Branding is no longer simply about visual appeal (or the cherry in the apple pie example, as given in my earlier article).
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. The recipe is for 2 people and takes 15 minutes to prepare.
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.
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. The recipe is for 5 people and takes 5 min to prepare.
Nourishing and delicious, this Food of the Gods, aka kicharee, recipe is fantastic with a teaspoon of organic ghee.