So another review today of the tea variety. This time a tea by Pukka called ‘Detox’ that was kindly donated by my lovely mum just before Christmas. As I’ve mentioned before, tea in general is a great soother of cravings where I’ve previously praised both chai and licorice for their sugar detoxing properties. About time we mix it up and add another to the list!
Pukka ‘Detox’ Tea
Aside from a pretty box, which is always appreciated, the Pukka ‘detox’ is a blend of organic aniseed, fennel and cardamom to ‘cleanse and revive’. Rather suiting for January I guess, as many people are likely trying to ‘cleanse and revive’ after the various sins of Christmas and New Year.
If you don’t like aniseed, or licorice, then you might want to stop reading now because the taste does come through. However, I think what I like most about this tea the most is the fennel…
Fennel is a strange looking vegetable that is naturally sweet tasting, so combined with the licorice and aromatic cardamon, you have a somewhat satisfying cuppa. Especially handy if you’re having a face off with the biscuits.
I will also add that fennel is a excellent digestion aid, so this tea is great after lunch or dinner to help sooth your insides.
I was so intrigued by my new found fennel love I bought one at the supermarket. It then sat in the kitchen for a few days since I didn’t really know how I wanted to cook with it. Eventually I thinly sliced half and tossed into a salad (worked well), and the other half I roasted, which further bought out the sweet flavour. So a big thumbs up to fennel!
This tea is really really nice. It’s soothing, calming and tasty. Normally I’m a little wary of some ‘detox’ teas because they can taste a bit wrong – you tend to try and force them down solely for the health benefit. Not this one. I would happily drink it any time or day, and it might even start to push my old favourite Early Grey out on occasion.
If you want to try for yourself, you can pick Pukka ‘detox’ tea up from Sainsburys, Tesco, and even Amazon here (if you know you’ll forget in the supermarket).
Any other favourite ‘detox’ teas? or ideas for cooking with fennel? Leave a comment and I will like you a lot.