How to Shed Some Extra Pounds Drinking Loose Leaf Tea

May 01, 2019

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Did you know that after water, tea is the most consumed beverage around the world? For some people, a hot, steaming, aromatic cup of tea is their all-time favorite. But let’s face it; we tend to choose convenience over health. We opt for a quick fix by using a teabag. But is it always the healthier option?

Switching to loose leaf tea will be the best choice you make.

The quality of loose leaf tea is higher than the tea in teabags. It provides better flavor, enhanced aroma, greater health benefits, and more varieties for you to explore. So remember, patience is the key. Some studies also suggest that drinking loose leaf tea may encourage weight loss and help reduce belly fat.

Make it a habit of drinking two cups of loose leaf tea a day to manage your weight!

Below are loose leaf teas that can help you shed some extra pounds. If you like a stronger tea, remember, a longer steep does not increase the flavor – adding more tea is the secret. We prefer to use a loose leaf tea infuser to steep our daily cups of tea, but if you don't yet have one, you can follow the methods below:

Green Tea

Things you’ll need


Method
Most green teas are best when brewed well below boiling temp,  somewhere between 150°-180°F. It's better to err on the side of lower temperatures with green tea. If it tastes bitter or overly grassy, try brewing it at a lower temperature.  Pour the water over 1 tsp of green tea leaves in your infuser. Let it steep for about 3 minutes. Strain the tea leaves and your cup of soothing green tea is ready. Enhance the flavor by squeezing half a lemon in your tea. To order green tea now, visit our Green Tea Collection.

Black Tea

Things you’ll need

  • 1c Water 
  • 1/2 tsp Black tea leaves 
  • Honey (optional)


Method
Bring your water to between 195-212°F. Add black tea leaves to your infuser and pour 1c of water over the leaves. Strain the tea and consume the infused goodness. If black tea seems bitter to you, it may be that you are steeping it too long. Trying shortening the steep to no more than 3-5 minutes or adding some honey to soften the flavor. To order black tea now, visit our Black Tea Collection.

Oolong Tea

Things you’ll need

Method
In a pan, boil a cup of water. Pour the water over the oolong tea leaves in your infuser. Let it steep for about 3 minutes. Sieve and sip. The key with oolong is that it can increase fat burning by speeding up your metabolism. To order oolong tea now, visit our Oolong Tea Collection.

White Tea

Things you’ll need


Method
Put the white tea leaves in your infuser and pour one cup of hot water in it. White tea is best brewed with water that is below boiling. Allow it to steep for 3 to 4 minutes. Strain in a cup and enjoy its wonderful essence. If you prefer citrus flavored tea, squeeze some orange juice in your white tea to use it as a natural sweetener. To order white tea now, visit our White Tea Collection.

The delicious and soothing taste of loose leaf tea may be the sole reason you drink it but it also comes with a lot of health benefits. Coupled with a healthy diet and routine exercises, these teas might be your solution to a smaller waist!



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