The 10 Best Teas for Weight Loss (Slideshow)

What tea is best for weight loss? Discover the health and weight loss benefits of 10 delicious teas

Bilberry Tea


This tea can help balance sugar levels and reduce cravings — especially for sweets. 

Oolong Tea


Oolong has been proven to reduce cholesterol, and can assist in fat burning, "thus helping protect against obesity," Dr. Verma notes.

Hibiscus Tea


Hibiscus contains flavonoids and minerals that can actually help reduce absorption of fats.

Star Anise Tea


This is Illicium verum, the fruit of an evergreen tree, called Chinese star anise. It has been demonstrated as an antimicrobial, and to promote digestive health, decreasing water weight. Be careful with this one, though — certain strains may be toxic to infants.

Green Tea


An amazing tea that contains the catechin EGCG, which is useful for maintaining metabolic health. Many studies have shown that consumption of green tea can promotes weight loss and help you burn calories

Rose Tea


This caffeine-free alternative actually packs more antioxidants than green tea, and is thought to clear toxins from your system and prevent constipation. It may also help to beautify the skin, and it contains an array of vitamins.

Peppermint Tea


Peppermint may speed up digestion, help controls cravings, increase immunity to infections, and relieve indigestion

Pu-erh Tea


This fermented tea from eastern China helps to literally shrink fat cells in your body. 

White Tea


White tea slows down the body's capability to absorb fats, while promoting stress reduction.

Yerba Mate


This tea contains chemicals that help burn fat and calories while suppressing appetite.