I love tea and especially like to drink it when I’m reading. I consider myself sort of a tea freak. Today’s tea is made by Pukka which is an organic tea company that I found a few years ago. So far I’ve loved all of their teas. My absolute favorite is called “Love.” In case you’re wondering how to pronounce Pukka in American English, it’s pronounced with a short u as in puck.
Here’s some information about this tea from www.Pukkaherbs.com
A tea that embodies nature’s gift of FairWild flowers that will love you every step of the way. A tender touch of rose fills your heart. The soft embrace of chamomile and lavender soothe your soul. A tea made with love, dedicated to love and called Love. How lovely is that? But drinking a cup of Love tea has more to it than just the blissful taste – find out the story behind this incredible tea by reading this article below.
One of the great things about Pukka Planet is its ability to tell some of the stories behind the teas. Even more so because we have many authors on this site and when a story is a little personal and the subject of that story a little bashful, we can go right ahead and tell it instead.
You might think that Sebastian shuts himself away in some laboratory – forever testing and boiling in a sea of scientific instruments. Well he does do a little of that. But much of the time he spends in his incredible herb garden and his kitchen. Trying out different herbal blends until he finds exactly the right combination. It’s why every Pukka tea is indeed made with love. But the Love tea? That’s a slightly different matter.
Because Sebastian made it specifically as a gift to win over his lovely partner, now wife, Suze Pole. So it is a tea, made with love, dedicated to love and called Love. How lovely is that?
Why I love this tea:
- It’s organic
- I love the herb mix which tastes amazing
- It’s calming, but doesn’t make me tired
- It’s caffeine free
- It’s Healthy!
Normally I always sweeten my tea with organic raw honey. It’s the perfect cup of tea for me. Raw honey is almost white. I like it for the taste and also for its antioxidants. Raw honey is collected straight from the extractor. It’s totally unheated, unpasteurized, and unprocessed honey which is why it doesn’t lose its nutritional value. From time to time you can actually find a bee wing in it or even some bee pollen. It has the most incredible flavor.
I use a local company in my state, but if you’re trying raw honey for the first time I recommend this one which can be found on Amazon or even local stores near you. It tastes wonderful and in cold temperatures will be in a solid state.
Here’s one of my favorite videos on steeping tea- This is how I do it. I find it interesting that Alton Brown says not to ‘smoosh’ the tea bag after it’s brewed because I always catch myself doing it!
If you watch the next video you’ll see that chowhound has some different opinions on brewing tea.
It’s best to make your own educated decision on how to brew your tea. I’ve even used my Keurig for hot water when making my tea. If i’m pressed for time, this is quicker than using an electric kettle.
If you’d like to learn more about Pukka teas, please visit their website at:
https://www.pukkaherbs.com/ – This is the UK site which contains most of their teas.
Thanks for reading and if you have any tea recommendations or favorites, I’d love to hear them!