The 10 Best Teas For Weight Loss (Slideshow)

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.