We’ve come a long way since the Pukka journey began in 2001 yet our mission remains the same: To inspire people to lead a more conscious life, through the incredible power of plants.
Our ongoing journey is driven by our exceptional team of skilled and passionate people striving every day to make our mission a reality.
More than just a job
At Pukka we do things differently. We aim to enable our team to live a more conscious life. One where you will flourish, that will nurture your best qualities and bring your true authentic self to your work and career.
What you’ll get out of it
There are plenty of perks to being part of the Pukka family – our free nourish lunches being a big one. Putting the usual benefits aside, we truly believe if you plant people in an environment they like, and support their nourishment, they will flourish and thrive. We continuously work hard to achieve this for our team.
Our Key Values
Our herbal creations are crafted to connect as many people as possible to the beauty and power of nature.
We share our knowledge and campaign for a healthier world, always trying to lead by example.
Pukka Herbs was created with the purpose of benefitting the health of people, plants and the planet. When we began in 2001 the science was already clear that business needed to operate in a way that regenerated our environment and society. These are the values that Pukka was built upon; organic farming, fair trade and conservation through commerce.
From being Fair for Life certified, donating 1% of our revenue to environmental and social causes, sourcing organic ingredients, and becoming carbon neutral in 2019, we believe a healthy world means a healthy you. Find out how we are helping to change the world for a positive future – one cup of tea at a time.
Our Story So Far
The Pukka story
The Pukka idea
Sebastian has been fascinated with plants, conservation, and herbalism for many years, and when he saw Tim’s advert offering help to start-up ethical businesses, he’d already decided that he wanted to work for himself championing the amazing power of herbs and bringing their magic into more people’s lives.
Having tried many herbal teas, and fed up with a mouthful of dusty flavourings, Sebastian’s big idea was to give people a delicious cup of herbal tea that symbolised everything he believed in.
This wasn’t going to be just any cup of herbal tea, mind you – Sebastian wanted to create an incredible cup of herbal tea that supported people’s health, promoted conservation, and showed off the true brilliance of herbs.
And it didn’t stop with tea. Sebastian wanted the brilliance of herbs to be at the heart of effective herbal solutions too. He wanted to create amazing syrups, delicious Aloe vera juices, as well as incredible herbal supplements that would work wonders for people and the planet.
He just needed a good dose of business talent to bring this vision to life: Tim was the answer.
A meeting of minds
Not only did Tim have 10 years’ experience as a business change consultant, he also had a genuine passion for the power of herbs, nutrition and therapy – and, perhaps more crucially, a burning desire to make a positive change in the
From the first moment Tim and Sebastian met, they were the perfect match. Although they had a completely different set of skills, they shared a common thread of values and mutual trust.
They spent hours in Tim’s Bristol flat plotting the path ahead, working evenings and weekends trying to turn their vision of a business centred around the holistic principles of Ayurveda, into a real business. But one with a big difference; where the profits served a purpose.
Once the vision and the values of their fledgling business had been established, they just needed one more thing: a name.
After some hilarious non-starters (such as ‘Holy Cow’), the name Tim and Sebastian settled on was ‘Pukka Herbs’.
In Hindi, pukka means ‘real, authentic or genuine’ – it embodied everything that Tim and Sebastian wanted their business to be; it also sounded positive and felt ripe, juicy, tasty and delicious to say.
They officially christened their new company, Pukka Herbs towards the end of 2001. And the rest, as they say, is history (still in the making).