For centuries, the benefits and healing properties of tea have been used by various cultures, from Buddhist monasteries to English living rooms. It is an antidote for anything stress-related and it enables friends to share their news over a simple cup of tea. It can be seen as a cure for the mind, body and soul, as it helps you relax, it makes you healthier and it certainly makes you happier.
First used as a medicinal drink by the Chinese, today tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water. Its health benefits were recognised 5000 years ago, when it was used as a treatment for infectious diseases and as an aid to the digestive and nervous systems. As scientific research continued, more facts accumulated showing that regular tea consumption lowered one’s chances of suffering from cardio vascular disease as well as cancer.
The obvious advantage of tea lies in the fact that it does not contain any additives, flavourings or preservatives: it is an entirely natural product. Many studies show that tea leaves contain a high amount of polyphenols, or anti-oxidants and these work hard to neutralise free radicals, which are linked to the ageing process. Green tea contains a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, iron, potassium and fluoride.
Acquizhen’s White tea, grown in the mountains of South China, contains more anti-oxidants than green or black tea; partly because it undergoes less processing: it is simply dried after being harvested. Apart from neutralising free radicals effectively, it has moisturising and protective properties. Replenishing Day Cream, Gentle Exfoliating Mask, Eye & Delicate Skin Serum, Nurturing Night Cream and Freshening Cleanser all contain extract of White tea. Now available online, at www.acquizhen.co.za, Acquizhen combines accurate and advanced science with the best of nature to create effective, certified organic and sustainable products.
Together with your soothing cup of tea, make your beauty routine into a daily ritual, using natural, organic products that will enhance your skin, improve your health and ultimately benefit our planet