coldbrew sipdown (331/313)
I should really say this is a pourdown because one sip turned my stomach so bad that I immediately threw the rest out. I like licorice in tea and i hate wasting tea, but this one is just plain awful and nausea-inducing.
“I took this out of my trade it away pile so I could have a cup of it today, but .... it's just as awful as I remember. Back in the swap box it goes. Maybe someday, someone will love it.” Read full tasting note
“I'm getting to the bottom of the bag and there was a whole lot of chili pepper in this cup. Seriously- I was sneezing! Still a good cup of tea and I got my licorice fix for the evening. ” Read full tasting note
“I'm not usually a fan of licorice and I have been putting off trying this tea for a while. Today is the sort of day where I'm willing to try anything and I'm thankful to be using this one up....” Read full tasting note
“Thanks to BoxerMama for this sample. I love licorice root! There, I said it! Having said that, this tea is OK. Not something I'd buy, there are way too many other flavors in there with the...” Read full tasting note
Let’s do the twist
Here’s one for black licorice lovers. With its sweet anise seed taste, it’s just like biting into a black licorice candy. But it’s also packed with all sorts of good-for-you herbs and spices, from ginger root to nettle leaf. And if you’re suffering from a sore throat, it doesn’t get any more soothing than this. That’s right: not only is this your new favourite sweet treat…it’s also your new favourite cold remedy.
Ingredients: Licorice, mint, fennel, anise, cocoa, candied pineapple, ginger, peppermint, nettle leaf, chilli pepper, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, safflower, and marigold blossoms.
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My fiancé, who is Dutch, just loves black licorice and anise. I, on the other hand, hate black licorice but love anise. However, we both enjoy this tea! I prefer Bravissimo over this tea but this is nice when I want a licorice-y tasting tea that won’t make me sleepy.
This tea has the Dutch seal of approval!
This tea is decent. As a black licorice lover, I was hoping for a stronger licorice presence, but as other steepsters have mentioned, the other flavors seem to compete with the licorice taste. That being said, I tried it at DAVIDs TEA hot with honey and it tasted pretty yummy; enough so that I bought 50g and some of the honey straws. I have a sore throat now so this sounds like the perfect remedy!
Hooo… sweet baby Jesus! Now I remember why I buried you in my cupboard, Licorice Twist.
Dry smell? Could almost pass for green licorice.
Steeping? Oh god it looks like grass, it smells like grass, it tastes like a freshly mown lawn (don’t ask how I know, xD) blended with what used to be mint in a past life. To top it off, its a bit spicy too.
Blech. This does not taste like licorice. Maybe licorice chopped up in a bowl of steaming hot water… with grass clippings?
I have a sore throat, so I opted to try and treat it with this tea. It was a suggestion after all.
I love black licorice candy and was really excited to receive this one. When I opened the package and smelled it dry, I was underwhelmed. I hastily dumped it into a tea tin and shoved it to the back of my tea cupboard to be drunk at a later date.
I brewed this tea by boiling the water and then steeping for five minutes. Since I have an uber-sweet tooth, I was tempted to add sugar straightaway. Thank goodness I didn’t. I opted instead to taste it on it’s own first and was pleasantly surprised. The initial taste wasn’t sweet, but all of a sudden the anise struck me on the back of my tongue and throat—SWEETNESS! I was so happy I even interrupted my husband from doing yardwork to tell him about it.
The initial smell was a little like freshly mown grass, after letting it sit a little I smelled a little bit of chamomile. Also, after letting it sit a bit I also tasted a bit more of the spiciness.
Overall, this is a really nice tea and I’m glad I have it. The lower marks are due to its lackluster dry smell.
It’s a funny thing. I can’t stand black licorice, but I love licorice and anise teas. Add mint, and I’m sold. This was a winner for me, and I’ll enjoy it throughout the winter months. The additional spices help to give it a unique taste, and the smell is great.
I don’t worry about over-steeping this, as it tastes good to me no matter how long it’s steeped for.
Only for licorice tea lovers.
In my opinion this tea tastes much better than it smells. The smell of the leaves before they are steeped was so overpoweringly spicey that I was a bit hesitant at first, but it steeps much softer and sweeter. What’s most interesting about this tea is the strange sweet aftertaste that lingers in the back of your throat after you swallow. I just love it. The fennel and ginger really come through after the first few sips, once you’ve gotten used to the sweetness of the licorice. I find fennel to be very comforting. This is a lovely “snowed in” and “getting a cold” tea. Very relaxing and warming. A lovely and tasty alternative to the traditional gingery “sick tea”.