When it comes to drinking tea, I am first in the queue, especially when they are as flavoursome as Pukka teas. The brand have so many amazing blends, each for different moods and health needs. So here are the healthy blends I have been enjoying recently, including some of my constant faves.
Having chronic ill health, I like to use herbal teas everyday, aside from my morning cup of Tetley that is. Pukka as a brand, certainly know how to produce some amazing flavours by using and blending high quality herbs. I am a fan of Ayurvedic products, and Pukka also use many Ayurvedic herbs aimed at assisting our wellbeing, based on our individual constitutions. The brand source organic ingredients from over 50 countries, helping to protect some of the fabulous plants on our planet, whilst producing beautiful tasting Fair Trade teas, along with supplements as well. Blends suited to Vegans and Vegetarians, plus Check out the blends I have been enjoying recently, including their new Womankind.
To find out more about the ingredients used by Pukka, head over to their Pukkapedia
Give yourself some Love with this gorgeous blend from their Relax range, which contains a blend of Rose, Fairfield flowers (Lime flower, Elderflower, Liqourice), plus soothing Chamomile and Lavender.
This is definitely a soother, but with a hint of Rose and the Fairfield flowers, it has a lovely fragrance and brighter flavour. I like this as a midday pick-me-up, when I feel tired but have a lot to do and am a little stressed. I also find this a bit of a hug-in-mug after walking the dog around the country lanes, especially on a an Autumnal damp day.
Full ingredients : Naturally caffeine-free and ethically sourced, 100% organically grown ingredients: Chamomile flower (25%), limeflower, elderflower, marigold flower, licorice root, rose flower (5%), lavender flower (5%).
50% FairWildTM certified ingredients (limeflower, elderflower, licorice) by dried weight. Visit www.fairwild.org
50% fair trade ingredients certified by IMO according to the Fair for Life Programme – limeflower, elderflower, licorice.
Pukka label everything so clearly on every bit of their recyclable packaging, and I love the colours they use for each blend. Make sure you check out the steeping times to get the best from each blend. Even the boxes have information with pretty prints inside! (see below)
So who doesn’t need a Mint Refresh every now and again?! This blend is more than just your average mint tea, it also contains has Fennel, Liquorice, Hibiscus and Rose flowers. So refreshing, and also helpful for gut health. I like to drink one of these after a meal, as I get IBS flare ups every now and again, or simply if my tum feels bloated. Containing Peppermint, this is a lively blend that also works to refresh the mind, along with the mouth.
Main Ingredients : Naturally caffeine-free and ethically sourced, 100% organically grown ingredients: Peppermint leaf (50%), licorice root, sweet fennel seed (10%), hibiscus flower, rose flower (5%), coriander seed.
20% FairWildTM certified ingredients (liquorice) by dried weight.Visit www.fairwild.org
20% fair trade ingredients certified by IMO according to the Fair for Life Programme – liquorice
If you are flagging a little, then starting the day with a Ginseng Matcha Green will help give you a spring in your step. Find these helpful when I am having a fatigue day and have a busy day ahead, and the ingredients are ideal as we head in to the colder season. With Ginger, Ginseng, Green Tea, Liquorice and Lemongrass, this is warming, uplifting and is a fabulous energy booster. As chronic pain comes with fatigue, I always make sure I have Matcha tea in my cupboard, and this blend is so flavoursome!
Being a fan of Matcha and its energy boosting benefits, I have the mixed Green Collection blends on my shopping list to buy next!
Main Ingredients : 100% organically grown and ethically sourced ingredients: Sencha Korean green tea (50%), lemongrass, ginger root, licorice root, lemon Vana tulsi leaf, lemongrass essential oil flavour, Matcha powder (Jejo do Garucha) (2%), red ginseng root (2%).
10% FairWildTM certified ingredients (licorice) by dried weight. Visit www.fairwild.org
20% fair trade ingredients certified by IMO according to the Fair for Life Programme – licorice, tulsi.
The Turmeric Gold is uplifting and a helpful booster for the immune system. A good herb for Arthritis sufferers like myself, Tumeric works as an anti-inflammatory for the body, so helpful for swollen joints. Being antioxidant, it is an excellent supplement for the body’s immunity, helping to protect and boost. A good choice for regular use going into the colder season with all those germs flying around. With Green Tea, Turmeric, Lemon and Liquorice, this is a tasty, warming, vitality booster that everyone needs in their tea stash (and don’t worry, there won’t be any yellow teeth staining).
Main Ingredients : 100% organically grown and ethically sourced ingredients: Turmeric root (40%), Suoi Gang green tea (20%), licorice root, cardamom pod, lemon verbena leaf, lemon vana tulsi leaf, lemon essential oil flavour (6%), lemon whole (6%). 12% FairWildTM certified ingredients (licorice) by dried weight. 72% fair trade ingredients certified by IMO according to the Fair for Life Programme (turmeric, green tea, licorice)
Feeling hormonal? The Womankind tea blend contains Cranberry, Rose, Orange and Vanilla, plus Shatavari root (Asparagus racemosa), to help soothe and restore balance. Fluctuating hormones can cause us to feel off kilter, so the tea blend and their supplements are aimed to help with equilibrium for body and mind. The Shatavari herb is nourishing, strengthening and balancing, yet has no side effects and safe to take with contraceptives and HRT. There are different blends, including one for pregnancy.
Having crazy hormones recently after going through the menopause, I was recommended to try the Wholistic Shatavari concentrated supplements. I thoroughly enjoy the tea, and took 1 of the the wholistic tablets each day. Just two capsules are equivalent to 25,600mg of Shatavari. With any supplements you really need 3 months to start feeling real benefit, although with these and the HRT for 1 month, I am beginning to feel a little more like usual self.
Tea main ingredients : Naturally caffeine-free and ethically sourced, 100% organically grown ingredients: Chamomile flower, shatavari root (16%),licorice root, hibiscus flower, marigold flower, beetroot (8%),orange peel, orange essential oil flavour, rose flower (4%), cranberry (4%), vanilla pod (2%), vanilla flavour (2%).
14% FairWildTM certified ingredients (licorice) by dried weight. 26% fair trade ingredients certified by IMO according to the Fair for Life Programme – licorice, hibiscus.
Supplement main ingredients : Shatavari root* 65%, Shatavari root Wholistic™ extract*_ 30%, Nutrigest™ Seagreens® Arctic fresh seaweed*, Ginger root*, Spirulina*, Vegetable cellulose capsule (hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose). * = Organic _ = Contains non organic anti-caking agent-silicon dioxide
Fancy trying this tasty herbal tea? Why not take advantage of the 20% discount offer on a box of Womankind tea (at time of publishing. Does not include Shatavari supplements).
As sleep is so important to our wellbeing, relaxing with a Night Time blend before bed, can help the body wind down and promote a good nights rest. With ingredients of Oat flowering tops, Valerian, Lavender, Tulsi and Lime flower, this creamy herbal infusion is a soothing nighttime drink. I love it, as being more of a night owl, if I am a bit wired shortly before going to bed, I need one to help me calm and wind down. I do not sleep well at the best of times, so this blend is also a regular in my tea stash.
Main ingredients : Naturally caffeine-free and ethically sourced, 100% organically grown ingredients: Oat flowering tops (30%), licorice root, chamomile flower, lavender flower (14%), limeflower (10%), valerian root, green Rama tulsi leaf.
28% FairWildTM certified ingredients (licorice) by dried weight. 33% fair trade ingredients certified by IMO according to the Fair for Life Programme – licorice, limeflower, tulsi.
Each Pukka range has several different blends to suit individual needs and tastes, with teas, supplement tablets and tonics. A box of each herbal tea blend is priced at around £2.49 for 20 bags. The different ranges of teas and supplements are as follows ;
There is currently 50% off the Pukka Clean Me Wellbeing Kit which includes : “a detailed 14 day guide and access to an online support programme with useful hints and tips to gently cleanse and nourish your body, 14 sachets each of Clean Greens Superblend powder, Detox herbal tea and Clean Matcha Green tea.”
If you are a Pukka tea drinker, I would love to know what your fave blend/s are!
*contains own purchases, pr/brand samples