Sleep Easy - the story behind our Night Time tea blend

One of the beautiful things about working with herbs is the way they can help our sense of wellbeing every day. We all need our beauty sleep and with my own hyperactive character I had a personal need to find something that could help slow me down when the end of the day beckoned.

This is where Night Time tea came from. I knew about the soothing wonders of oatstraw flowers, and started giving it to friends after a fine meal together. I would mix it with lavender flowers, and we would relax into the softness of the night. A few dinner parties and herbal tea-blend evolutions later, chamomile flowers, tulsi leaf and some valerian root joined the slumber blend. Everyone loved the taste and feel so much, it made sense to blend it for the perfect Night Time.

The joy for me is that such beautiful plants can have such an effect. I’ve been blessed by being able to help so many people since we made this tea – people who are waking up refreshed and waking up to the wonders of organic herbs too.

Watch the video above where I explain about valerian, one of the main ingredients in our Night Time tea blend.

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Sebastian Pole, Sebastian Pole, Co-founder and Master Herbsmith

Hello There. I’m a Co-founder and the Master Herbsmith at Pukka Herbs. As well as having the most amazing job of formulating all our organic teas and supplements I am a passionate environmentalist – that’s why we are 100% organic, pioneers in sustainably sourcing herbs with FairWild, and we give 1% of our turnover for rejuvenating the Planet. I also run my own herbal practice in Bath which I’ve done since 1998. I practise an eclectic blend of Ayurvedic, Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine and am a registered member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association, Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and the Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners. I love using the principles of Ayurveda (aka the ancient art of living wisely) – coupled with insights of traditional healing and modern science - to help create the best of health. Inspired by my time in India, I love cooking a vegetarian feast and rely on regular yoga practice with lots of herbal teas and tonics to keep me well. I am passionate about running a business that inspires positive change and brings the benefit of the incredible power of plants to everyone we connect with – from our farmers, collectors, Pukka team to you. I live on a two acre garden-farm in Somerset where I grow a rainbow spectrum of medicinal and nourishing plants for my bees and family to thrive on. 

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