Review | Dove Green Tea Deodorant

I am obsessed with the smell of green tea. It’s no surprise that I wish I could smell like it too. When I found the Dove cucumber & green tea scented deodorant at Chemist Warehouse the other day, I went bonkers. Took a few pics of it on the store shelf too.
20150821_141009The only thing that was difficult for me, was deciding between the spray or the roll-on. But I personally prefer roll-on deodorants. Aerosols burn me!

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So according to the packaging, it lasts 48 h. For me, it lasts more like… 24 h. I’m the type to sweat a lot. I was pleased to find that after running on the treadmill for an hour with the deodorant, I wasn’t as sweaty from my pits as before.20150910_220134

This deodorant works well as any other deodorant to be honest. But I do like the conical shape! It makes gripping easier for me.

It doesn’t have any green tea extract (or cucumber) in it. As you can see from the ingredients list, there is “fragrance” added to it, which I can only assume is the green tea and cucumber scent. So don’t expect any green tea health benefits on your armpits hahaa.

20150910_220211Final thoughts: as a deodorant that happens to also be a moisturises, this is really good.

Like most of the Dove deodorants, application to the pits isn’t as wet as other deodorants. The scent is a really refreshing and everlasting one. I wasn’t so sure about the cucumber and green tea combination, but I am digging this scent! Maybe I should have both these ingredients in a smoothie or dessert one day. Maybe they’ll taste as good together as they smell together?

I probably look like a loon smiling while I smell my pits
~Nurilen n_n


Soya milk and green tea sorbet

easier alternative to making ice cream!

knits by sachi

Carrot cake is probably the only way to feed my sons carrot!
Last week on British Bake-Off, we saw contestants baking with alternative ingredients.

Baking a cake without sugar, baking bread without gluten, making ice cream without dairy.

It is a bit of a challenge. Quite often your bakes do not turn well without conventional sugar, butter, eggs recipes.

I tried this recipe this summer. It is Soya milk and green tea sorbet.
I like using soya milk in my cooking. My family loves miso soup with soya milk. I do not like drinking it as much, but someone like my father who worries cholestrol level and has lactose intorelance, soya milk is just great.

300cc Soya milk
10g Green tea powder
80g Sugar
100cc Water

The original recipe says dissolve the Green tea powder in soya milk, add sugar, sieve the mixture through paper towel lined sieve and…

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Food// Matcha (Green Tea) Cupcakes, recipe

love the deep green colour of that matcha frosting!

Lifestyle Monolog

I have been obsessing over Matcha Maidengreen tea powder. In the spirit of me loving their amazing product, the next few weeks, I will be sharing with you my three green tea recipes. We’re starting here,

Recipe adapted from The Hummingbird Bakery recipe book


120ml milk

2 tsp Matcha Maiden green tea powder

100g plain flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

140g caster sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

40g unsalted butter, room temperature

1 egg

1/4 tsp pure vanilla paste/extract

A pinch of salt

Green Tea Frosting Ingredients

250g icing sugar

80g unsalted butter, room temperature

2 tbsp Matcha Maiden green tea powder

2 tbsp whole milk

1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Mix Matcha Maiden green tea powder with milk, add vanilla paste/extract and mix in the egg

2. Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter. Beat on slow speed until you…

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Tea; Basics Edition

great article~ now to hunt for some of that loose tea leaf.

Aunt Patty's Porch

Greetings and salutations!

I’m Sister Yaya, your tea guide for this blog.

I love tea. I mean, really love tea. I drink tea at every meal, hot or iced, and I love reading and learning about tea as a product, and it’s surprisingly hefty influence on human history.

You’re here to learn about tea, too! That’s great. That makes us unofficial family, tea buddy!

Since this is my first post, I thought we should start with the basics. Let’s kick off with the big “duh” question:

What is tea?

Well, it’s a plant. Camellia sinensis, in particular.

sinesisThe picked leaves are dried, oxidized, and fired at high heat before being packaged. This drying/oxidizing process is where we get the different variations of tea from.

Tea is also the drink we make from steeping said plant. (Surprise!) In fact, it’s the most popular drink in the world after water. As you might have already…

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Cafe Cre Asion

i see so many positive reviews about Cre Asion! I am a Sydney matcha addict and I can’t believe I haven’t been there yet!





DSC_0101 Sencha Green Tea Kijyo(aaa) $8

DSC_0069 Green Tea Matcha Latte $5

This matcha latte was very strong in flavor. I tend to enjoy the bitterness of the matcha flavor however this one was bit beyond my limit! Might recommend adding some sugars if you prefer having it less bitter. Presentation was very authentic served in a small simple wooden bowl.

DSC_0110 Matcha Fondant $8.50 – Dine in , $5 – Takeaway


As a matcha lover this fondant was glorious! The matcha fondant itself was extremely rich in flavor with the centre filled with gooey bittersweet matcha nonetheless came with additional matcha sauce/syrup on the side to pour over the fondant! Definitely will be going back for these!

DSC_0168 Matcha Cookies $2ea

Finished the matcha adventure at Cre Asion with this simple matcha flavored cookie with crunchy macadamia nuts.

This cafe is very small with only minimum space inside however there’s seats available outside the front and…

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Earnest Ice Cream

i am a huge matcha fan. where there is green tea ice cream, I’ll be sure to visit Earnest Ice Cream if I ever go to Vancouver!

Just A Morsel

Date Visited: May 22 2015

What I ate:


Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

  • 8/10
  • Acceptable amount of matcha flavour to satisfy the cravings
  • Very smooth and creamy like most of Earnests Ice Creams
  • Not too sweet, just the right amount of sweetness

Address: 1829 Quebec Street, Vancouver

Type of Restaurant: dessert, ice cream, café

Price Range: $$

Overall: 8/10

Will come back? I somehow always end up back at Earnest  

Summary: I enjoyed Earnests Matcha Green tea Ice Cream but I still prefer their whisky hazelnut over it

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Cha-Cha Your Matcha

a great informative article! as a former pharmacology student, i really appreciated the science mentioned behind matcha’s apparent health benefits.


Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world and has been enjoyed for ages. From something as simple as soaking dried leaves in hot water, who would have known it was packed with something truly extraordinary for our health and mentality? Undoubtedly, for many die-hard tea fans, or like myself who has succumbed to its divinity during my dark ages, know that it is not only about soaking it in hot water. It is a lifestyle. Every cup that is brewed is a blessing for your body and spirituality. That is why the perfect cup of tea should be treated moderately and delicately. The Goldilocks principle is very important to teas, just as it is to coffee. But because they come in different strains, every tea type has its own optimum temperature and special process to yield its goodness. Even the best of teas can be brewed into…

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