Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Indulge in the best Fennel Tea. This is a unique and flavoursome Herbal Tea from the plant of the same name. It has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its well-documented health benefits.
Whether you’re trying it for its character or medicinal abilities, you’re in for a treat. We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory, ensuring not only quality but also consistency.
What is Fennel Tea?
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a hardy, aromatic, perennial plant belonging to the Carrot (Apiaceae) family. It grows yellow flowers and feathery leaves, the latter of which is the component used for making Loose Leaf Fennel Tea.
Although native to the Mediterranean, it has since spread across the world. However, it is in its native Greece that it has the most cultural and historical significance.
The site of the infamous Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE, where the Greeks decisively defeated the Persian army, is, in fact, named after the plant. The word “Marathon” (μαραθώνας), translated from Greek, means “a place of Fennel.”
There is also the legend of Pheidippides, a soldier who ran forty-two kilometres from Marathon to Athens to spread the news, which became the inspiration for the Olympics.
Ancient Greek doctors eventually prescribed Fennel Tea to nursing mothers to increase breast milk - a practice that still applies today. Centuries later, Pliny the Elder (23-79 CE), the renowned Roman physician, recorded that serpents rubbed against it to improve their eyesight.
In Anglo-Saxon culture, it was regarded as one of the “Nine Holy Herbs” alongside others such as Camomile and Nettle Tea.
What Does Fennel Tea Taste Like?
Pure Fennel Tea tastes, put simply, delicious. But you probably want to know more. You probably want to know the specifics of its flavour from the first to the last sip. When brewed to perfection, you can expect a distinctly aromatic profile with bold anise notes and herbaceous undertones.
The next question is whether it’ll help you get out of bed in the morning. In other words, does Fennel Tea have caffeine?
Does Fennel Tea Have Caffeine?
This infusion contains no leaves from the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant. As a result, it isn’t a “real” Tea in the conventional sense but a Herbal Tea. While sometimes known as a Tisane, the term is rarely used.
Most important of all to note is the fact that due to its absence of these leaves, it is 100% void of caffeine. Such a factor makes it an excellent choice for those looking to cut down their intake.
How To Make Fennel Tea
- Buy a Tea Filter or Infuser and fill it with Loose Fennel Tea.
- Position the Tea-filled accessory in your cup.
- Begin brewing by pouring in freshly boiled water at temperatures of 100°C.
- Allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without additions.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a liquorice-like flavour with sweet and herbaceous hints.
What is Fennel Tea Good For?
Fennel Herbal Tea benefits the mind, body and soul in a multitude of ways. The reason is its wealth in vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants, including Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium and Zinc.
These constituents combined work on a molecular level to slow oxidative stress and ultimately improve life in small yet significant ways. Studies have since shown that it can achieve the following:
- Alleviates Bloating.
- Prevents Indigestion.
- Eases Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms.
- Treats Coughs and Colds.
- Promotes Weight Loss.
- Relieves Menstrual Cramps.
- Maintains the Skin’s Vitality.
Please read our Fennel Tea Benefits article for more information.
Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon
CountryMore Than One Origin