Amsterdam Licorice

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Black Rooibos Blend
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Cream, Licorice
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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Luxury black tea, luxury Rooibos, aniseed, sunflower and calendula petals, and natural flavours.

Place 1 tsp of tea for each cup into a teapot. Pour boiling water over, cover and steep for 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste or drink ‘straight up’.

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Backlog from earlier:
I was considering if I should just toss this or offer for a swap because I wasn’t drinking it, and was apprehensive about it. I decided not to though bc I’ve got so many swaps going at the moment, I wasn’t ready to do another. And I’d feel bad dumping it.

Turns out it’s not as bad as I remember, but it’s still not mind-blowing. A touch of milk mellows it out and makes the licorice not quite so overpowering. I’ve probably got 1oz of this left, but that shouldn’t take too long to drink up as I over-leaf it and under-steep it a bit – for best result?


Wow. Amsterdam Licorice? So, salty licorice, aka Double Zout? Holy moly. I’m…. now wanting to try this.


Have you tried So Long and Thanks for all the Licorice yet, MissB? I can see it being good with a little salt if you’re looking for that flavour.


First I’ve heard of it. Off to find it…


Butiki. :D SO GOOD. Absolute favourite. A bit chai-like due to other spices, but mostly licorice.


Miss B – i think i have some of stacys so long that i can send you…


And so the swap begins. I’d love that, Sil. Thank you!


MissB – if you really think you’d be interested in this one, I could send it to you some time. It just might take me a few weeks to get it out as I’ve been busy with swaps lately.


Definitely interested! Zero rush. I’m also swamped with swaps and Black Friday.


Great! I made a note in my spreadsheet that I was going to send some to you eventually. We can arrange something in a bit!

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thanks Cavocorax! this isn’t a terrible cup of tea, as much as you expected i wouldn’t like it haha. I prefer stacy’s licorice chai but this is pretty tasty with a splash of sweetner added to it. I think this would make a pretty good slushie too in summer heh.

Roswell Strange

How would you go about making a tea slushie? That sounds super intriguing!


sweeten it a little, make it extra strength and then i just pop it in the freezer for a bit…and take it out before it’s totally iced over :)


Great tip, Sil!

Roswell Strange

Ooh! I’m gonna have to try that! So many ideas…


the zoku pop maker thingy has a slushie maker as well that i have, but i tend to only use that one in summer since i generally want it spur of the moment heh

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This was another sample that I was a little afraid of. I don’t normally do well with anything licorice.
This isn’t your average licorice tea. The anise is mild and gentle, there is some creamy tones, the black base is present, and maybe a hint of nutty from the rooibos. All in all, I don’t hate this, I don’t think I would drink it everyday, but I’ve had two cups of it tonight.
Thanks Sil for a sample of this interesting tea. :))


Ah, I love this stuff… however I also have some salted licorice sitting here at my desk. :P


i like that it’s not sweet in your face “licorice”

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Ever since I was made aware of this tea’s existence, I wanted to try it. You see, I love (what I call) Dutch licorice. Love, love, LOVE it. It’s very different from black licorice, or just plain licorice, and you’d tell the difference instantly should you have two pieces one right after the other, or if you’re a weirdo like me and used to eat Dutch licorice by the handful as a child. It came as little kitties, or short and hard stubs, and occasionally (for a real treat!) it was in pastille format and had the weird name of Zout, Double Zout or Triple Zout. Yes, that’s salted licorice folks, and it’s amazing… if you’re Dutch. I rarely ate it as a child (too salty!) however I craved it while pregnant with my now 16-year-old, and if I do run into a European deli, it’s the first thing I look for. My former mother-in-law sent me some just this past Christmas.

So as you can imagine, I had high hopes for this tea. While I love licorice teas, and have had a few (So Long and Thanks for All the Licorice from Butiki comes to mind), none have been Dutch licorice.

This tea? This is obviously made by someone who knows the difference between the two, and called it Amsterdam Licorice for a reason. It’s Dutch licorice, and it’s spot on. I’ve added a bit of sweetener to it, however my next go-around, I’ll add some salt to see if it estimates Double Zout.

Thank you Cavocorax for generously sharing the last of your stash of this with me! I was so excited to get this, I literally opened it and brewed it just now as soon as the package arrived.

1.5 tsp in 12 oz.

Flavors: Cream, Licorice

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Sounds absolutely amazing!


I have some left, if you’d like me to send you some? I’m definitely ordering more at some point. Good to see you, BTW! :)


I tried out the Scandinavians’ version of salted licorice and I think you definitely have to grow up eating it or something in order to truly appreciate it haha.


I’d say everyone I’ve ever given salted licorice to has spit it out almost instantly and given me a “what the hell?!” look. It’s definitely an acquired taste.


lol @ Miss B… perhaps…
After trying my first like on a darjeeling, I can admit that sometimes
I like to try something a bit different than the norm.
I do love licorice in tea, so it sounds compelling and the added salt
makes it sound far more intriguing.
Thanks a bunch.
Good to be here.
Hopefully my life will calm down a bit SOON ;-)


I love it, but I’ve yet to find a variety that isn’t loaded with wheat flour. (Yeah, I know. Licorice root in tea = gross ick. Licorice itself = give me more!)


I’ll put some aside for you CelebriTEA.

OMG: There’s only licorice flavoring in this one.


I LOVE salted licorice! I’ll have to give this tea a try someday!


Srsly? :D Definitely going on the wish list, although I can wait to try it. I have SO MANY teas to try!


YES! I’m really happy that you loved it. It just wasn’t for me, but you seem to have been the perfect person to send it too! Hahah

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