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 Anise Seeds, Organic Echinacea, Peppermint, Rose Hips
Flavors
Berry, Brown Sugar, Earth, Elderberry, Ginger, Herbs, Licorice, Orange Zest, Sweet, Tart, Thick, Rosehips, Fruity, Summer, Anise, Berries, Red Wine, Peppermint
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 45 sec 2 g 9 oz / 277 ml

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  • “Layered rich, warm and spicy-sweet aroma with a strange something – I think it’s the echinacea. The sweetness on the tongue is more mellow than expected, considering licorice root is the first...” Read full tasting note
  • “I have received this UK produced tea from a postcrossing member located in Ontario, Canada. And well, I am located back in Europe. Okay, a big carbon footprint behind this tea. Anyway, I am always...” Read full tasting note
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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
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From Pukka

A rich organic embrace tingling with fruity warmth.

Good news for comforting and preparing you for life’s ups and downs

Made with organic elderberries, echinacea root and leaf

Stay warm and well

Naturally caffeine free and ethically sourced, 100% organically grown ingredients

Sanctuary is expecting you. Let yourself fall into a deep bed of ripe wild fruits: purple-black elderberries, inky blackcurrants – blessed by the fragrant FairWild elderflower and touched by the tingling notes of echinacea. Safe in your fruity refuge, you’ll be ready for anything. Stay warm and well.

Every Pukka plastic-free tea bag comes in its own recyclable envelope to retain the essential oils in our organic herbs. Each bag has two chambers, allowing these incredible herbs to flow and release the full potency in your cup. To help the flavours to fully disperse, pour boiling water directly on the bag. Every herb loves the water, so leave them to steep for the perfect brew. And remember to boil just the amount of water you need to make your cuppa as environmentally-friendly as it can be.

Ingredients
Licorice Root*, Ginger Root*, Echinacea Root and Leaf* (10%), Beetroot*, Aniseed*, Elderflower* (8%), Peppermint Leaf*, Orange Peel*, Elderberry* (6%), Rosehip*, Acerola Juice Flavour*, Orange Essential Oil Flavour*, Natural Blackcurrant Flavour. *Organic Ingredients (99.9%) contains non-organic Lecithin.

Dietary Information
Organic
Caffeine free
Vegan
Kosher
Vegetarian

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9 Tasting Notes

1070 tasting notes

Layered rich, warm and spicy-sweet aroma with a strange something – I think it’s the echinacea. The sweetness on the tongue is more mellow than expected, considering licorice root is the first ingredient listed. It is also liquidy brown sugar tasting rather than cloyingly sweet. Its thickness hits on the sip where it transitions to the taste of echinacea-mild orange peel mixed with subtle tart and earthy berry-type flavors and then swallows with the elderberry syrupy flavor and mild ginger mixed with licorice root; lingering tart aftertaste.

Simple conclusion: good enough bagged herbal tea but…

Flavors: Berry, Brown Sugar, Earth, Elderberry, Ginger, Herbs, Licorice, Orange Zest, Sweet, Tart, Thick

gmathis

Two of my sniffle-season favorites.

Kawaii433

Sounds good, especially the lingering tart aftertaste :)

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1152 tasting notes

I have received this UK produced tea from a postcrossing member located in Ontario, Canada. And well, I am located back in Europe. Okay, a big carbon footprint behind this tea.

Anyway, I am always happy to get a tea that I haven’t tried yet. And this one seems summery for me. The suggested brewing time is up to 15 minutes, so I did around 6 maybe? It wasn’t changing colour too much, so I kind of forgot about it.

It’s okay and quite sweet. Licorice sweet. But it’s mellowed by elderberries, which are kind of tart. And it’s somehow decently herbal. In last sips roships took the place.

Ah well. Quite common a bit of fruity tea. Not even sure if I should consider it as fruit or herbal tea. Probably the latter.

Flavors: Herbs, Licorice, Rosehips, Tart

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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319 tasting notes

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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87 tasting notes

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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Pukka Days of Christmas#10

This is the only Pukka tea I have in my cupboard. As I noticed that I only wrote one tasting note about it, 2 years ago, I see if it needs correction ;-)
Well, elderberry clearly on the foreground, but I think I can appreciate the complexity of this blend more now. Indeed, no dominant hibiscus (great!) and the licorice, ginger, beetroot, aniseed or even peppermint of the list of ingredients make up a good whole without standing out, maybe only the peppermint in the finish. Nice for a fruity herbal infusion, which you can drink year round (it might make a great iced tea as well).

Flavors: Berries, Herbs, Peppermint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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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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