If you're trying to lose weight, or just maintain a healthy weight, you should consider adding Chinese Bojenmi tea to your diet. Bojenmi is Chinese for "slim and beautiful," and the people of China have used this tea for decades to help them feel that way. Bojenmi tea improves digestion, making you feel better and perhaps helping you lose weight as well.
Bojenmi tea has been used in China to promote weight loss since the 1980s. The Chinese name for the product is Baojianmei Jianfei Cha, which means "maintain health and nice appearance, reduce fleshiness tea." The tea is based on an ancient herbal concoction called Baohe Wan, which means "maintain harmony." The formula for Baohe Wan was first recorded in A.D. 1481.
Bojenmi tea is made with tea leaves from the Fujian Province of China. These leaves are 50 percent of the product. The rest is an extract of other herbs, which is sprayed on the tea leaves. These herbs include crataegus, malt, pharbitis, pogostemon, hoelen, citrus, alisma, cassia, phaseolus, shen-chu and raphanus. Each herb was chosen for the role it plays in digestion or cleansing the body.
Bojenmi tea promotes weight loss by increasing digestion and moving foods through the body. It has somewhat of a laxative effect, so it can help ease constipation. The tea leaves in the product help reduce blood lipids, and the herbs used stimulate digestion, reduce water retention and increase bowel function.
If you drink Bojenmi tea in place of regular black tea or coffee, you get the benefit of a soothing, hot drink without any caffeine.
You can buy Bojenmi tea either loose or in tea bags. In either case, you prepare it by steeping the leaves in boiling water for three or four minutes. If you're using it for weight loss, the recommended dosage is 3 to 6 grams (one or two tea bags) three times a day. You can add a small amount of sugar or sweetener if the taste is too bitter for you. Most people report the tea has a mild taste, almost like black tea, with a bit of spiciness.
Egret River Brand, the manufacturers of Bojenmi tea, claim that drinking the tea causes weight loss whether or not you make any additional dietary changes, but if you're serious about losing weight, you should always take your overall diet into account. Eating smart portions of healthy foods increases any benefit you get from Bojenmi tea.
You should not take Bojenmi tea if you are prone to diarrhea, because of the laxative effect.