Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Liquorice Tea is the combination of China Black Tea and natural liquorice root flavouring. It has a notably strong, full-bodied taste with sweet, herbaceous overtones. When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, it can even improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory.
About Flavoured Tea
Flavoured Teas date back thousands of years. Some historians suggest that, not long after the discovery of Tea, people were already adding herbs and spices to their infusions. Liquorice Tea is, of course, a relatively new 'invention'. However, its existence is, in part, thanks to the creativity of Tea blenders over the course of many centuries.
China Black Tea, in particular, is a common base ingredient for Flavoured Teas. It can accommodate a variety of fruits, herbs and spices well-suited to different personal tastes and palates. This, of course, includes liquorice root. In fact, our Liquorice Tea is a favourite among many! Will it be a favourite of yours, too?
Learn About Liquorice
Liquorice Root comes from the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant. The name of this plant, translated from Greek, means "sweet root". Over the course of thousands of years, it has been held in high regard by numerous cultures.
The Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese and the Hindu Brahmans of India used liquorice for its benefits. King Tutankhamun of Pharaonic Egypt was also buried with hordes of the herb, according to archaeological evidence.
In North America, the Cheyenne tribes used liquorice for gastrointestinal complaints. The Dakota and Pawnee people applied it to their gums to relieve toothaches. The Navajo, meanwhile, considered it a mild cathartic and brewed it as a Herbal Tea.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Tea leaves from China.
Ingredients: Black Tea leaves, Mallow Flowers and Natural Liquorice Flavouring.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider adding a slice of lemon for an interesting bitter-sweet balance. We, however, recommend serving it black.
Tasting Notes: Enjoy bold, sweet notes and herbaceous hints.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of Liquorice Tea
This Tea makes for an excellent alternative to sugary fizzy drinks without sacrificing great taste. It contains, on average, no more than two calories per 8 oz serving. Better still, studies suggest the Benefits of Liquorice Tea, and other Black Teas, can boost the metabolism of fat cells. This enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently, thus promoting weight loss.