Popular Ways Tea is Used in Asia

Aside from consumption, do you know there are many other uses for tea? In this article, we look at some of the most popular uses for tea in Asia use outside of drinking.

Tea Leaves as a Face Mask

In many Asian countries such as China and Japan, tea masks are very popular. Many women experiment by using flour and one egg yolk mixed with green tea powder. They apply the mixture evenly to the face, leave it on for 20 minutes, then wash.

Washing the Face with Tea

After washing your face, brew a cup of tea. Apply the tea to your face, patting it lightly, or use a cloth dipped in tea to cover the face. Then, rinse your face with clean water. The tea color will disappear overnight. This method is said to help remove stains and whiten the skin, according to Chinese customs.


After brewing tea, squeeze the tea leaves and put them into a gauze bag. Close your eyes and place the tea bags on them for 10-15 minutes. This can relieve eye fatigue, improve dark circles, and treat ocular inflammation.

Using Tea Leaves as Shampoo and Conditioner

Tea contains low to medium amounts of saponin, which has excellent cleaning effects. Shampoo made with tea saponin as the raw material is used to prevent dandruff and itching without irritating the skin in China. Tea leaves can also be used as a conditioner by applying fine tea powder to the scalp and lightly massaging it once a day.

Tea baths

Pack 20 to 30 grams of tea leaves into a small bag and place it in the bathtub, then pour brewed tea into the tub and soak your feet in the water. Chinese say this helps remove aging skin, helps eliminate body odor, and provides a clean body aroma.