Three thousand year old scrolls show that Licorice was a part of the Egyptian and Assyrian cultures in ancient times. It originated in southern Europe and western Asia, but now grows in various countries across the world.
Licorice roots are currently cultivated for both their flavour and medicinal uses. Also known as ‘sweet wood,’ Licorice is usually collected when sweetest; in the autumn of its fourth year. This tea is powerfully sweet and enjoyable. We hope you like it!
Organic Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
All the herbs in this tea are organically grown and prepared, ensuring their natural taste and active properties are enjoyed in every cup of tea. Our organic audit trail enables traceability from the field to your table.
• Good water is an essential part of brewing a great cup of tea. We recommend using spring or filtered water.
• Be sure to relax! Some of the most enjoyable aspects of tea are the calmness and ritual that surround it.
• If you desire a medicinal tea: This herb has a tough cellular structure and some heat is required to release all of its medicinal properties and flavour. Use one tea bag per cup of hot water in a stainless steel or glass pot, cover, boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes. This is known as the decoction method. Extra tea can be kept in a covered glass jar for a day or two in the refrigerator.
• If you desire a pleasure tea or quick brew, use one teabag per cup of hot water. Pour boiling water over teabags, cover, and let steep 5 to 7 minutes to taste. Enjoy!