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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