Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Benefits Of Tea: There Is More To It Than Just A Cup

Soothing, Calming (Acne Zapping!) Tea

The next time you're feeling anxious, fix yourself a cup of tea. But don't rush to finish it. Sit down and savour its warmth. Notice its rich, beautiful colour. Then deeply inhale its wonderful aroma. Take a sip. Ahh… heaven. Oh, but you didn't throw away that tea bag did you?

Pep Up Your Peepers

Tea - in a bag, loose leaf or steeped in warm water - can do wonders. For starters, it'll brighten up your eyes and refresh your skin, making you look as if you got 8 hours of sleep (instead of the actual four). So the next time you've got panda eyes - from lack of sleep or from staring at the computer for too long - set a timer for fifteen minutes, lie down and place a wet tea bag over each eye. You'll wake up feeling fresh and sparkly-eyed. 

Freshen Your Tootsies

But don't stop at just your eyes. Tea's refreshing (your peepers should be able to attest to that by now) so is it any surprise that it can also soothe tired feet? To do that, steep half a cup of tea leaves in three litres of water for at least ten minutes. Strain and let cool (if you're not going to use the brew immediately, pop it in the fridge and it'll keep for up to a week).

Make a refreshing foot bath by pouring enough tea into a basin to cover both your feet until above the ankles. Add a few ice cubes and soak for fifteen minutes.
A fabulous bonus: tea has anti-fungal properties for truly fresh tootsies. 

Tea's also great for keeping your skin blemish-free.

The next time you get a pimple, dab a wet tea bag against the red spot and let it dry - the tea will reduce the swelling and redness. Got a lot of acne? Try making your own acne-zapping face mask. Start by steeping two green tea bags in 6 oz. of hot water for 5 minutes.

Then add the tea, a tablespoon at a time, into a cup of aloe vera gel (you can buy this at the pharmacy) until the mixture's consistency is less thick than the aloe vera gel but not too runny. Apply to your face every morning and night, leaving it to dry before putting on your moisturiser and makeup. Your skin should clear up in 3-4 weeks.

We offer a range of teas and other "Down To Earth" products.  Please visit us at our spa at:
3-10, One Avenue, Jalan Masjid, Kayu Ara (in the vicinity of Bandar Utama) or call us at 019-2677553.