Green tea is rich in the polyphenol epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG), which may lower heart disease and cancer risk.
Green tea may boost thermogenesis and fat burning.
White tea, excluding herbal teas, contains the least caffeine but more polyphenols, especially catechins.
White tea uses just the tea leaf's young leaves or growth buds. White tea, like green tea, has not been fermented or oxidized.
Oolong tea has fewer weight-maintenance studies than green tea. Churnetski thinks these research demonstrate benefits.
In a six-week trial of 102 obese and overweight people, most lost weight by drinking oolong tea everyday.
Black tea leaves are wilted, bruised, rolled, and thoroughly oxidized. Black tea contains caffeine, which naturally boosts metabolism.
Black tea was tested on 111 people's body composition. Black tea reduced waist circumference and weight increase over three months.
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