Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has made waves in the West. It’s been said to be the secret to many Chinese people’s longevity.

TCM remedies often include brewed exotic herbs that makes a nutritious tea drink and many people have been happy with the results they get while drinking it.

Even if you don’t believe in the success of TCM teas, at the very least it is much healthier for your body than sweet cafe tea. Here is why.

Clean brewed teas can promote mindfulness, hydration and healthy weight loss in a way that sugary drinks can’t. And real TCM tea offers flavor, variety and antioxidants that stimulate your brain, body and metabolism, rather than diabetes and obesity. 

However, it can be difficult to find premade TCM mixtures online. Some of these ingredients can only be found in an herb shop. Thankfully, many acupuncture shops sell herbs or know an herb shop you can visit.An herb seller and potential buyer stand in a well stocked Chinese herb shop.

Sometimes herb shops have premade tea pills that you can drink with warm water. Some people prefer to not taste the flavor of whole tea. However, the most effective way to take TCM is in its original tea form. 

Here are seven potent TCM teas to try recommended for weight loss. Each has their own specialty. You should ask a TCM practitioner which is most effective for you.



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Sadezia Ulcena
Black, American, Caribbean, Country, and City Girl. I'm a global citizen and I want to bridge an understanding of Chinese culture with my own.