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drank Turmeric Gold by Pukka
1429 tasting notes

Turmeric lovers, rejoice!

I love turmeric tea. I make it from scratch all the time, but, it’s a huge mess and stains everything. So I prefer to find pre-mixed turmeric tea, it just makes my life easier.

Out of all the turmeric teas I’ve tried (I think more than 20 now, I’d have to check for sure), this is my favorite.

It’s STRONG, for starters. No powder that I can tell in this tea, it’s more of a small rock shape, for the turmeric, anyway. Perhaps little flakes of the actual root?

Next up, it’s smooth, I’m sure because of the licorice root. Then, the lemon is a surprising astringent twist. Both whole lemons and lemon oil. I thought it would be overpowering, but it’s not at all. I had to look at the ingredients twice, asking myself, “Is that citrus? No…”

Yes, yes it is.

This is probably to die for with some coconut milk and honey, but since I’m not using honey at the moment.. wah. Someone do tell me if they try it!

Flavors: Astringent, Lemon, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Fjellrev

Never tried turmeric tea but I’ll have to now!

rosebudmelissa

I keep meaning to get around to trying a turmeric tea. Is the cardamom very noticeable in this?

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45
drank Supreme Matcha Green by Pukka
1429 tasting notes

Grabbed this as an alternative to ridiculously priced matcha – which is all I find in the UK at the moment. Darn traveling. ;)

I miss my matcha, and wish Red Leaf’s shipping wasn’t such a high threshold to come over here. Plus, since I’m on the road so much, it’s tricky to get anything without my being “gone” already, on to the next place. Suggestions for solutions, welcome!

Anyway, this tea. Suggested steep time of 3 minutes is perfect, as i’m finding this gets ridiculously bitter, fast. Did it as a keto / butter tea, didn’t notice anything of substance. Did it today just as a regular tea, and it was tight, astringent and bitter. Got some granularity from the matcha, which made me happy as I was worried there wasn’t any in here. Having said that, zero matcha buzz, which I consistently get with straight matcha. So…

Would I buy this again? Maybe, if I needed matcha in small doses for some reason, and couldn’t get what I wanted at a decent price.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Grass

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Supreme Matcha Green by Pukka
13 tasting notes

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drank Lemon Green tea by Pukka
378 tasting notes

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72
drank Lemon Green tea by Pukka
378 tasting notes

Reasonably priced tea that I bought at Winners. Not bad. The flavour of the green tea mixed with the lemon tastes a tad odd to me for some reason. Not balanced as well as I would have liked. My mom loves this one so I’ve been letting her drink most of it. Wouldn’t re-purchase. Good enough in a pinch though.

Flavors: Green, Lemon

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60
drank Night Time by Pukka
9 tasting notes

This is not my favorite night time tea. I am not a big fan of licorice and that’s what I get from this tea.

On the other hand, my cat loves this tea and often grabs the label to try and pull the bag out of the water. She also steals the bags out of my tea box. She doesn’t want to ingest it… she just wants to hold it and rub her face all over it. It seems to act like a cat nip to her. I wouldn’t recommend leaving any felines alone with access to this tea haha!

I don’t mind recommending this tea; however, I have night time teas that I enjoy more.

I use 1 bag in 10 oz of boiling water and I often allow the tea to steep as I drink.

Flavors: Cardboard, Flowers, Licorice

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 10 OZ / 295 ML

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82
drank Peppermint & Licorice by Pukka
5 tasting notes

I quite like this tea. No need to sweeten as the licorice sweeten it naturally. As others have mentioned, nice before going to bed.

Flavors: Licorice, Peppermint

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drank Morning Time by Pukka
2194 tasting notes

Ugh oh gods no there’s licorice root in this too? Bear With Me, you are a trouble maker. ;)

Huh. Actually, this mostly just tastes like rooibos. I didn’t steep it long, and I added honey, so maybe that… no, there’s the sweet licorice root grody aftertaste. Haha.

But it’s no completely terrible and I am SO COLD today, I will sit here cuddling my mug.

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drank Three Ginger by Pukka
1115 tasting notes

Unfortunately this is the first note I’ve written on this tea, and I’m not really in the mood to actually review the tea, I am more posting this note as a tribute to the late Alan Rickman, my favorite actor, who sadly passed away today.

I’ll keep it short, but I have been a huge Harry Potter fan since about grade three. Read all the books multiple times, went to quite a few of the movies in theatres (I don’t think all of them) and have re-watched the movies countless times. And my favorite character in the movies is definitely Professor Snape. Probably mostly due to the fact that Alan Rickman did a STELLAR job portraying Snape, and I can’t even think of anyone else as Snape ever. And to this day, everytime I see the last movie at a certain part involving Alan Rickman (I won’t spoil, in case people actually haven’t seen all the movies) I break down crying my eyes out. Even after watching the movie so many times, I actually watched it over the Christmas break and broke down with my aunt and uncle there any everything lol.

And yes, Alan Rickman has done quite a few other movies, notably Die Hard and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. And he was also a great villain in those movies as well. He has an excellent voice too, unique and recognizable.

But he will always be Professor Snape to me. Always.

So here’s to you, Alan. Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the film industry and I am happy to have lived in a time where you were an actor. I will try to not be too sad today, but this is hitting me harder than I thought it would. I don’t have many favorite actors, and he was my favorite. Rest in peace.

Oh, and this tea is super gingery and spicy, I’ve drank multiple cups in the past but I will write a more detailed note later.

__Morgana__

So sad. He was incredibly gifted.

Uniquity

Someone on my facebook shared a quote from him that he would be 80 in a chair and reading Harry Potter, and his family would ask him “still?” and he would respond “always”. Snape isn’t his most memorable role for me but that he won’t get to do that at 80 nearly had me crying. Stupid hormones. I really enjoyed him in everything I saw, possibly starting with Metatron in Dogma.

MissLena

I saw that quote too, almost choked me up at work too, and every quote of his I read in his voice in my head as well. I haven’t actually seen Dogma but I feel the urge to watch all movies that he is in now. An amazing man with a true gift of getting into character. :(

Uniquity

There is always this to cheer us up. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eob7V_WtAVg

MissLena

Hahaha @Uniquity thank you for posting that! I watched the first minute at work and will watch the rest later :) two of my favorite things in that video!

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Not even in top 5 of ginger teas I drank. It tastes a bit artificial and leaves a little unpleasant sweet aftertaste.

It’s not horrible, but I won’t really drink another cup of this.

Flavors: Ginger, Lemon, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 250 OZ / 7393 ML

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drank After Dinner by Pukka
30 tasting notes

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drank Chamomile & Vanilla by Pukka
30 tasting notes

Initially light like chamomile tea usually is — but unfortunately I cannot taste the Vanilla, and if left to steep too long, takes on a stronger licorice flavour that wasn’t initially evident. Maybe I’m a purist? I just don’t think that chamomile and licorice bode too well. The licorice flavour takes over the delicate flavour of the chamomile.

Still, it is pleasant if you’re feeling poorly, and the packaging is beautiful! Pukka’s box designs are instantly distinguishable. :)

My advice: don’t let it steep too long and it’s a decent cup of chamomile.

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75
drank Love by Pukka
2 tasting notes

I usually use 2 teabags every time for 200ml of water. Then the floral fragrant of the tea really stays after taste.

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drank Three Ginger by Pukka
27 tasting notes

I have a hard time not buying tea when I’m in the grocery store, even if I know it’s going to sit on the shelf for months and months. I bought this one to aid digestion. There’s nothing terrible about it, but nothing great, either. Sometimes I add it to black tea when I’m mixing a chai. In essence – “meh.”

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drank Love by Pukka
312 tasting notes

Found this hanging out in the cupboard at work and figured what the hey, as I’ve yet to import masses of work-tea to my new office.

I didn’t think much of it before adding a sachet of sugar, so I don’t think this will be in my regular rotation of daytime teas, as I’m desperately trying to shift the massive paunch I’ve somehow managed to accrue in the last year. Ugh. I’ve gone up two trouser sizes. So depressing. I can’t afford new trousers. I just keep alternating between two pairs at the office and hope nobody notices I clearly don’t own any other trousers that fit. IT IS SLIM DOWN TIME BECAUSE I REALLY DO HAVE OTHER TROUSERS, HONEST

But I digress. I think the reason I felt the need to add sugar to this is that it has a sweet note behind the predominantly chamomile flavour – that’s probably the licorice root at work. I don’t know what it is about licorice root, but the weird sweetness it imparts to some teas gives me this sort of gross cognitive dissonance that makes me need to add actual sugar to make it palatable (probably because I don’t notice the licorice-derived sweet anymore). Which is a shame, because all the other flavours in here are things I should like. Other than that, I mostly get chamomile. Oh well. At least it was free.

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91
drank Night Time by Pukka
1 tasting notes

Found this tea about 2 months ago. Love, love, love it! Tastes and smells so nice. Cats love it too! I wish I could drink it in the day but it does make me sleepy, so it wouldn’t be the best idea! Look forward to my evenings so much more now!

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drank Detox by Pukka
1476 tasting notes

Thanks to MissB for passing down a couple bags of this! TMI, but I’m hardcore PMSing right now, especially after (temporarily) going off BC so I’m extra crampy than usual. And hella ravenous. Wow. I haven’t experienced this since before I started using BC.

So this is perfect for feeling better. That sweet licorice root is so soothing, but not overly sweet like it sometimes can be. Anise is also at the top, so yay! Love that stuff. I can maybe taste the slightly sharper fennel underneath them. And luckily no coriander.

gmathis

Raspberry leaf is also good for the same symptoms…tastes like—leaves—but a little mint thrown in works well.

Fjellrev

I’ve heard that it’s suposed to work! Of course of all times, I don’t have it when I need it haha.

Plunkybug

Mighty Aphrodite from Davids is RRL based, and quite tasty.

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100
drank Three Cinnamon by Pukka
1 tasting notes

Perfect cinnamon with a hint of unique sweetness from licorice! Love it before bed!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice, Sugar

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Refresh by Pukka
13 tasting notes

I was so excited to try this tea! The packaging is lovely and even though I am not a fan of teabags I still decided to get it. All I can say it…totally disappointing. The flavours end up blending together to make a soupy undistinguishable taste.

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drank Three Ginger by Pukka
1 tasting notes

Just picked up this tea from my local health food shop. And I love it. It’s such a good pick me up tea from when your feeling a little bit tired or having that afternoon low.

Flavors: Ginger, Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Love by Pukka
17 tasting notes

The packaging for this tea is absolute eye candy. However, the tea itself isn’t my favourite. I’m not too fond of the taste of chamomile, and it’s the strongest one here. Actually, I find that most of Pukka teas have strong notes of chamomile, no matter the other ingredients. I do taste some liquorice root but the chamomile definitely dominates. After having tried many types of Pukka tea, I must admit I’m not a fan. In my opinion it’s quite low quality tea that doesn’t let flavours come through very well.

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drank Elderberry and Echinecea by Pukka
631 tasting notes

1 tea bag used

There are too many flavours in this tisane which can be detected in the aroma which is slightly off-putting. Flavour does not have a focus- it is mostly bland, savoury-tasting. I can pick out the orange note as well as the licorice.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 13 OZ / 375 ML

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80
drank Three Ginger by Pukka
2 tasting notes

I’m just getting into sampling herbal teas. I’m not typically a fan of ginger, but a friend had bought this and I tried it. Very pleasant aroma, very spicy but as an aftertaste and I wasn’t sure if it was “too bitey” for me, but the ginger harshness kind of mellows as you drink it. Thought I picked up some lemon flavor too. I would drink this again.

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