Some of the Pukka teas contain organic essential oil granules, labelled on the tea box as ‘essential oil flavors’. To create these granules, the essential oils are processed using a base that contains organic sugar, organic malto-dextrin, organic gum arabic and organic lecithin.
The lecithin used by Pukka is extracted from non-GMO organic sunflowers. It is a complex blend of naturally occurring fats found in plant material. Lecithin enables us to blend oil and water together, so that we can add essential oils to our teas and enhance their flavor. The lecithin is processed through the compression of the sunflower seeds and then a separation of the oil, water and fibre found in the seeds. The oil portion is then dried ready for use.
According to Soil Association standards, and their policy of ‘honest labelling’ if the ingredient is made and used as a flavoring it must be labelled as a flavoring on the ingredient list. Other organic certification bodies or other food regulators do not have this open policy so you won’t see other companies listing what is in their flavorings.
Here is a list of Pukka teas containing these granules:
Detox with Lemon
Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey
Elderberry and Echinacea
Wild Apple & Cinnamon