For those who are slowly trying to move away from their caffeine addiction, tea provides a great and healthy substitute. Renowned TWG Tea blenders have created an impressive collection of fifteen Yin Zhen white tea blends. Yin Zhen, or ‘silver needles’, is world’s rarest and most fragile variety of white tea, made from a melange of fruits, flowers and spices. What’s more is that white tea is completely unprocessed and thus contains the highest level of polyphenols and other antioxidants. It is known to cool the body and stimulate the immune system. The following is a list of benefits to be obtained from white tea.
To Alleviate Sunburn
To alleviate the discomfort of sunburn, soak in a cool bath mixed with six to eight liters of a strong tea infusion, for example 1837 Black Tea. The tea, which contains vitamins A and B, and Zinc, will naturally aid the regeneration of skin cells.
For a Safe Tanned Hue
If you are looking for a tan but unable to face the heat, consider replacing your tanning products with a homemade tea recipe. Brew a strong cup of red or black tea – such as Red of Arabia Tea and Good Hope Tea. Apply the infusion to your skin with a cotton swab and allow it to dry before rinsing under a lukewarm shower. You can continually use this recipe to maintain a healthy glow all year round, without suffering the damaging effects of the sun.
To Condition and Brighten Locks
If you’re looking to naturally boost your color or give your hair some extra summer shine, try one of the greatest tricks in the book by coating your locks with tea. Prepare a generous infusion of golden chamomile (for blondes), bright rooibos (for redheads), or deep black tea (for brunettes) and apply to clean, freshly-washed hair for ten minutes before rinsing. This will condition your hair to make it more manageable, and seal in moisture for a glossy finish. The tea pigments give a more natural finish to color, and with the addition of a spoonful of fresh lemon juice, can instantly lift natural highlights and brighten blonde hair.
To Revitalize Tired Eyes
To overcome dark circles and puffy eyes, place two cool, pre-infused teabags on your eyes for a few minutes. The natural tannins and vitamins in the tea will decongest, stimulate, smooth and revitalize the contours of the eye while also alleviating dark circles to leave your eyes fresh and rejuvenated.
Green tea has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties when applied to the skin. To create a refreshing and detoxifying facial toner, infuse a very strong cup of green tea and add a spoonful of fresh lemon juice. Pour into a spray bottle, shake before using and apply to the skin as a toner with a cotton swab.
To reduce stress
The comfort of sitting back with a warm cup of tea may seem obvious, but it has also been scientifically proven to substantially reduce the harmful effects of stress. Tea’s natural properties help to lower the level of stress hormones in the body, giving a sense of peace and tranquillity to the mind and fewer worry lines on the face!
TWG Tea Salon and Boutique, The Dubai Mall. Tel. +971 43253857.