Stories

23rd mei 2014

The Vata Dosha

Known as the wind, the vata dosha is the energy pattern that drives our bodily movements and communications. Once you understand its light, airy and cold qualities, you can keep it in perfect balance with the right diet, exercise and lifestyle. When in balance, the vata dosha brings real health advantages including more energy, more creativity, and more mental tranquillity.

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23rd mei 2014

The Pitta Dosha

Pitta is said to be the ‘fire’ in your belly thanks to its fire-like qualities. Yet pitta is less fire and more a perfect symbiosis of fire and water, which takes charge of bodily transformations, including digestion, metabolism and generation of energy. As you might expect, pitta people tend to be fiery in both their mind and body but, with the right guidance, they can balance pitta’s hot, sharp nature and enjoy life full of vitality.

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23rd mei 2014

Growing guggul in Rajasthan

The true value of guggul is a sticky golden resin that lies within its twiggy branches, so valuable it was once a gift given to kings. Nowadays, guggul is as valuable and popular as ever, but sadly over-harvesting is leaving its numbers in decline and the entire species under threat. To help conserve this powerful natural treasure, we’ve partnered with an organic project in a remote area of Rajasthan.

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23rd mei 2014

Meet the family, Pukka growers

Behind every cup of delicious Pukka tea is a person, family, or community on the other side of the world that made that cup of tea possible. From Mr Shastry in India to Filip in Bulgaria, our growers are far from remote traders, they’re our partners and many have become our friends.

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23rd mei 2014

The extraordinary Mr Shastry

Mr Shastry is no conventional farmer. Based in South India, he’s a visionary for a better world, a pioneer in India’s organic movement, and a committed conservation activist. We’ve worked with Mr Shastry since 2001, buying much of our organic Ashwagandha, Ginger, Brahmi, Tulsi and Turmeric from him. Not only is he an inspiration, he’s proof that herbs change lives.

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23rd mei 2014

Ayurveda: The magic of living wisely

Ayurveda is amazing. It is an ancient Indian guiding wisdom that sits at the very heart of Pukka; everything we do, everything we share, everything we are we try to imbue with the wisdom, beauty, and soul of Ayurveda – it’s a wisdom that can flow into your life also, helping you unlock your full potential and come alive.

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23rd mei 2014

Why are we called 'Pukka'?

Pukka was the perfect choice for Sebastian and Tim, our founders, when they were creating their fledgling business. This ancient Hindi word has so much meaning behind it – making it more than just a name to us: it embodies our vision, our values, our relationships with our growers, and every single cup of tea or herbal supplement that we create.

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14th mei 2014

The Pukka Beginnings

In the year 2001, a creative entrepreneur with a passion for natural-health, Tim Westwell, placed an advert in a Bristol cultural magazine. The ad ran for two weeks – with only one response, from an enthusiastic young herbalist called Sebastian Pole. He’d had an idea.

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