Herbal Tea Organic by Pukka Herbs
Pukka Herbs - Herbal Tea Organic Chamomile & Vanilla - 20 Tea Bags (1.27 oz / 36 g)
Pukka Herbs Chamomile and Vanilla Organic Herbal Tea is a delicate, soothing organic herbal tea – 100% caffeine free. The finest, organic chamomile flowers have been selected to create this beautiful mellow tea, given a subtle twist by adding delicious sweet vanilla pods. Naturally caffeine free, 100% organically grown and ethically sourced, Pukka hopes this is the best chamomile tea you will ever taste.
In order to create the vanilla pods used in this blend, each vanilla flower is pollinated by hand. By maintaining the traditional farming and harvesting methods, high quality is maintained as well as creating jobs in otherwise deprived areas.
Vanilla pods come from the exotic Vanilla orchid native to Mexico. Its name derives from the Spanish word 'vainilla ' little pod. The first people said to cultivate vanilla were the Totonacs of Mexico. According to mythology, the tropical orchid was born when Princess Xanat, forbidden to marry her lover, fled with him to the jungle where they died. Where their blood touched the ground, the vine of the tropical orchid grew.
Pukka's vanilla comes from the Western Ghats region of Karnataka, South India. The Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes is credited with introducing the spice to Europe in the 1520s. Vanilla is a perennial, herbaceous climbing plant which grows to a height of 10 to 15 metres, supporting itself on the host plant with aerial roots. Roots are produced all along the stem, opposite to leaves. Under cultivation conditions, vanilla is trained and pruned to a height that will allow hand pollination of the flowers and subsequent harvest of the beans.
"A delicate, soothing organic herbal tea - 100% caffeine-free. The finest, organic chamomile flowers have been selected to create this beautiful mellow tea. I have given it a subtle twist by adding delicious sweet vanilla pods.
"Herbs have been used to support heatlh for thousands of years. At Pukka we create unique blends to harness their incredible potential.
"Enjoy it and stay well."
Pukka's Ayurvedic Practitioner and Hebalist
Pukka Herbs Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe for children to drink Pukka herbal teas?
Pukka do not recommend their teas to any child under 1 year old without the advice of a practitioner. This is just a precautionary principle as the herbs can be safely used by anyone but as children's immune systems are still immature they recommend that you take the advice of a practitioner after a face-to-face meeting.
Is it okay to take herbal remedies if I'm about to have surgery?
Pukka advise stopping herbs 7 days before surgery to avoid any complications.
All of their formulas are safe to take for surgery, but due to the associated risk of affecting blood clotting they advise that they are avoided prior to surgery.
Can I drink your teas that have licorice in if I have high blood pressure?
Essentially, Yes. All problems ever associated with licorice have been from eating excessive licorice candy sweets. There is a consensus amongst experts that a safe level of licorice consumption for most people is at least 2.5g per day. The ‘culprit' is considered to be one of licorice's compounds known as Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) that can cause renal sodium retention leading to increased blood pressure in some individuals. The ‘safe' amount of 2.5g per day is arrived at by determining that consuming about 100mg/day of GA avoids any blood pressure effects. The typical GA content of licorice is in the range of about 4% for Glycyrrhiza glabra (European licorice). As the highest percentage of licorice in any of their teas is 25% (Licorice and Cinnamon tea) and the herbs in the teabag weigh a total of 2g, it means that you would have to take 5 cups a day of Licorice and Cinnamon tea to be near to consuming 2.5g of licorice a day and arriving at the 100mg threshold. All of their other teas have less licorice. Please see the information under “Are Pukka teas safe to drink during pregnancy” for more information regarding Licorice and Glycyrrhizic Acid consumption during pregnancy.
Are your products gluten free?
Yes, all their products are gluten free.
Are your products vegetarian or vegan?
All their products are vegetarian. Chywanaprash contains honey and ghee (clarified butter). Ghee contains ghee! (Made from organic milk).
Are your teas loose or in bags?
They come in teabags that are sealed in an individual envelope, perfectly convenient for taking to work, on holiday or wherever you go!
About Pukka Teas
From the spring of Morning Time to the calm of Night Time, they've created delicious organic herbal teas to match your every mood and moment. Specially blended by master herbalist Sebastian Pole, each of their blends is full of flavour and rich in therapeutic benefit. Here at Pukka they believe that the perfect cuppa should taste incredible and leave you feeling fabulous.
Whether you need to rev up, wind down or simply indulge, they have a blend for every occasion. Keeping in balance with nature, they use herbs from fair trade, sustainable sources and enjoy long-term relationships with their farmers to ensure you get only the finest flavours. Anything less just wouldn't be Pukka. Pukka hope you enjoy drinking their teas as much as they enjoy creating them. Best wishes from everyone at Pukka!
Infuse for at least 5 minutes in freshly boiled water that has been allowed to cool a little.
Keep out of reach of children.
Chamomile flower (70%), fennel seed, licorice root, vanilla pod (4%).
Naturally caffeine-free. 100% organically grown and ethically sourced.
About Pukka Herbs
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so when we started out we gave our name careful consideration. ‘Pukka’ was perfect.
Translated from Hindi to mean ‘authentic’, ‘genuine’ or, more colloquially, ‘top-quality’, ‘Pukka’ epitomises all that we represent – our ethos, ambition and everything we create.
Started with little finance, but plenty of passion, we’ve grown Pukka on our beliefs in Ayurveda – the ancient Indian art of living wisely – and the incredible health benefits of organic herbs.
At the centre of Pukka are our founders – Tim Westwell and Sebastian Pole – who were brought together by a mutual interest in promoting wellbeing. Sebastian was a qualified practitioner in Ayurveda and Chinese and Western herbal medicine and an avid herb grower. He loved herbal teas and realised that there was a gap in the market for high quality and delicious teas, but he needed a partner with some green-business acumen. And he came along in 2002 when Tim placed an advert in a local paper asking, ‘Do you want to grow business in a healthy way?’ and Sebastian was the only person to reply. The rest, as they say, is history.
For the first year, Pukka grew slowly and steadily from Tim’s spare bedroom on the outskirts of Bristol. It wasn’t long before interest grew, and now, nine years later, we have over 30 members of staff and continue to develop. Needless to say, we’ve moved out of the spare room!
As we grow, our reliance on nature increases. With this in mind, we respect our relationship with the land by using herbs from organic and sustainable sources, enjoying long-term and fair-trade bonds with our suppliers. We are proud to say that all our herbs and products are certified organic by the Soil Association and the USDA and can all be traced back to the field in which they were grown. We make regular visits to the farmers we work with to learn from as well as educate them. Like all relationships, it’s a two-way thing.
The old saying ‘mighty oaks from acorns grow’, suits the way in which we’ve developed over the years. Two people’s passion has grown into a company with award-winning organic herbal teas and food supplements that make a positive difference to people’s lives.
Throughout our journey, the huge support we’ve received from our customers has encouraged us to stay true to our roots and vision. We’re still as passionate about sharing the wonders of organic herbs as we were when the seeds of Pukka were first sown.
That passion just gets stronger with time.
We hope you’ll continue to enjoy your Pukka experience just as much as we do.
With warm wishes
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This is a really delicious and different herbal tea. The chamomile and vanilla flavors blend very well. It even stands up and retains it's yummy flavor when vanilla soy milk or Silk Nog are added to it (though it's great on its own too).
A great bedtime beverage or anytime of lithe day. The combination of favors is delicious!