Tea brought to Europe by trading companies from India. The first batch appeared in Rotterdam in 1610, and in England 60 years later. Thomas Lipton was an English pioneer in the tea trade in the second half of the 19th century. He bought land for tea plantations in Ceylon, began to grow and sell it. At the time, regular tea was an elite drink for nobility and aristocrats. In view of this situation Lipton reduced the price so much that tea became available even to the poor.
The healing properties of tea
Modern medicine confirms the healing properties of tea. Thanks to ingredients such as tannins, thein, pectin and essential oils, it helps almost everything. Tea prevents stomach ulcers, atherosclerosis, heart disease, strokes and even cancer, for example. It can be useful to people suffering from joint pain and rheumatism.
Tea in cosmetology
perfect antidote for irritated skin is a strong infusion of green tea. It not only accelerates healing, but also nourishes, protects, as well as help reduce redness, and smooth the complexion. How to cook? Simply brew 2 teaspoons green tea with jasmine in 200ml water, then cool the infusion to room temperature and moisten them a small towel. Put it on your face for 5 minutes. Green tea has amazing therapeutic properties, even more than that, it has a bactericidal effect — perfectly cleanses the skin, particularly sensitive — prone to allergies.
The brewed tea leaves are also ideal as a mask and help oily and swollen skin with extended pores well. The leaves need to be drained thoroughly and then applied to the face for 20 minutes. This procedure will also very effectively delay the aging of the skin.
Tea rinse — shiny hair
Tea infusion is also a recipe for healthy and beautiful hair. The rinse will add matte shine and refresh the color of brunette strands (blondes won’t suit). It is best to cook an infusion of 4 tablespoons of black tea, which we pour 250ml of boiling water and leave to cool. Then pour it through a sitechko, rinse wet, just-washed hair with the resulting liquid. Leave tea on your hair for a few minutes to soak it up. The next step is to rinse your hair with warm water.
Few people know that ground green tea leaves combined with honey, coffee, olive oil and brown sugar are perfect as a body scrub. This remedy not only removes dead skin, but also eliminates antioxidants and relieves irritation. He’s a great “player” in fighting cellulite.