Milled Liquorice Root Loose leaf Tea in Assorted Quantities

£4.25
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Sweet character with light medicinal notes and anise-like finish.
Excellent blended with Peppermint or Camomile.

Information

Liquorice Root
Caffeine-Free Pure Dried Herbal Tea


Country of Origin: Turkey.
Region: Izmir.
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.
Caffeine Content: Caffeine-Free


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 a herb of another variety, there are good sound reasons for their development!
We’ll 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. Okay, 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 flavoured 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, we’re quite sure that you’ll find that a nice hot cup of brewed liquorice will put a smile on your face. Do yourself a favour and try some today.
For a unique twist, try blending Liquorice Root with other herbal, black, or green teas, the results are fantastic!


 
Hot Tea Brewing Method

Place 1 to 2 teaspoons of herbal tea per cup (and add 1 teaspoon for the pot) into the teapot (for a more intense flavour, add a little more tea). Pour boiling water into the pot and let it steep for 5-7 minutes. Strain as you pour into your cup and savour one of nature’s best offerings!
Add milk or sugar to taste.
Try brewing the mix for a second time. Some people like to add a little honey.


 
Iced Tea Brewing Method

Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a general rule of thumb is to double the amount used. When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Alternatively, you can place the tea in a jug and add cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste. 




 
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