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While I don’t prefer this to licorice root-based teas, I quite enjoyed this one! It has that classic flavor, basically what you’d expect. Unlike with licorice root, you need to sweeten it a little to make the flavors come together. I shared this one with my dad when I was visiting, and he absolutely loved it.

Shae

Would you say that fennel has the same flavor as licorice root but without the cloying aftertaste? I’m not sure I’ve had fennel in a tea before, but it sounds interesting. I do like it in other things!

AJRimmer

I think so! I really enjoy the aftertaste in licorice root, but I understand how others don’t!

Shae

Yes, I feel like it’s definitely one of those love/hate sort of foods!

Mastress Alita

I’m one of those few people in Camp Fennel/Anise/Licorice Root. I love black licorice flavors. :-)

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drank Fennel by 3-Crown
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Advent calendar day 7: Plain/straight herbals

I’m starting to run out of ideas for caffeine-free tea themes, but since I have quite a few straight herbals I thought this could occupy one or two days. This is a tisane made of fennel seed. It smalls and tastes similar to anise or liquorice, but when it grows it looks more like dill. I actually really like anise and fennel in teas (far more than licorice root), so I find this a decent herbal for calm evenings or just to have something to drink. I originally bought fennel seed tea to help with stomach aches/digestion upsets and now I find I enjoy it enough to drink it regularly.

Flavors: Fennel, Fennel Seed, Herbs, Licorice

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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drank Camomile by 3-Crown
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Flavors: Hay, Herbs

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drank Camomile by 3-Crown
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This is actually one of the best chamomile (TIL it can also be spelled Camomile as it is spelled on the box) teas I’ve ever had.

For some off reason, the cheapest grocery store value-price chamomile tastes the best to me. So now, I just buy 3-crown brand, the cheapest one available ($2 CAD or $1.51 USD for 20 teabags.)

This tea is great. You can’t mess up the steep time (personally, I start drinking after 2 minutes but leave the teabag in and just keep adding hot water). It does very well in blends (try one teabag of this chamomile with one teabag of mint!) and it’s great with some honey. I’ve used it to make iced tea before also, and it is plenty flavourful because it resteeps 2 times.
As with any cheap bagged chamomile tea, this tastes like warm, dry grass, dried flowers, pollen, and has the typical lemon/pepper flavour of chamomile blossoms. Another things to mention is that this is not vegetal at all like fresh chamomile can be. I intend to buy some chamomile flower plants for my herb garden some day, but I very much prefer this bagged tea. So sue me.

Flavors: Corn Husk, Dry Grass, Flowers, Honey, Lemon, Pepper, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 45 sec 12 OZ / 350 ML

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drank Peppermint Leaves by 3-Crown
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