All posts tagged: green tea

LUSH and Homemade Matcha Face Mask

It is a fairly well-known fact that the skin becomes dry during the winters. Leaving your skin feeling tight, rough, and itchy. Skin gets dry because the harsh wind and cold weather irritate it, and the lack of humidity in the air causes it to lose moisture rapidly. As we age, winter dryness becomes worse because the natural oil layer in our skin is depleted. These face masks were truly heaven-sent. I love all Lush face masks, but this Oatifix is definitely my numero uno. I immediately have baby soft skin after using it. ♡ It smells so delicious (like baked goods)…it seriously makes me want to eat it every time I use it! lol It just smells so absolutely amazing and leaves my wintery skin feeling very moisturized, hydrated and brighter. Anyway, I use this mask every other day and Love Lettuce twice a week. They both give my face a nice glow.                                                                       …

Matcha 抹茶

                                                 How to Make Matcha / Japanese Green Tea Homemade Matcha is the best! With a little bit of training you can make a fine bowl of tea, and you will find it easier than you thought.  What you need to have:  Matcha Powder Chasen (bambo whisk) Chashaku (bamboo scoop) or measuring spoon Matcha Chawan (tea bowl) Matcha Strainer Hot Water Instructions 1. Use the Chashaku (bamboo scoop) to measure the matcha powder, about 2 scoops for Usucha (thin tea) , or 3-4 scoops for Koicha (thick tea). Sift your matcha powder into your tea bowl, this will ensure there are no lumps so your tea will be smooth. 2. Add hot water (about 70 cc), use water just under a boil for best result. 3. Using your Chasen (bamboo whisk), whisk to combine your tea. Begin slowly to dissolve matcha, then move very briskly back and forth as fast as you can in the middle of …