Meet Sebastian, Pukka's herbsmith
After several years of walking in the Himalayas, sleeping under the stars and learning about plants, an encounter with an Indian healer inspired Sebastian to return to England to study the powers of herbs. An Ayurvedic clinic, a Yoga practice, and a caravan followed – and, not long after, the herbal tea company you know and love today as Pukka Herbs.
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What is Pukka Planet?
Hello and welcome to Pukka Planet – the place we hope you will go on your very own journey of discovery. Pukka Planet is three things – it’s an area of our website where you can find all the stories that sit behind what we do – built around people, plants and the planet.
The Pukka Beginnings
In the year 2001, a creative entrepreneur with a passion for natural-health, Tim Westwell, placed an advert in a Bristol cultural magazine. The ad ran for two weeks – with only one response, from an enthusiastic young herbalist called Sebastian Pole. He’d had an idea.