More Pukka tea reviews to kick start the up and coming New Year:
Cool Mint Green, Clean Green, Supreme Matcha Green
Cool Mint Green
This had a fabulous smooth minty taste – a very nice tea with a good balance of flavour between the mint and the green tea. It was brewed for 3 minutes using freshly boiled filtered water.
It contained: Egyptian spearmint (30%), sencha green tea (70%).
This tea sounded great and it tasted great. A nice green tea with a hint of lemon which gave it the clean taste.
Ingredients: sencha (40%), sweet fennel seed, dandelion root, liquorice root, nettle leaf, lemon essential oil flavour (6%), turmeric root, lemon whole (4%), lemon myrtle leaf.
The tea was brewed for 3 minutes using freshly boiled filtered water.
Supreme Matcha Green
This tea used whole leaf greens to make up this matcha: Chinese sencha (34%), Indian Oothu (32%), Vietnamese Suoi Gang (32%), and pure emerald matcha powder (Jejo do Garacha) 2%.
This had a lovely clean sweet gentle taste with no grassiness whatsoever. Ideally this should be brewed for around 3 minutes. I went a bit over time and it was still very smooth and pleasant. I liked the gentle sweet taste a lot.
Detox, Detox with Lemon, Refresh
There was no wow factor with this tea, but then again I don’t think I’ve ever had a detox tea where this was the case. After all, anything that is supposed to do one good does not always taste great. This was just a soothing cup of tea that would be expected with the kinds of ingredients listed which were: aniseed (40%), fennel seed (20%), cardamom pod (15%), liquorice root coriander seed, celery seed.
Detox with Lemon
This turned out to be one of the better detox teas I’ve tasted because it had a nice short sharp burst of lemon which livened things up considerably. Detox teas tend to be somewhat bland in general but this one was not boring.
Ingrediens: aniseed (16%), sweet fennel seed (16%), lemon whole (14%), coriander seed, liquorice root, cardamom pod (8%), lemon myrtle leaf, lemongrass, lemon essential oil flavour (6%).
This contained: peppermint leaf (50%), liquorice root, sweet fennel seed (10%), hibiscus flower, rose flower (5%), coriander seed.
This tea was subtly minty. I could taste the fennel and liquorice and a faint rose taste. It was quite a nice tea that was not overpowering. It was in fact quite refreshing as the name would suggest.
These teas are perfect for cleansing the system after all the festive food that’s been eaten. They’re also a great way to start off the New Year, with hopefully better or continued good eating habits.