If the beauty gods were to declare one drink the ultimate beauty elixir, green tea would win by a landslide. Its high concentrations of polyphenols (antioxidants that neutralize cell-damage) make it a natural anti-ager that helps repair skin and protect against sun damage. It’s also anti-inflammatory, helping to prevent many skin conditions that are caused by inflammation, such as acne, rosacea, and yes, wrinkles and discoloration. All this and it tastes good!This year, give the gift of beauty and relaxation with these tea gifts that are good for you both inside and out.
Big T NYC founder Theresa Krier was inspired to create organic “couture tea” after noticing models backstage at New York Fashion Week needed a non-bloating drink option that would keep them hydrated, focused and glowing. The premium tea gift set includes a mini jar of each flavor: one black tea, white tea and green tea, all with unique notes of things like rose, cherry, goji berry, cinnamon and vanilla. An oversized metal infuser perfectly rounds out the gourmet tea experience. Try them hot or iced — they’re delicious either way.
Matcha tea is green tea in powder form, which makes it stronger both in taste and antioxidant-value, since you’re drinking the whole leaf rather than just steeping out the flavor. This set comes with everything you need to fully experience the ancient Japanese tea: matcha, a measuring scoop, a glass bowl and a whisk.
Loose leaf tea is awesome, but sometimes those little paper filters are a little messy. This mug, which is available in a few festive designs, comes with a stainless steel infuser insert that sits right inside the mug, making steeping loose leaf effortless. It also comes with a ceramic lid, so you can cover it up and keep your drink piping hot as it steeps.