As the temperature cools down, nothing is more satisfying than a steaming mug of tea. From providing a beauty boost to bringing a sense of calm after a hectic day, here are the best tea-inspired products hitting store shelves.
Tea has the power to make you feel good both inside and out. Aside from enjoying a steaming mug (or three!) ''on the daily'', you can also get a dose of the good stuff by applying tea-infused beauty products to your skin. Look for products formulated with green tea and matcha, a finely ground powder of specially harvested green tea leaves. After drinking up the beauty-boosting benefits of your tea-tastic lotions and creams, your skin will be left feeling soft, hydrated and soothed.
Steep ’n’ Sip
Steep ’n’ Sip
Loose-leaf teas tend to pack a flavourful punch, so invest in quality brewing extras (like a french press and strainer) to get the most out of every cup. Thankfully, from sleek steepers and decorative teapots to stunning cups and travel mugs, countless brands now specialize in accessories that combine fashion and function, turning tea-drinking into a true art form.
Earl grey and orange pekoe will always be classic picks, but with so many delicious and nutrient-packed teas to choose from, why not expand your horizons and treat your palate to flavourful new brew? If you’re looking for a caffeine kick, choose a black, green, chai, white or oolong tea. For a tea that’s equally warming but caffeine-free, go the herbal or rooibos route. Just be sure to store your teas in an airtight container and in a cool, dark place to preserve their freshness. With proper care, most teas typically keep for two to three years — provided you don’t polish them off first!