Peppermint & Licorice

Peppermint & Licorice tea is a sweet and deliciously refreshing organic thrill.

Licorice – but not as you think you know it. Sit back, there’s a rollercoaster of sweetness coming your way. The natural joy of FairWild licorice root, the minty brilliance of fresh peppermint leaves – it’s nature’s perfect blend, carefully concocted to give your senses goose-bumps. Now just enjoy the ride.

For more information about the truly incredible herbs in this tea why not check out the key ingredients panel and follow the link to the Pukkapedia where you'll find a whole world of information.

Good news for a sweet moment of bliss.

Image for Peppermint & Licorice

Peppermint & Licorice tea, like all of our teas, is certified Fair for Life (the gold standard in fair and ethical trade).

 Find out more about the Fair for Life certification.   

What's in the box

Peppermint & Licorice

20 individually sealed sachets ready to make the perfect cuppa

Part of the Digestif range

The Digestif range of teas and supplements offer a natural and gentle way to aid digestion.

Dietary information

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

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

  • All Faqs

Pukka stories