8 Best Weight Loss Tea Recipes

Clinical review: Tatiana Zanin
Registered Dietitian

There are some teas, like ginger, hibiscus or tumeric tea, that possess diverse properties that stimulate weight loss and help with belly fat. These teas can help, for example, to eliminate excess fluid in the body, keep you fuller for longer or boost your metabolism. 

It is important that these teas are used alongside a healthy diet and with regular exercise. These teas alone will not be effect, but rather, they will produce results more quickly. 

Another good weight loss strategy to consider while taking these teas is to increase your intake of thermogenic food, like cinnamon or cayenne peppers. These will also stimulate metabolism, which helps to burn accumulated fat. 

1. Ginger tea with pineapple 

Ginger tea with pineapple is great for people who are looking to lose weight. It boosts metabolism, which helps the body to burn more calories, even at rest, and also helps you to heep you fuller for longer. The tea additionally promotes good intestinal function as it is rich in fiber. 

Ingredients

  • Peel of ½ a pineapple
  • Peel of 1 orange 
  • 1 tablespoon of ulex
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger 
  • 1 liter (33 oz) of water 

How to prepare

Pour the water in a pot and add the peels and ginger. Place this on heat and boil for 3 minutes. After boiling, turn off the heat and add the ulex. Cover the pot and allow this infusion to soak for 5 minutes. Then strain and drink. 

This tea should be taken throughout the day, between meals. To achieve better results, you should also maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly. 

2. Green tea with blackberries

Green tea with blackberries helps to decrease appetite, decrease bloating and eliminate fluids. It contains diuretic properties and also helps to speed-up metabolism so that the body can burn more energy and calories. 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of dry blackberry leaves  
  • 1 teaspooon of dry green tea leaves 
  • 150 mL (5 oz) of boiling water

How to prepare 

Place the dry leaves in a cup and pour the boiling water over them. Cover the cup and allow the leaves to soak for 10 minutes. Then strain and drink. 

This tea can be taken before your main meals for 2 to 3 weeks. 

3. Hibiscus tea with cinnamon 

Hibiscus tea with cinnamon helps with weight loss by reducing fluid retention, decreasing bloating and boosting metabolism, all which help with fat burning. In addition, the cinnamon in this tea stimulates good digestion. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of dry hibiscus 
  • 1 tablespoon of dry horsetail leaves 
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 liter (33 oz) of boiling water

How to prepare

Add the leaves and cinnamon stick to the boiling water and allow to soak for 10 minutes. Strain before drinking. 

This tea should be taken 3 to 4 times per day, about 30 minutes before your main meals. 

4. Yerba mate tea with lemon 

Yerba mate tea with lemon helps you to feel fill and stimulates fat burning due to increased metabolism. In addition, it decreases overall bloating and fluids in the body as it contains diuretic action.

Ingredients 

  • 1 or 2 teaspoons of yerba mate leaves 
  • Juice of ½ of a lemon
  • 150 mL (5 oz) of water

How to prepare

Place the leaves and lemon juice in a teacup and at the water. Cover the cup and allow to soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Then strain and drink.

5. Fenugreek and artichoke tea 

Fenugreek and artichoke tea help with weight loss as it contain high fiber contents which you full and relieve constipation. Another benefit is that it increases metabolism and burns fat, and it also contains a diuretic action which helps with fluid retention. 

Ingredients

  • ½ a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds  
  • 1 teaspoon of dry artichoke leaves  
  • 150 mL (5 oz) of water
  • 1 pinch of pepper

How to prepare

Place the seeds, pepper and leaves in a teacup and pour the water over it. Allow to soak for 10 minutes and strain.

This tea can be taken 3 times per day, between meals. 

6. Tumeric tea with lemon 

Tumeric contains active compounds that lead to weight loss and decreased fat production in the liver. IT also accelerates metabolism and increases energy burning. 

In addition, lemon also cleanses the taste buds, which helps to reduce sweet cravings. It also has a diuretic effect, resulting in elimination of accumulated fluid. 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of powdered tumeric 
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 
  • 150 mL (5 oz) of water

How to prepare

Place the tumeric and lemon juice in a teacup and pour the water over them. Allow to soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Wait until it cools and then drink 3 times per day, between meals. 

7. Black tea with orange and cinnamon 

Black tea is rich in flavonoids, a compound that possess antioxidant properties and that, in some studies, can lead to weight loss and waist toning when taken on a regular basis. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of black tea leaves
  • Peel of 1/2 orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups of boiling water

How to prepare

Place the peel and cinnamon in a pot with the water and allow to boil for about 3 minutes. Then add the tea leaves and allow everything to soak for 5 minutes. Strain and drink hot or cold, whichever you prefer. You can drink 1 to 2 cups per day for 3 about months. 

8. Oolong tea

Oolong is a traditional Chinese tea that contains anti-obesity properties when it is combined with a healthy and balanced diet. It an also help with fat metabolism, which helps with weight loss and fat accumulation. It may also improve triglyceride and cholesterol levels. 

Ingredients

  • 1 teacup of oolong leaves
  • 1 teacup of boiling water 

How to prepare

Pour the water over the oolong and allow to soak for about 3 minutes. Then strain and drink 1 cup per day for about 6 weeks, alongside a balanced diet. 

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Atualizado por Tua Saude editing team, em January de 2022. Clinical review por Tatiana Zanin - Registered Dietitian, em January de 2022.

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Clinical review:
Tatiana Zanin
Registered Dietitian
Graduated in Clinical Nutrition in 2001 and has a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition. Licensed to practice under the CRN-3 in Brazil and the ON in Portugal