Tea pillows help you sleep better, as the faint aroma of the dried tea leaves relieve stress from your brain. Tea pillows can also improve facial complexion.
On a famous tea street, I found a shop named Cha Zhen Shi Jia offering quality tea pillows. According to the shop assistant, the pillows at the shop are made from green tea, floral tea, or oolong tea. They all can help you have a better sleep. The three teas have different aromas: floral tea is light, oolong tea is strong , and green tea is between the two.
As early as 500 years ago, Mr. Lu Yu, the Saint of Tea, used tea for pillows.
On a tea table stood cute tea pets, such as the interesting ¡°dragon fish¡± which has a dragon¡¯s face, and a fish¡¯s body. Tea pets are considered auspicious animals in Chinese lore. They can bring people good luck.
Combining Chinese traditional Tea culture with Eastern medicine, Hanyilou shop on Beijing's famous tea street Maliandao carries a series of healthy tea pillows.
Tea pillow has a long history in China. Many Chinese in ancient times made simple tea pillows to treat headache and insomnia.
The shop owner, Mr. Zhang, told me they use natural green tea, Oolong tea, or flower tea. All teas are gathered from in natural tea gardens located above Mount Taimu in Fujian Province, and then used to fill the pillow¡¯s heart.
A fragrant pillow could improve sleep quality, rejuvenate one's mind, and reduce stress. Prices vary from a small cushion for RMB 118 to an adult pillow at RMB 236.
The shop also displays some cute tea-pet figurines, like the ¡°dragon fish¡± and ¡°two lions fighting for a ball¡±. All these are symbols of blessing in China. Tea lovers like to raise their tea pets on the tea set, by splashing them with extra water used in teas. Due to the special of the materials used, the pets become shinier the more hot tea they absorb. Prices vary from RMB 15 to RMB 50.
What I appreciate: Healthy tea-pillow
What customer appreciate: Tea-pillow, green tea, tea pet