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Tea Time Review #1: Pukka Detox Tea

Updated on July 6, 2014

Pukka Detox Tea

Blend of Organic Aniseed, Fennel, and Cardamom
Blend of Organic Aniseed, Fennel, and Cardamom | Source

For Tea Lovers!

In the United States, so much publicity is reserved for coffee and its millions and millions of drinkers. Starbucks has become a beverage juggernaut. I've often joked with others over the thought that there may be a Starbucks on every corner in Seattle. To my surprise, while visiting Chicago, (in certain areas of the city) I found a Starbucks on every other corner.

Although smaller in number, I am a part of the "tea nation." Nothing soothes the soul better than a hot aromatic cup of tea. You can find a quality cup with both the inexpensive store brands as well as the higher end blends sold in bulk.The aim of these reviews are to provide you with insight on the teas that the everyday person would enjoy. Although it is my opinion I am sharing, it will equip you with information for you to decide whether or not to try it for yourself.

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Pukka Detox Tea

While hunting for the next tea to satisfy my craving, I came across one of my favorite flavors, Cardamom. A few years ago at the local produce store, I bought a box of Cardamom tea. Not knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised with the sweet smell and taste. It made me reminisce of licorice. I wanted to reproduce this feeling so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and buy the Pukka detox tea. I figure why not enjoy the health benefits while drinking great tasting tea. The detox tea is comprised mainly of:

Organic Aniseed



As mentioned earlier Cardamom gives off a sweet aroma and taste. Mixed with Aniseed, a pleasant licorice flavor and smell is given (which I find very relaxing). Cardamom is us used as a cooking spice in India and Pakistan for various curries and chai. It is used for it's sweetness. I wasn't sure what to think when seeing fennel was added to the mix. However, I thought "What the heck, lets see what we get.

Pukka Detox Tea can be found at your standard organic food stores like Whole Foods and Fresh Market. The tea will cost you approximately $9.99.

The Detox  tea mixture gives off a light yellow hue.
The Detox tea mixture gives off a light yellow hue. | Source

The Verdict

When opening the bag container, a pungent smell emerged. After boiling the water and steeping it for a few minutes, honey was added for a little extra sweetness. The taste in one word was "horrid." It was battle between the cardamom and fennel, one which the fennel won. Rather than complementing the other flavors, the fennel mixed together with the other two like sand and bubble gum. I don't know if the benefits of detoxification would out weight the un-comfort of drinking multiple cups. In my opinion, I think there should have been less aniseed and fennel and more cardamom. I am hoping my next experience with the company Pukka will be a more pleasant one as this one made me feel like I wanna pukka.


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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like tea and do have the Earl Grey tea helpful information will look forward to reading more of your hubs soon thank you

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      Larry Rankin 

      4 years ago from Oklahoma

      I most often drink American style iced tea, but I love a good, hot Earl Grey on occasion. Very amusing review.

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      4 years ago

      Good review! I will stay away from tea that will make me want to pukka ;)


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