Home – 9:00 PM
Another one from Nîmes! “Réglisse” means licorice, as this is a licorice flavored tea. I happen to love licorice flavored things (though not necessarily plan black licorice by itself). Good & Plenty candy, for example, and licorice allsorts. It’s not something I eat often, but I always enjoy it when I do. I blame my mother, lover of all things black licorice (also – Hot Tamales).
So this is sort of the equivalent of an after-dinner treat in tea form. The base tea is very light, and doesn’t contribute much besides a slight sense of malt. The licorice is the star here. It’s not so strong as to be medicinal. It has that classic sweet aftertaste which is characteristic of licorice, and a very slight tongue-numbing effect. I wasn’t expecting either, as I believe it’s made with licorice flavoring, not extract. But I suppose perhaps it’s a “natural” flavoring that came from a root at some point in its life.
All in all, it’s a nice, light dessert-y tea for those who enjoy anise and licorice. I’m not sure it’s one I’d feel a strong need to keep around, but it’s a pleasant niche tea to have in my cupboard for now.
Flavors: Anise, Licorice, Smooth, Sweet