Pukka's Threes range: powerful blends show that three isn't always a crowd
I love the idea of 1+1=3. Or that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Which is why I decided to mix three parts of three species from three different places - or a variation on any of the above - to make our Threes Teas range.
The turmeric, ginger and galangal in our Three Ginger Tea are harvested from a certified organic project in the Western Ghats of India. In a cup of Three Mint Tea, you’ll be enjoying the efforts of fieldmint farmers in Northern India and spearmint and peppermint growers in Egypt. Our new Three Chamomile tea is a blend of three types of the best organic Egyptian, Croation and Hungarian chamomile flowers. And Three Licorice, another new addition to our Threes range, is a tingling fusion of nature's sweetest herbal treasure unearthed from the wilds of Khazakstan, Pakistan and Egypt's organic soils.
Why such a diverse range of locations? Because each of the herbs that we use in our Threes range needs specific growing techniques and climactic requirements, which is why we work with growers from across the globe. Each location brings out a different taste and textual quality to the tea. You get more gingery-ness from ginger, galangal and turmeric, just as you get more minty-ness from peppermint, spearmint and fieldmint.
But it’s not just the stronger taste, there’s something about the essence of plants from the same botanical family that makes the herbal tea blend more whole and powerful.
As Andy Warhol said, ‘three’s a party’.