Why Purple Tea in Skincare?
Sporting higher levels of antioxidants (anthocyanin, polyphenol and catechin varieties) than other tea leaves, a natural infusion of purple tea easily and naturally enhances your balanced and youthful complexion.
What is Purple Tea?
Grown in the highlands of Kenya, purple tea, is a purple leafed varietal of Camellia Sinensis, the tea tree plant. Due to the environmental conditions in which it grows including exposure to UV rays and frost, food safety and pharmaceutical studies identify that hearty purple tea leaves contain three times the amount of antioxidants as those found in green tea. Purple tea is non-GMO, grown naturally from purple cultivars.
Why Refresh Tea & Soap Co?
We know our small-scale tea farmers and buy at a price point that enhances the livelihood and living conditions of its plantation workers, often not considered in the mass tea market.
Blended with carefully sourced natural and organic ingredients you’ll sip & soak in confidence, knowing that your self-care empowers women’s communities from the Kenyan highlands to the British bathtub.
Trained in tea for its enjoyment, flavour pairings, wellness and skincare benefits, Ashley and Refresh Tea & Soap Co bring forth a passion for designer tea-infused skincare formulas. Encouraging women to take time for self-care drives our creativity to develop products that refresh the way you think about tea.
Why Haven’t I Heard of Purple Tea?
Over 25 years ago, the Tea Research Federation of Kenya found purple leaves on some of its tea trees and grew plants from the clippings. Purple tea is not GMO, it is a cultivar of Camellia Sinensis (species) Assamica (varietal) and, although relatively new, has been populating tea farms across Kenya since 2011.
Sending you best wishes for peaceful moments of you-time!
I was that woman, the one with the busy life who seemed to have it all put together. People around me spoke of self-care, but it simply didn’t resonate with me.
Waking up in 2016 I felt like life was suddenly an anchor tied to my foot. A change was in the air, but not without a new resonance for taking care of me did I started to understand my authentic values and leave behind mental and physical dis-ease. Instead true passions appeared and I set new plans in motion.
Throughout my journey, self-care has taken on a whole new set of meanings, boundaries, and strengths. It can be as simple as turning off the world, taking a bath, infusing some tea into it, and thinking about your dreams. This was when a many-year soap making hobby collided with a passion for the powerhouse antioxidants found in purple tea, allowing me to create and share clarity in skin health and wellness.
Refresh Tea & Soap Co’s artisan wellness line invites you to refill your cup with the natural purity of spa-at-home care!