Pukka Herbs - Herbal Tea Lemongrass & Ginger - 20 Tea Bags (1.27 oz / 36 g)
Pukka Herbs Lemongrass and Ginger Organic Herbal Tea is delightfully fresh and uplifting. Lemongrass and ginger is an delightfully fresh, uplifting organic herbal tea. 100% caffeine-free. The finest, organic lemongrass has been selected for this fragrant, zesty tea. Blended it with ginger for a subtle spicy finish. Naturally caffeine free, 100% organically grown and ethically sourced, we hope this is the best lemongrass tea you will ever taste.
Latin: Emblica Officinalis
Amla' literally means 'sour' another name for Amalaki is Dhatri; Dhatri means 'mother' or 'nurse', indicating that Amalaki is the ultimate carer and healer. It is the major ingredient in Chywanaprash; the elixir tonic paste that is a superb rejuvenative for the lungs, all three doshas and the reproductive system. Use Amalaki for reducing inflammation in the digestive tract,, assisting the bowels and strengthening the heart.
The Amla tree, also known as Amalaki or Indian Gooseberry, is a small tree that is indigenous to India. It produces fruit that have been used in Ayurveda both as a food and a medicine for thousands of years. The fruits are very sour in taste and contain high levels of bioflavanoids and vitamin C. It is said that they contain 30 times more vitamin C than oranges. It takes approximately 7 years for the trees to start producing fruit. The fruit are normally ready for harvest between November and January.
This photo was taken in Sri Lanka where the collectors climb up the amla tree and use sacks around their shoulders to collect the fruit in the tree. This protects the fruits from bruising and gives you the best quality amla. Amla can easily be recognised from its many small leaflets as in the photograph here. After harvesting the fresh Amla Pukka blanches the fruit for a couple of minutes to soften the flesh so that the seeds can be removed.
The de-seeded amla is immediately laid out onto drying trays and put in a hot air dryer. This keeps the amla a light orange colour and preserves its nutritious properties. Beautiful dry organic amla. Another name for amla is 'dhatri' meaning 'mother' as amla's health benefits care for you as a mother does. This is Sri Vardana with his family in Sri Lanka. Vardana collects Amalaki fruits from trees growing organically on his land. He also collects Haritaki, Bibhitaki, Arjuna, Sariva and Vacha. The three fruits that make up Triphala; Haritaki on the inside, Bibhitaki in the middle and Amla on the outer ring.
"A fresh, uplifting organic herbal tea - 100% caffeine-free. The finest, organic lemongrass has been selected for this fragrant, zesty tea. I have blended it with ginger for a subtle spicy finish.
"Herbs have been used to support health 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 Herbalist
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!