Got a bag of this from a co-worker when I was attacked by some cold germ. Though my throat wasn’t the sorest (so I can’t attest to the magical healing/soothing properties), it was a very comforting tea and I could see why this has a cult following at my workplace in the winter. The tingling sweetness in the back of my throat was nice. The licorice/fennel smell out of the bag really hit me square in the face, but the taste is much more subdued and mellows out nicely (a plus for me, who isn’t the biggest fan of black licorice.) I’ll have to get a box for when I really do have a sore throat and try it out!