I’ve had this tea for ages, but have yet to really try it yet. I’m a licorice lover, which is what attracted me to it. It does have a chamomile base, and I really dislike chamomile, but I’m really hoping for some strong anise, fennel, and licorice root that will completely cover it up.
Oh… this actually does have a striking black licorice taste to it, which means 99% of the people reading this can stop right now, because you’ll hate it. If you are in that 1% that like me actually likes black licorice… huzzah! It’s a bit spicy and warming with a strong black licorice flavor that settles on the tongue, and just a touch of licorice root sweetness toward the end of the sip. I can pick out a bit of a cinnamon sweetness midsip, as well. It’s very satisfying, and thankfully, it doesn’t have that soapy-floral taste I get from chamomile that I don’t like, because the spices do have such a strong, pungent flavor. I really like this! But as said, this is definitely the sort of herbal that is for a very particular palate. If you are the type of person that likes eating black licorice nib candies or jellybeans, you’d like this herbal tea.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice, Spices, Spicy, Sweet