Get The Tea

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Get The Tea (GTT, also known as Life Change Tea), is a seller of alternative medicine products, particularly teas. GTT operates at URLs getthetea.com and lifechangetea.com. GTT is operated by Ronnie McMullen and his wife, Lisa McMullen.[1]

GTT's websites receive about 200,000 views per month.[2][3]

Origins[edit]

GTT's origins appear to come from Ronnie McMullen's personal experience of a "special tea". On its about page, GTT writes:[4]

Many years ago, a talk show host received a call from a listener who raved about a “special tea” that performed well naturally for the body. The host investigated and tried the interesting concoction for himself. In three months he had lost weight, gained more energy and had overall better health. The “no-name” tea was formulated by an amazing PhD that cared for the people and strived to create amazing products. The Doctor himself was a professional athlete and a personal trainer to many. The host and the Doctor became friends and Life Change Tea was birthed.

Many years later, Life Change Tea found its home at : getthetea.com. This became a website based on selling products that work, helping mankind find their way back to good health.

The testimonies are "real" people telling "real" stories about Life Change Tea and what it’s done for them. Health should be everyone’s priority. Today, Life Change Tea helps thousands stay on track with their health. The Doctor still works on amazing products and the host helps guide people to proper nutrition and good mental health.

Let's ignore the suspicious quotes around "real" people telling "real" testimonies. Who is this "Doctor"? On a now-deleted page, GTT wrote:[5]

Dr. Bill W. Miller, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.; began testing "Dr. Millers' Tea" over twenty years ago at his location in Jackson, Tennessee.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the accredited Lambuth University,Wikipedia and shortly thereafter, began a quest in achieving personal health and fitness.

[…]

Still not satisfied with the impact he had made on societal health, Dr. Miller began the complicated task of formulating a tea based beverage that would help individuals lose weight in a fast and healthy way by gently cleansing the colon, the liver and the entire body.

Miller now operates "Dr. Millers' Holy Tea", which is about as seedy as it sounds.[6]

Health claims[edit]

All GTT product pages feature the Quack Miranda Warning:

  • These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This products is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any disease.

In spite of the above, GTT claims that virtually all of its (relatively expensive) products have health benefits:

  • Regular Strength Life Change Tea ($30.00): "Lose Weight! Cleanse from Toxins! Detoxify: Chemicals, Parasites, Bacteria, & Toxins[.] Reduce: Constipation, Acid Reflux, & Indigestion."[7]
  • Super Strength ($35.00): Same benefits as "regular strength".[8]
  • Formula 13 Pomegranate Tea ($33.00): "Promotes Energy With No Caffeine!"[9]
  • Power Cleanse ($45.00): "High Potency! Herbal Detoxifier! Remove All: Chemicals, Parasites, Bacteria, & Toxins!"[10]
  • D-365 ($29.00): "A mild form of a colon cleanse. Helps to aid in digestion, constipation and helps to detoxify chemicals." "Your Daily Detoxifying Capsule!"[11]
  • Coral-C ($17.00): "Supports a Healthy Immune System"[12]
  • Blood Purifiers ($22.00): "May help relieve: Virus colds, headaches, & ulcers[.] Cleanses and Purifies the Blood!"[13]

You can also purchase Ronnie McMullen's Journey Into Reflection ($15.00), which is delightfully vague and only purports to "move your soul".[14]

Media coverage[edit]

GTT has been promoted by Alex Jones of Infowars,[citation needed] YouTuber No Bullshit,[15] William Mount,[16] and Next News Network.[17]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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