Naturally sweet yet completely sugar-free.
This tea blend showcases the more unexpected, comforting nuances of licorice root, not typically associated with the word "liquorice".
Loved by both licorice tea lovers and those who prefer to avoid the intense flavour of licorice alike.
Licorice root, lemongrass, fennel seed, peppermint, lemon myrtle, and lemon balm.
Italy, Egypt, Australia
Fairtrade certified and sourced from Fairtrade producers.
Total: 30%. FLO ID 23557 www.fairtradeanz.org
Australian Certified Organic. ACO Cert. No. 13123
3 minutes at 100°C (212°F)
Reduces and maintains healthy blood pressure, prevents and counteracts cancer, prevents and counteracts cardiovascular disease, lowers cholesterol, relieves constipation, relieves headache and muscle ache, soothes a sore throat, boosts immunity, relieves indigestion, reduces bloating, reduces plaque formation, cavities, tooth decay.
Relieves anxiety and depression, increases energy levels, increases stress resistance, promotes sleep.
My husband is a licorice fanatic.
I'm not sure who introduced him to licorice, but I remember living in Russia around the time we got married, we would often take a trip to Finland on the overnight bus. Back then 10 euros bought you the privilege of traveling alongside a busload of Russian babushkas hiding several times more than the legal limit of cartons of cigarettes and alcohol to sell at inflated prices to desperate Fins.
I remember the moment we would cross the Finish border and see a KKK supermarket (I'm not kidding here, they have supermarkets called KKK and they have no idea what it actually means - Fins are some of the least racist people you will meet), Alexei would rush to the lolly section filling his basket with as much licorice (salmiakki) as our tiny budget would allow.
Sadly for my poor Russian husband, the only licorice in Russia came in the form of medicine.
There was also licorice flavoured fudge in Finland, which I could have happily drowned my sorrows in, rather than the cliche block of chocolate. I've always regretted not buying more. I've never seen a fudge shop in Australia make licorice fudge and it's such a terrible tragedy.
Anyhoo! This tea I created in honour of my licorice-loving husband. He likes peanut butter too (there was never much peanut butter in Russia), but that's a story for another day.
Make sure you try this blend because Alexei loves it. And if Alexei loves it, we're onto something good.
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