Saturday, August 24, 2013

Pukka Lemongrass & Ginger

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, mixed green and brown
Ingredients: organic lemongrass, lemon verbena leaf, licorice root, ginger root, lemongrass extract
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: gold

When I visited the Pukka booth at the Fancy Food Show I was very impressed at their passion, knowledge and commitment to creating a quality herbal tea. The owner of the company, Sebastian, is an Ayurvedic practitioner and herbalist so all of their blends are very well thought out. My allergies have been making a bit miserable lately and I saw an article on their blog suggesting this herbal blend as a tea that might help hay fever. The aroma was strong and I was a little nervous about the licorice root since I am usual not a fan of it. Thankfully the taste was very well balanced. Citrus was the dominant flavor thanks to the lemongrass and lemon verbena. The finish was sweet with a just a hint of spicy kick from the ginger. Overall it has a very clean and refreshing effect. No herbal tea will ever be a miracle cure but I did feel better after drinking this. I love that they are certified organic by both the USDA and Soil Association

You can find out more about this herbal tea here.