Shapiro believes green tea may boost fat oxidation, which can aid weight loss. Green tea contains antioxidants called catechins, including epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which increases fat burning, especially during exercise.
Like green tea, oolong tea may help you lose weight by boosting fat metabolism.A 2009 study indicated that 70% of extremely obese people who drank 8 grammes of oolong tea a day for six weeks dropped more than two pounds and 22% lost more than six pounds.
Isaac Robertson, a qualified sports nutritionist, personal fitness trainer, and co-founder of Total Shape, says black tea, like green and white tea, is brewed from Camellia sinensis leaves, which contain antioxidants.
Pu-erh, a fermented Chinese tea, has little human weight loss research. One tiny 2014 trial found that males with metabolic syndrome who took pu-erh tea extract lost two pounds more over three months than those who did not.
White tea comprises antioxidants like green tea, which may enhance fat burning and aid weight loss.In a 2009 in vitro study, polyphenol-containing white tea extract solution boosted fat cell disintegration.
Hibiscus tea is a flowering plant-based herbal tea. Some studies suggest hibiscus tea may prevent obesity, but further research is needed.In a 12-week study of 36 overweight people, hibiscus extract reduced body fat more than a placebo.