Our story

Our heartfelt desire has always been to create a healthier, happier world by connecting people to the incredible power of organic herbs. Here at Pukka, our culture is founded on four ancient Auyrvedic principles we call Wisdom Seeds - truth, respect, purity and effort. As we grow, these values help us stay true to the purpose on which our business was founded. We hope you feel inspired to discover more about opportunities to join us on our incredible journey.

Our journey so far...

  1. 2001

    Our first cuppa

    In the year 2001, Pukka started life from Tim’s spare bedroom as Head Office and Sebastian’s kitchen as the centre of Herbal Alchemy. The pair had a simple but clear vision: To connect people with the incredible power of plants. We launched initially with three organic herbal teas and added our supplements a few years later.

  2. 2009

    Pukka goes global

    By the year 2009, 20 million cups of delicious, organic Pukka tea are being enjoyed in 30 countries around the world.

  3. 2013

    Certifying our wild herbs

    In 2013, Pukka celebrated becoming one of the founding companies of FairWild, an exciting and essential initiative that allows us to strengthen our relationships with the incredible collectors who work hard to bring the power of wild herbs to others through our teas and supplements.

  4. 2017

    Pukka joins the Unilever family

    Pukka joins the Unilever family in 2017 to accelerate our mission and fuel our global growth ambitions to take organic herbs to as many people as we can whilst maintaining our high, ethical standards. Pukka commits to remaining certified with B Corp, Fair for Life and 1% For the Planet.

  5. 2018

    Opening the Herb House & herbal lattes launch

    In 2018 the doors officially open to Pukka’s new home, the Herb House, just outside Bristol. All the furniture in the Herb House has been handcrafted using recycled materials, and every single piece of timber used in the office refurbishment is reclaimed. Pukka also launches its new range of delicious, organic herbal lattes – Turmeric Gold, Cacao Maca Magic, Majestic Matcha Chai, and Ginger Joy.

Help us write the next chapter

We're looking for brilliant herbal revolutionaries combined with expansive and sharp commercial understanding to help in our ambition to connect as many people as possible to the power of incredible organic herbs. If this is you, then we'd love to hear from you.

Find out more about life at Pukka and our current vacancies.

Be part of something unique

We are a global community of passionate professionals that share an ambition to benefit people, plants and planet.

By nurturing mutually benevolent relationships with farmers, sourcing partners, our Unilever colleagues, Pukka people and of course consumers, we strive to build a sustainable future for all.