(Pure dried herbal)
Country of origin: Turkey
Grade: Grade A
Altitude: under 500 feet
Manufacture Type: Field grown, sun dried, machine milled (coarse cut).
Cup Characteristics: Sweet character with light medicinal notes and anise-like finish. Excellent blended with Peppermint or Camomile.
Infusion: Tending yellow green
Ingredients: Premium liquorice root.
Liquorice root (Latin: Glycyrrhiza glabara) is known colloquially around the world by various names including Grandfather Herb, The Great Harmonizer and Sweetwood. Although it sounds like these names were developed by hippies who've enjoyed an herb of another variety, there are good sound reasons for their development!
Well start with Grandfather Herb. The first recorded use of liquorice root can be found in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The Egyptians believed that in the same way that a grandfather cares for his grandchildren, liquorice root eased coughs and other lung related ailments - hence the name. The Egyptians were so fond of the root that when Tutankhamen was entombed, fresh liquorice root was placed near his sarcophagus in the great pyramid at Giza.
From Egypt to China and the Great Harmonizer. Traditional Chinese medicine held that a powder made by crushing dried liquorice had the power to treat the spleen, liver and kidneys. Ancient practitioners believed that healthy internal organs fostered spiritual and mental harmony, a belief that again resulted in the colloquial name.
From China then to Woodstock and the final name, Sweetwood. OK, we made up the Woodstock part - but all the information we came across did indicate that this name was probably developed by Hippies. This one is pretty straightforward - liquorice is a sweetly flavored herb. The sweetness is due to the fact that the root contains up to 14% naturally occurring sugars.
Whichever name you decide to go with, were quite sure that youll find that a nice hot cup of brewed licorice will put a smile on your face. Do yourself a favor and try some today. (For a unique twist, try blending Liquorice Root with other herbal, black, or green teas, the results are fantastic!)
Hot Brewing Method:
Use 1 heaping teaspoon of liquorice root per one cup of water and place this into your teapot (many have successfully used a tea infuser when making herbal tea). Pour boiling water into pot and let it steep for 5-7 minutes. Strain as you pour into your cup and savour one of natures best offerings!
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