♡ History & Green Tea ♡10:55 PM
Sorry I've been so negligent of my blog!! I know I haven't posted in a while, but I promise I've got some things planned and I haven't forgotten you all (in fact, I'm always thinking of you ;3). I've been really busy keeping up with my studies and learning all about the Civil Service Examinations in Imperial China ;]
|Lupicia's "Paradise Green" - Smells like sweet floral heaven |
for those of you who don't like bitter tastes
✿ Speeds up metabolism - Keeps weight in check.
✿ Reduces levels of bad cholesterol.
✿ Antioxidant filled - Helps keep skin youthful & vibrant.
✿ Reduces blood pressure.
✿ Anti-bacterial - Good for when you're feeling sick.
There are definitely so many more benefits, and I just can't list them all!! Green tea is known for being a good moisturizer for hot weather (so you can keep some in a travel-sized spray bottle and spritz it on yourself throughout the day) and can be applied topically for rejuvenation of skin.
I really love the tea in its most natural form and buy the unsweetened tea leaves. If you don't like the somewhat bitter taste, there are sweetened versions as well as other variations of green-tea & other-tea-leaf mixes that you can purchase (genmaicha [玄米茶] or caomicha [糙米茶] is one of my favorites - brown rice x green tea). Different brands also have different green tea tastes. But don't get tricked into getting the green tea flavored drink mixes that are filled with sugar and other unhealthy things!
It's a great way to start your day and a great companion with your meals. Have it hot or cold, however you prefer :3
Love, Cindy ⭐︎☽