Pukka is a Hindi word meaning authentic, genuine or more colloquially top quality. It comes from the Sanskrit pakwa and this sentiment of offering the best quality organic Ayurvedic herbs and service is what we at Pukka Herbs are all about. Our unique range of organic herbal remedies and award winning teas are based on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda the art of living wisely. We set up Pukka Herbs to make the wonders of this wisdom easily accessible to everyone.
From the 10th till the 17th of August the Tribe of Doris - a seamless fusion of summer camp and festival - hit a site in Devon with over 40 workshops in drumming, dance and song from award winning and inspirational teachers from Africa, South America, Asia, and Europe.
Doris is a participatory event, where learning from these amazing artists is the core activity but there were also world class performances, open mic sessions, jamming, Ceremonies, fireside jamborees, a wellbeing zone as well as a host of creative youth and childrens activities!
Visitors could get involved in djembe drumming at all levels, sabar, African ballet and contemporary African dance, Flamenco song and dance, samba, Brazilian song and dance, Sufi whirling, belly dance, Middle Eastern music, Moroccan Gnawa and much more, culminating in a huge firelit celebration of the weeks workshops on Saturday night. And Pukka was there (in spirit!) to provide a refreshing back note in the form of our teas!
We've had some lovely feedback from Miriam Saltmarshe, Nutritionist for Models at London Fashion Week about some of our lovely Pukka goodies that were helping keep the models in tip top shape!
Pukka's elderberry syrup worked a treat for any of the models who were coming down with a cold or cough and worked very well with their Three Ginger tea. To support skin health we used Pukka's bionutrients (Clean Greens and Vitalise) with their delicious teas, Cleanse and Detox, which replaced tea and coffee.