Summer sun or cool weather winds can leave lips feeling tender and chapped. Before you reach for the chap-stick, try this all-natural remedy that will condition & heal hurting lips, leaving the skin soft and healthy. The tannin in Green Tea
soothes burned skin while anti-oxidants & poly-phenols combat inflammation and heal irritated lips. Applying tea to chapped lips can actually be more effective than traditional chap-sticks, as chap-sticks often contain harmful or irritating
ingredients like petro-chemicals and substances that can act as allergens. Dampen a soft cloth in a strong brew of green tea (1-2 TBS of loose leaf tea per 6 oz of hot water), allow cloth to cool to a luke-warm or cool temperature before
applying to lips. Hold cloth to lips for 5-10 minutes. If no loose-leaf tea is available, tea bags may be used instead.
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Here is a fix for tired eyes: Place used tea bags in refrigerator to chill- Black, Green, Oolong, and White teas will all work. Squeeze out the chilled bags, lie down, and place over the eyes for about 10 minutes. Caffeine helps to eliminate dark circles and puffiness by shrinking the blood vessels in the skin.
To Make: Mix powdered Matcha and honey in a bowl. Add a few drops of water if the consistency is too sticky for your liking. Apply to face evenly, avoiding the eye area – wait 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
We love Earl Grey tea – in fact, our current tea of the day is Lavender Earl Grey. But who was Earl Grey and why is one of the world’s most beloved teas named after this man? Earl Grey tea, it turns out, was named after the 2nd Earl Grey who was British Prime Minister from 1830-1834. He is celebrated for the abolition of slavery through the Reform Bill of 1832 which was passed during his term. Why does the bergamot-infused black tea carry his namesake? Legend has it that one of Grey’s men rescued the son of a Chinese mandarin from drowning in 1803, and the man then presented the tea blend to the Earl as a symbol of his gratitude. Whether or not this story is true, we’re grateful for the existence of Earl Grey tea. We love it so much that we serve traditional Black Earl Grey, as well as Lavender Earl Grey, Green Earl Grey, and White Earl Grey!
Matcha is a Japanese ceremonial powdered green tea. Matcha has special significance in Japan and is traditionally sipped from a traditional bowl and prepared in a Tea Ceremony called Chanoyu. This tea has a unique, creamy, sweet and rich oceanic taste. Matcha is also one of the only types of teas where you ingest the leaf, thus providing larger health benefits than most other teas, like additional vitamin C and protein. Scroll below to find out how to prepare.
We have been brewing up this concoction all week and serving samples in the tea-house!
Jasmine Pearls is a Chinese green tea infused with heat and jasmine blossoms, then hand rolled into small pearls. Pitta is an Ayurvedic herbal tea, made with rose petals, hibiscus, chamomile, and peppermint. It is a soothing, calming tea and has a sweet, floral flavor. These two teas blended together have a wonderfully fragrant aroma and a delicious flavor with a variety of floral notes.