Deliciously Different Drinks from Pukka
At Pukka, we always focus on the highest quality, which is one of the reasons why our products taste so good: the quality of the herbs and spices we use, the quality of life that we help farmers achieve, and the quality of the taste experience. But why limit this focus on quality to a mouth-watering cup of tea? Here you will find wonderful recipes for non-alcoholic drinks that will give you ample opportunity to explore the possibilities of the Pukka teas.
Love Tea Face Scrub
Pamper your skin with this gentle exfoliating face scrub. Simple enough to make at home with ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. The gentle and natural facial scrub is perfect for removing dead skin cells and face and body impurities. Oatmeal is one of the best ingredients for natural exfoliation of the skin and is also suitable for delicate skin. Honey is an effective means of reducing inflammation and moisturizing the skin. Always go for organic locally produced honey. This exfoliating scrub also contains olive oil which deeply nourishes the skin and gives it a fresh and renewed glow. Rose has antibacterial properties and an antioxidant effect that rejuvenates and rebuilds the skin. Chamomile, the little beautiful flower, is a miracle ingredient that heals and soothes irritated skin.
Help Me Glow
Stinging nettle leaves act as an effective cleanser. The chlorophyll, mineral and vitamin-rich nettle plant has been used for centuries for internal cleansing of organs and skin. Fennel Seed - Fennel is one of nature's best remedies if you have digestive problems or constipation, as well as to excrete waste, prevent cystitis and urinary tract infections. Fennel acts as a diuretic and cleanses the waste that accumulates in the body. Peppermint Leaves - Refreshing Mint works to cool and soothe to the skin and is an effective means of reducing redness. Dandelion Root - The bittersweet dandelion root cleanses the body by strengthening the liver and intestines. Beetroot - purifies and relieves inflammation by stimulating liver, kidneys and intestines. It's also been claimed to be effective in cleansing impure skin. Red clover - this delicate herb with beautiful flowers cleanses the skin and renews glow. Turmeric - also known as the golden goddess in India, is an effective remedy for unclean skin and can help to reduce inflammation. Licorice root - this sweet root strengthens the kidneys and relieves skin irritation. Lemon juice - lemon juice heals and strengthens the liver and keeps the skin clean and fresh. This recipe contains dried nettle, but you can pick the fresh nettle shoots in the spring and make your very own fresh and super healthy tea. You can also dry the vitamin-rich nettle leaves for later use. Dry them on a baking tray or hang them to dry in a cool place for a day or so. From the book Cleanse, Nurture, Restore with Herbal Tea by Sebastian Pole, illustrator Kim Lightbody, published by Frances Lincoln.
Get ready for winter with Pukka’s easy to make elderberry elixir recipe.
Hot Spicy Milk
With the average lifestyle getting more and more hectic every year, it’s no wonder that so many people struggle to get to sleep at night. This soothing, warming recipe is perfect just before bed, and can also help to nourish the nervous and reproductive systems. For a truly restful night’s sleep, take with 2 capsules of Night Time.
Three ginger vodka spritzer
One of our absolute favourites for helping to stoke your inner fire, ginger root is a dream come true for mixologists too. Both spicy and sweet, ginger can be just the ingredient to give a cocktail recipe a fiery zing and really bring it to life. We've taken things to the next step, by creating a cocktail syrup using our Three Ginger tea. This blend of sweet galangal, ginger and golden turmeric is both refreshing and warming so can be enjoyed come rain or shine. Serve up and enjoy with bourbon, tequila or (like below) vodka.
Crunchy Almond Butter Cookies
Here’s a healthy twist on the super classic peanut butter cookie.
Clean Matcha Green Cold Brew
We’ve created these simple cold brew recipes so you can enjoy the benefits of our matcha teas in a new, refreshing way. Our Clean Matcha Green cold brew is the perfect companion to your health journey, with energising matcha and zesty lemon for the ultimate spring clean.
Golden milk of bliss
A warm nectar to nourish you deep inside. It helps to replenish your nervous and sexual energies. It is literally bliss in a cup. It’s a great relaxant so drink this one warm before bed. This has all the benefits of Nourishing Almond Saffron Elixir, but with the deeper calming properties of warm milk, nutmeg and ashwagandha. Almond - This delicious nut is sweet to taste, heating, heavy and oily in quality. It builds, strengthens and has aphrodisiac qualities that boost fertility. Cardamom pod - The aromatic essential oils in cardamom are used to help digest the highly nutritious fats in this replenishing elixir. Saffron - One of the remarkable things about saffron is that the colourful pigments are both water- and fat-soluble meaning its depression-lifting, blood-circulating, aphrodisiac qualities are easily extracted and only small amounts are needed. Turmeric root - A sprinkle of this golden magic helps bring warmth to your digestion and a little more life to your life. Because turmeric helps increase the flow of blood deep into your tissues and organs, it brings more nutrition and health to your whole body and mind. Nutmeg - Believed to ‘hold the energy in’, nutmeg is calming and helps to break the tiring sleep-awake-sleep-awake pattern of transient insomnia. Ashwagandha root - This is one of nature’s greatest gifts – it helps us sleep well, therefore giving us more energy. Its Latin name is Withania somnifera, alluding to its gentle soporific effects, which are accentuated when it’s used at night and with milk. Ashwagandha means ‘the smell of a horse’ – you won’t smell like a horse the next day, but you will wake with the grace, elegance and vigour of one.