What are the differences between each of the teas in this collection?
Most tea aficionados know that all white, black and green tea comes from the same source: the Camellia Sinensis tea bush. Whether a tea leaf winds up in a cup of green, black, or oolong tea depends entirely on what happens after it is plucked. Tea leaves meant for more mellow tasting green tea are not fermented at all, but merely withered in hot air and quickly steamed or pan-fried. A gentle rolling and final heating stabilizes the tea’s natural flavors.
White tea on the other hand is made from immature tea leaves that are picked shortly before the buds have fully opened. Tea leaves destined to be sold as white tea undergo even less processing than green tea leaves. Instead of air-drying, the unwithered leaves are merely steamed. Leaving tea leaves so close to their natural state means that white tea contains more polyphenols, the powerful anti-oxidant that fights and kills cancer-causing cells, than any other type of tea.
Rooibos Tea (pronounced roy-bus) is found primarily in South Africa and Japan and is high in antioxidants, alpha hydroxy acid and zinc for healthy, smooth skin. It is especially useful when applied to skin irritations like itchy skin, eczema, sunburns, diaper rash and acne.
Fun Fact: Rooibos comes from the Afrikaans word for “red bush”.
What are the benefits of using green & white tea in skin care?
Green and white teas have been used for thousands of years to treat inner and outer ailments and can count the following benefits as reasons Eminence has chosen to include them in our new collection: