Brand: Pukka Teas
Flavour: Lemon & Madarin
Description: ‘An organic citrus sensation to cheer your senses.’
Ingredients: Licorice root, sweet fennel seed, orange peel, rosehip, hibiscus flower, lemon balm leaf, lemongrass, lemon verbena leaf, lemon myrtle leaf, lemon whole (4%), mandarin essential oil flavour, lemon essential oil flavour (4%)
Caffeine Factor: None
Organic Ingredients: 100%
Price Range: £2-3
Bags Per Box: 20
Our Review: Just look at that ingredients list: it’s every artificial-tasting lemon-like plant thrown into one drink. Does the thought fill you with as much horror as it did us?
This blend smells just as worrying as the ingredients list looks; like factory-produced lemon sherbet. Surprisingly, it doesn’t taste as bad as we expected. It’s sort of warm and pleasant, though it carries a sweet, synthetic-tasting aftertaste. There might be some people who would enjoy this as a snack tea.
That said, it’s been over three years since we first bought a box of this stuff, and Three Tulsi STILL hasn’t managed to get through it. She keeps seeing it in the tea cupboard at home and thinking, ‘No, no, not that one,’ and pushing it aside. It probably ought to be binned, now. It won’t be purchased again.
Best time of year to drink this: All year round, if you like this sort of thing
Best time of day to drink this: Again, if those lemony plants are to your taste, this is a good all-day tea
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