23 January 2015

Rituals Jasmine Delight • Green Tea

You may be thinking that it is slightly strange that I am writing about 'tea' on my beauty blog but this product from one of my favourite brands Rituals is so good I had to tell you about it because in fact there are many beauty benefits to drinking green tea, so read on to find out what they are!

Being away recently in London I went into a Rituals store just for a 'browse' and to no surprise, I came out with a bag full of goodies. Oooops I did it again, but to be fair there was a sale on. I love Rituals products and if you have ever visited one of their stores you shall know how they feel like a spa and all the luxurious products have you planning a full on pamper session, so before you know it you have a basket full of items. The very lovely sales assistant offered me some Jasmine Tea to drink whilst I browsed and being the tea lover that I am I instantly felt refreshed after what had been a long day by this point. I was sold thus adding a box to my basket - oh how these marketing schemes really do work.

The Rituals Green Tea (their Bestseller) - 100% natural, purifies the body and keeps the mind sharp, naturally high in antioxidants, whole leaf tea in an easy to use teabag form. The jasmine flavour adds a more delicate taste to the tea.
Rituals Green Jasmine Tea
Rituals Green Jasmine Tea
Rituals Green Jasmine Tea
Rituals Green Jasmine Tea
Rituals Green Jasmine Tea
Rituals Green Jasmine Tea
Rituals Green Jasmine Tea
Is this not the most beautifully packaged tea you have ever seen? The 20 pyramid tea bags are encased in this stunning Chinese printed gold box, which makes opening the tea an experience all in itself! The tea is very light and tastes really clean and fresh and not at all bitter. If you are not a fan of plain green tea then try a Jasmine or Mint one as it really helps to gently flavour the tea for a much nicer taste. I love this Jasmine flavour as I find it really helps to refresh you and mint is great for digestion.

How to make - Boil fresh water (around 80'C to stop the tea turning bitter) and pour into cup then leave the teabag to infuse for about 2 mins then drink!

Rituals Green Jasmine Tea
Rituals Green Jasmine Tea
Rituals Green Jasmine Tea
We all know drinking green tea is good for us which is the main reason why so many of us drink it but it has some amazing beauty benefits too! This is why beauty companies like Elizabeth Arden, Estee Lauder, L'occitane (to name a few) use green tea in their skincare formulations as its such an easily sourced, ancient old ingredient. On average you should drink between 3-5 cups a day to fully benefit - difficult I know but worth it if you can!

Green tea helps to clear acne prone skins by flushing though toxins in the body which shall help to achieve a much clearer complexion.

Green tea contains a great deal of naturally derived antioxidants which are effective against fighting free radicals that contribute to premature ageing. It also helps with our skin renewal process which again helps with the ageing process. Did you know its 8x more powerful than Vit C!

Green tea has been found to be very effective in safeguarding the skin against sunburn and combating skin cancer by blocking the harmful enzyme that causes it.

A Mini Eye Treatment - Chill a cup of green tea in the fridge and dip 2 cotton pads in the cool tea (or use the tea bags themselves) and place them on your eyelids and relax for 10-15 minutes. Your eyes should be less tired and puffy looking thanks to its vitamin K which is proven to help lots.

Green tea has a natural antibiotic effect which kills bacteria in the mouth which eliminates bad breath - unlike coffee. This means you shall have better trips to the dentist too!

Yes it really does! It helps to speed up the metabolism which burns calories faster and helps to break down dietary fats resulting in less fat being absorbed into the body thus you gain less weight! Green Tea does contain caffeine (decaf is available) but only a small amount compared to that of coffee, so swapping coffee for green tea is no problem as it shall still give you that energy boost that you may need. One thing to remember is that you will visit the toilet more often than usual because all those toxins are being flushed out of your body!

At only £4.50 a box here this is a really cheap and easy way to start the new year in a  beautiful way! There are also many other brands of green tea out there as we are spoilt for choice nowadays with lots of flavour combinations. I am already stalking the other Rituals tea selections along with the matching tea tins and cups; think I have tea issues.

Are you a green tea lover?

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