The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Collection: Keep Calm and Put Your Zen On

Green Tea is good for the skin as it is for the body. Yup. And the Japanese knew it very well. For over 400 years, Green Tea is not only the preferred beverage in various ceremonies and cultural activities in Japan, but a favorite ingredient in most skin treatments of Japanese women as well-they bathed in it and applied it regularly on their skin to tighten pores, detoxify, and preserve moisture on the surface. Personally, I love steeping Green Tea in hot water and using it as a facial mist when it has cooled down because it's so refreshing plus the scent is so calming, perfect for a hectic day!

The Body Shop was inspired by various ancient Japanese skin rituals that they decided to create Fuji Green Tea Collection, their newest bath and body collection for Summer 2015. When the hustle and bustle of city life gets to you, you can count on Fuji Green Tea Collection to give you that much- needed retreat right at the comfort of your own home.

What makes this line special is it is made with handpicked, real Green Tea leaves from the heart of Mount Fuji where Green Tea thrives in a pure environment. With the help of experts, The Body Shop always chooses the finest shoots to capture the potent, purifying properties of Green Tea and puts them in each and every product of Fuji Green Tea Collection.

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Fuji Green Tea Exfoliating Soap 100g- P300.00
Fuji Green Tea Body Scrub- P1,050.00
Fuji Green Tea Body Butter- P995.00
Fuji Green Tea Body Sorbet- P850.00
Fuji Green Tea Body Lotion- P850.00
Fuji Green Tea Body Wash- P425.00
Fuji Green Tea Eau De Cologne- P995.00

The collection was launched in the most apt place, authentic Japanese resto UMU at Dusit Thani Hotel-it has such a stunning, Zen- inducing landscape (reminds me of Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, actually) that it enhanced our all- Japanese event for the afternoon. 

The event was enhanced even more by the slew of Japanese activities that we did: we were treated to a hearty Bento lunch, signature hand massage using the products in the collection, and we also made origami paper art.

The highlight of the event for me was the authentic Tea Ceremony demo courtesy of Zaan Tea House, an authentic Japanese tea house in Quezon City. Tea masters Non Iwamoto and Antonio Fernandez, owners of Zaan and who are both well- versed in traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, demonstrated how the ceremony is done.

First, the guests were made to eat something sweet. From where I was standing, it seemed like a sticky rice type of dessert, Mochi to be exact-Antonio said that it is a mandatory step in every tea ceremony as the dessert is meant to help the guests appreciate the flavor of Matcha even more. Finally, the guests were served real Matcha and they drank it in such a ritualistic manner. A regular Tea Ceremony lasts for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the number of participants.

We also sampled real Matcha-it's far from the Green Tea I always have and its roasted, creamy taste is so comforting. I should ask my cousin who lives in Japan to buy me real Matcha! :)

If you want to experience authentic Japanese cooking and the Japanese Tea Ceremony, go to Zaan Tea House at Norifil Foundation Building 16 Mother Ignacia Avenue cor. Don Roces Avenue, Quezon City. Visit ZAAN TEA HOUSE on Facebook for more information about them.

Thanks for taking me to Japan, The Body Shop! I love that country and I vow to be back real soon, specifically in springtime when the Cherry Blossoms are blooming!

That's it and if you will all excuse me, I'm off to Japan...via our shower room! :D Visit THE BODY SHOP PHILIPPINES on Facebook for more information about this product.

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13 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Because of this blog post, I now want to go to Zaan Tea House. I miss participating in "sadou" (tea ceremony). :)

    Since it's hot to use the body butter, i wanna try the body wash instead. Does it leave a cool feeling after using it?

  2. Me too! I love Japan! We are planning to go there in Feb or March next year. We are just waiting for some promo tickets hehe. Anyhow, I trust Japanese beauty products. Maganda quality, medyo pricey para sa akin.. Pero deep in my heart worth sya ng money ko. Lol.
    These products are perfect right now! and its good to know na pwde syang gamitin at hindi na kailangang pumunta pa sa mga japanese spa..

  3. Your make up looks really great here! The new products look promising

  4. Awww parang ang bango bango at sarap gamitin ng scrub. Yes green tea is very good at halos lahat ng mga slimming pills tea and whatever ay may green tea. Japan is so nice kasi when i went there they even gave their guests green tea dcent for the room!parang gusto kong ispray sa katawan ko.

    I might try that tea experience. As ako naman talaga ay tea drinker. Never been a fan of soda or coffee for my caffeine.

    Green tea is also daid to melt the tummy fat!yay to green tea

  5. Oh, I love the scent of green tea! I always have Elizabeth Arden and Bath & Body Works in my collection. I would love to try those from The Body Shop soon :-)

  6. Haven't gotten the pleasure of sniffing out the testers at The Body Shop, but I'm praying this line won't smell too sweet. The last line of fragrances left me wanting, because I kept expecting something fresh and citrusy. Everything was tempered with sweetness, and I'm a little particular with that.

    The packaging looks very zen, I have to admit, so I can only hope that the scent will be, too. Not expecting Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, though.

    BTW, I'm a huge matcha fan. Starter pa lang. I still can't distinguish the finer quality green tea powder, but I'm obsessed with green tea desserts. (I heard something about pure, high quality powder not being too bright green?)

  7. Love to visit Japan! its on my bucket list. One thing I like about Japan is their green tea. sad that commercial green teas are loaded with chemicals na. Will try to visit Zaan Tea house to experience the real deal :)

    Love this new line from the body shop. Looking forward to that body scrub and body wash. Might try the Fuji Green Tea Eau De Cologne too. Might be a dupe for the cult favorite Elizabeth Arden Green Tea

  8. Haha. I like your ending, it's so funny. :) Ako naman, I don't like the taste of green tea. :/ I don't know I kept on trying but still I don't like it. I particularly don't like the smell. So maybe if this line smells strongly like green tea, I might pass. :/ I hope it has a cooling sensation in it though. :)

  9. Ooh!! I love the smell of green tea! Very zen! But... I don't like its taste, unless it has milk, and i only know the taste of matcha from Starbucks' green tea latte which i think is far from the actual taste of matcha..

    But again, i love the scent of green tea so this is worth checking out in the TBS stores

  10. The fuji green tea scrub looks effective! I also love green tea! :) Lately, I've been sipping mint tea from Tetley.

  11. I'm interested with the bodywash and the bodyscrub. Ang linis siguro ng feeling pagkatapos maligo.

  12. Please do a review on the products Ms. Martha. Do you a loofah when using body wash? :)

  13. Merii: It doesn't, but they smell cool, if you know what I mean. :)

    Dio: Yes I do. Reviewed already. :)

    Jhake: Yes! :) Best description for the line.

    Marian: I like TWG's teas. :)

    Anne_22: Oh you have yet to try Zaan's matcha-it's strong and bitter, but I liked it. :)

    Jaja: I'd love to go back to Japan! :D And yes, the edt of this line is a dupe for E.Arden's green tea fragrance. :)

    Matromao: Real Matcha is dark green in color and it isn't as sweet as commercial Matcha. In fact, its taste makes it a potential alternative to coffee, but it has a more roasted, nutty taste. :)

    It's a good dupe for E.Arden, but I think this has a much cooler appeal and it's less floral. :)

    Myunixie: Thank you! :)

    Miz Eloise: Yes! Green Tea will save the world haha. :D Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Flexxy: Meanwhile, my friend scored a 4k roundtrip ticket to Japan via Cebupac and their seat sale!!! I wish I could go back to Japan soon. :)


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