80
drank Ginseng Matcha Green by Pukka
192 tasting notes

Fresh aroma, with lemongrass, ginseng and ginger.
The taste is obviously dominated by the base green sencha tea, with hints of licorice, lemongrass and ginseng. Very refreshing.
But I think that using “matcha” in the name, when matcha constitutes only 2% of this tea, is a serious abuse.

Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Lemongrass, Licorice, Summer

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
Izzy

They do this a lot in their range. I tried their Elderberry & Echinacea tea recently, which has only 10% echinacea and 6% elderberry. I think they just cherry pick the most popular/best sounding ingredients to name the blend. It’s misleading, even if the tea does taste good :/

dreamloomer

Yes, I completely agree. Trendy ingredient plus obligatory licorice and ginger.
I’ve wanted to try more of their teas for a long time but I couldn’t persuade myself to buy them, because I was sure that finishing the box will take me ages. Fortunately I came across a drugstore with around 30+ Pukka teas on display, where I was able to freely choose 20 bags for the price of one box. And it was a great solution, because now I’m able to taste a lot of teas, some bland, some intriguing, and I don’t have to deal with the whole packaging.
My overall rating is positive so far, but none of the teas seems good enough to buy a separate box.

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Izzy

They do this a lot in their range. I tried their Elderberry & Echinacea tea recently, which has only 10% echinacea and 6% elderberry. I think they just cherry pick the most popular/best sounding ingredients to name the blend. It’s misleading, even if the tea does taste good :/

dreamloomer

Yes, I completely agree. Trendy ingredient plus obligatory licorice and ginger.
I’ve wanted to try more of their teas for a long time but I couldn’t persuade myself to buy them, because I was sure that finishing the box will take me ages. Fortunately I came across a drugstore with around 30+ Pukka teas on display, where I was able to freely choose 20 bags for the price of one box. And it was a great solution, because now I’m able to taste a lot of teas, some bland, some intriguing, and I don’t have to deal with the whole packaging.
My overall rating is positive so far, but none of the teas seems good enough to buy a separate box.

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I drink tea almost constantly.

However, my tea drinking can be divided into two main categories.

1. I work a lot at my computer and when I work, I need to always have tea at hand. That’s when I drink bag varieties, mostly black blends, often corporate ones. They need to be at least drinkable, of course, but I don’t focus on the taste much, though I don’t go below a certain level…

2. When I read (and read a lot) or when I’m just relaxing, I savor tea. That’s when the better varieties come into play, that’s when I use leafs instead of bags, that’s when I really focus on what I’m drinking.

I’m Polish, temporarily living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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