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.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.