I came down with the flu yesterday and spent all day and night eating chicken soup and drinking orange juice and ginger ale. Today it seems the worst of my flu-like symptoms have passed and now it seems my flu is turning into a cold. My throat is feeling raw and irritated today so I went to my tea cupboard looking for something that might soothe it. There is a local tea shop where I live that is run by a really nice lady who sells all sorts of loose leaf tea. I go in there now and then to see if she has anything new and during one of my stops she gave me some tea samples to try. This was one of them. I’m sure happy to have it today. I am not a fan of licorice flavour in tea but I know that it’s important to have it in this one because it’s known for helping a sore throat. Once steeped, you can really smell the thyme and the aroma is quite pleasant. The flavour is mostly licorice but it’s not completely taking over. I can also taste the ginger, cinnamon and cardamom. Overall, it’s very herbal tasting and I’m happy to say that it does seem to be helping to soothe my throat so that’s a bonus. Upon re-steep, it’s weaker but still effective.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Herbs, Licorice