Terrific tea tasting - Pukka morning time

Published May 20, 2012

After my first tea tasting post, I finished the box of apple & ginger and the tea really grew on me. I bought a second box as well, and started to wonder if I hadn’t found the very tea I’ve been looking for at my very first attempt. Nevertheless, I browsed the tea aisle of the supermarket for a while, marvelling at the number of different brands and flavours there are. I have quite a job ahead of me!

Morning Time tea

This time, I opted for something a little less fruity, and was very intrigued by the concept of getting a lift without the caffeine.

Pukka morning time tea

£2.25 for 20 bags

Morning Time tea is a naturally caffeine-free, deliciously sweet and full-bodied blend of uplifting herbs which can be enjoyed with or without milk to help kick start your day. Rooibos and honeybush enliven and refresh. Red ginseng and roasted maca are a perfect natural pick me up. 100% organically grown and fairly traded, we hope this is the best rooibos blend you will ever taste

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Morning Time tea

Morning Time tea

I felt like the individual wrapping of each bag was overkill - it’s nice to be able to reach in and grab a bag without having to open the box, take off the wrapping, unwind the string and then get on with it. Having the string did make it feel quite a posh cuppa though!

The tea wasn’t overpowering in flavour, I’d almost say bland but that implies negative and it wasn’t a bad thing at all. When I’m not keen on milk in my tea, I’ve been having black regular tea and that can be quite strong. This tea felt like a similar experience, but without the bitter taste.

Last time I complained about the presence of liquorice in the apple & ginger tea, although the more I had it, the less I was bothered by it. Turns out this one has liquorice root in it as well. It must be one of those useful ingredients, and in this I couldn’t taste it at all.

It was quite a soft initial flavour, but leaves you with a bit of a kick as it goes down. I quite enjoyed it - I’ve had three cups at this point - but I’m a bit unhappy with how much sediment is left at the bottom. I know it’s part of the experience but it freaks me out a little bit.

I’m not sure how much lift it actually gives me, but I really do think it’s a great replacement for the standard cup of tea. I was impressed and look forward to more cups in the future.

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