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Pukka Tea Tasting with The Spark Team


Week five

This week we tasted Relax and Clarity

Tasting Panel: Darryl, Beccy, Kristina, Ann, Alex, Elizabeth


Organic lemongrass, ginger and amla fruit tea: ‘to focus and uplift’


It was a dubious start for Beccy, the tea connoisseur, as she wrongly guessed chamomile, however she then proceeded to correctly identify the main ingredient; lemongrass. Everyone in the office decided that the tea had a very gentle and refreshing flavour however Kristina added that perhaps for something called Clarity it should be a bit sharper. Darryl aka The Nose managed to detect a hint of ginger and much to the agreement of the others decided that it was like green tea. Unfortunately his nose powers evaded him when trying to identify the last mysterious ingredient and when amla fruit (an Indian gooseberry) was revealed, it was to a bemused audience.

The general opinion was that it wasn’t particularly distinctive but it had a pleasant flavour. Beccy’s last thought was that it was her favourite of the two and would make a great hangover cure.



Organic chamomile, fennel and marshmallow root tea: ‘to calm and soothe’



Unsurprisingly The Nose correctly identified chamomile and fennel in one quick sniff of the pungent aroma and added that there was a hint of star anise. Ann summed up the flavour eloquently as “a smooth tea that is quite spicy, with a back-tone of liquorice to add sweetness.” The final consensus in the office (except for Beccy) was that they preferred the strong taste of Relax to the subtle tones of Clarity. Ann concluded grandly that Relax was ‘eminently quaffable'.

By Elizabeth Edwards, 1 July 2010

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