Pukka Herbs - Green Tea Whole Leaf Organic - 20 Tea Bags (1.06 oz / 30 g)
Pukka Herbs Organic Whole Leaf Green Tea contains whole leaves for a smoother flavor. Pukka set out to create a truly superior tasting, smooth green tea. So they hand picked some of the finest organic green tea varieties – Sencha, Oothu and Suoi Gang – from Fairtrade growers in China, India and Vietnam and gently dried the whole leaf to retain the fantastic, delicate flavour. 100% organically grown and fairly traded, Pukka hopes this is the best green tea you will ever taste.
About Green Tea
Pukka Herbs' Fairtrade Sencha green tea comes from a pioneering organic project in China made up of 15,000 smallholders who own a third of a hectare each. Pukka uses the whole leaf which is steamed to stop fermentation and then rolled to retain the flavour. During the rolling process, the green tea ‘juice’ is pushed to the outside of the leaf so when it is immersed in hot water, the flavour is easily drawn out.
Pukka uses the their organic Sencha green tea in all 3 of their green teas: In their Mint Green tea it combines with delicious Egyptian Spearmint, and in the Lemon Green tea with zesty Sicilian lemons. When Pukka set out to create their first Fairtrade Pukka Green tea they combined Sencha tea from China along with 2 other superior Fairtrade organic green teas varieties – Oothu and Suoi Gang – from Fairtrade smallholders India and Vietnam. These 3 delicate flavours combine to create an exceptionally smooth green tea Pukka hopes you enjoy.
"We set out to create a truly superior tasting, smooth green tea. So we hand picked some of the finest organic green tea varieties - Sencha, Oothu and Suoi Gang - from Fairtrade growers in China, India and Vietnam and gently dried the whole leaf to retain the fantastic, delicate flavour.
"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 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!