I am a self-confessed coffee addict, as far as I’m concerned there is nothing better than a strong hot coffee but I’m currently breastfeeding and have been trying to drop some kilos, well since before I fell pregnant with baby number 3 so I have discovered that there is a place in life for herbal teas also.
Herbal teas come in many flavours and offer many health benefits; for a while there I even managed to replace my morning coffee with a green tea. Peppermint tea was good for morning sickness, there are teas that help to calm and relax before bed. I’m sure there are also teas good to boost supply which perhaps I should look into…
PUKKA Herbs is a company creating sustainably produced organic herbal teas of the highest quality. PUKKA herbal blends use the wisdom of India’s ancient health system, Aurveda, to create teas with fabulous flavour as well as health benefits.
We are into March and that means Autumn is here, the weather may not have realised it yet but I’m sure it won’t be too long. Autumn generally brings with it cooler winds and cold, dry weather which aggravates the nervous system and moisture in out bodies. One way to help keep these areas in check is with warming, supportive and boosting herbal teas, which is exactly what we have to offer a selection of our Club members to trial.
We have three different boxes of Herbal Tea heading out to readers for review, all of them ideal for this Autumn weather heading our way.
PUKKA GINSENG MATCHA GREEN
Let Pukka’s Ginseng Matcha Green tea put some season-inspired pep in your step, with its blend of emerald green matcha and verdant whole leaf green tea, fired up with red ginseng then cooled with the magic of lemon tulsi.
Red ginseng is a traditional herb for supporting energy and maintaining balance in the adrenal system, using adaptogenic herbs for energy and blood sugar balance. Tulsi has adaptogenic properties too, and has been traditionally used for mental clarity and focus. It is considered a sacred and spiritual herb which offers a beam of clarity and joyful lift to the spirits. The tea’s ginger root is also naturally warming and stimulating, encouraging circulation to get your blood pumping and your autumn skin glowing.
One of the most ‘googled’ super-spices in 2016, turmeric is revered for its anti-inflammatory, blood purifying and circulation boosting properties. Pukka’s Turmeric Gold is a turmeric tonic for tea lovers that sees organic turmeric lifted by lemon fruit, aromatic cardamom and rich organic green tea, to fire up the circulation and ignite a golden glow that shines from the inside out.
Both Pukka’s Turmeric Gold and Ginseng Matcha Green teas use specific forms of green tea that provide a gentle lift without that edgy, jittery feeling found in more heavily caffeinated beverages, such as coffee.
PUKKA HERBAL COLLECTION
The Herbal Collection is a selection of 5 different tea blends in one box, so that you can try before committing to an entire box. This divine collection includes Elderberry and Echinacea, Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey, Night Time, Three Mint and Detox.
Elderberry and Echinacea
Let yourself fall into a deep bed of ripe wild fruits: purple-black elderberries and inky blackcurrants – blessed by the fragrant elderflower and touched by the tingling notes of Echinacea. Echinacea is widely known as a herb that encourages a healthy immune system and is a common natural remedy to reduce the severity of colds. Consuming Echinacea through tea is a great way to access the therapeutic compounds found in Echinacea roots.
Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey
Take a seat, and a moment, to settle and savour the spicy-sweet zest of sun-ripe whole Sicilian lemons, slow-dried ginger root and elderflowers. Finally, the velvet kiss of Manuka honey creates a cup of tea that warms the spirits.
This dreamy blend is a saviour for the sleep deprived; or those that find it hard to quiet the mind. Packed with therapeutic herbal ingredients, the tea includes organic oat flower to encourage sleepiness, lavender to relax the body and a silky sweet lime flower to calm the spirit.
A classic herbal tea favourite, this three mint tea blends peppermint, spearmint and field mint to deeply refresh and calm. The full-flavoured tea spans a variety of minty aromas, offering a delicate brew that will support digestion and refresh the palate. Unlike regular mint teas, Pukka’s Three Mint doesn’t become bitter after a long brew, owing to its well-balanced constituents.
Not just any detox tea, this is the ultimate organic cup to give your body a spring clean. With a splash of sweet aniseed and crisp fennel, feel your senses come alive with lush cardamom and licorice root. Pukka’s Detox tea uses a cross-section of detoxifying herbs renowned for their digestive, decongesting and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains celery seed, which can also help clear uric acid from the blood.
All Pukka teas are Certified Organic by the Soil Association and the USDA, with ingredients that can be traced back to the field in which they were grown. Pukka teas are also certified Fair for Life and FairWild. Pukka is distributed in Australia by Organic Trader and is available from select health food stores, independent grocers, and online at www.pukkaherbs.com.au
Thanks to PUKKA Herbs 12 of our Beauty and Lace members will be reviewing these herbal tea blends and you can read what they thought in the comments below. Personally, I can’t wait to find out what they thought.