a tiny history of tea
There are many different varieties of tea, but they generally fall into categories based on their level of oxidation. White tea is made from the buds of the tea plant and harvested early in the season. It contains just a small amount of caffeine while possessing high levels of antioxidants which defend against damaging free radicals to combat aging. Green tea is slightly more oxidized, and is plentiful in catechins and polyphenols. It is especially soothing to the skin. Black tea is a fermented variety of tea derived from the same Camellia sinensis plant that produces green tea. Black tea ferment is an antioxidant which helps to defend against free radicals while softening and brightening the skin. Tea plays an important role in both our Rice & Bamboo Facial Scrub, and our Black Tea & Licorice Root Brightening Cleanser.