Black Magic from Byron Bay Tea Company

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal Tisane

Where to Buy:  Byron Bay Tea Company

Product Description:

A wicked tea to entice the licorice lovers. Combining the refreshing properties of peppermint with the tasty treats of licorice and aniseed myrtle, this specialty blend will linger long on the palate. Particularly beneficial after meals to settle the tummy or satisfy your sweet tooth.

Taster’s Review:

I have to be honest – I didn’t really like this blend too much at first.  I found that I needed to add a little bit of honey to it to make it palatable for me, otherwise the flavors were just too harsh for me.  But with a little sweetening, this becomes a very delicious cup!

The licorice flavor is strong, to the point of being quite sharp without the honey.  But with the honey, I find that the licorice is softened just enough to taste a bit like a good old fashioned licorice.

The mint is not quite as strong as the licorice flavor, and in the competition, the licorice wins out at the start of the race.  However, the mint perseveres, and there is a crisp, clean minty aftertaste.

One thing I wanted to mention about this tisane.  I was experiencing some heartburn before I started drinking this tea… notice, I said WAS.  The heartburn is gone now, and I’m only about halfway through my cup!  For this reason, I recommend keeping this tisane on hand.  It tastes way better than those chalky antacids, and based upon this experience, I think it also works better than the antacids do.

A very strong herbal blend that is for those licorice lovers out there!


Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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