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At home with Pukka Tea

At home with Sebastian, founder of Pukka Herbs

Sebastian Pole, founder of Pukka, in his herb garden

It was while spending time in the mountains of the Himalayas, that Sebastian Pole, co-founder of Pukka, learnt about the healing properties of plants. After falling sick, he sought the help of an Indian sage and healer, who used plants to restore his health. Sebastian decided to learn more about the power of the herbs and returned to England to study Ayurvedic, Chinese and Western herbal medicine.

Sebastian now runs a herbal medicine clinic at Neals Yard in Bath, as well as bringing herbs to the masses through his herbal tea and supplements brand, Pukka.

Sebastian Pole, concocting new tea recipes

Pukka, which means "genuine or authentic" in Hindi, has grown into an international brand, promoting good health and wellbeing through the use of natural herbs and plants