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Fu Brick (Heicha) Tea Helps Lose Weight? Yes, Here's Why and How!


A healthy weight is a sign of good health.

Losing weight can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, alleviate joint pressure, and improve breathing.

More importantly, it boosts confidence and reduces anxiety and depression, helping us become better versions of ourselves.

Drinking tea is an excellent natural method for weight management. High-quality Chinese teas are composed of pure plants without any additives. Compounds such as tea polyphenols occur naturally rather than synthetic, making them gentler and safer for consumption.

Tea ingredients can gradually and mildly boost metabolism without shocking the body. Compared to some weight loss drugs or extreme diets, moderate tea drinking usually doesn't cause serious side effects like malnutrition or hormonal imbalances. 

It hydrates the body and offers potential weight loss benefits—two benefits in one. Drinking tea is a simple, convenient habit that's easy to maintain without complicated procedures or environments.

💡 Did you know

Using weight loss drugs may cause constipation, upset stomach, bloating, and diarrhea.

Fu Brick tea has been a popular and beneficial drink for over 600 years. Many people have found it to be a healthy and effective natural beverage.

Can Fu Brick Tea (Heicha) helps with weight loss?

Absolutely, yes!

Fu Brick Tea can help with weight loss and has a history of regulating blood sugar and lipid levels.

Fu Brick Tea started in Jingyang, Shaanxi Province in 1368 AD. It has been a crucial export to western China and Central Asian countries for a long time.

The ethnic groups there consume meat and milk rich in cholesterol and fat and rarely eat fresh vegetables and fruits.

Compared to inland China, the incidence of high cholesterol is lower among those who regularly consume Fu Brick Tea.

Fu Brick Tea is popular in Central and Western Asia for its mellow taste and health benefits. People in Mongolia, Xinjiang, Tibet, and Central Asian countries enjoy Mongolian milk tea made by boiling Fu Brick Tea and adding milk, cream, and edible salt.

😍 We are experts in Fu Brick Tea and sell high-quality Fu Tea produced in the origin of Fu Brick Tea. We have written a blog introducing the origin and development of Fu Brick Tea. If you are interested, you can click to view it: Origin of Golden Flower Fu Tea

Why can Fu Brick (Heicha) Tea help with losing weight better?

Six types of tea

Tea is a popular drink that is enjoyed worldwide. It is classified into six main types based on how much the flavanol compounds have been oxidized: green tea (completely unfermented), white tea (slightly fermented), yellow tea (partly fermented), oolong tea (semi-fermented), black tea (fully fermented), and dark tea (re-fermented or post-fermented).

Fu Brick Tea is a type of dark tea that goes through two fermentations: pile fermentation and "flowering" fermentation. It has a unique flavor, with a milder taste, less irritation, and a richer flavor compared to other teas. This is because it contains a large amount of substances.

The reasons why Fu Brick (Heicha) Tea is better at helping with weight loss

The fermentation process of Fu Brick Tea involves two stages and triggers complex biological reactions in the original tea leaves. 

During this process, Eurotium cristatum, a dominant strain, decomposes macromolecules such as starch, amino acids, and cellulose in the tea leaves. This produces new compounds that reduce the tea's original pungent and astringent taste, resulting in a brighter and redder tea infusion. 

Additionally, this transformation enhances the polysaccharides in Fu Brick Tea, which can help regulate blood sugar and lipid levels, increase insulin sensitivity, and reduce fat synthesis. This makes Fu Brick Tea more effective than other tea types in combating obesity and lowering blood sugar, which is why Fu Brick Tea helps lose weight

A cup of Fu Brick Tea on the ancient city wall of Xi

💡When Eurotium cristatum reproduces on a large scale, it creates golden bacterial flowers in the tea brick. In China, Fu Brick Tea is also known as Golden Flower Fu Brick Tea.

This is another blog that gives details of Fu Brick Tea.

How to Brew Fu Brick Tea to lose weight?

1. Control the consumption amount

  • You need to drink 1,000 - 1,500 milliliters of Fu Brick Tea daily. Use a teapot or teacup with a 500 milliliter capacity and drink 2 - 3 times a day.

2. Choose the right time

  • Drink it half an hour to one hour after a meal, which is helpful for digestion and reduces fat absorption. Avoid drinking it within 2 hours before going to bed to avoid affecting sleep.

3. Choose the appropriate brewing temperature

  • Brew the tea with boiling water at 100°C to bring out the full aroma and flavor of the tea and release active ingredients.

4. Determine the amount of tea leaves

  • Use 5 to 8 grams of Fu Brick Tea for every 500 milliliters of water. Adjust the amount based on your taste and the tea leaves' quality.

5. Choose the appropriate tea brewing utensils

  • For the best tea experience, consider using a gaiwan or purple clay teapot to preserve the temperature and aroma of the tea leaves.

6. Insist on long-term drinking

  • For effective weight loss, it's important to be patient and persistent. Drink it continuously for at least 2-3 months to start seeing gradual results.

💡How to select Fu Brick Tea? How to prepare Fu Brick Tea?? We have provided 4 Selection Tips and 5 Brewing Methods. 

Author: Cary Woo

Author: Cary Woo

Cary Woo has worked in the tea industry for over 10 years, running a tea house for more than 6 years and serving thousands of tea enthusiasts yearly. He is passionate about various types of Chinese tea and operates Orientaleaf. Cary follows Orientaleaf's business philosophy: "We only sell tea that we have personally enjoyed and believe to be of high quality." He aims to share the beauty of Chinese tea with tea enthusiasts worldwide in a simple way.

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