6 Popular Chinese Teas for Weight Loss

Weight loss tea or slimming tea has been proved by pharmacological experiments that it can promote fat metabolism and maintain normal physiological functions.

Weight loss tea overcomes the shortcomings of drug weight loss products that destroy the diet rules, reduce the body’s function, and induce other diseases.

How does weight loss tea work? The weight loss tea contains some aromatic compounds that can dissolve the fat and prevent fat from accumulating in the body. And vitamin B1, vitamin C, and caffeine in tea can promote gastric juice secretion and help digestion and decomposition of fat.

In addition, some teas contain chemicals related to fat metabolism such as tannic acid, biological enzyme, etc. And Some tea can improve the intestinal environment, eliminate toxins and blood lipids in the body to achieve the goal of weight loss.

Here are 6 Chinese tea for weight loss:

1. Oolong tea/Wulong tea

Oolong tea is a kind of traditional Chinese tea, and it is called “Slimming Tea” and “Bodybuilding tea” in Japan. Oolong tea contains Tannic Acid, which is closely related to fat metabolism, and it can lower cholesterol in the blood. Oolong tea also has other health benefits, such as anti-cancer, anti-aging, promoting digestion, lowering blood lipids, etc.

Compared with green tea and black tea, oolong tea can not only stimulate the activity of lipase to reduce the absorption of sugar and fatty food but also promote fat burning and reduce the accumulation of abdominal fat.

Having a cup of oolong tea before and after the meal is very good for losing weight. There are many kinds of oolong teas, such as the famous Anxi Tieguanyin, Da Hong Pao and so on.

2. Dark tea

Dark tea is also a kind of traditional Chinese tea and is a kind of post-fermented tea.

In the process of fermentation, Dark tea produces many nutrients such as vitamins, mineral elements, amino acids, tea polysaccharide, etc., which have significant effects on reducing blood fat, blood pressure, and blood sugar, weight loss, cardiovascular disease prevention, anti-cancer and so on.

Japanese scholars have proved through scientific research that Dark tea has a strong function of reducing greasiness and promoting digestion, etc., which is why the meat-eating people especially like this kind of tea. Tea polysaccharide, rich in Dark tea, can reduce blood lipids effectively.

In addition, Dark tea can also improve the intestinal microbiological environment and lubricate the intestinal tract. In Chinese folk, people have a tradition of drinking Dark tea to treat abdominal distension, dysentery, and indigestion.

Famous Dark teas: Pu-erh tea, Liu Bao tea, etc.

3. Hawthorn lotus leaf tea

Hawthorn has an effect on promoting digestion; lotus leaf can decompose fat and eliminate constipation.

Lotus leaf is a kind of traditional Chinese medicine. Since ancient times, Chinese people have regarded lotus leaf as good medicine for slimming.

Lotus leaf contains a variety of effective lipid alkaloids, which can effectively decompose the body fat and expel it from the body. It is usually used in the treatment of obese patients in the clinic.

Besides, the lotus leaf alkali in lotus leaf can be adsorbed on the intestinal wall of the human body, forming a layer of fat isolation membrane, preventing fat absorption and fat accumulation.

How to make hawthorn lotus leaf tea:

  • Ingredients: 25g hawthorn, 15g dried lotus leaf, and some sugar.
  • Put all the ingredients in the boiling water and continually boil for 5 minutes.

Precautions: do not drink hawthorn lotus leaf tea at an empty stomach. The hawthorn can promote gastric acid secretion, and excessive gastric acid is not good for an empty stomach.

4. Cassia seed tea

Cassia seed also called Jue Ming Zi or Semen cassiae is a kind of traditional medicine. It has effects on reducing blood fat and blood pressure, treating constipation, and expelling toxins from the body.

Modern pharmacological research shows that Cassia seed is rich in chrysophanol, emodin, and other components. Chrysophanol can promote intestinal movement; emodin can promote excretion.

How to made Cassia seed tea:

  • Ingredients: 10g Cassia seed, some sugar or honey
  • Boil them for five minutes or put them into a thermos cup, and brew them with boiling water for 20 minutes.


  • Patients with enteritis, gastric ulcer, and diarrhea should not drink it.
  • Cassia seed can lower blood pressure, so patients with hypotension should not drink it.
  • Cassia seed is not suitable for pregnant women.

5. Eucommia tea/Du Zhong cha

Eucommia also called Du Zhong is a precious traditional Chinese herb due to its high medicinal value. It has been listed as a top grade of traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years.

Eucommia tea is made from the leaves of eucommia plants. It has obvious effects on reducing blood fat and sugar, detoxifying, etc. In addition, Eucommia tea can also improve immunity, help sleep, and protect the liver.

The dried Eucommia tea leaves is a finished product made through many processes like the traditional Chinese tea leaves. When drinking it, just brew it with boiling water for 3 minutes.

Eucommia tea does not contain caffeine, so regular drinking it does not cause insomnia.

Precautions: when you drink Eucommia tea for the first time, you need to drink it in a small amount, because it may cause diarrhea when you drink too much at first. After your body adapts it, you can increase the amount.

6. Mulberry leaf tea

Mulberry leaf is a kind of traditional Chinese medicine. It can lose weight due to its obvious function of clearing blood.

Mulberry leaves tea are rich in flavonoids, which can strengthen capillaries and reduce blood viscosity. It can remove excess neutral fat and cholesterol and inhibits fat accumulation.

Fat people are mostly patients with hyperlipidemia. Mulberry leaf also has the effect of improving this kind of hyperlipidemia.