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.
When is the best time to drink herbal tea?
The answer is, anytime. However certain herbal teas are better suited to support you at different points throughout the day. With the 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.
This is why we've created our Day to Night Collection - a box of 20 sachets containing five delicious, functional herbal tea blends to help support you through from dusk till dawn.
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.
In our opinion, the best herbal tea to drink in the morning is matcha green tea. To jump-start your day, reach no further than Supreme Matcha Green, the perfect blend of organic energizing 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 a herbal tea for the morning that gives you a boost of energy without the crash.
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 Glow 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. Our Revitalise blend contains fragrant spices to give you an energizing lift and help prevent that mid-afternoon energy dip.
Ginger warms the digestive system and along with cinnamon and cardamom, this refreshing herbal tea blend gently stimulates the body and mind.
Additionally, cinnamon adds sweetness to the blend, meaning Revitalise is the perfect substitute for tempting afternoon sugary snacks.
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 After Dinner - a deliciously aromatic full-bodied blend brimming with herbs specifically designed to support optimal digestive function.
Chicory, aniseed and fennel all gently stimulate and support the digestive system. This is the perfect solution for calming the digestion after a little over-indulgence and is an ideal caffeine-free alternative to an after-dinner coffee.
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.
Peace – Crafted with balancing herbs like chamomile, lavender, spearmint, ashwagandha, and hemp seed oil, this adaptogenic blend of herbal tea supports your mind and body's natural response life's pressures.
Night Time Berry – This herbal tea is a restorative blend of rich berries, calming chamomile, valerian root and echinacea. Soothe your senses and let go of the day thus far with a cup of this herbal tea.
Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey – The perfect cup to ease the mind & body, unwind with each calming sip, and enjoy a good night’s rest.
Night Time - Crafted with dreamy herbs like lavender, oat flower, chamomile and valerian root, this bedtime blend helps you to naturally drift off into a peaceful rest.
Relax - Crafted with soothing herbs, chamomile, fennel, oat flowers and cardamom, this soothing blend of herbal tea naturally settles you into a tranquil mood.
As you unwind before bed-time, a cup of Night Time around 9pm offers a sweet and soothing blend to encourage a blissfully restful sleep.
Valerian's calming effect is a great comfort to people struggling with everything from sleep and to nervous anxiousness. The addition of lavender flowers soothes ands calms the stresses from the day.
These herbs work together to welcome a peaceful sleep, allowing you to awake refreshed and full of vigor.
From dawn 'til dusk
Our new Day to Night Collection is available to buy direct from our web shop or from independent health food stores and supermarkets.
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, browse our full selection of Organic Teas, Herbal Tea Gift Sets, and Organic Supplements.
You can try them out and find out which herbal tea works best for you.
Author: Jo Webber
Head of Herbal Education
As a B.Sc. qualified Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga teacher, Jo is passionate about bringing these two ancient sciences together to help people feel empowered about their health. Jo has put her post-graduate certificate in education to good use, co-founding the Ayurveda academy to help others learn of the wonders of Ayurveda. Jo has also earned a Masters degree in human sciences from Oxford University and has taught in several schools
B.Sc. qualified Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga teacher
Years of experience:
20 years as a Hatha yoga teacher/ayurvedic practitioner
Member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association