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.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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