Saturday, September 10, 2011

White Tea and Ginger Soap

Our White Tea and Ginger soap is very delicate with a slight spiciness to it. There is a lovely clean freshness to this soap.

White tea is a lightly oxidized tea grown and harvested almost exclusively in China, primarily in the Fujian province. White tea comes from the delicate buds and younger leaves of the Chinese Camellia sinensis plant. These buds and leaves are allowed to wither in natural sunlight before they are lightly processed to prevent oxidation or further fermentation. This preserves the characteristic flavor of the white tea.

The name "white tea" derives from the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant, which gives the plant a whitish appearance.

Ginger has been used since the 1500’s for medicinal purposes. It is a rhizome that is native to South Asia. Ginger has a warm spicy woody fragrance. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger essential oil may help stimulate the circulation due to its warming effect, it also is a natural anti-oxidant.

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