Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Local Coffee & Tea
A soothing herbal rooibos with licorice root, fennel, peppermint and lemon verbena. Naturally caffeine-free.
When Mrs. Potter Palmer (Bertha Honoré Palmer), the well-travelled and powerful Chicago socialite, first set eyes on Sarasota in 1910, she proclaimed ‘Here is heaven at last’.
She soon owned 80,000 acres of what is now Sarasota County, operated a successful ranch, and made her graceful winter home and gardens at The Oaks on Historic Spanish Point.
Sarasota County celebrates the 2010 centennial of her arrival and honors the significant impact Mrs. Palmer made on our culturally rich and prosperous community. Please join us in raising a cuppa Bertha Palmer Centennial Tea to this incredible woman!
For more information about events throughout the year, visit www.BerthaPalmerAlive.com
I love licorice and I like peppermint, but I don’t always like the two flavors together. Sometimes it works for me while others it does not. With this tisane, it works very nicely!
The rooibos base offers a hint of nutty/woody flavor, but, it iss barely distinguishable in the midst of the stronger flavors of licorice, fennel and peppermint. The lemon verbena is a soft citrus-y flavor that sits in the background and softens some of the sharper qualities of the other ingredients.
The licorice, fennel and peppermint are the dominant flavors here, but as I said before the lemon verbena softens them somewhat, making this combination very palatable. It starts off with a sweet licorice-y taste, followed by the taste of crisp peppermint. The bright, lemony note arrives right before the finish and leaves a cool minty/citrus-y aftertaste.
I like this best when served hot with a drizzle of agave nectar, but it’s not bad iced either. This is a tasty, soothing and very relaxing tisane. Nice!