At the centre of Pukka are our founders Tim Westwell and Sebastian Pole who were brought together by a mutual interest in promoting wellbeing. Sebastian was a qualified practitioner in Ayurveda and Chinese and Western herbal medicine and an avid herb grower. He loved herbal teas and realised that there was a gap in the market for high quality and delicious teas, but he needed a partner with some green-business acumen. And he came along in 2002 when Tim placed an advert in a local paper asking, Do you want to grow business in a healthy way? and Sebastian was the only person to reply. The rest, as they say, is history.