Hi, I’m Lee and I’m a tea-aholic.
Yes, yes, I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m addicted to tea. I drink several cups of tea a day and have found that there’s tea for every occasion and mood.
There’s a tea for waking up in the morning, soothing a sore throat that arises mid-day, cooling down in the afternoon, easing digestion after a big meal and even one for helping you tuck into bed at night. While there are plenty of tea brands out there that have a range of flavours and offer several health benefits, I have to say, no one makes tea quite like Pukka does.
Not only does Pukka create deliciously tasting tea, they also follow fair and sustainable practices for people, plants and the planet.
Pukka herbs harness the indescribable power of nature through their award-winning organic and ethically sourced organic herbal wellbeing creations. Their herbal blends are based upon Ayurvedic principles as they cultivate healing teas based on ancient wisdom, herbal expertise and of course, the best taste and flavours.
If a cup of their tea doesn’t warm you up enough, the fact that they’re involved in several social mission initiatives will. Their aim is to make the world a better place by donating 1% of their earnings towards environmental causes.
I love the fact that their tea bags are biodegradable, and only organic cotton strings and compostable tags are used, so perfect for the garden. Even their packaging involves recyclable paper with vegetable ink; it fulfils every one of my inner-hippie dreams! To me, this makes each cup of tea taste even better and more fulfilling. Who doesn’t love drinking your favourite cup of tea and saving the planet at the same time? I’ll wait.
Pukka is a leader when it comes to the herbal wellbeing and sustainable business revolution and that’s a train I’m definitely not missing. If you’re wanting to jump on the tea train but don’t know where to hop on, below is my very intensive tea schedule to help inspire your tea journey (I told you I’m seriously addicted!).
My first tea of choice is, of course, an Elegant English breakfast tea. I’m not sure if it’s because of my English roots or my love of all things comfort, but I have a serious obsession with the classic English breakfast tea. I usually have this tea with a drop of oat milk (my new favourite!) upon rising. Drinking this tea mindfully and slowly in the morning with a couple of deep breaths is the best way to enjoy it. Don’t even think about drinking this tea on the go as it doesn’t have the same effect (trust me, I’ve tried!).
Whenever I need a good freshen up, Pukka’s Three Mint tea has got me covered! This classic herbal favourite combines peppermint, spearmint and field mint to cool and calm you down. While we all know mint is a great breath refresher, it’s also beneficial for relieving indigestion and improving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Unlike many mint teas on the market, this tea doesn’t become bitter after a long brew; it’s a real winner.
After I’ve had lunch, my first tea of the afternoon is the Three Fennel. I love having it after lunch as it soothes digestion and offers a delicious blend of flavours for the taste palate too. It includes sweet Turkish fennel seeds, soothing wild fennel and feathery fennel leaf which is why it’s my after-lunch special. Drink up!
Liquorice and Cinnamon has to be one of my favourite tea flavour combinations of all time. Not only does it include the sweetness of liquorice and fragrance of cinnamon, it also provides a whole host of health benefits. Liquorice is often used in herbal medicine to soothe digestive complaints and even ease a sore throat, while it’s dynamic partner, cinnamon, can help reduce blood sugar levels. It’s perfectly warming, nourishing and sweet; cinnamon and liquorice are truly a power couple.
Having a cup of tea at night has always been a special ritual to me. It’s one of the most comforting cups of tea that I have throughout the day and lets my body know it’s time to tuck into bed and get my z’s on. Pukka’s Night Time Tea has been blended by a Master Herbsmith to create the ultimate sleepy tea. Combining a dreamy blend of oat flower, soothing lavender and silky-sweet lime-flower with the magical powers of valerian, this tea acts as a saviour for everyone, from those who can fall asleep at the drop of a hat to even those who are sleep-deprived. It’s a seriously special blend to calm the spirit, quieten the mind and put the body at rest.
So, that’s all for my tea schedule – I told you it was intensive! If you're keen to find out more about this tasty and feel good 100% organic tea brand head to Pukka’s site here.