The best herbal teas to drink from morning to night
Do you measure your day in cups of tea? We drink 165 million cups of black tea each day in the US and are rightly known as a nation of tea-lovers.
However, with growing awareness of how herbs can help support the body and mind, there has never been a more exciting time to explore different herbal teas to enjoy throughout your day.
Though herbal "tea" isn't exactly tea, it has been used and enjoyed all over the world for many eras. Herbal teas are healthy and delicious beverages that just about everyone can enjoy.
Theoretically, the term "tea" only applies to infusions of the leaves of the tea bush. A herbal infusion is a mixture of herbs, fruits, flowers or other plants made with boiling water.
Herbal teas can be made from a huge variety of different plants. A great benefit of herbal tea is that it can transfer the benefits of those plants to the tea drinker. Many herbs that are prized for their restorative or healing qualities are often consumed as a tea to support the body and mind in a natural way.
Herbal teas have maintained their popularity since before recorded history. The best herbal teas will always continue to find a home on the shelves of those who value their health and wellbeing benefits and those who simply want to enjoy a delicious and calming beverage.
7am – Jump start your day with matcha green tea
When the alarm goes off, some are lucky enough to leap out of bed. Most of us need a much-anticipated mug of something to ease us into the day.
To jump-start your day, reach no further than Supreme Matcha Green, the perfect blend of organic energising herbs and whole leaf green herbal tea to kick-start your morning.
Matcha is a special type of powdered green tea, rapidly growing in popularity due to increased understanding of its incredible wellbeing benefits.
Matcha also contains various compounds that are associated with improving health, reducing stress and increasing alertness.
Interestingly, both matcha and green tea contain L-theanine which helps balance the caffeine in this blend, providing a sustained energy release compared with both coffee and black tea.
It’s the perfect brew for our over-stimulated busy world. Ideal if you’re looking for that morning boost of energy without the crash.
Enjoy the magic of matcha in our Supreme Matcha Green blend.
10am – To give your day a golden glow
Ayurveda, ancient wisdom that has been passed down for centuries in India, views that we should try and complete any mentally taxing work before lunch, leaving the afternoon free for more creative, recreational activities where possible.
Our Turmeric Gold herbal tea has been blended with the queen of protective herbs to sustain life’s majestic glow. In India, the turmeric root is known as the ‘Golden Goddess’. It has been used for centuries as a naturally powerful way to nourish and support the body and is one of Pukka’s hero herbs for good reason.
If a mid-morning slump is looming, take five minutes out to enjoy a cup, allowing your mind to refocus. This is a good opportunity to give your eyes a rest from the screen. You could also try ‘palming’ – simply gently rub your palms together until they are warm, then rest the heel of your palm over each eye.
1pm - Revitalise your afternoon
The hour after lunch can often be a sleepy one. Ginger warms the digestive system and along with cinnamon and cardamom, this refreshing herbal tea blend gently stimulates the body and mind.
For a caffeine-free herbal tea alternative try our warm and spicy Three Ginger. A perfect pick me up that also supports the digestion after lunch.
7pm – To naturally aid after-dinner digestion
In the evenings, when you crave a drink after a hectic day at work it can be tricky to find drinks that are natural. Many beverages are full of sweeteners and other artificial ingredients. A cup of organic herbal tea can offer a pleasing alternative.
Complete your evening meal with Three Mint - a deliciously refreshing blend to help you feel comfortable after a meal.
9pm – To help you relax and unwind before bed
Those who have struggled with their sleep know the benefits of a good herbal sleep tea. Pukka has a wide range of herbal sleep teas that can become part of your night time routine and help you to drift off into a calm and peaceful sleep.
Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey – The perfect cup to ease the mind & body, unwind with each calming sip, and enjoy a good night’s rest.
A cup of chamomile tea has a calming effect to help welcome a peaceful sleep, allowing you to awake refreshed and full of vigour.
From dawn 'til dusk
With the myriad of options and varieties available, finding the best herbal tea for you is simple. We have something to suit anyone, at anytime of day. Try them out and find out which herbal tea works best for you.
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