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Vanilla Chai Tea by Pukka Herbs
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Vanilla Chai Tea
Size:20 piece

Pukka Herbs Herbal Spiced Chai Tea contains organic herbal blend with cinnamon and sweet vanilla to warm and enrich. Caffeine-free vanilla chai with sweet, warming herbs for you to enjoy. It contains a mix of six organic and Fairtrade herbs sourced from small, independent farmers around the world. Each is renowned for helping to bring a bit of sweetness into your life:

  • Cinnamon and ginger are warming herbs
  • Cardamom and fennel are wonderfully aromatic
  • Licorice and vanilla are sweet, soothing and delicious

100% organically grown and fairly traded, Pukka hope this is the best sweet chai you will ever taste.

 

About Vanilla
Vanilla pods come from the exotic Vanilla orchid native to Mexico. Its name derives from the Spanish word 'vainilla' little pod. The first people said to cultivate vanilla were the Totonacs of Mexico. According to mythology, the tropical orchid was born when Princess Xanat, forbidden to marry her lover, fled with him to the jungle where they died. Where their blood touched the ground, the vine of the tropical orchid grew.

Our vanilla comes from the Western Ghats region of Karnataka, South India. The Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes is credited with introducing the spice to Europe in the 1520s. Vanilla is a perennial, herbaceous climbing plant which grows to a height of 10 to 15 metres, supporting itself on the host plant with aerial roots. Roots are produced all along the stem, opposite to leaves. Under cultivation conditions, vanilla is trained and pruned to a height that will allow hand pollination of the flowers and subsequent harvest of the beans.

"We have created this delicious sweet spiced chai with warming herbs for your to enjoy. It contains six pure, organic herbs sourced from small independent farmers around the world. Each is renowned for helping to bring a bit of spice into your life:

  • Cinnamon bark and ginger are warming herbs
  • Cardamom and fennel are deliciously aromatic and good for digestion
  • Licorice and vanilla are sweet, soothing and delicious

"We hope you enjoy it!"

Sebastian Pole
Pukka's Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist

Pukka Herbs Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe for children to drink Pukka herbal teas?
Pukka do not recommend their teas to any child under 1 year old without the advice of a practitioner. This is just a precautionary principle as the herbs can be safely used by anyone but as children's immune systems are still immature they recommend that you take the advice of a practitioner after a face-to-face meeting.

Is it okay to take herbal remedies if I'm about to have surgery?
Pukka advise stopping herbs 7 days before surgery to avoid any complications.
All of their formulas are safe to take for surgery, but due to the associated risk of affecting blood clotting they advise that they are avoided prior to surgery.

Can I drink your teas that have licorice in if I have high blood pressure?
Essentially, Yes. All problems ever associated with licorice have been from eating excessive licorice candy sweets. There is a consensus amongst experts that a safe level of licorice consumption for most people is at least 2.5g per day. The ΓÇýculprit' is considered to be one of licorice's compounds known as Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) that can cause renal sodium retention leading to increased blood pressure in some individuals. The ΓÇýsafe' amount of 2.5g per day is arrived at by determining that consuming about 100mg/day of GA avoids any blood pressure effects. The typical GA content of licorice is in the range of about 4% for Glycyrrhiza glabra (European licorice). As the highest percentage of licorice in any of their teas is 25% (Licorice and Cinnamon tea) and the herbs in the teabag weigh a total of 2g, it means that you would have to take 5 cups a day of Licorice and Cinnamon  tea to be near to consuming 2.5g of licorice a day and arriving at the 100mg threshold. All of their other teas have less licorice. Please see the information under ΓÇ£Are Pukka teas safe to drink during pregnancyΓÇØ for more information regarding Licorice and Glycyrrhizic Acid consumption during pregnancy.

Are your products gluten free?
Yes, all their products are gluten free.

Are your products vegetarian or vegan?
All their products are vegetarian. Chywanaprash contains honey and ghee (clarified butter). Ghee contains ghee! (Made from organic milk).

Are your teas loose or in bags?
They come in teabags that are sealed in an individual envelope, perfectly convenient for taking to work, on holiday or wherever you go!

About Pukka Teas
From the spring of Morning Time to the calm of Night Time, they've created delicious organic herbal teas to match your every mood and moment. Specially blended by master herbalist Sebastian Pole, each of their blends is full of flavour and rich in therapeutic benefit. Here at Pukka they believe that the perfect cuppa should taste incredible and leave you feeling fabulous.

Whether you need to rev up, wind down or simply indulge, they have a blend for every occasion. Keeping in balance with nature, they use herbs from fair trade, sustainable sources and enjoy long-term relationships with their farmers to ensure you get only the finest flavours. Anything less just wouldn't be Pukka. Pukka hope you enjoy drinking their teas as much as they enjoy creating them. Best wishes from everyone at Pukka!

* [1] Note: Unless otherwise noted, products on our web site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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