Best Tea For Weight Loss: The Earth Shattering Guide

February 5, 2024 | 38 Comments

If you look at any “best tea for weight loss” article online, it’s all the same:

  • Author lists 5-10 different teas
  • Author states benefits of drinking said teas.
  • Author quotes a few scientific studies
  • Author concludes article saying, tea can help you lose weight.

Yeah…this isn’t going to be one of those articles.

What you’re about to read is not what you want to hear.

But it’s what you need to hear.

Here’s the deal.

I see close to zero value listing out the benefits of tea for weight loss.


Because tea isn’t what drives fat loss.

The type of people who look for the best tea to lose weight are the same type of people who look for shortcuts and hacks to losing weight.

Wanna know the big million dollar secret?

Tea is just tea.

Sure there’s caffeine.

Sure there’s antioxidants.

Maybe it’ll help improve your mood, reduce stress, fall asleep, whatever…

This isn’t me hating on tea.

As an Asian, I’m pretty much required to drink tea.

But I’m just saying…if weight loss were as simple as drinking tea,  everyone would be lean. 

3 reasons to drink tea

Here are 3 real reasons to you should be drinking tea.

Reason #1 – You like tea

Crazy concept, I know.

Like tea? Drink it.

Don’t like tea? Don’t drink it.

Reason #2 – It helps you destress and sleep

Maybe you have trouble sleeping.

Then try one of those teas that promote sleep.

Yay for sleep.

Reason #3 – You use it to replace high calorie drinks

Let’s say you’re the kind of person to drink 6 cans of Coke per day.

That’s like 700+ calories per day.

Now replace all that with plain ol’ green tea.

Well, that’s going to make a massive change in your physique.

Not because tea is magic.

Not because tea has special fat burning properties.

Instead, the reason you lose weight will be because you’re not consuming 700+ calories in pure sugar every day.

I know I know, I’m just dropping game-changing knowledge bombs here.

But what about the “fat burning” properties of some teas (like green tea)?

Green tea is one the most popular teas people like to think burns fat.

Especially green tea supplements that are marketed as fat burners.

Look at all the research has done on green tea.

The science behind the green tea and burning fat is shaky at best.

All the crazy benefits most gurus state are blown way out of proportion.

And from my own personal experience, I’ve gone through 6 week periods where I drank 3 cups of green tea per day and didn’t look or feel any different.

I get it. I get it.

We’re all looking for an edge that will make fat loss slightly faster and easier.

But I wouldn’t bet my balls on tea.

If it sounds too good to be true, it (probably) is

Let’s look at this from a practical standpoint.

Have you ever…

And be 100% honest with yourself.

Have you ever heard of someone completely transform their body and credit their success to tea?

No man.


On the list of things that radically helps someone lose weight, it looks like this (1 most important, 6 least important):

  1. Consistent calorie deficit
  2. Changing your daily habits
  3. Decreasing your junk food consumption
  4. Increasing your healthy food consumption
  5. Consistently exercising
  6. Drinking tea.

In fact, I would tie #6 with masturbating to burn calories.

Other examples:

  • If building muscle was as simple taking whey protein or creatine, why isn’t every guy jacked? Because while these supplements can help the process of muscle building, they don’t replace the main levers that cause muscle growth (progressive overload, eating slightly more).
  • If you can really burn fat like crazy with HIIT, why isn’t everyone lean? Because being lean is largely a factor of dieting (and while most people can exercise consistently, their diet sucks balls). And no amount of HIIT can fix that.

As they say, if something is too good to be true, it probably is.

Want to learn the brutally effective, tea-free method to losing weight?

It involves one thing and one thing only:

Eating in a calorie deficit. 

Yes, it’s absolutely mind blowing how we always come back to this topic.*


Nothing will beat eating fewer calories.



Like I said earlier, drinking tea helps with weight loss only if you use it to replace other unhealthy shit that you drink regularly like soda.

Conclusion: You should drink tea with zero expectations that it’s going to directly help you lose weight. 

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  1. Great article on the mysterious weight loss tea powers! haha Thanks for putting it out there so the goats can get it. Want to lose weight? It’s simple eat less, masturbate more and you’ll sleep better at night too. That should be your title for this article. After training and racing for a Spartan, I stopped being consistent with my workouts and got careless with eating, then gain a couple of pounds. No tea could’ve saved me. Just need to put in the work to get the results and be consistent with diet. Thanks for the reminder and debunking all these “scientific” articles.

  2. As a woman I find your articles entertaining and very helpful. I didn’t think this would be a good fit as I know it’s meant mainly for men but it has helped me tremendously. Thanks!!

    1. Thanks. 99% of the stuff i write applies to both men and women, but i know the way i write sounds more geared towards guys hah.

  3. I’ve had some success using tea and coffee, with sweetener (sugar and / or stevia) to control appetite and eat less. It works.

    “Move more, eat less. It’s not rocket science” – SH

  4. Something people who click on these tea weight loss articles know deep down but won’t admit to themselves. Great work calling this out.

    Any studies you’re aware of where the participants are doing a wall squat while drinking their tea?

    1. No, but there was this one study done in germany where drinking 1 oz of green tea in between sets of deadlifts increased strength by 13.24% 😉

  5. I’d like people to know I thrive off on a mediocre diet by just hitting a calorie deficit and having a set goal each workout (getting stronger, more reps/weight). This includes carbs like medialunas.

    1. also don’t mean to say this is optimal and or sustainable, but just to hammer down that things like calories in/out and progressive overload are probably the thing you are always right on

      1. yup it’s the foundation of ALL successful body transformations but of course there are million different ways to get there.

  6. Excellent writeup!!!! But for the masturbation. Why masturbation? There should be a morally acceptable forms of activities to trigger weight loss. Just finding it immoral. And against my faith as a Christian.

  7. Hi There, great article! Thank you for sharing, and I appreciate your writing style very much. As a Chinese, I drink tea because I like tea. In terms of losing weight, I don’t think tea helps, but I simply reduce the total amount of food I eat, so I’m still eating everything I like while have good weight loss result. The way I do it is by skipping couple of meals every week.

  8. Thank you for sharing this information with us. Tea is very helpful to our body since they produce anti-oxidants for our body to detoxify the toxins to our body.

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      I’ll give you a hug.

  9. Hi, this article really helpful for me. I am confused for choosing the best weight loss plan what would be the best for everything. But review this article my confusion is clear this is an amazing way to drink tea for weight loss, Thanks.

  10. Not Chinese but as a long term English teacher in China (working at an international school) I can say the green tea thing is a myth. It’s an extremely popular drink here on the mainland…(almost everywhere I go including registering at the PSB, I am offered a green tea drink) but for all that, there are an amazing number of overweight people walking around here.

    Granted by and large they do tend to be smaller than an overweight North American person…but that’s genetics…not the tea.

  11. Keith, I am high as a kite right now and need to come down. Can you recommend a good tasty tea to quench my thirst? Thanks in advance. And this site rocks!!

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