Licorice & Cinnamon

Licorice & Cinnamon tea combines the pure sweetness of licorice with the warming whirl of cinnamon to deliver a lavishly fragrant and warming combination. Life’s most precious gifts are right here for you to enjoy; the finest sweet swirls of licorice root lavishly speckled with cinnamon’s golden warmth – this is a cup to make anyone feel wealthy.

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Dietary information

  • Organic
  • Caffeine free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Wheat free
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Soya free
  • Nut free
  • Kosher

Frequently asked questions

  • Is the amount of Licorice in Pukka teas safe to drink during pregnancy?

    Please see the previous FAQ for background detail on current clinical research into the safety of Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) the primary constituent found in licorice.

    There is a broad consensus that a safe daily dosage of GA is 120mg per day when taken over a prolonged period. During pregnancy, the figure is 50mg of GA. However, this includes an applied safety factor of 10x the originally calculated figure of 500mg of GA. Therefore, to err on the side of caution, we believe that it is safe to consume two cups of Pukka ‘Three Licorice’ tea per day with each cup containing 40mg of GA. As the majority of Pukka teas contain less than 10mg of GAper cup, these can be drunk freely throughout the day.

  • Can I drink Pukka teas that contain licorice in if I have high blood pressure?

    We love licorice at Pukka. Sweetness is just one of the six essential tastes that our Herbsmith Sebastian Pole considers when creating our blends, carefully balancing the therapeutic effect of our teas with the best taste experience. It is calming and nourishing, and its silky nature helps soothe your whole system. It also acts as a good harmoniser of the other herbs in the blend, bringing out their best qualities so you get the most balanced cup of tea.

    Some studies into the effects of licorice on our bodies have suggested that it has the potential to increase blood pressure and decrease blood potassium levels. These studies have used either isolated extracts of a constituent known as Glycyrrhizic Acid (GA) or licorice candy sweets. Isolated GA is highly concentrated and absorbed more rapidly by the body in comparison to ingesting the raw plant material. Similarly, in licorice candy sweets, it is the high levels of sugar and salt that may be responsible for significant changes in blood pressure or potassium levels; subjects were also ingesting up to 1kg of these licorice candies on a daily basis.

    When these details are taken into consideration, there is no evidence of any negative side effects resulting from the intake of licorice based teas. In fact, a number of additional naturally occurring constituents found in licorice root have actually been shown to modify the enzymes that initiate changes in blood chemistry and pressure depending upon the condition and need of the human body.

    There is a broad consensus that a safe daily dosage of GA is 120mg per day when taken over a prolonged period. The majority of Pukka teas contain less than 10mg of GAper cup, meaning that they can be drunk freely throughout the day. Those teas with a higher level of licorice are ‘Three Licorice’ which contains 40mg of GA,‘Peppermint and Licorice’ (18mg) and ‘Licorice and Cinnamon’ (11mg).


  • Why do Pukka add Licorice to the tea blends?

    Our guiding philosophy is to connect people with the power of plants to help them live healthier and happier lives. We do this by creating unique herbal tea blends using the finest grade organic herbs with the intention of making delicious tasting teas that also help you feel good. We take this privileged position of helping people make healthy choices for themselves and the planet very seriously indeed.

    Sweetness is just one of the six essential tastes that our Herbsmith Sebastian considers when creating our blends, carefully balancing the therapeutic effect of our teas with the best taste experience. We often add Fennel or Licorice to our teas to sweeten them. Licorice, for example, is a magical plant that not only has 50 times the natural sweetness of refined sugar but it is also an incredible herb. It is calming and nourishing, and its silky nature helps soothe your whole system. It also acts as a good harmoniser of the other herbs in the blend, bringing out their best qualities so you get the most balanced cup of tea.

    However, should Licorice not be to your tastes, we do have a number of blends that do not contain this particular herb. They are as follows;

    Three Mint

    Three Fennel

    Three Tulsi

    Mint Matcha Green

    Supreme Green Matcha

    Elegant English Breakfast

    Gorgeous Earl Grey

    Three Chamomile

  • Why we love Cinnamon and is cinnamon safe?

    Cinnamon has been used safely for many years as a flavouring in foods and for its broad range of health benefits however there appears to be some confusion around some interpretation of what ‘true cinnamon’ is. It is one of two common names for only one form of cinnamon bark from the species Cinnamomum verum Syn. zeylanicum. This cinnamon is also called Ceylon cinnamon and it is not contained in our teas, being somewhat less flavoursome and lacking in many of the beneficial nutrients when made into a tea.

    Our unique Three Cinnamon blend is made with Vietnamese (Cinnamomum aromaticum), Indonesian (C. burmanni) and Indian (C. bejolghota) cinnamon respectively. All non-verum cinnamon’s are also known rather generically as cassia cinnamon and are the most commonly consumed cinnamons in both Europe and the United States, as well as through most of India, China and elsewhere in Asia. As you may know, the coumarin content of this form of cinnamon tends to be higher when compared with the verum form (but all cinnamon species contain coumarin). Owing to its high coumarin content, its beneficial properties and its unique flavouring characteristics, we include these three types of cinnamon in our Three Cinnamon tea. It is safe for everyone to drink. Our risk-assessment based on EFSA safety factors show that you would need to drink over 42 cups of our Three Cinnamon tea a day for a few weeks for there to be any problem. Of course, no one is going to do that. In all of our planning we assume that we will just drink three cups of any one type of tea a day.

    The concerns have stemmed mainly from evidence that liver or kidney toxicity can occur after exposure to high doses of coumarin over prolonged periods. However, this has been shown to be linked to a common detoxification pathway that is not present in humans, namely the 3-hydroxycoumarin pathway, which yields potentially toxic metabolites of coumarin. Humans are generally much less likely to suffer such toxicity because most individuals rely on the much more efficient 7-hydroxycoumarin pathway.

    However, there are justifiable concerns with very high intakes of cassia cinnamon when ingested as a ground powder in large quantities by a small subpopulation of individuals who have a genetic defect that prevents the effective biotransformation of coumarins by the liver. This has been the focus of a lot of recent research and risk assessment.

    We not only test the total coumarin content of all our cinnamon containing teas at third-party EU laboratories and in our own quality control facility based at our headquarters in Bristol, we also ensure that the total amount available when consumed as a tea would not induce any liver issues — the main potential risk — even in the most susceptible individuals.

    Our tea with the most amount of cinnamon is Three Cinnamon. Each cup of Pukka Three Cinnamon tea, based on a single bag infused in boiling hot water (250 mL) for 5 minutes, contains about 7mg coumarins. Clinical evidence suggests that you would need to drink 42 cups of Pukka Three Cinnamon tea for there to be any adverse effects or liver toxicity. Our other teas with cinnamon have the following lower levels of coumarin; Original, Green and Vanilla Chais have 3.2 mg, Revitalise has 2.1mg and Licorice and Cinnamon has 1.2 mg. Our Fibre Plus has 1.5 mg per daily serving and are all well within safe limits.

    Bearing in mind variations in susceptibility between individuals, and the incomplete state of knowledge of coumarins, Pukka Herbs offers the following recommendations to ensure the safety of its teas containing Cinnamon, notably Three Cinnamon tea.

    • Do not exceed four cups of Pukka Three Cinnamon tea daily within any 2 week period.
    • People with liver disease or coumarin sensitivity (polymorphism of CYP2A6 enzyme) should not consume more than one cup of Pukka Three Cinnamon tea daily within any 2 week period, unless otherwise directed by their health professional.
    • All of our other teas and supplements containing cinnamon can be used freely according to the recommendations on the packaging. 
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