Herbal Tea Vs Green Tea for Weight Loss


Green Tea Vs Herbal Tea

It might seem obvious at first, that green tea is a form of herb but there is a clear difference between green and herbal tea. While green tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant, Herbal tea is made from dried herbs, spices, flowers, or fruits. Green tea has caffeine, and most herbal teas are caffeine-free and have lower concentrations of antioxidants than green tea. Drinking both these types of teas has been associated with many health benefits; weight loss being one of the prominent ones. 

1. What is Green Tea?

Green tea is made by slightly steaming the Camellia sinesis leaves and bud. However, they don’t undergo the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas. Green tea doesn’t contain any fat, carbohydrates, or protein, and there aren’t any calories either. 
Green tea is one of the most consumed types of tea in India. These days, green tea continues to be sipped in large quantities and is known to have many health benefits. It is one of the potent teas for weight loss and fights excess body fat. Studies have shown significant evidence that green tea helps in decreasing body weight as well body fat. 
Green teas are available in vast varieties but for weight loss, there is not a significant difference between them.

Appearance 

Short, tightly rolled, a mix of dark and bright green leaves 

Aroma 

Lime, Tender Grass

Taste

Healthful & Delicious 


Benefits of
Assam Whole Leaf Green Tea for Weight Loss

This Green Tea is loaded with antioxidants, various plant compounds, and pleasant flavors making it a healthy choice for weight loss.

  • Boost your metabolic rate
  • The procedures that allow the body to transform food and drink into usable energy to run cellular processes are collectively known as metabolism. Green tea has caffeine content and a flavonoid called catechin which is an antioxidant. It is potent for weight loss and helps speed up the body’s metabolism. 

  • Increase fat burning & promotes weight loss
  • Green tea extract can boost fat burning, especially during exercise. A study published in 2010 claims that consumption of green tea stimulates weight loss and weight management.  

    How many cups of green tea should one consume for weight loss?

    Drinking 2-3 cups of green tea daily is more than enough for promoting weight loss. The exact amount of consumption may vary from person to person depending on their natural metabolism rate. 

     

     2. What are Herbal Teas? 

    Herbal tea, less commonly called tisanes or infusions is not a green tea as it is not derived from the Camellia sinesis plan i.e. is used to make green tea. It is an infusion or a blend made from various herbs, spices, roots, flowers, or fruits belonging to edible, non-tea plants. Herbal Teas also contain numerous health benefits including weight loss. Most herbal teas are naturally caffeine-free although there a few exceptions. Those who are sensitive to caffeine or try to limit their caffeine intake often prefer herbal teas over green tea.

    Herbal teas have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years due to their vibrant flavors and physical health benefits. Vast varieties of herbal teas are available each with a unique flavor, aroma, and multiple health benefits. 

    Some Herbal Teas beneficial for Weight Loss include: 

  • Chamomile Tea
  • The name is derived from the Greek word chamaimēlon, which means "ground apple." The beautiful, fragrant roman chamomile herbal tea is made of whole leaves green tea, and chamomile flower. Due to its health benefits, Chamomile tea is one of the most popular herbal teas. It is majorly used for weight loss and in aromatherapy. 

    Chamomile tea is rich in calcium and potassium. Drinking a cup of Chamomile tea before each meal can stimulate gastric juices which help in quicker digestion and promote weight loss. This herbal tea can also help to reduce bloating.  

    Appearance 

    A long, tightly-rolled, mix of dark and bright green leaves with chamomile flowers

    Aroma 

    Strong Chamomile and Fresh Green

    Taste

    Smooth, full-bodied, with a smooth finish



  • Hibiscus Tea
  • Hibiscus tea is an herbal tea made from crimson-colored calyces of the roselle flower. Several studies claim that Hibiscus Tea may promote weight loss and protect against obesity. The Hibiscus plant contains flavonoids that can speed up your metabolism, and promote fat elimination, aiding in natural weight loss. 

    Hibiscus has a subtle flavor and is also rich in antioxidants. It is a great option for those who don’t like to consume green tea. 

    Appearance 

    Dried Petals of Hibiscus

    Aroma 

    Lime, Tender Grass

    Taste

    Sweet with a smooth finish 

     

  • Turkish Tea
  • Turkish tea is the new potential favorite among many tea lovers because of its soothing effect and royal flavor. Turkish tea if consumed regularly may decrease abdominal fat. This means that having this herbal tea can have a stimulatory effect on metabolism that in turn promotes weight loss. So, the next time you’re looking for an exotic tea filled with health benefits, try our Premium Turkish Tea. 

    Appearance 

    Tightly rolled black and brown leaves with dried flowers and herbs

    Aroma 

    Predominantly sweet hints of caramel

    Taste

    Sweet with a smooth finish 


  • Herbal Rose Tea
  • The tradition of drinking rose petals in tea may have started in China. Rose petals are a good source of Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin A & Vitamin E. It is also free of caffeine, sugar, and calories. Rose tea is primarily made up of water. Drinking Rose Tea on a regular basis can significantly contribute to your total water intake as water can aid weight loss by boosting your natural metabolism. 

    Appearance 

    Tightly rolled black leaves with dried rose petals

    Aroma 

    The sweet scent of Rose

    Taste

    Creamy with a smooth finish 


     

  • Zesty Lemongrass Tea 
  • Lemongrass, also called citronella has a fresh, woody aroma and a citrus flavor. This Zesty Lemongrass Tea is made with organic lemongrass. It is often consumed as a detox drink to kickstart your metabolism. If you drink enough of it regularly you’re likely to shed some pounds. 

    Appearance 

    Dried Lemongrass leaves 

    Aroma 

    Fresh Lime

    Taste

    The flavor of lemongrass tea is citrusy and refreshing



  • Herbal Tulsi Tea 
  • Tulsi or Holy basil is known to be one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda. If you are a tea lover, you must definitely not miss the benefits of drinking Tulsi tea. This aromatic herbal tea is packed with multiple health benefits including weight loss. It helps in the detoxification of the body and boosts metabolism. Tulsi also helps to level up digestion naturally and eliminates toxins from your body. 

    Appearance 

    Dried Tulsi Leaves (Krishna Tulsi, Vana Tulsi, and Rama Tulsi)

    Aroma 

    Fresh Basil

    Taste

    The flavor of tulsi is uniquely spiced, resembling a blend of mint, licorice, and clove.



  • Minty Fusion Tea 
  • Minty Fusion Tea is a delicious blend of green tea, peppermint, spearmint, and herbs. The strong scent of peppermint and spearmint are known to suppress cravings. This delightful drink is calorie-free and is filled with caffeine and catechins which help in improving the metabolism of our body. 

    Appearance 

    Green tea leaves with Moroccan mint leaves 

    Aroma 

    Minty

    Taste

    Strong green taste with hints of mint

     

    CONCLUSION:

    Is Green Tea more beneficial or Herbal Tea for Weight Loss?

    Anything consumed in its pure organic form is always beneficial for the body. If you have already tried Green tea you may give Herbal Tea a try. Both kinds of tea are packed with antioxidants and are known to aid in weight loss. Drink 2-3 warm cups of freshly brewed Green tea or Herbal tea to achieve your body goals.

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