Le thé Matcha, notre allié rentrée !
Well, the holidays are over and back to school is coming soon, so it's high time to recharge your batteries and prepare to fight against the cold which will arrive much sooner than we would like! For this, BeautyMix wants to share with you one of its anti fatigue secrets while providing our body and our skin with the best care… Our secret? Matcha tea!
Matcha is a dark green tea ground into a powder. What differentiates it from other teas, is in particular its mode of production. Indeed in order to harvest the best tea, the plants of the latter are covered with a canvas one month before its harvest which allows the plants to produce many amino acids.
Matcha is THE tea of the moment! Long kept secret, Matcha tea was mainly used by the Chinese Emperor and then by Buddhist monks who used it as a remedy to fight fatigue during their long meditation sessions. It was also known to extend life expectancy. Since that time, Buddhist Monks have developed what today we call the “tea ceremony”. Today, Matcha is engraved in Japanese culture.
Matcha tea is customarily used during the tea ceremony, so as a drink. In order to obtain all the benefits, it is recommended to follow the tea ceremony:
- Boil your water at 80 ° c
- In your bowl (or your mug for lack of bowl) add 1g of Matcha tea powder
- Pour 80ml of water
- Beat the matcha using the traditional bamboo whisk
The tea is drunk sparkling. Good tasting !
But, Matcha tea has more than one string to its bow !! This tea with multiple virtues (antioxidant, energizer, improves immune defenses…) is also widely used in cooking… On the menu? Cookies, cakes, marbles, pancakes, ice creams, energy balls… and so on !! We also do not miss the matcha latte (ultra comforting under a plaid in winter).
And finally, last use and not the least… Matcha tea is also used in COS-MÉ-TIQUE! We especially love it because it helps us fight against redness, against the signs of aging of the skin, it also helps regulate sebum and fight acne !!
We deliver here an ultra simple little mask recipe to try at home!
You need :
- 1 teaspoon of matcha tea
- 1/2 teaspoon of organic honey
Mix the two ingredients together. If the consistency is too solid, you can add a few drops of water to the mixture. Apply the mask 10 to 15 minutes on your face. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Here you are with soft and radiant skin !!
Do not hesitate to share your recipes with us !!
See you soon !
La Team BeautyMix !