A beauty school owner in Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture, has created a new line of cosmetics made with a green tea extract.

Megumi Ota, who teaches aromatherapy, said the idea to use green tea came from a student who wondered why the aroma wasn't available.

Ota, who began researching how to extract the aroma from green tea in 2008, has owned her own business for nearly 30 years, all the while helping her husband run a tea farm he inherited.