Pukka introduces three new black tea blends to its herbal range

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 6th August 2014
Pukka introduces three new black tea blends to its herbal range
Pukka introduces three new black tea blends to its herbal range

UK-based tea maker Pukka has added three new black teas to its herbal range in Australia.

Pukka’s three new black tea blends include Elegant English Breakfast, Gorgeous Earl Grey, and Lively English Breakfast.

Pukka said the new blends, like all teas in its range of more than 30 tea blends, the new trio of black teas has been “artfully blended” from organic ingredients from around the world.

“We started Pukka more than 11 years ago with a desire to create innovative, delicious herbal teas,” said Sebastian Pole, Pukka’s Master Herbalist and a qualified practitioner in Ayurveda and Chinese and Western herbal medicine.  “With huge support from our customers, the Pukka range has expanded beyond our wildest dreams, and we’re so pleased to further extend our offering to include these wonderful black teas,” he said.

Pukka is one of the second biggest herbal tea brands in the UK, growing at 50 per cent year on year. The Company was founded as Pukka Herbs in 2002 by Tim Westwell and Sebastian Pole, with the pair initially working from Mr Westwell’s spare room.

The new black tea blends are:

Elegant English Breakfast (RRP $7.95)

A whole leaf English Breakfast tea, which Pukka said is “made from the youngest organic leaves that grow wild in the Vietnamese rainforest, hand-picked by H’mong and Zhao tribes, who have enjoyed drinking this tea for centuries”.

Gorgeous Earl Grey (RRP $7.95)

This blend contains organic earl grey leaf, which Pukka said are “grown in ancient Indian tea gardens”. Once handpicked, the leaves are blended with bergamot, then gently fragranced with lavender for a hint of floral flavour.

Lively English Breakfast (RRP $7.95)

An new take on the more traditional blend, this Lively English Breakfast tea features a blend of organic whole leaf tea with a hint of ginseng and licorice root.

Pukka is distributed in Australia by Organic Trader, and is available from select health food stores and independent grocers, and online at www.pukkaherbs.com.au.