There is a Japanese saying that describes the grace of a beautiful woman: “sitting like a peony, walking like a lily.” This delicate and alluring sophistication is reflected in our celebrated key ingredient: Peony. From a distance peonies have a simple, gorgeous shape but, upon closer inspection, they are sumptuous, rich and complex. A truly beautiful, lush and sensual flower.

Long before I appreciated the beauty of the peony, it was a subject of fascination in both China and Japan. Many artists have painted the delicate blossom. Referred to as the “Queen of Flowers” in Japan, it has long been used as a seasonal descriptor. Peony has also been used medicinally for centuries to boost microcirculation, treat inflammation, stop bleeding and relieve pain. More recently, it has been recognized for its anti-oxidant powers (comparable to Vitamin E).

For TATCHA, Peony is central to The Ageless Collection, not only because of its ancient symbolism but also because it marries luxurious beauty with esteemed efficacy (a reflection of TATCHA’s philosophy). We are delighted to share this timelessly exquisite flower—and our new collection—with you as yet another reminder of the beauty and wisdom of the past made-new.

 

Always,

Vicky

Victoria Tsai
Chief Treasure Hunter

published January 2013

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