Recode has learned that, while the word “pukki” is in the title of a new podcast, its production team does not have any experience with making a tea from scratch.
The episode will air on Dec. 17, which is the same day the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving.
It is unclear why the episode was removed from the website, but Recode spoke with a source who has been a tea enthusiast for decades.
“We have a ton of tea recipes and we just don’t have the time,” the source said.
Recode also reached out to the podcast’s creator, Jake Weigandt, for comment.
Weigandwandt told Recode that he was not involved in the decision to remove the episode.
“I didn’t do it, and the fact that it was removed, it wasn’t my responsibility,” he said.
“It’s not a decision that I’m taking on.
It’s just my personal opinion.”
Recode spoke to Weigendt to find out if he had ever made pukkis, and whether he would be willing to talk to Recode if asked.
Recoding, in turn, reached out for a comment from the podcasting giant, but received no response.