Elderberry & Echinacea

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Acerola Cherry, Aniseed, Beet Root, Blackcurrant Flavoring, Elderberry, Elderflower, Ginger Root, Licorice Root, Orange Oil, Orange Peel, Organic Echinacea, Peppermint, Rose Hips
Flavors
Fruity, Summer, Anise, Berries, Red Wine, Licorice, Sweet
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 2 g 9 oz / 278 ml

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  • “Very fruity, warm, pleasant aroma. A lot of fruity notes in the taste, especially elderflower. Licorice and ginger are thankfully subdued, because I’m pretty tired of sensing them in almost every...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I enjoyed this one more than I was expecting. It has a rich summer berry aroma and flavour, with a hint of anise. I was also getting these red wine notes which were very pleasant – and I don’t...” Read full tasting note
    67
  • “I´ve already written it elsewhere, but I´m definitely not a great herbal tea fan, mainly for “historical” reasons (my mother preparing me a blend of dried herbs whenever I got home and complained...” Read full tasting note
    72
  • “338/365 I’ve not tried any Pukka teas in a long time, so I figured it was time to give them another go. They’re pretty standard bagged supermarket affairs on the whole, but there are some gems to...” Read full tasting note
    70

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6 Tasting Notes

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Very fruity, warm, pleasant aroma.
A lot of fruity notes in the taste, especially elderflower. Licorice and ginger are thankfully subdued, because I’m pretty tired of sensing them in almost every Pukka tea.
Nice, warming brew with no pretenses to be anything more.

Flavors: Fruity, Summer

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

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I enjoyed this one more than I was expecting. It has a rich summer berry aroma and flavour, with a hint of anise. I was also getting these red wine notes which were very pleasant – and I don’t usually like/drink wine.

What stood out, however, was the texture. It’s soooo juicy. With wine and slightly tart berries you’d expect it to be drying… but it’s the opposite. It bathes my mouth in moisture with every sip and leaves me feeling very refreshed.

The aftertaste lingers for quite a while, getting slightly sweeter as time passes.

Can’t say I detected any elderberry or echinacea though. You could say the flavour was a little generic, but it’s definitely not bland.

Full review with pictures, in case anyone is interested: https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/pukka-elderberry-echinacea-tea-review/

Flavors: Anise, Berries, Red Wine, Summer

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
gmathis

Love the review photo. I’ve always pronounced it EK-eh-nay-shuh. My Mema swore by elderberries for flu prevention, so this definitely sounds like a bug-busting combination!

Izzy

gmathis Thank you! Ahahaha, I’ve been saying “eh-chin-ay-shuh” in my head all this time :) it’s good to know how it should be pronounced!

Mastress Alita

I’ve been pronouncing it eh-chin-ay-see-a in my head!

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I´ve already written it elsewhere, but I´m definitely not a great herbal tea fan, mainly for “historical” reasons (my mother preparing me a blend of dried herbs whenever I got home and complained about some ache or so). However, I nowadays do make my own herbal preparations, for instance I pick and dry rosehips (wonderful infusion, naturally sweet, when having a sour throat), and I pick elderflower to make a brilliant elderflower cordial I like to add to gin&tonic.
I also used to pick elderberries (to make another cordial, or even a fruity gin), but this is less fun work to do (removing green berries, hands are coloured for a few days), and the cordial is very viscous and dense which isn´t the most pleasant texture in drinks. Basically, I remember my mother buying an elderberry sirope to relieve cough. I therefore guess, when buying this Pukka infusion, I had its use in mind over Winter. I now realise I just forgot all about it, used the rosehip infusion whenever the occasion called for it…and so, only now, when finishing some other teas, I´ve rediscovered this infusion and tried it.
It´s true the list of ingredients is large, but for me the elderberry really stands out. In comparison to the elderberry sirope (way too sweet!), this infusion is actually quite balanced in taste. I particularly like its fruitiness being based on something else than the hibiscus used in most supermarket brands. Finally, I want to say that the lovely design by Pukka is an added pleasure.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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338/365

I’ve not tried any Pukka teas in a long time, so I figured it was time to give them another go. They’re pretty standard bagged supermarket affairs on the whole, but there are some gems to be found sometimes. This one’s a blend of liquorice, ginger, echinacea, beetroot, aniseed, elderflower, peppermint, orange peel, rosehip, elderberry, acerola cherry, and blackcurrant. So, quite busy then! There’s no hibi at least.

I chose this one today specifically because my throat is sore again, and I’d rather it didn’t develop into a full-blown cold. That would be silly – I’ve had four already since the end of August.

In practice, this one isn’t as muddled or confused-tasting as I feared it might be. The liquorice is very subtle (thankfully!), as is the ginger. The flavours that seem to predominate are aniseed and blackcurrant, although there are hints of cherry and elderflower, and a tiny bit of orange in the background. There’s a slight earthiness that I’m attributing to the echinacea and the beetroot, but it’s mild. I don’t mind it much, in any case, since it cuts through some of the liquorice sweetness.

I’m pretty pleased with this one! It’s more pleasant than I thought it’d be, and I’d definitely drink it again. It’s not often I say that about a tea with liquorice as an ingredient!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Lexie Aleah

I was in the same boat(not having tried any in a long time) and ordered a sampler of them from Amazon. I wouldn’t recommend it though as the photo showed some that I wanted to try and I ended up not receiving them. It was a good price though. Some of them have been retired since then. The mint ones tended to be more enjoyable for me. Back in the day though I was obsessed with Pukka’s Love tea blend.

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It appears that I forgot to review this tea I don’t remember it that well.
The flavor was very light but pleasant. The main flavor note was sweet licorice. It wasn’t a fruity tea like the name would imply. I would have rated it higher but considering the name it’s not what you’d expect it to taste like. As well as the fact that I would picture most people purchasing this tea for when they are sick. Someone with a cold would not be able to taste this at all. Throat Care tea is cheaper to buy, tastes very similar and doesn’t give you a false impression of what it will taste like.

Flavors: Licorice, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1 tea bag used

There are too many flavours in this tisane which can be detected in the aroma which is slightly off-putting. Flavour does not have a focus- it is mostly bland, savoury-tasting. I can pick out the orange note as well as the licorice.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 13 OZ / 375 ML

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