Stories

Welcome to Pukka planet and its stories. Each of them is a part of the Pukka vision, people, plants and the earth together.

Pukka stories from around Canada that connect people, plants and planet.

23rd May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 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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