wanted to loose about 4kg as I am not that overweight, I havent seen any changes but i havent exercised either, I want to cancel everything so does anyone have an email or phone number I can ring them on from over here, my email is cbo23715@bigpond .net.au .....thanks in advance and thanks for this website


David 8 years ago

Upon ordering Wu-YI tea they also enrolled me in 2 other programs that charged my credit card membership charges which I had to fight to have removed. Wu- Yi tea also charged my card 59.95 for the free trial after 14 days and then sent me 3 more boxes and started charging me 59.95 per box. Inside of thirty days they charged 120.00 plus their sister companies charged 9.95 for membership and 4.95 twice for webacess fees. I cancelled everything and sent back all unopen tea for a full refund. I don't know if tea works, but don't need this hassle.


Jenny (u.K) 8 years ago

Amazing 17mths this has been happening, but guess what, yes I too got scammed, foolishly I fell for all the hype and did not do my research until now!! I have cancelled my credit card seems to be the easier way than trying to phone through, also the Acai Berry are doing the same offering a free trial, and then billing for next months batch. Yes at 55yrs you think I would know better, the only way is to eat less exercise more, oh yes drink 8 glasses of water. Well I am now off to buy salad for lunch and walk to the shop. They should be stopped and soon, they must be making a fortune.!!


luckiduck 8 years ago

I almost purchased this tea, too! I always try to research anything I buy online first, and I am glad I did. There were too many "red flags" for me. I have learned to trust my instinct regarding anything online. I hope everyone is able to obtain a refund. Good Luck. Exercise, small frequent meals, LOTS of water worked to help me loose 45 lbs in 10 months.


Amarachi 8 years ago

I too was scammed by this wu yi tea company. I contacted the company and they kept cutting me off. I finally got a hold of the chat reply line and they cancelled my account but not after overcharging my account. Please please please people be careful of these scams, I know we all want to look our best, but like one of the earlier commenters said, go to the store instead of on-line that way no one charge you to scam you. Be blessed.


Gemma 8 years ago

Does anybody have a copy of their terms & conditions when subscibing to their "free" trial??


Kiran 8 years ago

I was also about to buy when I did more research found this site. Some more research resulted in following complaint site as well.

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/wu-yi-so...

I agree with Dylan they should be reported and stopped.


dylan 8 years ago

i can not believe how many people have been scammed by wu yi tea and they are still in bussiness. it seems a bit far fetched when you think about it having tea strip you of all your whieght. they should be reported and stopped.


broddie 8 years ago

i went onto the web site about two months ago and was about ready to send off for my free trial. when i started thinking "this seems way to eay." so i left it for a bit. i kept getting emails from them saying "while you were entering your info our website was faulty" or "try a free one on us, quick though theres only 345 boxes left!"

i am 19 years old and i used to wiegh 55 before i started at my desk job as a receptionest, which is when i started piling on the puonds. i now wiegh 75 after working at my job for just 7 months. i became a bit desprate when i was shopping with my mother and i tried ona dress that showed exactly how chunky i had gotten. desprately i exercised and dieted but got more depressed when i kept putting it on. i though wu yi would be my god sent miracle but after ordering it of ebay i found my self even more dissapionted when i reached 75. im just greatful that i hadnt brought it of the site because then i would have lost more money than i could afford.

the company should be really ashamed of themselves. they have based thier wnitre organisation on lies. the only thing they sell is tea. its not anything more or less. just tea.

im looking for altunatives though, i was wondering if anyone knew anything that MIGHT have worked for them or friends.


Mary 8 years ago

I fell for it ,simply because it was also available in Canada. I didn't read far enough so I anxiously looked for my free sample. Re: Acai Berry - before I received my free sample they were charging me over $100.00 for the next shipment. Instead of following their own program they shipped again in 2 short days charging me $67 (this occurred after the date I smartened up and cancelled. Acai Berry and Wu Yi have the same great scam going on along with the lovely membership with Fit Factory (another $25). I spent over 2 hours dialing 1 800 numbers to get refunds and cancellations. If I don't get the refunds I can issue a dispute of the charge with Mastercard. I also issued a formal complaint with Mastercard International explaining the slimy tactics these companites use. I've learned a big lesson today. Thanks


Gemma 8 years ago

Thanks Jill, good idea! I talk to them via email yesterday & they confirmed that ALL of my subscriptions had been cancelled and i would never be charged another cent. I've kept a record of all my corespodence with them as ofcorse i dont belive a word that they say haha! This website has been sooo helpful thanks guys!


Jill 8 years ago

Hi Gemma from New Zealand. I too live in New Zealand. If you need to phone abroad cheaply, get a Kia Ora phone card from most dairies or post shops and call the US for 3.9 cents a minute from your home phone. Maybe you will get to talk to a real live person and get your money back!


katie 8 years ago

OOHHHHHHHHHH life saver!! Thank god I did nt buy this scam product, After reading all this survey I feel, i just saved 100's of dollars. I really thank you for this website. I just have to give you guys a tip, If you go to this chinese market, its called H mart or something, they have this huge sections for all the green tea, and there are like 100's of teas for weightlost. They cost like 2 to 3 dollar for like 30 tea. I think you guys should chek it out. I am sorry you guys lost soooo much money in this scam, i think we should take an action against it.


Heather 8 years ago

I've been hearing alot about Oolong tea for weight loss and calming effects and I searched all of my health food stores looking for it to no avail. This week I read an article about this tea in First magazine and apparenty its not just any kind of Oolong tea, it's Wuyi Oolong tea. 60 bags for 60 dollars is what the article said. That's crazy! It's tea! Yesterday I accidently happened across a box of FOOJOY Wuyi Oolong tea, 100 bags for $6.25. Tea is a great source of antioxidents anyway you look at it and for this price why not give it a try. You may have different results from the next person and in any case your body will benefit from it somehow.


Gemma 8 years ago

Referring to the wow really comment? what did you mean by the bit you said about web access? are they trying to charge us for talking to them on the web or something?? as i live in NEw Zealand and got scammed im not too keen to call any of their numbers as this will cost me a fortune so i opt for the live chat options on their website if i need to ask them more questions about who's charginf me what??


411gigi 8 years ago

I am soooo glad, that this site is available. I almost fell for buying the tea, I even found it cheap on Ebay, but as the saying goes "If it sounds to good to be true - it usually is".


sajida 8 years ago

thanks alot i was just gonna buy the tea but after going on this web sight im saved from all the hasel


scams 8 years ago

most advertisements for weight loss or even any of those infomercials on tv are scams. this lady i work with had a similar type of issue returning her pruchase of some exercise equipment she phoned in an order for while watching an infomercial. they made her go around in circles trying to return this item that they claimed would be "full money back refund within 30 days if youre unsatisfied". well of course they don't make it easy, they're expecting people to jsut give up and keep their purchase.

what to do....either contact the better business bureau, or what my co-worker did was contac the attorney generals office about the company, and the attorney generals office contacted the company within 30minutes of her compaint and she had the company e-mailing her with full refund/return directions within the hour.

sometimes you need to threaten these people with legal action in order for them to be compliant.


wow, really?! 8 years ago

so i ordered this last night. dumb dumb dumb.

i called the cancellation number immediately this morning and they cancelled me. but don't think that is it. when you sign up for wo-yi, you're also signing up for 2 other packages as well, which you will also, separately, be charged for.

so in order to cancel everything, you have to cancel ALL THREE SEPARATE SUBSCRIPTIONS. the numbers for all three are:

866-499-5567 EasyWeightLossTea (Shows on statement as Wu-Yi Source)

866-363-0187 (you won't get a really person, so hit ext. 2 after the entire voice message has played out) this was for web access

800-989-5907 Comprehensive Weight Loss E-book Package (Shows on statement as Membership)

basically, make sure you cancel everythingggggg. and do it fast too!!

for those of you who haven't ordered, and haven't gotten the hint yet...THIS IS A SCAM!!!


Jill 8 years ago

Wow, I think I got off lightly! Best thing to do - CANCEL YOUR VISA CARD. I did this a week ago after ringing Susan, the Manager and cancelling my order with them. Got an e mail saying they would refund me in full and guess what, got a refund this week for one box of tea. Did not expect this but was determined they would not get another cent of my money. The $10 card replacement fee was worth it. The peace of mind is priceless, so please, anyone who is trying to cancel and getting nowhere - cut your losses and get a new card. They may even keep sending you the tea and will not be able to charge your card for it. Can't say that would really be a great bonus, the tea doesn't work except as a pleasant drink!


becky a garber 8 years ago

i keep getting charged and sent more tea without knowing about it.please take me off your order list or give me anumber so i can talk to someone.


Gemma 8 years ago

Wow it's so good to finally find some other people with the same problem i'm currently having with this stupid company!

So i fell for the "free" trial & just paid the shipping costs to New Zealand, wasn't happy with the Tea so told them a week after i recieved it so i would not be sent anymore or incure any other charges, they told me that they will be taking US$59.95 (NZ$119) off my Visa for one month supply as per thier terms & conditions so i said find & she assured me that that would be the end of it and that my account had been cancelled - fine i though i got scammed but atleast thats the end of it........

On monday i noticed that another NZ$17 had come off my visa but the debitor was not yet visible on my account so i rang my bank & they told me it was the same poeple that had taken the NZ$119 (wuyi tea) i said it can't be as my account has been closed with them for atleast 1 month - so i went onto their website & logged onto the live chat with them told them what was happening & turns out i was being chanrged a monthly charge for a book - from their sister business - that they had sent with my free trial - man they're good at this i thought - so i contate4d the book people & they told me my account had been closed and that was the end of it - i emailed a copy of the chat to me email for my records also (just to be safe)

Ok so this morning i get ot work and notice another $104 has come off my Visa & i hadn't used it so wasn't me i though, rung the bank and they told me it was from a EMS Direct & that they had tried to take $350 off the day before but it didn;t work as my credit card was close to maxed out - so they've gone back to dya and taken what they can grrr i've had enough!!!

Has anybody else come across payments taken from them from a EMS Direct??? as wuyi tea is the only site i've used my Visa on & now i've been scammed big time & they won't give up!

I've cancelled my visa today & they're sending me a new one, do you think this will solve the problem, has anyone done the same thing & has it worked??


dana 8 years ago

Ok so I have been dealing with these people for 4 months now. I cancelled my membership by calling and returned the product asking for my money back.... But they never gave back the 65 dollars plus they are still charging me a membership fee... How many times do you have to call these people. Honestly, it's ridiculous... I think I should just cancel my credit card, and forget about getting my money back.


GENEVA  8 years ago

The wu-yi source website says tea will help the weight loss process along with diet and exercise....and I'm sure this is so....but the majority of your success will be due to the old fashion diet and exercise, but a little healthy herbal tea that may curb cravings and slighty speed up your metabolic rate wouldn't hurt.... seeing as if your in a "heavy" situation you probably have nothing to lose...

is it worth the money? that's up to you.... I have two boxes (60 days) but I didn't pay for them myself so Im sure if i did I could be more concerned with the cost.

but my point is that i JUST started on this yesterday Nov. 3, 2008

and im going to just eat healthy...exercise...and drink two cups of the tea every day for two months and ill let you all know how it goes

=]


Relieved 8 years ago

wow, thanks to everybody, who over the year has contributed to this blog - I am getting dispondent about my weight, so have been suckered in by the ads on the web, but fortunately I always research anything that I am about to buy (especially if it claims to do wonderful things). Deep down I know that these are all scams, but it is great to be able to take time out and read confirmation of this.

I will be sticking to my green tea and not purchasing anything else - and to all those of you trying to lose weight or get rid of the bloated belly, try cuttin out dairy products - I don't drink any milk now (ensuring that I do have a yoghurt though to keep up my calcium levels) and my bloatedness has disappeared - hasn't helpled me to lose weight, but I am working on that.


Laurel Nicolosi 8 years ago

I am one of the suckers that also fell for this...knowing all along that I probably wouldn't lose enough weight in 14 days to show me whether this "helped" or not. I - like others - called a day or two after receiving it and made sure that I cancelled and asked for the time frame on when i needed to send it back before I got charged. On the phone she told me send it back a day or two before it is due...today on the phone she said I would get charged either way, and on live chat "Perry" told me that if I returned it on (or before) the 6th I would not get charged. I may play it safe and just send it back one day air to see if I can take them at their word...I also got a NEW address to send it back -

WuYi Source

5300 Ontario Mills Pkwy

Unit 400

Ontario, CA 91764

Also include your order no. as the RMA number - put it in a note on the inside with an "explanation" of why you are sending it back, and then put the RMA no on the outside of the package too.

Wish me luck returning it!


keepnitreal 8 years ago

I've tried oolong tea, and I did not buy it off of a website that charges outrageous figures, I simply went to chinatown in my home city and found the exact tea they were offering on the site's and purchased it for $2.19, and with diet and exercise I will say it helped me to loose weight a little faster but it was no miracle. So all I'm suggesting is you save your money visit chinatown in whatever city your in, and just take a look around in different markets before you just open your wallets. And maybe you won't have to open your wallet, instead just dig for that change in between the sofa cusions.


Audrey Jones 8 years ago

Tut and I thought I was alone in paying for something marketed as free. I am now having trouble returning the perishing stuff and wanting my money back. This company need sorted!


*Laughs* 8 years ago

To make a convincing product, your website shouldn't have to be LONG and have an annoying guy down at the corner talking to you. LAME.

I'll just lose weight the hard way. Exercise and eat less and drink more water.


Jill 8 years ago

Hi Linda,

You would think a free trial meant just that wouldn't you? They charged me USD 59.95 after 14 days even though the website says the first payment is USD39.95. I have cancelled my order by phoning the 'manager. Susan (see number on Jil Parker's post above). I then got an e mail saying I would be fully refunded within 2 weeks. I haven't bothered sending the tea back as I live in New Zealand it just isn't worth it. Have also paid an extra $20 for postage outside the US. Have also noticed small amounts being debited to my credit card and have no idea what they are nor how long they will continue. SO, did the only thing I could, cancelled my credit card. If I do get the promised refund - great - if not, then I can put this down to the most expensive cup of tea I have ever had. If you don't cancel the order they will keep sending it and charging you an extortionate amount of money.


Linda 8 years ago

I just received my free trial offer. As I understood the offer, I will not have to order anymore and they will not charge my card anything unless I do. Is this correct??????


Gary 8 years ago

OMG I just mixed wu Yi and Wu long tea together and just lost 200 lbs in an hour.... I have a couple of bridges for sale at a reduced rate with each purchase of the blend...

Thanks Maddie, I was looking for some of the Wu Yi when I came across your article. I'll just stay with my regular green and Olong. Well, back to the Gym.


joselin 8 years ago

hey guys!!! thank you soooo mucho for all the info!!! i was just going to press the free trial section.


Hannah 8 years ago

Hi Maddie.I can't believe they have been selling this fake tea for 1 year and 5 months now! Or is it longer? That was the beginning of this webpage..How do they get away with it for so long?! Yes the tea isn't fake,but they're making totally false claims about it! Glad i came across your website on the first page when i googled 'Wu-Yi Burn.' Do you think they'll ever be an end to this companies traiding?


katie 8 years ago

This tea does nothing, same stuff as in the supermarket. The customer service reps got an attitude when I canceld my auto-shipments and wouldnt stop with the friggin questions. The real phone # by the way is 866-449-5567


Jill Parker 8 years ago

I feel stupid now!! Glad I got onto this site though. Have just called a number suggested to speak to a manager straight away. Susan's number is 780 416 0211. Spoke to her and said I wanted to cancel after my two week 'Free' trial. She took my ID number and name and said there would be no further charges or shipments. I do not know whether to believe her or whether just to cancel my credit card to be sure. She was very pleasant and did not protest at all when I said I wanted to cancel (which makes me suspicious). I guess we can all learn from this experience - be careful next time. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.


Sonia  8 years ago

Great information as I have stacks of Oolong languishing in my cupboard. I almost paid out for the Wu Yi product so very glad to have read your article. Thanks


carmen 8 years ago

thanks alot for saving my money....


sukhi 8 years ago

the best way to get back at these assholes is to use a prepaid credit card, and only have enough to pay for the free trail :D


Ian 8 years ago

Just like Nisha said, the only way you will get out of it is to cancel your CC !!!

I'm still getting charges after my membership has been cancelled (bet you didn't know there was a membership you signed up for either). I think they just go do something while they put you on hold lol

WuiYiSource is a total scam!!!!

Tell others as embarassing as it is :)


Kate 8 years ago

how do I cancel? I just recieved the free trial in the mail, someone mentioned that they are going to charge me again for this? what do I do? Please help


Sam T 8 years ago

Hey guys, my friend bought this tea and has had nothing but trouble, i had a look wishing it was going to be the quick fix answer, but it really isnt. I was wondering if anyone had tryed any weight loss pills like leptovox etc, or are they also scams? would be great to here from anyone who has. Please dont give me a lecture on how bad pills are, i am looking for a kick start not a lifetime solution through pills.

Thanks


Cristina B. 8 years ago

++++++++++PLEASE DONT BUY THIS TEA!!!!!!!! +++++++++++

I think I can start by saying I wish tere would be a better way to protect consumers from scams like these! I want to built a website dedicated to how bad these people are!

I bought the tea... always assuming that some miracle tea will solve my overweight problem... I know I'm smarter than this but still I go ahead and buy it, anyway it says that whatever happens I'll get my money back right? WRONG!!!!!

The obvious happens, the tea tastes ok, does NOTHING... (YOU NEED TO HAVE A HEALTHY DIET AND EXERCISE, THERES NO MIRACLE FORMULA! PERIOD!) after I see that nothing happens... I send back the NEW package I got... so here starts my drama with them... I call, no help at all, according to the WONDERFUL customer service lady my time frame was up (60 days) It was not, so she puts on the phone a supervisor, great! he tells me what to do and I'll get my money back (their trick is to annoy you so you hang up and not wait until they finally put the supervisor on). Pay AGAIN shipping and so what happens? I got (2) $29.95 charges back to my account... not 3 which is what I got charged... so I decide to call them again, the lady says and I quote "Oh, yeah, thats because you did not send the EMPTY box of the first tea we sent you" ... WTF? There's NO WHERE in their website that says send the empty box or we will not refund the full money, this person who also told me there was no supervisor, she was it! there was NO ONE ELSE I COULD TALK TO BUT HER, she was really rude.

So i decide to call my credit card company, now we have a 3 way call with another customer service person, she says yes, you did send some products, but then again not the empty box of the first batch of tea so... no $29.95 for you... after another 40 min. on the phone she gave me another number to call in and they would take care of my case. I call... to see that it was a FAX MACHINE!!!!! I really do hate when people insult my intelligence... finally, had to call back my credit card company and now I just have to wait to see if the claim goes thru... these people are just plain mean and just want to steal money from people who are desperate to loose some pounds... sad...

So please!!!!!! if you already bought it and trying to get out of it somehow REMEMBER send an empty box, send everything, send the little books they send you for all I care, these people should suffer too for the pain they put their clients thru. If you haven't bought it yet and are looking around like I did before I went on and bought it DONTTTT!!!

PLEASE! invest that money on a new pair of shoes and just go out for a walk, it will do you better.


Nisha 8 years ago

I have just bought the tea i don't know wather i should drink it?


April D 8 years ago

I had ordered a "Free Trial" of the tea from an internet ad. They charged for shipping and handeling which I authorized and was okay with. After doing a little research I wanted to return it and called, they said I had to wait 2 weeks because I was still in the Free Trial period. 2 weekds later they charged my card $180.00 for the tea. When I called they said it was because I kept the tea beyond the 2 week free trial. I sent it back certified mail and disputed the charge through the credit card company. The charge was reveresed, I also asked the credit card company to block any future charges from that merchant.

The Acai Berry diet ads look way to simular, I would bet that it is the same company using a different product. That is my guess because of how much alike the ads are.


syed 8 years ago

Please tell me some thing about Acai Berry, is this a sacm too


justine mathers 8 years ago

just cancelled anymore tea comming to my address...thankgod!! maddie cancelled the auto shipment thanka maddie your a diamond.thanks for these reviews...just hope it works xxx


chubbypenguin 8 years ago

you can buy oo long tea at any health food store for 1/2 the price and you will get the same results at 1/2 the cost ... JUST SO YOU KNOW.


chubbypenguin 8 years ago

thanks a lot for this review.


LAWYER  8 years ago

Hi ladies, Its taken me about an hour to read all the blogs but it was certainly worth it! I'm half way through the pathetic Wu-YI source registeration, thankfully I didn't submit it all.

Hope everyone gets their refund! Dispute the tranx with you credit card companies otherwise.


Sam 8 years ago

HEY MADDIE!!

I saw the ad on a pop up. All I did was go to their page and I started to put my info in but then I stopped to do some research. When I exited the screen, an add came up and said a online customer rep was waiting to talk to me to give me the tea for just 1.95. That's what made me decide this was a no-no. I researched the product and came acroos your website. Thanks for all the info. If I bought Wu-yi tea from a health store would it help me lose weight?


gail 8 years ago

It's a total scam. They say 'one month free'. Then they charge you $59.95 and start shipping it automatically. In addtion, they give your credit card # to 'partners' who will start charging $4.95 and $9.95. It takes threatening them to get them to stop.

DO NOT ORDER Wu Yi Source tea.


sami 8 years ago

o my god i wish i had found this site before i purchased i have had nothing but problems the site doesnt state your signing up for a subscription and certainlly doesnt say that i will have to pay a further $59.99 for a so called free months trial i have had problems cancelling my subscription disgusting customer service and now they are ignoring my emails with regards to wanting details for a formal complaint and wont answer the phone when i call its just a little old guy bagging up nettles i think its a big scam that costs us a fortune for glorified green tea, stupid thing is my cousin nabbed my card to play a joke well shes nto getting pocket money for the rest of her childhood!


jheng 8 years ago

when they asked me for my card detils, i knew it was a scam. i never never give my card details to anyone. never trust anyone! i then seach the wu yi tea so that i could buy it in a store, good thing this website pop up first. thank you so much! lesson for all: if u want something, work hard for it. there's no such thing as magic! wish it today and poof! tomorrow it's there already...


Melisa 8 years ago

This review is the truth. They make all these claims and guarantees and desperate I fell for it. revieved the tea it was awful when I tried to get my money back they tried to give me the run around but eventually credited it back once the credit card company got involved. Also seen charges from their äffiliates" which they say I agreed to once I agreed to try the tea although I looked over the terms and conditions and didnt see anything resembling that. Bottom line, bad buisness people just looking to scam desperate people.


MORE CHARGES! 8 years ago

I just put up with all their crap today. called wuyi and about 4 other companies that my wife was automatically signed up for after ordering the 4.95 trial. YOU ALL BETTER DOUBLE check to make sure you are not enrolled in other online crap. we're sending the tea back, asking for a refund and getting new credit cards. i think we already lost the 60 bucks and the original 4.95 but well see... heres some info i have to help people...

number for wuyi to cancel: 8664495567Wuyi source 5300 ontario mills pkwy.Unit 400Ontario CA 91764 18663630187 – internet weight loss tips -4.95/mo. auto enroll

18009895907ebookscomprehensive weight loss – 9.95/mo. auto enroll

Lifescript -18006379382

Wellness 18005916383

Living ween website daily exercise 18663965711

these are 3 other programs you might be enrolled in.

I am so pissed about this... why cant the SEC or FBB do something about this... if you live in california... you should call your local news channel they would LOVE THIS STORY!!!! CALL EM NOW!


jan27 8 years ago

I am so cross with myself for not checking this out before agreeing to anything!! I have just checked my credit card statement online and they have now taken £6.72. It all feels very real now - and just hope I get some success from the letter i sent. Am glad I realised this is a big scam straight away - hopefully they won't start taking any more money out now that I have threatened that my credit card company will get involved and take action against them. WARNING TO EVERYONE - Please don't be as stupid as some of us on here - don't agree to anything without checking out small print and reading what other people have to say!!


Kandy 8 years ago

I do agree with Cassandra above! I too have subscribed to the Wu-Yi Source and LOVE IT! It definitely does curb your appetite. I have been a member since Nov 07 and have lost over 60 pounds with only barely changing my diet and routine. Dont knock something until you try it completely and whole heartedly. Its worth the money!


jan27 8 years ago

I have still not received my free samples, but have sent a letter today cancelling any further orders, and have told them that other than the postage for the free samples, any money being taken off my credit card will be dealt with by my card company. I have sent the letter to America (am in UK) and have sent it by Royal Mail 'Airsure' which will track the letter so I'll know if they've received it. I am still within my 14 day trial offer period and have said I will return the tea when I receive it. Hopefully this will stop any further payments being taken off my card - but if I do get further charges then at least I have proof that I cancelled or that I tried to and hopefully my credit card company can step in and help.


Billy g. 8 years ago

To everybody do not buy the wy-yi source tea is a terrible big scam,the tea taste like chet,they take money out from your c.c and they dont return any money unless you get proffesional help,i had the free trial,receive in 4 days taste 1 cup of tea and is terrible flavor and make me sick the entire day,i would not recommend this to anyone,and for me the wy-yi source company and affiliates they can kiss my rear end because i report stolen my credit card and they cant do nothing abouit,and i will discard in the garbage the rest of the tea,because is a big scam,thanks...


Billy g. 8 years ago

THE TEA TASTE LIKE CHET


Sarah 8 years ago

Thanks so much this info helped me a LOT! I stupidly bought the product before researching about it and decided to find out more info after I made the purchase! I purchased the product online about 10 min. ago and I called their number and had it cancelled before they even shipped it. I recieved a refund email so hopefully it all works out well. It was only $1.95 but still, thanks for informing everyone it is a SCAM!


jan27 8 years ago

I stupidly fell for this 'scam' aswell - ordered the free samples, gave my card details and instantly regretted it as felt something wasn't right!! When I looked into it further, I then realised how stupid I have been!! This was 4 days ago, I called my credit card company to see what they suggested, all they said was to send a letter to the company by registered post telling them I want to cancel, that way if they don't cancel then my card company will deal with it. I'm not sure what to do though as I am in the UK and the company is in America. Do I send the letter there or does anyone know of a UK agent - surely the packs are not sent from America....I feel so stupid, my husband will go through the roof if he ever finds out - I have got to do all this behind his back!! I haven't received anything yet, and no money has been taken from my card that I can see yet. Most of the people on here are from USA and have different experiences - I was just wondering if anyone in UK as stupid as me and what happened to them.


Jackie 8 years ago

I cancelled my subscribtion 2 months ago and low and behold whatshould be billed to my credit card- WUYI tea. There is not a way to contact them on their website either. Anyone have an ide as to how to get ahold of these idiot scammer? Please email me at hhcmom3@yahoo.com


Drew Jensen 8 years ago

Thanks Maddie for the "skinny" on Wu-Yi tea.

Fortunately, I didn’t give them my credit card, but I did submit my contact info. I received a call from a high-pressure sales person. I told her I would be interested if she could just tell me what was in the tea. All she would say is that it is "all natural" and "certified organic". After talking with the sales person for about 5 minutes, with no progress on finding out what was in the tea, I politely said I just wasn’t interested. She then became very rude and ask why I had taken her time if I wasn't interested, then she hung up on me!

Now I discovered this was actually one of the Wu-Yi affiliates - at Wu-YiSource.com. I since have found that the Wu-Yi company website actually does describe what is in the tea and actually has the ingredient labels from their products: http://www.wu-yi.com/.


Dorina 8 years ago

The amount of testimonials here prove your cause.

Congratulations! Another victim saved.


Bonnie H 8 years ago

It has been said before but-thanks for the info. I went to my favorite vitamin site vitacost.com and found oolong tea 100 bags under $5. If that is the main ingredient??


gmearts 8 years ago

We, my wife and I, drink green tea every day but I've never known it to cleanse our colons; However, I take Experience which our family doctor endorsed by saying that where I had been due for an operaton on my colon after taking Experience for a few weeks my colon was cleansed and the operation was unnecessary.

for years since I have daily taken two capsules of Experience and my colon tells me thank you!

By the way, once I found out Experience from the Awarenesson line company I joined up with them and have been a member for some four or five years.

Anyone interested in Exoerience or their liquid vitamin/mineral 'Complete" need only drop an email to: gmearts@hotmail.com and they will receive full information. GM Epp


Linda 8 years ago

You know, I was really close to doing this too but then I thought, "check it out". I googled Wu-Yi Tea and Maddie's site came up causing me to "check it out..." Glad I did, I knew deep down inside this was a bunch of malarkey but there was also that part of me that was hoping for the "magic bullet" Ha! No such thing. Thanks Maddie. Proud of you for making the effort!


Elena 8 years ago

I wish I would've researched it to before getting sucked into ordering after all that I saw and read on the site I got the "free trail for 4.95". Just last nite I received my order from UPS. But after reading your search and scam on this product I decided not to try it and just send it back. I went to the website www.wu-yisource.com and clicked on live chat with agent. I told agent I wanted to cancel and return for refund and also I didnt want to get charged for any further shipments. The agent named "Megan" told me that she canceled the auto-shipment and that I would only get charged the trial amount 4.95 if product was returned within the 14 day. If after the trial it would only be 59.95 as stated but would get my refund once they recieved the item. But I realized that by the time I spend money sending it back thru UPS or FedEx with delivery confirmation it will be $25-30, so I would only be getting half refunded if that. So I decided to keep my 1st order and asked "Megan" to cancel any futher shipments which she did. I asked for an email stating what we talked about in case I do get charged any further she said to print out the chat for confirmation which I did. So let's see what happens after 30 days!!! Will keep posting.


Anita 8 years ago

Absolutely excellent review. I look forward to seeing many more of your counter-arguments against the myriad of sensationalist weightloss claims out there.


Danielle 8 years ago

I wnated tro try this tea forever. For all of its benefits. Wel ladies, i found it on puritans pride fro about 5.95 a box of 100 bags. It was organic too. And it realy makes you feel better in only two days. However i do not know how it will help me lose wieght. The importance is to not buy it from free trail people, it can most certainly be found at many stores in your area. It was even at my local walmart...


Jillian 8 years ago

I fell for the offer on the website but what i managed to do is call my credit card company and advise them that i had lost my credit card which means that they issue me with a new number and no other payments can be taken out of the old number. Hope this helps as now i am at ease over it. Hopefully my free tea will arrive soon though!


LuCee 8 years ago

YES Its a scam - its a corrupt and illegal rip off.

If you have signed up for the sample - check your credit card statements immediately after. My sample tea arrived two days after the next payment was deducted - not giving me a chance to cancel the trial - the Sales page is so long you miss the one sentence that says that they will continue to deduct payments if you dont cancel.

Check your Bank statements - Look for any other strange little deductions named - web access, message etc. Even after you have cancelled.

The online chat are usually pre scripted answers.

Ask them to send you a confirmation email that they have removed your credit card details from their system and have not passed on to anyone else.

Also ask them to include their head office address on that email - and not their distribution centre address.

I am still waiting. will post here if it does arrive!!!

I phoned my bank and spoke to the fraud department and they told me thatI should cancel that card.

Read this and play the videos - http://www.ripoffreport.com/searchresults.asp?q5=W...

I am really angry at myself for not googling them before I signed up.


Kevin 8 years ago

I doubt it's even a human that chats with you I say the creator of this scam needs to be sent to jail!!! Preying on people that struggle to lose weight ...anyhoo thanks for saving tons of people from being ripped off.. Remember the only way to lose weight and keep it off is to exercise and watch what you eat!!


OnMyWaytoSkinny 8 years ago

Hello guys!!! Thank you sooo much for all the information, I being trying to create an excersice and good eating habit for about a month now, since i'm 24 and like 20 pounds overweight... not very nice! So I was looking for a little extra help or diet suplemments on the internet and was seriously thinking of the Wu-Yi Source but felt skeptical about ordering... now you opened my eyes and i'm definitely going to try the oriental store version better!! Jeje, thank you so very much, you've been so helpfull... and sorry about my bad English, is not my first language.


chase 8 years ago

No one ever buy wu-yi tea! It is a complete SCAM, they say that the tea will cost you $2.00, but i have now been charged $120.00 and the tea is disgusting!!!

I can't believe i paid so much money for tea, which will ofcourse never make you lose weight, if you want to lose weight, go to the gym!


Amanda 8 years ago

I purchased this teas, never used it. They kept sending it to me. I had boxes piling up. If they are not opened they will take it back. I got my money back no problem I just put return to sender on it via ups and told UPS to come pick it up, as I did not order all of them, just 1 time.


Cassandra L 8 years ago

I bought a sample 30-day pack, and I've already lost almost 3 pounds within the first 2 weeks. I can definately tell that I'm not eating as much, and I have a stabilized energy level for longer periods of time. I drink one cup in the morning, and another at lunch, then I drink an 8ounce glass of water right before dinner, which also helps curb my appetite. My complexion has gotten better, as well. People shouldn't knock something until thye try it; that's called ingorance.


YeLonda 8 years ago

Thank you for this site. I kindof figured that I could get the same tea over the counter. I am soooo glad that I did not waste my money on buying the more expensive version of this tea. Even for the people that said this product works for them, why spend so much money on it when you can get it locally for a lot cheaper? Anyway, thank you for this site.

Oh, and for the person who said that they lost 10 lbs in 3 months, that is more than possible without any outside product! And if you kick up the excersize, you could lose more!


amanda 8 years ago

Hi there. I too almost succumbed to the gimmicky marketing for this tea, but I have a healthy suspicion of anything that seems too good to be true. When they offered me one of "THE LAST FEW "FREE" SHIPMENTS" I decided to have a little fun - they get you to put in your height-weight details to see if you "qualify" according to their "strict" guidelines. The weight I put in would have made an anorexic look fat and I told them I wanted to lose at least 20lbs! They enthusiastically sent back "CONGRATULATIONS - YOU ARE EXACTLY THE SORT OF CANDIDATE THAT WILL BENEFIT GREATLY FROM OUR TEA........" Say what????? Totally irresponsible of them and a great big dose of reality for me! They seriously are not interested in your health and well being, only your money and it made me angry to think that these people are allowed to prey on those of us for whom weight is a real issue. I live in NZ and would have had a huge amount of difficulty returning this product had I brought it! The only answer to losing weight permanently is eating less and exercising - not the "instant" cure we all want but one that works. I use Weight Watchers points system and find that works really well for me. Save your dollars and go with one of the more mainstream weight loss companies that has "proven" results.


mrs foman 8 years ago

i started getting the tea about 4 months ago, and at first i was skeptical. but after about 4 weeks there was a difference in my weight. i hadn't been weighing my self on a regular or even b4 i used the tea. i had twins 2 mos prior and i weighed 174 lbs after. after the 4 months and finaly weighing myself because my clothes were loose. i was down to 151, i lost 23 lbs, it does say that you need to wait 12 weeks. 3 months to see a change, and there was a change for me all i did was drink the tea 2x a day and cut out sugar and salt,no alcohol, and it walked 15 mins a day 2 days per week. i didn't drink all that water, and i realy did not change the my eating habbits. but they weren't all that bad to begin with, but it appears that the tea worked forme.


susan 8 years ago

Hi, i'm from australia as well and has fallen into this scam!! i chat with the 'system' online and they insist i have to make a call to a certain number to cancel the ebooks membership. Does anyone here can give me some more advice? Would it be possible that i just cancel my credit card?? =(


theresearcher 8 years ago

Quite a good review Maddie. Your comments on Oprah and Rachel are spot on. Many more celebrities are actually used in misleading advertising. Also remember that some celebrities accept payments of up $20,000 to endorse products they have never personally tried. (Source Fox News)

The problem with a site like this is that it becomes a source of comments from well meaning but unfortunately ignorant people. (That sounds harsher than I mean it to be). People pass on information with the best of intentions but their personal knowledge either comes from a search engine, a forum or hub pages where everybody suddenly becomes an expert.

Just as an aside I am active with a real tea grower and manufacturer of the whole spectrum of teas from first flush greens through to aged Pu'er. We are also very involved with TCM. No commercial intent here, no disguised links or references to websites in the hope of getting some business, just information which can be accepted or rejected.

In general terms, if you are talking about health benefits with tea, then:

* Don't buy tea bags ever - large cut surface area as it is tea dust so all the goodies have oxidised and the tea is aging very quickly. So Jeannie from Jacksonville could well be paying way over the odds for her tea bags. Good tasting Oolong tea bags with minimal, (well none really), health benefits can be bought for around $1.50 or so.

* Never buy capsules or supplements. When you mess with tea at the micro molecular level and start using Ethanol and other solvents for extraction of EGCG the best that can happen is the substance loses most of it's potency. The worst that can happen has not been seen yet except for liver failure with a product from Europe called Exiolase, (I think), and remember that a HUGE majority of these health / weight loss / enhancers / booster capsules are manufactured in China which at present is not a reliable place to buy anything you want to ingest. I reckon it will take China at least another 5 years to put in place effective regulations and also educate workers to having a more responsible health conscious understanding.

The good thing about natural tea is that is regulated mainly by the farmers themselves who have skills passed down for generations and there are no temptations or opportunities to add "fillers" for extra profit. I guess the worse thing that happens is companies, probably like Maddie has mentioned, that buy low quality tea sweepings / dust and pass this off as a quality health giving beverage.

Even if a website is saying their products are made in the US or Europe I would be very careful as it can be a load of BS. After all, they lie about the effects of the stuff so why not lie about everything else?

Anyhow, in closing I will say that there are major health benefits with selected teas containing 6%+ EGCG and also selected Oolongs, (they lose a lot of the EGCG in the manufacturing process so are not so good in that regard), do have the ability to suppress appetite and also give a substantial natural boost to your metabolism.

Good full leaf Green and Oolong teas definitely CAN be beneficial for health and weight loss and certain black teas are tremendous stress relievers.

One more thing... if you haven't tried a good WuYi Oolong early evening with a slice or 2 of dried peach just for a little sweetness and "perker" then you haven't lived :-))


Jeannie from Jacksonville 8 years ago

Hey guys........I have to say I am one of those people who needs to loose weight but if I don't see anything change within 2 to 3 weeks or it wasn't drastic enough, I would quit. This also includes just a basic excercise and eating wiser plan to fad diets like the Mayo Clinic, Southbeach and such, which worked but then again i stopped and gained all my weight back.

Anyways, since my dieting off/on and being gestastional diabetic for all three of my pregnancies, I have merged to organic and holistic rememidies. So getting to the tea......I have many Chinese friends (well, their parents and grandparents) all say the same thing about green and oolong tea.....it has many health benefactors including the supprsing of appitite. But you have to drink a lot of tea to benefit from actual weight loss....like 8-12 cups a day (not recommended specially in younger women with hormonal side effects-to drink that much) . why...because the tea is dried...it looses the potancey of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)......other than green and oolong tea is great for you health wise, it is not ment for weight loss alone.....

Oh by the way...you can by Wu Yi oolong tea at your Oriental (Chinese) local grocery store. I buy 100 tea bags for $9.00


Sharla 8 years ago

I also wanted to give a THANK YOU for a well-researched article.. and to give my two cents, not so much on tea itself (although i do drink green tea regularly) ..but for weight loss. there is MUCH to be said for eating right. last year i gave up meat and dairy products, and switched to veggies/fruits/grains/beans/nuts&seeds/whole foods period.... and just reached my 70 lb weight loss mark. don't underestimate your body's potential.. you just have to give it the right tools; the right vitamins and nutrients! you don't have to spend $1000s over the internet to acheive it.. its all right at your grocery store! theres no EASY FIX for being healthy.. you just have to do it. but it's ohhh so worth it! :) good luck everyone.


Tricia 8 years ago

Hey, I just stumbled across all this stuff about Wu-Yi tea and thought I'd throw in my two cents' worth. Thank you for a great article, by the way! I've been drinking "rarest formosan silver-tip" loose-leaf Wuyi Oolong for several years, and I get it at a local organic health food store. The tea isn't organic, but it is touted to be from high in the hills of Taiwan. "Only one harvest each year produces a leaf of this exceptional quality," they say. It is made by The Republic of Tea. It isn't cheap (around $16), but it brews 50-60 cups, and it's definitely worth it -- it's wonderful, and I highly recommend it.


kertu 8 years ago

thanks so much, i was wondering what the secret ingredients were.. i have also tried oolong tea before and its GREAT!! it is deffenetly helping with weightloss, but also while i drank it, my immunesystem got really good. thanks for the info!


Ro 8 years ago

OMG i need to thank you for this site as from the previous entries you have saved me alot of money i have jus filled out an order form for wu-yi when i thought i should research it before i completed it and found this site, after reading these comments im glad i didnt complete the order form, thank you so much!


Barb 8 years ago

OMG Maddie thank you for this wonderfull site!

My mom and I were looking into buying Wu-Yi and before pressing the "Order Now" botton I desided to do research one more time! Thats how I came across this wonderfull page that saved us $200! Thanks to everyone thats taking the time to help other people avoid a horrible experience.


Marti 8 years ago

to see if I qualified for the "free trial' I filled out numerous forms, and; lo and behold, no matter what statistics you enter on the form, you qualify; hooray; I felt like I won the $1 million dollar lottery from Bhutan; (I don;t think the GNP of the whole country is one million dollars;) you can sya you;re 10 or 90; that you want to lose 5 pounds or 500 lbs, they will gladly give you the "FREE " offer; they are so nice!!!!just like "Jack the ripper"


lorraine 8 years ago

any hot drink, cleans you out, helps you breathe better! comeon... drink hot lemon and tea, it's good and clean. dark teas, juices, etc... all stain your teeth. milk on the other hand helps keeping your teeth white.


Susan 8 years ago

Just wanted to let everyone reading all these comments that I did order this tea from WU-YI Source back in June, received it , well I am still receiving it and I have lost weight and I do feel better after drinking this tea. I have had NO trouble with this company. I called and cancelled the wellness MD with No problem. They are only charging me for the tea once a month like it said and its the right price. I have noticed that since drinking this tea that it has helped my arthritis as well. I am hardly in pain anymore and the inflamation has gone away. Its great, I can use my right fingers again. I can actually bend my fingers at the joints without pain. I love it. I will continue my shipments and pay the price if not just for the wieght loss but for the benefits of the use of my fingers! To me it is well worth it!


Marian 8 years ago

Signed up for the free sample and changed my mind when I saw my credit card number printed instead of the usual ******. I was worried about identity theft so I tried to cancel and the website disappeared. Immediately phoned cc company (impressed with 24 hour service) and the charge was already on my card, not for the £2.75 p & p but for £13 odd (I'm in the UK) plus an extra charge for £1.05 - don't ask me why two charges. Anyway I cancelled the card. Not having tried green tea before I thought I might as well and would you believe I have lost 6 lbs in 10 days? I have been watching what I eat - no naughties - but I really am confused as to whether it was the tea or just that I think I need something to hook on to to make me give up the naughties. I think the company is unethical and I obviously will not be buying from them again. Thank you Maddie for your helpful website.


Mary 8 years ago

Maddie and everyone who shared their experience -- thank you so very much! Wu Yi just about had me from reading through their website and I just thought I'd check on CNN to see if they endorced it since they use the CNN logo on the Wu Yi website. That's where I found this article. You just saved me a lot of money. I'll still try drinking this type of tea because it's healthy, but I'll get it at the store for the normal, reasonable price.


Michelle 8 years ago

Well i tried this product too.

I was already restricting my diet to sensible, healthy foods, doing a reasonable amount of exercise and had lost 7kg in 2.5 months.

I added the Wu-Yi Source tea to my regime.What i got was an upset stomach in the morning, and alternating constipation/diarrhoea throughout, but not constantly, the three weeks I tried it, while still maintaining my previous successful diet/exercise plan (i still wanted to lose another 7 kg)

Nothing changed! I continued to slowly and steadily lose weight, but at the same rate as I previously did. Therefore, like pretty much all diet products, this is a load of s^&*But now I had abdominal pain and bowel symptoms.

All for the bargain price of $59!!!! Plus $25 p&h...oh yeah, and they kept billing my credit card for the bonus offers you automatically agree to when you sign up for their "Free Trial"

I had to cancel my credit card to stop their continual billing. Emails were not responded to.I didnt even bother returning the unused tea. It is a complete scam.

You might want to consider before you purchase something like this, that they could put ANYTHING in it...and you are putting that in your body!

My advice if you want to lose weight.You need a lifestyle change, eat less junk, more fruit/veg, smaller serves and GET SOME EXERCISE!!! Without exercise your new body won't be worth showing off anyway.


DBR63 8 years ago

I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MANY OF YOU JUST NEED TO COMPLAIN ABOUT SOMETHING....I HAVE RECENTLY TRIED THIS TEA AND ALONG WITH DIET AND EXERCISE HAVE LOST 10 POUND IN THREE MONTHS. IM 6'1" 225 POUNDS NOW, I TRY TO HIT THE GYM MON-FRI AND RESEARCH DIET IDEAS LIKE EATING 5 OR 6 SMALL MEALS A DAY INSTEAD OF 3 BIG MEALS. WHEN I STARTED THIS TEA I NOTICED A CHANGE RIGHT AWAY IN MY APPETITE WHERE I WASN'T AS HUNGRY ALL THE TIME AND COULD ACTUALLY FEEL MY ENERGY LEVEL RISE. I MEAN SO MANY OF YOU GIVE UP BEFORE YOU EVEN START. DONT YOU THINK YOU SHOULD TRY IT FOR YOURSELF BEFORE COMPLAINING ABOUT IT.


LEO 8 years ago

IF ANYONE WANTS TO KNOW, THERE ARE TEAS OUT THERE CLAIMING TO BE SLIMMING TEAS IN YOUR GROCERY STORE. ALTHOUGH THESE TEAS DO NOT HELP LOSE WIGHT, THEY DO HELP IN REDUCING THE UNCOMFORTABLENESS, QUEASINESS, AND HUNGER PAINS YOU GET WHEN YOU SKIP A MEAL, MAKING IT EASIER TO NOT EAT. THESE ARE HERBAL TEAS WITH PROVEN INGREDIENTS LIKE YARROW, SAGE, BILBERRY, ETC. AND THEY ALSO HAVE THE NUTRIENT CONTENTS THAT GO ALONG WITH THESE HERBS. IF SOMEONE WANTS TO LOSE WIEGHT BY DRINKING TEA, THESE ARE WAY MORE WORTH THE MONEY, OF COURSE WITH A CHANGE IN DIET AND EXERCISE TO GO ALONG WITH IT.


dorothy 8 years ago

thank you for your help i am glad i reed this before i got some


dee 8 years ago

whew!!! thank you maddie


celestina 8 years ago

I was one of the suckers who bought this tea. I like driking herbal tea and thought quick wqy to lose 15 pounds. The tea arrived today, found your website and called and cancelled. i was given a different address from what I see others have. 1725 Mcpherson Court. Ontario. I was also given an RMA number. Thanks for your website. This should teach me. I just drank a cup for the sake of it and a have a headache. maybe it is psychologically.

Thanks a lot for your research.


Sue 8 years ago

Yes thank goodness I got my credit card refunded in two days after cancelling on the chat line an hour after ordering it. Found Oolong tea in the suppermarket, beautiful really cold, with some manuka honey added. Very refreshing on a hot day. Gets me away from the soft drinks.


Jean-Luc 8 years ago

Tea.

Earl Grey.

Hot.


Carol 8 years ago

i meant Wu Yi tea.


carol 8 years ago

I bought WI Yu tea 3 weeks ago, for only 4 dollars, after reading the comments i cancel my card, thanks goodness i had used Debit. To make the long story short, i got the tea in 3 days, they've been calling me 10 times a day. i just smile.

Anyway i've been drinking the tea for 3 weeks 2 times a day. I have not seen any result yet, i eat healthy and i run at least 3 miles a day. All i know is it suppress my appetite, i can barely finish a cup coz it make me nausea, and keep me up all night, i'm planning to stop drinking it.


Holly 8 years ago

I fell for the so called "free trial." When I placed the order online I had the understanding that I would not be charged if I called and cancelled my order before the 14 day "free trial" was over. I tried doing that and was still charged $59.95 after the 14th day. When I called to see why this had happened they told me that I had to send my "free trial" back in order to receive a refund and get my $ back. This is not at all the way the orrfer was portrayed to me on the wu-yi source website. I did however get information on how to return the item (paying shipping charges myself) and they are as follows:

Call 1-866-449-5567 and ask for a RMA#. You must include this number on your return package. They also require you to send an explanation as to why you are returning the product.

The address is:

Wu-Yi Source

5300 Ontario Mills Parkway

Unit 400

Ontario, CA 91764

Hope this helps!


cat says 8 years ago

I so nearly fell for the 'free trial'.....thank goodness I researched & found you. Thank you so much.


Lauren 8 years ago

Alycia LMAO! I got the same thing what a crock. Like everyone says and every advertisement on the television and internet says there are those two magic phrases. Anyone?!

"Results Not Typical" &

"Works only with Diet and exercise"

Well Duh, I can eat a big mac and exercise and lose weight just as long as I don't eat one everyday.


Alycia 8 years ago

Thankfully I read this page before ordering... As I clicked out of the Wu Yi sight an instant message popped up...

Viki Says:Hey Wait! There's not many FREE trials left now in our free trial give away, so as an Extra Bonus I have just been authorized to give you a special Discount on shipping! So to get your free trial and only pay $1.95 for shipping (Normally $4.95) just CLICK HERE.

Viki Says:And with our Iron Clad Money Back Guarantee if you can honestly say that Wu-Yi tea did not help you lose weight, or if for any reason you just don't need it, simply send it back for a full refund. That's how sure we are that Wu-Yi Tea will work for you.

Viki Says:When you are ready, just type 'Hi' to chat with me...

You:It's a scam

Viki Says:This is no scam or con. We are a legitimate company based in Arizona, who can offer this great offer to you thanks to the power of the internet.

Viki Says:You cant find Wu-Yi Tea in stores so you can benefit from the reduced online price. If you sign up now through this chat i can offer you our last few trial places and a special shipping price of only $1.95 (regular $4.95). Just CLICK HERE

You:I've already looked it up on numerous sites.

Viki Says:Following the Wu-Yi System will increase your metabolic rate, causing you to burn more calories.

You:Scam scam scam

Viki Says:This is no scam or con. We are a legitimate company based in Arizona, who can offer this great offer to you thanks to the power of the internet.

Viki Says:You cant find Wu-Yi Tea in stores so you can benefit from the reduced online price. If you sign up now through this chat i can offer you our last few trial places and a special shipping price of only $1.95 (regular $4.95). Just CLICK HERE

You:Do you drink it?

Viki Says:The Wu-Yi System will help you reach your weight loss goals in a quick and healthy manner. Just take a look at the success stories from people JUST LIKE YOU who not only lost weight, but also received a $1000 reward for being an inspiration to others!

Viki Says:And the best part is, if you sign up now through this chat I can give you a FREE TRIAL as we still have some free trial stock left. All that we ask is for you to pay $1.95 (regular $4.95) to get your full month supply straight to your doorstep. To receive your trial just CLICK HERE

You:DO YOU DRINK IT??

Viki Says:Wu-Yi tea is the one of the most powerful over-the-counter weight loss formulations available to the public but is NOT a "miracle pill". If you are serious about loosing weight then you must follow our specifically designed weight loss system to achieve maximum results. Our system is laid out in a step-by-step guide of all the best healthy eating and exercise tips and secrets. Common sense should prevail when you hear claims of weight loss products that promise results without any effort whatsoever.

You:The Better Business Beaureau is going to LOVE this one.

Viki Says:There is a very good chance that this program contains THE KEY you need to have the success with weight loss you want. It's worked for countless struggling dieters already. The success stories on this page are just a sample of all the ways the Wu-Yi Weight Loss System is changing lives across America.

You:Bye

Viki Says:Good Bye.... Thank you for talking to me. Have a nice day.

Don't be fooled... THEY don't even drink the stuff!


ayanna 8 years ago

i had a special offer on the tea and i told that lady that it was a scam. She tried to persue me other wise. I'm glad that i didn't make that mistake


paula  8 years ago

Hi everyone - please remember about the emotional aspects that affect your weight. Diet and exercise are of course important, but if you don't look at some of the emotional components to it, you'll just yo-yo - and in the mean time - look at yourself in the mirror, regardless of your weight and remind yourself that you can love yourself - I was looking at this tea, too - and like a lot of you, turned away - whenever a website uses that much space to advertise itself, they are trying to get your money - for nothing - Love and Light - Paula


Fite-on 8 years ago

My big thing is. They say nothing about side effects calling your doctor etc... I have a Kidney Transplant and there is no way to contact these people to ask questions! I know what I am suppose to do but what about those on Medication and have searched far and wide and they fill is the "one" for them. I was about to do something really stupid and purchase this stuff for myself thought better ad saved money and who knows what else. Teresa has it right. Eat right and Exercise is the onlt true way lose and keep off unwanted weight!


Narda 8 years ago

You just saved my "in-need-of-a-quick-fix-big-behind" from spending a fortune on yet another scam. Less than $5 didn't sound so bad until I read these statements. Thanks for your time and research.


Teresa 8 years ago

Here is the true secret to weight loss....eat less and move more!! It really is as simple as that. Just don't eat as much. I cut my food intake by half and started working out every day for 45 minutes and imagine my surprise when I started losing weight. It takes a long time. I have lost 17 pounds over about 6 months and I am going to continue this for life. After 40 you just can't eat like you did at 20 or even 30. You have to cut the quantity and types of foods you eat and then get active. That is the only way to lose weight and keep it off.


heather 8 years ago

maddie,

thanks for doing the research - although i suspect that most folks are looking for the magic. i finally got off the magic wagon and was evaluated for a gastric bypass. i ended up, due to other medical problems, with a lap-band. neither of these are magic bullets and i disagree that they are intended for the "fly-by-night" folks for just quick weight loss. a GOOD doc will do physical evals including an EGD to make sure you are a good candidate. however, if you still won't stick to a program (including making good food choices and exercising within your abilities), you won't do well. good luck to you and thanks for your input!


Jane 8 years ago

Thanks i was about to buy wuyi ... u save me. Keep the good work


Steph 8 years ago

Almost fell for it too...thanks a lot Maddie!


Tiffany 8 years ago

Oh yeah, I have a question for you Maddie if you could please research this for me. I also orded this "free trial" of Acai-aSlim. I researched it and I can't find any sites saying its a scam, or even a bad thing. Is there any way you could figure that out for me? Thanks so much!


Tiffany 8 years ago

OMG this site saved my butt big time! I decided to order this "free trial" like 20 minutes ago, and then I found this. Like some of the users above, I used the chat and they canceled everything for me. The transaction was never even posted on my credit card. I even kept checking back with a different associate like 10 times, lol. But all of them checked and told me my shipment was canceled and I was re-imbursed all of my money, including the "bonus offers" God bless people like you Maddie! I'm glad someone decided to let all of us nieve users what a scam this was. Thank you soooo much Maddie!!!


Sue 8 years ago

I too are from Australia and fell for it. I cancelled my order on the chat line an hour after ordering it. They sent me an email to show it was cancelled.

Your order ID ......... has been fully refunded. Refunds take up to 2 weeks (usually 6 days) to show on your statement. If, for whatever reason, after 2 weeks this refund still does not show, please contact us directly at shalyncustomersupport@gmail.com and give the password ........" in the subject line, and your email will be forwarded to a manager immediately.

I hope that is the end of it, but after reading the above I feel sick........must not do this again, must not do this again :)


Lisa B. 8 years ago

Thanks for saving me time, money, and hassle! I was just a few clicks away from ordering a "free" trial of Wu Yi tea, when I decided to search for reviews of the product.


Carla 8 years ago

I too had to wonderful difficulties with the WuYi Source people, but to add insult to injury, today I noticed 2 unlabled charges on my account. After checking with the bank they came from WuYi... I call them to find out that when I cancelled the tea, I aslo needed to cancel 2 separate online programs ($4.95 and $9.95) that I never signed up for. And of course Wu Yi couldn't do it for me... so after an hour on the phone listening to the longest and most annoying messages ever, I am hoping I am cancelled... good luck to everyone else who is dealing with this too...


Rebecca L 8 years ago

I'm from Australia, how do I call them to cancel my order? If there is an email address, can someone let me know? Thanks!


WOW! 8 years ago

Is this Wu-Yi source.com or another site? I have always gotten prompt attention and didnt even pay for my first box except 2.95? There is a 1800 number in plain view and the live chat was simple and gave confirmation# right away? Maybe there is a phony yu wi source website some are going on and ordering from?


maina 8 years ago

i have just started drinking wu yi tea and your right kathy the tea does have poor quality i am angry i did not read the fine print before my purchase!! i to live in australia and i am not happy having to pay an extra $20 to return a product I was not satisfied with!!


Kathy L 8 years ago

I called my credit card company to cancel the card to mitigate future debits from wu-yi. Guess what, AMEX told me they can't cancel, or not that they can't cancel, but rather it's pointless....because once i cancel my card, if wu-yi debits again, it will be billed to my residential address.

I'm really annoyed now for not reading the fine print. I didn't see the $20 international shipping fee and I didn't see that to cancel from their subscription you have to send the product back. I'm in Australia so that'll be another $20 to send it back by registered post.

The quality of the tea is soo poor, I think I can get better quality for $2 at China Town, so folks beware.


Marilyn 8 years ago

I ordered the free trial of Wu Yi and honestly I guess I can't understand some things in here #1 I use a pepaid credit card for any online purchase...the total was 4.95..and when I said no a chat window came up and said I could get trial for 1>95 and I knoew I had a prepaid mastercard with 3 dollars on it so I used it..Yes they took money right away but I did get the product 2 days right to my door as promised..If I am satisfied I will go to their site and reprder or cancel if I don't see my guarateed results...prepaid cards are cheap and much easier to use online use them up and buy another I would never ever use my major credit card online and I can't believe people do with all the scams..ok this is day 2 of program and the only thing I have noticed is dry mouth and I want to sleep


Olivia 8 years ago

These people are scam artists. They kept sending me monthly boxes of tea, without my permission, and charging my credit card. After many 'phone calls, e-mails, and letters, none of which were ever answered, I threatened to notify the Attorney General. Then they credited my account.....but for only one month's worth of tea.


kaneswifekatie 8 years ago

I too was taken by Wu-Yi tea. My mother emailed me the website and said she had seen the tea on Oprah. I figured it must be legit. I went to the website and read all the fine print and decided to listen to the little voice saying TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!! I clicked the x to get rid of the page and a little sales thing said Special Offer $1.95 shipping. They got me. I immediately ordered my "FREE" trial. Only to receive another email from my mother saying I got some on EBAY. Dang it! I received my tea and immediately sent it back to Wu-Yi. Only to be billed. I called and was told in 2 weeks I would be refunded. That was on the 5th of September. On the 16th I was billed 29.90 from a wellness MD. I called Wu-Yi and was told that I had signed up for wellness MD when I bought the tea. HUH? Didn't see it in the fine print. I then had to call and cancel with Wellness MD. They were nice enough to refund my money after I talked to them for an hour. Filled out a 3 page cancellation package and faxed it to them. All for something I didn't even know I had! Then today I open up my credit card statement to see no refund from Wu-Yi but instead to debits of 4.95 and 9.95. UGH! I called Wu-Yi and the woman proceeds to tell me that they didn't even have me down for a refund and that the two separate charges were from another company I signed up for when I bought the Tea! I will now have to call these companies individually and ask for my money back. ERRRRRRR!

Well so this is my first time being taken for a ride. I sure learned my lesson. IF IT'S SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE... GUESS WHAT? IT PROBABLY IS!

Don't not fall for Wu-Yi! I took the time to write this, to save other people their money! If you want to try the tea, Check EBAY. It may not be a free trial, but with Wu-Yi there is no such thing!!! This all started over a month ago and I've lost over a hundred dollars in total. I wonder how much will be returned to me?


Kathy L 8 years ago

Got my free tea today. I'm in Australia and got charged once at $29.90 and once at $2.50 something a week ago. I emailed wuyi to cancel my subscription. Now i'm worried that they'll still keep charging me. Should I call my credit card company and ask them to block future charges from Wu-Yi?


Dr. R. 8 years ago

Thanks for the review. This is very handy indeed. I'm looking for an herbal product to help manage and control my wieight. Your review is very helpful.


kathy 8 years ago

Thank you soooo very much for the article! I have tried so many "scams"....you sure saved me!

don't let the negative feedback discourage you from helping people! Your research is GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks!! :)


Lubz 8 years ago

Oh my gosh, what can i say, it was quite early in morningand i almost lost the plot and was going to buy this tea from the wu yi website without thinking it through only as a result of desperation to lose weight! In the process of ordering my free trial, my 1 eye that was almost open managed to read the print which said that they will sent me a 3 months supply automatically all the time and they will deduct the money from my credit card-this just seemed dodgy and as though i am being trapped rather than me wanting to purchase the tea at my own accord as i wanted to. Anyway thanks a bunch Maddie and everyone else as u made me realise i should come back to my senses and i wouldve been devestated if i had gone ahead with the purchase. But gosh, its so deceiving and manipulative and i am not usually a sucker but i did fall for this one.


another stupid person 8 years ago

I went with the free trial reacted quickly ordered without fully reading everything. I actually used the tea for a month. The 2 phone calls came when I wasn't home deleted them from my machine and kept up with my busy life. When the second box of tea came and I hadn't lost any weight I emailed wu-yi source Wu-Yi Source Support <support@easyweightlosstea.com>They send me a RMA # I wrote all over the box and slid a small piece of paper into the box stating my reason for return and the RMA #.I told the mail man to return it undeliverable since I didn't want to pay to return it.The email they sent me said I had to return one of the following ways (paid) and keep my tracking number for refernce. Well since I never had problems with returns before I figured this would work. Well that was a month ago. With the company saying returns are posted every 2 weeks I waited for mine didn't happen. Emailed and they asked for my return confirmation or tracking number I stated I didn't have it. Why Lie? I don't I ws cheap. Now they have gotten back to me. Talk about stupid. The cost of sending would have much less to get my 59.95 back. Oh well another expensive leason learned.


Natalie 8 years ago

Damn! I usually don't fall for these things without checking first but this time ... I'll have to send it back. How do I get onto live chat? I'm in Australia so it will be tricky to cancel by phone. I feel like a dunce but was looking for something to get me started in losing weight. 50c a teabag + postage to Australia? What a joke.


Eric 8 years ago

Thanks to all for your detailed accounts of the Wu-Yi "experience". They almost had me, too.


april 8 years ago

so glad I researched it first, my husband was excited about the deal of the century. a miracle for the low cost of s & H.


valentine 8 years ago

hi Maddie,

thanks again!!! i just cancelled it!! but i'm affraid they will still charge me, could you show me the messages that mention about their successes of not receiveing any charges from their credit card in the following months after cancelling it?

i'm sooo desperate!!! my dad sure will kill me!!!! =[


valentine 8 years ago

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!! just did the cancelation minutes ago!!! hope the cancelation will work!! anyone got it successful with the cancelation???? affraid they will still charge me!! though my credit card will be expired end of this month.

so stupid of me to buy it without doing any research!!! it really is a scam!!!


Danielle 8 years ago

OK one more time, I went back to the live chat and lo-and-behold I got the same person "MEGAN" in my first chat I did an experiment.... they never asked for my order #. HUMMMM. In the second chat I stated that I was making sure that my order was CANCELED. I gave her the reason for my concern...did not ask for an order # and did not give me a cancelation #..upon this, she provided me with both. I then asked if she could ASSURE me that my order would be cancelled,she then ASSURED ME that nothing would be charged now or ever.After achieving this, I e-mailed the chat to myself.....Once again

I think I've made my point with them


Danielle 8 years ago

Hi All,Me Again,

Just wanted to let you know that I was able to cancel my order easily through the wu-yi live chat. Hopefully it worked. I used one of the ideas from one of these blogs by e-mailing the chat to myself as a protective measure.I even stated this in the chat and it worked great. They took off the $4.95 Shipping and handeling chage as well as any future shipments. I also explained that if my credit card was charged any amount from this company, I would take severe legal action ,then confirmed that this e-mail will be held for up to 1 year or longer if needed. You need to make sure you sound highly serious about your desicion to cancel.

I think I have made my point with them.


Danielle 8 years ago

Hey There All, I have been reading your reviews about the wu-yi tea and I have a problem. Of course I ordered some of this tea only yesterday and now am thinking twice about it. I know I should have researched it before ordering, but like you said"I am desperate" This company has my credit card information and I wanted to know how I can keep them from charging future orers to my credit card. I knew this sounded to good to be true... I have come to the conclusion that in order to lose weight you just need to exercise and eat right. There is no other way....PLEASE HELP


melek 8 years ago

Have you got some shop in Australia which I can purchase that product? I live in Brisbane.

My e-mail is mmelek2003@yahoo.com.au

Thanks


Linda  8 years ago

I ordered the tea and then did research stupid me . I called to cancel and they said that just the shipping cost will come off my visa if I returned the package without opening return to sender ., still waiting for the tea to see if I can return to sender like they said . After reading these stories I sure do hope so . Has anyone else done that???


Desi 8 years ago

hey Maddie Ruud, i am a big fan of your webkinz pages!


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Maddie Ruud 8 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Carmen:

I deleted your comment because it contains personal information whch you should not post on the web, such as full name and address.  As I state in the article above, I am not affiliated with makers or vendors of this tea (as you can clearly see in my disparaging review), and cannot help you with returns or refunds.  You can read the comments from other disgruntled users above, to see what worked for them.  Good luck.


Lisa 8 years ago

I bought the tea, emailed back to cancel the order-was promised that no more charges would be taken out of my account. The next month i saw a wu-yi debit from my account for 9.95. It happened again this month and i can't get a response from anyone via phone or email.


angie 8 years ago

im really concerned i bought the tea 4 days ago.i have never bought nefin of the internet befor i looked at my confirmation email that i got from the company and i signed up for a 14 day free trail with a shipping cost which has bin taken

.but its says that they are sending me 60 tea bags n that they wont take payment until after 2weeks of trying the product i dont understand please can some1 help im really concused

please


Lane 8 years ago

THANK YOU very much for this information.

I called the numbers, but they were either busy or I was placed on permanent hold. So I went to their website's live chat, and told them to cancel my account immediately. I received confirmation from "Pearl" that my order was cancelled, but my credit card would be charged $59. I told her to reverse that charge and to not send me the first box. She then confirmed the box would not be sent, but that I needed to UPS or Fed Ex the remaining trial box back to:

Wu-Yi Source 5300 Ontario Mills Pkwy, Unit 400, Ontario, CA 91764

She also wrote: Refunds are processed every two weeks; you will recieve an email from us immediatley after we have refunded you. Please include correspondence in the package with your reason for retur and write your RMA (Return Merchandize Authorization) number CLEARLY on the outside of the package so that we can identify it as yours, which is: Pearl: <and the authorization #>

Without stumbling on this website, I would have wasted a lot of money and time.. let alone the frustration for a misleading product that does not work. THANK YOU again for taking the time to post the very helpful information.


Cinda Crawford 8 years ago

Tlhanks for your frank discussion about Wu-Yi tea. I plan to blog about it on Monday, 9/22/08. Great job!


mandy 8 years ago

i wana say thank you to this blog and all those who commented on this, as soon as i read it my heart was about to jump out of my body. I went on the free chat line lucky i cancelled on the half way since i did not have a credit card. that shows us that we gota be careful purchasing off the net.

thank you again.


Miss Eddie Fisher 8 years ago

Hi thanks for info. Most important was right at the start stating the con was in fact it was only oolong tea but branded. Brill, I'll go back on the Green Tea again and look out for oolong. Tried a couple of years ago with Green Tea and then forgot why I was drinking it.

Thanks

Eddie


Linda H 8 years ago

Well, I too fell into the trap and am ashamed to admit that I didn't think before leaping. That unending search for the diet miracle! I ordered the "free" trial and really didn't notice any disclaimers or the "membership". I ordered the product on Sept 10th and received it Sept 16th. Pretty quick! The teabags were very chintsy and the string doesnt stay attached plus there was lots of loose tea in the box. That's when I decided to research a bit more. I'm obviously not the sharpest crayon in the box! I found this web-site and I can't thank you enough for all the information. I made some calls and ended up using the "chat room" on the wuyisource.com website. Here's a copy of our actual chat: (I have removed some of my personal information to protect the stupid)

Please wait for a site operator to respond.You are now chatting with 'Victoria'Victoria: Welcome to Wu-Yi Source, I hope you have had a great day so far. I am happy to assist you with any questions you might have regarding the tea, which has helped countless people around the globe.You: Victoria, I recently received a "free trial" shipment of your tea. I wish to cancel and return the product. My order number was 38*****1. The product quality is not as promised. I did some research on your product and found that there are many complaints with the Better Business Bureau. This order needs to be cancelled immediately for any future "obligations" and the product will be returned.Victoria: Could you please provide me with your full name and email address, so that I can pull up your details?You: Linda H -*****************.comVictoria: Ok, please provide me a minute, while I locate your transaction.Victoria: You have been removed from the auto ship program and you will not be receiving any further shipments. As per the Terms and Conditions you agreed to before placing your order, your card will be charged the discounted rate of $59.95 for the first shipment of slimming tea after the completion of the trial period.Victoria: Your cancellation # isVictoria: 1710***9Victoria: You will not be charged the $59.95 for the free trial if we receive the package back before the 14 days trial period is over. If the package arrives after that, then you will still be refunded.Victoria: Please return the portions of tea you wish to be refunded for to:Wu-Yi Source5300 Ontario Mills Pkwyunit 400Ontario, California91764(US)Please send package back either UPS, FedEx, or if you prefer to ship via USPS, please ask for "Delivery Confirmation". You will be provided with a tracking code - it is very important to PLEASE KEEP THIS TRACKING CODE.Refunds are processed every two weeks; you will receive an email from us immediately after we have refunded you. Please include correspondence in the package with your reason for return and write your RMA (Return Merchandize Authorization) number CLEARLY on the outside of the package so that we can identify it as yours, which is:Victoria: 38****1You: Thank you, I will return the tea via UPS to the address you have provided and expect no further charges.Victoria: You will not be charged the $59.95 for the free trial if we receive the package back before Oct 01, 2008You: Thank you, it will be there before that date.Victoria: I hope I was of assistance to you. Is there anything else I can help you with today?You: No, thank you for your help.Victoria: Thank you very much for chatting with us today. We hope the rest of your day is an excellent one. Victoria: Please feel free to come back, for any further assistance. As our live chat assistance is available 24 X 7.Victoria: You have been removed from the auto ship program and you will not be receiving any further shipments. As per the Terms and Conditions you agreed to before placing your order, your card has been charged the discounted rate of $59.95 for the first shipment of slimming tea after the completion of the trial period.Victoria: Your cancellation # isVictoria: Whoops.. Please disregard that last message - I sent it to the wrong person. My mistake.

I did try the tea for one day and the following day I was down 2 pounds, however it may have been due to the fact that I didn't hit the chocolate bowl at work during that day and passed on the bowl of ice cream that night. Who knows? I hope that the info I have provided may be of help to someone.

Again, thank you for all the info and good luck to all of those who fell into the trap.


L Smith 8 years ago

Perhaps one of the reason tea helps lose weight is because it doesn't add weight but it does give the drinker something to do with their hands. Their tummy feels happy too. Just a thought.


Alexis 8 years ago

Hey! Like most of you I was silly and did not do my research before buying the wu yi product. Anyway, I was interested because they told me I would recieve it for free with only a $4.95 shipping fee. My receipt said my grand total was only $4.95. It sounded too good to be true...so I decided to speak with the online rep and she told me that was all I owed. Anyway...I came across this site and read the different complaints and realized that something is missing (THANKYOU)...so again i spoke with another rep and she told me that I infact owed them $84.75!!! I couldnt believe it!! So right away I wanted to cancel..but canceling appeared to be even more frusturating! Anyway so I decided to speak to a rep again and I told her that if she did not cancel my order immediately I would call the better business buro...well right away she took my order off and said that I woud not be sent their product so i didnt have to deal with waiting for my email to be responded to like most people and I didnt have to pay to ship the product back!!! So theres your solution...play tough and you'll get immediate results!!!! Good luck!


George Wade 8 years ago

I called the 1800 number during the 14 day trial and got an immediate cancellation on future auto shipments. I'm only out the $4.95 for the shipping during the trial period - but, I'm glad I found this website when I did.

The number that I called was 1-866-449-5567, but make sure you call during the free trial period, because once they charge you the fulll price it will be hard to get your refund...it usually takes two weeks for the refund to show - once you get the return information. Oh, before I forget, the mailing address, for returning the product is:

Wu-Yi Source

5300 Ontario Mill Pkwy

Unit 400

Ontario, CA 91764

I believe this is the actual address, because the website says that it is located in Ontario, CA.

Good luck everyone, and don't be suckered by the hype...if it sounds to good to be true - it usually is.


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crysolivarez 8 years ago from Tualatin, Or

I  ordered this 2 weeks ago and I have not recieved it yet. When I called today I to ask about it I recieved a recording saying "the next available agent......" i wondered why it didn't metion who I was calling.

Now that I've read this article it does seem very odd. I'll see what happens.


Annoyed 8 years ago

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT ORDER TEA FROM www.wu-yisource.com!

It states EXACTLY how much they will charge you after your 2 week trail here:

http://www.wu-yisource.com/terms-and-conditions.ph...

If you don't cancel your 'membership' within 2 weeks of ordering your free trial, you'll be charged $59.95 A MONTH! And receive 3 boxes of tea every three months including shipping at $24.95!

Go to the online chat thingy, and ask to cancel your order immediately! It is NOT just a free trial AT ALL! And if you don't return the box within 14 days, they will charge you $59.95 for your 'FREE TRIAL".

HEre is the info I received to cancel my order and the address I got to return my free trail to (which obviously keeps changing according to all these posts!)

Please return the portions of tea you wish to be refunded for to:Wu-Yi Source5300 Ontario Mills Pkwyunit 400Ontario, California91764(US)Please send package back either UPS, FedEx, or if you prefer to ship via USPS, please ask for "Delivery Confirmation". You will be provided with a tracking code - it is very important to PLEASE KEEP THIS TRACKING CODE.Refunds are processed every two weeks; you will receive an email from us immediately after we have refunded you. Please include correspondence in the package with your reason for return and write your RMA (Return Merchandize Authorization) number CLEARLY on the outside of the package so that we can identify it as yours, which is: 3786524

DON'T FALL FOR THIS LIKE I DID!!!!!


white 8 years ago

yeah bud


Heather 8 years ago

Thank you for saving me from ordering WuYi tea at a crazy price because I thought it was better than the rest for some reason. I think I'll stick to my green tea and mayb e visit Amazon.com for some oolong.


magenta 8 years ago

i ordered it this evening, but after reading these posts im worried im going to be charged the $59.95 instead of the $25 or something they quoted...how do you go about cancelling the whole thing?!


Jade 8 years ago

Thanks for your article. I was just considering the free-trial for Wu-Yi Tea and decided to check reviews first. There was just something about that weird tea-pushing guy on the video ad that made me think twice. C'mon now...if it's so exclusive and they're running out of supplies of the tea, why are they offering it to me anyways?!?! ;-) I think I'll try the old-fashioned health methods first, like drinking regular antioxidant teas, cutting out sugar and sodas, and de-stressing at regular yoga/pilates classes. Good luck to everyone out there! :)


Regan 8 years ago

Hey there, I was waiting to click the send button for my free trial, but was feeling skeptical.

I know of several ways in which to shed the pounds and that drinking tea regularly, though in moderation was one way to help. What is refreshing though is that you have taken in the pros and cons AND provided an alternate and much more reasonable source for tea products that the average person may use.

Incidentally, I believe I am going to switch up my lifestyle a bit. I plan on drinking two cups of tea a day, for I believe that the power of Wu-Yi tea lies not in the product, but the psychology. If you force yourself onto a program such as that, you are giving yourself a reason to get better results, more for you money. So long as it's a well sourced green or oolong tea, I think any old variety should the trick.

New strategy: 30 min of walking a day; eating healthy, lighter foods (less meat and starch); weekly or twice-weekly infrared sauna sessions; yoga classes.

wish me some non-$200-tea-related luck! :)


TeaTime 8 years ago

Maddie:

Thanks bunches for the article. I found it a dollar short and day to late. But, what the tea DID do for me was convince me to go back on Weight Watchers. Since then (4 weeks later) and excercise plan, I have lost 13.5 pounds without the help of this tea. Yes, it's good, I am a tea lover, but not at the price. So I have found the information to return it.. yes I can the same sweet sap story, but whatever it costs me to return it is worth not paying the full price and giving them a profit margin! Sorry I was suckered and I knew better. A good lesson for me. However, I wish some people would really READ the post and realize you are not the "source" and check comments for getting the tea returned. I will be going to the Asian market from now on to look for my tea! Which I already have a box of Jasmine which I love. I have to agree with Jo, in New Zeland? Tea is more of a mental thing, it's relaxing and soothing if it has health benefits WONDERFUL, but to me, tea is more to be enjoyed than as a "function".

Kudos to you for this great article and thanks for all the commenters and their information as well!


Tanya Danzey 8 years ago

Hi, I was wondering which tea on amazon.com is the best one? There is so many brands for "oolong tea". Please help. Thank you.


Canadian 8 years ago

Hey Maddie, nice article to keep ppl's eyes open. Reminded me too that I should just go to the local Chinatown grocery store and get my oolong there. Thanks, oh and cute photo ;)


Natasha 8 years ago

Thanks for the information. Came very close to ordering, but stumbled upon your comments and saved some money. As a cancer survivor I gained about 20 pounds AFTER 7 months of chemo, so of course this sounded like a good chance to get a jup start. There is just no replacing good old exercise!

Thanks again, Natasha


Bliss 8 years ago

I received my free trial offer of 2 weeks of tea a few days ago. I ordered before finding this site. After reading these reports and realizing the amount of caffeine in this tea, I knew I was not going to be able to use it. The amount of caffeine alone could be the "weight loss factor." I took the advice of someone who posted on this site and went to the live chat box on the WU Yi Teas Source webpage. I told the representative my story and she gave me the Ontario, California address to return my unopened box. I only sent them the shipping and handling charge and used a gift card for that, so hopefully I'm in the clear as far as extra charges are concerned. Thanks for the infromation!


Ana 8 years ago

i bought the Wu-Yi source tea through the internet and they added another 2 subscription for the same thing: e-books that you cannot open. I thought it will be a one time charge until I saw it again the next month. So you get charged 59395 for the tea, 4.95 for a website that contains the same books that cannot be open, and 9.95 for access to another website that has books that they gave you when you bought the tea.


teafiend 8 years ago

emily, you got ripped!

while people are paying for brand preference, they are not paying for a deceptive experience. it's a different kettle of tea to bounty papertowels. that's an absurd comparison. wu-yi are taking advantage of people. it's hardly ethical practice and should be stopped.


emily 8 years ago

I just purchased this tead from Wu-Yi source. I read through all the hype on their page that guarantees weight loss results. It is sourced directly from land at Mt Wu-Yi Shan. I just wanted to comment on this article... While I am sure its true that you can get this tea from your local store, or amazon, and that it is the same thing, this is ll about Trust and brand preference. Buying the "expensive" version of this tea is just like buying the expensive Bounty papertowels rather than the cheap store brand. They are both the same thing and do the same task, the customer has seen the marketing advertisements and "trusts" bounty rather than the other. So they pay more. By the way, this tea does not cost alot! I paid $59.95 for a one month supply. Thats the same as a bottle of Slimquick, and probably more than a months supply of slimfast. Just a few thoughts. I will add that I havent tried the tea yet so I have no idea how it works, but Im willing to give it a shot.


davetexaseagle@aol.com 8 years ago

Thank all of you for taking your valuable time to educate me on this product. I was about to order and now will not. All of you have saved me time and money.

Thanks Dave


I was scammed... too... 8 years ago

I have recently been scammed by WU YI SOURCE TEA and LIVING LEAN which is charged to your credit card automatically after purchasing the tea, continuously until you cancel, even if you only registered for one box. I received my first order of team in May, and now I am still being charged after cancelling in June. This company is deceiving, dishonest, and twisted. After contacting "Living Lean" this morning, I have obtained the latest phone number for WU YI SOURCE TEA (as their website number lies, as does their contact email information. The REAL number for the tea and their headquarters is below: -WU YI SOURCE TEA (customer service) : 1-866-449-5567 (ex. 2 if it gives the option)or the HEADQUARTERS: 780-416-0211 (Susan is the head, apparently)

I hope you all phone in to discuss your complaints, instead of reaming about them on a chat forum, even though I know the information is vital for others to know. Investigations are in progress already, to my knowledge. However, further action needs to be made. I hope it will be soon. Good luck. And cancel your credit cards if need be.


skinnywannabe 8 years ago

I tried Wu-Yi Source a few months ago...4.95 free trial, then 29.95/month. I received a letter with my second 3-box shipment stating...tea will start working after 12 weeks. So I kept drinking it twice a day. I loved the tea. The caffeine in it made me feel good and not so tired all the time. I didn't need coffee anymore. I did not exercise at all. I ate a little less than what I was used to...and...3 nights/week I ate salad with gilled chicken and a non-creamy dressing...sometimes threw some feta cheese in the salad. The weight started coming off - slowly - I lost about 8 pounds in 3 months...1.5 pounds/week...not very much weight loss but I was not exercising and not really dieting! Then the shipments stopped. I called to ask what happened. They said it accidentally got cancelled and they could restart my shipments at the new rate of 59.95/month - $30 MORE PER MONTH than I was paying! I was upset and told them forget it. I decided to try chatting with a live person to see if she could get me the tea again at my old price. We spent an hour chatting because it was difficult to get a strait answer to my questions (or she didn't understand what I was asking because English wasn't her primary language). Anyway, she said I'd have no problem getting it at my old price and I could order on line. Anyway, I haven't ordered again. I wanted to see what my weight was going to do. Could I lose it on my own, without the tea? Answer: NO. It has been 3 weeks and the 8 pounds has come back! I am going to the health store tomorrow to buy oolong tea and see if it works like the Wu-Yi. I'm sure it will and I will save a bundle. Thanks for all the info!!!


Stacey S 8 years ago

FOR ALL WHO ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH GETTING YOUR REFUND!!!!!!!

I almost bought into the hype myself until I came across this blog. Go to the Federal Trade Commission's website, you can find it on Google. Then go to the consumer section. You may have to search a little on their website to find what you need but you can file a complaint and have the FTC investigate it. I don't know what the outcome will be but I do know it is a start. Thanks for saving me too!


Elizabeth 8 years ago

Hello all,

I got this pop up also about wu yi weight loss product, I read it all and it sounded great. Although a little skeptical i did some researching heres what i found www.Wu-yi-Tea-Diet-Review.com, On this site it tels you which companys are actually legit. So, I clicked on the best site to go to which was www.Wu-Yi.com . I ordered it and am going to see if it works!!! wish me luck :-)


silly woman 8 years ago

thanks for all the information on this site - i did get sucked in but this site has helped me navigate my way out of it! Phew, a lucky escape. lets just hope it all works. i have printed out the live chat coversations so if necc i can wave them at the credit cards to show that any charges shouldn't have been taken but hopefully it won't come to that.


marcridsdale 8 years ago

Thanks Maddie. Great review, saved me from the scam. well done :0)


Laurie 8 years ago

I was searching the web for weight loss supplements. Something to take along with diet and exercise to help lose weight more easily and I came across the Wu-Yi tea and thought it sounded too good to be true....as most of them are. I am wondering, however, if I get some at my local health food store will it do me any good? I am doing Weight Watchers and have had great success with that, but I am looking to see if there is anything that can help in addition to this. Any ideas? Do you think the tea is the"high quality" kind when sold at a health food store? Does the tea have any bad side-effects like so many of the diet pills can? I try to not be sucked in to the easy/fad diets but this sounds so nice. I'm not willing to pay big bucks for it and certainly not from an internet site....but perhaps from the natural food store. I appreciate any help you can give me.

Thanks


Demascus 8 years ago

I too was interested in the claims. But just could not seem to find any compleling reason why this tea was any diff from any other OOlong tea. It isnt. So I did some looking and found you and thank you. The tea does contain caffine as you know it also contains something called Theophylline which is used to help control asthma responses. I work in the health care field and we tell our asthma patients that if you get caugth without your inhaler and not close to at hosp.. you can drink two or three cups of the strongest coffee or tea to get enough caffeine and theophylline in your system to help control your asthma responses long enough to get your inhaler or to and ER to get a treatment. Hey it works. Anyone have stomach cramps or diarreha with any of this tea? Not sure if the Oolong will cause it but in me the Green tea does

Again thanks for helping me and all those other folks.

Demascus


jan 8 years ago

I have been drinking oolong tea for a year now. I can't say that it has helped me lose weight (i went from 253 to 179 - probably more from moderate exercise and drinking more water and eating 5 small meals a day then from the tea), but its helped me to control hunger. Because it doesnt have a lot of caffeine I can drink it closer to bed time without it interrupting my sleep. this way, it controls my appetite at nite (my hardest time). I just buy the stuff you get at the oriental store. they have hundreds of brands you can choose from. just experiment and find the ones you like best.


8 years ago

Maddie couldn't be more right! I've been drinking oolong and green teas for years now and have NEVER paid such high amounts for it. I just go to the local asian market and buy their top of the line varieties (loose and packaged in tins) and have never paid more than 10 or 15 bucks for a VERY considerable amount. And as everyone knows...if you want to increase the effects...just steep it a little longer (I do that in the mornings when I need a little boost!)


DENISE 8 years ago

Maddie Thanx for all your hard work on this information and al the comments from others that help also!


GRAY GOOSE BABE 8 years ago

I have never been so overweight in my life - 50 lbs to lose. I'm currently on my 3rd month of NutriSystem - for the second time - with only a 6 lb weight loss. I saw the pop-up on Wu-Yi Tea and, tempted by the Free Qualifiying Offer, I began my preliminary web-research, which led me to this page. I was soooo close to ordering...

I believe DIET-SCAM CITIES like Wu-Yi Source, appeal to the DESPERATE MIND-SET of those of us who have tried other programs religiously, to no avail. We think to ourselves: "Surely, THIS will work!" And, of course, it's a rip-off.

Being over 50 yrs old, I am worried that my overweight will be w/me forever. The holidays are upon us; and I have two trips planned in the coming months. I will not enjoy them due to my appearance. Everything I've tried has failed - including diligent exercise & water intake; and, so, I grasp at straws, like the tea.

If ANYONE reading can identify and can offer some solid Hope...whether in a particular product, diet plan or regimen, PLEASE LET ME KNOW via this site.

Thank You in advance for your suggestions...And Thank You, Maddie Ruud, for this HubPage. You've saved me a bundle. ~Gray Goose Babe


Teresa Thorn 8 years ago

I placed an order via the web site and saw the £2.95 cost to ship to the UK, and didn't really understand the ebook or insiders secret. Now i've been charged $24.95 when I didn't ask for these and when i called to cancel the phones are now not getting through. I have emailed them twice, with no reply. This is obviously how they make their money and obviously a scam. Do not use the web site to order, I reccomend getting the tea elswehere if you can. Anyway I still have not tried it, so have no idea if it actulaly works.


Godiva1diva 8 years ago

Ive just read about 50% of the comments posted. So I thought why not add my own. I bought my tea to lose weight and suprisingly when I drink it correctly I actually lose the weight regardless of what I eat. Without the tea and my crazy eating habits the scale stays the same but if i get to drink one or two cups five times a week i lose up to 3 LBS im just not consistent. For the past three weeks i've been at the same weight so I decieded to start drinking the tea again and google to see any reviews of the tea. Unfortunately many of you have been ripped off but if you want to lose weight try drinking the tea. I bought mine from infusium tea. com they are a very professional company without the hassle the only thing is that the price has increased dramatically from now on I will be going to China town.


Kan 8 years ago

I wish I could have read your review before I place an order. I got the Wu-Yi tea and it tastes pretty good and keeps me energized throughout the day. I would definetly recommed it but the down side is it is NOT a weight loss tea. It comes with a meal plan strategies and it pretty much says that the tea alone will NOT help you lose weight but I did follow the diet plan and it works for me. My opinion: you could pretty much substitute any tea for Wu-Yi tea and have a steady diet and excercise plan and you are gaurenteed to lose a few pounds. One more thing, the price of this Wu-Yi tea is extremely expensive.


8 years ago

Hey Guys,

Thanks for all of the info. Something seemed fishy about the Wu Yi website live chat. It's not a person that you are talking to. They seem to have a bunch of pre entered answers to common questions. I asked it if it was safe for breastfeeding and the response had nothing to do with the question.


sam 8 years ago

Have just found out you have to cancell an ebook subscription as well. Did this in the live chat. And sent email to support@wu-yisource.com to get confirmation. Have not received yet. Does anyone know if this worked?


STACY 8 years ago

I WAS REALLY STUPID TO BELIEVE THAT THIS WOULD WORK. WHAT IS WORSE IS THAT I CALLED THEM AND SENT EVERYTHING BACK AND THEY HAVE CHARGED MY ACCOUNT FOR 60.00 TWICE NOW AND NOW I HAVE TO GO AND CANCEL OUT MY ACCOUNTS AND CANNOT GET THE MONEY BACK.


sam 8 years ago

Hi orded the free trial yesterday. Realised what an idiot I was as the charged me 20 dollars on top for delivery as I live in the UK. (they had no information on this). I cancelled a few hours later in their chat room. They said that they had cancelled all charges and nothing will be shipped. Has anyone else done this and did they uphold what they said. I havn't received email confirmation of this yet. I am also worried othe companies affiliated with them will be able to use my details. Does anyone have experience of this. Am thinking of cancelling my card just to be sure.


Wu Yi Rip-off 8 years ago

Well.. it's too unfortunate I've found this site AFTER I got my box..just today.

I decided something might be wrong, so I searched google before I opened the box..and VOI LA~! scam scam scam...

not only they charged me with $2.95 for 'web access' and another $2.00 for 'Membership' and $4.95 for shipping, the live chat person told me that I will be charged with $59.95 for the month supply of tea that I have 'agreed upon' terms and conditions. They were so small I didn't see them.

So I'm sending my package back just today to their stupid company, so I won't get charged with that $59.95 worth of tea.

here's the chat I copied directly from the chat window.

Funny how they're so nice when they talk -_-.

Please wait for a site operator to respond.

You are now chatting with 'Geneva'

Geneva: Welcome to Wu-Yi Source, I hope you have had a great day so far. I am happy to assist you with any questions you might have regarding the tea, which has helped countless people around the globe.

You: I signed up for the 14-day trial, and I do not want further charges for the auto-shipped tea.

Geneva: Could you please provide me with your full name and email address, so that I can pull up your details?

You: My order number is XXXXXX, email: XXXXXX@XXXXX.com Name: John Doe

Geneva: Ok, please provide me a minute, while I locate your transaction.

You: Okay

Geneva: You have been removed from the auto ship program and you will not be receiving any further shipments. As per the Terms and Conditions you agreed to before placing your order, your card will be charged the discounted rate of $59.95 for the first shipment of slimming tea after the completion of the trial period.

Geneva: Your cancellation # is

Geneva: ####### (the number was here)

Geneva: You will not be charged the $59.95 for the free trial if we receive the package back before the 14 days trial period is over. If the package arrives after that, then you will still be refunded.

Geneva: Please return the portions of tea you wish to be refunded for to:Wu-Yi Source5300 Ontario Mills Pkwyunit 400Ontario, California91764(US)Please send package back either UPS, FedEx, or if you prefer to ship via USPS, please ask for "Delivery Confirmation". You will be provided with a tracking code - it is very important to PLEASE KEEP THIS TRACKING CODE.Refunds are processed every two weeks; you will receive an email from us immediately after we have refunded you. Please include correspondence in the package with your reason for return and write your RMA (Return Merchandize Authorization) number CLEARLY on the outside of the package so that we can identify it as yours, which is:

Geneva: XXXXXXX

You: wait so you will charge me an extra $59.95 for the 'free 14-day tea' you claimed to be?

Geneva: Your trial is free after completing your trial you are charged for your 1 month supply of tea which you got as trial.

Geneva: A Tea Box/Carton serves you with a set of 60 Tea Bags, which lasts for 30 days.

Geneva: And as I said above that, You will not be charged the $59.95 for the free trial if we receive the package back before the 14 days trial period is over. If the package arrives after that, then you will still be refunded.

You: right.. so I received my box just today, the 3rd of september, and my order was on 25th of August. So if i do send the box back today, i won't be charged of any extra fees, is that correct?

Geneva: Yes, you are right.

You: Okay then. I will send it back to the address you provided right this afternoon.

They will rip you off, no matter what. Although this way, they won't get any profits except for the $2.95 and $2.00 I didn't know about when I signed up, I still had to pay $4.95 for shipping, and another shipping charge sending the box back to them.

craziness.


Bettina 8 years ago

Well, today I received my free trial from wu - yi ... I've been dieting for 4 months already and I have been losing from one pound to a maximum of 2 pounds per week, this with diet and excercise... just I am curious about this tea, if I don't change anything and continue with my regular workouts and diet and by adding the tea for these two weeks if I start losing let's say an extra pound per week then it is the tea that is helping me... anyway I will let you know if it works...expect my comment in 15 days!

and I just cancelled in the live chat my membership so I can not get billed later for more tea orders that I haven't made... hope it works...


Tiggette 8 years ago

I kept seeing the advertisement about a weight loss secret when signing out of My Space and went through their questionaire yesterday to see if I "qualified" for their weight loss program because they didn't say in the advertisement what the "big secret to Chinese weight control" was. Of course I qualified because, although my doctor officially considers me 35 lbs overweight because of my bone structure, the "official charts" for my height indicate me as 45 lbs overweight. When I saw that the "big secret" was tea, I shut down the browser window in disgust.

I drink lots of tea because of a caffeine-induced heart issue, so if tea and a little exercise was all it took to lose weight, I'd be svelte! I've tried all the various teas that purport to have certain properties (like the one that was supposed to be a gypsy cold cure - NASTY stuff), and none of them work as advertised, so I'll just stick to my Oolong and English Breakfast tea, thanks!


Hi Everyone! 8 years ago

I would like to say, this tea did work for me. I payed 4.95 for it for the trial for two weeks (if you do want to return in two weeks and they don't charge you the 59.95) I started right away to get the pds off i lost 5pds in first 4days you really can't cheat with this and need to apply the tips they send you with the tea that way it does work. The tea is not gross like i though i would be i add lemon to it.

Also, this isn't really scam you do get the tea you ordered. Scam is usually when you don't get anything but pay for it.

Not all the products in the store work for everyone just like this tea for some it could work for others it doesn't. So people, it's not a scam. You can cancel at anytime the the chat people are always there if you do want to cancel. I did cancel any further shippments of the tea, since 60bags will be enough for my goal.

Good Luck to everyone out there.


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Maddie Ruud 8 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

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IT WORKED FOR ME! 8 years ago

MADDIE, IF YOU DON'T SUPPORT IT WHY DO YOU HAVE GOOGLE ADS FOR THE PRODUCT ON THE PAGE?


Lucy Jenkins 8 years ago

Hi, I fell into the trap and ordered about 20 mins ago. I read these and quickly went onto web chat and had it cancelled immediately. They told me it had been cancelled etc but I am calling to cancel my card and get a new one to be sure... I was also given an email address to email 'support@wu-yisource.com' I emailed them and asked for confirmation that it had been cancelled.


joshmo 8 years ago

umm does the oolong make you loose weight or does it just give you less of an appatite


read! 8 years ago

read their fine print! the "free" trail actually gets billed $59.95 later, and enrolls you in a monthly "club" that will continue to bill you!

I was thinking there'd be no harm in getting their free trail, but fortunately thought to click on the terms.

WATCH OUT!


Jo 8 years ago

I feel so DUMB. Against my better judgment, I let my emotions get the better of me and placed an order. 6 hours later, I decide to research the company and found your site. I immediately called my CC company and closed my account. They already charged the $4.95. I don't want to deal with the hassle of trying to cancel the other affiliated memberships. I will call Wu-Yi tomorrow morning to "cancel" the order - let's see how that goes. Thanks for your blog. And all you commentators, kudos to you too!


Kayleigh 8 years ago

Heya I've jsut sat here and read about 75% of the comments on this page.And i just wanted to say thankyou!

I was this close to ordering a months free trial from th wu-yi sourse. I would have only had to pay the postage and packaging wich was about $5.

I saw the advert on the side of a Facebook page its the "Rhianna Diet" or other celebreties. The funny thing is that it didn't go straight to the site. It took me to a page like this but you could tell that it was doctored because they all had the same username.

I have also seen the Pink Patch on the side of a Facebook page also and i was this close to paying the PP for them too. I decided against it. I think the best diet is jsut to excersise and eat healthily. which is ironic for me because i weigh 13st. lol.

Anyway I just wanted to say thankyou for saving my money!!!!

As a last thought i think Zeu Azvedo sums it all up :

"This world needs more people like you"


Deann 8 years ago

Ya I don't know what the problem is either?! I ordered it and did NOT pay $200.00....Just 4.95 And there is a number to cancel that works and the LIVE CHAT works..they gave me my confirmation number and everything right away. These posts scared me then I was able to contact the company right away! PHEW! Canceling it is easy the info is all easily and readily available, maybe there is another site like the one i went to that is $200.00? CRAZY!!!


Zeu Azevedo 8 years ago

Thank you all, it's fantastic how we can protect ourselves with the power of reading and seaching for knowledge, Thank you Maddie, this world needs more people like you...


marina 8 years ago

ok, i have tried this tea: for me it helps not to eat so much, i just started it on thursday and today is saturday i lost four pds. when you buy the tea they send you a confirmation e-mail right away which has the ID number for returns all i payed was 4.95 for shipping and the two week trial starts when you get the tea. i went to there website right after i read these comments and talked to the live chat she stopped my futher shipments right away and gave me my cancelation number and the phone number if i want to chat with a real person. I REALLY DON"T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IF YOU HAVEN"T HAD THE EXPERIENCE.


interested 8 years ago

have you tried this tea??? or is this just your opinion.


Squirreljuggler 8 years ago

The only weight you will lose from buying Oolong tea from this disgraceful source is from your pockets in cash - credit cards are wieghtless!!

I'm a 53, qualified excercise instructor. I have also studied nutrition and personally tested a lot of approaches. Body maintenance is not somethng you can forget or cut corners. It is mainly effort and perseverence.

Wu yi tea will not work by itself. You may get bored with the taste over a long period of regular consumption, with so much on offer, and affordable in our culture.

If you your'e hooked on junk, or enjoy gourmet stuff, it is comparitively unappetising - however if you excercise regularly your taste buds will learn to appreciate the refreshing quality of it more. The inffusion offers a lot of subtle health benefits above plain water.

I would reccommend replacing daily sodas/cola, coffee/ alcholic beverages with teas. If you want to lose weight pay attention to liver function! if you want to maximise your bodies' metabolic ability to utilise exess fat (stored in the liver).


Julie 8 years ago

Wu-Yi Source, at first glance, it is blatantly obvious that it is nothing more but a scam. Anyone should know that spending hundreds of $$$$$ on tea believing that they will lose lots of weight is going to be rather naive. Don't even bother with their so called FREE TRIALS - nothing is ever really free! Changing your lifestyle, diet, drink plenty of water (not too much!) and do moderate exercise is the key to being healthy and maintaining the weight you want to be. I always drink green tea several times a day both at work and home so I know for a fact that this alone does not keep my weight down. I honestly don't know how companies get away with ripping off the poor people who have been conned into this scam. Shame on you Wu-Yi Source!! The only thing that they are right about is that diets really do not work. I should know, I have spent a lifetime on yo-yo dieting only to finally realise that having spent several weeks or months on a diet, once I started eating normally, the weight I lost piled back on, but aren't they being just a bit hypocritical claiming their tea will help us lose weight??!!! Ahhhhhh, what a load of codswallop!!!!

By the way Maddie - this is an excellent review and it makes interesting reading but it also serves as s purpose to warn everyone about Wu-Yi Source.


rend4321 8 years ago

While these cash scams should be regarded simply as that, don't let this article put you off to the health benefits of Oolong and green teas. They can do WONDERS for your health in the long-term. These light tea varieties provide excellent sources of vitamins and flavinoid antioxidants. To do research for yourself, please take in to account the 'asian paradox,' which will provide you with many reasons to drink tea. Go on, google it!

And happy tea drinking!

p.s. I pay 3.95 for a 100 pack of green tea bags at my local asian market. Although I have been known to spend up to 15$ on an ounce or so of imported green teas from Japan and China. Just like one would pay 3x more for a bottle of authentic french wine.


Coe 8 years ago

I purchased the Wu-Yi Source Authentic Chinese Tea and it did not work at all form me. They falsly adverstise saying you could get a free trial package which I ordered and they sent me 60 tea bags? (That's more than a trial package). Then they charged my credit car $59.00 plus $2.00 plus $4.95. I was shocked. I contact to remove my name right away from their system. I do not recommend this product.


GinnyD 8 years ago

Buyer Beware of any "FREE" trial. They are only trying to get your CC so that they can bill you over and over. Read the fine print. On Wu-yisource's website it's the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page. DON'T DO THE FREE TRIALS


phew! 8 years ago

OMG - thankyou! It came up in a popup ad and i thought 'oh! I only have to pay the postage!' Reading everyones experiences here stopped me, thankfully, before I got ripped off. SOOO glad I went to reearch it!

again - THANKYOU everyone!


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mightyone 8 years ago from Chicago (and All Over the World)

What do you think of the infamous Yerba Mate tea?


meeeeigh 8 years ago

Oolong tea is at least wholesome and will not kill you like diet pills. Exercise, drinking more tea and water, does lead to weight loss. But if those women in the ads lost weight as fast as they say they did, they were doing something else, and risking their health.


Paulette  8 years ago

Thanks for all your researching in this. I almost got robbed in the process but declined and decided to check further when I ran across your notes.

Much appreciated.

Blessings,Paulette


Franko 8 years ago

Hey Anna,

I tried that too, put in 75 lbs, 5'9" want to get down to 55 lbs.

I QUALIFED !!!

That's just wonderful, I always wanted to look like a dead person.

I think I will check the local tea shops.


anna 8 years ago

at the bottom of their ad there's a button you can click to see if you qualify for some "discount" based on whether you are a "good candidate" for getting the tea. As a test, i clicked on it and typed in that I weigh 90lbs at 5'7" and want to lose another 10. It took me to a page that basically said "YES!! You'll be a great candidate and the tea can help you meet your goal of weighing 80 lbs!!" You've got to be f----ing kidding me.


Mignon 8 years ago

Ihave just, stupidly, ordered the wu-yi source's free trial (14 days supply, only charge: shipping.) I was wondering, If i haven't actually ordered any of their "discount orders, does that mean i will only be charged for the shipping becasue I've heard so many stories on this site about being scammed. I'm not sure how I should go about cancelling my order, does anyone have any suggestions?


Gauri 8 years ago

Hey guys, I just found out the WyYiSource charged my CC for couple of transactions about 2 bucks each! I never authorized them for thses charges. I got my card cancelled and I am really mad at them. Anyways, just wanted to give you all a heads up on what's happening with me.

I still have my tea with me, all 59 bags of the 60 they mailed me at a discounted price. They were supposed to mail me 28 teabags free plus $4.95 shipping and handling. They sent 60 bags and emailed me that they will bill me for other 30 bags only after 14 days and that too if I do not cancel my order. Well, going by people's experience here with refunds and cancellations, I did not want to wait 14 days so I called them today. No one answered the phone. I emailed them but no one answered the email either. So I did what I knew I'll end up doing anyways - I cancelled my account. Guess what, they can kiss their remaining $30 good bye now!

Thanks a bunch everyone for opening my eyes.


Gauri 8 years ago

I received my free trial yesterday. I started the tea and the program they suggest starting today. I have read most of the reviews here and will be cancelling my credit card. Canceling their order doesn't seem to be working. Anyways, I am excited and this tea does provide me the motivation I needed to be back on the wagon. 60 bags for $4.95 is not that bad a ripoff either. If I feel it worked wonders (which I doubt now), I can always order it again.

Great job Maddie. Thanks for the article. I will not totally discount them before trying them out but I'll definitely be shopping around for some cheaper prices for the same product.


Julie 8 years ago

Alrighty, well I typed in a blog about 3 weeks ago explaining how I had just found out I was being scammed.. Everything was going good untill I checked my banking information this morning. Wu-Yi still managed some how, even after I cancelled, to withdraw money from my credit card. :( $9.95 US for Membership 800-9895907 NV and $4.95 for Web Access 866-3630187 NV. Whatever that is. I am so pissed, I am going to have to cancel my credit card I think because it seems like this is going to be a reccuring problem!!

Does anyone have any pertinant information they could give me?!?!


Arvaamita 8 years ago

I too almost fell for it as well. Thanks Maddie for the article! I have tried another green tea weight loss thing and lost NOTHING even though I started the exercising thing. Like so many others who have commented here, I was ready to push that order button because they offered a 14 day free trial. YIKES! Thanks for doing the extra bit of research that I was far too lazy to do!


Karl 8 years ago

Okay, I got suckered. Somehow, the website itself motivated me, and I bought in to the idea, encouraged by the free 14-day trial. After entering my CC info, I realized I didn't know what the 60-day supply cost. After chatting with customer support, I found out that I actually had signed up for recurring payments of about 60 per month. Not exactly "free."

So I immediately canceled via the online chat, and called customer support to confirm. I was assured that my account was "inactive." We'll see what that means.

I knew that sensible diet and exercise would be a part of successful weight loss, but I believed that maybe there was some metabolic enhancement from the tea.

Anyway, I'm crossing my fingers that this deal won't be an ongoing headache.


Maureen 8 years ago

Thank you so much for saving me from ordering Wu Yi tea. I also had my finger on the button when I decided to research. I was a nurse. I know it's the exercise & dietary habits that work. I was just seeing a easy way. South Beach Diet book has the best nutritional and medical information for dieting I have seen. I lost 30 lbs but stopped following my diet and gained it back slowly. Diet & exercise- the only real way. Food combos and timing are really important! Read the book.


Brenda L. Texas 8 years ago

Thanks Maddie, I was going to click, to order , but decided to research a bit, then the ad began to geve me a sales pitch of only 11 more to sell before the discount runs out, then because I did n't click immediately, it said Wait we will give you a discount on the shipping only $1.49?? instead of the usual 4.99 ? What a scam there is not quick fix to dieting, eat right , excercise and drink 8 galsses of water a day, NOW, knowing this, one would think I would act on better eating choices. But, I love to eat, and I weigh 182# and 5'4'' I hope someday I do get motivated to lose this weight. Well, Thanks Maddie for doing research for all who read this article. Brenda Bartonville, Texas


Sarah 8 years ago

How do they get people to write those "testimonials"?


Tricia 8 years ago

I gave the $4.95 a shot - as it was time for me to do something. I started drinking the tea and stopped eating after 6pm, also started moderate exercise (and yes, I do count the wii fit as exercise). And I did increase my water intake (it's a tough one for me). Anyway, I lost 8 lbs in 3 weeks - I am still hungry, the tea doesn't take away my hunger - but I can't say it hasn't helped!


Amber 8 years ago

I've never, ever been ripped off before. I saw a like for weight loss on a very reputable site I was visiting so I believed it to be safe. I usually google the hell out of stuff before I sign up for anything, but before I knew it I was like, eh, $4.95 just to try this stuff huh? Sure. Then I googled. CRAP! What was I thinking! Thankfully I kept my browser open and was able to cancel the auto shipments and these two extra guidebook thingys. I still think i will have to send back my "free order," but it's a little price to pay for being so stupid today. Gah!

Cancellation Information866-499-5567Wu-Yi Source (Shows on statement as Wu-Yi Source)866-363-0187Insider Secrets To Weight Loss (Shows on statement as Web Access Fee)800-989-5907Comprehensive Weight Loss E-book Package (Shows on statement as Membership)


john 8 years ago

i to fell for the nihon rip off of wu yi tea. i bought the 1.95 sample box, my wife and i used it for 11 days, this monday i went to work to find out my shop was closing as of friday. called immediately to cancel the 60$ a month tea shipments since my job will be gone as of aug 22 and no more paychecks coming . Peter who will hence forth be called aahh pooh because im sure it really is his nameACCIDENTLY already charged my charge card the 59 95 plus shipping even though i will never get the tea. he is soooooo sorrry mr john----- ya right stay away from wu yi they did the same thing to my sister and i just thought she , as usual , didnt follow directions, but i see who the liars are call me if any one wants to join my complaint brigade to the better business buereau. I got the number for the 1 in california and tyhey have had numerous contacts about the wu yi rip offs call me at 586 292 5034 ill share your name and story with the ca bbb . oh by the way im still fat just my wallet is lighter should have known


Tamara 8 years ago

Green Tea is nice and there are many different kinds, the fermented or not. Much better for you than coffee (antioxidants and all...).

I have heard from dermatologist that if you drink a lot of coffee replacing it with green tea will help you with the withdrawal symptoms and is actually good for your skin, where coffee is not.

That said I love coffee so and I love tea so I switch easily. I have been a green tea drinker for years and I have nice skin and I am not overweight (well a pound or two or three after christmas... :o))) But I would not attribute it to tea but more to the way I eat and live.

No secrets in feeling good, eat lots of vegies and fruits, a little of everything even chocolat and my god find a sport that you ENJOY doing twice a week! That is the secret if there ever was one


John 8 years ago

I lost 23 lbs in two months! ...2 years ago, with no special diet, pills or tea. I didn't use any supplements. I simply came up with a vision of how I wanted to see myself, learned basic weight-loss principles from free health/fitness websites, set a goal, then got busy. What made it work is that I really wanted it to. I cut back on eating junk at night, or over-eating at normal meal times. I also picked walking, because when I walk I don't think about it being an exercise. Walking lets me get lost in my thoughts and discover interesting things along the way. I don't do the 'gym' thing.

Tea? Maybe I'll try that this time around, since I've picked up some weight over the past couple of years and wouldn't mind something to help lose it a little more efficiently. It won't be from a scam site, though, and I'll still get back out and start walking more frequently.

Here's the thing. No one gets "obese" in just four months, unless they've got a serious health condition that they lose track of. In the same way, you're not just going to lose that slowly stored up fat without some serious work. You laid back and got comfortable for too long, and now you're going to have to get off your duff and start increasing physical activity. Have fun with it, though. Go play!


Joy 8 years ago

If you drink 3 glasses of unsweetened strong tea and 6 or more glasses of water in a day, you will be moderately peppy from the caffeine, well-hydrated from the liquid, and you won't be tempted by pop and over-sweet juices. And you belly will be kinda full, so you won't eat as much. Add some regular exercise, and that's a good diet plan. Of course, this is basically the same "diet" as the one you can get for free, by drinking more water throughout the day, and exercising a bit. Does "it" work? Yeah, eating less, drinking less junk and exercising more do work. Tea's nicer than plain water, so you enjoy it more, and do it longer. No magic, but a nice way to live.


Tanya 8 years ago

Holy cow - I found this site just in time! Thank goodness i hadnt cracked open the checkbook for my credit card! When I clicked on the X to exit the site slams you with a pop up box saying "wait, 2nd chance" - yikes - creepy!!


Jen 8 years ago

Okay, here's the latest. I just checked my credit card and they charged me the $4.95 for shipping when my receipt was for $1.95. I'm chatting with them now, live, to get it resolved. They are ripoff artists to the nth degree.


jane 8 years ago

i found that site and i was very tempted with the free trial. but i see so many sites that advertise things like this so i thought i better do some research before even attempting the trial.

thanks for writing this


elle f 8 years ago

Maddie,

Great work! I agree I also just bumped into this site and became curious yet skeptical since it's "too good" to be true. And I've literally fell for one of these scams once before. You as well as others here have commented that there is no quick fix to losing weight. Your all absolutely right. Thank you so much for the information - it will save others time and money. And also shed some much needed facts about quick weight loss scams.


Erich 8 years ago

I almost got taken myself. I like to drink tea and since I had never heard of Wu-Yi tea I thought I’d give it a try. Thankfully I didn’t spend the criminal amount of money that some of these websites sell it for. With a little research I found that Wu-Yi tea was just another name used for one of the MANY Oolong tea varieties grown in the mountain regions of China. So it turns out that Oolong tea is quite common.

I went to a local Asian market and got a box of ‘Family’ organic Oolong for $2.99 (20 teabags), a box of ‘Foojoy’ China classic Oolong for $2.19 (100 teabags), and a tin of loose Oolong under the brand name of ‘Tikuanyin’ for $3.29 (5.3 oz/150g ). I spent less than $10.00 to try a tea that was previously unknown to me and the result was that I really liked it. If it has any other benefits to my health then it’s just an added bonus.

In my opinion, tea is tea for the most part and some teas will taste better than others, and some types of teas will have more or less health benefits. I will continue to drink Oolong tea with the other teas I enjoy such as Green tea, Black tea, and White tea.

My suggestion, which echoes all of the previous entries, is don’t buy into the scam, but do try the tea. I’m a proponent of buying locally so that you can see what you’re about to buy and make the best decision possible, which will also save you lots of money. Try any local store or market type that sells tea and one of them is bound to carry Oolong tea. It’s worth a couple bucks to give it a try, but any more than that is too much.


Kaytie 8 years ago

This is what I got...lol. Congratulations Loser ! "You have met the requirements to take part of this high speed weight loss study that has helped women in China lose weight"Your Results: At Risk! You have a body mass index of 16 That puts you in to the "Overweight" body classification. This is bad news...

At A Glance:

Reasonable Weight: 145 Target Weight: 85 Your BMI is: 16

WARNING: Your BMI falls within the high risk range. Reducing your BMI may reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, or other serious health problems.

Recommended Daily Calorie Intake: 1828

Here's why you need to pay attention to these results: According to the American Heart Association:

You are at risk for the following health problems:

High blood pressure DiabetesHeart disease / Stroke High cholesterol


Mandi 8 years ago

I signed up for the "free trial" and then I found this site (after it was too late) so I canceled before I even got the tea in the mail. Then I sent everything back and had it tracked to be sure it was back to them before my 2 weeks was up. And I did EVERYTHING on my part to cancel for good. So now today I check my bank account and they took $59.95 out!! So I called and told them they had to refund it, and they tried telling me the package didn't arrive on time. So I gave them the tracking number (it took 10 minutes to do this, because he couldn't hear me....yeah right...everything else was heard just fine) and he said "oh yes, we'll give you a refund, and it will take 2 weeks"

I told him I need the refund back today, as this was not my fault and they had no right taking money from my account. He argued with me for the longest time, and it turned out pretty ugly.

Has anyone had any luck getting a faster refund?


Erykah 8 years ago

I have to agree with everyone on here,.. thanks so much for this article Maddie. I got sucked into their scam as i read their website, picked up the phone and called to order their product. As i was giving one of their customer service reps my credit card number, i thought to myself "I didnt even do any research on it!" so i asked him to hold and googled "is wu yi a scam?" and came across your article. i said to the guy thanks but no thanks and hung up. youre awsome, thanks for all the info! you just saved me 300 dolars!


Marjorie 8 years ago

thanks to the comments on this site, I was able to cancel the "free" trial before the 2 week period expired and my credit card got billed. I emailed Wu-yi source to request cancellation of my autoshipping and got a confirmation email that my account was cancelled the next day. I returned the tea the same day with expedited post, so that I had a date and tracking # to confirm return to the company's Calif. address. Rather than get a new credit card, I just informed my credit card company to not process any further charges from Wu-Yi Source. This way, I have a paper trail and grounds for dispute if further charges occur. Hope others can avoid the same scam and aggravation.


Julie 8 years ago

Thank you all for the imput. I have cancelled my subscription with Wu-Yi tea. Confirmed that I do not have an account with Living Lean. And advised my credit card company. With the cancellation number, my credit card company will dispute any other charges made on my account!

So much for a free trial! $59.95 :( Hopefully upon returning the tea I will get my money back. I will most certainly be more carefull with online subscriptions as of now on!!

Some information for those in need:

Wu-Yi Source 1-866-449-5561 and make sure you get a confirmation number for cancelling your subscription.

Living Lean 1-866-396-5711

And you can call your credit card company with the cancellation number just to be safe! I'm hoping I won't have to change my account number.

Good luck!


Marcia G 8 years ago

I was one of the unfortunate ones that ordered the tea @ $6.95 + s/h, received it and then 3 weeks later was charged on my account $59.95, unbeknown to me, got furious, and then could not find out how to return this. This site has been very informational to me and hope I can find retribution and success. Thank you for all the input.


jen 8 years ago

I must admit, i got sucked into this scheme. I ordered about 3 hours ago, came across your page and cancelled right away. I just have to keep an eye out for any charges on my card. They said they took me off their auto-order list, i will not be receiving the product and will not be charged the 4.95 s/h. Thanks for the info. This was very helpful.


irma 8 years ago

I can't believe that so many people have fallen for this ... and I am included. I didn't mean to order it but they asked for a credit card number to find out how much the tea costs ... and before I knew what was happening the webiste closed up on me and I figured the order didn't go through. When the tea arrived with no invoice inside, I thought "odd" but went ahead to begin the free trial period.

As I looked at the plan, I thought anyone would lose weight if they followed this .... lots of water, exercise, watching your diet, no eating after 7:30 p..m. Why would you need the tea ... but then I remembered the wonderful "before and after" pictures. So I kept at it ... and didn't lose anything.

When I tried to return the tea I faced nothing but resistance and stalling from the company ... couldn't even find out where to return it. It took five attempts to get them to tell me what to do with the tea ... in order to return it within the sixty days to get the refund.

Finally I returned it and waited ... and waited and waited ... and waited. Nothing showed up on the credit card and I waited a full three months for the credit to appear. I e-mailed the company three times and got no response. Finally I got online to find out the phone number to call and there was the "live chat" option. Again, the run around. No record of my order, no record of a return ... did I have the tracking number to confirm that I sent it back?

When I finally got the tracking number for them they immediately said the refund would show within 7 - 10 days. THey didn't have time to check the tracking number ... no way. So they were waiting for me to contact them to follow up on the refund rather than initiate it when they received the tea.

I cannot believe they can get away with this unethical business practice. It is completely unethical to wait for the customer to contact you with the evidence that the product has been returned before initiating the refund. THey are hoping you didn't keep the receipt so they wouldn't have to refund it! Their guarantee says that they will send you an e-mail when the refund is complete ... I just got it! THREE MONTHS AFTER THEY RECEIVED THE TEA!

This is incredible ... and I hope no one else is dragged into their web of deceit.


Nicole 8 years ago

Well I have been reading everyone's comments and I'm a little worried either everyone has been ordering out of the wrong Wu-Yi Tea site because I actually have personally bought the Wu-Yi Tea myself and I have absolutely no complaint about it. Everything they said in the advertisement seems to have been working. I have lost plenty of weight and I am EXTREMELY happy with my results and I am just drinking 2 cups a day like it tells you to. I know there is a Wu-Yi tea company that is not at all affiliated with the Wu-Yi source and they are definitely SCAMMERS!!! From reading everyone's comments, that might just be what happened. If you really are interested in losing weight and you really are interested in this tea, the real site you should order from is wu-yisource.com. I was only charged $4.95 for shipping after my 14 day free trial I was charged the $30 a month like they said and I've been very happy. I'm sorry it doesn't seem to be working for anyone else.


Laura 8 years ago

OMG never never never order wuyi tea, it is a rip-off, they send you a "free 14-day trial" but really it it's FREE at all... At the very bottom of the page they tell you if you don't return the unsued portion, they charge you the full price a whooping $59.95

I called to get a refund, what a nightmare, you can only chat with people online and they sound like a broken record. Send back the unsued portion and get a refund. So I am sending back the EMPTY box (which you can do) keeping the tea for the hassel they gave me. This kind of scam is boarding on illegal, I hope everyone reads these blogs before purchasing this stupid product.

I am losing weight on my own by a proper diet. DON'T BE A SUCKER like I was, if it sounds to good to be true ----- it is.


Aggrivated 8 years ago

I was just about to put in my credit card number when I thought how weird it was that they only give you something like 4 minutes to read all the info and put in your credit card number. I thought there is now way I can read all this in four mins. So then before I put in my card number I decided to to a little research but it seemed like every site I came across was some sort of an advertisement for it rather than a review. I think this has been a great forum for discussion about the issue of these types of scams. Thanks.


Jen 8 years ago

Unfortunately, I didn't do any research before buying the tea either. I just called to cancel future shipments, but my credit card will still be charged the $59.95 fee for the supply I did receive. Lesson learned. Actually, I like the tea (the flavor) but I got scared after reading all these comments.

Very expensive lesson for me, but apparently not as expensive as others. I, too, used the 1-866-449-5567, option 3. I also got a cancellation number.


BEEBEE 8 years ago

Maddy,

You are an angel. I have since forgiven them because there was no product send no refund made after i ordered. God will have mercy on them. But i give it to them, they are VERY VERY SMART!!!!


Chow 8 years ago

Alright, so this is my situation. Unfortunately, I as well fell for their site. I had wanted to place the order for the free trial while I was at work. I wasn't able to place it online but they had recieved my email after I had cancelled. I recieved a call from them about 3 days later and like a fool, I ordered it. The chinese lady said it would cost me 4.95 for 14 days and afterwards I'd be charged for a month's supply. Instantly, the $4.95 was charged on my debit card. I came across this blog a bit too late. The shipment has already been sent and it's via UPS. I called to cancell my account and the lady told me that the 4.95 will not be refunded to my acct. and that I "have to find a way to ship it back to them" so that I don't get charged the full amount. My question is, if I don't accept the package from UPS...do you think they'll return it back to the sender? I swear, I was so upset at myself for this crap. I don't want to cancell my card. I'd have to go through the hassell of changing information for direct depost, etc etc.

Thanks in adv for your help.


wuyiman 8 years ago

oh yah and my order actually shipped from china... so not sure where everybody elses came from


wuyiman 8 years ago

All I can say is that many of the sites are run like standard internet schemes. However that doesnt really affect the true product if you actually got it. The manufacturers can not endorse every retailler that buys from a distributor. So they mark the price up and make profit. Unfortunatly thats how business works.However I myself have had for several years bad diarrhea for no reason(as far as doctors can tell) which started with bad eating habits... drinking this tea everyday seems to stop me from having to run to the bathroom 5 minutes after I eat anything. Literally I would pass food I have eatin in less then 12 hours. If I would eat onions for lunch they would be coming out before I went to bed (very gross and not just undigested onions...)However now that I know I can buy it cheaper I will. But as far as weight loss... who knows. It helps me differently so I'm happy for now.


flynn 8 years ago

I went online and talked to a live person. They were quick to respond, i got a cancellation number and was able to print out our online conversation for future reference. We will see if I get charged again. Did anyone else have success with online contact?


Ellie 8 years ago

I already returned mine to WiYi Source, but the address on the box was Ontario, Calif. I hear they move a lot. I felt like a fool as I usually am cautious, I found this site today when I received the box, so I called them and said I was returning it, gave no reason. They did give me a return authorization number. I will watch closely to see if any amount is charged to my card next week. THANKS for this site.


christina M 8 years ago

Hi Maddie,you are an angel..i almost buy wu yi tea about 30minutes ago..but i decided to do more research..and dang!!i found u..u save my $$$$..thanks babe!


sabina 8 years ago

Luckily they don't ship to Spain, so I couldn't order the tea from them! At the same time I found your site. thanks for the facts! I will try Oolong tea.


David 8 years ago

Well, I followed all the steps on www.wu-yi source.com and was at the "click to order" point when I read in the sidebar, that I would also be automatically signed up for membership in the preferred member program for $59.95. This opened my eyes as I've been "had" before with these auto-membership programs.

I did a Google search and came up with this site. What a godsend-saved me a lot of dough. And I'll check out the Amazon prices now if I want Wu-Yi tea.

David


hiedilynn 8 years ago

Hello, i just want to say thank you,

I had actually ordered this tea it seemed like a great thing being i beleive in herbal and natural medicinal treatments. I thought along with diet and exercise it sounded like a great way to start loosing weight. after I had read many of these posts I decided to write and cancel my order the same day. If i can get good tea at any health food store i realized i shouldnt be paying 80.00 for it!

For those of you having problems with canceling your order here is the website i went through:

https://www.wu-yisource.com/confirm.php?

I just went on there live chat and this is what was said:

Please wait for a site operator to respond.

You are now chatting with 'Megan'

Megan: Welcome to Wu-Yi Source, I hope you have had a great day so far. I am happy to assist you with any questions you might have regarding the tea, which has helped countless people around the globe.

You: Hello I ordered this tea today and called my doctor to make sure it was okay to take and he said do to my medical conditions that he would not advise it. i want to cancel this order being that I can not use it. My order number is: Date/Time: 01/08/2008 06:42 PM Order ID: (Please write this number down!): ......... "this is where i gave them my order number"

Megan: Could you please provide me with your full name and email address, so that I can pull up your details?

You: "I gave her my name and email address here"

Megan: Ok, please provide me a minute, while I locate your transaction.

You: thank you

You: Are you still online with me Megan?

Megan: I have cancelled your membership effective immediately. You will not be receiving any further shipments from us, and your credit card has been removed from our auto ship system.

Megan: I have also released your the initial $4.95 shipping cost on your card.

Megan: Refunds take five to ten business days to show up on your account, but I assure you it has been issued.

You: Is there a confirmation number I can have or your employee number and name just in case?

You: Thanks so much with helping me out with this i really appreciate it!!!!

Megan: No need not to worry at all , you will receive an confirmation email from us.

You: thank you Megan have a nice night!

Your chat transcript will be sent to hiedilynn@hotmail.com at the end of your chat.

END CHAT . ...............

Well I hope that helps any of you that are having problems returning your tea.

Thanks so much

Hiedi


Nikki 8 years ago

I was raised to believe that anything like Wu-Yi tea is obviously total crap, but for some reason I was really buying into this stuff. I'm happy I did further research and found your review--thanks for talking me out of wasting both my money and my time!


Karen Mc 8 years ago

LOL..

I did the same thing Tayor did. I actually ordered the free evaluation tea the other day and got the "Congrats, you qualify for the free trial". So, after reading these posts, I went back and plunked in that I was 5 feet 11 inches tall , weighted 105 lbs, (which would have made me a string bean already), and 50 years old. My "wishful thinking weight" I entered that I wanted to be 100 lbs. I got accepted as bieng over weight.... what crap!


Rob 8 years ago

You've gotta love the Wu YI Source.... I also performed the same "see if you qualify" and here is what I got back...

Hello Bruce,Based on your goals of moving from 75 lbs to 25 lbs, your height of 6'4" and the fact you are 35 years of age, you seem like the perfect candidate for one of our remaining weight loss packages with 14-day Free Trial period. However due to the small number of free trials we have left to hand out, there’s just a few short questions we’d like to ask before having a full month’s supply (that's sixty cups!) rushed to your door.


barbara 8 years ago

Thanks for the heads up. I had been seriously thinking about buying the tea. You saved me a bundle.


Jan 8 years ago

I got 60 teabags as a free" trial. $20 international shipping, then a separate deduction from my Visa card for "handling and shipping" then 7 days later yet ANOTHER deduction for "Membership of the Secret Expert Tips Package" !!! I had to contact them before I could find out what this third charge was for. I have since cancelled my Visa card and had a new one issued. Who knows what else they might have decided to charge me for! I was also concerned that they would send me a new supply after my 2 week free trial and debit my card. I just don't trust them! Since visiting this site and doing some research in my own country I have discovered that I can buy Oolong tea very reasonably.


Taylor Morgan 8 years ago

This is too funny. I just did what another poster said to do. I put down that I'm a 48 year old male named Dean, 5' 11", who weighs 100 pounds and wants to weigh 75. Check it out:

Hello Dean,

Based on your goals of moving from 100 lbs to 75 lbs, your height of 5'11" and the fact you are 48 years of age, you seem like the perfect candidate for one of our remaining weight loss packages with 14-day Free Trial period. However due to the small number of free trials we have left to hand out, there’s just a few short questions we’d like to ask before having a full month’s supply (that's sixty cups!) rushed to your door.

LOL! What a bunch of BS!! Thanks Maddie and other posters for saving me $$...I was just about to buy it!


Valerie 8 years ago

Hi, I was checking out the actual WU-YI site and thought, hmmm? Would this really work? So, I needed to find out more about it. I found out everything, including emails to them and all. Finally, I went with it. It's been almost 2 months, 8 weeks will be on August 1st, 2008. I've lost 26 pounds! I went from a size 16 to a 10! Truth is? I quit smoking and just ate like there was no tomorrow. Plus, I was eating out during lunch at work and then my husband and I would go out to eat at fine restaurants and well........then I started snacking late at night. I finally looked at me and thought........ewww, what happened? I'm not only drinking the tea, but I am eating healthier! More fruit and more steamed veggies and when I do go out to eat, I order a grilled chicken salad. If I get to wanting a snack? I'll grab a raspberry yogurt. Plus, I'm taking kick boxing classes and abs & thighs class to get rid of the cellulite. It's all good! Trust me it works! My hubby said he loved me when I was a "chunkey monkey" and he loved me when I was a size 5! It didn't matter to him so much, but it really mattered to me. Not that I was looking for compliments from him or anyone else. It'll always be the same where ever an attractive woman goes....men will look. Do I want them to? Not really, I'm only worried about one man looking......hee hee! So, if you do get the tea, read everything. I love it and I'm recommending it to everyone that I work with. Trust me! At my company? There's always bagels or donuts or someone ordering out and we all get caught up in it. Also? Because I don't order out or go out to dinner as much? I save, get this! Over $300 a month! Isn't that just crazy!?? Anyway, good luck and hope everything works out for anyone who tries the tea. I love it!


Andre 8 years ago

Lisa, when you call to cancel it, you will find out that you will still be charged the regular price for it! They tell you to try it for two weeks, and then cancel it if you are not happy. The scam is that you have to ship it back to them and pay the shipping. Then, once they recieve it they tell you they will refund all of the charges. When I called to cancel I was disconnected 7 times before I ever got someone to talk to me.


In the Nick of Time 8 years ago

So glad I found this site before accepting shipment. Desperate and naive, one will believe anything. I cancelled my credit card, advised card holder to ship new card and informed card holder not to accept any charges from Wu-Yi Source. I also replied to confirmation e-mail to cancel order and advised of card cancellation. Too good to be true. Live and learn. Thanks for all of the comments stating the uselessness of this product and its price.l


Jay 8 years ago

Hey . I mean I will not order it after 14-days free trial which I already paid. But u r very right....there r no short-cuts to lose weight.....good nutrient Diet, exercise...especially cardio.....best way to lose weight... Thanks...U r doin a gud deed.......savin people not only to waste their money but also worst...gettin more frustrated


Jay 8 years ago

Hey U r incredible. I got 14-days free trial with $4.95 shipping charge. i am not goin to order it. U saved me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


maria 8 years ago

I don't think any tea works or any diet works I know in the past I tried to stop eating at 3pm and after that I take apple cider vinger to stop my hunger it did work for me but later on I went back to eating again. Guess because I'm burning fat half of the day and night. I'm just going to do that again and try to eat small portions at dinner check out about APPLE CIDER VINGER you'll be amazed it does alot good things even to lose weight and thats better then the TEA


Donna 8 years ago

I know of two very reliable sourses for very high quality tea. One is www.kamwo.com and is the herbal pharmacy Kamwo on Grand Street in New York's Chinatown. They are a licenced pharmacy with herbologists and acupuncturists. They fill herbal prescriptions and sell acupuncture equipment as well.

The other is Turtle Dragon Herb and Tea Company in Austin, Texas. They have a wonderful tea house with a fantastic selection. The are part of a licenced accupuncture and herbology clinic.They are at www.turtledragon.com

I have visited both of these places and can personally vouch for them. They make no claims about fantastic weight loss with any of their teas, but they do advocate healthy eating and exercise. The quality of their products is very high. Both places ship.


marlene 8 years ago

thank you very much all pf you i was about to order the tea you have save me money I am goig to buy it at the store and see if it works


ATS 8 years ago

Here's a note from the Oprah.com site on this tea. Hi, Unfortunately the product you mention is not a company or product that was featured or endorsed by The Oprah Show. There are many scams out there that say a product was 'Featured' on The Oprah Winfrey Show. A good rule of thumb is, that if you cannot find it on Oprah.com, then it is not a legitimate claim.


fearless 8 years ago

wi yi have making money lyk crazy i sell dem for high prices wen they onli cost 35$ im living lavish im making humdreds of dollars....thamks wu yi


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