Many know about the health benefits of green tea. Author Tashimi Kayaki, born in Japan, but now living in the California Bay Area, bought it to a much higher level involving aspects of Eco and healthy living with over 100 of her simple, but well-researched tips in her book “Green Tea Living”.
I thoroughly enjoy her cute and direct way of writing, which won her numerous awards. Here are a few of my favorites:
• Use your leftover green tea leaves (loose or tea bags) for fertilizing your plants, or vegetable garden. Green tea will enrich the soil (p20). It works – my dull-looking violet plant is getting much greener!
• Stand on, and move back and forth on a Japanese bamboo foot massager for good energy, posture, and blood circulation (p58).
• Pat your face all over for 3 minutes with a spoon to increase blood circulation for a nice glow (p84).
I recommend the book to anyone who likes healthy, but simple and Eco-living ideas. Don’t be alarmed next time you caught me patting my face with a spoon! It is all good.