When I was a kid, my mum had to threaten, scold and bribe me to make me drink my morning tea.
Now, I have something ridiculous like 6 boxes of different teas in my kitchen cupboard. I have a cuppa every morning (and sometimes another one in the afternoon or evening) and God help anyone who tries to take that away from me.
But, seriously, the tea you tried to make me drink was a boring black tea infusion that didn’t taste all that good even with three teaspoons of sugar.
No wonder you needed to bribe me!
Pukka Herbs never had to that. If I have to be honest, the first time I sipped one of their teas, I did it out of politeness. It’s rude to refuse a tea in England, isn’t it?
But, OMG! It tastes amazing.
Rather than a boring infusion of black or green tea, Pukka Herbs creates aromatic herbal blends using flowers, seeds and herbs. All those good things we never get enough of in our diets.
Don’t you love it when healthy things taste delicious (seriously, how rare is that?!).
They had so many flavours, I didn’t have the time to explore them all as yet, but I couldn’t wait to tell you all about these teas. Here are the Pukka Herbs teas that are in my kitchen right now:
What is it? A radiant blend of organic nettle, fennel and peppermint.
What does it do? Cleanses your body and makes your skin sparkle and glow. It has:
- Nettle: a diuretic that also helps soothe eczema from within
- Peppermint leaf: soothes digestive issues, including irritable bowel syndrome
- Fennel seeds: soothes inflammation and fights bacteria, yeast and fungi
How does it taste? Slightly mint with a sprinkle of fennel seeds.
When do you use it? Every time my stomach is upset or after a cheat day from the low glycemic diet. It settles my stomach and brightens my skin. Have bought this so many times already!
What is it? A heart-warming infusion of organic rose, chamomile and lavender.
What does it do? Sebastian’s Pole, Pukka’s herbsmith, created it as a gift to win over his now wife. Awwww! It has:
- Chamomile flower: soothes and relaxes
- Limeflower: soothes and relaxes
- Marigold flower: an astringent that has a tonifying effect on the skin
What does it taste like? Sweet and fragrant, with a strong chamomile flavour.
When do you use it? To relax at the end of a busy day. Any other time I’m stressed. It’s very relaxing and soothing.
What is it? A soothing blend of sweet & wild fennel seeds with fennel leaf.
What does it do? Soothe your digestion. It has only three ingredients:
- Sweet fennel seeds
- Wild bitter fennel seeds
- Fennel leaf
How does it taste? Like fennel, duh! But it’s very light.
When do you use it? I alternate it with Cleanse whenever my stomach is upset. This may be a better option for those of you who don’t like a minty taste in your tea.
What is it? A delicate blend of organic cranberry, rose & sweet vanilla.
What does it do? Helps you “balance and bloom.” Your hormones, that is. It has:
- Shavatary root: balances hormones and support the reproductive system
- Chamomile: soothes and relaxes
- Beetroot: a rich source of vitamins A & C, it gives you energy (and brightens your skin)
How does it taste? BEST. TEA. EVER. This pretty pink brew tastes like cranberries wrapped in vanilla. Sweet and delicious.
When do you use it? I have a cup almost every day. It’s that delicious. I’m seriously stocking up on this.
Wonder Berry Green
What is it? A delicious infusion of luscious berry, spices and whole leaf green tea.
What does it do? Keeps you wonderful. That’s what Pukka says, at least. It has:
- Green tea: has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties
- Peppermint: soothes digestive issues
- Ginger root: soothes the digestive system and boosts your energy
What does it taste like? Not like green tea. Its bittery, earhy taste is covered by the sweetness of the berry and the spiciness of ginger.
When do you use it? It’s a bit too spicy for me. But, it’s great for women who want all the anti-aging benefits of green tea without the bitter taste.
Are you as obsessed with tea as I am (thanks for that, Pukka!)? Share your fave teas in the comments below.