Matcha, “the king of teas” is a high-quality Japanese tea. It was discovered over 800 years ago by Buddhist monks and is used in Japanese tea ceremonies to this day. It is made with the plant’s youngest, most tender leaves.
The food industry is becoming more and more familiar with Matcha – the ideal ingredient to prepare green-tea flavored dishes. A lot of bakeries, chocolate shops, ice cream shops and renowned chefs include green tea flavored desserts among their offerings. They also make Matcha lattes and smoothies.

Photo: Recipe with Matcha Tea

The leaves are ground with artisanal stone grinders in order to produce a very fine, bright green powder.
Today we would like to talk about Matcha tea, because besides loving the amazing pure tea flavor and its culinary use (which is not for everyone), it has numerous benefits for your health and your skin.

Photo: Recipe with Matcha Tea

Matcha has both a stimulating effect from the caffeine and a calming effect, due to the L-theanine. Your body absorbs the tea, along with its amino acids, antioxidants (approximately 5 times more than Goji berries), vitamins A and C, as well as calcium, potassium and iron in much larger quantities than roasted green tea.
Here are two recipes: one to drink and another for a topical skin treatment.

Photo: Recipe with Matcha Tea

– Sugar, honey or agave.
– 1/2 teaspoon of Matcha
– 50 ml boiling water
– 300 ml stirred milk (could be soy, oat or almond if you don’t drink cow’s milk)
Dilute the Matcha powder in hot water, stir well until it dissolves completely and a layer of foam appears. Add hot milk and continue stirring. Sweeten to taste. It’s delicious and a great way to start your day. It’s a perfect substitute for coffee; it contains 5 times as much caffeine.
– 1 tablespoon of Matcha powder
– 2 tablespoons of mineral water
Mix the water and Matcha together to form a consistent paste. Apply to your face for 30 minutes. It will leave your skin feeling incredible!
Here in Spain, Matcha can be found in health food stores and some cafes such as Le Pain Quotidien and even Starbucks. If you want to try green tea sorbet, you can find it at Asian restaurants. In Japan, they even have Matcha flavored chocolate!
Who ever said green tea isn’t a treat?

Back to my beauty blogging ways today with my first organic beauty post of 2016! Let me introduced a product line I fell in love with in the Fall of 2015. Per Purr products are designed for easy daily use with your skin’s health as the goal.
They take raw materials that are 100% pure and of the highest quality to ensure better skin nutrition. They create products that take advantage of the naturally perfect properties of plants and essential oils, combine them with the cold process used to manufacture soaps while ensuring that all the initial oil properties are preserved.
Here are my top 3 products you need to try!

Salts Selection Exfoliant by Per Purr

Salts Selection Exfoliant: the salts are ground into a fine powder, which guarantees delicate and efficient exfoliation, leaving skin super hydrated from the 3 essential oils. Just like an Epsom salt bath, this product will leave your muscle feeling stress free.
Skinny Oil: This highly concentrated oil hydrates and maintains skins hydrolipidic barrier, which in turn helps to prevent the occurrence of stretch marks. If you are lucky enough to pair it with a massage, it helps lymphatic drainage and activates microcirculation.
Calm Soap: This is a warm blanket in a bar! This soap appeals to delicate skin with a base of almond and virgin olive oil. The mix of chamomile, lavender and clary sage essential oils, provide a sense of coziness and warmth.

Fresh Soap, Salts Selection Exfoliant, Skinny Oil and Calm Soap - the best natural skincare

Remember, you are what your skin eats! So why not try an organic option?

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