Why are we called 'Pukka'?

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They say you never make a second chance to make a first impression, so when Tim and Sebastian started Pukka, they gave the name careful consideration. After some false starters (such as ‘Holy Cow’), they found what they were looking for in an ancient Hindi word.

To be ‘real’

The word pukka comes from Hindi and when it’s translated into English it means ‘authentic’ and ‘genuine’ – precisely the type of herb company that Tim and Sebastian wanted to create in Tim’s flat all those years ago.

As well as sounding positive (with a ‘juicy’ ring to it when you say it out loud), pukka is a well-known slang term in the UK meaning ‘great quality’ – as in, “It’s absolutely pukka mate”.

Tim and Sebastian knew it was the right choice. After all, being pukka – by filling people’s lives with exemplary quality herbs – was their absolute passion from day one.

We’ll stay Pukka forever

Tim and Sebastian officially christened their new company, Pukka Herbs, in 2001. Since that moment, the business has grown – a lot. But during that growth we’ve never ever lost the sense of being pukka.

Pukka epitomises our ethos, our vision, our values, our relationships with our growers, our attitude towards the people who work for us, and every single cup of tea or herbal supplement that we create.

Pukka is who we are – and who we will always be. And it’s a name we want you to count on too. Why? Because Pukka is your symbol of quality, fairness, authenticity, and, of course, exceptional taste.

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Unterstützt von einem überaus talentierten Team achte ich darauf, wie Pukka sich der Welt zeigt - von unseren Verpackungen bis zu unseren Internetauftritten. Ich wache darüber, dass unsere Stimme nach außen immer einzigartig ist, so schön und elegant, wie es die meisten Menschen mit Pukka verbinden. Privat lebe ich auf einer Farm in North Somerset, mit meiner wunderbaren Familie und einem wahren Zoo vielgeliebter Tieren. Eine meiner schönsten Freizeitbeschäftigungen ist es, gemütlich in den Hecken zu stehen und wildwachsende, faszinierende Dinge zu sammeln, die wir verkochen und genießen können. Als Marketingleiter bin ich doch nur hier, um möglichst viele Menschen weltweit mit der wunderbaren Kraft von Bio-Pflanzen zu verbinden.

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