Organic Herbal Tea by Pukka Herbs
Pukka Herbs - Herbal Tea Organic Licorice & Cinnamon - 20 Tea Bags (1.41 oz / 40 g)
Pukka Herbs Licorice and Cinnamon Organic Herbal Tea is deliciously rich and mellow. Licorice and cinnamon tea is a rich and mellow organic herbal tea. The finest, organic licorice root has been selected for this naturally sweet and full bodied tea. Cinnamon brings a gentle spiced finish. 100% organically grown and fairly traded, Pukka hopes this is the best licorice blend you will ever taste.
The farmer’s back yard seems to be jungle, but on closer inspection it is a well managed organic Cinnamon plantation.Cinnamon trees are native to Sri Lanka and thrive in its hot and humid climate. In the wild the tree can grow up to 20m in height, but when cultivated they are regularly pruned and therefore do not grow much higher than a few meters. The Cinnamon trees are cut back in their second year to encourage growth of finer bark-yielding branches, a process is called 'tillering'. After the 3rd year of growth the trees can be harvested twice a year.
The Sri Lankan method of peeling and drying cinnamon is a highly skilled art. The quills are then laid out on slats to dry. Pukka uses two different types of Cinnamon in their teas: Cinnamon Zeylanicum which they buy organically from Sri Lanka and Cinnamon Cassia which they buy as bark chips from Indonesia and Madagascar. The pieces of bark in the middle is the standard form of dried cinnamon (Cinnamon cassia). The quills on either side are the highest grade that come from Sri Lanka (Cinnamon zeylanicum). The art of cinnamon peeling is passed down from father to son – even the little kid in the photo knows how to peel cinnamon bark!
Fine quality Cinnamon is a very thin smooth bark, with a light-yellowish brown color, a highly fragrant odor, and a peculiarly sweet, warm and pleasing aromatic taste. Its flavor is due to the aromatic oil it contains. Pukka uses their organic cinnamon in their Revitalize and Pleasure teas. Culpepper's herbal advises using a daily draught of cinnamon 'in any convenient liquor' for the prevention of scurvy.
After sorting and milling, the Cassia is taken to purpose built solar driers. Over the years, the Kerinci farming communities have used proceeds from their organic bonus in a number of ways, such as: funding clean drinking water projects, donating rice to Kerinci flood victims, purchasing farm supplies, improving infrastructure and funding community projects.
Currently about 750 farmers participate in this Cassia project, agreeing to honor the park’s boundaries, use organic farming methods and implement conservation practices such as selective harvesting and contour terracing. Cinnamon was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a present fit for Kings. The Cinnamon Cassia farmers group project began in 1999 and has developed a sustainable source of certified organic cinnamon Cassia.
"A rich and mellow organic herbal tea. The finest, organic licorice root has been selected for this naturally sweet and full bodied tea. I have added cinnamon for a gentle spiced 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 flavor 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 flavors. 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.
Licorice root (25%), cocoa bean, roasted chicory root, cardamom seed, cinnamon bark (15%), fennel seed.
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' epitomizes 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 realized 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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I had this tea at a friend's house and really enjoyed it. But trying to find it so I could purchase it became a task. Finally doing a computer search, Lucky Vitamin had it. I ordered product and it was a good transaction. This tea is so good and appears to help my G.I. system. Will continue to use this product.
A perfect combination for blood sugar balance and some digesting help...as well as immune building....I like the taste very much and I respect this company!
This is a delicious, smoky and flavorful tea. Rich and sweet.
Love this tea! It's great with a cinnamon stick as well. Delicious and aids in digestion. Pukka teas have converted me from coffee to tea. I needed to stop drinking coffee and caffeine and these teas are a God-send!
Great service, great price, love the free shipping, and the tea not so much.
This is my all time favorite tea. It has a wonderful black licorice flavor that I just love.
Same as with the After Dinner Tea. Couldn't find it locally, but happily found it at a good price at Lucky Vitamin. Love this tea.