And you thought that this was just a skincare blog! Occasionally I will be reviewing my favorite teas and coffees. After all, tea can have amazing benefits for the skin.
Teas, including green, black and red, have been used to improve the overall health and appearance of skin and hair for centuries. Rich in antioxidants and anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, tea is one of the most powerful grocery store staples that can be used internally, as well as topically.
Boricha, barley tea, is a staple in most Korean households. A holy grail said to cure anything from stomach pains to toothaches, this nutty brew is high in vitamin C and beta-carotene which can improve your skin’s elasticity.
Earl Grey, which I am discussing today, is full of antioxidants. Those amazing antioxidants help keep your skin healthy and hydrated while fighting against free radical damage, plus Earl Grey is packed with Vitamins B1, B2, E and H to help keep your skin feeling soft, plump and smooth.
☕️Williamson Earl Grey Tea Product Information☕️
A fresh and bright Kenyan black tea blended with the finest oil from Mediterranean bergamot oranges is an ideal tea for relaxing & unwinding after a busy day. Zesty and aromatic, this Earl Grey blend is bursting with an uplifting aroma.This fragrant tea lingers in the mouth with the subtle aroma of Mediterranean Bergamot oranges & the delicate taste of Williamson’s Kaimosi farm as the smell of rain hits the tea bushes in the afternoon, combing to produce our iconic Earl Grey. Williamson is an ethical company with their own foundation to ensure that their people work & live in good conditions, earn a decent living wage, & to ensure that their land is managed so that future generations can enjoy the benefits of fertile soils & ancient wild forests. This tea is Rainforest Alliance & Fair Trade certified.
☕️ Brewing instructions☕️
Add boiling water & brew for about 3 minutes. I usually let mine go about 5 minutes to make sure I squeeze out every last ounce of Early goodness Earl Grey appears to be a fairly forgiving tea & you don’t have to be super careful about water temperature & brewing times like some tea.
Earl Grey is my default tea. I probably have it at least 7 times per week. It is soothing to me & reminds me of my trip with my mom to Ireland 🇮🇪. One sip of this delicious, fragrant tea & I’m back in Killarney. This tea in Kenyan in origin & is grown on Williamson’s own farms. I first experienced this tea when my mom gave it to me as a gift. It quickly became my favorite with the exception of Lyons Earl Grey, which has become increasingly difficult to find. This tea is packaged in a gorgeous shiny, silver box with purple writing. Inside, the tea sachets are enclosed in a foil bag to preserve the flavor. Once I open the bag, I placed the tea sachets in a ziplock bag. Traditionally, Earl Grey is made from a blend of Indian & Ceylon (Sri Lankan) teas. Bergamot oil is then added to give it it’s citrusy notes. But any kind of black tea with added bergamot oil can be called Earl Grey. I drink my Earl Grey with a dash of cream 🥛 & a little Splenda. It’s very comforting that way. This tea has a bright citrusy finish. I’d describe it as a medium strength tea, not light, but not strong. It is nicely balanced & full flavored. It is delicious & I recommend it if you like Earl Grey tea. This tea is available on Amazon for $8.48 for 50 tea bags. I buy it by the case 😂.
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