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Camellia sinensis, the tea plant, is a small, evergreen shrub with elliptic leaves and white flowers. Different teas are obtained from its leaves, and they are also harvested for essential oil.
Green tea is made from the freshly plucked leaves, which are first blasted with steam and roasted, then dried or ground to a powder.
Tea contains polyphenols, which are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic.
In cosmetics, green tea powder is used as a preservative because of its antibacterial properties. As green tea is not fermented, it retains its beneficial properties.
According to legend, tea was first cultivated in China and first used during the reign of Emperor Shen Nung (around 2737BC). The tea plant made its way to Japan in about AD800, first regarded as a purely medicinal herb, and eventually becoming a popular beverage.
Though China remained the bulk supplier of tea into the twentieth century, tea is produced commercially in over thirty countries, India being the chief exporter. The British Isles are the largest importers of tea and green tea is gaining in popularity with the boom of healthy drinks for dieters.
Green tea is an astringent, used internally to stimulate the nervous system and for its antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Green tea contains polyphenols and the enzyme superoxide dismutase. These have powerful antioxidant properties and, as such, they can combat the dangerous impact of free radicals.
Powdered green tea has a beautifully soft texture, which is perfect for use in a face mask.
Powdered green tea adds to the smooth feel of our The Sacred Truth fresh face mask as it is applied to the skin. It is important that the texture of the mask does not pull or stretch the skin. As it sets on the face, its antioxidant action begins to work and cleanses thoroughly.