Brilliant tea hacks for a healthier, younger, and more radiant you
If you thought your cup of tea was only capable of cleansing your palate and filling your body with a ton of antioxidants, think again. In actual fact, the possiblities are endless with the right kind of tea.
For starters, did you know that you could turn tea leaves into a sunburn and lip treatment? Neither did we, so here's a revelationary lesson as told by the maestros at TWG Tea. We suggest taking notes — this could be life-changing.
TEA CAN HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER
Forget what you knew about tea and caffeine, the same rules don't apply to white tea. In fact, it is known to have the highest concentration of polyphenols and antioxidants, which relaxes and calms the body just before bedtime.
TWG recommends: Grand Golden Yin Zhen with 24ct gold
Handpicked from the tip of the tea bush and sundried, this white tea keeps the buttery notes of the sweet honeycomb flavour intact.
TEA CAN ALLEVIATE SUNBURN
If you have suffered from a nasty sunburn, try soaking yourself in a cool bath mixed with six to eight litres of a strong tea infusion. It helps with the regeneration of skin cells as tea contains zinc and vitamins A and B.
TWG Tea recommends: 1837 Black Tea
A unique blend of black tea sparking notes of fruits and flowers, leaving a lingering aftertaste of ripe berries, anise and caramel.
TEA CAN BRIGHTEN YOUR EYES
Say goodbye to weary eyes by placing two chilled, pre-infused teabags on your eyes for a few minutes. The natural tannins and vitamins in the tea will stimulate the contours of the eyes and revitalise the skin, leaving them fresh and brightened.
TWG Tea recommends: Imperial Oolong Tea
A well-balanced and semi-fermented tea embodying a sweet and fruity taste.
TEA CAN SOOTHE CHAPPED LIPS
Place a chilled, pre-infused teabag to your lips whenever they need some TLC. This promotes cell renewal and protects the lips from the drying effects of the cold or wind. Do proceed with a coat of natural lip balm for extra protection.
TWG Tea recommends: Alexandria Tea
A green tea subtly scented with rare mint and Mediterranean corn flowers.
TEA CAN REJUVENATE YOUR SKIN
Yes, you can create your very own detoxifying facial toner. Simply infuse a cup of yellow tea with a spoon of fresh lemon juice. Then pour it into a spray bottle, shake well and spply to the skin with a cotton swab.
TWG recommends: Yellow Gold Tea Buds
Lavished in 24k gold and boasts a fine aroma, paired with a soft sweet taste. This tea comprises of antioxidant properties that revitalises and rejuventates the skin.
TEA CAN STRENGTHEN TEETH AND NAILS
Yet another reason to love tea — it prevents the onset of dental decay while its tannins actually sweeten your breath. For a fresh-tasting mouthwash, choose a mint green tea. You can also strengthen your nails by soaking them in warm tea for several minutes.
TWG Tea recommends: Moroccan Mint Tea
A fine green tea blended with suave and strong Sahara mint.
TEA CAN MAINTAIN YOUR BLEACHED HAIR
You could save a trip to the salon and brighten up your tips from home. To brighten blond hair, prepare a generous infusion of chamomile with a spoon of fresh lemon juice. Then apply the mixture to clean, dry hair. Expose your hair to the sun for a few hours to attain a natural golden finish.
TWG Tea recommends: Chamomile
These chamomile flowers boast a soothing, rich, and honeyed aroma.
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