Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Starwest Botanicals
Complex herb tea with licorice and fennel to add sweetness and warming, as well as ginger for hint of spice.
Ingredients: Organic fennel, organic flax, organic fenugreek, organic licorice and organic peppermint.
After reading the ingredient list I was fairly confident that I’d like this blend. After all, I love licorice, fennel and peppermint.
But, I have to be honest. I’m not really crazy about the blend. The licorice is strong – as is the fennel. The peppermint offers an interesting crisp freshness to these sharp flavors, but, it’s just – somehow – not enough. It’s not bad… it’s just not my favorite cuppa.
So to improve the flavor, I tried drinking it with a thin slice of lemon. This was really very nice. It would also be good with a couple of chunks of candied ginger.
And even though it isn’t my favorite tea, I think this would be a good tea to drink if suffering from a sore throat (or a toothache, since licorice root is very good for tooth ailments), because it is very soothing and it offers a good amount of warmth, even when sipping it as an iced beverage. It would also be quite comforting to drink on a chilly evening because it really warms you from the inside out.