Green tea is widely known for its metabolism-boosting and fat-burning properties, primarily due to its high concentration of catechins and caffeine.
Oolong, a traditional Chinese tea, is partially oxidized and has properties similar to both green and black teas. It's known for improving fat metabolism, which can aid in weight loss.
Black tea is high in polyphenols, including a group called flavonoids. It's believed that black tea can contribute to weight loss through the improvement of gut microbiome health.
White tea stands out for its delicate flavor and minimal processing. Studies suggest it may help in breaking down fat cells and preventing the formation of new ones.
This fermented Chinese tea comes in both green and black varieties. Pu-erh tea is known for its ability to help reduce blood sugar and blood triglycerides, and it's often consumed after meals to aid digestion.
Hibiscus tea, made from the colorful flowers of the hibiscus plant, has been shown in some studies to lower blood pressure and reduce fat levels in the blood.
While more research is needed, peppermint tea is often recommended for digestive health and might help reduce appetite, which can aid in weight loss.
Ginger tea is known for its many health benefits, including digestive aid, anti-inflammatory properties, and potential to increase thermogenesis (body heat production), which in turn helps burn more calories.
Popular in South America, yerba mate is rich in antioxidants and nutrients. It's said to have the strength of coffee, health benefits of tea, and the joy of chocolate. It may increase energy expenditure and reduce appetite.
Rooibos, or red tea, comes from South Africa and is rich in aspalathin, a compound that may have anti-obesity effects and help reduce stress-induced weight gain.