We all know that green tea is meant to be really good for us, but if like me you're not really a fan of the taste, green tea inspired products might not really be top of your list of things to try. Oh how wrong was I!
The Body Shop's latest bath and body launch has to be my favourite for quite some time. Fuji Green Tea is the perfect scent for spring/summer - it's a super fresh, green tea infused scent that will not only invigorate you in the mornings but will also help you relax at the end of the day.
It's been inspired by the ancient Japanese ritual of the tea ceremony; traditionally a time to take a few moments to reflect and relax, detoxing both mind and body.
There are nine products in the range, including their cult body butters, body scrubs and body lotions, plus a few new items which I think you will love. The products themselves are all infused with green tea harvested from the Mount Fuji region of Japan, lending it's name to the new range.
For me, the standout piece from this collection has to be the Bath Tea*. Housed within a silver tea caddy, these bath salts combine the fresh scent of the Body Shop Fuji Green Tea fragrance with real pieces of green tea. You simply scatter a handful into a running bath, allow them to dissolve and then hop in and relax. In keeping with the tea theme, they've also created a Bath Infuser, which looks a lot like a loose tea leaf holder. This can also be used in conjunction with the Bath Tea - instead of putting the salts straight into your water, you can pop some into the Bath Infuser and dangle it under your tap as you fill the bath. I think this is a really fun idea and the Bath Tea and Infuser would make a lovely gift packaged up together, especially if you have a tea lover in your household!
The Eau de Cologne is a lovely scent for summer as it's light, fresh and has just the right amount of citrus notes to it. It mingles green tea, bergamot, lemon, mandarin, violet and camellia notes and is great if you like a fresh, slightly floral scent. As it's a cologne, it doesn't last that long on the skin, but you get a generous sized bottle for £16, so it's one you can keep topping up without worrying about spending too much money.
Fuji Green Tea is hitting the shelves later this month and ranges from £4 to £16.
What do you think of this new range from The Body Shop?