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Can tea be used in skin care products?

I seem most at peace when I’m sleeping, drinking tea or making something with my hands. The latter seems to allow me to think more creatively and imaginatively about everything and anything.  In any case, this past weekend was about making things with tea and in particular green tea and matcha.  Of course, there is the usual baking with matcha a few recipes of which can be found in a previous post on Can you cook with matcha? This weekend, while I did make some matcha cupcakes, [1], I wanted to see if I could make some skin care products with matcha and/or green tea.  I only started making skin care products last year: scrubs, body butters, melt and pour...

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Snail mail

Has the art of sending letters and greeting cards by post died?  I’m not sure.  When I was younger I remember days like Valentine’s Day, the Christmas season and birthdays being a big time for receiving greeting cards.  It was like waiting for the end of the season to count how many I got; displaying Christmas cards or birthday cards all over my rooms.  It was a source of pride almost.  As I got older, there were fewer cards but more meaningful ones.  At Valentine’s Day it was getting a card/note or something special from someone special and also finding the right card and gift for someone special, with the hope that it was just two people exchanging cards and...

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India

India has the largest tea producing region in the world in Assam; it produced the champagne of teas in Darjeeling and offers to much to tea around the world.  Black teas are primarily produced in India which are mainly used in tea blend through out the world.  There are also some green, oolong and white teas produces.

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Regions of the World of Tea - Sri Lanka

In this most recent instalment of the Academy of Tea, we’re looking at regions of the world and their role in the history, production and current tea industry.  This week we looked at Sri Lanka.  Below is a brief summary of Sri Lanka, it's role in the history of tea, production of tea, it's contributions to the world of tea and where it is currently in the tea industry today.

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