Licorice, derived from the licorice root, has been consumed for millennia. The root was particularly prized in ancient Greece, China, and Egypt for its restorative qualities.
These ancient cultures believed that the licorice root was an effective ingredient in making cough syrups, and tonics. In fact, King Tutankhamen was buried with a supply of the root to sustain him in the afterworld. How many roots can make that claim?
For most people in the modern world however, licorice is simply a delicious confection that hints of sweet anise. Luckily for us, and for you, it also compliments this high grown Ceylon beautifully. We think that if this tea had been available even Tutankhamen would have found room for a bag or two!