In the lead up to February 14, I intend to be spread the ‘love’ with posts like these…
I don’t want to tease you any longer, so let’s get straight into discussing ‘Love’ tea by Pukka!
It all started when I read that ‘Flower Power’ by Clipper (Cupper in Germany) was a great tea for clearing the liver, detoxifying the body and giving skin a radiant glow… After finding that out, I got hold of some!
I loved it so much that I went in search of a tea that had the same benefits (to form a comparison post) and as if by magic, ‘Love’ by Pukka came into my life. I was very happy about this, because it fit my Valentine’s Day theme perfectly!
Although ‘Flower Power’ has hibiscus, chamomile, lime-flower and elderflower… ‘Love’ has chamomile, elderflower, lavender, licorice, limeflower and marigold. As you can see, the only ingredient missing from Love is ‘hibiscus’ – which I believe is easy to get hold of as a separate tea.
FYI: studies have proven that two herbal, vegan and organic teas a-day never hurt nobody… The worst that’s happened is they needed to empty their bladder a lot more than usual!
What are the said benefits of drinking ‘Love’ tea?
Lavender and chamomile are known to be relaxants. They calm the mind, and promote better sleep.
Rose is associated with radiance, and leaves skin hydrated and moisturised – hence why it’s used in beauty products. It’s also supposed to be soothing.
As you’ll notice, elderflower and lime-flower both featured in Clipper’s Flower Power – which claimed to detoxify the body and cleanse the liver, while also boosting the immune system.
Lastly [on the ingredients front], liquorice and marigold have great anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.
My verdict on Love tea
Honestly, I’ve only drank it twice (in two days), so I’m in no position to give a full review of its effects on me personally, but – what I will say is this: I’ve felt less bloated (PMS) – and with each sip, I fell in ‘love’ that little bit more…
A tip that I’d give those who are wanting to try it, but have a sweet tooth: pop a teaspoonful of honey/sweetener in, as it can be bland on its own. I opted for a spoonful of lavender honey (to enhance the flavour), and it did the trick.
What are the differences between ‘Love’ and ‘Flower Power’?
Honestly, not much. They are both quite bland without honey (no offence), use similar ingredients, and have the same sort of said benefits…
They’re also both floral in taste. Obviously, the only clear difference is one includes hibiscus, and the other includes marigolds, liquorice and lavender – so the taste just slightly varies.
Which is my favourite?
I’d have to say I’m a lover not a florist… Although, I would Love to open a florist when I retire. 💐