Pukka Herbs

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Pukka Herbs Ltd
Founded 2001
  • Sebastian Pole
  • Tim Westwell
Headquarters Bristol, England
Products organic herbal teas; bodycare oils; ayurvedic food supplements and formulas.
Number of employees
Website http://www.pukkaherbs.com

Pukka Herbs is a UK-based organic herbal tea and supplement company. The company was founded in 2001 by Sebastian Pole and Tim Westwell.[1] The business is based in Bristol and works with over 5000 growers across the world, employing over 100 people in the UK and the products are sold in over 40 countries. Pukka Herbs is a totally organic businesses (certified by the Soil Association).[2] The portfolio includes over 40 herbal, green, fruit and black teas and over 50 food supplements. A selection of the teas are stocked by most major multiples as well as other leading retailers and independent health stores, while the complete range is available online.

Pukka describes its inspiration as Ayurveda.[3] All products are free from synthetic flavours and colouring.

The company uses Fairwild certified ingredients and is also certified Fair for Life certified[4] and FSC certified materials are used for its packaging.[5] It invests in climate change and resource conservation projects. One percent of all sales are donated to environmental charitable causes through 1% for the Planet.[6] In September 2016 Pukka became a B Corp.[7]

In 2017 the company was sold to Unilever with "“solid iron-clad commitments” from Unilever to stand by its ethical standards including 100% organic, “fair for life” Fairtrade and FairWild accreditation for wild collected herbs."[8]


  1. ^ Loizou, Kiki (24 June 2012). "How I Made It: Tim Westwell, founder of Pukka Herbs". Sunday Times. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sebastian Pole of Pukka Herbs in Bristol". Soil Association. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Pukka Herbns: Demonstrating that Ideology and Business can be Combined". Alliance for Natural Health. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "What Do These Ethical Labels Really Mean?". 
  5. ^ "Pukka Herbs". Positive Luxury. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "1% for the Planet comes to the UK". 
  7. ^ "Pukka Herbs". 
  8. ^ "Pukka tea firm vows to stay ethical as PG Tips owner takes it over". The Guardian. London. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2017-09-07. 

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