Well, I have just about heard it all now. We all know that there has been growing research about the relaxing and soothing effects of tea, something those of us who drink tea have anecdotally known for a long time. Here, however, is a completely new twist – to me at least. Have a relaxing and soothing rest on a bed of tea; literally.
Here is an ecologically centered business – Keetsa: Eco-friendly mattress – which manufactures and sells beds with tea imbedded in the mattress. Go figure. They apparently use tea as a means to control odors. I know that tea has some wonderful aromas of its own, but how does it control other odors? Anyone familiar with that mechanism of action? I would also like to know what form of tea is used and how does it manage to maintain its integrity while imbedded for years in a foam mattress.
I wonder if the princess will be able to notice the tea in the mattress?
Like so many other new products jumping on the healthy tea bandwagon, is this a true benefit or is it just hype? Let me know what you think.
I must admit to being very intrigued after reading this. I did find the link was still operational so I decided to call customer service. “NO, there are no tea leaves in the mattress” however they do use green tea extract to aide in odor control. Very interesting. Needless to say, the customer service guy couldn’t offer any further information about the extract but I do love that they’re using it. Who would have thought?
Several years ago I visited an “everything India & Tibet” market in Kansas. I purchased oolong teas and incense. The very jolly clerk packaged them together in a paper bag and I stuffed them into my suitcase for the airplane ride home. The incense and tea spent a good 48 hours wrapped in the package. The tea tasted just like incense when brewed. It was undrinkable. I should have burned it, I think. The point is, tea absorbs odors. Well known among the “greenies” for ages (in fact, I wrote an Earth Day post for T Ching several years ago, where you’ll see that tips 2 & 6 deal with the well-documented application of tea leaves for odor control: https://tching.com/2008/04/tea-embraces-earth-day/