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Love tea? Love baths? It's time to rejoice, because you can now can enjoy them together.

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There are two things I will always, always say yes to: a cup of tea and a bath. So when I learned it’s possible to actually bathe in tea, I shed a tear of joy and promptly placed an order.

One Australian company making this saint-like combination a reality is Temple Tea Baths, which is operated by naturopath Natasha Linz.

“I really enjoy hand-mixing and concocting herbs for certain conditions, but I found the tea market over-saturated and struggled to have a different angle,” Linz says.

“I was in class one day and the lecturer briefly mentioned bath teas. I loved the concept, did a bit of research and the rest is history.”

Temple Tea Baths are concocted with a variety of herbs, each with their own healing and therapeutic properties. To enhance this effect, Linz mixes herbs that have similar qualities.

Each Bath Tea pack also contains four written affirmations, one to accompany each bath. “This creates a complete mind-body experience, allowing you to relax, reflect and have a time for yourself,” she explains.

Temple Tea bath in action. (Image supplied.)

When it comes to the ultimate bath, Linz has four recommendations: "Dim lights. Candles. Temple Bath Tea. Breathe." With that in mind, I put Tea Baths to the test.

After running some hot water, I added poured some of the tea mix into a little mesh bag and popped it into the tub.

The concoction I tried was 'Nourishment', which includes buttermilk, chamomile, oats, rose, lavender, coconut and Himalayan pink salts — ingredients Linz describes as "uplifting and relaxing".

The essential oils from the ingredients quickly filled the room, but they weren't overpowering. The salts and oats were really moisturising, and I felt amazing afterwards; my skin was so soft and smelt incredible.

Would I try Temple Tea Baths again? Guaran-tea-d. (Post continues after gallery.)

If you're curious to bathe in tea, there are four other Temple Tea Bath combinations to choose from:

Detox

Detox is cleansing and rejuvenating. The ingredients include green tea jasmine, peppermint, red clover, olive clay and dead sea salts.
Temple Tea Bath ingredients. (Image: supplied.)

Immunity

Linz says 'Immunity' aims to fight off the cold and flu with Eucalyptus, Thyme, Juniper Berries, Ginger and Rosemary.

Soothe

This combination of Calendula, Oats, Chamomile and Marshmallow Root aids skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Chai

Linz says the Chai mix, which includes Cinnamon, Fennel, Ginger, Star Anise, Cardamom and Buttermilk, helps stimulate blood circulation, calm the nervous system and support digestion — and you'll leave the tub smelling delicious.

You can read more about Temple Tea Baths here.

Have you ever tried a tea bath? If not, would you?

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